This splendid dining room, styled as ‘The Armada Restaurant’ after the magnificent carving of the Armada on the fireplace offers a menu befitting its surroundings.
The kitchen bases it’s menu on seasonal local produce; and the end results are good, making it unnecessary to leave these walls if staying at this comfortable hotel.
An early Spring menu brought ‘Butternut Squash Soup’; ‘Grilled Vegetables & Feta with Mixed Leaves & Tomato Salsa’; ‘Duo of Salmon, Capers, Chives, Rocket & Crème Fraiche’ and ‘Blue Vinney Tart with Candied Pistachio’s & Red Wine Gel’ among the starters.
Perhaps to be followed by ‘Fillet of Sea Trout with Baby Spinach & Salsa’; ‘Pork Belly & Cheek with Pork Jus’; ‘Roast Vegetable Pithivier with Goats Cheese’ or ‘Venison Loin with Beetroot Purée with Game Sauce’.
All the dishes are beautifully-presented and you’ll have to be strong willed not to succumb to like likes of ‘Lemon Posset with Crumble, Raspberries & Raspberry Sorbet’ or ‘Raspberry & White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Paté de Fruit & Shortbread’ from their list of desserts. Whilst cheese lovers have a selection of local artisan varieties.
Service is both friendly and professional.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-22.00; set D £39
- Seats: 58
- Wine: an impressive list, has firm prices
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Brockenhurst Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes, adequate
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available