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.

2 Good Cooks

Curry Knysna

Mutton or lamb rogan josh originated in the Kashmir region of India where it is made with whole spices. The lamb, mutton or goat meat is stewed for a couple of hours with the spices including cockscomb which gives the curry its trademark red colour.

Tim’s bistro

Tims is a small independent bistro, centrally situated in Southampton, that should not to be missed.

Breakfast in Southampton

Starting at nine for breakfast he runs through lunch and then on to dinner. Building a loyal following offering a wide variety of freshly cooked food.

Best seafood restaurants in Southampton

But it is the specials board one wants to keep an eye on. In particuar the fish and seafood.

Independent seafood bistros Southampton

One of the best if not the best independent seafood bistros to be found on the south coast.

Great steaks

South Africans know their wine. They are also known to appreciate a good steak.

Recommended steak restaurants London

The sort of steaks you find at Hof’s Bar & Restaurant. Where guests get to experience a unique fusion of South African, German and Swiss food. With a particular focus on meat and fish dishes that are paired with quality wines from around the world.

South African wine in the UK

The Hof family have been supplying exclusive restaurants and private clientele around the world and producing some of the finest handcrafted South African wines in Robertson since 2009. .

South African wine in London

Known locally as the valley of Wine and Roses, the magnificent landscape, towering cliffs and crystal streams of the fertile Robertson Valley create picturesque beginnings for our wines. The ideal soil and climate conditions of the Robertson region ensure grapes with good fruit concentration and character.

South African wines of distinction in the UK

The rich diversity of the lime-rich calcarious soil, similar to Burgundy’s Cote d’Or, make it eminently suitable for good Chardonnay. All the wines are a pure expression of the soil in which they grow. The abundant supply of water from the Du Toits Kloof mountain range and the cooling South Easter breeze from the Indian Ocean provide ideal conditions to preserve and enhance the quality of the grapes.

California Burger

Best hamburgers in the Garden Route

Saturday mornings find us at the Farmers Market in Harkerville where Jono does the California Burger he rates as the best to be had in the Garden Route. It’s a delicious hand made pattie with onion, garlic and soya sauce inside. Fresh lettuce, tomato and special California Sauce. All on a fresh bun and served up by Matt de Jongh. Everything is sourced locally and fresh.