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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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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well done Stanwell House. Booked into Stanwell in advance for afternoon tea to celebrate mothers day. The staff were friendly and accommodating, they were able to flex their menu to accommodate us and we were served swiftly despite them being full. The afternoon tea was very good, visually impressive and very tasty - although as a but of feedback, there... More 

Thank SamandPhilip
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bistro is part of the Stanwell House Hotel and is very good. The food and the staff are excellent and both worth a good 4.5 in the scoring system. The hotel is excellent for afternoon teas but book your table in advance or you could be disappointed.

Thank P J
Croydon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so easy to walk straight past as it did not seem like a hotel, We walked through the sun lounge with its wicker furniture - all seating was taken ! a good sign ! we had our coffee in the garden basking in the warm september sunshine . check out the website STANWELL HOUSE HOTEL , our friends... More 

Thank coastalhideaway
Lymington, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having purchased a Groupon voucher for a chateabriand meal plus wine we were looking forward to trying Stanwell House at a more favourable price!! Table booked for 7pm on a Thursday night. We were shown to our table straight away and given a menu to order starters as an extra. We ordered our wine while browsing the menu and were... More 

Thank Belinda H
Lymington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is a little hit and miss and there is simply no atmosphere. There is seating area outside were one can dine or simply have a drink but the tables are so snug that it is impossible to have a private conversation.I think it depends who is in the kitchen as to the standard of the food as it... More 

Thank J J
New Forest
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having eaten here many times over a number of years and have always been pleased with food and service. However, my last visit for lunch with a family friend was certainly not up to the usual standard. We chose Turkey and Cranberry Pie from menu. We really should have returned it as it didn't resemble any pie I've ever had!... More 

Thank ClareNewForest
Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Booked for lunch for two people in the conservatory - arrived to be told they were so busy they could not reserve table (shame they did not tell us that when we phoned to book). Despite some tables clearly marked reserved they offered us a table in the dingy dining room which we accepted. Ordered two crab sandwiches and a... More 

Thank 1946Brenda
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Had really good meal stake was amazing so was the service matias was really good at his job made a lovely cocktail at the bar Will defiantly come again had a really good night plus the tapas was good too free glass of wine with it .....

Thank Richard M
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were at the Hotel for a Birthday. The food was delicious, and the service was perfect. Anna saw to our every need and we could not have had a more pleasant evening

Thank Dullsdulls
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

One of the only dog friendly coffee spots in Lymington. Beautiful place and made to feel very welcome with our large dog. Accommodation on ground floor is also dog friendly so may well look into this for future stay in New Forest.

Thank Helen L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?