Eating out at Hampshire’s Top Attractions

August 22, 2019

Who doesn’t think about food when planning a day out? Maybe the activity you want to do is simply go for a bite to eat! Thankfully, Hampshire’s Top Attractions aren’t short of restaurants and cafes to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Whether it’s coffee and cake, a mouth-watering burger, or a special meal in a glorious setting, you’ll find the perfect spot to relax and refuel…

Old Victorian kitchens at Mottisfont

Discover delicious, seasonal food from the National Trust cookbook at one of Mottisfont’s cafés: eat in the historic setting of the old Victorian kitchens or grab light bites from the Coach House Café. Look out for special items on the menu made with produce from Mottisfont’s own Kitchen Garden. 

Paultons Park has a range of tasty meals for all to enjoy! Dine at our Wild Forest restaurant and pick from a selection of scrummy meals including burgers, curry, wraps and salads! To-go options include fish ‘n’ chips, chicken skewers, pizza and oriental noodles! If you’re after a sweet treat then that’s no trouble … various outlets around the park sell ice cream, donuts, waffles and even more sweet treats!

There’s no need to buy a train ticket to visit the heritage West Country Buffet at Alresford Station on the Watercress Line. Enjoy hot or cold food and drinks which you can eat in the buffet and out on the sunny south-facing platform watching the steam trains ride past. 

The Waterfront Café situated at the base of Emirates Spinnaker Tower offers the best, uninterrupted views out over Portsmouth Harbour. With a menu crafted from locally sourced food, guests can enjoy breakfast, brunch and lunch, with firm favourites such as traditional fish and chips and the signature ‘Spinnaker Stack’.

Wightlink’s has partnered with a range of local Isle of Wight suppliers to bring fresh, delicious and local produce to their Wight Taste shops and cafes. You’ll find these on board Wightlink’s car ferries and at their Portsmouth, Yarmouth and Fishbourne ports. So whether it’s a gift to take home or something to tuck into during the journey, there’s plenty to get the taste buds tingling.

The Mill Café at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is based in the cottages that in Victorian times would have provided accommodation for the workers at the former paper mill, the historic exterior has been maintained and the renovated the interior renovated in a modern style highlighting the historic aspects. The Mill Café is available for use by ticketed visitors to the Bombay Sapphire Distillery so a visit in advance is recommended. 

Riverside Bowl has recently launched their NEW mouth-watering menu. Stop for a bite to eat in their King Pin Bar & Diner, its American-style with tasty food and drink. Build your own burger or hotdog to exactly how you like it, you won’t be disappointed. With a fully licensed bar, they cater for everyone. 

The Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms at Buckler’s Hard

Sumptuous cream teas, tempting cakes and beautiful surroundings… The Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms at Buckler’s Hard is a perfect place to drop anchor after a busy day exploring the historic village. Cosy up indoors or relax on the terrace with a Towey Tea – named after naval ship Towey!

Whitchurch Silk Mill’s riverside café offers scenic views of the Test, a crystal clear chalk stream filled with trout and teeming with wildlife to watch from the comfy window seats. The seasonal menu including a selection of hot and cold drinks, light lunches and delicious cakes. 

Robin Hill offers a variety of food choices, catering to dietary requirements. Tuck into a freshly prepared and made to order pizza! Topped off with the perfect sweet treat from the Squirrels café with a selection of fresh cakes and pastries.

On Sunday 15th and 22nd September we will be opening the Brickwords museum for free as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme. The café will be open as always for delicious cakes, sandwiches and drinks. The playground is nearby so the children can play whilst you eat! 

The contemporary and casual eatery, The Square Kitchen is located on the side of the Guildhall, offering a bright and spacious interior with free wi-fi. An exciting new menu features freshly stone-baked pizzas with a wide choice of toppings (a steal with prices starting from just £4), paninis, jacket potatoes and a help yourself salad bar. 

The brand new Beechwood Kitchen at Queen Elizabeth Country Park serves good mood food in a light-filled, modern space. From hearty breakfasts and nutritious smoothies to vibrant salad bowls and deli sandwiches, the menu is packed with local produce—think Chalk Stream smoked trout, home baked cakes, Suthwyk ale and the best flat-whites this side of the South Downs.