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.

““Perfect Service and amazing food......well worth a visit!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stanwells Bistro

Stanwells Bistro
14 - 15 High Street, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 9AA, England
01590 677123
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #43 of 99 Restaurants in Lymington
Price range: $0 - $31
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
bournemouth
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
““Perfect Service and amazing food......well worth a visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

“Perfect Service and amazing food......well worth a visit,

This place is brilliant, the food is always amazing (steak always as we requested), the quality of the food is brilliant, the service  is always second to none.  Stanwells is a great place to visit even if you just want coffee which is served with home made cookies, lunch which is always lovely and fresh or dinner. The food in the restaurant (choice of two)  is always exceptional!    They always seem to be  using the best of  produce from the land and the sea always cooked  to perfection.    The staff seem to go that extra mile, service that genuinely comes from the heart.  The staff always seem happy and they all seem to be very passionate about their work.  Service is always with a smile   and I have to say,  a special mention about Lucy  who is so lovely!
  The Cocktail bar  is a total chill out area offering a good choice of cocktails and drinks.
Great price considering the style and location (minutes walk from quay).
And above all really good service! 

This is our favourite place to eat  in Lymington.  
Thank you to the team at Stanwell  House Lymington

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

98 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    49
    26
    9
    7
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Don't go there!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We stopped for lunch on a Saturday in August - the menu enticed us in. That was the good part.
There seemed to be so many staff that they didn't know who was serving who, and we had to ask three of them if we could have a table. Eventually we sat in the courtyard, which is very nice. We waited 15 minutes to be served, and the waiter didn't bring menus. We asked which wines were available by the glass, and his reply was "red or white"!! So, we managed to prise some further information from him, to then wait another ten minutes for the white wine to arrive - when it did it was warm. Further complaints were made - and if we weren't so hungry we'd have left there and then. A waiter arrived and laid the table, including side plates and a dish of butter - presumably for bread - but we'll never know as the bread didn't arrive either. We eventually ordered our salads, which were OK, but that's about as good a review I could write about the food.... it was just leaves with a slice of salmon plonked on top for my wife, and an average chicken salad for me.
We didn't bother with coffee or a dessert, as we couldn't get out of there fast enough - what a shame - as the building and location deserve to play host to a fabulous bistro, but it was a very bad dining experience.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“"Great location"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Great location in the centre of a buzzing seaside town. Stanwell House is a lovely hotel that delivers quality in every aspect with such style. Whether you have a simple burger with a nice pint of Japanese beer in the conservatory/ or diner in the restaurant with its great selection of choice. (including some lovely fish dishes)

Wouldn't say this is in my top ten but it's a must to visit if your in the area.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newport Gwent
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Lovely meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Stayed at the hotel from Firday 13 July to Sunday 15th. Had a meal on the Friday evening in the Bistro. The menu was a la carte with small but beautifully flavoured portions. It was very quiet when we arrived at 7.30 with us being the only two eating but a larger party and another couple arrived later. The service and staff were brilliant and would recommend for a special meal.

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Banbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Amazing menu, so many dishes to tempt you, we ate there a few nights in a row to try them all!

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Stanwells Bistro also viewed

Lymington, New Forest National Park
Lymington, New Forest National Park
 
Lymington, New Forest National Park
Lymington, New Forest National Park
 

Been to Stanwells Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Stanwells Bistro, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.