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Stanwells Bistro

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14-15 High Street, New Forest, Lymington SO41 9AA, England
+44 1590 677123
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfectly cooked food, friendly and attentive staff, lovely restaurant. Will definitely be back and highly recommend to everyone.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was abysmal, served on a slate..... this is a thing of the past.... do NOT serve me food on a slate it is an insult to my intelligence!! Cavemen used slate!! The staff were not very attentive, I even had to ask for the bill twice......!!!!! On reflection I would have been better walking to Waitress and having a... More 

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered two beef strip sandwiches without mayonnaise. They both came with mayo. The beef was inedible: too hard to cut, let alone chew. We sent them back and I changed mine for chicken. They came back on the wrong bread: white instead of brown, and the bread was impossible to cut. When we mentioned this to the head waitress,... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A really special evening for partners birthday. Incredible food and lovely romantic atmosphere. We had the chateau briand as a treat and it was simply delicious, the 2 desserts we had were heavenly

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Thank SueN496
Gosport, Hampshire
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164 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stopped off for a drink in the courtyard. No smoking allowed there as there was a door open into a banquet room where a function was booked that evening. Obviously management felt that having one cigarette outside with a cup of coffee was a heinous crime, so we were directed to the garden at the back, which is very pleasant... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We've not stayed here but have popped in for afternoon tea on several occasions. So when we fancied a coffee and cake we headed here. There was a wedding fayre on so we were directed to the restaurant, where two members of staff really went out of their way to ignore us! So we turned around and left, not to... More 

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Thank TheLoftysPoole
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had a birthday celebration in the Garden Hut called 10. Actually there were 11 of us but 3 children were able to eat together at a side table. The venue was brilliant: very cosy despite the complete range of British weather we experienced in the course of the afternoon. The food was beautifully cooked and presented. The star of... More 

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Finchampstead, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a real find, a real "cut above". Get off the lovely High Street at Lymington and go through into the conservatory, and possibly the lovely rear garden. You won't regret it. Excellent food, very well organised and well trained staff. It is really a find. We look forward to staying there, the rooms look great. Brilliant location for... More 

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Thank victhegeordie6
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I visited for the first time for a friend's birthday. 10 of us dined in the lovely hut in the garden; the table was beautifully laid, seat cushions were so comfortable and there were even spare seats for more friends who arrived for drinks after dinner. Our waitress, Lena, was friendly and attentive and remembered each person's choice of drink... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Called here on few occasions over the bank holiday, brunch one day and drinks on the others - good service, nice food, pleasant staff / service and a nice location

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25
Cuisine
British, French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-15 High Street, New Forest, Lymington SO41 9AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 677123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?