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The Balmer Lawn Hotel

Lyndhurst Road, BROCKENHURST, SO42 7ZB

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This imposing pavillion-style Victorian hunting lodge turned country hotel has hosted prime ministers and presidents over the years, no doubt drawn by its charming New Forest setting. Reinvented with panache for the modern world, the friendly, family-run operation aims more at pampering or business these days, with its excellent spa, sports and conference facilities. Beresford's restaurant is the fine-dining option, an impressive, grandly-proportioned space done out with understated contemporary style - high-backed black leather seats at unclothed darkwood tables, and a warm palette of toffee and chocolate. The kitchen deals in modern cooking with a healthy showing of prime-quality, often local, materials. Seared scallops matched with breaded Romsey pork belly and black pudding, and apple and vanilla sauce opens the show, ahead of partridge stuffed with Madeira-marinated prunes and chestnuts, and braised Puy lentils, soured white cabbage, and celeriac purée. To round it all off, there's classic apple tarte Tatin with vanilla sauce.

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Tel: 01590 623116
& 625725
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Jim Wright
Number of seats: 80
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 
 
The Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst

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Take A337 towards Brockenhurst, hotel on left after 'Welcome to Brockenhurst' sign
Nearest station: Brockenhurst

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