Harden's survey result
“Reliably superb, locally sourced” cooking induces many locals to “return regularly” to Lawrence & Julia Murphy’s “small and friendly” favourite – a converted cottage on the main road running up from the quay, which is celebrating its twentieth year in 2020. One or two reporters this year, however, couldn’t see what the fuss was about.
Lawrence & Julia Murphy have operated their “small” and “utterly charming” dining room in a 17th-century fisherman’s cottage above the quay since 2000, building a “strong local following”. It’s “better than a neighbourhood restaurant but not posh” and its “superb cooking, local produce and attention to detail” “can’t be recommended too highly”.
“A lovely little cottage” up the hill from the quay, which has won an extremely loyal fan club over the years thanks to “exceptional cooking by Lawrence (the chef/proprietor) who uses lots of local ingredients, and excellent service from Julia his wife and her team”. The “small and intimate” premises help make it a sweet place, but even some fans “wish it was a bit bigger”.
Laurence & Julia Murphy’s “truly fantastic small restaurant”, in an old terraced house up the hill from the quay, continues to elicit raves. It combines “lovely food from local suppliers” and “personalised and friendly” service by Julia, who “makes you feel like a guest as well as a customer”.
|Wine per bottle||£18.50|
30 South St, Emsworth, PO10 7EH
lunch noon - 1.45 pm, dinner 7 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: 9.15 pm