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10 best ways to enjoy an evening at Whiteley

Get ready to chill and let's raise a toast to summer! Whether it's a side of gossip as you relax with friends, or celebrating a special occasion, let Whiteley do the hard work. With a world of summer flavour for you to explore at a range of restaurants, all you need to do is decide - will it be breakfast, burgers, pasta or pizza?

Stores are open until 7pm, plus many restaurants and leisure operators open until late, we’ve got plenty to tempt you with. To help with your planning, we’ve created our guide to making the most of your time.

 

1. Enjoy the new menu at Wildwood

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The well-crafted menu at Wildwood offers a wide grill selection and provides something for everyone including, classic pizza and pasta dishes, as well as tasty salads and comforting risottos.

The new spring menu features many fresh flavours including our seafood linguine with prawns, mussels and squid in a delicate white wine and garlic sauce. Or how about the Antipasti platter for two, perfect for sharing with friends with a bottle of wine!

Book on the Wildwood website.

2. Relaxed dining at Wagamama

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If pan-Asian cuisine is your thing, head to Wagamama and enjoy their incredible Asian-inspired menu.

Some fresh new dishes have arrived just in time for summer! Try the spicy miso corn alongside the chicken katsu salad perfectly matched with the cherry blossom lemonade.

There’s no need to book in advance, so rock up any time and take a seat on one of their benches. With all kinds of rice and noodle dishes, alongside fresh salads and shareable sides, it’s the perfect place for a relaxed dinner with a friend. There are desserts, fresh juices, hot drinks, wine, sake and expertly crafted Asian beers too, along with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.

3. Dig into a handcut steak at Bar+Block

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Bar+Block believes in serving up carefully selected steaks with none of the traditional steakhouse stuffiness.

Each classic steak, which is reared from British and Irish Angus breeds, renowned for their taste and tenderness, is matured for at least 30 days and hand cut to match your appetite.

If you fancy a cold beer or cheeky cocktail to match, check out the extensive drinks menu which now features a whole host of new additions – including low alcohol options too. 

 

4. Turn up the heat at Nando’s

Head to Nando’s to taste its legendary flame-grilled PERi PERi chicken dishes and mouth-watering sides.  

This year sees the return of the fan favourite Mango and Lime to their PERi PERi flavours. Plus if you're looking for a plant-based alternative for Veganuary, the current menu now includes a spiced chickpea burger and new and improved Portobello Mushroom & Halloumi Pitta is back, which now has chilli jam, wild garlic aioli and lettuce on top.

 

5. Sip a cocktail at Baja Mexicali

One of the new additions to Whiteley, this independent Californian restaurant and cocktail bar serves up a traditional mix of Mexican-Californian foods. Its menu includes tacos, burritos, quesadillas, Asada fries and churros, alongside classic margaritas and Mexican-style hot chocolate.

 

6. Make room for a sweet treat at Kaspa’s Desserts

Satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy an evening treat during an after-dinner stroll or to round off an evening of retail therapy.

For a scoop or two of gelato, or delicious waffles, crepes, milkshakes and sundaes, Kaspa’s Desserts has an amazing array of hot and cold desserts all under one roof.

 

7. Customise your order at Five Guys

Exterior of Five Guys at Whiteley.

If you’re looking for places to eat in Whiteley, then Five Guys should be firmly on your list.

Five Guys prides itself on making succulent, hand-formed burgers especially to order, served alongside mouth-watering, hand-cut fries.

The menu offers up to 15 free toppings for each of its burgers, hotdogs and sandwiches, meaning you have more than 250,000 combinations to choose from. Combine that with the milkshake mix-ins which offer 1,000 possible combinations and the choice is practically endless.

Whether you want to stick to the classics or go big on the customisation, at Five Guys you’ll always get exactly what you want.

 

8. Grab a friend and shop your summer wardrobe

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 With a whole host of shops at Whiteley – from H&M, JD Sports, River Island, Next and Fat Face to Joules, Pandora and Seasalt Cornwall – enjoy some late-night retail therapy and stock up on essentials for the latest season.

Why not make a trip out of it and bring a friend along? They can help you pick the perfect outfits, encourage you to try on new styles and after the shopping is done, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants here at Whiteley.

Our stores are open until 7pm, and as we’re generally quieter after 6pm, so visiting us in the evening is a good way to shop at a more leisurely pace.

 

9. Enjoy the big summer movie releases at Cineworld

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There's some big releases due this summer coming to Cineworld including Top Gun: MaverickThor: Love and Thunder and Jurassic World.

After a long day at work, a cinema trip is perfect to just sit back, relax and enjoy the film. With nine screens of pure entertainment and a Baskin Robbins for refreshments, there are always plenty of options available.

It’s always best to plan ahead by viewing the latest Fareham cinema listings and booking tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

 

10. Get the adrenalin going at Rock Up

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If you’re looking for a more unusual way to reconnect with friends and family, then a group activity is one to consider.

Rock Up offers an indoor climbing adventure with 17 incredible climbing walls towering over eight metres. Great for all ages and abilities, the friendly team cater from novice to expert – and everything in between. Visitors are recommended to book online in advance to avoid disappointment and for a faster check-in on arrival. Pre-booking will also save £1 per climber.

 

Find a full list of our stores, restaurants and leisure operators as well as our opening times, on our Eat Drink and Shop page.