Food from the Daily Echo

Man vs food-style challenge beaten - by a size six woman

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

IT is the supersize eating challenge that has made grown men cry.

Takeaway chain is moving into Hampshire

Daily Echo:

4:24pm Friday 25th July 2014

TWENTY jobs could be created as the UK’s fastest growing Chinese takeaway chain announces it wants to open five new stores in Hampshire.

TV chef Hugh's new restaurant venture

Daily Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE latest addition to one of the country’s most renowned restaurant-chains has been celebrated by its TV chef owner.

Could you take on the Olympic Breakfast with 5,000 calories?

Daily Echo: Rory McKeown takes on the Olympic Breakfast

9:30am Saturday 14th June 2014

IT is a breakfast fit for an Olympian.

City diner serves up monster hot dog challenge

Daily Echo: Michael Carr prepares to tackle the 2ft hot dog.

10:23am Wednesday 4th June 2014

FIRST it was the giant burger that was enough to feed a family of four for a week, now it is the turn of the humongous hot dog.

Thousands descend on Alresford for Watercress Festival

Daily Echo: A wedding procession makes its way through a packed Alresford during the Watercress Festival.

10:24am Monday 19th May 2014

Around 15,000 people descended on Alresford, near Winchester, for the Watercress Festival, a free annual celebration of Hampshire’s iconic crops.

10,000 people head for Alresford's Watercress Festival

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:00am Tuesday 13th May 2014

BE warned that Alresford will be a tad busy this Sunday from 10am. An estimated 10,000 people are set to attend the annual watercress festival.

Asian restaurant chain Wagamama given the go-ahead for new site in Winchester

Daily Echo: Wagamama restaurants are modeled on the ramen bars found in Japan.

11:01am Tuesday 29th April 2014

A NATIONAL restaurant chain offering Asian-inspired meals has been given the go ahead by Winchester civic chiefs.

Brewery plan gets green light for historic landmark

Daily Echo: Stewart Cross, Aidan Lavin and Mandy Lacey- Cross celebrate their Dancing Man Brewery being granted permission to become a micro-brewery.

9:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Wool House in Town Quay will be converted into a brew house and restaurant after city planners gave proposals the green light.

Broadcaster Chris Evans strikes deal in Lymington

Daily Echo: Broadcaster Chris Evans strikes deal in Lymington

5:00am Monday 7th April 2014

ONE of Britain’s best-known broadcasters has spoken of his excitement after revealing that he is going to help run a Hampshire eatery.

Bangers are a smash

Daily Echo: JUDGES: James Golding and Frances Slade.

10:43am Wednesday 19th March 2014

EVER fancied a banana split sausage or what about venison and chocolate?

TV chef dies aged 66

Daily Echo: Clarissa Dickson Wright

11:37am Monday 17th March 2014

Former TV chef Clarissa Dickson Wright has died at the age of 66, her agents said today.

10 facts for Pancake Day plus five topping ideas for you to try tonight

Daily Echo: Batter get ready, the race is on for pancake day

11:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Stock up on flour and eggs and grab the frying pan - it's Pancake Day! To celebrate we've put together a list of ten fun pancake facts plus some ideas for fillings to try out tonight.

Chinese restaurant fined after traces of mice found

Daily Echo: Chinese restaurant fined after traces of mice found

10:55am Tuesday 25th February 2014

Traces of mice were found at a popular Chinese restaurant, it has been revealed.

The welly-wearing restaurateur

Daily Echo: The welly-wearing restaurateur

2:41pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

Farmer Will Buckley is kicking off his wellies to serve up meat reared in the Hampshire countryside straight onto the dinner plate at his new restaurant in Southampton. He talks to Tara Russell about his sustainable model and why the city has never tasted anything as good as grass-fed meat

Floods cost pub £70,000

Daily Echo: Flooding at the White Swan in Mansbridge, Southampton

2:40pm Friday 7th February 2014

A POPULAR pub has lost £70,000 due to being flooded repeatedly in recent weeks, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Celebrity chef closes city centre restaurant

Daily Echo: Jamie Oliver and co-owner of Union Jacks Chris Bianco outside the new restaurant in Winchester

9:55am Tuesday 28th January 2014

JAMIE Oliver's Union Jacks restaurant in Hampshire has closed its doors for the last time.

Groups campaign against pub plan for historic building

Daily Echo: Campaigners outside the Wool House.

