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The Raft

Certificate of Excellence
Pizza, Café, 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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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 53
    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
Quirky excellence

Brilliant food and service. Large portions with wonderful olives and garlic nread. Mains excellent. Beautiful house wine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
reedi52
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Brilliant food and service. Large portions with wonderful olives and garlic nread. Mains excellent. Beautiful house wine.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Visited on Saturday night for a birthday dinner with 4 of us. The place was busy and had a nice buzz. Staff coped well with our desire to be in a cubicle rather than on a larger table at the back (we had previously booked for 5 people) Menu is limited but there was a good choice. My chicken burger... More 

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cheshire
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great food good atmosphere would recommend went last year while we were staying in milford. and was not disappointed this year had a lovely meal

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We've visited on several evenings with friends and with our young adult children and had tasty food, great service and basically fun times on each occasion. It's our current favourite. Time to check out the breakfast next week I think.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Visited by chance, lovely place, great staff and food. Was made to feel so welcome which is my main want. Keep up the good work!

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Bournemouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We must have passed the restaurant many times but being Bank Holiday Monday it appeared to be the only restaurant open at lunchtime. The greeting was friendly and service swift and efficient. We both decided to have the Raft Fishy Pan which was excellent. Very rustic but well cooked. The décor is unusual but, comfortable, with the large table for... More 

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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A brilliant quirky bistro style restaurant. Excellent food and service and fab décor! Food always great with lots of variety and "Specials" Trio of puds superb, best chocolate brownies ever! Very family friendly of you can hide away at the back in seclusion!!!

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Family friendly restaurant. Ate here with children. Friendly and welcoming to us all. Quirky decor which I liked. Have been here twice.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

you can sit in the morning sun, reading the paper sipping rather good coffee. Not very busy and the estate agent next door has the whole building for sale. lets hope its stays as it is.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Maybe it was the sunlight coming in from the street, the understated décor, the friendly waiter, the faint background music? But, half close your eyes and it could have been Highway 101 out there. Milford beach may not quite be Big Sur, but, though it merely describes itself as "bistro chic", and the service is swift and efficient, Raft has... 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, Café, 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?