We booked to take our son and his grandparents out for a special lunch on his 21st birthday.
Service, well attentive doesn't do it justice, was excellent. It was quiet I admit, with just a few mid week residents and diners in the lounge and we did have the restaurant to ourselves for the most part, but even with just a couple of staff on it was exceptional.
Food is wonderful and they don't mind you having the bar menu in the restaurant or mix and matching with the a la carte, so there really is something for all. We had a mix of both menus with a couple of us having set 3 course lunch. The food is very well prepared, presented and tastes wonderful.
Living where we can see the Solent everyday, the view was a little wasted on us, it is a superb location to view the sea and all the comings and going upon it.
Value is great for this style of dining and I know my wife's parents have used the carvery at busy times and it is as good.
It may look like an average seafront hotel but it is has a gem of a restaurant with superb staff that I wish, living only 3 miles away, I used more.