If you love beautiful, historic market towns with cobbled streets, fantastic shopping at independent boutiques, floral displays and quality restaurants, Petersfield is for you. A former coaching hub, this ancient town is located in Hampshire and a popular destination for visitors and the well heeled. Visit the Physic Garden, the town museum, the Flora Twort Museum and St Peter's church, built by the Normans. The town is extremely picturesque and a real pleasure to stroll around.
You'll find some excellent restaurants in Petersfield's surrounding countryside in the stunning setting of the South Downs. Why not enjoy a hearty lunch at one of the local gastropubs, such as The Village Inn in Buriton, before enjoying a walk at Butser Hill or Queen Elizabeth Country Park? The food offering across the region is excellent, with discerning diners enjoying locally-sourced, seasonal and organic ingredients. With a strong surrounding agricultural industry, the restaurateurs build up fruitful relationships with local suppliers and you'll find that the restaurants in Petersfield often reference these local links on the menu.
The town is a local hotspot for the arts, with plenty of plays, live dance, music, arts and sport to enjoy, along with buzzing cafes and bars to complement the Petersfield restaurants. You'll find eateries that double up as bars, with exciting cocktail menus and cosy booths, as well as restaurants in Petersfield that offer live music and other entertainment. Just remember that many of the restaurants in Petersfield get particularly busy at the weekends when the locals swap their city commutes for restaurant brunches and long family dinners. However, you can avoid any disappointment by reserving your table in advance with Quandoo.
Fez on Chapel Street is a fantastic eatery to visit with friends, family or a special someone. It's beautifully decorated inside with traditional Turkish artwork and soft furnishings and has a huge menu packed with authentic meze dishes. Try the marinated olives and grilled halloumi to begin, followed by the flavoursome minced lamb served with roasted Mediterranean vegetables. Or settle into homely Italian warmth and delicious authentic cuisine at La Piazzetta. This venue is intimate and welcoming, with a superb range of classic pizzas and pastas and a mouth-watering daily specials board that includes dishes such as duck breast with an apricot sauce reduction and fresh seasonal vegetables. When you've enjoyed a meal at one of the restaurants in Petersfield, why not leave a review to help other Quandoo diners?