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Burley Manor

4.1
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61 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
Inspired by the warm, relaxed way of life and simple, stunning food of the Mediterranean, the kitchen is at the heart of everything that we do with our vibrant restaurant and wood-fired oven undoubtedly the main attraction.

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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 61 People Are Saying
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4.2
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3.9
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4.2
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3.9
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PennyL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely visit for a celebration. Both the food and standard of service were excellent. Many thanks.

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DavidC
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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.

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KellyG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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ElaineL
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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 .

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SteveH
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent value '15 Mile' lunch menu. Extra sides are a little expensive but not necessary.
Will go again, very good overall and lovely location

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JanetJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious lunch on the Fifteen Mile menu. Great choice of interesting dishes and all locally sourced- great to see restaurants using amazing local produce!

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SharonE
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HazelS
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed a superb meal from the 15 mile lunch menu. Very tasty.

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Christakis
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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

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Lloyd
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

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.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Burley Manor is set in beautiful surrounding. The food and service are excellent.

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SueG
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent accommodation Staff friendly and helpful. Food lovely with an excellent fine dining menu. Thoroughly recommended for a relaxing treat

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GarethM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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!

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GeoffC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChristinaP
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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.

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JeanO
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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sherpa
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday lunch, our second visit and will go again. Good quality food and well presented.

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HughM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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??

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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JoanneD
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

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.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent location, impressive Manor House, good ambience, attentive staff, highly recommended

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madelinep
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding lunch! 15 mile menu amazing and definitely value for money with no scrimping on taste!

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EmmaD
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch from the 15 mile menu

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JMac
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JM
JackieM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch and taking in to account the location and service excellent value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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.

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Stevie
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch in pleasant surroundings. The staff were very attentive and the log fire very welcoming

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carolyn
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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!

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Stuartb
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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

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AlisonL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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

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sarahs
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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MikeW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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WillL
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and very helpful waiters, everyone was very welcoming and helpful.
The specials of the day were extremely tasty and very enjoyable.

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sherpa
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Steve
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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

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IanF
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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.

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RiskyMoth
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent food, lovely location, but one of our servers was rather surly.

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RobD
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

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

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Burley Manor is rated 4.1 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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