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Goatboy posted this 12 June 2015 - Last edited 20 July 2015

Thought we could do with a thread on local restaurants.

Please deposit any reviews/suggestions here.

 

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Coxford_lou posted this 12 June 2015

Originally posted by Goatboy

Thought we could do with a thread on local restaurants.

Please deposit any reviews/suggestions here.

Got the munchies this morning, Goatboy?

How about a thread on local chemists too? wink 

 

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ant posted this 12 June 2015

Went to Turtle Bay last night to celebrate getting a new job. It's essentially a chain now but there was only us and MK that had one when it first opened. 

Anyway, probably not the most authentic Caribbean experience but I've always had decent food there; quite reasonably priced and a chilled-out atmosphere in pleasant surroundings (if you pick the right evening - Saturdays are more boisterous of course).

Proper cocktails too, which are 2-for-1 before 7pm/after 10pm.

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Fowllyd posted this 12 June 2015

Last Saturday evening I had a fab meal in a pub not far from Goodwood (obvious its local quality depends on where you live). The pub is called The Fox Goes Free and it's in a village called Charlton. OK, so it's quite some way from Southampton, but then we don't all live there!

The food and service were both excellent. After we'd ordered we were waiting for our shared-plate starter; it didn't seem like we'd waited a very long time, but one of the head chaps came over and got us a round of drinks on the house because he thought we'd been waiting too long! Now that's really outstanding service in my book.

 

Halo Stickman posted this 12 June 2015 - Last edited 12 June 2015

Mrs Stickman enjoys Banana Bar's (Ocean Village) fish finger sandwiches.

I used to enjoy White Star's (Oxford Street) full english breakfast, until one match day I turned up to find a 'No Football Shirts' sign on their door. What the hell's that all about?!!

Mangobean posted this 12 June 2015

If you want the best fillet steak in town, cooked to perfection every time, you can't beat Buffalo Bill's in Commercial Road.

Not the cheapest as you have to pay extra for sides, but I've been often and never had a bad steak yet.

If you can't stretch to fillet steak, their burgers are really good too.

Tokyo-Saint posted this 12 June 2015

Any really good pubs for food in the New Forest that are dog friendly? We always tend to go to the Beaulieu Road but would be good to find another.    

Lets B Drinking posted this 12 June 2015

Originally posted by Tokyo-Saint

Any really good pubs for food in the New Forest that are dog friendly? We always tend to go to the Beaulieu Road but would be good to find another.

How friendly do they have to be to your dog?   

 

Fowllyd posted this 12 June 2015

Originally posted by Lets B Drinking

Originally posted by Tokyo-Saint

Any really good pubs for food in the New Forest that are dog friendly? We always tend to go to the Beaulieu Road but would be good to find another.

How friendly do they have to be to your dog?   

 

Not as friendly as Toke is to them - that could cause ructions.

Tokyo-Saint posted this 12 June 2015

Well it helps if they actually like dogs and don't just put up with them. Beaulieu Road say hello to them, give them treats and water and stuff. The dogs can chill and we don't feel like we are being a burden. 

Goatboy posted this 12 June 2015

Originally posted by Fowllyd

Last Saturday evening I had a fab meal in a pub not far from Goodwood (obvious its local quality depends on where you live). The pub is called The Fox Goes Free and it's in a village called Charlton. OK, so it's quite some way from Southampton, but then we don't all live there!

The food and service were both excellent. After we'd ordered we were waiting for our shared-plate starter; it didn't seem like we'd waited a very long time, but one of the head chaps came over and got us a round of drinks on the house because he thought we'd been waiting too long! Now that's really outstanding service in my book.

 

I've been there Fowllyd. Mrs G. and I stayed there after visiting the chilli festival. The food is indeed excellent. They also have very comfy beds and do a top notch breakfast.

Goatboy posted this 12 June 2015

Originally posted by Tokyo-Saint

Any really good pubs for food in the New Forest that are dog friendly? We always tend to go to the Beaulieu Road but would be good to find another.    

The High Corner Inn at Linwood is worth a go.

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Goatboy posted this 12 June 2015 - Last edited 12 June 2015

Tomorrow I am going for lunch at The Goat in Highfield Lane. LOLS.

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Goatboy posted this 12 June 2015 - Last edited 12 June 2015

For anyone willing to head East and have a bit of a splurge, I can highly recommend 36 on the quay. The food is lick your plate good. We stayed in their little cottage opposite and had lunch and dinner in the restaurant then breakfast in bed for a birthday treat. V.posh.

