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On a cobbled street, a stone’s throw from the quayside, is this sweet Grade II listed restaurant. The experienced chef-owner caters for everyone: the à...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Comfortable restaurant
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Quintessentially British, with a sprinkling of French. The Elderflower is the new restaurant for food lovers on a cobbled Quay Street in the heart of Lymington, the beautiful Georgian town sited between the New Forest district of Hampshire and the West Solent. Head Chef Patron Andrew Du Bourg (formerly Head Chef at 5* Chewton Glen hotel and Michelin starred Club Gascon, London) will prepare modern British food with a sprinkling of French using locally sourced produce from land and sea.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
French, European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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We were really looking forward to having lunch here for my husband’s birthday, having read the reviews we thought the food would be amazing, unfortunately not for the four of us, service very good.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is always a treat to visit The Elderflower, especially as it's just a short walk from home! We had the taster menu for lunch and was delighted with the variety of tastes we enjoyed. Marjolaine is a delightful host and her front of house...team give excellent service. The kitchen under the direction of Andrew produce courses which appeal to the palet and eye. The atmosphere is charming and unstuffy. We will returnMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky enough to get a cancellation for lunch. The staff were so friendly and the service was impeccable. We loved every course each with its own flavours. All in all , we loved the restaurant. Treat yourselves!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous from start to finish!! We had a wonderful evening on 28th May 2021. Food was superb, service was excellent, ambiance and location fab. The whole team were a delight, they all looked after us so well, all knowledgable, friendly efficient and fun ! Frankie...was super efficient and Marjolaines passion for her restaurant was infectious! We are looking forward to going again and hope to get on the platinum WhatsApp list!!! Thank you to all the team xxMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally outstanding cuisine. Beautifully presented and fresh food, marvellous service and waiting staff extremely pleasant and friendly as well as the restaurant Manager, the wife of the chef. We highly recommend this restaurant and wish there was something like this in Guildford, Surrey. Worth every...penny. We are hoping to return in August and now just waiting for a cancellation.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a perfect evening. Every attention to detail has been thought about. Not only was the food a taste sensation but the staff were really friendly and knowledgeable about the menus. We were left to enjoy our meal without being rushed. I very rarely write...reviews but I want everyone to know how amazing you all are. We will be back even if we have to wait.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our third time at the Elderflower and it didn't disappoint. I don't know why this place doesn't yet have a Michelin star. The food and presentation far exceed several establishments that have that accolade. Mind you it is now difficult enough to get in anyway...so perhaps it's best that it doesn't. Tasting menus only but a choice of how many courses. Friendly and unpretentious.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For someone who doesn’t like or will ever eat peas, this food was amazing. The owner was passionate, welcoming and complemented the superb food and the whole experience was amazing. We cannot recommend highly enough.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this restaurant on the TV and the food looked great, so we booked to have the five course tasting menu, arrived at the restaurant the staff where all very welcoming and attentive as each of the courses came out the food was excellent...as was the service the honey bee desert was magnificent. We have already booked to go back in October with some friends.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Need to book well in advance. Lovely feel to restaurant, small & quaint on cobbled street off main drag. No views except of shops opposite. Staff very friendly & not pretentious. Good choice on wine menu. Had 7 course taster menu, each course a flavour...sensation, definitely recommend. Positive criticism is although napkins clearly washed & clean, had stains on which isn’t nice to see. The restaurant does not seem to cut corners or slack in any area so strange to see oversight. We loved it!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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I have no idea what you are referring to. I think you might have picked the wrong review. Anyway, this is not the forum to personally comment to people, just to ask questions.
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The Elderflower Lymington is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4