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7th February 2023

Executive Chef Simon Hartnett speaks up for the importance of using local produce

Top chefs from across the Central South region took part in a panel discussion at the Business South Local Produce Trade Show – and our...

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21st November 2022

We are in the top 10% worldwide for restaurants, says Tripadvisor

Positive reviews from our satisfied diners have helped us to secure a major accolade from Tripadvisor for our Restaurant 1865. Every year Tripadvisor celebrates restaurants...

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21st June 2022

Let them eat cake – preparing for the Southsea Food Festival

Head of Pastry at the Queens Hotel, Southsea Chloe Barter loves the alchemy that results from mixing simple ingredients to create mouth-watering teatime treats. “Afternoon...

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2nd March 2022

Looking back at a right royal tea party …

To launch our year of regal events to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we held ‘a right royal’ tea party for little princes and...

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7th February 2022

Jack’s dish fit for the Queens

It’s National Apprenticeship Week (Feb 7-13) and we are proud to showcase our apprentice Jack Breach. Jack,17, joined the kitchen team as a Kitchen Porter...

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20th September 2021

Apprentice chefs Ketan and Jack on track for a career in catering

With so much talk about the hospitality industry struggling to fill thousands of jobs, we are delighted to welcome apprentices Ketan Dixon-Whiteaway and Jack Breach...

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8th May 2021

Introducing Restaurant 1865

Introducing 1865.. A brand new, relaxed fine dining restaurant in the heart of Southsea at the Queens Hotel, opening Thursday, 20th May. To try our...

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12th March 2021

Queens Hotel undergoes major revamp during the latest lockdown

With government restrictions forcing the temporary closure of Southsea’s finest hotel, we can finally reveal what has been going on behind closed doors. The latest...

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