Hampshire Journals

Eateries in south Hampshire

A travel journal to Hampshire by frangliz

The Golden Lion Photo, Southwick, Hampshire More Photos
Quote: A small selection but a good variety of eateries in southern Hampshire, including village pub fare and a couple of excellent Indian restaurants.

The Golden Lion

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Restaurant | "Village pub food at its best"

The Golden Lion Photo, Southwick, Hampshire
Quote:
A few months ago, we ventured into the Golden Lion in the Hampshire village of Southwick in the hope of having Sunday lunch there. Alas, the dining room was full, so it wasn’t to be. My son’s partner grew up in Southwick and knew that the pub would serve us a good meal, and there had been an excellent review of the place in Portsmouth’s local paper. We decided that we would try again soon and would book a table. When my younger son announced he was coming for the weekend, it seemed like the perfect opportunity, so I rang a couple of days beforehand and reserved a table for 1pm on the Saturday.The Golden Lion’s claim to fame is that it was used as the officers’ mess in the run up to D-Day w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 23, 2012

The Golden Lion
High Street
Southwick, Fareham, Hampshire PO17 6EB
023 9221 0437

The Old Drum

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Restaurant | "An old drum with contemporary food"

The Old Drum Photo, Petersfield, Hampshire
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Having read a review of the Old Drum in our local paper in which it was awarded five stars for food, service and atmosphere, I was enthusiastic about visiting it. It’s a pub situated on Chapel Street in the small town of Petersfield; I must have walked past it hundreds of times when visiting an aunt, but we had never gone to eat there.I rang the Old Drum one Saturday morning in November at around 10.45 to see if I could book a table for three for 6.30pm that same evening, and luckily I was able to. On our way there, we got stuck at a level crossing for several minutes and then had to park in front of the Festival Hall which meant walking back down the High Street and round the corner, so w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 18, 2012

The Old Drum
16 Chapel Street
Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 3DP
01730 300544

Wagamama

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Restaurant | "Chu chee or donburi?"

Wagamama Photo, Southampton, England
Quote:
Finding ourselves in WestQuay shopping centre, Southampton, at midday on a Saturday, we decided to have some lunch. The choice for us, not being fans of burgers, was between Pizza Express, Café Rouge Express, Yo! Sushi and Wagamama. I narrowed it down to Café Rouge Express or Wagamama, and we picked Wagamama because Café Rouge Express only seemed to do sandwiches and snacks.Wagamama is at the highest level of the shopping centre, and we were able to go by escalator as far as the penultimate level and by stairs for the final section. I presume that the lifts do go all the way up, however. We stood at a barrier just outside the restaurant, and there was one group of people in front of us. A ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 16, 2013

Wagamama
Westquay Shopping Centre
Southampton, England SO14 7EG
02380230861

Kuti's Wickham

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Restaurant | "Kuti's is much more than cute"

Kuti's Wickham Photo, Wickham, England
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One Saturday in March, my son and his partner asked me if I would like to go for a meal with them that evening in the Hampshire village of Wickham. My son’s partner was hankering after a curry, and there are two reputable Indian restaurants in Wickham. As they had chosen the day, time and type of food, they thought I should be the one to pick the restaurant. I did a little research online and chose Kuti’s, although both restaurants have very good reviews on the Internet. I rang during the afternoon and was able to book a table for three at 7pm.The centre of Wickham is a square surrounded by shops, pubs, restaurants and a hotel. There are plenty of parking spaces in the centre, and we were ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 17, 2013

Kuti's Wickham
Wickham Star Corner Fareham Rd
Wickham, Hampshire PO17 5DJ
01329 835352

Naz Indian Cuisine

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Restaurant | "Not completely dazzled by Naz"

Naz Indian Cuisine Photo, Fareham, Hampshire
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After visiting Kuti’s Indian Restaurant in Wickham, Hampshire, I signed to receive their newsletters and promotional offers. In the second week of April, they sent me an email offering a discount at either their own restaurant or Naz Indian Restaurant in the nearby town of Fareham. The offer was for 15% from Sunday to Thursday, and 10% on Friday and Saturday. We decided to take advantage of the offer the following Sunday evening, and we thought it was worth giving Naz a try this time. I visited their website and made an online booking via Top Table for 7pm that evening.Naz is on West Street, Fareham’s main shopping precinct, and we were able to find a space in the nearby car park. The rest...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 16, 2013

Naz Indian Cuisine
114 West Stret
Fareham, England
01329 312525