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“beautiful food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zen Garden

Zen Garden
Lyndhurst Rd, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7RH, England
01590 624467
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Ranked #15 of 51 Restaurants in Brockenhurst
Price range: $30 - $41
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Nottingham
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“beautiful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

A beautiful Thai meal with attentive but discreet service. The restaurant did get quite noisy later in the evening though when all tables were occupied - but that did not detract from a wonderful evening

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Going downhill”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

How this has got so many good reviews I'll never know. We started going here as a family 5 years ago and it was very pleasant. However after a couple of dodgy meals we stopped going here for a while and then thought we'd give it another try to see if it had improved again. Shouldn't have bothered. Don't get me wrong, the food was ok just not great, but it was the service that was shocking. For the same kind of price there are far better places to eat around here, with staff who actually have a clue.

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Esher, Surrey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Oasis of calm - adults only Thai dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This small restaurant, Zen Garden, in the Carey's manor hotel by their spa has a lovely decor and atmosphere. The food is a lovely change from big roasts and fine dining puréed vegetables and foams.

Visited March 2014
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Sway
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Best Thai ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Just had a beautiful meal with friends in this lovely place!
I had the Tom yum to start, which was exquisite, with wondrous taste explosions with every mouthful !
Main dish was a beef dish with chilli, outstanding and very hot and flavoursome !
Pudding was fried Banana, which was devine!
We had a great night, with great laughs , good company and outstanding food !
Cannot wait to go back!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lunch-great, dinner-pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Both the food and the service here was very good. Wonderful panini at lunchtime- good value as plenty of it! Dinner was also lovely however the dishes were very pricey and quite small considering the price!

Visited February 2014
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