Travel through taste

Got the holiday blues? There’s no need whilst staying in Bognor Regis. The Mediterranean type weather the last few weeks has created a light-hearted vibe throughout the south coast, now all you need is holiday quality food combined with a sunny atmosphere.

If the Med is where you’re dreaming off visit SEN, a thematic restaurant and tapas bar just a short walk from the High Street. Meat lovers, fish fanatics and vegetarians are all well catered for and the selection of tapas will have you sharing dishes such as Patatas Bravas, Gambas Al Ajillo and Dolma in true Mediterranean friendly style.

If you don’t feel like sharing, try the mains – Espaba Al Hierro (Chargrilled Swordfish) and the Lamb Shish Kebab come highly recommended. Sangria is everyone’s favourite part of Spain; the only issue here is whether to choose the red wine or champagne based one. The atmosphere is intensified at night, when the restaurants scenic murals, splashed with UV paint, really come to life.

If you’re looking for something with a little more heat, Cardamom Bay, an Indian restaurant on the Queensway, may take your fancy. Self-proclaimed ‘the best curry in Bognor Regis’, I’d have to agree. The fresh yet intimate décor creates the perfect atmosphere for those seeking a Biryani in style. But once you’re there you may be tempted by the names of dishes you’d only expect to find in India such as a Sizzling Shaslic Wala (a chef special) or a Balti Saag Gosht (from the Punjab region). A recommendation of mine is the Sag Roll for starters, ‘Spinach, cheese and mash potatoes covered with breadcrumbs and deep fried’, it’s a vegetarian friendly mouth waterer.

If you feel like staying in why not transport yourself to China and order from Ting’s Chinese Takeaway. The plentiful menu offers something for everyone (Black Bean Sauce lovers won’t be disappointed) not only Chinese style but Japanese Udon and Thai Curries are also on the menu. A vegetarian novelty – Bean Curd, Vegetarian Duck and Vegetarian Chicken dishes are also available for the non-meat eater sick of mushrooms and vegetables.

After you’ve done all that travelling you are sure to be tired so relax at the Lobster Pot overlooking the sea in Felpham. Your four-legged friend is welcome to stop here, whilst you feast on local Sea Bass or perhaps the Dressed Selsey Crab. Best of all, there is no need to worry about the weather. When the heat dies down and we once again become rainy England, the Lobster Pot offers outside heating, so you can enjoy your locally sourced ice cream whilst overlooking a view which is truly one of the greatest in the world.

Thanks to Eloise Downer for this article – Marketing and Tourism Management student at University of Chichester Business School.

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