Monday to Saturday 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Sunday 12.30pm - 3.00pm
Monday - Sunday 6.30pm - 9.00pm
- 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
- Outside Seating Area
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 Molliere, 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 2.30-5.30pm
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.
Fillet steak was superb, fat chips were just too fat, more just huge chunks of potato- would have been nicer a bit smaller and triple cooked! Service fantastic and the rest of food delicious 😋
Very good fillet steak and fantastic peppercorn sauce, lovely wine too. However, the chips were undercooked. Unfortunately nobody checked in until we had finished the main so the chips went uneaten and it could not be rectified. One staff member asked if we were sure they were undercooked as they do come quite firm - not a great response. Some elements of the service were great but at other times it was quite slow and a little presumptuous. After each course we were asked, "Everything was fine with your food, yes?", which didn't feel very genuine. Perhaps I am picky - there were a lot of good things about the experience but just a few little let-downs.
We had the most amazing meal at Beresfords. With the lovely Alexis and Aurelian looking after us in the restaurant and Marcel & Matt creating the best cocktails from the bar! Service was second to none and the food......! My rare fillet steak fell apart in my mouth, the best I've tasted! Cant wait to come again!
Lovely afternoon tea!! Would definitely go here again
5th visit. Always excellent food
Following our excellent taster meal the night before, we chose to have afternoon tea then A La Carte in the evening.both were an excellent choice and will definitely return.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Fish Taster Menu and will certainly be going back. The staff were very attentive and friendly.
I enjoyed the atmosphere and the food but my quests were a bit uncomfortable the starters were not to ou liking and expensive but it was a special occasion the chief problem was my husband is disabled ie an amputee and the toilets were along and hazardous way from the restaurant
wonderful food, thoughtfully seated as we had 2 dogs but service slow and we had to ask for drinks and sauces
We had a fabulous evening celebrating my husbands birthday. The food was very tasty, the staff were very helpful & attentive. We will definitely be going back again soon.
Still has an atmosphere of a busy, friendly family run hotel . It’s unique these days . Don’t lose that..
Everyone was so accommodating especially Aurelien Thank you we had a great afternoon
We had a superb family Sunday lunch. As usual, the food and the level of service was fantastic. Thank you once again to the wonderful staff at the Balmer Lawn.
We had a lovely meal sat in the sunshine with beautiful surroundings.
Prefer to have more vaired vegetables and salads as part of each lunch or supper menu. Maybe more vegetarian without chilli.
Variation on the menu would be good
Below the standard we have enjoyed in the past. Service haphazard and food disappointing. Service charge left only because our guest is a friend of the owners!!
Fabulous food... disappointed I was too full to try one of the delicious desserts !
Thank you for enabling some fabulous family time. What amazing service, in an incredibly welcoming environment.
The staff were the biggest asset. Really friendly and helpful.
Our Cream Tea was delicious and everything was baked to perfection. The Cheesecake was to die for! The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful nothing was too much trouble. We had a great afternoon thank you so much.
We were originally sat next to a large table with kids and their pushchairs were right next to our table. Thankfully we were able to take a quieter table inside the hotel. The service was very quick initially, bringing food and tea. We ran out of tea and weren't approached for either a refill or another drink so we got up and ordered our own to sit outside in the sun. The sandwiches were delicious, as were the cakes. The scones were large and the plain ones were a little dry. All in all, not a bad experience at a really lovely venue.
Friendly helpful staff excellent surroundings & lovely food! It is my favourite hotel to visit in the New Forest
Table service takes too long, especially when outside Drinks service again takes far too long Knowledge on the menu wasn’t great when questioning a waiter when he asked us if we had any questions Drinks far too expensive Fantastic food - exceptional chef clearly
Excellent food and service.