A terrific place for lunch, tea or dinner. Prices are particularly friendly at lunchtime with 2 courses for £10. Tea is served, often in the garden, starting at 2:30. It's a short drive from Southampton and can be found in the New Forest.. Brockenhurst.
The Red Lion at Southwick is a great place to eat typical English pub food. It is housed in a whitewashed, eighteenth century farm building.
Starters range from £5.50 to £8.50 and include Tiger Prawns and Smoked Salmon. Main courses are priced at £8.95 to £10.50. They include duck breast, rump of lamb and cod fillet, Their speciality is a sumptuous steak and ale pie, which costs £9.50.
Meals are served from 12 midday to 2pm and from 8pm to 9.30pm.
Pearl Harbour is my favourite Chinese restaurant in Southampton. It serves really authentic food and looks like a typical restaurant in Hong Kong. The dim sum is the best in the area and very popular with the local Chinese community.
A set dinner for 2, including sweet corn and crab soup, spare ribs, sweet and sour prawns, chicken in black bean sauce and rice, costs £28.
The Fox and Hounds is one of the oldest and most interesting country pubs in the Southampton area. At first they just served ploughman's lunches here and had a fine selection of English cheeses. As its popularity increased, the owner added the Lone Barn, which is the main restaurant area and where there is a much more sophisticated and varied menu nowadays.
This was the first pub I ever went inside, when my father took me in to get the autograph of a TV celebrity. I have eaten here many times. The food is traditional English fare, like Beef Wellington, cooked to a much higher standard than you usually find in pubs.
It is a beautiful place to go to on a summer evening.
This is the first J D Wetherspoon pub I ever went in. Now there are more than 640 of them all over the country, and they are still great value. There are cheap meals, which are better quality than in most other pubs. And, there is a great selection of real ales.
We only stopped here for a drink but the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. We sat outside on the lovely tables with sun umbrellas and the staff brought drinks out to us and even came out to take a picture of us when they saw we had the camera out.
The places is called 'Latimers on the Quay' and is based opposite the Grand Harbour hotel. From the seats outside you can see the river and the boats. it is on a dead end road so it is nice and peaceful, whilst surrounded by the walls of southampton.
Definitely worth 30 minutes to sit and have a drink on a sunny day.
Bella Italia - there are two that we found in Southampton but would definitely recommend the one round the corner from Bargate.
Does all the usual pastas and pizzas.
We had a lovely meal and we went back the next night, but to the one nearer the civic centre which wasnt quite so good - but if you are looking for a civilised meal, its the place to go
Favorite Dish: Try the dessert with the orange ice cream - its scrummy!
The best place to be around 11am was on the top deck tucked into your deck chair under a blanket. Why? This was when the stewards would bring your tea and a cookie. Even as the winds howled we're talking bliss ;)