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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 5
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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Anniversary dinner

The meal was very very good, there was a nice atmosphere with candles which gave a romantic glow. The wine was very good and in the summer there is Jazz playing and another time a pianist. There have bar b qs but I havent been but expect the food would be as good. The pastries as just like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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somerset
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The meal was very very good, there was a nice atmosphere with candles which gave a romantic glow. The wine was very good and in the summer there is Jazz playing and another time a pianist. There have bar b qs but I havent been but expect the food would be as good. The pastries as just like the onessyou... More 

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

Dear FoodieSomerset Thank you for your fantastic comments about the food and service in Beresfords. More 

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great menu choices at the bar and restaurant. The food was presented beautifully and tasted amazing can't wait to try more off the menu.

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Thank Lyn F
Chris W, Owner at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lyn F What fantastic comments - thank you. More 

Bromley, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the Sunday carvery - it is excellent value for money and every bit a home-made roast. Dinner has a wide choice, just could have done with slightly bigger portions.

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Thank juliatk168
Chris W, Owner at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear juliatk168 Thank you for your great comments about our Sunday Carvery, it is becoming ever more popular and we would recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment. More 

Northamptonshire
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on saturday evening. Crispy pigs head and fresh Brill were excellent, Venison ws also very tasty great staff

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

Dear Jockonhistravels Delighted to read that you loved your experience in Beresford's. The venison dish is one of my personal favorites. I ate at the hotel last night and the beef tartare starter is to die for in terms of taste and presentation - a real eye popping surprise - try it!!! More 

Luton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A party of 4 adults ate here whilst staying at the Balmer Lawn. Sumptuous food, beautifully presented by caring staff dedicated to their work. Wide choice, good selection of wine and a fantastic breakfast the following morning too. I can't recommend highly enough.

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

Dear Frattonizer Nothing more to say - thank you for a great review! More 

West Malling, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a good reasonably peiced meal, with food that well cooked with local ingredients, then Beresfords will tick all the boxes. The restaurant itself looks a little dated (although there is an ongoing refurbishment) and the service was only average on the saturday night that we were there.

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

Dear Kentish0 Thank you for your positive comments I was sorry that overall we did not delight you, we hope that you will return and give us another opportunity to delight you. More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Completely blown away by how fantastic everything was at this restaurant. The restaurant had only reopened today after a refurbishment so could have been in utter chaos but with the quality of the food and standard of service you would never have guessed! Upon arrival we were welcomed by such friendly staff who couldn't do enough for us. We were... More 

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1 Thank Amy P
Chris W, Owner at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Amy P Thank you so much for taking your time to review your thoughts on Beresford's so comprehensively. Both the service and kitchen teams will be delighted to read your comments and this really does inspire them to continually improve and develop new ideas. So pleased that you liked the newly refurbished restaurant, it was a struggle to get... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel. Great food. Barman Sorin excellent guy. Very helpful. The restaurant manager and waiting staff couldn't do enough for you. A real pleasure to be looked after from people who take time to ensure customers enjoy there stay.

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4 Thank samthed0g
Chris W, Owner at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear samthe0g Your comments about the staff and their desire to please are really appreciated - Sorin will be delighted to have received a personal mention. Delighted to read your thoughts on the food and overall standards of service. More 

Romford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The evening meal was very good. Nice choice of meals and wines ,and the cheese and biscuits to share was the best ever.(see picture). A must try if you are staying in Brockenhurst or at the Balmer Lawn Hotel. The service was excellent not to rushed and very professional . And very good Value for money .

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3 Thank toyotaspacecruiser
Chris W, Owner at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear toyotaspacecruiser What a fantastic review, thank you, our service and kitchen teams will be delighted to read your comments. Beresford's continues to go from strength to strength and reviews like this will hopefully convince many others to come and try us. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st visit won't be our last. Excellent food, attention and cost. Highly recommended make sure you are hungry.

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2 Thank Stanley M
Chris W, Owner at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Stanley M Brief - Perfect!!!! Looking forward to welcoming you back. 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

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