REVIEW: A New American Restaurant @ Cattle Steakhouse, Southampton

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Yes, I know what you’re all thinking! Finally I’m reviewing somewhere that isn’t an Italian restaurant!! Sorry guys, I will promise to mix things up a bit this year!! So a few months back I heard about an American restaurant opening up in my hometown. I started following their Facebook page which had exciting posts with photos of tantalising American food like mouth-watering hot dogs, succulent burgers and crispy fried chicken. Of course, I had to do my usual thing and “register my interest” 😉  Continue reading

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REVIEW: Incredible Pub Grub @ The Brewhouse & Kitchen, Highfield, Southampton

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As you guys all know by now, I’m never one to turn down free food! One of my friends & colleagues very kindly gave me a heads up and mentioned me on Facebook on a post about a Spring menu launch at a local pub. So, of course, I just had to phone the pub and register my interest 😉 . Sure enough, I was invited to the event with a guest; excited wasn’t the word! The photos of the food on Facebook looked absolutely incredible! My old school friend, Matt, was more than happy to join me.  Continue reading

REVIEW: Take The Cannoli @ Giuseppe’s Lite, Worthing

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Those who know me personally will know how obsessed I am with cannoli! I literally can’t get enough of them, but they’re so rare to find here. The cannoli available at Guiseppe’s Lite have to be the best ones I’ve ever found in England. So January payday finally came around, I was craving really good cannoli. So what did I do? Drive the 100 mile round trip to go and get some, that’s what!

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REVIEW: Paully O @ The Compass Inn, Winsor, Copythorne

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Thinking it was about overdue for an outing with the missus, I decided to take her along to the Compass Inn, Winsor (Copythorne area in the New Forest). I had heard about this pub being dog friendly and, being a huge dog enthusiast, had been eager to visit for some time. After visiting my nan, I figured we would stop in there for a couple of drinks and maybe a bite to eat.

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REVIEW: Supermarine, Southampton. An Authentic & Fun Italian Restaurant

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As I’m sure you know by now, when a new Italian restaurant opens in my hometown, I like to discover more about it and preferably pay a visit as soon as possible. So when I heard that an Italian restaurant had opened as part of the new development on the former Vosper Thornycroft site in Woolston, I just had to contact them. Just to register my interest, of course 😉 

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2017 Winter Menu Launch @ Franco Manca, Southampton

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I was thrilled to be invited to the winter menu launch night at one of my favourite local eateries! I was actually at the restaurant one Friday night on a first date when the Restaurant Manager, Paul Galvin, very kindly invited me and a guest to the event the following Wednesday. He was being a bro! What an exciting opportunity to sample the new menu items before anyone else, and all on the house too! How could I say no to free pizza?! Unlike my previous invite to this amazing restaurant, my mother wasn’t invited. Instead, a close friend of mine, Amy Boniface, managed to get the night off from childcare and wifely duties to join me.  Continue reading

REVIEW: Fantastic Sunday Lunch @ The Rising Sun, Swanmore

I’ve always loved the Rising Sun, an independent little country pub with plenty of character equidistant to Portsmouth and Southampton. I first came here with my dad when we went for a random drive one summers weekend. It seemed like such a special pub and I was determined to find it again, and thankfully I did! A few years later, in about 2006 of 2007, I randomly found it again, and I’ve been coming back ever since. I was quite a regular in the late 2000’s when a university friend of mine lived nearby.

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