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

The Southsea Food Tour – A Taste of Monty’s

When I first saw the advert for this special tasting event at Monty’s, I knew I was going to go. 7 courses with 7 cocktails, how could I refuse? It was the perfect opportunity to review this tucked away restaurant and cocktail bar as well as treating myself after a long, hard week. Monty’s has … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – A Taste of Monty’s

The Southsea Food Tour – Parade Tearooms

18 months ago, a sub-station stood where the lovely and light Parade tea rooms now serves rich coffee and moreish doorstop cake. The owner, Mark Hogan, turned the run-down and neglected building into the perfect little café with wooden floors, cushions and large windows that overlook the vibrant green of the common. It may be … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – Parade Tearooms

The Southsea Food Tour – Mumms Cafe

After a night of too many vodka and cokes, it was no surprise that I had woken up with a pounding head and an incredibly dry mouth. But as I dragged myself out of bed, I remembered some advice my friend told me when I first moved to Portsmouth, “if you are ever hungover, go … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – Mumms Cafe

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

The Southsea Food Tour – Umami Street Food

Umami opened last year and introduced Southsea to the 5th taste. What is this you may wonder? It’s meaty or brothy and in Umami Street Food’s case, it’s also spicy and moreish. This restaurant on Elm Grove blends cultures to create their colourful and rustic décor, as well as their wide menu, featuring wraps, burgers … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – Umami Street Food