The Southsea Food Tour – Lou Lou’s Brasserie

I hadn’t heard many good things about Lou Lou’s before I went. “The service isn’t good. They forgot my table booking and were really pretentious. The food is so expensive!” A few people told me, so I never saw a reason to go. Although, that didn’t stop me from staring at the menu every time … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – Lou Lou’s Brasserie

The Southsea Food Tour – Porters

Porters is a well-loved pub on Portsmouth’s trendiest road – Albert Road. In the evenings it is always filled with happy drinkers, enjoying their evening with cheap booze in a welcoming environment. I don’t think anyone who lives in Portsmouth can say they have never been to Porters. It’s one of those places like The … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – Porters

The Southsea Food Tour – Hunter Gatherer

The top of Albert Road, that gradually becomes Highland Road, is quieter than it’s other end. Not many people venture this way much and keep to the comfort of the King’s Theatre and the One-Eyed dog. Well, that’s unless you’re a regular at the Festing but let’s face it, you’re only going there for one reason. … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – Hunter Gatherer

The Southsea Food Tour – Home Coffee

Southsea is filled to the brim with coffee shops. There’s at least twenty on Albert Road alone. Amongst all the delis and bistros is Home Coffee, a special little place that, in the past few days, has won over my heart. Tucked in next to the King’s Theatre, they serve specialist coffees from Rwanda and … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – Home Coffee

The Southsea Food Tour – The Belle Isle

With the summer approaching, The Belle Isle has been getting busier and busier with people drinking and laughing outside in the sun. Now, with their new menu, it’s even more popular so I thought it was about time I paid them a visit. The Osbourne Road gastropub has been open since 2010 and is a … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – The Belle Isle

The Southsea Food Tour – Love Southsea Street Market

On the first weekend of every month, the empty, cobbled street of Palmerston Road becomes filled with colour and life as the market stalls move in. It becomes a cultural centre of delicious delicacies and twinkling trinkets. Since 2008, Love Southsea has been a well-loved part of Portsmouth, celebrating the life of the city as well as … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – Love Southsea Street Market

It’s Not Just Southsea – Choc & Truffle

Sometimes people forget that Portsmouth isn’t just Southsea. I admit it that I too have forgotten anything above the train line. But, this week I was kindly reminded that hidden gems are scattered across the entire island and not just by the sea. Tucked away in a street in Hilsea, is a little chocolate studio. … Read moreIt’s Not Just Southsea – Choc & Truffle