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“As always, excellent.”

The Herb Pot Bistro
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Ashurst
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $33
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed October 14, 2013

My family and I have been dining at the Herb Pot for many years, and I can honestly say we have never been disappointed. Shelley's food is always of an excellent standard, lovely presentation and good value for money. Alan's front of house is always welcoming and efficient.
This is a beautiful little bistro, full of country charm, and set on the edge of the New Forest. We have used this establishment for many happy occasions, birthday parties, initimate evening meals, or just 'let's pop to the Herb Pot'. Thank you Shelley and Alan.
Pat Oliver

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Decided to try this little bistro as we had read reviews on trip advisor. The restaurant was pretty full when we arrived we had reserved a table however we were shown to a table in the front bay window which felt exposed to the exterior as it was surrounded on three sides by large undressed glass windows. The front of house was charming and the menu looked inviting. However the presentation and more importantly the quality and taste of the food was lacking. I know some critise the over use of seasoning by some chefs but the taste of this food both starters and main courses was completely absent. I had probably the worst potato chips I had ever seen or tasted.

It appears that this little place is struggling and is probably okay for basic food but at £63 for two without alcohol I am sorry to have to say that this is very overpriced for what is really only average cooking at best .

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

What a little gem of a place, just had another amazing evening at the herb pot, we booked the whole restaurant out for family function. I don't know how Shelly does it, all dishes were piping hot and up to a fantastic standard as usual. A massive thanks to Alan and Shelly for making it such a outstanding night.
Thanks The Oliver's

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Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Returned for our 1st anniversary. Another wonderful meal, atmosphere was very good, service excellent and A superbly cooked meal. A real gem of a place, Alan and Shelley deserve every success. Can't wait to go back.

1  Thank Keith1963Oxford
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We were staying on the Ashurst camp site and found this lovely little bistro in the village.The food was delicious, beautifully presented and reasonably priced. The owner was very attentive and friendly. The bistro has a relaxed feel to it and we shall definitely return when we are in the area again.

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