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Stanwells Bistro

14 - 15 High Street, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 9AA, England
01590 677123
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Ranked #38 of 97 restaurants in Lymington
Price range: $0 - $34
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
cheltenham
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Lymington High Street is not blessed with good places to eat, if you do not fancy fish and chips, pasties, sandwiches and ice creams. Nor did I see anywhere down by the quay and marinas. But the boutique hotel of Stanwell House offers a set lunch. Green melon soup on a hot day was most welcome, a very subtle flavour.... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Charming conservatory, outside courtyard & hidden garden. Prompt service from Eurpoean waiting staff. Food took a time to come. Expensive but makes you feel a bit special. Have only tried the light menu, have not tried the formal dining.Discerning clientale.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I used to live in Lymington and I used to regularly visit this excellent venue for meeting friends and family for either lunch or coffee and i was always impressed with quality of food and friendliness of the staff. Sadly this visit was no where near there usual top notch standard, my friend and I shared lunch together and the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Sit down elegant setting. Good food choices. Prices not bad. Waitress service and not hurried. Can get very busy so may need to reserve

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went to Stanwell House for a Fathers Day Lunch. The £24 set menu looked superb and was quite possibly the best food I have had in the area for many years. Surpassing all the supposedly great hotels and restaurants nearby. If I had one piece of advice for the management is that whoever is the head chef Do not... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The quality of the food here is second to none I have yet to eat in the main restaurant for dinner but have eaten lunch here a few times. The fixed 3 course lunch menu is superb, the choice and quality of the cooking is fantastic as is the price, it really is that good. I had the ox cheeks... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Being coming for yonks for the 2 or 3 course lunchtime special. For excellent food at the lowest conceivable price it's also friendly to parties large or small, smart or casual. Garden dining even better if you get the weather for it.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner in the Bistro on Saturday night. Service was unobtrusive but efficient and the waiter was happy to explain the menu choices and the interchangeable options. From the amuse bouche to the coffee every course was superb. Portions were plentiful and the presentation excellent. Main courses of grilled plaice and pork three ways were delicious, but... More

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England
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96 reviews 96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We came here with a "foody French family for a quick lunch stop. The room was buzzy, the staff charming, the food from the light lunch menu (2 kedgerees and 3 beef burgers) delicious and good value. Recommended!

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Welling
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

loved the pigeon to start - need to change their ribeye supplier or call it a quick fry steak. The decod in tue Bistro was really lovely and a great place to sit. Nice big table.

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