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US$23 - US$65
European, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

‘Nice’ food, but didn’t live up to the hype! We got an early table, as it was all they had left, so as the only ones in the restaurant one would expect the food to be spot on. Starters were ‘ok’ - forgiving the fact...the scallops were forgotten and dropped on the table on a side plate a few minutes after the starter was served, it was the scallop & king prawn starter (frozen prawns are unforgivable and utterly tasteless). The frozen prawn theme continued with the other starter. Mains, both sea bass, were cooked wonderfully - albeit we had an issue with a foreign body on one of them, which in fairness the restaurant immediately removed from the bill. The rose, chateau gairoid, was pitched as light and crisp, £39, but was positively acidic. Lovely clean restaurant, no doubt we just hit a ‘bumpy night’. Give it a go, but pls tell the chef frozen prawns are lame.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us tried starters which were good. The main courses were good too. Up till that point, service had been attentive, warm and friendly. But, then our server preferred to chat with a couple at another table and we were left stranded, with dessert...menus from which we had chosen, as though in automatic gears. And, we waited and waited for far too long. So we gave up on the idea of desserts, asked for the bill, settled up and left, not feeling upset but instead thinking that server chat probably did us a favour as we did not really need the desserts.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to Lanes as part of our annual trip to Lymington. Our lunch today was up to their usual high standard. The Lamb was perfectly prepared and the Duo of Chocolate Dessert was a great way to finish the meal. Peter and Nicola have...maintained the very high standards that we have come to expect. We strongly recommend this restaurant and the friendly and professional service.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came down to Lymington for the weekend with my girlfriend and found this place on Tripadvisor as the number one best restaurant in town, and we were not disappointed! A family run restaurant with wonderful food and super friendly and proactive service. After a prawn...salad to start we both had sea bream (freshly sourced from a local fish monger) which was perfectly cooked in a lovely sauce with fresh vegetables. Dessert I had the a very moist bread and butter pudding and my girlfriend had the creme brûlée. The house rose wine was cracking too! The restaurant is situated in what used to be a church just off the beautiful Lymington High Street, which gave us ample opportunity to browse the shops and walk off our lovely meal. I highly recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On holiday in Lymington, we ate here last night and had one of the best overall dining experiences we can recall. Great welcome from staff who were fantastic throughout the evening. It all felt very COVID safe without this being obtrusive. The restaurant space itself...is very attractive. Most importantly, all the food was 'off the scale' - fantastic ingredients and prepared and presented with expertise and love. All in all a most wonderful experience. Lucky Lymington residents!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious meal here tonight. Great service and very friendly. Will definitely return in our next visit to the area.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 27 February 2021

Just finished enjoying the best delivered meal ever, the Moroccan Lamb and Medallions of Beef Fillet were fantastic. We'll be regular customers throughout lockdown and look forward to visiting the restaurant when things open up.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 19 February 2021

Nicola dropped off two fantastic meals for us as lockdown meant restaurant closed. Amazing delivery, the meals were plated, hot and straight out of the oven to our front door. Restaurant standard in our home! Worth every penny. Our meals were spectacular! Thankyou

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 18 February 2021 via mobile

This evening Nicola delivered a delicious Birthday Meal to us and what a joy it was! Peter and Nicola not only provide first class food beautifully presented but their cheerful and efficient service ensures a most enjoyable experience. Service with a smile it most certainly...is!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 12 February 2021 via mobile

We have just had a 4-course meal delivered from the valentines weekend menu. What a treat! The food was absolutely delicious- as good as eating in at the restaurant (my favourite place to eat in Lymington when we’re allowed to eat out). While we’re restricted...to take-aways, I highly recommend Lanes’ deliveries for anyone who wants to have a special night without the hassle of cooking and washing up. Then when they re-open, go and eat there! Nicola and Peter are amazing at what they do. Thank you both.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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14 June 2020|
Response from billy1newmilton | Reviewed this property |
I would give them a call, I would be surprised if they didn’t they are lovely.
8 July 2019|
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Response from Exhotelier75 | Reviewed this property |
No definiteky not
7 April 2019|
Response from judithfharrison | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I really don't know. You could give the owners a call they are very nice friendly people.
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Lanes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5