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The Elderflower Restaurant

4A Quay Street, LYMINGTON, SO41 3AS

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A moment's stroll from the quay at Lymington, The Elderflower is a traditional-looking double-fronted restaurant in the old part of town, opened in 2014 by Andrew and Marjolaine Du Bourg, a partnership with its entwined roots in Yorkshire and the Charente. Low beamed ceilings and smartly linened tables establish a sympathetic ambience within, and Andrew's menus, honed by valuable experience in many of London's premier addresses, are overflowing with intelligence and enthusiasm. There's something earthy and rootsy about his chunky beef terrine, for all that it comes with the inspired touch of a Brownsea Island oyster and anchovy straws, while main course could be an exciting assemblage of roast Barbary duck with cured duck ham, golden beetroot and a dramatic polenta bedazzled with violet mustard, in an aromatic jus of peach and lavender. In December, a clever menu take on the Twelve Days of Christmas comes into play, with queen scallops standing in for the swimming swans. Desserts designed like ornamental conversation pieces are all the rage, so expect an intricately textured chocolate creation to arrive in a seashell on a wooden base, while the reinvention of trifle continues apace, when a properly boozy version comes replete with damsons, greengages and orange custard.

Further information

Tel: 01590 676908
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Days closed: Mon
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British, French
Chef: Andrew Du Bourg
Number of seats: 40
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Children welcome.
Children's portions.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £19.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

The Elderflower Restaurant, Lymington
  • The Elderflower Restaurant, Lymington
  • The Elderflower Restaurant, Lymington


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M27 junct for A337 Lyndhurst. At rdbt take 1st exit A31, follow A337 then B3054 Captains Row, left onto Nelson Pl then left onto Quay Rd
Nearest station: Lymington

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