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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 #16 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
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great location, friendly service, but the food . . . You must try the Pork Belly - yum eee, and don't miss out on the best raspberry soufflé on planet earth! Overall a great meal, but service could be more slick, and prices are a tad high!

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

Dear Bobtdiver Thank you very much for this great review of some of our dishes, I must admit that the “pork belly” is one of my favourites too. No excuses for that less than slick service, our Restaurant Manager (Randy) is currently on a well-earned break but we should still be able to maintain his exacting standards in his absence.... More

St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The food and service is impeccable. I have never had better food anywhere, every single item on my plate each day was perfect. The new decor is also very refreshing and I really like it.

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

Dear Collinwoody Well it certainly does not get much better than this. Thank you so much for taking the time to review the hotel and the restaurant food in particular. All the staff, but particularly the our Brigade of chefs will be delighted to read you very positive comments about the quality of the food on offer. Thank you for... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I, returned to this restaurant on our anniversary, a year after our wedding at the Balmer Lawn. The food was lovely and the service from Randy made it even more spectacular. He asked what our occasion was and made sure the meal was extra special. We will definitely be returning.

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

Dear Pad643 Thank you for you very kind review of Beresford's and Randy's service levels in particular. We have worked hard this year to completely redecorate the restaurant with new chairs and flooring, with the aim of making it feel more relaxed and informal. We very much look forward to welcoming you back next year for your second anniversary. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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HolmWick, General Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Napperley Fantastic news - it means so much to all of the team to get great reviews like this, a regular customer who loves what we do and notices the improvements we have strived to make. Your comments are greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. More

Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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HolmWick, General Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Amanda R. Thank you so much for your positive review of the Hotel and Beresford's restaurant. "5 Star all the Way", well it does not get much better than that - Thank you. More

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