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Urban’s latest venture: The Urban Garden!

Fresh food at Urban Garden

Urban’s Latest Adventure: The Urban Garden You may have spotted twinkling lights, smiling faces and heard the chinking of glasses whilst wondering through the lower gardens over the past couple of months… A brand new restaurant and bar has opened up among the treetops – just five minutes from the beach.       The…

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The Old Picture House – Seaton

Film Stars above the Bar at The Old Picture House

New Summer Menu at The Old Picture House   For our latest meal out, we took a trip just across the border into Devon to the lovely seaside town of Seaton to try out the new summer menu at the Old Picture House. We’ve never been before so really didn’t know what to expect. It…

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An evening with Chunki Chef at Shelley’s Restaurant in Weymouth

Pate starter

Why did we choose Shelley’s? Usually when you go somewhere to eat with a view to writing about it afterwards, you’re assessing the venue and the experience. This was slightly different. We visited Shelley’s Restaurant which is a part of the Richmoor Hotel on The Esplanade in Weymouth as much out of curiosity about the…

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Tents, trees & treats

Roundhill Campsite

Tents, trees & treats Ever since I was young, I’ve loved camping, and it’s always been in the New Forest. My family didn’t have a lot of money when I was younger – so hopping on the train with our tents on our backs was the perfect little holiday. Last week I decided I’d spent…

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Clifton Chilli Club review the “Antidote”

The Antidote from Dorset Chilli Shop

International Success

Back in May, Dorset Chilli Shop’s Antidote won a silver medal in the New York City Hot Sauce Expo. International recognition for an outstanding sauce created by a husband and wife team from Bournemouth. A huge and absolutely deserved reward for their efforts and creativity.

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Nativ Nigerian Restaurant

About 5 years ago, I visited Africa. The first part of the trip was to climb Kilimanjaro and that was followed by a safari in the Serengeti. Due to the type of trip this was, food was not really a priority for anything other than keeping me fuelled. Having geared myself up for the trek and imagined all the animals I’d hoped I would see, oddly for me, food didn’t factor into the equation quite as much as it usually would when I travel.

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The Nonsense of Raw Chocolate

Cacao Products - The Nonsense of Raw Chocolate

The Myth As Dorset’s only bean-to-bar, craft chocolatemaker we sell our chocolate online and at fairs. Bean-to-bar means that we make chocolate from the actual, unroasted cacao bean as opposed to buying industrial couverture for re-melting or reconstituting ingredients like cacao powder, cacao butter, etc to create a chocolate. People often ask us if we…

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The Butchers Dog in Wimborne

The Butchers Dog Logo

All over Dorset, bars, micro-pubs and ale houses are providing new options for discovering great beers, ales, lagers and more. There’s something of a revolution taking place right now and one of the most exciting places for those who like to try a new pint is Wimborne.

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Spice Of Life – Dorset Chilli Shop

Over the last couple of years, Dorset Chilli Shop has established itself as one of the county’s finest producers and retailers. If you like to kick things up a notch in the kitchen, you won’t find a better choice of spicy sauces anywhere in the UK. They were recently recognised for their efforts when they won ‘Best…

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