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Beresfords Restaurant

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Balmer Lawn Hotel | Lyndhurst Road, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZB, England
+44 1590 623116
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 90
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  • 4
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious, well cooked food

We made use of an Amazon local deal which included £60 towards a meal in the restaurant when staying at the hotel that it is located in. The food, overall, was delicious. Highlights were my friends lobster ravioli starter and my pork main course. I also really enjoyed my caprioska cocktail. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
AliWatford
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Watford, Hertfordshire
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Watford, Hertfordshire
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We made use of an Amazon local deal which included £60 towards a meal in the restaurant when staying at the hotel that it is located in. The food, overall, was delicious. Highlights were my friends lobster ravioli starter and my pork main course. I also really enjoyed my caprioska cocktail. The ambience was nice and the service impeccable. Prices... More 

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Samantha T, Guest Relations Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ali Great to hear you took advantage of our Amazon Local offer and that your experience was so positive. The whole team take huge pride in serving excellent locally sourced food in relaxed surroundings. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and establishing ourselves as one of your favourite restaurants in The New Forest. More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had the lobster ravioli to start, venison & trio of pork as mains & finishing with a peach parfait and blackberry cheesecake, all of which were superb. The accompanying south african merlot pinotage paired very well with our mains. This restaurant is definitely worth a visit if you're in Brockenhurst!

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Samantha T, Guest Relations Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Yongshen Thank you for your review, the Lobster Ravioli has been a very succesful starter and we are now just looking to change to an autum style version with New Forest Game.. you will have to revisit soon for a taster! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Delicious and beautifully presented food.I went for the venison (amazing) and my partner had the steak.A real dining experience that we would recommend to friends, set in a beautiful hotel.

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Samantha T, Guest Relations Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Charlotte Lovely to hear you have tried one of our newest dishes; the venison. A truly gorgeous dish that has been received so positively since its introduction. Thank you too for taking the time to advise others of this seasonal delight on Trip Advisor More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

After being whisked away by my husband for a surprise break away at the Balmer Lawn Hotel we booked a table at Beresfords. From the moment we set foot in the restaurant, we were made to feel so special. Randy and his attentive staff ensured that we were treated to perfect service along with the most delicious meal. Nothing was... More 

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Samantha T, Guest Relations Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Vicky Happy to keep our end of the bargain up when you re-visit, good luck dropping the not-so-subtle hints about loving The New Forest and wanting to stay again! The whole Beresfords team loved your review and work constantly to ensure all experiences are like yours. Do visit again soon! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband booked this restaurant after looking up 'the best restaurants in the New Forrest', & wow, am I glad he did! I have managed to get to the ripe old age of 50 without ever eating in an 'a la carte' restaurant & it was kinda on my bucket list, (if you will). I was a little nervous when... More 

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Samantha T, Guest Relations Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Fiona Fantastic to read your blog style review! we are very flattered by your comments - especially those surrounding the food and extremely pleased you chose Balmer Lawn Hotel, Beresfords Restaurant. Please dont leave it long before we get another visit!! More 

Broughton Astley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Used the restaurant whilst staying at the hotel, as expected the food was pricey but very good. The service was good and the staff were friendly and happy to explain the menu.

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Chris W, Owner at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear KevPeirson Thank you for a great review of our service standards and the quality of the food. Disappointed that you thought our prices were a bit higher than you would have liked - we try hard to have a range of prices across the menu but sadly food costs are high and we are a very labour intensive industry... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

After hearing many excellent reviews and recommendations I thought I'd take my partner and family to celebrate our exams results, this was most certainly the place to come. From start to finish the whole evening was faultless each member of staff went out their way to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. The newly refurbished bar area was ever so... More 

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Chris W, Owner at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear PSmith1997 What a lovely review, thank you so much for your time to place your thoughts on this important travel forum. Your descriptions of the individual dishes and the service will be a real motivator for the team who are always innovating with new dishes and ideas with the aim of continually improving the overall dining experience. Please let... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Ate here recently in a party of 3. The food was absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced. We have eaten in some very upmarket restaurants, including the michelin-star Montagu Arms in Beaulieu and the food here was easily on a par. In addition, the service was absolutely faultless. Even though we were not guests at the hotel and had just... More 

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Chris W, Owner at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Grace A What a fantastic review - Thank You. Our chefs will be absolutely delighted for the comparison you make in your review. The Beresford's service team will also be "made up" with your comments. We hope to be able to welcome you back again very soon and thank you for helping "spread the word" about Beresford's and the... More 

Ingatestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Excellent dinner. The lobster ravioli was fantastic, the wine was very reasonably priced and the service friendly and efficient

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Samantha T, Guest Relations Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Pete D Totally agree about the Lobster Ravioli, delighted that you enjoyed your experience in Beresford's, the team will be made up when they read your comments. More 

Berkshire
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stayed at the Balmer Lawn Hotel so eat at the Beresfords Restaurant that is part of this hotel. We had a lovely meal and really enjoyed the service and quality of the food, the presentation was excellent as well. Afterwards we wondered through to the lounge area to have a quick nightcap before ending what had been a lovely day.... More 

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Samantha T, Guest Relations Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear pm7757 Thank you for a fantastic review. Your positive comments about the food are lovely and I will ensure this is filtered through to the kitchen. It means a lot to them to hear such praise. I hope we get the chance to welcome you back to the Balmer Lawn very soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Balmer Lawn Hotel | Lyndhurst Road, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Brockenhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 623116

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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