There’s a lot to see in Hampshire, and eating out is often part of the pleasure on your trips with friends and family.
Whatever your budget, we’ve put together some useful ideas for dining on your days out in Hampshire. Whether you want quick snacks, leisurely lunches, special occasion meals, cosy cream teas or family-friendly pubs, there’s something for everyone.
There are even some quirky venues if you fancy eating out with a difference. Why not combine a visit to Marwell Wildlife with al-fresco dining on the terrace of Cafe Graze, looking out over the animals?
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is packed full of exciting things to see and here you can dine in one of the many restaurants and cafes at Gunwharf Quays or drink a coffee at the top of the Spinnaker Tower, 105 metres above Portsmouth Harbour.
You can take a trip back in time at Milestones museum in Basingstoke, with its old-fashioned sweet shop and friendly cafe, or enjoy a food-themed ride on the historic Watercress Line steam railway, with its special cream tea and real ale excursions.
Many of Hampshire’s traditional pubs and restaurants also have historic or sporting connections, adding something special to your eating out experience. See our list of quirky venues for more ideas on excursions and eating out in Hampshire.
A visit to Marwell Zoo is a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world – and play a big part in helping to save them. From ring-tailed lemurs and laughing kookaburra to frilled lizards, golden...
Let off steam and travel by one of our lovingly restored Steam trains through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside. It’s the perfect way to unwind and witness the sights, sounds, smells and magic of...
Visit this restored 'tower' mill. See and hear its wooden machinery turning. The other buildings on the site: Chineham Barn, rescued from demolition, houses the ticket office and other visitor facilities....
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Looking for something a bit different? Take a look at our suggestions for quirky eating out in Hampshire.
Roaring fires, wooden beams, cask ale, walls full of memorabilia and delicious home-cooked food – just some of the things we all love about a traditional Hampshire pub.
For celebrations, fine dining and special occasions, see our selection of Hampshire’s crème de la crème.