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14 - 15 High Street, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 9AA, England
01590 677123
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice little High Street retreat

Lovely little bar although can get a bit cramped and over-intimate! Food good and service excellent. Bar man had lots of tips and there were some good wines on offer. This is an honest review - please rate if your found helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
1hampshiregirl
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little bar although can get a bit cramped and over-intimate! Food good and service excellent. Bar man had lots of tips and there were some good wines on offer. This is an honest review - please rate if your found helpful.

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Thank 1hampshiregirl
Andover
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good quality food at great prices, had dinner with friends, nice atmosphere in restaurant and brilliant service

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Thank AndoverAmh
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often eat here at lunch times and breakfasts and evening too.. I love the place and food has never disappointed. At times the service has been slightly haphazard but if you wave your hands around someone will come running... Only ever once walked out because we waited 30 minutes to be seen or not as was the case. You cannot... More 

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Thank Ludi2016
East Molesey, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a last minute Travelzoo deal to stay here and explore the town and coastline. The hotel is in a perfect spot, more so as we secured free parking in their well located car park. The room in the side building was functional, clean and cosy warm, just a few paces away from the main building inside. We stayed one... More 

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Thank eckingtonrooms
New Milton, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I was amazed when looking at restaurant in Lymington not to find this one at the top. I eat here regularly and can't fault it. The coffee is wonderful and served with a homemade biscuit. I have had a variety of light meals here and they have always been good and served promptly by pleasant staff. Then of course they... More 

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Thank ann a
Lymington, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We use the Stanwell restaurant more than any other lunch venue in or around Lymington. We like to reserve a table in the conservatory, in preference to the dining room, as it's more informal and very comfortable. Most Friday's we go into Lymington, not an ordeal as we live pretty much in the centre of town, and as part of... More 

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Thank Frankart_10
Camberley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Food and setting still very good. What leads to my poor rating though is any food service area that is dog friendly. On the day we visited (Saturday lunchtime - 21/11/2015) there were no fewer than six dogs present - with others coming and going. One person with two dogs had one dog sitting on the cushion of a chair.... More 

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Thank DavidM504164
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch on Saturday and the service, food and ambiance were are fantastic. Loved the decor and menu.

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Thank Jacqui G
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Stayed at the hotel and dined in the restaurant. What a refreshing change. Lovely ambiance and great food

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Thank Clive U
Whitstable, Kent
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Tapas are a Spanish culinary tradition.. Not always understood by th British; the counter display; the diffident foreigners approach got something different. Well this place is different. Delicious small bowls of the tastiest titbits. Cubes of pork belly in a sweetened sauce. The most delicate Crab Salad. Lamb in batter with mushy peas. And many , many more, Jill and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 - 15 High Street, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 9AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: 01590 677123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29
  • Cuisine: British, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?