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The Waterford Restaurant

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Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel | South Baddesley Road, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 5ZB, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant tradition surroundings in a country house

The adjoining wood panelled bar is ideal for a pre dinner drink, although we did feel a little rushed by the Irish waiter who was keen to get us into the restaurant and sat down, a little before we were ready. The ambience has character and is relaxing and elegant. Despite being advised that a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Simondinsdale
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I went with a group of 20 friends to one of their Christmas Party nights. We waited ages to buy a drink at the function bar as they couldn't work the credit card machine for the previous customer. I had a gin and tonic, but they had no lemon. The fish cake starter was nice. My friend had the soup,... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Excellent service and superb food. We were right next to the Christmas tree so very atmospheric. Would recommend it.

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Thank Roger D
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I had dinner with 11 friends. The restaurant were kind enough to give us a private room. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly and professional. 12 women of a certain age could have been intimidating but we did not faze them.

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Thank Lyn G
Beverley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The adjoining wood panelled bar is ideal for a pre dinner drink, although we did feel a little rushed by the Irish waiter who was keen to get us into the restaurant and sat down, a little before we were ready. The ambience has character and is relaxing and elegant. Despite being advised that a dress code is required it... More 

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Thank Simondinsdale
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We stayed at Elmers Court and decided to take advantage of the Waterford Restaurants Ultimate Dining Experience as advertised at the reception desk. Boooked a table through reception so far so good. On arrival we decided to have a drink in the bar before dinner, sat down and waited for one of the staff to take our drinks order, after... More 

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Thank hector745
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Good value of £29.99 for three courses. Beautifully cooked and presented. Friendly attentive staff. Elegant period bar and restaurant.

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Thank Sausagedoggy
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The food was very well prepared and presented, with a good choice of wines. The staff were very attentive and could not have been more attentive

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Thank T C
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great food, but a bit overpriced for the size of the portions. It did save the hotel experience and was a touch of luxury.

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Thank BenEaton
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Pre dinner Bombay gin and tonic came with slimline tonic. when this was questioned we were told that this was all the hotel had. The main restaurant was quite soulless and to bright. The only saving grace was the witty banter of our Irish waiter and the food which was rather good.

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Thank David K
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lovely food, reasonable price for three courses and very good service. I felt sorry for the grandfather on the next table who ordered mussels for a starter and four were closed or only partly open, he struggled and managed to open one or two. I always thought if they weren't open they shouldn't be eaten? If it was my restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel | South Baddesley Road, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 5ZB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Lymington

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  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

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