Tierra Kitchen

Local, seasonal and organic, a menu and dishes which are as delicious as they are imaginative.

Best reataurants in Lyme Regis Dorset the South Coast

Options like Spinach, pistachio and red onion filo served triple cooked chips and ginger pickled pear, at Tierra Kitchen in Lyme Regis. The fact that this eatery is vegetarian gets lost in the mix.

Best vegetarian restaurants in the South of England

Situated in the cultural quarter of Lyme Regis on the South Coast this restaurant has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. A warm, rustic feel with a sunny stream-side terrace outside.

Breakfasts restaurants in Lyme Regis Dorset South West England

Serving brunch and dinner with a strong Mediterranean, Spanish, French and North African influence. As well as a range of coffee, teas, juices and in-house homemade cakes and pastries.

Homemade cakes Lyme Regis Dorset the South Coast

Belly of Pork

Traditional English pubs Chichester West Sussex

The Park Tavern is a Fullers Pub and one of the best places to lunch in Chichester.

Belly of pork with crackling Chichester West Sussex

Relax at an outside table overlooking Priory Park and enjoy a cold beer before ordering from a menu offering one a choice of superbly cooked meals

Homemade puddings Chichester West Sussex

Sundays come with a special menu and a roast which is not to be missed

Pubs in the UK

One of the first pubs I was introduced to after arriving in the UK was the Black Boy in Winchester.

Traditional English Pubs Winchester Hampshire

The sort of Old English pubs where they care more about the quality of their Ale rather than the casual vistor asking for the wine list.

Old English pubs Winchester Hampshire

The food is not bad. But it is not great either. It is generally busy. Particularly on Sundays and sometimes it shows.

Roast beef in Winchester Hampshire

But it is not the food you are after. Its the bric-a-brac, the pub memorabilia, the Old English tavern type atmoshphere that makes the Black Boy special.

Traditional pubs in the south of England

The narrow passages, the books, the tradition and the beer of course.

Eternal Baker

I make a point of trying to avoid the hustle and bustle that comes with takeaway coffees and people in a rush.

Tearooms in Chichester

Which is reason enough to pick up a newspaper and settle down at the Eternal Baker

Coffee shops in Chichester

A retreat that that is a bit different. Busy in a different sense of the word.

Craft shops in Chichester

Pub Lunch

Traditional favourites like ham egg and chips are not difficult to find

Best pub lunch on the South Coast of Emgland

But every now and again one just hits the right spot.

Best English pubs

Which is why the Duke of Wellington in Southampton is worth a visit. It was one of the first pubs I ‘found’ after arriving in the UK and I have been back more than once.

Best pubs in Hampshire

For what is definitely one of the best pub lunches in Hampshire if not a lot further afield. Besides that, it is one of a few typically traditional English pubs where I am perfectly comfortable settling in with a newspaper.

Farmer Butcher Chef

It will never rate as a traditional English cafe.

The perfect bread and butter pudding Chichester West Siussex

But the bread & butter pudding at Farmer, Butcher, Chef in Chichester is a great way to end a good meal. Although I think it is only something you get to do in winter. I might be wrong but it is not always an option you find on the menu.

Country style restaurants South of England

The table setting included a side plate and a damned good reason to make use of it. Farm baked bread and beef dripping. A simple courtesy which more often than not gets forgotten in these busy, busy times.

Organic produce from a working farm

But since the restaurant is very much a part of one of the only self sustaining organic farms in Europe, one should expect a little honest country style hospitality.

Terri’s Cafe

The best places are often the most difficult to find

Breakfast cafe in Havant

And Terri’s Cafe in Havant is not easy to find. Tucked away in the Truck Stop in the Langstone Technology Park it is packed full of character.

Coffee shops in Havant

Offering a menu that is loaded with homemade options. A typically traditional English cafe. Stop for a quick coffee, cup of tea or a Truckers breakfast. There is coffee, walnut cake, jacket potatoes smothered in chilli and homemade Shepherds pie. A lorry park cafe that probably ranks as one of the best restaurants in Havant.

And if not, it is the best that I have found locally as well as a lot further afield.

Best burgers

Is the best restaurant in Chichester really, a humble, no frills, takeaway?

Best burger Chichester

Not if you are looking for a comprehensive moderately priced wine list. Not if you are going to judge ‘best’ in terms of ambiance, chic decor and smiling ever attentive waitrons.

But if it’s flavour and originality that makes the difference, The Pass Street Food Cafe is a hard one to beat. Whatever Kacper Osmola has to say.

Monthly specials The Pass Street Food Cafe Chichester

And if you have to look at a dessert menu there are always the bread & butter dipping fingers around the corner at the Chantry

Bread & butter pudding on the south coast

Thai Street Food

I haven’t had much luck with Thai restaurants in the UK. They lack the vibrancy one gets when eating on the streets in Thailand.

Authentic Thai street food Portsmouth

But Noodels in Portsmouth is different. Starting with condiment sets for sweet, sour, chilli flakes and crushed peanuts.

As well as help yourself to water.

Hot and sourTom Yum Kung Portsmouth

The menu is nice and simple offering typical Thai street food and Chinese noodles. The prices are reasonable and portions generous.

Thai street food Portsmouth

The beef noodles are particularly good even if as I believe, they are stewed in a wine base. I also enjoyed the crispy pork which is served with rice.

Traditional English breakfast

For a traditional English breakfast try the Riviera Cafe in Selsey.

Traditional full English breakfast Selsey, Chichester Harbour

Eggs are always fresh, nice big plate, great service.

Reminds me a bit of a throwback to a 60’s Diner. But that might just be because I always had a good meal at this restaurant

Restaurants in Selsey, Chichester Harbour