Hampshire is a food lovers paradise with its rich food heritage and diverse dining scene boasting some of the best restaurants in the region. Enjoy forest adventures, countryside walks, and scenic views across the rolling hills of Hampshire. With so many exciting things to do in the area, you’ll want to visit time and time again, so it pays to know the best places to visit for a bite to eat. This is our guide to the best restaurants in Hampshire near our cabins at Blackwood Forest.
1. For fresh seafood try Rick Stein - Winchester
This seafood restaurant in Hampshire combines fresh Cornish seafood with flavours inspired by Rick’s time abroad. The restaurant boasts a combination of classic seafood dishes, fine wines, and coastal charm. They serve the freshest fish, sustainably sourced meaning you’re also helping communities thrive. We recommend starting with the Dorest oysters Charentais, followed by the whole Dover sole for main. Perfection! Just a 20 minute drive from our cabins at Blackwood Forest, this is one of the top restaurants in Hampshire, and not to be missed!
Sat Nav: SO23 9JX, Telephone: 01962 587348
Proud to serve the freshest fish, sustainably sourced.
2. For traditional Italian cuisine try Solento
Nestled in the heart of Southampton, this cosy bistro is one of the best Italian restaurants in Hampshire. A hidden gem, the relaxed and ambient surrounding welcomes diners and the tasteful Italian inspired décor creates an authentic atmosphere. Offering a great selection of Italian dishes, each dish is crafted with care, using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. We recommend the Gamberone Saganaki (king prawns with feta) to start, moving on to something a little different for your main course, Saltimbocca (veal escallops with Parma ham). If you’re looking for Italian restaurants in Hampshire, Sorento must be top of the list. Only a 40-minute drive from our cabins at Blackwood Forest, this restaurant is worth the journey.
Sat Nav: SO15 1GF, Telephone: 0238023 4044
Offering a great selection of Italian dishes, each dish is crafted with care.
3. For authentic Greek flavours try Yiayias Kitchen
With so many great restaurants in Hampshire deciding where to eat can be a challenge. Our next restaurant is a wonderful little Greek restaurant in Hampshire serving the very best Greek food using locally sourced ingredients. This charming, family run restaurant is a tribute to the family’s beloved Yiayia (grandma), and her legacy lives on through their culinary creations. Using the freshest of ingredients and traditional family recipes, Yiayias Kitchen brings the authentic flavours of Greece to Winchester. Just a 20-minute drive from our cabins at Blackwood Forest.
Sat Nav: SO23 8AH, Telephone: 01962 790959
This charming, family run restaurant is a tribute to the family’s beloved Yiayia (grandma)
4. For a taste of Turkey try Uni Kebab
With lots of good restaurants in Hampshire to choose from, Uni Kebab should be at the top of your list for a taste of authentic Turkish flavours. Located in the heart of Southampton, this Turkish restaurant in Hampshire is family-run business, serving only top-quality ingredients. From traditional dürüm and kebabs to hot and cold mezze, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We recommend starting with a selection of meze, the grilled halloumi is sensational! For the main why not try the mix shish dürüm? Just a half hour drive from our cabins at Blackwood Forest, Uni Kebab is worth a visit if you’re looking for traditional Turkish cuisine.
Sat Nav: SO16 3AY, Telephone: 02380 397275
Enjoy traditional dürüm and kebabs to hot and cold mezze.
5. For an all-American dining try One Eleven
For American restaurants in Hampshire that the whole family can enjoy, One Eleven is an ideal option. Situated within The Aviator Hotel, One Eleven is known for its chic yet sophisticated design. The restaurant offers an informal American dining concept, inspired by Sir Frank Whittle. The menu features a range of dishes carefully crafted using ingredients from local suppliers. From fresh sandwiches and classic burgers to juicy brisket and barbecue glazed baby back rib, One Eleven offers a great selection of tasty, American inspired dishes. Around a half hour journey away from our cabins at Blackwood Forest, this is a great option for family meals, or a group get together.
Sat Nav: GU14 6EL, Telephone: 01252 555 890
One Eleven is known for its chic yet sophisticated design.
With so many great restaurants in Hampshire to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice on your next UK staycation. Our pet-friendly cabins at Blackwood Forest are situated within breath-taking woodland making them an ideal option for your next getaway. Choose from 1 of 60 cabins in our Hampshire accommodation each dotted among the tall beech trees in a secluded corner of the forest set within a 270-hectare beech wood.