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The Raft

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French, Pizza, Cafe, British, Bistro
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11 High Street, Milford on Sea, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 0QF, England
+44 01590 645300
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Booked this on recommendation by the owners of the B&B in which we stayed. Great vibe (but non-pretentious), good menu choice, great food, friendly service and family-friendly. Would certainly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Louise B
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Wescliff-on-Sea, Essex
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English first
Wescliff-on-Sea, Essex
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Booked this on recommendation by the owners of the B&B in which we stayed. Great vibe (but non-pretentious), good menu choice, great food, friendly service and family-friendly. Would certainly recommend.

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere and friendly staff, being our first visit (group of eight) we sat at the front looking out as the world goes by... The food is first class from starters to mains and to finish off fantastic deserts. If you're a fish lover you must try the Blue fin board to start with and the Fishy pan for a... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Had supper here last week with the kids (10 and 12). The raft is warm and friendly, and the team make you feel very at home. they are friendly and smiley and very swet with the kids. Service pretty good and the place has a great vibe, with beach bleached furniture, big fire place and a blackboard to draw on.... More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I visited this morning just for nibbles and a drink, I have never been before and was so surprised! It is such a nice atmosphere and I cannot wait to go back properly for dinner. We are already planning to use it for some private functions next year and a birthday later next month! I had a desert and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited The Raft as a party of 4 to celebrate my mums 75th birthday. This was my first visit & I was very impressed. The staff where very friendly on our arrival & where happy to book us a taxi when I couldn't get a phone signal. The service was reasonably quick & again the staff where very friendly.... More 

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Hertfordshire, UK
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We love this place! Having recently moved to the area, we found this little gem and have ensured that we show it off to all our friends who come to visit. Food is superb; excellent atmosphere and lovely staff. We are particularly impressed with Denny, Georgie and Alex. When you have lots of friends and want to really show off,... More 

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Alicante Province, Spain
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had Camembert to start, Meat Pan for main and peanut brownie for desert. Every thing was very very tasty. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This quirky bistro restaraunt is a must visit when holidaying in Millford On Sea. From the warmest of welcomes from the charismatic owner, who makes you feel like a long lost friend to the excellent food this really is a special place. We visited twice trying the delicious pizzas with unusual toppings, and the burgers the sword fish burger was... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Came here for a night out with friends. What a great place ! The food was really good and well presented and the atmosphere was vibrant. The service was good but sometimes a little slow. In fairness to the staff though , the restaurant was absolutely heaving. Not the place to go if you are hard of hearing. It's very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After being recommended this restaurant by my sister, my boyfriend and I decided to celebrate our year together with a nice meal. It looks tiny from the outside but is surprising spacey inside. We went on Tuesday 11th and we were welcomed in by staff, sat immediately and were attentively served all night. Nice glass of pink prosecco accompanied my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 High Street, Milford on Sea, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 0QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Lymington  >  Milford on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 01590 645300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Pizza, Cafe, British, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?