Southsea Lifestyle – Free Magazine for Southsea, Old Portsmouth, Eastney & Gunwharf Quays


Food & Drink

Farmer, Butcher, Chef

Words by: Elly Hughes   Nestled in the rolling countryside of West Sussex, just a stone’s throw away from Home… Read more »

Date Ideas for Couples in Southsea

Word by Elly Hughes Valentine’s Day might be just around the corner, but surely we shouldn’t reserve romance for just… Read more »

Sunday roasts to boast about

Words by Elly Hughes They say a Sunday well-spent brings a week of content, and I’m fairly certain there’s no… Read more »


Word by Elly Hughes The act of ‘slow living’ has become a popular topic of conversation in recent months. It… Read more »

Southsea food Festival 2023

Southsea Food Festival, Portsmouth’s ultimate family foodie event returns packed with stalls offering goodies from some of the best food… Read more »

Local heroes

Jim Harbridge of Herbies Health Store talks about their increasing range of local products ‘Although we stock a large selection… Read more »

Passion for Greece

Words by Daniel Nowland I’m writing this feature at a time when some little teasers of spring are in the… Read more »

Christmas Party Food!

Words: Daniel Nowland   For me, like many others, the highlight of Christmas and New Year is largely about the… Read more »

Herbies top tips for cutting food costs

As food prices rise, the natural inclination is to seek out the supermarkets for cut price deals. But there is… Read more »

Praise Be For Pasta

Words: Daniel NowlandRight now we are being overwhelmed with the “rising cost of living”. This is likely to affect all… Read more »

My favourite summer lunch 

Words: Daniel Nowland  I’m sat writing this article on the beach at Eastney in the sunshine, thinking to myself how… Read more »

Recipes from paradise

Brought up in Sardinia, now living in Southsea and working as a banker in London, Stefano De Luca has created… Read more »

Say Cheese

Words: Daniel Nowland At this time of year I did presume I would write all about super healthy plant based… Read more »

Isle of Wight Doughnuts – A Forgotten Local Speciality

A recipe from James Rayner’s book ‘Historic Isle of Wight Food’, available from Wightlink Ferry terminals and retailers on the… Read more »

Stress Free Christmas Entertaining

Words: Daniel Nowland Obviously, it being December, I feel compelled to talk about Christmas dinners! Personally, it’s one of my… Read more »

Autumnal Pleasures

  Words: Daniel Nowland The changing of the season is always a fun time for those who love to cook…. Read more »

Food For Thought

We all know wine and food go well together, but…watch out wine, there’s a new pairing on the block. It’s… Read more »

Root for Vegetables with a Ribollitta Stew and an Umami Twist

Plant-based seasoning brand, Yondu, has been taking inspiration from the hills of Northern Italy with their take on a rustic… Read more »

Buying Local Food

  Shopping locally and buying British are things most people know in the back of their mind as “good to… Read more »

Shant on

I’m writing this after my first beer inside a pub. It was glorious. I think we’ve all made the best… Read more »

My Kind of BBQ

Words: Daniel Nowland, Photos: Charlotte Griffiths Fingers crossed that as we move into June and July, we can start enjoying… Read more »

Springtime Picnics

By Daniel Nowland I think we are all quietly optimistic that a lifting of restrictions on our social lives will… Read more »

Southsea Baked

My partner came home from work one morning, telling me all the flights were being cancelled and the airport was… Read more »

Low Cost Cooking 

Regardless of how ‘small’ Christmas may have been, it can still be a time when we spend more money than… Read more »

Red Velvet Martini

Red Velvet Martini Makes 1 Inspired by the famous red velvet cake, this striking ruby red cocktail is flavoured with… Read more »

Crimbo Wino: How To Drink Well!

  Southsea Wine Siren aka The Grape Slayer Right, who’s thirsty?! Given the predilection for over-indulgence that xmas inevitably brings,… Read more »

Festive Feasting

by Daniel Nowland   Let’s face it, Christmas is going to be odd this year. It’s too early to know… Read more »

Cooking Through Covid

The ‘C’ word has rocked our world this year, from how we socialise, to what we’re eating. The panic buying… Read more »

Smoking Gun Sausages Recipe

by Elly Mitchell Once upon a time the term ‘voyage’ was used to describe a long journey, often involving perilous… Read more »

New Year, New Food

  Ten mouth-watering eateries around Southsea to help you kick-start 2020 in style. By Elly Mitchell Whilst the majority of the… Read more »

Mates before Dates

The perfect match for your anti-Valentine’s weekend by Elly Mitchell It’s that time of year again; supermarket shelves are adorned… Read more »

Mulled Wine recipe – Brasserie Blanc

Nothing gets us in the mood for Christmas quite like the smell of warm mulled wine.  So, to kick start… Read more »

Trifle Serve Recipe – The Alchemist

Gunwharf Quays’ newest bar and restaurant, The Alchemist, will be serving up an exciting array of festive-themed tipples in addition… Read more »

Meat-free Mondays

Words by Sarah Nunn Ten years ago, Paul McCartney and his family launched a concept aimed to raise awareness of… Read more »

The Portsmouth Seafood Festival

The Portsmouth Seafood Festival The Portsmouth Seafood Festival, supported by Portsmouth Fish Market & Seafish returns to Gunwharf Quays this… Read more »

That’s the Spirit

Kate Thompson meets the team behind The Portsmouth Distillery Co. and visits their wonderful set-up based in perhaps the most… Read more »


Shrove Tuesday or pancake day is on 16th February this year. If your pancakes are less than perfect then try… Read more »

Pub Talk

University of Portsmouth student, Lottie Maguire takes a tour to review a few of the city’s pubs and bars  … Read more »

Face to Face

Talking to people with passion for what they do.    Jacob Leadley is an award winning winemaker for a new… Read more »

Black Chalk – A new English Sparkling Wine from Hampshire – Launches

Hampshire’s chalklands are the source for a new sparkling wine which has launched to critical acclaim.  Black Chalk has been… Read more »


Words by Tara Kent. Photos: Sarah Brown My son Alfie and I enjoy watching Masterchef together, and we loved the… Read more »

The New Wave

Written by Chris Horton Beer has of course suffered a long standing stereotype of being a ‘man’s drink’, though these days… Read more »