Light Bites

Here are upcoming news pieces, to help you stay current on what the restaurants, cafes and pubs are up to. Also give you first hand notice of any new venues that are opening.

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Award winning Restaurantuer opens Mbuntu in Southampton.

28 April 2021

Prince Ogbuji who already owns the popular Nativ restaurants in Southampton & Bournemouth has recently opened 'Mbuntu' pronounced Mm-Boon-Too an African word which means 'I am who I am, because of who we are'. The former Bitterne Park Hotel has taken on a whole new vibe.

Masterchef finalist & former EAT director

Arnaud Kaziedwicz plans new venture in Southbourne.

28 April 2021

Former Michelin starred chef, Arnaud Kaziedwicz brings his experience and culinary talent to Southbourne. Loaf and Coal is something completely different for the chef,  expect quality ingredients but simply prepared. Pop in for toasties or something prepared on the grill - hence, Loaf & Coal opening 19th May, 2021

Chef Mark Young reopens at the GUN INN, Keyhaven

16 April 2021

Chef Mark Young better know locally as The New Forest Chef and former Head Chef at The Bell Inn, Bramshaw, celebrates serving his first customers at the reopening of The Gun Inn, Keyhaven

New partnerships at the OLD THATCH, Wimborne

30 March 2021

Restaurant owner Andy Lennox famed for the Koh Thai chain and now owner of Zim Braai and Nusara has partnered with Nick Pestana, landlord of The Old Thatch, to elevate the pub to new heights as a gastro pub, kitchen and country store.  Review of The Old Thatch coming soon.