The Southsea Food Tour – 2018’s Top 10

A year ago, I was sitting at my computer trawling through reviews and articles, tourist guides and websites that were all about Pompey. Of course, they mentioned the Historic Dockyard, the football club, seafront and Spinnaker Tower but they rarely talked about food. The ones that did, seemed more like press releases than actual reviews … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – 2018’s Top 10

The Southsea Food Tour – The Merchant House / Need Street Food

2018 may not have set off to a good start but, sometimes, the bad comes with the good. The good I speak of is the opening of The Merchant House and the re-launch of Need Steet Food, formerly Feed Hot Dog Co. The Merchant House saw the Ice Bar, on Highland Road, transformed from a … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – The Merchant House / Need Street Food

The Southsea Food Tour – Southsea Village

Before it was Southsea Village, 81 Palmerston Road used to be Owen’s. I never went in there myself but, from what I heard, it was the kind of place where you would stick to the floor and if there wasn’t a fight then something was seriously wrong. It was rough and ready and always seemed … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – Southsea Village

Castle Road Summer Fayre: Quintessentially Southsea

On the first weekend of August, I travelled down to Castle Road for their Summer Fayre, sponsored by Southsea’s Coastguard Studio. Castle Road is home to many popular independents including the infamous Pie and Vinyl (see my review as part of the Southsea Food Tour, coming out this Thursday) and Tony Wood hair salon in the old Victorian … Read moreCastle Road Summer Fayre: Quintessentially Southsea

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 – 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 – Huis

This week, owner Simon Docker, opened Huis’s kitchen doors again after several break-ins over the past six months. He had lost thousands of pounds and in April stopped serving food to prevent any more damage. I was saddened and shocked to hear the news. So, Huis could be my only choice this week. With them … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – Huis