Roadside haute cuisine: Popham Little Chef


Little Chef service station has recently undergone a transformation, taking on Heston Blumenthal to revamp the menu in keeping to traditional English cuisine. My boyfriend & I headed off down the motorway in search of Sunday brunch. 45mins later, we arrived in Popham. The interior was pretty quirky with a fun yet slightly surreal feel to it. we shared the following:


Fish & Chips: The beer battered haddock was very fresh & cooked perfectly and the crushed peas were a nice change to the usual green mush. I was expecting chunky chips but we were served mediocre fries instead. The dish didn’t arrive with the much anticipated ‘smell of the chippy’ atomizer which was a big let-down.

Chocolate Truffle Slice: My camera batteries died when dessert arrived unfortunately. I was eager to compare my effort at this dessert to the professional. It came with a layer of tangy passion fruit coulis which complemented the chocolaty richness. However, they were out of popping candy so we made do with freeze-dried strawberries.

Overall, I was initially disappointed but I had unrealistically high expectations. We got back into the car & spent the rest of the day in the beautiful city of Winchester (about 20mins away from Popham)

One response to “Roadside haute cuisine: Popham Little Chef

  1. The dessert was delicious! I’m looking forward to the next TV program. You’re looking very happy in that photo, it must have been taken before the food arrived.

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