11:20am Tuesday 17th December 2013

ART lovers in Southampton have pleaded with council bosses to scrap plans to convert one of the city’s most historic buildings into a pub and restaurant.

Pub celebrates after being named the best in Hampshire

Daily Echo: Landlord and landlady Graham and Lisa Morris with customers.

10:30am Tuesday 5th November 2013

THE South Western Arms in St Denys, Southampton, has been crowned the Daily Echo's Best Local.

Top chef Simon Rogan lands job at prestigious restaurant

Daily Echo: Simon Rogan

2:25pm Monday 4th November 2013

SOUTHAMPTON'S top chef will take the helm at one of the country's most prestigious restaurants.

Hampshire pub awarded prestigious accolade

Daily Echo: Michelin’s Phil Baldock celebrates with The Greyhound's head chef Alan Haughie, owner Lucy Townsend and pub regulars

11:12am Friday 1st November 2013

IT’S official – Hampshire is home to the best pub grub in the UK.

Sprinkles Gelato opens new ice cream parlour in Southampton

Daily Echo: Yaqub, Sharit, Siraj and Ibrahim Ahmed at the opening of Sprinkles. Picture by Matt Watson. Order no: 17379093

1:10pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

DOZENS of people enjoyed some tasty treats as an icecream parlour opened its doors for the first time in Southampton.

Sprinkling a taste of Italy on to high street

Daily Echo: The new Sprinkles Gelato store in Above Bat Street, Southampton

5:06pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

THEY are the cold treats that are helping heat up the Hampshire economy.

Is this the UK's biggest burger?

Daily Echo: The Rockstone landord Max Greenwood with the giant burger

9:03am Monday 30th September 2013

A SOUTHAMPTON pub has produced what it thinks could be the UK's biggest burger.

Rugby star opens cafe and wine bar

Daily Echo: Chris Robshaw, left, and former Hampshire cricketer Kevin Latouf.

5:18pm Monday 30th September 2013

HE is used to getting to grips with the world’s best rugby players.

Former chip fryer is Britain's top chef

Daily Echo: Simon Rogon is Britain's top chef

10:30am Thursday 5th September 2013

A FORMER Millbrook schoolboy who began his cookery career by frying chips has been revealed as Britain’s top chef.

Win: A pair of tickets to the Cake and Bake Show, with Bonne Maman

Daily Echo: Win: A pair of tickets to the Cake and Bake Show, with Bonne Maman

12:36pm Wednesday 4th September 2013

The Cake & Bake Show - an experiential live event for baking and cake decorating fanatics, will be returning once again to Earls Court this month.

Customers rally round to save restaurant

Daily Echo: Owner Paul Bayntun, 63, with Sophie Bayntun, 27, restaurant manager, and regulars at the restaurant

11:42am Wednesday 21st August 2013

CUSTOMERS have leapt to the defence of a popular restaurant on the eve of a planning inquiry that could decide its fate.

Will this be voted best pub in the country?

Daily Echo: Rocking for Rockstone

11:55am Thursday 1st August 2013

A SOUTHAMPTON watering hole is in the running to be the country’s best pub.

Botleigh Grange Hotel, Southampton

Daily Echo: Botleigh Grange Hotel, Southampton

WHEN the Plumpton family called time on the Botleigh Grange Hotel and handed the reins to new management, it was the end of an era.

Celebrate Hampshire's finest food tomorrow

Daily Echo: Lainston House Hotel

11:54am Friday 12th July 2013

A CELEBRATION of the region’s finest food and drink will see ‘Hampshire’ as the dish of the day at Sparsholt College’s Taste of Hampshire.

Rice Up - the little ethical shop taking on the big supermarkets

Daily Echo: Rice Up - the little ethical shop taking on the big supermarkets

9:01am Monday 8th July 2013

As supermarkets are facing resistance for moving into small communities, Sally Churchward meets a group of local people who are fighting back by setting up a store of their own

TV chef wants to work with residents over controversial restaurant

Daily Echo: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall wants to turn historic Abbey Mill into a restaurant

2:31pm Wednesday 3rd July 2013

A CELEBRITY chef has pledged to address concerns over his new Hampshire restaurant.

TV chef's controversial restaurant plan gets green light

Daily Echo: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall wants to turn historic Abbey Mill into a restaurant

4:02pm Thursday 20th June 2013

WINCHESTER planners have today backed controversial plans for a new city restaurant.

