Hearth Food Garden

Above, comfortable seating behind the fountain in the spaci0us interior at the new Hearth Food Garden 

The Hearth Food Garden is an upscale, newly opened (in June of 2023), food court-style restaurant nestled just steps from Market Square, (MAP), filling the entire ground floor of a new, post-modern ofice building that kind of fits in, but kind of doesn’t, amidst the red brick surroundings of historic downtown Portsmouth.  

Hearth Food Garden is a large, open “gathering place” where guests select from breakfast, lunch, or dinner options at multiple food stations, then seat themselves at tables or in comfortable furniture, near a large stone fireplace with an inviting, living-room look and feel, or in season, on its outdoor patio (see rendering).   

The restaurant endeavors to serve a variety of healthy and sustainable dishes, made with ingredients sourced from nearby farms whenever possible. Menu options include sandwiches, salad bar, seafood, crepes, charcuterie, and pizza, as well as craft beers and wine and a full bar.

The staff has been friendly, and eager to help patrons navigate, and the restaurant operator has a long history in the industry and a clear vision of what this remarkable new restaurant will become.  It is impossible for our editors to predict whether it will be better known for its cuisine or its remarkable ambiance, but we can confidently say that it will be well and favorably known for some balance of each.

The Hearth Food Garden is open from 7 am to 9 pm Daily.  Highly recommended.

60 Penhallow Street