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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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Upbeat brasserie cooking with a clifftop sun terrace

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

A clifftop perch gives this modern bar-brasserie a sweeping vista across Christchurch Bay to the Needles and the Isle of Wight. Inside is a buzzy split-level venue where high stools at the oyster bar allow views of the open-plan kitchen. An alfresco terrace is irresistible when the weather behaves. Fish and seafood are strong suits, producing perhaps a main course of monkfish and squid braised in a spicy bisque of shellfish, tomato and brandy, served with broccoli and rice. That might be preceded by rabbit pâté with tapenade straws and rosé wine jelly, while dessert furnishes pistachio and almond nougat glacé with poached apricots.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for dinner: 25 December and 1 January
  • Lunch served from: 11
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 11

Chef

  • Chef: Pierre Chevillard

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, French, Mediterranean
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 25
  • Wines over £30: 25
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Starter from 6.80
  • Main course from14.95
  • Dessert from7.60
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 90
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 8
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 90
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 8

Getting here

Follow A35 from Southampton onto A337 to New Milton, turn left onto Barton Court Avenue to clifftop

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