The Wave Maiden
A genuine passion for what they do has seen the team at The Wave Maiden in Southsea attract Portsmouth’s foodies in droves to sample outstanding food and drink. The Wave Maiden draws inspiration from across the pond. Here, the downstairs restaurant takes cues from the busy watering holes of lower-eastside New York while an effortlessly cool New Orleans vibe lends its charm to the first-floor beer hall.
As independent owners, Paul and Ali’s approach to American cuisine is truly authentic so the menu won’t fail to captivate. Why not start things off with the Twist ‘n’ Snout – a perfectly baked pastry twist prepared with local farm-sourced cheese and bacon. For mains, satisfy your hunger in Stateside fashion with mac and cheese casserole with bacon and slow-cooked ale-infused pulled pork, better known by Wave Maiden regulars as the Mac Daddy. The all-star menu is rounded off by a regularly changing selection of tempting homemade desserts.
At The Wave Maiden, beer gets just as much attention as food – you won’t find anything mass-produced in the taps or chillers here. Instead, expertly sourced brews are seasonal and knowledgeably paired with the menu. If you’re feeling adventurous, or simply indecisive, opt for the Beer Flight – a board of three third-measures showcasing the best of what The Wave Maiden has to offer at any given point in the year. It’s just what you need to round off the day.