We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beresfords Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Balmer Lawn Hotel | Lyndhurst Road, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZB, England
+44 1590 623116
This restaurant is at Balmer Lawn
Add hours for Beresfords Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 98 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Fantastic food and service

My partner and I stayed at The Balmer Lawn Hotel on their 'Spring Break Deal' and ate in the restaurant as part of our dinner, bed and breakfast deal. We were waited on by the most attentive team. We ate extremely well on the allowance given by the deal, starter, main and dessert were possible!! My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Rachel H
Good for:
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My partner and I stayed at The Balmer Lawn Hotel on their 'Spring Break Deal' and ate in the restaurant as part of our dinner, bed and breakfast deal. We were waited on by the most attentive team. We ate extremely well on the allowance given by the deal, starter, main and dessert were possible!! My partner ordered the trio... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Had dinner there during a long weekend in the New Forest. Decided to go following the good reviews on TripAdvisor, and was not disappointed. The service was excellent (albeit a little slow) and the food was amazing. The crab starter (a little small) and the duck were great, perfectly cooked and the plated were well decorated. All in all a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Out for a drive and decided to stop at our most favourite restaurant! We come here once a month as a group - now we found it, we can't let it go!!! Just the two of us on Sunday and what a surprise with the BBQ. How nice to sit outside and relax over lunch, much better than DIY at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Burley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

my husband and I had dinner here on Friday night, we were quite pleased that the restaurant was busy but not brimming over that the perfect service was impaired. We are quite simple people and decided to go for the steak as this was our first visit, but must say the menu looked very good and we took an interest... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Surrey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Balmer Lawn Hotel for our 30th anniversary and ate each night Beresfords Restaurant. The food and service were fabulous both nights, we found the portion sizes just right as it meant we could enjoy all 3 courses, plus bread. All the restaurant staff were friendly and professional, would definitely recommend and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Romsey, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I took my wife for a meal at the Balmer Lawn recently and must admit the food was outstanding. I had the mackerel starter and my wife the pigeon and both very "delish". Main course pork and duck were really well cooked and presented, to a really high standard which made us not only compliment the staff on the night... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Last weekend we reunited with a group of friends at Berefords Restaurant at the Balmer Lawn Hotel for dinner. We enjoyed each other's company helped in no small amount by the great service, lovely wines and fine food presented to us. I enjoyed it so much, it has prompted me to write a review on Tripadvisor for the first time.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Samantha T, Guest Relations Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear HudsonTT It certainly sounded like a fun evening - friends and wine are always a good combination! The picture of the scallops looks fantastic and is making me feel quite hungry. As a first time reviewer I think the food critics had better watch out. Your comments about the quality of the food, service and presentation are all greatly... More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We ate in the Beresford restaurant as we were staying overnight at the Balmerlawn and had a dinner, bed and breakfast package. The whole experience of our meal was wonderful. From the size of our table, unusually large for 2 people, but great as it meant side dishes and drinks etc were not all crowded on to a small table,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Samantha T, Guest Relations Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Damallie D What a fantastic review - thank you so much for taking the time to place your review on this forum. Our team take a great interest and pride in our customers comments and this will be a real morale booster. I agree with you about the quality of the steaks and the cheese board - a real... More 

Brighton
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stayed at the hotel on the Easy Sundays offer so we took advantage of an evening meal at Beresfords. We were greeted warmly and recognised as returning customers which is always a bonus. We ordered starters which were both delicious and we also received complimentary home baked bread with oil. For our main courses we had 2 rib eye... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Samantha T, Guest Relations Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LAC66 Delighted to read this review, a lovely family meal enjoyed by all. Not enough chips! We will take note, this should not have happened and could have been easy to put right. Thank you for your positive comments about the quality of the food, presentation and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again later in the... More 

Guernsey
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Whilst staying at Carey's Manor, we thought that we would try Beresfords a short walk away. The food tasted great. I started with scallops with cauliflower cheese and ham salad. Wonderful flavor but the smallest starter I have ever had. The four scallops were not much larger than my thumb nail each. They were accompanied by a tablespoon of cauliflower... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Samantha T, Guest Relations Manager at Beresfords Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear SerenaGuernsey We were sorry to read your comments about the size of our portions in Beresfords. I sometimes look at our starter portions and agree that they can appear small, however, I have never left feeling hungry. Having said that I am not trying to devalue your post. Our Head Chef reads all customer comments and I am sure... More 

Travelers who viewed Beresfords Restaurant also viewed

Brockenhurst, New Forest National Park
Brockenhurst, New Forest National Park
 
Brockenhurst, New Forest National Park
Sway, Brockenhurst
 

Been to Beresfords Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Beresfords Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?