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It’s all about experimentation!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

If you just watched the latest Cooking By Numbers video you may have thought the meals looked pretty disgusting. While obviously they weren’t the usual culinary delights you may normally expect from us, they did actually taste quite nice!

However that wasn’t really the point: what we wanted to show off is how a bit of experimenting in the kitchen can go a long way. While Scotch egg, apple and pepper may not be a family favourite, it was a very ingenious dish and made the most out of a collection of unusual ingredients.

From time to time you may have a random selection of ingredients in your cupboard that you aren’t really too sure what to do with. While they may not be as extreme as the combinations featured in the video, with a bit of experimentation and cooking know-how you may be able to come up with your own unique culinary delight.

So next time you’re stuck for something to eat why not be a bit more adventurous – you may be surprised with what you create!

University of Portsmouth Campus Guide

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Wanting to find the best food on campus? Look no further! Here’s a breakdown of the best places for food and drink at your uni!

3rd Space – Student Centre PO1 2EF
On the first floor of the Student Centre, the new 3rd Space for students has room for working, eating and relaxing.
our new catering facility offers a wide range of drinks & snacks
Opening hours
10:00 – 15:30 Monday – Thursday
10:00 – 15.00 Friday

901 – Anglesea Building PO1 3DJ
This coffee shop is found off Anglesea, in the internet cafe.
Come and visit our convenient “grab & go” facility offering a
variety of drinks, sandwiches’ and cakes.
Opening hours
9:00 – 15:00 Monday – Friday

Eldon Building Art Cafe PO1 2DJ
Come and try some of the delicious choices from our extensive new
menu, including breakfast rolls, panninis, jacket potatoes and our new
salad bar.
Opening hours
09:00 – 15:00 Monday – Thursday
09:00 – 14:30 Friday
Park Building Coffee Shop PO1 2DZ
The catering team are situated in the student common room in the
basement of this building. We now serve a much improved menu,
offering a range of hot and cold snacks to order.
Opening hours
08:30 – 15:30 Monday – Tuesday – Thursday
08:30 – 14:30 Wednesday – Friday
Cafe Coco,Gun House, The Student Centre PO1 2EF
Looking for a place to relax or just a different atmosphere? Café Coco
is an excellent choice. Offering a range of quality snacks, premium
Fairtrade hot and cold drinks. With large tables, friendly
wireless access and much more. It’s an ideal place to meet up with
friends, relax, collect your thoughts and get going again.
Opening hours
08:30 – 16:00 Monday – Thursday
08:30 – 15:00 Friday
Water Hole PO1 2EF
Located in the bar area of the Student Centre, Cambridge Road.
Offering a wide variety of hot or cold meals and snacks, the menu now
Includes a variety of Halal dishes. Choose from the menu and then relax with a drink from the bar while your food is freshly prepared for you to
enjoy. Regardless of your budget or needs you’ll find something to satisfy
you here. Join the breakfast club from 10:30 to 11:30.
Opening hours
10:30 – 11:30 Breakfast served 11:30 – 16.00 Main menu served
10:30 – 11:30 Breakfast served 11:30 – 15:00 Main menu served
St George’s Building Coffee Shop PO1 2HY
Our coffee shop can be found in the basement where the catering
are happy to serve you a variety of hot and cold snacks and
The Breadline baguett
es are freshly made daily on site.
Opening hours
10:00 – 14:00 Monday – Friday
Library Coffee Shop PO1 2ST
A bright and airy place for you to meet your friends, and enjoy a
variety of snacks and beverages.
Opening hours
09:30 – 19:00 Monday – Thursday
09:30 – 14:30 Friday
Portland Building Coffee Shop PO1 3AH
Come and enjoy our vast range of Breadline baguettes, freshly made
on campus daily. Along with a variety of hot pasties and pies, snacks,
beverages and Fairtrade coffee.
Opening hours
09:30 – 15:30 Monday – Thursday
09:30 – 15:00 Friday
Dennis Sciama Building – The Hub.PO1 3FX
Serving a large selection of hot & cold snacks and freshly ground
Fair trade coffee (the best you have tasted for a long time). If you
likeyour food hot, the Inferno Pizza is served from 11:00 till late, or
drop in for breakfast and choose from a wide range of morning goods
from 08:00 to 10:00.
The University Catering Department is committed to making your
dining experience as enjoyable as possible, it understands that people
have specific dietary requirements. Many of the meals meet halal and
Kosher standards; please ask if you are unsure. Fully qualified chefs
oversee the operation, so they know what’s in your food. Please feel free to
enquire, or inform the catering team of any food allergies you may
have.The catering team are always happy to help.

Opening hours
08:00 – 19:00 Monday – Thursday
08:00 – 16:00 Friday

The Best Ingredients in Portsmouth!

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Here’s a breakdown of all the places we visited in Portsmouth. Hopefully this will help you get out there and find some cool stuff!


Crasswell Street,
City Centre

Bus No.: 3 & 15

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 24hrs. Sat 10pm Close. Sun 10-4.


Goldsmith Avenue
Bus No.: 3

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 21:00


The Bridge Shopping Centre
Fratton Road

Bus No. 3

Mon-Fri 08:30 – 10pm


W A White & Son
288 Arundel Street

Bus No. 21

Mon-Fri 08:30 – 5pm

Mr. Butch

39 Charlotte Street

Bus No.: 6 & 16

Opening Times: Tues – Sat 08:30 – 5pm


Billingsgate Fish Market

Trafalgar Way

Bus No.: 18

Opening Times: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm


Akrams Oriental Supermarket

65 Palmerston Road

Bus No.: 23, 6, 40, 3

Opening Times: 9am – 5pm Mon-Fri

Sun Hung Chang

267 Commercial Road

Bus No.: 3, 15

Opening Times: 9am – 4:30 Tues – Sat