Burley Manor

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28 reviews
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£25 and under
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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.

Special Offers

Festive lunch menu: 3 courses for £29 per person

Enjoy afternoons lunching this December with our Mediterranean inspired festive menu. 3 courses for £29 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 1 December 2019

Ends: 23 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30

What 28 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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.

1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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

1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

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

1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good food. Needed a couple more staff waiting

1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely venue with quality food although on the day some limitations which was disappointing. However the food was as requested and very enjoyable

2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my parents for a late Sunday dinner unfortunately Sunday lunch is only served until 3pm however our waitress was ever so accommodating and helped us choose other options, we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and will definitely be back!

1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Lovely food. Mediocre service. Slow and forgetful.

1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Beautiful hotel and stunning setting but the service is very poor. The food was quite good the wine selection poor not good value for money very overpriced for what you get. It could be outstanding but at the moment is extremely average.

1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and ambiance was great at the start of our meal, although a little pricey, but worth it.
The only criticism is that we were seated next to a long table, which was populated half way through our dinner by a group and was very noisy. It would have been perfect if this was considered by staff when planning the seating layout.

1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my first time visiting the Burley Manor restaurant. We were made to feel very welcomed by all staff and the food was exquisite. I highly recommend!

1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue and delicious food. Would highly recommend

1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely period building set in beautiful grounds.
We decided to take afternoon Sunday lunch in the Conservatory which has views looking out onto the grounds and countryside.
Staff had left the doors open so inside temperature was pleasant.
Food was tasty and good.
Staff friendly and attentive.
The only downside was that we were a little disappointed to find the menu on the web was different to the menu on the day and we had fancied the Pan-fired Sea Trout followed by the Amalfi Lemon tart which was not available!. Not too much of a problem as we only live 20 mins away but for anyone travelling from far away based on the menu would be disappointed to find their choice was not available.
Phone the hotel before travelling to confirm menu listing.
UPDATE...the Sunday lunch menu on the web site is still out of date!!!!...someone please update it!!

1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Truly beautiful surroundings but sadly the service doesn’t match the manor!!
Our table was squeezed into a corner although the restaurant wasn’t full. Tepid water was served first in glasses that didn’t look too clean.
Had to ask for wine list twice. Wine wasn’t poured for us and we were told it was the last one available which was a shame as it was nice. The wine glasses were cheap and nasty too.
A different person took our food order. I was told there was no vegetarian option for my main course!!! Fortunately for me I do eat fish. I enquired regarding the fish of the day option which the waiter miss-heard me and gave me the pasta of the day option (with squid). I declined that and ordered the cod (minus chorizo) but it wasn’t until I noticed that another diner had sea bass that I realised the waiter had made an error and hadn’t informed me correctly. He was very apologetic but too late as the kitchen had my order.
To be fair our starters were lovely from the Tapas menu. I had mushrooms and my husband had pork. We were looking forward to our main course (my husband also had cod) and it arrived presented nicely with our side orders too. Sadly the cod was a huge disappointment. Over cooked and no sauce to compensate for the overall dryness of the dish. It was thoroughly tasteless and my husband said the chorizo was like rubber and he couldn’t eat it either. The side orders of patatas bravas were nothing special, sautéd potatoes just tasted overwhelming of garlic and the green beans and mange tout just arrived minus the mange tout which are my favourite veg. Not once during our meal did anyone come over to see if everything was okay.
We were too underwhelmed to sample anything from the sweet menu.
To summarise, beautiful place but overpriced, inattentive staff and disappointing food :(

1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My sister and I chose the two course 15 mile menu including a cocktail for £20.
The whole experience was lovely. The staff were polite and friendly. The food was amazing, the cocktail was delicious... our only criticism was the bottle of water, it would have been much nicer chilled,
however we will be returning very soon.
A lovely dining experience

1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal the food was incredible and the staff were so friendly.

1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our lunch. The food was excellent, some interesting tastes and ingredients, and good size portions. It took a while to get our drinks so that was disappointing as it would have been good to have the cocktail while waiting for the food.

1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Not a great experience. The restaurant lacked any sort of atmosphere and we were placed on a table away from the main area of the restaurant.
Our initial drinks order took over 10 minutes to arrive with insufficient glasses on the table. The glasses then provided were hot ( from the dishwasher) and we had to request ice to cool them before we were able to pour our wine.
Our starters all arrived at different times. Furthermore, the lamb starter had burnt pastry.
The staff were very willing but inexperienced and the service lacked cohesion.
We won’t be visiting here anytime soon.

4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hotel is in a really good location, very close to Burley village, and overlooking open fields. The building itself is very attractive and imposing. The room and bathroom were clean and comfortable and the food at dinner and breakfast was excellent. There was plenty of parking on site. I would happily stay here again.

5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant and friendly staff. The menu choice was really good. Good size portions and good value. The tapas was great.

1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice restaurant, pleasant staff & atmosphere. Food good, though mains were slightly on the steep side, particularly as sides were not included. I was disappointed that the beef brisket that I ordered was not available (booking was at 7.45, so reasonably early on in the evening).

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1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I would recommend but with the caveat that it can be hit and miss with service - the food is always good albeit a bit inconsistent with quantity -
the menu is quirky and interesting - we like the food
the staff are lacking in really good customer service skills

1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always come to Burley Manor for that special afternoon when someone needs treating! The food was as amazing as always and my nan felt very spoilt as she sat outside the grand building drinking gin cocktails!

1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We walked out of the restaurant before ordering food after waiting for twenty minutes for someone to take drink order. Other customers were also complaining about the poor service.

1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Now at the level of the pIG in Brockenhurst. The staff have improved dramatically.