The South Restaurants

In summer, and especially on summer weekends, visitors can overrun the restaurants in small villages, so either book a table in advance or prepare to wait. The more popular or upscale the restaurant, the more critical a reservation is. For local specialties, try fresh-grilled river trout or sea bass poached in brine, or dine like a king on New Forest's renowned venison. Hampshire is noted for its pig and sheep farming, and you might zero in on pork and lamb dishes on local restaurant menus. The region places a strong emphasis on seasonal produce, so venison, for example, is best between September and February.

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  • 1. Allium

    $$ | Modern British

    This family-run, centrally located restaurant has been winning rave reviews for both the taste and presentation of its creative Modern British...Read More

  • 2. Anokaa

    $$ | Indian

    For a refreshingly modern take on Indian cuisine, try this bustling restaurant a few minutes from the center. Classic recipes are taken as starting...Read More

  • 3. Hix Oyster & Fish House

    $$ | Seafood

    This coastal outpost of one of London's trendiest restaurants combines stunning views overlooking the Cobb with the celebrity-chef's trademark...Read More

  • 4. Rick Stein, Winchester

    $$$ | Seafood

    Renowned as Britain's finest seafood chef, Rick Stein chose Winchester for his first venture away from the Cornish coast. The menu is largely...Read More

  • 5. The Pig

    $$ | Modern British

    Funkier sister of glamorous Lime Wood, this New Forest "restaurant with rooms" puts the emphasis on localism and seasonality and is a local...Read More

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  • 6. Abarbistro

    $$ | Modern British

    A relaxed, modern bistro midway between Old Portsmouth and Gunwharf Quays, this place is ideal for a snack, meal, or glass of wine from the...Read More

  • 7. Boston Tea Party

    $ | Café

    Specializing in quick, nourishing meals, this relaxed café in a 14th-century building serves hot and cold breakfasts, lunches, and afternoon...Read More

  • 8. Cathedral Refectory

    $ | British

    With a vaulted glass roof on steel supports, this self-service cafeteria across from the cathedral combines contemporary style with locally...Read More

  • 9. Charter 1227

    $$ | British

    Casual and friendly but still upscale, this second-floor restaurant overlooking Market Place offers seasonal menus blending traditional British...Read More

  • 10. Chesil Rectory

    $$ | Modern British

    The timbered and gabled building may be venerable—it dates back to the mid-15th century—but the cuisine is Modern British, using locally sourced...Read More

  • 11. Duke of Wellington

    $ | British

    This family-run traditional pub that dates back to the 16th century has flagstones, bare stone walls, an inglenook fireplace, an open fire in...Read More

  • 12. Forte Kitchen

    $ | Café

    This unfussy but elegant café-restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea offers freshly made soups, sandwiches, hot dishes, and...Read More

  • 13. Green's Bar and Kitchen

    $ | British

    Reasonably priced comfort food is served cafeteria-style at this established, family-run favorite, including dishes like a meat pie of the day...Read More

  • 14. Howard's House

    $$$$ | Modern British

    If you're after complete tranquility, head for this early-17th-century house surrounded by two acres of grounds in the Nadder Valley. The excellent...Read More

  • 15. Montparnasse

    $$$$ | British

    Modern art on taupe walls adds a contemporary touch to this relaxed restaurant, a local favorite for over 30 years. The cuisine is more Modern...Read More

  • 16. Oxford Brasserie

    $$ | Eclectic

    This airy modern brasserie on a restaurant-heavy street close to the docks is known for its melt-in-your-mouth meat dishes but also offers vegetarian...Read More

  • 17. Pascal's Brasserie

    $ | French

    Tucked away from the busy harbor, this French-owned local favorite serves classic Gallic dishes such as onion soup, eggs Benedict, and croque...Read More

  • 18. Restaurant 27

    $$$$ | French

    Owned by chef Kevin Bingham (who lives upstairs) and his family, this 35-seat global French restaurant serving set-price tasting menus for the...Read More

  • 19. Seaview Hotel Restaurant and Bar

    $$$ | Modern British

    A strong maritime flavor defines this outstanding restaurant, the only Michelin Bib Gourmand on the island, located in the heart of a harbor...Read More

  • 20. The Bell Cliff Restaurant and Tea Rooms

    $ | British

    This cozy, child-and-dog-friendly restaurant in a 17th-century building at the bottom of Lyme Regis's main street makes a great spot for a light...Read More

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