Portsmouth Beer Festival at Victorious

Victorious Festival made its debut on Southsea Seafront last weekend, and the move from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard proved to be quite a masterstroke. The expanse of grass that usually makes up part of Southsea Common was transformed, making it feel like you weren’t really in the city at all, with 3 proper stages, multiple food … Read morePortsmouth Beer Festival at Victorious

Beer Review: Ilkley Brewery “Dinner Ale”

As much as I love the punch-you-in-your-face mega hopped monsters, it’s also really interesting to see what is going on at the other end of the ABV scale. These lighter beers are ideal for a cheeky midweek pint, or allow you to have a couple on a Sunday afternoon without ending up half-cut and falling … Read moreBeer Review: Ilkley Brewery “Dinner Ale”


One thing I think we can all agree on is that cheese is awesome (if you can’t – get out). The past couple of years I have recieved and bought these great cheese selection boxes from the lovely people at Pong – you can choose the cheeses you want, or take their recommendations. If you do order … Read moreCheese.

Leon Spicy Couscous

This article was originally written for Southsea Food Social. “The more urbane readers of SFS may have come across a chain of restaurants that go by the name of Leon whilst visiting the big smoke. For those who haven’t, they have attempted to rethink the concept of fast food from the bottom up, with pretty amazing results. They … Read moreLeon Spicy Couscous

Vatika: Restaurant Review

This article was originally written for Southsea Food Social. Unfortunately since this article was written Vatika has closed and has been replaced by a restaurant & tea rooms.  Right… I have been meaning to write this up earlier – but I’ve been busy OK? Stop hassling me. Anyway, a few months ago Jemma and I … Read moreVatika: Restaurant Review