Caribbean street food

There is something about street food you don’t get from a regular restaurant and in Portsmouth you get the best of both at Outside-In.

Street food in Portsmouth

Centrally situated in an old renovated warehouse amongst the University buildings, just a short walk from the train station. It is a food court, bringing together some of the best food vendors in the area; my introduction to Natty’s jerk chicken and the taste of the Caribbean.

Jerk chicken in Portsmouth Hampshire

Jerk chicken is a spicy grilled chicken dish mostly associated with Jamaica but common throughout the Caribbean. A style of cooking in which the main ingredient—which most often is chicken but may also be beef, pork, goat, boar, seafood, or vegetables—is coated in spices and slow-cooked over a fire or grill, traditionally composed of green pimento wood positioned over burning coals; the resulting smoke is key to the flavour of the dish.

Caribbean street food in Portsmouth Hampshire

Not forgetting to mention the jerk slow smoked baby back ribs and the house special, goat curry.

Caribbean curried goat Portsmouth Hampshire

Vibrant exciting food to warm the very soul. Street food as it should be.

Goodwood

It will never rate as a traditional English pudding shop.

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.

Sunshine Lounge

 

Malva pudding Port St Francis

This is what  memories are made of. Home made malva pudding, fresh out the oven with a generous dolop of custard. Hot sweet rich Malva pudding. The ubiquitous South African dessert originally from Holland, comfort food personified.

 

Country style fare

Day drives the Garden Route
Hunters Country House offers beautiful seating areas to enjoy the country style fare on offer.

Breakfasts are served in the sunny glass conservatory and offer a selection of tasty treats to start the day. Light lunches are served in the dining room or on the lawns. The outdoor boma with its comfortable couches and fireplace, invites you to enjoy a high tea or a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the gardens.