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.
Great food at a reasonable price. We had the chefs seafood tasting menu which came with extra oyster starter that was not listed but was a welcome addition.Never rushed and spent three hours enjoying the food and wine.
My wife and I visi8ted Beresfords this week for Afternoon Tea, as part of a gift voucher recently received from a family member. On a very pleasant day in the New Forest we were very impressed with all aspects of our visit. The staff were pleasant, courteous throughout, and the tea delicious. We really enjoyed our afternoon break and would certainly recommend to others. Many thanks
Staff are brilliant and a credit to the hotel. Food is also amazing. The Beresford bites should come.with a warning. Highly addictive!
Fantastic service, delicious food and range of drinks. Cocktails were a treat!
Slightly smaller and warm scones would be good. Otherwise a great experience!
Food was 5 star and so was the service. Wonderful evening :-)
We had the choice to sit inside or outside. As it was a beautiful day we sat outside under one of the large umbrellas. We were very well taken care of by Brodie who even packaged up the cakes we couldn’t in and put them in the fridge until we were ready to leave. The best afternoon tea I had in a long time
Loved the Beresfords small plates as an alternative to a starter. Excellent food, beautifully presented accompanied by good wines
The staff here are outstanding they cannot do enough for you. The food was excellent, beautifully cooked and presented. The wine was OK but I felt the better wines were very pricey.
Chips not cooked - did not seem to care - bar service was poor and slow and presented drinks poorly
Waiter & receptionist were both chatty & helpful, answered any questions & asked for feedback, very lovely food & very much looking forward to our wedding with you next month!
Delicious afternoon cream tea served on pretty China. Pleasant helpful staff. Lovely setting.I would definitely visit again and recommend to friends.
Absolutely wonderful the afternoon tea was superb all homemade and fresh the scones were warm just come out of the oven. We will definitely be back thank you
Great food, polite and professional staff. Both my wife’s and my meals were well presented and tasty!
At dinner, perhaps offer something a little less fancy? After four evenings of very tasty but very rich meals I would have welcomed something on the menu that was a little easier on the digestive system (and waistline!). But quality of the food and staff could not be faulted.
We had a momerable dinner at Beresfords. Everything was great, food was absolutely amazing (from the starter to the dessert). Staff was really friendly and competent. We really enjoyed the pre-starter, consisting of home-made warm bread and butter, utterly flavoursome. I would definetely recommend this restaurant to anyone and would love to come back in the near future.
Food and service were excellent with a good atmosphere
The sea bream, mussels and lobster bisque dish is one of the most delicious things I’be ever tasted.
We had a wonderful meal here sat out on the terrace on a beautiful summer evening. All the staff serving were exceptionally polite, friendly and welcoming. I wish I had taken note of the young gent who mostly served us as he is a credit to your team.
Friendly staff who go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy you’re time at the restaurant great value for money got to be the best steak I’ve ever had
We had a lovely stay at the hotel at the weekend and booked a meal in the restaurant. They brought homemade bread and homemade butter to every table while you wait for your food all free of charge. It was really tasty too. Our meal was very tasty and presented beautifully. The staff were very attentive and friendly too. We would definitely come back again when we can
Maybe the chef needs to look at what he is plating up as a chunky chip rather black ended up on my plate,also a black hair on my ice-cream which was swiftly changed and the wrong combination bought out this was on Saturday 29th, Friday 28th would have liked maybe a breast of duck instead of a sliver and maybe different plates should be used as the sauce stuck to the plate.
Delicious , beautifully presented afternoon tea, great service from very friendly and polite staff.
Fabulous hotel, excellent facilities, good services, would definitely recommend it and will come again.
Amazing dining experience with equally incredible staff who worked so very hard to make our wedding day perfect!