The Lightship at Haslar Marina from boatfolk – a unique dining experience aboard an iconic landmark on the Solent – reopened last month for the summer season! Offering a refined twist on their a la carte menu, an event series that promises delicious revelry for all and unparalleled views across The Solent and the historic Portsmouth Harbour.

With its idyllic position on the English waters, this iconic venue transforms Portsmouth’s historic 1940’s ex-Trinity House light vessel into a destination restaurant with 1940’s gastronomic flair. The Lightship offers both a high-end dining experience mid-deck and a more relaxed, drop-in spot on the top deck for seafood platters and cocktails with a vibrant atmosphere and a sunset backdrop.

The perfect spot for intimate suppers, the mid-deck restaurant has an ever-changing seasonal menu designed by Chef Patron Jamie Fegan, inspired by The Lightship’s surroundings. Using the freshest, locally caught fish and shellfish and finest seasonal produce, the menu showcases perfectly crafted dishes that let the ingredients speak for themselves, with highlights including South Coast Halibut with Clams, Lardon & Saffron Cream, Fruit de Mer with Lobster, Langoustines, King Prawns, Oysters, Smoked Salmon & Cockles  and Lobster Frites with Lobster Hollandaise, Garden Salad and Frites.

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The Lightship offers an impressive range of drinks from local producers including English sparkling wine from The Grange and a range of locally-produced wines from Ashling Park, local beers and ales, gin from Mermaid Gin and rum from Solent Spirit. Cocktails on offer include a selection of modern classics with a twist, including the Smoked Peach Bramble (Isle of Wight spiced rum, Angostura bitters, lemon, peach and thyme syrup), Earl Grey Martini (Mermaid Gin, Earl Grey tea and lemon) and Black & Gold (Black sesame infused brandy, Disaronno and lime).

The new menu won’t be the only draw to The Lightship this summer, as locals and visitors alike are sure to flock to the vibrant event series including live jazz, British wine tasting, sundown sessions, seafood BBQ’s and immersive dining experiences.

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