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The Raft

11 High Street, Milford on Sea, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 0QF, England
+44 01590 645300
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza, British, Café, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Surrey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Service very good and friendly. Booking imperative as it becomes busy from early evening onwards. Meal good but didn't set the world alight. Would return.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went to The Raft with two friends. Friendly welcome and interesting decor, although not to everyone's taste. Uncomfortable metal chairs, some with cushions some without. Sardines chosen for my starter turned out to be one small sardine on a very thick slice of bread. Not at all what was expected. Main course was a chicken, artichoke and brie calzone. Oh... More

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Hampshire UK
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Visited this restaurant for the first time after some friends had recommended it & I'd checked out the menu online. I had a lovely meal, a sardine fillet on crostini followed by a wonderful salad based on chicken & roasted red peppers. My Mother had the same starter then a whole sea bass as a main course. She found the... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to this Restuarant since we moved into the area a couple of years ago, and every time it is a delight! Yes there are other restaurants in the area that will give you quality but you will pay far more for the pleasure. Where as the Raft will give you quality at a reasonable price and... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Back to The Raft for the second year and it didn't disappoint. The six of us (2 adults and 4 children) were very well looked after. Pizza's and burgers were scrummy and the kids loved their 'divine hot chocolates'. Coffee - best in the area.....if we are this way again next year we will definitely visit again.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Lovely little restaurant so book early. Mauritian owner is delightful and remembered us from a previous visit last year. Small menu but all the better for that. Good locally caught fish dishes. Excellent pizzas 50p donation to breast cancer for bottle of water which is a great idea

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ENGLAND
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Booked this restaurant in advance as we were visiting Milford On Sea whilst on holiday. Was greeted by a really friendly guy, shown to our table (booth) straight away. Great atmosphere, fantastic tunes playing in background. Really enjoyed the various pizzas myself and my family chose, followed by the delicious cheesecake.. We all left very happy and full :))

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great atmosphere and friendly service, but food only disappoints. When the best thing you order is "Chicken Thai green curry calzone", you know something is wrong. The blue fin board consisted mainly of deep fried "Iceland" quality white bait. The swordfish burger we ordered as a main wasn't a burger at all - but a piece of fish sandwiched between... More

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New Milton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

i was taken here for my Birthday on 12th August by my Fiancé. We have eaten in here before and it was lovely. we were shown to our table by the owner (i think), he is very warm and welcoming. When it came to ordering, he persuaded me to have the beetroot coleslaw along side my chicken burger, and it... More

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband, my baby daughter and I had lunch at the Raft, sat in their pretty gardens. I had the daily special which was a fig and gorgonzola tart, really tasty with the most delicious pastry! My husband had a chorizo and pepper pizza which was also very good. Lovely friendly staff and unhurried, relaxed atmosphere.

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