FOR MANY of us, the best way to start a weekend is by tucking into a brunch.

Whether you're looking to shake off last night's hangover with a Bloody Mary, or you need an excuse to munch on avocado and toast, brunch deserves to be done properly.

We’ve pulled together a list of the top four places to go for brunch in Romsey and Test Valley, according to TripAdvisor, and these are the results.

1) That Little Tea Shop, The Hundred, Romsey

Nestled in the heart of the market town, the family-run business claims it has been hailed by regulars as Romsey's "best kept secret".

Some of their dishes include the American breakfast, full English and breakfast muffin.

One reviewer said: "[It is] so lovely to be back here with my elderly parents.

"[It is] one of our favourite tea shops and they have done an amazing job to implement all the new requirements for COVID-19 safety, whilst keeping the same family friendly atmosphere."

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2) TeaCups, Latimer Street, Romsey

The family-run cafe and tearooms opened in June 2016 and serves breakfast all day.

Some of the dishes customers can choose from include a vegetarian or vegan sausage sandwich, eggs royale and savoury cream tea.

One person said: "In my opinion, this is the best cafe in Romsey; independently run by lovely people.

"[There is a] great choice of food, including vegan options and [there are] always some specials including homemade soups."

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3) Dish Deli & Kitchen, Latimer Street, Romsey

Operating since 2011, Dish believes they can offer something for every foodie.

Their deli stocks local cheeses, eggs, pies and quiches and on their shelves people can find everything from jams, crackers, wines and beers.

One reviewer said: "We went to Dish Deli & Kitchen on a busy Saturday lunchtime.

"You're spoilt for choice, as the menu is extensive and all along the walls are blackboards with additional specials."

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4) The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield Road, Braishfield

The dog-friendly pub is an "ideal place for a meal or a light snack", according to their website.

A few of their dishes include breaded Japanese style prawns, with a sweet chilli dip, warm mini Camembert, served with crusty bread and a cranberry dip, and tuna mayonnaise sandwiches.

One reviewer said: "After a wonderful morning walk with the dogs we popped in for mid-morning drinks. The staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating... dog treats were on hand.

"The open fire and grandad chairs made it hard to leave."

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