A friend and I went on the Best of Portsmouth Walking and Tasting Tour recently. It proved to be a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon in this great little city. The selection of restaurants was varied, as were the food choices. I felt we could have skipped the hotdog at Gillies, but my companion thought that was a great counterpoint to some of the other venues.
Since I'm familiar with Portsmouth and it's restaurants, I was hoping to be introduced to some new places. That was not to be. I was happy to return to the Blue Mermaid and the River House - two long-time favorites. I was not so happy to end our tour at the Friendly Toast, a restaurant locally famous for it's health code violations.
All in all, I would recommend this to visitors. The price is appropriate. The restaurants interesting to those not from the area, and our guide, Coleen, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable leader.
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