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Beresfords Restaurant

Balmer Lawn Hotel | Lyndhurst Road, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZB, England
+44 1590 623116
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Ranked #17 of 45 restaurants in Brockenhurst
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had the pork belly - what a treat and the mustard mash was divine , the Caesar Salad my wife had was equally as good but no doubt a lot healthier. Note to self start the diet tomorrow!!!

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HolmWick, General Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review about your lunch visit to the Balmer Lawn Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you and your wife enjoyed our great bar food. I don’t think that one visit to the Balmer Lawn Hotel will call for the diet plan straight away. Therefore I would think you might... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Randy the Restaurant Manager is a brilliant character who loves his job and who is obviously very proud of his restaurant. The menu is not massive but all the food is freashly cooked to order - no pinging microwaves here!!! It is some of the best food we have had in long time. If you live locally we would recommend... More

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HolmWick, General Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review about your visit of Beresford Restaurant at the Balmer Lawn Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our great food offerings as well as the company of my restaurant manager Randy. He is a lovely guy who, with his bubbly personality, tries to make everybody very welcome.... More

Southampton
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

As a regular customer I decided to treat my mum to lunch and as usual everything was great!! Service was fantastic. Food was delicious with a wide range of options and homemade breads. Atmosphere was relaxing. Will definitely be returning very soon. Keep up the good work!

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HolmWick, General Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review on your lunch visit to the Balmer Lawn. I am delighted to hear that you and your mum had such a good time enjoying all aspects of your lunch, like the homemade food as well as the service and the atmosphere. I look forward to welcoming you back... More

New Milton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We reserved a table for the Sunday BBQ. The sun was shining, the terrace was busy with diners, the furniture was comfortable and the jazz trio were easy on the ear. A good selection for the BBQ, well cooked and good value. The staff were most attentive and obliging. It was our friend Sue's birthday the trio played the obligatory... More

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HolmWick, General Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review about your BBQ lunch at the Balmer Lawn Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you and your friends had a lovely relaxed time and enjoyed all the food offerings. I am glad we could contribute to your friend’s birthday treat with our great Live Jazz Music and our... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

During our stay we had dinner in Beresfords restaurant - from the home made bread to the cheese board it was perfect. The staff really wanted to please and the service was spot on. My main course was a sirloin steak which came perfectly cooked (med/rare for me) with the sweetest of chunky chips, large flat mushroom and roasted vine... More

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HolmWick, General Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review on your visit to the Beresford Restaurant at Balmer Lawn. I am delighted to hear that we had the service experience as well as the quality of the food just right for you and your partner. Many thanks for the complimentary comments about all my staff. Hopefully you... More

Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have been several times to this restaurant, always for lunch. Each time I am impressed with the quality of the cooking and have always enjoyed the meal. The staff are helpful and now they have redecorated the restaurant it is a very relaxing and pleasant time there. It is now our favorite restaurant in the area and find the... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Myself, hubby & our very good friends decided we needed a treat as they had been married 25 years! We booked the balmer lawn and was taken away on how beautiful it was. The staff was friendly, the food was amazing the only thing I have to moan about itms the fact I didn't book for longer!!! We will be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have stayed in the New Forest quite a lot when I lived in England and have often driven past the Balmer Lawn and thought how good it looked from the road. Now visiting from Australia my wife and I decided we needed a short 'us time' break. We chose the Balmer Lawn and had a marvellous time. The room... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The food was fantastic service great and you could tell that the head waiter was very proud of the restaurant that has been recently redecorated. The style of food could best be described as modern English, the portion sizes don't look fantastic when the plates arrive but the reality is there is plenty of food and it is well cooked... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A few months ago I took my elderly neighbours (Mollie & Tom) to Beresford's for lunch to celebrate Tom's 90th birthday. We arrived early as it is not easy for me to manoeuvre two oldies on my own. Randy was Front of House and assisted us into the lounge where we had aperitifs, then went through to Beresford's for the... More

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