27 July 2011 1 Comment

I hop on the trusty number 20 bus headed for Zoukinis, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Westbourne. I haven’t experienced much of the culinary delights of vegetarian food and so my journey has an air of trepidation surrounding it. I’ve always believed that bacon sandwiches are too damn tasty to be forbidden. I needn’t have worried. Continue Reading

Koh Thai Tapas

14 July 2011 5 Comments
Authentic Thai Decor

I head off to Boscombe with high expectations after hearing much about Koh Thai Tapas, winner of the Taste of Bournemouth Best Restaurant award in 2010. This is quite an achievement considering that the restaurant has only been open for a year and a half, and in such a short space of time Koh Thai Tapas has managed to create an undeniable buzz and excitement. Continue Reading

The Big Bournemouth Beer Festival

26 April 2011 1 Comment

The glorious sunshine wasn’t the only thing attracting visitors to Bournemouth this Bank Holiday weekend. The Big Bournemouth Beer Festival, in its second year, provided a popular spectacle for hundreds inside the air-conditioned Purbeck Hall at the Bournemouth International Centre. Continue Reading


15 March 2011 No Comments
Buffalo Bar and Restaurant, Bournemouth

Ive visited Buffalo before, but had no idea they served food. On past visits, usually on a Tuesday, its open mic night and the atmospheres lively and rammed with not a burger in sight. So I decide to return to Buffalo on a Monday to sample the menu. Continue Reading

The Hungry Husky

9 March 2011 1 Comment

As I hurriedly stumble into the Hungry Husky, a sandwich bar located on Grand Avenue in Southbourne, I instantly receive one of the chirpiest and jovial greetings I have ever experienced from owner, Lee Staines. Continue Reading

The Larder House

8 March 2011 2 Comments

I set off on my expedition to the outer reaches of Southbourne in the blazing sun, ravenous and therefore slightly tetchy. It’s always a joyful journey when people conveniently forget their headphones. I wasn’t going to let that ruin the trip however; it was a glorious day and an afternoon of fine food lay ahead for me. Continue Reading

East and West Cliff Lifts officially open

5 March 2011 No Comments

Over a hundred years old, the East and West Cliff lifts of Bournemouth opened this morning, providing that familiar sight moving up and down Bournemouth’s seafront. Its estimated that over 36 million people have used the famous lifts since the first was built in 1908. Taking advantage of the recent clear blue skies, this year the lifts have opened up to the public a little earlier than usual. Andrew Emery, who has been the Service Development Manager for Bournemouth Seafront for 7 years, explained the decision. Continue Reading

Little Pantry

2 March 2011 2 Comments
little pantry

It’s a bright and sunny day that is typically being spoilt by the coastal breeze blustering above the cliff tops and through the streets, chilling pedestrians. I’m warmed by the greeting I receive from the two Andreas in the Little Pantry, a charming little eatery in Charminster. Continue Reading


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Lotus Lounge


I don’t know a single person that doesn’t love a good Chinese, or a good bargain for that matter and the Lotus Lounge appears to satisfy my hunger for both.

Jacks Restaurant, Kings Hotel

Jacks Restaurant, The Kings Hotel

There was much hoo-haa when Gary Rhodes put his name to two restaurants in Christchurch: Rhodes South and King Rhodes (now The Jetty and Jacks Restaurant). But two years later, he was gone, and as I walk through a street filled with eatery after eatery, Im left wondering who needs Continue Reading

Mint Leaf

Mint Leaf Poppadoms

India is known for its excellence in both cricket and cooking, and Dorset cricketer Raj Naik is currently making the transition from cricket ground to kitchen, with the opening of his first ever Indian restaurant, the Mint Leaf in Bournemouth.

Loch Fyne


The drive up to Loch Fyne, in Poole is like driving through a fairytale, the enchanted road of The Avenue, underneath the tall, never-ending trees makes for a beautiful journey, at the end of which is upmarket Canford Cliffs, one of the few places I’ve seen where they still have Continue Reading

Richmond Classics


Richmond Classics is synonymous with Bournemouth, and having won countless awards for its achievements in fashion, it has become a favourite store for trendy Bournemouth inhabitants and visitors alike.