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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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Modern seafood and bistro cookery at a historic address

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Service charge

After a spell as a ladies' finishing-school, Stanwell House became a hotel around the end of the last war. Start your culinary education with a crab and pink grapefruit cocktail, or mackerel on toast with elderflower, gooseberries and shallots. Move on to a majestic pairing of fried red mullet and braised chicken wing, with stir-fried noodles, Asian coleslaw and carrot and ginger purée. A secondary dining option, the Bistro, offers game consommé with crispy duck, and a main course of pork cuts, including a smoked potato and black pudding croquette, in Calvados jus. Finish with a spin on Pina Colada, comprising coconut parfait, Szechuan-spiced pineapple and a splash of rum.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Stuart White

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian dishes available

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 18
  • Off-site parking available: Public car park or on street

Additional information

  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 18

Getting here

M27 junction 1, follow signs to Lyndhurst into Lymington centre & High Street

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