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“Should this be emotional?”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of JSW

JSW
Ranked #2 of 66 Restaurants in Petersfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $235
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Havant, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Should this be emotional?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

7 Course taster menu .... should really make some clever sounding comments about the "well constructed menu" "thoughtful culinary journey" "high quality ingredients" etc ..... but ..... I won't do that ..

We were welcomed like members of the family into a cosy yet spacious room. Elegant understatement, I suppose you'd say. Appetisers quickly brought to the table to fend off the saliva promoting smells from the kitchen and other tables. A most delicious haddock dip with fresh bread sticks, olives and bits. Anyway, forget the detail .... this was a fabulous lunch, course after course of beautifully presented perfectly cooked food, variety of ingredient, technique, everything you'd expect from a renowned and celebrated chef ... but there was a high point, a dish that took me back too many years to mention to my childhood and to a particular moment in a particular meal when father was clearing the remnants of the roast and mother was serving the pudding, a combination of rich fragrances, tastes and visions .... don't want to say which course it was ... try it for your self. Time and money well spent, an excellent place to eat drink and be merry. Uncommonly pleasurable in this day and age to be made to feel so special from start to finish. Thank you Jake and the JSW team.

  • Visited November 2013
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Surrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful 7 course tasting menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were treated to sunday lunch at JSW, where we undertook the seven course tasting, best sunday that I have had for a long time. Whilst most of the waiting team were relatively young, the service was excellent. Each course was explained to us when presented and the food looked as good as it tasted. The restaurant took the time to ensure that all courses were suitable for us all, making slight changes to accommodate allergies. Every course was a treat, although the desserts were my favourite. If you get a chance to go to JSW grab it with both hands.

  • Visited November 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“An evening to remember”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

The exquisite food in the seven course taster menu made me realise what an art there is to producing what was, for us, a perfect meal. Small but not mean portions, meant that there was just enough food to allow us to really appreciate the artful flavours and beautiful presentation of every course, without being overwhelmed. Such a treat for the senses! Just as impressive though were the attentive and very efficient staff - all of whom struck the right balance of friendliness. A lovely room and calming décor all added to a special evening. We will return.

  • Visited January 2014
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cape town
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“Outstanding service and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding Michelin star quality food...each dish on the seven course tasting menu was delicious, and without being precious would appeal to many fine diners. They were flexible with the menu and put the experience of the diner ahead of convenience for themselves. The waitrons understood their menu and were clearly proud of dining experience they offer. Highly recommended and extremely good value for money, even on the South African rand which is desperately poor at this stage!

Visited January 2014
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch. I told the waiting staff when I booked that one guest was gluten free. Never before have I as a coeliac been able to eat everything on the menu, as they made a slight adjustment to suit my dietary requirements. All guests loved the 7 course taster menu, the staff were attentive but not in your face, we were unhurried, and we all four came away having had a wonderful meal. Well done!

  • Visited January 2014
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