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Discover 100 top Hampshire restaurants with our new Food & Drink app

Guiding you through the best eating and drinking experiences in the county

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Hampshire Home Cook of the year competition

We are delighted to introduce the Hampshire Home Cook of the year competition in association with My Dream Space

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2014 Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards

2014 sees the return of the Hampshire Life Food & Drink awards for the 9th year and it is to be the biggest yet. Taking place at The Elvetham Hotel, Hartley Wintney on Wednesday, November 26, 6:30pm – midnight, the 2014 awards welcome more categories and provide a chance for more people to celebrate the successes with us.

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Food news and views from around Hampshire

The latest food news from all across Hampshire (June 2014 magazine)

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Elizabeth Barnett and Cllr Ken Thornber

Hampshire Life guests enjoy lunch in the forest

Guests of Hampshire Life recently enjoyed a lunch at the Balmer Lawn hotel for the Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards pre-launch

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La Margherita

La Margherita

La Margherita Italian Restaurant & bar situated in Town Quay offers spectacular view’s of the Southampton’s waterfront.

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The Navigator

The Navigator

With our prime location on the magnificent harbour front at Lower Swanwick, The Navigator pub, restaurant, private dining rooms and hotel fully embrace the iconic ambience associated with the seafaring traditions of this lovely part of Hampshire.

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Purbani Botley

Purbani Botley

The Purbani situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Botley, Hampshire and is the flagship restaurant in the Purbani chain.

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Winchester Farmers' Market

Winchester Farmers’ Market

Middle Brook Street & the adjoining car park, Winchester, SO23 8DQ

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The Bear and Ragged Staff

The Bear and Ragged Staff

With its open fires and curios dotted around, this 16th Century pub located in the heart of the Test Valley is a treasure trove of local paraphernalia. From vintage photographs to a parchment detailing the pub’s history, the place is steeped in nostalgia.

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Food & Drink Offers

The Tea Cosy

Buy one get one free on Cream Teas

Buy one get one free on Cream Teas at The Tea Cosy

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Restaurants

Grange Park © Robert Workman

Hampshire Life editor Elizabeth Barnett shares her night at the Opera in Alresford

For the last countless number of years I have been saying that I must go to Grange Park Opera; and at last I have finally managed it! I had such an amazing time that I had to share my experience with you.

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The indoor pool at the spa

Spa review: Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort

If you’re looking for a pre-Christmas treat that isn’t going to add to the already increasing credit card bill, then book yourself in for a spa day at this lovely New Forest hotel.

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Hampshire pubs and restaurants raise money for charity this Christmas

StreetSmart 2013 - Hampshire pubs and restaurants raise money for charity this Christmas

Here at Hampshire Life we are delighted to be backing the StreetSmart Campaign for the second consecutive year.

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Drink

Hampshire Home Cook of the year competition

We are delighted to introduce the Hampshire Home Cook of the year competition in association with My Dream Space

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Getting a taste of local ale at Upham Brewery

Looking for the latest local ale? Claire Pitcher discovers the brewing success behind Bishop’s Waltham’s Upham Brewery

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Recipes

Spiced barbecue bream recipe

Featured recipe from the June 2014 Hampshire Life magazine

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Gnudi with asparagus and hazelnut butter recipe

Enjoy a taste of spring with Gnudi with Asparagus and Hazelnut Butter

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Rabbit and chorizo paella recipe

To see more food and drink content, go to hampshire-life.co.uk/food-drink

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Local producers

Sue Jenman, David Bishop, Lawrie Jenman, Graham Jenman, Christina Veal and Niki Jenman

Behind the scenes at New Forest Ice Cream

Following a multi-million pound move to a new factory in Lymington, we sent Claire Pitcher behind the scenes at New Forest Ice Cream to meet the family from which this successful Hampshire treasure stems

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 - The Wasabi Company hosts guests from France and Japan at their secret farm near Winchester, Dorset

Viv Micklefield visits Europe’s first wasabi farm

Hampshire’s long been at the centre of the British watercress industry and now, thanks to some local ingenuity and the miracle grow spring waters flowing through our countryside, another green revolution is underway. Viv Micklefield digs deeper on a visit to Europe’s first wasabi farm

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