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Eating out in Hampshire - Best restaurants

PUBLISHED: 14:22 20 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:22 20 June 2017

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Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Hampshire really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

Simply click the text below to discover some of Hampshire’s best places to eat and drink…

Why not nominate your favourite Hampshire pubs and restaurants in the next Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards?


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Casa Italia

All you can eat rodizio dining is like nothing you’ve had before!

The Montagu Arms Hotel

The Terrace Restaurant is one of the finest restaurants in the New Forest.

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Benzo Bar & Kitchen

The newest addition of excellent places to visit in Southampton, Benzo Bar and Kitchen situated in Bedford Place.

Kutis Brasserie

Kuti’s Brasserie in the heart of Southampton, presents inventive Indian cuisine bursting with the flavours and traditions of India.

Tiger Lilly, Southampton

As one of Southampton’s most exclusive fusion restaurants offering both Chinese and Indian dishes, Tiger Lilly has built up its reputation over the recent years.

Bella Vita, North Baddesley

Bella Vita is a brand new Italian Restaurant located at The Ox Bar in North Baddesley. With a wide range of meat, pasta, pizza and seafood dishes Bella Vita is the perfect dining venue for all.

Bistro 8, Hamble

There are not many places we haven’t heard of when it comes to food and drink outlets in our local area, but hidden away on the edge of the Hamble in Universal Marina, Bistro 8 has managed to slip under our radar.

Foresters, Church Crookham

A delightful country pub tucked away in the woods, just outside Church Crookham.

The Phoenix Inn, Hartley Wintney

The Phoenix Inn has earned a great reputation for high quality food, wine and service in the past six years under the ownership of Andrew and Sisi Ryder.

The Manor at Sway, Lymingtom

Tim and Edlyn, the owners of The Manor at Sway, reopened its doors in February 2015. Since its reopening it has been named in the Top Ten Hotels in the New Forest by the Telegraph.

The Chesil Rectory, Winchester

Restaurant of the Year winner at the 2015 Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards.

Bugle Inn, Twyford

Best Hampshire Sunday Roast winner at the Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2015.

The Elderflower, Lymington

Best Hampshire Menu winner at the Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2015.

The Yew Tree, Highclere

Pub of the Year winner at the Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2015.

Chewton Glen, New Milton

Luke Matthews at Chewton Glen won Chef of the Year at the Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2015.

Cambium Restaurant, Brockenhurst

Winners of the Customer Service Award at the Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2015.

The Broadstreet Restaurant, Shedfield

If you’re looking for some good grub on the way out of or in to Southampton, then don’t just assume this is nothing more than a golf hotel and spa.

The Lounges, Southampton

A new restaurant has just opened up in Southampton’s brand new Admirals Quay development within Ocean Village.

The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge

The accolades that this place has won since then are many and well-deserved. They include Michelin pub of the year, Test Valley business of the year, two AA rosettes for the restaurant and four AA rosettes for the accommodation…but the list really does go on.

The Little Gloster, Gunard

Winner of the Restaurant of the Year award at the 2014 Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards.

New wine bar in Fleet - Cellar Magneval Wine Bar Café and Caveau

A touch of sophistication has arrived in Fleet this year with the opening of Cellar Magneval Wine Bar Café and Caveau.

Rick Stein and son Jack at their new Winchester restaurant

The Stein family have fallen hook, line and sinker for Winchester’s historical charm. We met with Rick and son Jack in their new high street restaurant to find out why.

New pub in Odiham - Bel & The Dragon at The George

The Country Inn will bring great British food, an extensive selection of fine wine, and comfortable style to this gorgeous part of Hampshire in a Grade-II listed building that retains many of its original features.

The Navigator, Southampton

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.

Purbani, Botley

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

The Bear and Ragged Staff, Romsey

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.

Aviator, Farnborough

Editor Elizabeth Barnett samples this months latest A la Carte menu from the Food and Drink Awards nominated Chef of the year, Andrew Donovan.

Bartons Mill Restaurant, Old Basing

Claire Pitcher visited Old Basing and discovered a restaurant tucked away near the village’s famous house.

Mango, Southampton

Cocktails and Thai curry is the thing at this informal, buzzy restaurant/bar.


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