 

http://www.36onthequay.co.uk/home.html

Ohio Saint posted this 12 June 2015 - Last edited 12 June 2015

In my town we have plenty of eating places, some of which could even be described as restaurants. However, we only have one solitary restaurant that calls itself a Bistro (The Mill Street Bistro) and tries to be all posh. About two years ago it featured on Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares as the owner is the biggest dick ever seen even on any of Ramsey's shows........I'm sometimes tempted to fork out the inflated prices simply to enjoy the Basil Fawlty experience! He even called the town's residents hillbillies. Hmmm he may have a point there though, if we had some hills here.

 http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/celebrity/gordon-ramsey-kitchen-nightmare-restaurant-3020796

Edit:Now called The Maple City Tavern

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Intiniki posted this 12 June 2015

Not very good at reviews (pap can confirm). My enthusiasm for stuff is limited if it’s not a holiday somewhere tropical so here goes on places to eat. Warning I am vegetarian so likely to not be relevant to most.

I quite like Turtle Bay for cocktails but they're limited in veggie food and sometimes the food is ridiculously spicey. But love the sweet potato fries.

I recommend Namaste Kerela just around the corner from Turtle Bay and up some stairs. Great for South Indian food. I always have a masala dosa. They used to do one flavour but branched out but I still think the standard one is tastiest.

Both Mango Thai Tapas in Portswood and town are good. Jungle curry blows your head off (never had one, but saw a man nearly cry having one).

Just been once to the Coriander Lounge and had some lovely food but it seems to always be busy and felt a bit rushed to leave.

Piccolo Mondo - always had really good pizzas and pastas there.

La Tavernetta - near Piccolo Mondo and at one point I think both were owned by same guy (may be wrong). We often had our Christmas work dos here. Never had a bad meal.

La Baronia - we ate here twice but found portions small for price and Mexican food not known for it’s veggie options (though I survived in Mexico a whole month!)

The Olive Tree - maybe a bit pricier but food has always been good. Quite a few special occasion meals had there. Meat eaters in family have always been happy there too.

Kuti’s Royal Thai Pier – once had a very poor stodgy meal there and never been back. A sort of weird indian thai hybrid that didn’t work for me.

Fat Fig - more a café but tasty greek food

Pub grub:

The Rockstone – everyone likes this place surely? Been a few times and veggie options tasty and meat eaters in the group rave about it.

The Cowherds - always had good Sunday lunches there.

Had some good breakfasts in Trago Lounge, Ebb and Flow and Wild Lime Bar and Kitchen

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Ohio Saint posted this 12 June 2015

Bloody hell!! She don't post often, but when she does, my monitor seems a tad too small! wink

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Goatboy posted this 12 June 2015

Originally posted by Intiniki

Not very good at reviews (pap can confirm). My enthusiasm for stuff is limited if it’s not a holiday somewhere tropical so here goes on places to eat. Warning I am vegetarian so likely to not be relevant to most.

I quite like Turtle Bay for cocktails but they're limited in veggie food and sometimes the food is ridiculously spicey. But love the sweet potato fries.

I recommend Namaste Kerela just around the corner from Turtle Bay and up some stairs. Great for South Indian food. I always have a masala dosa. They used to do one flavour but branched out but I still think the standard one is tastiest.

Both Mango Thai Tapas in Portswood and town are good. Jungle curry blows your head off (never had one, but saw a man nearly cry having one).

Just been once to the Coriander Lounge and had some lovely food but it seems to always be busy and felt a bit rushed to leave.

Piccolo Mondo - always had really good pizzas and pastas there.

La Tavernetta - near Piccolo Mondo and at one point I think both were owned by same guy (may be wrong). We often had our Christmas work dos here. Never had a bad meal.

La Baronia - we ate here twice but found portions small for price and Mexican food not known for it’s veggie options (though I survived in Mexico a whole month!)

The Olive Tree - maybe a bit pricier but food has always been good. Quite a few special occasion meals had there. Meat eaters in family have always been happy there too.

Kuti’s Royal Thai Pier – once had a very poor stodgy meal there and never been back. A sort of weird indian thai hybrid that didn’t work for me.

Fat Fig - more a café but tasty greek food

Pub grub:

The Rockstone – everyone likes this place surely? Been a few times and veggie options tasty and meat eaters in the group rave about it.

The Cowherds - always had good Sunday lunches there.

Had some good breakfasts in Trago Lounge, Ebb and Flow and Wild Lime Bar and Kitchen

Seconded for La Tavernetta. Good wine too. Not a fan of Piccolo's though.

CB Saint posted this 12 June 2015 - Last edited 12 June 2015

Originally posted by Goatboy

For anyone willing to head East and have a bit of a splurge, I can highly recommend 36 on the quay. The food is lick your plate good. We stayed in their little cottage opposite and had lunch and dinner in the restaurant then breakfast in bed for a birthday treat. V.posh.

http://www.36onthequay.co.uk/home.html

I'll second that - I seem to remember minature pies on the menu - cracking stuff

 

CB Saint posted this 12 June 2015

Would always recommend terravina in ashurst

going to the hand and flowers (Tom kerridge) soon, really looking forward to that

Goatboy posted this 12 June 2015

Originally posted by CB Saint

Would always recommend terravina in ashurst

going to the hand and flowers (Tom kerridge) soon, really looking forward to that

How long was the waiting list for The Hand?