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The Elderflower Restaurant

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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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Bright contemporary menu in old Lymington

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At a glance

Open all year
Tasting menu
Wines by the glass

A Grade II listed building on a cobbled street close to the quayside is home to Andrew and Marjolaine Du Bourg’s restaurant, where regional produce gets to stand centre stage. The antiquity of the building is evident through the old beams, but there is a contemporary neutrality to the interior, a confident charm that is matched by the output from Andrew’s kitchen. Both the couple have experience in top-end addresses and they created their own in 2014, giving Lymington a restaurant with serious chops. Andrew is from Yorkshire (via South Africa) and Marjolaine hails from western France, and you may well notice evidence of this happy alliance on the menu, alongside a genuine creative streak. Via à la carte and two tasting menu options, expect winning flavour combinations such as crab lasagne with a delicious lobster bisque, or a celebration of Keyhaven lamb, with anchovy and celeriac purée and nori seaweed.

What's on offer?

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Andrew Du Bourg

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 52
  • Wines over £30: 65
  • Wines by the glass: 9

Price guide

  • Starter from: £8
  • Main course from £23
  • Dessert from: £8
  • Tasting menu from: £55
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Off-site parking available: Quay car park

Getting here

M27 junction for A337 Lyndhurst. At roundabout take first exit A31, follow A337 then B3054 Captains Row, left onto Nelson Place then left onto Quay Road.

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