Hampshire blends together the perfect combination of rolling green countryside, stretching coastline and historic towns and cities packed with culture and entertainment. The county has a lively events calendar and activities that attract visitors from across the world, from the historic ships in Portsmouth's old Harbour through to superb dining and shopping in Winchester. The gastronomy scene is certainly lively and you'll find enticing restaurants dotted all across Hampshire, with French restaurants, cafes and bars all serving the best of continental food and drink.
French cuisine has an image of being fancy and complex. But in fact, it is based on simple cooking principles that layer ingredients in harmony in order to present a central ingredient to best effect. An example of this would be moules in garlic and cream sauce, where the stock elevates the mussels into a taste sensation, served with frites and fresh bread for dipping. The classic French onion soup is another superb dish, which again uses simple ingredients to create something truly delectable, with rich sweet onion slow cooked with butter, fresh stock and herbs. Why not experience the finest French restaurants in Hampshire for yourself? Côte Brasserie in Winchester is a friendly venue with knowledgeable staff, superb food and a welcoming atmosphere. Try the delicious beef bourguignon and follow it up with crème caramel and a glass of red. Just remember to book in advance to avoid any disappointment!