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7 inspired ideas for an evening out at Whiteley


Classic movies, cocktails, great food and more

Looking for the perfect evening out near Fareham? With a whole host of award-winning restaurants, world-leading street food, retro nights, big-name movies and special screenings at Cineworld plus incredible offers, Whiteley has you covered. Here’s our insider guide.


Step back to the Noughties with Frankie & Benny’s

Ciabatta dippers and mozarella cheese

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Frankie & Benny’s has launched the Bring It Back noughties menu celebrating the best of 2003 with nostalgic plates of calzone pizzas, a Purple Rain cocktail and Coca Cola floats and more. Head there with friends and order the incredible Benny’s Sample Platter with BBQ chicken wings, loaded cheese potato skins, chicken strips, garlic ciabatta bread and onion rings all served with sour cream, BBQ and French dressing dips. Just add Crazy In Love and Cry Me A River to the soundtrack…

Go for a glow-up dinner at Wagamama

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Don’t miss wagamama for tasty noodles, gyoza and bao and its brand new menu of lighter dishes and new cocktails. With Asian-style Padron peppers, koyo bowls of healthy deliciousness (salmon with a sticky red chilli and miso sauce served on a bed of mixed leaves, beetroot, carrot, cucumber, mooli, red radish and edamame beans) and cocktails of pandan colada and thai chilli margarita, this is the way to end your day.

Evening climbing at Rock Up followed by dinner…

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Open until 8pm and with 26 fantastic climbing walls (going up to 8m) Whiteley’s Rock Up is the perfect place to do something different with your evening and enjoy a challenge. Maybe before heading out for food at Wildwood for pizza and pasta or Bar + Block for incredible steaks… now that would be an interesting first date…Book here


Go for late-night sundaes and desserts at Kaspa’s

Exterior of Kaspa's

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Kaspa’s Desserts is sweet-tooth heaven with gelatos, waffles, crepes, milkshakes, smoothies and sundaes with free shakes and cakes for birthdays (you’re never too old to appreciate that). The good mood-inducing menu includes cookie dough, speculoos gelato and peanut butter stacks. Yum.


See the latest movies at Cineworld

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With nine screens, catch the latest blockbusters, cult classics and arthouse releases in the comfort of Cineworld. They’ve got Baskin Robbins ice-cream, a friendly team and it’s the perfect evening escape – with unlimited movies for £15.99 a month. Book here.


Go for tacos and good tunes at Baja Mexicali

Exterior of Baja Mexican tacos

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Meeting up with friends? Enjoy a California-meets-Mexico feast at Baja Mexicali with muchos nachos, tacos and burritos filled with smoky chicken, blackbeans, slaw and guacamole. With cocktails and mocktails and great music, it’s pure joy.


Embrace some street food sharing with friends

Dim sun and sauce

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Sometimes all you want to do with friends is eat some delicious street food and Whitelely has all the best spots in one place. For chicken tenders and peri-peri cravings, head to Nando’s; Prezzo for pizza and pasta; dim sung at Dim t and, for on-the-go burgers, Burger King and Five Guys.


Getting here

There are plenty of free car four-hour parking spaces available at Whiteley (you can top up to six hours for £2). There is also Blue Badge parking in the East, Cinema A, Tesco and Market Square car parks. We also have three very useful Pod Point electric vehicle charging bays – one is located in the East outside Harvester with a further two charging points located outside the cinema in the Cinema B car park.

Whiteley is turning 10 this year and we’ll be planning some special events for everyone to celebrate. Keep an eye on our social channels at Facebook and Instagram and the what’s on section of our website. Plus, sign up to our newsletter