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The Larder, Lymington, Hampshire

The Larder

4.7
4.7
48 Reviews
£25 and under
Cafe Dining
Welcome to The Larder
Come and enjoy our luxurious coffee and mouthwatering tartines?

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cafe Dining, Tapas / Small Plates, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sat 08:30–15:30 Thu, Fri 08:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    01590 619606
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Lymington
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

48 Reviews
  1. PolyT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had amazing food. Fish and meat. Carl advised us on specials and was passionate about his food. I even bought a bottle of vinegar!

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  2. NancyH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous evening, a real hidden gem in Lymington. The covered courtyard makes such a special place, even on a cool night it was pretty, warm & comfortable. The food was delicious, the team are all so enthusiastic about what they are serving you know you are getting the best options. I cannot wait to go back, it really is the best for a relaxed atmosphere with delicious food & great service.

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  3. CharlieB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening tapas at the Larder. The owner made us feel welcome and gave a great explanation about how the foods cooked/where it’s from. A live performer turned up who was also great. Service was good and fast. Heaters in the outdoor seating were more than enough to keep us warm. Highly recommend.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous creative food, great atmosphere - really fantastic night- look forward to visiting again

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  5. KarenF

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, tasty food, owner is a fun host, staff and service very good.

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  6. VinceW

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, sublime food and great wine. I would highly recommend that establishment.

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  7. JackieT

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous meal at The Larder, Carl’s knowledge and passion for the food he’s cooking surely makes it the best in Lymington!!

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  8. JamesW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic amazing food and service will be back as soon as possible

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening-amazing food-great variety of tasty tapas -Karl is brilliant at explaining all the food and how he cooks it-we loved it all-can’t wait to visit again

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  10. HelenS

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious! The service and knowledge from staff made the evening an incredible unique experience. Friendly and felt we were well looked after. 100% will definitely be returning! Highly recommend!

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  11. lucym

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food service and lovely to see how passionate the chef was about his food

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  12. AnouskaP

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I absolutely loved the Thursday tapas at The Larder, the food, ambiance and service were all 10 out of 10.

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  13. KatrinaF

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great evening with Carl and the great team , thank you for you excellent service and hospitality

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  14. LisaT

    Isle of Wight

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely, tucked away cafe in Lymington serving delicious homemade food.

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  15. Mayhem

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the loveliest evening at the Larder. Warm welcome, and cosy atmosphere. The owner is so passionate about good food and took time to talk to us about the choices. The tuna & patatas bravas were outstanding. Highly recommend it and will definitely be back.

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  16. ChrisR

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tapas was so good. As the dishes arrive at random times, just as they do in their native Spain, you get to appreciate each dish as a separate entity. For example Pattas Bravas, which in our culture would just be a side dish, is superb on its own. Lovely atmosphere and efficient, friendly service. Also excellent value at under £20 a head.

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  17. GemmaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Tapas evening at the Larder with friends. Delicious food, excellent service and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend

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  18. LizV

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On a sunny but chilly November 7 of us met at the Larder for lunch. Sat in the covered outside area, patio heaters on, sheepskins on the chairs along with blankets, even offered a hot water bottle!!! But not needed. Just a beautiful space, decorated with lights. Food delicious as always! Great service.

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  19. Mandy

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had booked and confirmed our table for 6 but when I arrived the table had not been reserved so we had to make a table large enough near the door. Deliveries and a tradesman were coming in and out so we were constantly disturbed by passers by and we were cold throughout our lunch. We got up and shut the door several times but then it was left open again. The menus were sticky and grubby as were our tables and the one our neighbours occupied. The food at the Larder is always delightful but this is the second time in a couple of months I have arrived to find our reservation has not been noted by staff and they are not ready for us. I have always been fond of the Larder and visit frequently for coffees, lunches and tapas evenings but don't feel this is recognised at all in service levels. On balance I'd still recommend it but with big caveats about ambience and inconsistent levels of service.

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  20. AngelaM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic lunch at Lymington Larder. Friendly, helpful staff. Warm and hospitably. Food delicious. Highly recommend.

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  21. SueA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little place in Lymington - tasty tapas, good wine selection and a great host!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a little gem this place turned out to be for a casual Friday lunch. Beautiful freshly prepared open sandwiches, wonderful wine, great service and friendly staff. We’ll be back !

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  23. CurrentLifestyle

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally fell I love with this secret gem!!! Will be going back soon.

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  24. MarkD

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and great fun! Just what Lymington needs! Delicious food too!!

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  25. DavidS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It would help if the reservation through your system had actually registered with the venue! However, they accommodated us and the lunch was excellent.

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  26. SonjaM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good authentic tapas with a friendly atmosphere.

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  27. MelanieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for delicious tapas on a Saturday evening

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  28. Choochoo

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very convivial and enjoyable evening with friends. Food overall was ok, however, it would have been better if all plates served together and not spasmodically. Tapas usually is to be picked and shared from various small dishes. So rather disjointed.

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  29. JoeM

    Mid Wales

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Invigorating ambience and wonderful food albeit a limited menu, but what we had was excellent-particularly the spider crab croquettes

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  30. Winter01

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful meal, with great service. Thank you

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  31. RosamundB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our sharing platter was delicious. Service was attentive and staff very pleasant and helpful. The music was much too loud but they turned it down when we asked. The table was very wobbly.

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  32. Wilfie

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the food at the larder it was great value. However they could have done with another member of staff Overall would definitely go back

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  33. SusieB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely host. Really enjoyed our meal. Will definitely return.

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  34. KarenM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food delicious. Staff very friendly. Quiet evening as it was awful weather outside. Wish we lived nearer! Will definitely go back when next visiting Lymington. Thanks Carl for a lovely evening 😊

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  35. Will

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The table wasn’t reserved for us on arrival, however after moving some tables around it was rectified. The food was amazing as always, however it seemed very chaotic with seemingly only 1 experienced member of staff. Music kept going on really loudly. Did not compare to a fabulous experience we had before with very attentive staff.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fun evening out with Carl the proprietor. Food was excellent and generous. Welcome change from standard pub or chain restaurant.

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  37. SueC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere - best tapas outside Spain,

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  38. Hotlemon

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We took some friends to the Larder for a light lunch . 3 of us had the Avocado tartine and the had smoked salmon tartine . They were beautifully presented with a nice salad alongside . We also ordered scotch eggs which were amazing and I ordered more for a picnic lunch in a few days . Some of the best and huge scotch eggs! looking forward to trying a tapas next week . Well done team.

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  39. Colette

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tapas evening food service and ambience wonderful Thank you

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  40. ChristineS

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Having read the reviews, our party of four did expect a bit of a wow factor and were disappointed with both the selection and portion size against cost. Understand very much that this is about a tapas menu but just did not seem exciting or different enough for us. It may well be that our expectations were too high and that would explain why the reviews were so positive and did not match our experience.

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FAQs

The Larder offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01590 619606.

The Larder is rated 4.7 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

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Google Map for The Larder

12 Earley Court, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9EP

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Lymington
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sat 08:30–15:30 Thu, Fri 08:30–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cafe Dining, Tapas / Small Plates, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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