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Beresfords

Balmer Lawn Hotel, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, United Kingdom, SO42 7ZB
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Opening Information

Lunch
Monday to Saturday 12.00pm - 2.30pm

Lunch
Sunday 12.30pm - 3.00pm

Dinner
Monday - Sunday 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Facilities
  • 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
  • Accommodation
  • Outside Seating Area

About Beresfords

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, 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 in 2015 and 2016.

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 2.00-5.30pm

Cuisine: Locally Sourced
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

What a wonderful experience, took my granddaughters for afternoon tea, food cakes and staff were excellent will definitely be back, oh and grandad enjoyed his little goody box of treats that we couldn't eat, thank you so much.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

During a previous visit we had an excellent meal in the Beresford restaurant. However this time we were very disappointed. The portions were very small, although beautifully presented. I had the turbot for my main course and found it quite bland and tasteless. My husband had a steak which he asked to be cooked rare but at best it was medium. Admittedly he did not send it back, which he should have done. We also found the service to be slow. Our desserts took half an hour to arrive! As a result, we cancelled our booking for our second night, and went to a local pub, where we had a delicious, filling, tasty meal at half the price!

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Dinner menu choices poor. Bar food sent back...not value for money, cold & not very nice

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Everything was well cooked and presented. The service was fine. A decent 'fine dining' restaurant. However nothing makes this stand out from the crowd.Potions of meat and fish were typically small. Service was efficent and friendly though did no more than deliver the food and clear the table.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

My partner and I had the most amazing stay here. The staff make you feel so welcome as soon as you step through the door and they were extremely accomdating when we wanted to switch rooms. Food is amazing (so is the wine) and the location is stunning. Can't wait to return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Myself and a friend came for a spa day and afternoon tea, all the staff were so lovely and friendly would defiantly recommend as the day was so memorable!

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Great dining experience for grandparents and excellent attention for the granddaughters. Highly Recommended

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

The service and food were great. My only complaint is the piece of plastic wrapping that I found with my fish!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Thank you for a lovely stay, very relaxing and everyone was very welcoming and helpful! The food was amazing!

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Lovely day at the hotel, great service and even made it special for our anniversary. Highly recommend

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Very accommodating with our requests previous to arrival and happy to move us to our table in the shade as it was so hot. Food was lovely. Once the afternoon tea was served however not one member of staff came to check if everything was OK or to see if we needed anything. There was no offer of more tea or to replenish the jam and cream (which was vastly under represented). There was no offer to wrap any food up to take home as I had to approach the bar to pay as no one had been out to see us. However a table of two near us were provided with these services so not sure why we were ignored

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Visited for afternoon tea on Saturday 28th, had a table for 4. The friends we were with gave us a voucher at Xmas for afternoon tea for two. We were looking forward to re visiting after marrying here last year. Which was lovely. Unfortunately it disappointing. Our table was on the small side and only just managed to fit everything on! We got our pots of tea before the cups and saucers and had a long wait to get those. Also had to ask for milk twice. When we were not finished, we got asked if we wanted to take any left overs home. When booking got asked about any dietary needs, and I said there will be one vegetarian. And the vegetarian was not separate from the meat sandwiches. Friend asked for a cappuccino and got an americano coffee!! Would also like to be more regular in the restaurant but it is not very veggie friendly with only have one or no options!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Beds very small and not comfortable. The shower did not work properly, also pump made a very loud noise. In the restaurant I had to send my steak back. I asked for it to be rare and was well done and tough. My partners starter of the mackerel was very small indeed. Lastly as a resident we struggled to park in the car park.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Staff were very patient as some of our group arrived late. We were offered a chance to have a drink whilst waiting for the rest of our group to turn up.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

The scallops were a fraction over cooked, not quite translucent. The turbot was excellent as was the duck but could have had a little more jus. The cheese board was extensive and delicious. Our waitress was superb, very knowledgeable about the food especially the cheeses.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

The food is excellent as is the service. I had previously overlooked Beresfords, I will not do so again. The lunchtime menu also looks good, so might have to give that a try.

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

Beautiful setting Lovely food and exceptional service. this made our anniversary special. Thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 26 July 2018

Generally a good meal but I ordered the buttered lobster for starter, it is of course a la Carte so the portion sizes are small but even so I still found a large piece of lobster shell in the 3 pieces of lobster I had on the plate, I had to explain this to the waiter twice before he realised what I was talking about, I was lucky not to receive a broken tooth, the waiter apologised but that was it, that was the last I heard about it so I’m guessing that this is seen as acceptable, unfortunately, to my standards, it is not, I frequently eat in double rosette/Michelin started eateries and in the past have had all of my companies starters given for free because of similar errors, when you are paying a premium for restaurant food, you expect premium service and because of this, I have marked the restaurant down, I would probably eat at the Balmer Lawn hotel again but would not order any food that comes from or is served in a shell, as if I did break one of my teeth whilst eating, this would be a completely different review and I would be expecting my dental bill to have been settled in full from the restaurant. I would finally like to add that my wife & daughter ordered the guacamole and tomato salsa tacos & the chilli & garlic tiger prawns from the beresfords bites section for their starters as they are small eaters, & whilst the prawns were absolutely delicious, the tacos we’re not so good, with the salsa completely un seasoned and the guacamole tasting only of strong olive oil. One big plus was the homemade bread and butter which we was served which was simply stunning. Decor of the restaurant is beautiful with incredible deep antler chandeliers, lovely art & the beautiful tables are made from the highest grade wood, so all in all, a nice place to eat and very stylish but but kitchen staff need to pay a bit more attention and maybe taste the food a bit more before sending out orders.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 July 2018

Booked a table for 4 for lunch. Exceeded expectations. Lovely outdoor setting, server was very helpful and pleasant, food was good. Will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

We had a lovely meal but the service was a little slow. Also, this is our 3rd visit. On our 1st the place was buzzing but on our last 2 visits the place has been almost empty and there’s zero atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

A member of our party was vegan and they offered her several off the menu choices. However we felt there should be more vegetarian and vegan choices on the menu.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 July 2018

I was visiting the new forest from London, and my husband and I chose to come here as somewhere a bit more special. When we arrived staff were very attentive and the food was good, although given that I am used to London prices and quality, I did think it was overpriced for the location and quality. However by the time we finished our mains the restaurant only had 4 other tables left, but it was as if we were invisible to the waiters, it took way to long to clear the plates over 15 minutes, and then we asked for the dessert menu, but it took the waiters so long to come back I changed my mind and we decided to order to bill instead. I think it’s a shame but I genuinely believe your trying to act as a higher class restaurant, but the basics are missing.

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Visited On Friday, 13 July 2018

Delighted with our dinner ,your staff were first class, we would definately come again

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Visited On Monday, 09 July 2018

Very good first visit for wife’s 40th will recommend to others. Fine dining.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 July 2018

The staff who served us were exemplary. The menu and wine were explained and the young waitress who served us was a delight. Food was very very good and tasted fresh with some surprising but lovely flavours.

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