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You’ll find this lovely vintage-style restaurant looking out over the gardens of an impressive mansion in the heart of the New Forest. Angela Hartnett ...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Comfortable restaurant
About
Hartnett Holder & Co is a relaxed, stylish and comfortable upscale restaurant - full of character, yet unpretentious. Angela Hartnett and Lime Wood’s Luke Holder, with their team, create locally sourced English dishes with a respectful nod to the seasons and to Italian culinary ideologies. This collaboration is reflected in their fresh, confident approach ensuring that this is "fun dining, not fine dining". Open all day.
PRICE RANGE
US$27 - US$92
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
British, European
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

From the welcome at the door, through to the cocktail bar in the attrium, onwards through dinner service and our final farewell we have a fabulous time. Service was excellent and attentive, even though our waiter was very young and clearly nervous, the food was...very tasty through all courses and its difficult to find fault anywhere so I wont. Of course its relatively expensive but shouldnt we all treat ourselves occasionally if we can.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table for a joint birthday celebration. Greeted on arrival and sat down for pre-dinner drinks - lovely setting and attentive service. Confirmed we could have a table for dinner outside - so far so good. The food is nice, but it doesn't warrant...the 30%+ prices over other restaurants I have eaten in. Wine was also over-priced. Came away feeling distinctly under-whelmedMore

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

The hotel is excellent in all respects except with regard to the restaurant and related services. There were too many serious errors. Leaving aside the “difficult” limited Italian style it was worse than disappointing that we were not informed of the apparently, readily available steak,...vegetarian and vegan options. But, there seems to be a problem with staff insufficiently attuned to customer service. Being ignored Is poor enough. But being told something would be done and then , repeatedly it is not, is very poor. Yes, there were honourable exceptions among a couple of wait staff but the constant absence of managerial attention surely has something to do with the problems.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 7 May 2021 via mobile

We had lunch on the terrace overlooking the gardens and pond, in the late afternoon sun. A great location for our Anniversary lunch. Once again the service from the front of house team was excellent and could not be faulted. Many thanks James. The Alfresco...menu, with limited choices brought about by the pandemic, was good but not, in our view, excellent. Having previously dined in the restaurant, pre pandemic, perhaps our expectations were too high given the circumstances the kitchen team were required to work in. We had a great meal, excellent service but the limited menu certainly detracted from the overall dining experience we had previously, pre pandemic.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 26 October 2020

We had a lovely meal at the Limewood to celebrate a milestone birthday. The food was delicious. Despite being in the middle of the global pandemic we felt relaxed and the staff were very attentive.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 October 2020

Visited the Lime wood hotel for our anniversary lunch today. Everything was excellent from start to finish. We were greeted at the door by Jane who took us through to the restaurant were we were seated at our table. Every course we ordered was delicious...and the wine was excellent. Wonderful experience with polite helpful and interested staff who managed to make everyone of their customers feel valued. I would certainly recommend the Lime wood and would have no hesitation in returning there in the future.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 21 October 2020

Table booked for 19:45, had a drink in the bar beforehand. Ordered a bottle of Hambledon (delicious) - lovely lady called Jane took us to our table right next to a revolving door in and out of the kitchen - constantly banging (why wouldn't you...quieten this door and put a screen up to hide it from the diners) and because there were so many staff coming in and out of the door, it felt like I had a swarm of flies buzzing around us. Asked to move tables, no issues. Nice starter of Salmon, Sirloin Steak for main - pretty average if i'm honest - fat left on but because it's covered in sauce and the lighting is low in the restaurant you end up eating fat. Nice dessert (Tiramasu). We ordered a nice bottle of Red for our mains - would have been better if it had been decanted - Sommelier kept putting the lid back on it (isn't red wine meant to breathe?). Restaurant is in a stunning location - chose HH & Co as really like Angela Hartnett but i'm sad to say I didn't get the wow factor.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 15 October 2020 via mobile

Excellent birthday lunch . We had lunch for my dad’s birthday . The food was gorgeous and the service attentive.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 12 October 2020

The restaurant is located inside the Lime-Wood hotel in a picturesque part of the New Forest, with scenic landscaped grounds. We enjoyed a pre-lunch drink in the atrium bar area, which was very relaxing and made us feel comfortable, before moving into the restaurant. We...were shown to a corner table, which was fine, we were offered the choice from a set lunch menu, a la carte, or a selection from both menus. The table service was polite, courteous and professional, our orders were taken and descriptions of the dishes provided by the staff. The food was served in a relaxed manner, no rush fuss or bother. We were expecting small nous vous style portions, but were pleasantly surprised that the portions were more home cooking style, presentation was excellent and tantalising, and the food delicious! There is a good choice of wines for those not driving. If your looking for a delightful long lazy lunch then we strongly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 10 October 2020

I took a friend to celebrate a "big" birthday and this turned out to be the perfect choice. The hotel is stunning in every respect and the staff friendly and efficient. The food was glorious - we both had the set lunch and it was...extremely good value for money. Beautiful gardens to walk off the calories afterwards. Simply ideal for a special occasionMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5