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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely meal

We had such a lovely meal, Food was excellent, service fantastic Great evening Would highly recommend Thank you very much

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
JMPH_13
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Eastleigh
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  • Special occasions
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Eastleigh
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had such a lovely meal, Food was excellent, service fantastic Great evening Would highly recommend Thank you very much

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Very pleased with the service, the quality food and very pleasant staff at a business lunch recently and I'm sure we will be back for more

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I recently dine at Beresfords restaurant to celebrate our 2nd year anniversary last weekend. As a non resident guests during busy dinner service(Easter Weekend),we never felt unwelcome and neglected, Restaurant staff are very attentive and very polite, Food was second to none and all made to order. My partner and i appreciated the fact that even if... More 

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

Dear Marvin H What a great review, this was a particularly busy night in Beresfords and thank you for commenting so positively about the service and food you experienced - greatly appreciated. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The food was tremendous but the dinner service was so poor & ghastly, I cannot recommend it. And it is really saying something as I am still dreaming of their chicken liver starter, pate starter and the bleu cheese & shallot tart.

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

Dear Amy M Once again I can only apologise for the slow service that you experienced in the Restaurant. No defence or excuses we got that staffing wrong that night and the delays in service were unacceptable. As you note yourself - what a shame given the great quality of the food itself. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is our group's 3rd visit to Beresfords and it gets better every time! We last visited at the end of February and it was really good, but missing one important element. The Restaurant Manager was on holiday and it just wasn't the same! Our visit last week (March) was superb, the food was excellent and our compliments to the... More 

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

Dear Maris G What a fantastic review, thank you so much. Our restaurant manager Randy is a great guy who does indeed love his job and with a permanent smile on his face just makes you feel instantly welcome. This combined with the arrival of our new Executive Head Chef Chris Wheeldon the offering at Beresford’s will continue to go... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A group of four dined at the Balmer Lawn and we found the experience very enjoyable. Compliments to the chef. The restaurant was visibly busy, you would expect this on a Friday night, really nice ambience. Service was very relaxed and genuinly welcoming which we really enjoyed. We have eaten at different places in the area but this place really... More 

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

Dear Mark D 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 

Wiltshire
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had a lovely meal at this restaurant last Sunday for my father in law's birthday. The piano playing was lovely and really added to the atmosphere. We had a quick drink in the refurbished bar area too which was very nice and looks beautiful.

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

Dear GWilks Thank you so much for a really fantastic review of our lovely restaurant and please excuse my delay in replying to you. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your meal for your fathers in laws birthday and you liked all our refurbishments. We have had some really positive reviews about all the new work which is wonderful.... More 

Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went for a Sunday lunch. Very good value for money, choice of mains, gentle musical entertainment and very attentive service.

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

Dear Steve W What a fantastic review of our Sunday Lunch offering - Thank you so much, we hope to be able to welcome you back again very soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The quality of food in this restaurant is 5 star. It goes well with the Balmer lawn hotel. Presentation of food is also lovely.

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

Dear Phuong75 Thank you for this great review. More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Food at Bereafords is always good. Some food is served on slates which are heated as plates are so the food stays hot. The food always looks fabulous as well as tasting amazing. The wine is good too, but be prepared to pay for a good bottle.

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

Dear Lynne L Thank you for reviewing Beresfords, we are determined to become one of the best restaurants in the New Forest and comments like your prove we are well under way in terms of this objective. 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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