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Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel | South Baddesley Road, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 5ZB, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food, attentive service, great evening

We went as guests at the hotel. We had crispy fried squid and beetroot and goats cheese risotto to start, lamb steak for mains and lime tart with raspberry sorbet and honeycomb cheesecake for dessert. The lamb was particularly good. Colm, our waiter, was professional but easy going and really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went as guests at the hotel. We had crispy fried squid and beetroot and goats cheese risotto to start, lamb steak for mains and lime tart with raspberry sorbet and honeycomb cheesecake for dessert. The lamb was particularly good. Colm, our waiter, was professional but easy going and really added to the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We ate here whilst staying at the hotel. The initial impression was not too encouraging as we were one of only two tables booked in the evening. However that meant we had a window table with view over the grounds. The set price 3 course menu offered a reasonable choice, the food was delicious and well presented for all courses.... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice restaurant with good service and reasonable menu. Wine a little expensive but good choice.pleasant location with views over the grounds towards the solent

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We ate here whilst staying at the hotel Lovely friendly staff quick service Really Lovely tasty food all cooked to perfection Would recommend :)

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lovely setting, Antony the Reception Manager, sorted the booking, all went fantastically. Good service, lots of space between tables. Food was good although the Duck may have been a 'little pinker'. £29 for 3 course A La Carte, very reasonable, wines a little pricey, but good flavours. You will need more toast with Duck Terrine.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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
Cuisine: Seafood

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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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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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