Heading to one of Hampshire’s many Food Festivals? Taking a trip to one of Hampshire’s stunning national parks or its coastline? Just a local looking for some inspiration? You can’t miss these beauties.
In business for over 30 years now, Truffles is a Fareham institution. Under new, enthusiastic management since last year, the informal, modern European restaurant is twinkling with a new charm. Try the bubble and squeak cake – a lunchtime favourite and classic example of multiple flavours being pulled off perfectly – served with a poached egg, Manchego shavings, red peppers and buttered leeks.
You’ll find the Roebuck Inn perched in a picturesque corner of the South Downs National Park, within the environs of the Forest of Bere and the Meon Valley Woodland and Conservation Area. Inside the rustic interior, hearty british fare is served with love. Locally sourced ingredients and low food miles make it an environmentally-friendly choice, and veggies, vegans and gluten freers will feel very welcome. Try the sautéed creamy garlic and tarragon chestnut and oyster mushrooms to start and test your decision-making skills for the main course.
Three Lions Restaurant
Co-run by Michelin-starred chef Mike Womersley and his wife Jayne, prestigious publications have showered this family-run British and French-inspired restaurant with special mentions. It’s no wonder; balance, texture and depth of flavour are the all-important focus for the carefully sourced ingredients, which form the menu designed to please all manner of food and wine fans.
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