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Following the seasons, allowing nature to play a leading role in our menus, it's about a handful of the best ingredients, sourced well from the New Forest and across the British Isles, and prepared simply, with the help of our wood-fired oven, to make the most of their flavours.
We advocate the Slow Food movement too, but don’t worry this doesn’t mean your food is slow to cook, we just spend longer finding the most special produce from a close a radius as possible – that’s the only slow bit.
Our wine list offers an ever-changing choice of whites and reds, and uniquely they are all available by a third of a bottle carafe (250ml), making it easier to explore the wine list and sample something new.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Really lovely visit for a celebration. Both the food and standard of service were excellent. Many thanks.
Beautiful setting but marred by the staffs' indifference. The view from the table was wonderful, and yet the table had not been cleaned. The wine list was minimal and the wine we chose was unavailable surely easy to cross off the list. The food was good, not exceptional but at no point were we asked how it was , nor were we offered any sauces.The cutlery for the pudding was placed on the unclean table surely this was a case for wiping the table. When the extortionate bill arrived , we were charged for the bottle of wine that was unavailable as well as the overpriced one we drank. All these concerns were expressed to the manager who played mere lip service. The service charge was not paid.
I would actually recommend staying at Burley Manor as it provides an excellent overall experience, but the restaurant left a lot to be desired. The food was pretty average in quality, and the service was slow. Errors were made: my glass of Rioja came from a bottle that had clearly been open for days (if not weeks) so I had to send it back, bread was upsold to us - we didn't even know it was on the menu until the server suggested it - and then was forgotten until we reminded our server to bring it once our main courses arrived. We were then astonished to see on our bill that 4 slices of semi-stale sourdough cost an extortionate £5.50! The whole meal was very expensive and the quality did not warrant the high prices. Also, in a quiet dining room, the sound of servers hurried footsteps stomping back and forth across the floor was irritating.
Unfortunately our meal was inedible as the sirloin steak was difficult to cut and impossible to chew ! There was no apology from the waitress only ‘do you want something else ‘!! Completely ruined our Anniversary Celebration meal . Very disappointing. The rooms and service from Reception staff was on the other hand very good. Therefore I am sadly unable to recommend Burley Manor .
Excellent value '15 Mile' lunch menu. Extra sides are a little expensive but not necessary.
Will go again, very good overall and lovely location
Delicious lunch on the Fifteen Mile menu. Great choice of interesting dishes and all locally sourced- great to see restaurants using amazing local produce!
Great lunch. We had the 15 mile menu which is all local produce. Everything was beautifully presented and hot. Lovely to sit and watch the deer as well.
We all enjoyed a superb meal from the 15 mile lunch menu. Very tasty.
We were recommended this place by a friend. Apart from the restaurant manager, who I found to be very pleasant and informative, the service was non existent. The barman walked off without even acknowledging us, I had asked a question about my starter but was never given an answer, no check backs were made at all. If they had they would have realised our side of broccoli was cold and the tagliatelle main was bland and over cooked. My partner had to get up from the table and find somebody to inform them. We are now in 2020 but they were still playing Christmas songs as the background music. It was a shame as it is a beautiful hotel and by the other dishes I tried the chef obviously has talent
Not great. Bar staff were rude. Restaurant service was OK, just, with friendly staff but not that well trained. The food was very poor indeed and took far too long to arrive. Overall the place is shabby and "tired out" looking.
The Burley Manor is set in beautiful surrounding. The food and service are excellent.
Excellent accommodation Staff friendly and helpful. Food lovely with an excellent fine dining menu. Thoroughly recommended for a relaxing treat
Lovely venue and the food was excellent. Service was very hands off which we like, though I had to go looking for someone to get the bill!
Perfect place for afternoon tea, dinner or long weekend break. We love Burley Manor and will keep coming back. Tranquil environment, quality food and excellent service. Perfection
Food was great but service was a bit lacklustre. Unfortunately as it wasn’t busy and we were the only table in the conservatory, it lacked ambiance and atmosphere.
To celebrate my birthday and wedding anniversary we stayed overnight.Love this place,the decor,the rooms,the restaurant and the staff,very friendly and welcoming.The lunch was fantastic,and the Carol Singers just added to the occasion.
Went for Sunday lunch, our second visit and will go again. Good quality food and well presented.
Lovely food and nice atmosphere with very attentive waiting staff. Bar staff less helpful though and was told they couldn’t make a mocktail for my pregnant wife, but I could have the same as a cocktail despite them being the same ingredients bar the alcohol??
Superb lunch albeit quite pricey for what was offered but fir a special occasion it was lovely. The food was perfect, beautifully cooked and presented. The only fault was that I gave actually booked the ‘15 mile’ menu and wasn’t informed that this was not being offered in December only the festive menu - this was ‘ok’ but quite restrictive in choices - perhaps people could be informed before arrival - also we didn’t get the complimentary cocktail - as a gesture of goodwill that would have been nice.
Service was AWFUL.
No one offered to take our wet coats and brollies.
Despite the restaurant being 3/4 empty we were sat on a tiny table next to a radiator.
I'd booked as a vegan and been told at point of booking that there was a special menu... but x2 different waiters were both very vague about which items on the menu were vegan (none are marked with a key... surely this is just standard now?!?). I had to ask for a soft drinks menu, which took ages to come.
