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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Great location bang on the harbour

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass

This well-known and long-running restaurant-with-rooms has a wonderful setting, in a 17th-century building right on the harbour in this lovely little fishing village. It’s a great place to watch the sun go down – have a drink outside in the courtyard before heading in to the bright, airy dining room. The menu is quite traditional, with interesting contemporary interpretations of classic dishes and flavour combinations, and tasting menus are available at both lunch and dinner. A neatly presented starter of roast veal sweetbread comes with salt-baked celeriac, charred salsify, milk crumble and elderflower gel; or you might try the smoked eel with hazelnut and eel mousse with apple terrine, potato and eel croquette, and apple and eel sauce. A main course could be chalk stream trout with Cornish crab, Asian celery, roasted sprouts, seaweed crisp and dashi broth, or loin of South Downs vension with apple and beetroot relish, Magalitza black pudding and wild mushrooms. Muscovado and raspberry cannelloni with crème pâtissière, iced raspberry mousse and sour chocolate sticks is a great dessert – stylish and well conceived.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st 2/3 weeks January, 1 week May, 1 week October, 25–26 December
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 1.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 8.30


  • Chef(s): Gary Pearce

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30: 50
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • 2-course lunch from: £23.95
  • 3-course lunch from: £28.95
  • 2-course dinner from: £47.95
  • 3-course dinner from: £57.95
  • Tasting menu from: £45
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 45
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 12
  • Off-site parking available: Car park nearby

Getting here

Last building on right in South Street, which runs from square in centre of Emsworth.

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