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Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel | South Baddesley Road, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 5ZB, England
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner

The food was of a good quality but the choice was limited in the package deal we had. The alcoholic drinks were very expensive

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The food was of a good quality but the choice was limited in the package deal we had. The alcoholic drinks were very expensive

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The food was good but the service was average as there were not enough staff. The food is pricey and the drinks are a rip off.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Excellent Sunday lunch in this grand old dining room with gorgeous views down the garden to the Solent. Great value for money at £15 for two courses or £19 for three, including a small glass of wine or a soft drink. Service was quick and efficient. Food was good, with 4 or 5 choices for each course, and very well... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The resturant was very warm and stuffy, but the food was excellent. I wanted something not from the Menu and the chef was accommodating and cooked something special. Great Value at £30.00 a head.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I had Sunday Lunch in the Waterford restaurant on 11th May. The setting, location & service were very good indeed. However, the main course of roast beef was a disgrace. It consisted of a "Chargrilled" steak that was served with roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy. As a steak, it would have been really nice, but roast beef... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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198 reviews 198 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

As part of a dinner, bed and breakfast package we ate at The Waterford Restaurant in the main building on Saturday evening and the restaurant was nice and had loads of character, the food excellent and the service superb. However the atmosphere was lacking. It was less than half full and no background music at least that could be heard.... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Beautiful delicious food, stunning in presentation and always of very high quality. Silver service restaurant in Tudor House with historic feature fixtures and fittings and large open fires. Very romantic setting and lovely views whilst dining here. Melt in the mouth steaks and vegetables like you've never tasted before. You must dine here. There's no screaming kids in this restaurant!... More 

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Kent
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13 reviews 13 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Everything first class here - both food and service. Good choice of menu and wine. We'll recommended.

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London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We ate here during a two night stay at the Elmers Court Hotel. Us and two other couples waited patiently to be seated in an almost empty restaurant but of three staff seemed keen to assist us. Eventually we were seated at a nice table. Having been asked if we would like a drink, I asked for the wine list.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We took our kids to the the Waterford (they're 4 and 6). Although it is a white-table-cloth type of place, we always felt at ease and the atmosphere was always quiet yet very pleasant and relaxed. The Salmon was very good, grilled to perfection, though it could do with a little less hollandaise sauce. The soup was good and creamy.... More 

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  • Address: Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel | South Baddesley Road, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 5ZB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Lymington

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