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Beresfords

Balmer Lawn Hotel, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, United Kingdom, SO42 7ZB
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Lunch
Monday to Saturday 12.00pm - 2.30pm

Lunch
Sunday 12.30pm - 3.00pm

Dinner
Monday - Sunday 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Event Space
  • Accommodation
  • Outside Seating Area

About Beresfords

Beresfords is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 2nd AA rosette for food.

Good food and great service!! - combined with 2 AA rosette's for Fine Dining you will not be disappointed when dining in Beresfords.

Our Executive Chef, Chris Wheeldon and his talented team produce daily menus using fresh local produce wherever possible. You will be guaranteed an unforgettable dining experience.

Our Restaurant Manager, Aurelien Mol, and his team will ensure that you receive professional, but relaxed, service.

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

No need to take our word for it, take a look at Beresfords Trip Advisor reviews - for which we have achieved a Certificate of Excellence for the last 4 years running.

For tables of 7 or over please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. A deposit of £5.00 per person may be required at the time of booking. For parties of 10 adults or more a pre-order will be required also. This can be discussed with you at the time of making your reservation.

Afternoon Tea is served daily 2.00-5.30pm

If you want to guarantee a place at The Balmer Lawn, then you can book a table in the bar area or the dining room.

We can’t book a table for you on the terrace, but if you prefer to sit outside, we will do our best to seat you there when you arrive.

When the sun is shining in the Summer, people often decide to come down on the spur of the moment so booking the outdoor tables isn’t possible.

Cuisine: Locally Sourced
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Made our family Sunday lunch relaxed and enjoyable

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Wonderful food looking forward to returning staff could not be more helpful

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Festive lunch was lovely, did have a piece of plastic that came with the turkey but altogether with the superb service a very good value meal.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Great lunch as always. Atmosphere suffered due to few other diners.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Staff are exceptional, Abi is a credit to your establishment. The food was fresh, full of flavour and beautifully presented, with an extremely good wine list. This is my second visit to Beresfords and it continues to impress on all aspects. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Staff very attentive and could not do enough for us. Fabulous afternoon tea thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Love the food here that’s why we keep coming back we just love it amazing food and bread is so good

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

I booked the Sunday Lunch for 10 family members over the Phone and was given a time of 12.00 on Sunday 2nd December and paid a £50 deposit and that if we were not there after 10 minutes of that time we could loose the table. As my family were travelling from London & Northampton I had asked them not to be late and everyone arrived at 11.50. I was extremely annoyed that when we entered the restaurant at 12.00 we were told the restaurant was not open until 12.30 and my family members were not happy that they had to leave particularly early when the time we were given was incorrect. I spoke to the manager of the restaurant about by complaint but he did not seem to see a problem. I regret that I paid £31.85 service charge and as a minimum expect that to be refunded. Not happy at all.

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Please provide more vegetarian options. Plus the tasting menu had no veggie alternative at all.

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Served tea - had to ask for cups! Xmas menu for afternoon tea! Pigs in blankets in sweet roll (Brioche I think)! Didn't go together at all in my opinion. Turkey wrap very tasty though. Mince pie filling and topping incredibly sweet and sickly. Overall had many afternoon teas in many places. Unfortunately this one was not memorable.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Whilst our dinners were pleasant, they were not exceptional. What was very disappointing was the following morning's breakfast. My wife confined her order to bacon and tomatoes - which arrived with just two rashers of bacon which were undercooked and one solitary half of a tomato. At least, after asking for better cooked bacon, an additional half tomato had been added.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

We were a party of 7 adults and two children for an 85th Birthday Meal on a Sunday from 2 pm. We were very pleased with the professional service and at no time did we feel under any pressure to finish our meals or drinks, either in the dining room, or in the bar before and after the meal. We had a lovely table and the food was excellent. The foyer and bar had a very good ambience and all the staff were very friendly. I would certainly recommend this restaurant and hotel on to others.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Roast potatoes should be crispier and a better quality. Everything else was lovely.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Wonderful food great service

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Visited On Monday, 19 November 2018

Everything about the restaurant was amazing we go away quite regularly and this is by far the best restaurant we have come across the food is exceptional as is the service Samantha runs the restaurant wonderfully

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

I went with 7 friends for a 40th birthday celebration. Our table and settings were beautifully laid out. The staff were pleasant but seemed to be stretched, we had to ask for a re-fill of tea and when offered more sandwiches, we said yes but never received any. We waited a long time to pay our bill, and were sent to 3 different paying stations before someone took our money! The food was very nice, and the initial booking was straightforward.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Absolutely delicious and great service. We’ll be back!

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Visited On Monday, 12 November 2018

Very enjoyable stay

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Lovely food.

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Visited On Monday, 05 November 2018

Beautiful food and excellent friendly service.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

I would have liked to see more vegetarian options, and possibly a changing chef's special? Your staff are unfailingly polite, but perhaps a little too attentive at dinner? However, these are very minor niggles and we very much enjoyed the food and the high standard of cooking. Well done!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

The Team made us feel very welcome and nothing was to much trouble .

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

Fantastic service, the food was delicious. Highly recommend the Tapas spa day. The hotel was very warm and welcoming

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Visited On Thursday, 01 November 2018

We recently stayed at Balmer Lawn, and whilst there enjoyed 2 very good dinners. Great quality produce, served well by friendly staff, in the lovely Beresfords Restaurant. We were so impressed, that we returned for the Game & Wine night, which was very enjoyable and educational, both about the New Forest and Wines. A delicious Game focused menu paired with an interesting range of wines. Highly recommended and we will return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Amazing food and excellent service. Attention to details by Brodie who looked after us very well

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