Brasserie Blanc, Winchester

Daily Echo: Brasserie Blanc, Winchester

I WAS at once embarrassed. Who after all visits the restaurant of one of the world’s top French chefs, orders lamb and asks for mint sauce?

Ed’s Easy Diner, Southampton

Daily Echo: Ed’s Easy Diner

6:35pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

ED’s Easy Diner does what it says on the tin.

Bottoms up to celebrate annual beer festival

Daily Echo: Dave Waidson and Jina Davis at Southampton Beer Festival

12:13pm Friday 7th June 2013

PINTS were supped under a perfect summer’s evening as punters previewed the Southampton Beer Festival.

Commitment to local produce

Daily Echo: Tr acy Nash, commercial manager at Hampshire Fare; Oliver Weeks, managing director of Ideal Collection, Jim Hayward, executive chef at Ideal Collection and Mike Wright, chairman of Hampshire Fare

5:37pm Wednesday 5th June 2013

A GROUP of local people with a passion for hospitality has been busy over the last decade creating a collection of hospitality venues which are both sensitive and responsive to the needs and wants of the local communities they serve.

The former cold war spy who is now a Hampshire chef

Daily Echo: The former cold war spy who is now a Hampshire chef

10:10am Sunday 2nd June 2013

Ian Wooldridge, head chef at Kimbridge Restaurant and Annie’s Tea Rooms has a colourful history. He tells Sally Churchward how he made the transition from spy to chef

Celebrity chef to transform historic building in to restaurant

Daily Echo: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall wants to turn historic Abbey Mill into a restaurant

12:00pm Wednesday 29th May 2013

CELEBRITY chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is close to an agreement with planners over transforming an historic Hampshire building into a new restaurant.

Cooking up crocodile and kangaroo at a Southampton restaurant

Daily Echo: Cooking up crocodile and kangaroo at a Southampton restaurant

2:00pm Sunday 26th May 2013

Cooking crocodile and kangaroo is all in a day’s work for Ian Baker, executive head chef of Coco Rio in Southampton.

McDonald’s to fight rejection

Daily Echo: Chris Wilson enrolled as a McDonald’s apprentice

11:41am Friday 24th May 2013

FAST food giant McDonald’s has vowed to overcome objections to a multimillion- pound restaurant scheme that would create more than 60 jobs.

Lainston House's head chef Philip Yeoman reveals his inspiration

12:50pm Sunday 19th May 2013

He has worked at some of the country’s top restaurants and is now impressing guests at Lainston House with his culinary talents. Head chef Phil Yeomans talks to Ed Stilliard

Somborne Beer and Music Festival

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:50am Wednesday 15th May 2013

ORGANISERS are hoping for warm weather to entice people to have a tipple at Somborne Beer and Music Festival.

Great service award for city restaurant

Daily Echo: Nando's at WestQuay in Southampton

2:10pm Wednesday 1st May 2013

A RESTAURANT in Southampton’s WestQuay centre scooped a national award for its exceptional customer service.

Meet Rancho's head chef Steve Coxell

Daily Echo: Meet Rancho's head chef Steve Coxell

4:10pm Saturday 27th April 2013

BUTCHER, baker, chef. You’re in the hands of a real foodie when you dine at Southampton’s Rancho restaurant.

The Kings Arms, Lockerley

Daily Echo: The Kings Arms, Lockerley

4:58pm Thursday 25th April 2013

It was a novel twist on the usual pub garden and I could see why the grounds of The Kings Arms at Lockerley, just a ten minute drive north of Romsey, was proving so popular.

Anyone for a cuppa?

Daily Echo: Picture: www.rockstarimages.co.uk

9:45am Wednesday 24th April 2013

CHARLATANS frontman Tim Burgess, pictured, will be adding a foodie twist to the music on offer at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival.

Southampton pub is latest to close it doors

Daily Echo: Southampton pub is latest to close it doors

11:16am Sunday 21st April 2013

A SOUTHAMPTON pub has become the latest Hampshire watering hole to close its doors after the landlord ceased trading.

Thriving brewery ready to celebrate 18th birthday

Daily Echo: Simon Brown, right, toasts success with his godson Dugald Rhodes.

2:00pm Tuesday 16th April 2013

It all started as a bit of banter over a few pints of not very good ale.



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