Revisit: No 5 Bridge Street Winchester

I do love Winchester as a city. Compact, historic, quaint and with just about everything you could need (including a fantastic tea shop) all in one place. At the bottom of the main high street there's a subtle, unimposing restaurant called No 5 Bridge Street and we were invited for dinner. I have been before, the menu was completely different a few years ago, so I was looking forward to seeing what had changed. Normally when I'm perusing a menu Read more

River Cottage Canteen Winchester

Winchester is home to many lovely things. A cathedral with an excellent second hand bookshop round the back, a marvellous independent tea shop and now, although I say now it has been there for some time, the River Cottage Canteen Winchester. It’s in such a lovely setting, next to the river Itchen in a park and they get as many of their ingredients as possible from Hampshire. If they don’t come from Hampshire they come from Devon (i.e. River Cottage Read more

The Good Life Farm Shop, Me vs. Quiche

I love a good nose round a deli or farm shop. Despite supermarkets always launching new products I think they are behind the independents for the new, interesting and exciting brands and flavours. Chocolate, popcorn, rubs, gin, mixers I always find much more tempting and varied brands in a farm shop or deli. On a recent trip to The Good Life Farm Shop near Winchester I was treated to a bit of lunch and I thought this was the ideal time to find out Read more

No 5 Bridge Street at Winchester

I love a trip to Winchester; I always forget how big and yet small it is. That sounds a bit weird but I always forget about the other smaller roads that come off the main street that house some great independent shops and restaurants. We walked past No 5 Bridge Street on our way in and I thought it looked nice and suave, we went back around lunchtime to check out the menu and it all sounded great. The kind of food I wish I could be bothered to cook Read more