The second lockdown has particularly affected our retailers and hospitality sector at a time when many of them would normally expect to be benefitting from the run up to Christmas.
However, it’s worth checking out what your favourite shop or restaurant is offering online as most shops have a click & collect or a free delivery service. Plus, some tasty take away options for food outlets.
Barbara Tipple’s jewellery workshop is busy but is able take orders for Christmas – just call or email to discuss your ideas for a commissioned piece or to purchase something from the existing collections.
Charlotte Cornelius Jewellery
If you are thinking of giving someone special jewellery this Christmas, or perhaps you plan to marry in the new year, you can have a free, no obligation design appointment via Zoom! Click & collect, or free, insured Special delivery for online purchases.
87A Marmion Rd
For all things natural and organic check out Coastal Remedy’s website. Click & collect or free delivery for PO1 – PO6, or postal service. You can also make an appointment to take a virtual tour of the shop or call for advice about your potential purchase.
13 Marmion Rd
If you are yearning for a good read over lockdown, Pigeon Books are offering a free local delivery and click & collect service and if the title you want isn’t in the shop, they can get it for you.
1 Albert Rd
Seeded (next door to Pigeon Books) can supply you with everything you need to keep you crafting all winter. All purchases can be made via their website with a click & collect service, or free delivery in Portsmouth, plus if you are looking for inspiration check out Seeded’s social media.
Seeded 1a Albert Rd
White Dog Gallery is working behind closed doors to fulfil picture framing orders for Christmas and if you hurry there’s still time to frame that special picture in time for the big day. See the website for giftware, although not everything is shown online, but you are welcome to phone. Also, art supplies can be collected by calling or emailing ahead.
Herbies Healthfood Store
Most food shops are open more or less as usual, but Herbies Healthfood Store are also offering delivery to PO1, PO4 & PO5, plus click & collect. You can also buy gift vouchers to give as gifts this Christmas.
241 Albert Rd
Florio’s Italian food store is tucked away in Copnor, but their website is just a click away where you can order authentic Italian produce to be delivered free to your door anywhere in Portsmouth, (orders over £40).
Unit 5 Claybank Rd Copnor
RESTAURANTS & CAFES
The Duke of Buckingham is continuing its hot lunches for the elderly and vulnerable 6 days a week at £5.50 per day or £30 per week, delivered free to people’s doors in PO1, PO4 & PO5.
And if you don’t fancy cooking a Christmas lunch you can also order a Christmas dinner for up to 6 people, check out the menu & delivery details on their website.
At the newly opened Sisters Café you can walk in, or order online, where their menu can be viewed, offering a wide selection of takeaway delights, from breakfast / brunch to a blow out Sunday lunch.
25 Marmion Rd 02392 820800