Top Restaurants in Hampshire
Restaurants Hampshire – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Hampshire. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!
Whether a sushi restaurant in Hampshire, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Hampshire are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Hampshire where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Hampshire with the x-factor!
The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Hampshire with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Hampshire where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!
But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Hampshire you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!
Hartnett-Holder and Co
Style: Stylish Country House Dining
Hartnett-Holder and Company is a brilliant collaboration between 2 excellent chefs – Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder. Set in a modernized Georgian Mansion, the bright and countryside elegant eatery offers Anglo-Italian fare. The restaurant interiors designed by Martin Brudnizki (who also designed Hix, Corrigan’s Mayfair, and Le Caprice in London ) jive with the contemporary look of the David Collins designed Lime Wood Hotel that comes at a whopping 30 million pound tag price.
Resident chef Luke (formerly from Ornery, Oxo Tower, Sloane Club) and Michelin star chef Angela (of Murano, Petrus, and Aubergine fame) feature locally sourced ingredients in creating modern English cuisine and Italian inspired dishes like saffron and lobster seafood risotto, pork shoulder with roast taters and apple sauce, squid ink garganelli with parsley and crab, and grilled venison with apple and red cabbage slaw. The hotel has its own vaulted wine cellar housing numerous fine wines, a large central bar that also offers delishes cocktails so diners would be spoilt for drink choices.
Hartnett-Holder and Co is open daily from noon until 11pm.
WorldTop7 Insider Tip: Amazing outside terrace and great restaurant/hotel for a sophisticated countryside wedding!
Address: Limewood Hotel, Beaulieu Rd., Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
Area: Lyndhurst, New Forest
Phone: +44 23 8028 7167
Price: £8 – £18 starters; £19 – £28 main course
Kuti’s Royal Thai Pier
Style: Elegant Waterfront Thai Cuisine in Southampton
Royal Thai Pier at the iconic 1930s Gate House Indian inspired building by the quay is a superb choice excellent and beautifully presented authentic Thai food. Diners are made to feel very welcome but the service is unobtrusive. The interiors are well designed and there are multiple huge private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 50, 70, and 120 people making it a good venue for weddings and corporate events. Al fresco dining at the terrace with waterfront views is great for summertime leisure lunches.
A la carte menu is offered for lunch and even suppertime but I would suggest going for the Fri/Sat evening or Sunday lunch buffet to be able to sample mouthwatering dishes like spicy roasted duck, phad cha, mixed seafood red curry, battered king prawns, stir fried lamb phad king, and other authentic Thai offerings that are fit for kings and queens. Apart from ala carte and buffet options, they also have a cocktail menu and modern Thai tapas menu for light eaters.
Royal Thai Pier is open for lunch from noon until 2:30pm on Tue-Sun, and for dinner daily from 6:30pm until late.
Address: Gatehouse, Royal Pier,Town Quay, Southampton, United Kingdom
Area: Southampton Quay
Phone: +44 23 8033 9211
The Olive Tree
Style: Lively Franco-Italian Brasserie
The Olive Tree in Southampton is a great lunch eatery and a bustling suppertime hotspot known for their daily changing seafood specialties and upscale Franco-Italian fare that has been enticing many locals and visitors for more than a decade. The lively atmosphere adds to the simple yet stylish charm and outdoor seating is available for sunny days.
The menu features seasonal locally sourced ingredients that are beautifully presented in French brasserie and Italian comfort food style dishes. Think grilled meats, pasta, charcuterie, seafood linguine, wild mushroom ravioli, antipasti choices from their own deli, petits fours, and the waft of daily fresh baked bread. The food may take a while because the place is almost always jam packed so make sure to book well in advance, and order in advance for group bookings too.
The Olive Tree is open daily from noon until late. Live piano serenades diners every Sunday night. For private tastings, invitations to exclusive events, and discounts on fine wines, join their wine club.
Address: 29 Oxford Street, Southampton, United Kingdom
Area: Southampton Town
Phone: + 44 23 8034 3333
Price: £6.50 – £14 starters;£14 – £20 main course
The Pig Restaurant
Style: Enchanting Countryside Dining
New Forest ‘s Pig Hotel Restaurant in Brockenhurst, Hampshire hasn’t been around for very long but has already wowed many Costwolds locals and visitors. The Lime Wood Group owned property underwent a multi-million refurbishment and has successfully created an enchanting hotel with a fabulous restaurant that has a daily changing menu featuring seasonal and locally sourced ingredients (all within a 25 mile radius of the restaurant) and they even have a resident daily forager. It cannot get any fresher than that!
The fairy tale like interiors depict a Victorian greenhouse dining hall with iron wrought chairs, bare tabletops, Moorish tiles, chandelier, and lush greenery. Diners may also choose to dine al fresco during fine weather. Chef James Golding definitely knows his Pig and he has found ingenious ways of using almost all of its parts. Make sure to try the famous “Piggy Bits” starters which might tempt you to want to try everything on the menu. My suggestion is come with your friends so you can all share and try EVERYTHING. Expect other dishes like chorizo with foraged greens and herb butter, black pudding balls, cockles and pearl barley, and fried baby squid. Wash it all down with any of their cocktail concoctions served in Kilner jars or numerous choices of international select wines.
The Pig Restaurant is open for lunch from Mon – Sat for lunch from noon until 2:30pm, and for dinner on Sundays from 7pm – 10 pm. Booking well in advance is advised.