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“Wonderful Fish Menu”

The Old Cottage Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 74 Restaurants in Ringwood
Cuisines: French, International
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: About us A warm welcome awaits you at The Old Cottage, a well established family run restaurant in the market town of Ringwood. The restaurant is one of the oldest buildings in Ringwood. Thought to be built around the 14th Century it is full of Olde Worlde Charm with warm fires in the winter and riverside dining in the summer.
Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is a very picturesque restaurant with a thatched roof and very quaint interior. The service is good and the food well cooked. Recommend the fresh fish, lobster or crab and associated shell fish although there is a good meat and vegetarian choice also. A bit pricey but overall not bad value

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Thank David H
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

This is a very old building with low beams, uneven floors etc and has a lovely welcome atmosphere. The service is very good as is the food and well worth a visit.

1  Thank Cullen652
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Great choice of fresh fish, lovely food , good offers on during week, great service

1  Thank Kenny022091939
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Portions are good but the fish in ginger was bland.

1  Thank Rusticmozza
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Whist on holiday in the area recently, my wife and I were lucky enough to come upon this charming restaurant hidden in an old thatched cottage near the river. We received a very warm welcome although we were "first timers" here. It soon became clear that the restaurant had a number fo regulars well known to the owners and staff but we were treated to a no less friendly service.
The interior is set in a very olde worlde atmosphere, very cosy and just the sort of surroundings which we personally like. Spotless tables, glasses, cutlery etc.
The choice of food is enormous - set menus, al la carte, it's up to you! Prices very favourable.
We gave our order and were served promptly with rolls (good) with butter in a dish, not wrapped up portions. Our first couses (we had the same) were scallops au gratin, and I have to say they were memorable!
Main courses came in good time and were again excellent. Finally deserts and coffee.
The whole dining experience was first class. No waiting about for ages, everything as ordered, charming staff, fantastic food.
I have to say we were so impressed we returned on no less than another three occasions and not once did the standard fall down at all.
This restaurant compares very favourably indeed with a number of other higher priced establishments locally and I have no hesitation in recommending it. Just wish they were a little more local to us (a three hour drive would be a little too much regrettably!).

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