The Bournemouth Venues Participating in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme – With Reviews

•Features previous press visits• I have seen a list of the Bournemouth venues participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, run by the government to help the hospitality industry following lockdown. I wanted to put together a post of the venues that I have personally eaten at, along with links to my reviews from previous visits, so that those looking to visit have a point of reference. The...

Dinner and Drinks in Bournemouth Post Lockdown

Although it has been allowed for a few weeks now, I had been reluctant to head out for dinner or drinks until I was ready, as it felt a little too soon. However, this ‘new normal‘ of wearing masks in shops and whilst on transport, and keeping a social distance where possible, shows no signs of going anytime soon so, when my dad visited us for a few days at...

5 Current Fave Foodie Spots in Bournemouth

I make no secret of the fact that I love food. I would quite happily make every social occasion I attend involve eating if I could, and I have been to a fair few of the local restaurants in the Bournemouth area. My favourite places to go to eat are always changing, but there are some spots that I go back to again and again because the food is so...

Dinner at Cafe Rouge Westbourne

•Complimentary review visit• Ed and I love to visit restaurants we haven’t been to together before and we were invited along for a review visit to celebrate 30 years of Cafe Rouge, giving us the perfect opportunity to enjoy a date night together. On the night we visited, there was a two for one offer on, so the restaurant was full and there was a brilliant, bustling atmosphere. Despite slightly...

Lunching at Neo Restaurant

•Complimentary meal• It isn’t often I go out for a meal at lunchtime, so it made a nice change to meet up with fellow local blogger Rachael at NEO, a restaurant located opposite Bournemouth pier, next to the prestigious Hermitage Hotel. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner, and we were visiting to try out NEO’s newly launched A La Carte menu. To start, I went for the Ham...

Exploring Bournemouth as a Local

Features gifted experiences  I have lived in Bournemouth for the majority of my life. My family moved here from Kent when I was eight years old and it has been my home since. As a local, it’s safe to say I consider myself somebody who knows the area pretty well. Which is why, when I was challenged to explore Bournemouth and search out venues a little off the beaten track,...

A Much Needed Girls Night with Bh2 Leisure – Review

Review Visit  On Tuesday night, I headed over to the Bh2 Leisure centre with Amy from Everything Mummy and Katie from My Best Make for a much needed girls night. As well as all being bloggers, we are also all mums, with seven kids between us, so it was amazing to get out and have a good catch up over some drinks and good food. Bh2 has an excellent range...

Foodie Friday – Brewhouse & Kitchen’s New Season Menu

This week the Bournemouth Bloggers were invited along to the Bournemouth branch of Brewhouse & Kitchen to try out the new season’s menu. I hadn’t actually been to Brewhouse & Kitchen before as last time I was invited along I wasn’t able to go and Ed went in my place. He had told me it was a nice venue and that the food was good so I was looking forward...

Foodie Friday – Breakfast with the Bournemouth Bloggers at The Real Eating Company

Last Saturday, I shook off my headache (self inflicted from one too many wines the night before) and headed over to The Real Eating Company in the centre of Bournemouth for a breakfast event with the Bournemouth Bloggers. It isn’t often I go out for breakfast, and I rarely meet up with friends specifically at this time of the day, so it made for a nice change. I was joined...

Foodie Friday – Sampling La Piccola Italia’s Bottomless Prosecco Brunch

I am really fortunate to get invited to my fair share of local blogging events, especially since taking over my local blogging network – the Bournemouth Bloggers last year, but a few weeks ago an invite landed in my inbox which made my eyes light up. La Piccola Italia, a local Italian restaurant, had invited myself and several other local bloggers along to sample their bottomless prosecco brunch. The event...