Our pudding took 30mins to come. We ordered it at 9.55pm and at 10.20pm needed to ask a waiter (who was lugging tables past us and setting up for breakfast!!), ' is pudding on its way?'... it was akward as we were the only people left sitting in the restaurant and we saw all the kitchen staff start to come out and go home. At 10.25pm pudding arrived. The bill adds a compulsory service charge that is not warranted! Overall, the restaurant was empty, was playing very odd music, and lacked any buzz or atmosphere.
Food was generally ok... although the beetroot starter was so hard that the fork wouldn't go in and I had to scoop it up and crunch it very gingerly.
Excellent location, impressive Manor House, good ambience, attentive staff, highly recommended
Absolutely outstanding lunch! 15 mile menu amazing and definitely value for money with no scrimping on taste!
Ambience was amazing. Service was very slow, considering we were the only diners for the sitting at lunch. When we complained about one of our meals the waiter just shrugged and did nothing about our concerns. Would not go back for a meal.
Delicious lunch from the 15 mile menu
The food was absolutely amazing, my partner is lactose intolerant and they were extremely accommodating for that. The atmosphere was lovely, it was warm and welcoming, beautiful setting and beautiful views. Everything was fantastic. And once again, the food was AMAZING.
Lovely Sunday lunch and taking in to account the location and service excellent value for money.
Great food although the Roast beef was under and serving in a bowl made it hard to eat as cutting rare beef with a blunt knife is tough at the best of times. Looked great but there’s a reason Sunday lunch is normally served on a plate, not in a bowl. Otherwise fantastic food. Couldn’t fault the starter or dessert.
We went for Sunday lunch and what with a wedding and a party elsewhere in the hotel we felt completely ignored from a service point of view. We had to go and find a waiter if we wanted anything and then it would either take 20 minutes to arrive or wouldn’t arrive at all. By the end we gave up. There’s a fine line between not being rushed and being completely overlooked.
Would go back but avoid at weekends I would suggest.
Lovely Sunday lunch in pleasant surroundings. The staff were very attentive and the log fire very welcoming
Went here at last minute and managed to book a table. Fairly busy to park but didn't know there was a wedding on too. Service in the restaurant was very good and greeting when we arrived was lovely too. Asked for food without garlic, as i cannot eat it - to be told most dishes have garlic in them! However very helpful waitress went off to see what i could have 'garlic free' - dishes picked. The pork belly was very nice albeit a little too fatty for my liking, but the scallops were very nice. My main they could cook without garlic but i couldn't have any sauce over the fish. This was ok as the fish was really lovely but i wasn't offered any other sauces either - maybe a little mayo etc might have been nice instead of fish, broccoli and roast potatoes. Saying that, it was all very tasty and nothing was left. My husband said his meal was very nice too. I thought it was all just a little too oily/greasy for my liking, otherwise i would have given 4 stars and not 3. Service was great, couldn't fault a thing and waitress to check for 'no garlic' was lovely too. Nothing seemed too much trouble. No room for dessert, but a lovely coffee instead. All in all very nice and will be back!
The food was ok and the service was great..but a lot of items missing from the menu including the sirloin steaks and most of the sides as well
The hotel is beautiful and the grounds are amazing
I would recommend the restaurant with reservations. There was very little service. No one to welcome you and find out if you had a reservation or were with a wedding party. There was no one to take your predinner drinks order and no one to take you to the restaurant. We were ignored when we reached the restaurant and items were not as requested and things were omitted from the final bull
Lovely delicious food we liked the sharing plates you could have for starters and mains the vegetables - roasted carrots and mange tout with orange were particularly tasty service was friendly would definitely go back
We only popped in for Sunday lunch so not too much to write here apart from the ratings I gave. Great little place. Great choice. Great service. Final bill includes the tip so no need to worry about that either. We would go again.
Amazing food and very helpful waiters, everyone was very welcoming and helpful.
The specials of the day were extremely tasty and very enjoyable.
Went for Sunday lunch with my Mother and it was great. We had the beef and pork both cooked to perfection with great sides. Good range of wines by the glass, so everyone happy.
We wanted somewhere special for an 80th birthday celebration, and had been impressed by a feature on this hotel in the local paper a few weeks previously. When we first arrived for lunch the place was quiet and empty but it was soon buzzing with people. We sat near the window in an oak-paneled hall overlooking the park. My partner choose three tapas. When they arrived she realised that two would have been enough as the helpings were generous. I had the two course set lunch and a 250 cl carafe of wine. All the food was beautifully prepared and presented. The extensive menu was priced very reasonably considering the high quality and the surrounding grounds with grazing deer helped to create a most agreeable experience. We shall certainly go again.
Booked for an impromptu family meal as we were staying close by. Unusual menu, but everybody found something they liked. All the tapas shared starters were superb. Those who had additional tapas as a main course enjoyed those also. Had the sharing pork for main, was delicious. Deserts looked and apparently tasted divine. Service was quite slow, though we were in no rush. Would go back if we were in the area
Our experience on our visit last year was so good that it was a definite for this year but the welcome and service on this occasion will deter us from visiting again.
Excellent food, lovely location, but one of our servers was rather surly.
Having not been for about 3 years since our last meal, the service let you down then and the service has let you down again, the food was excellent, but after waiting for almost an hour to get our dessert, we and 2 other tables also waiting for dessert decided to leave, we will not return
Burley Manor is rated 4.1 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.
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