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Looking for good restaurants in Hampshire? Sample forest mushrooms, fresh local seafood, sizzling sausages or Test Valley trout at one of the many great restaurants in Hampshire, which offer a world of choice for all tastes and budgets. From dining with a fantastic sea view in Portsmouth, Southampton or Emsworth to special occasion restaurants in Winchester and the New Forest, you’ll delight in the dazzling array of delicious food on offer.

Fancy a fun night out with friends? Then you can’t beat the lively bistros, restaurants and bars of Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth or the city-centre pubs in Winchester or Southampton. Winchester holds a coveted Purple Flag for the quality of its nightlife, so you can enjoy a great evening out in the city’s many restaurants, bistros, pubs and bars in a safe and friendly environment.

If you want to get away from it all, visit one of Hampshire’s many traditional country pubs to savour a good local beer and a hearty lunch. For a real treat, spoil yourself and a friend with a mouth-watering cream tea in one of Hampshire’s pretty towns and villages.

You’ll find food from all over the world in Hampshire restaurants, from fabulous Thai and Indian eateries to Gurkah, French, Italian, Greek, Mexican and African.

If you love luxury dining you’ll find three Hampshire restaurants with a coveted Michelin star, including The Terrace at the Montagu Arms in Beaulieu, JSW in Petersfield and The Black Rat in Winchester.

Celebrity Chefs
Hampshire restaurants have their fair share of celebrity chefs too. Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie Blanc in Winchester is well known for its fine French cuisine while writer and broadcaster Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has opened another of his River Cottage restaurants in the city.

Respected chef Angela Hartnett has also been a judge on the Great British Menu TV series. Her Hartnett, Holder & Co restaurant at the prestigious Lime Wood Hotel near Lyndhurst serves locally sourced, seasonal English dishes with an Italian twist, using an approach described as ‘fun dining, not fine dining’.

Nearby, at The Pig, near Brockenhurst, James Golding oversees a menu of simple, British food, inspired by produce picked from the hotels own kitchen garden and locally sourced fish and meat.

James Martin, star of Ready Steady Cook, Saturday Kitchen and many other TV programmes, has close links to Hampshire. James worked as a pastry chef at the Chewton Glen Hotel in the New Forest early in his career and later opened the famous Hotel and Bistro du Vin in Winchester as head chef.

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