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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great food, but a bit overpriced for the size of the portions. It did save the hotel experience and was a touch of luxury.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great food, but a bit overpriced for the size of the portions. It did save the hotel experience and was a touch of luxury.

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Pre dinner Bombay gin and tonic came with slimline tonic. when this was questioned we were told that this was all the hotel had. The main restaurant was quite soulless and to bright. The only saving grace was the witty banter of our Irish waiter and the food which was rather good.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lovely food, reasonable price for three courses and very good service. I felt sorry for the grandfather on the next table who ordered mussels for a starter and four were closed or only partly open, he struggled and managed to open one or two. I always thought if they weren't open they shouldn't be eaten? If it was my restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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Gloucestershire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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Restaurant Details

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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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