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The Raft

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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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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 166
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 8
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  • 1
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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
Great food in a slightly (but deliberately) shabby environment.

It is not often we get to go out as a couple, although I think now that the kids are starting to very much have their own social lives this will happen more and more. A colleague at work suggested The Raft in Milford-on-sea. We took the plunge. We had a lovely welcome - though I think at 6pm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Julian W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is not often we get to go out as a couple, although I think now that the kids are starting to very much have their own social lives this will happen more and more. A colleague at work suggested The Raft in Milford-on-sea. We took the plunge. We had a lovely welcome - though I think at 6pm they... More 

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Thank Julian W
Milford on Sea
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Raft many times, either in the morning for coffee or dinner. Like last night 6 of us had a really enjoyable evening. The service by Georgie could not have been better and the young manager Bez was excellent as usual. The menu at Raft is limited but still plenty to choose from. The best thing is... More 

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Thank Peter R
Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for the first time. Lots of choice plus specials, including sea bass, pizzas, burgers, pasta dishes, a great mix. But having seen a couple of pizzas go by we chose pizza. Lovely thin & crispy lots of topping, made to order. Puddings to die for. Ordered the specials board pear and Kahula brownie and the potted cheesecake to... More 

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Thank Julie H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This establishment is `different`. Looks shabbychique, not over comfy(hard chairs) but is genuinely enjoyable with food thats interesting and tasty. Watch the cost of drinks but house wine was good and reasonably priced. 6 of us dined and all were very pleased with their choice. Take your teenagers/young adults, they love it and suprisingly so will you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Raft is an unexpected treat in the beautiful village of Milford on Sea. The atmosphere is relaxed, with quirky furnishings offering open tables or cozy booths. A massive chalk board announces the extensive specials but we almost always opt for one of their excellent pizzas - crammed with ingredients, unlike the high-street chains. The team at Raft are really friendly... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Been here a few times now and can definitely recommend. Doing a mixture of pizza, seafood, and a few other bits and pieces this restaurant is a lovely retreat of an evening. Very unpretentious, it's just about good food in a relaxed friendly environment. Service is always good and the prices are too. Not much more to say, just go... More 

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Thank Dunna100
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We popped in for a coffee after a bike ride from Lymington to Milford into this quirky restaurant/ cafe and after a quick look at the menu decided to book a table for evening meal. It was probably one of the best meals i have ever had, it was so good we were back at Beaulieu the following weekend so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Went to the raft for lunch and will definitely be going back again. The menu is not big but the quality is fantastic. A little pricey at £60 but I don't mind paying for a good meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We ate here in a group of 8 on a Saturday night when it was busy even though the weather was dreadful outside. We were in the back section near the kitchen, which meant that it was busy with lots of traffic but it was quiet, which suited us. The menu is not cheap, and vegetables are extra, but having... More 

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Thank Louise090
Croxley Green, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

My sister and I visited The Raft on the last evening of our Half Term holiday with our children. The staff were charming; the children had great fun helping them get ready for Hallowe'en. The food pleased everyone and was beautifully presented; it was such a pleasure to eat and to savour the combination of flavours. We had a very... 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: Pizza, British, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?