The Nook and Cranny

The Nook and Cranny

The Nook and Cranny


Tucked away in the country lanes of the hamlet of Hook near Warsash, the Nook and Cranny is a family-owned and run restaurant and bar using largely locally sourced ingredients. 

French chef Anthony Guichard owns the restaurant with his wife, Deborah, and resident dog Mabel happily greets visitors and their dogs for lunch, an evening meal, or just coffee and cake. 

The restaurant is small but perfectly formed, with an outside eating area, whitewashed wood and brick walls, cosy upper and lower deck seating areas, and decorative wall cages showcasing the extensive wine offering – there’s also a fantastic selection of gins! 

Titchfield-based Becky Rolls visited with her husband and 5-year-old daughter, Lilly and this is what they had to say about it… Check out her page for more!

The menu has plenty of choices, including sharing platters, fresh seafood dishes, and some delicious-sounding puddings.  


We went for the Devon crab sandwich and lemon mayonnaise, a hearty Steak and Ale Pie and Spaghetti Bolognese for our 5-year-old, Lilly.  


There was no room for puddings, but if you combine your meal with a walk along the shores of the River Hamble, there’s really no excuse not to try the Biscoff cheesecake, or the heavenly chocolate chip cookie pudding with a melting banoffee centre.  


On a Wednesday, Anthony cooks a special four-course menu for £22.95, which includes dishes like pork and pistachio terrine, ovenbaked hake fillet with a white wine and cream sauce, a cheese sharing board, and orange curd and chocolate cake with chocolate sauce. 

The Nook and Cranny is a hidden treat worth seeking out – why not take your dog to meet Mabel? 


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