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The Raft

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Pizza, British, Café, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
A bit of an alternative place, excellent service

Enjoyed lunch here recently, service was great from the guy waiting, made a real effort. We all had pizzas and these were properly made, wood fired and well topped from a wonderful looking pizza area at the back. Not cheap but we were pleased with the meal and I will return as the remaining menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
JDWB
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Romsey, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Romsey, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Enjoyed lunch here recently, service was great from the guy waiting, made a real effort. We all had pizzas and these were properly made, wood fired and well topped from a wonderful looking pizza area at the back. Not cheap but we were pleased with the meal and I will return as the remaining menu sounded different with pan dishes,... More 

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Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Excellent and relaxing rustic atmosphere with good variety from cup of tea through snacks to full meal.

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Hampshire UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The Service is excellent,very good selection of food, vegetarian optional excellent atmosphere well worth a visit Lots if wines and Beers to choose from

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Zurich
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95 reviews 95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A diverse menu, with a really friendly owner. From pizza to pasta to burgers to more interesting dishes. Don't be afraid if it looks empty (we actually thought it was closed until we saw someone move). For us it was a life-saver on a Sunday night since nothing else was open for dinner except for some pubs. Good food, good... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely loved our visit there last year, really inventive food with bags of flavor and attention to detail. Service was so good it promoted my husband to tip 20% of the bill. A really fantastic find that we are going to visit again very soon. Well done you guys.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Take a little trip to Milford -on-Sea and seek out this gem of a restaurant. Shark Attack and Love Island pizza and sweet potato fries were our choice of today. Seeing the other dinners chow down on mussels, soup of the day and the great specials board it's certainly a place to seek out of a jaunt to the coast.... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great place to eat, a little hidden gem, try it you wont be disappointed. The food is fantastic will defo be comming back

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Sutton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Came in for lunch on a quiet day. Nice choice of seating arrangements . . . cosy cubicles, party table (for large group), window tables, quiet room in back. Friendly, attentive, experienced service from the owner. Everything on the menu looked good . . . we shared the Green Grow Harmony board for starters. Babaganoush was unorthodox but very tasty,... More 

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Milford on Sea, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great restaurant. Original menu, brilliant food, relaxed atmosphere and very friendly staff. Would happily recommend to anyone. I'm actually getting hungry just thinking about it..... That's wrong I know. Enjoy.

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South of England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have been to The Raft for lunch three times now and always find the staff really friendly and welcoming. The food is lovely and fresh and just a little bit 'different' from the normally cafe food on offer. It is a great place to relax, especially for a morning or afternoon coffee as they have some lovely comfy chairs.

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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: Pizza, British, Café, 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?