Food Reviews

Café Rouge, Westbourne

Café Rouge

Delicious French cuisine in the heart of Westbourne – Adam Trimby reviews Café Rouge


Old Cottage Restaurant in Ringwood

The Old Cottage

Nestled in West Street near the bridge, the thatched Old Cottage Restaurant was once four cottages that were built more than 600 years ago.


Old Inn pan-fired sea bass

The Old Inn

When you fancy a homemade, traditional pub meal, The Old Inn at Holt hits the spot with its plentiful menu.


Cross Keys Inn Three Legged Cross

The Cross Keys Inn

A pub that is warmly comforting and familiar – Russell Harness reviews The Cross Keys Inn at Mannington, Wimborne


Kings Arms Longham

The Kings Arms Longham

Restaurant review by Carol Waterkeyn of The Kings Arms at Longham, where traditional British food is served using fresh seasonal ingredients


Shole-Madras-Ka at The 29029 Restaurant

The 29029 Restaurant

Janine Pulford reviews The 29029 Restaurant in Broadstone where real Nepalese and Indian cuisine is served with style and panache


The Old Beams Inn, Ibsley

The Old Beams Inn

Janine Pulford reviews this traditional thatched pub on the edge of the New Forest with its beamed interior and tempting menu.


Chicken breast with Fregula pasta and wilted baby spinach

The Kings Arms

Food with a certain style and a smile. Carol Waterkeyn reviews The Kings Arms Restaurant in Christchurch.


Upper Deck

First class at Upper Deck

Join Adam Trimby as he delves into the delight that is Upper Deck, the restaurant and bar at The Harbour Hotel in Christchurch, where Mudeford Medleys and Marvellous Mocktails permeate the menu and fill the soul.


The Inn at Cranborne

The Inn at Cranborne

Olde worlde meets new world at The Inn at Cranborne. Carol Waterkeyn reviews the The Inn at Cranborne restaurant in Dorset.


The Avon Causeway

The Avon Causeway

Good quality food, cooked simply with great flavours. Adam Trimby reviews the Avon Causeway restaurant at Hurn, Christchurch.


Cumberland Hotel

Ventana Grand Café

Combinations of the unexpected create a perfect balance of flavours. Janine Pulford reviews Ventana Grand Café at the Cumberland Hotel in Bournemouth.


La Fosse Cranborne

La Fosse

A Plateful of Yesteryear at La Fosse – Review by Russell Harness


The Elm Tree, Ringwood

The Elm Tree

Back to basics, good honest food at The Elm Tree in Ringwood. Review by Liz Turner.


Cargo Lounge, Broadstone

Cargo Lounge

Whether you like falafels or not, Cargo Lounge is a ‘must’. Janine Pulford reviews the Cargo Lounge in Broadstone.


NEO Restaurant


Restaurant review by Jasmine Watkiss of NEO Restaurant: Grand Café: Cocktails: Dining, Bournemouth’s sophisticated new dining establishment on Exeter Road


massaman curry

Lemongrass Thai Restaurant

Highly rated hidden gem By Janine Pulford You could be forgiven for walking straight past this Thai restaurant in Ringwood because you have to look skywards to find it. Overlooking the Market Place, Lemongrass is situated above The Cancer Research shop. Its entrance and parking can be found at the back of the properties. If you love Asian food, you will return again…


Forest Inn food

Forest Inn, Ferndown

A roast for all seasons By Liz Turner Remember that delicious roast turkey dinner on Christmas Day? The mouthwatering aroma of the turkey, vegetables and roast potatoes? This needn’t be just a memory as the chef at the Forest Inn in Ferndown is determined that everyone should be able to enjoy the traditional roast meal…


Seekh kebab, naan & Spice of India special

Spice of India

Established four years ago, Spice of India is a firm favourite with the locals. The Sunday Nick and I visited was no exception with plenty of diners already feasting when we arrived.


Inn at Cranborne: pork dish

Inn at Cranborne

Delicious food with a twist By Russell Harness When looking for food with a difference in a nice location, the Inn at Cranborne ticks all the boxes and you would be hard pressed to find a warmer welcome than the one we received. We were shown to a table for two where we had a…


King prawn curry

The Curry Garden – NOT just another Indian restaurant

Review by Russell Harness The Curry Garden in Ringwood, not only creates award winning Indian cuisine, but it is also a Bangladeshi restaurant, offering a wide array of dishes where the master chefs create each and every dish to perfection. My wife Claire and I visited one evening and received a very warm welcome from…


Horns Inn

Nestling just outside Wimborne, on a quiet country lane, you will find the beautifully presented Horns Inn with the new landlady Lori at the helm. Claire and I were invited there to sample some of the wholesome freshly cooked culinary delights they have to offer. Being a Wednesday night we arrived early to find a…


Tiien – lighting up a corner of Broadstone

One of Broadstone’s newest restaurants is Tiien – an elegantly modern, contemporary Thai establishment situated on Moor Road.
I visited just after the snowfall in mid-January with my girlfriend, Charlee. We were warmly greeted by managing partner Ning, who showed us too our table next to a warm radiator.


Sea bass and noodles

New Hideaway in Verwood

Good news! Verwood has bucked the national trend of pub closures with the opening of the Hideaway. The clue to its location is in its name and though only a stone’s throw from the town centre, this new pub/restaurant is hidden away behind the recreation ground – a little further to drive than it is to walk.