Opening March 2014
- Disabled Access
About The Elderflower Restaurant
Quintessentially British, with a Sprinkling of French
We had such a lovely meal. The chef really excelled himself with our varied and interesting vegetarian tasting menu. We felt very privileged to have had it created just for us! Katie was really helpful with her emails prior to our visit and made sure we were looked after well. We will definitely be back....thank you so much
the food was good but would have appreciated a bit more choice.
Well thought out dishes with good, sometimes unusual ,combinations which all worked together. Perfectly cooked with top quality ingredients. We had the 7 course tasting menu.
A superb evening to help celebrate my wife's birthday and help getting over our lost holiday.
Usual high standards of excellent food with informal, yet professional, service. Not been for Sunday lunch before. It was excellent value. As Arnold would say, "I'LL BE BACK!"
Was a fantastic evening with lovely food and wine. Will certainly return.
Had our anniversary here and we were not disappointed, great food,good ambience and lovely informative staff. Michelin standard food. We had 5 course taster menu and each course delivered to our table was explained to us in detail, reasonably priced for its standard. Anniversary card left on our table encased in a ribbon was nice touch. Thanks Elderflower staff made our visit memorable
Wanting a special venue for our food-aware daughter's birthday, we chose the Elderflower for a tasting menu, after considering a number of restaurants in the Bournemouth area. We are very glad we did; it was an outstanding success. Every course was carefully designed to produce both expected and unexpected mixtures (who would have thought that parsnip and white chocolate are such excellent companions?), and the service was a perfect balance of attentive but not intrusive. The waiting staff are really knowledgeable about each dish, to a degree we has never previously encountered (so often it's 'Let me go and ask the kitchen', but in this case those serving us clearly knew how each dish was made – we wondered if in fact they had taken part in preparation). It so happened that one of us has a sensitivity to a common food ingredient, and when booking I mentioned this. The very helpful Katie said she'd ring back with some suggestions, and she did, several times, until the restaurant had, in effect, created a bespoke menu. Really thoughtful and considerate, and meant that all of us had an equally satisfying experience. Not cheap, but good value, and very reasonably priced for a tasting menu of this quality. BTW, I don't understand the comments about dated decor. We thought the ambience very good, and perfectly suited to the building. It certainly didn't feel like an old people's home (see one Tripadvisor review) when we went. Thank you, Elderflower team.
Excellent Food. Great service. Would recommend.
Staff was fantastic and very nice atmosphere. The food was delicious and gluten free needs very well catered. Definitely reccomended
If you like beautifully flavoured food and are willing to go with what the chef prepares this restaurant is just lovely!
Perfectly executed breakfast. Utterly delicious and delightful service. Will be back and recommend
The food was wonderful, can recommend the taster menu
Delicious meal and we loved the surprise of each course and their descriptions. Each dish was beautifully put together and full of fresh and tasty ingredients. Loved every mouthful and hope to visit again when next in Lymington. Best wishes to all the lovely staff members.
Delightful restaurant,lovely atmosphere and service with excellent food.I have now visited four times and it is consistently good.Hilary
An exquisite meal. We had the five course tasting menu. Imaginative, well balanced and delicious.
Delicious brunch. Everything beautifully cooked and well sourced. Great coffee and oj. Will return for tasting menu
Absolutely accommodating service, amazing food and absolutely great location. We recommend The Elderflower without any reservations and hope to come back not too far in the future. Thank you for a culinary journey 👍
We had a wonderful experience, wine and good were fantastic, it was our first night out since our baby was born and it was a special treat
Fabulous food and extremely friendly and efficient staff.
We thoroughly enjoyed the 5 course taster menu & wine flight. The tomato tart was so refreshing & delicate. The brill was cooked just right for us! Lovely atmosphere, characterful sitting area & spotlessly clean. Much recommended.
Good tasting menu; strong wine list, excellent service - plenty of time between courses. Very pleasant people throughout
Very good food. Service excellent. We visit most frequently for breakfast before long day ahead with work.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at The Elderflower. Sadly the 7 course taster menu was not being served but the five course was really tasty and innovative. The service was professional and welcoming.