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The Manor at Sway

4.3
4.3
69 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

The Manor’s Restaurant serves rustic fare in an elegant setting with a focus on homemade, comforting cooking. Our chef sources the very best ingredients to create a dining experience that won’t disappoint. We offer a varied menu which can be enjoyed in our dining room or on the terrace on sunny days. Our wine list, supplied by Solent Cellar in Lymington, features an excellent range of both Old World and New World Wines with classic favourites as well as interesting surprises.

The bar serves favourite local ales, premium lager and an excellent selection of imported beers, spirits and features a list of classic cocktails all made from scratch. We also offer full Afternoon Tea with homemade scones and a creative assortment of treats and sandwiches, all of which can be enjoyed in our drawing room or on warmer days overlooking the garden.

Our Dining Room is the perfect place for groups and large tables also. We look forward to welcoming you to The Manor!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sun 12:00–14:30 Afternoon Tea Wed–Sun 15:00–16:30 Dinner Daily 18:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01590 682754

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    The Manor provides the perfect backdrop for events up to 50 people. The dining room along with the lounge and bar, large terrace and spacious gardens are the perfect place for a private celebration. The entire hotel can be rented for private functions as well. Our Chef and front of house team are here to ensure everything is flawless.

  • Area

    Lyndhurst

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public Transit

    The nearest train station is Sway which is located a short walk from the hotel. For more frequent and faster train services, take a train to Brockenhurst, from the station guests can take a short 10 minute taxi to the hotel.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Nibbles

  • Beetroot Hummus£4.00

    Spiced Flat Breads

    • Marinated Olives£4.00

      • Home Baked Rosemary Focaccia£5.00

        with Rocket Pesto

        Small Plates

        • Seasonal Soup£7.00

          • Smoked Mackerel£9.00

            Pickled Cucumber and Shallots

            • Duck Confit£9.00

              Raisins, Endive and Hazelnut Dressing

              • Chicory & Pear Salad£8.00

                Walnuts, Stilton, Chives, Balsamic Dressing

                • Tempura Haddock

                  Tartare Dip, Lemon

                  Mains

                  • Slow Cooked Venison Pie£15.00

                    Creamed Potatoes, Cavallo Nero

                    • Roast Cod Fillet£18.00

                      Tomato & Crab Bisque, Cannelloni Beans

                      • Corn Fed Chicken Breast£16.00

                        Puy Lentils, Creamy Mushroom Sauce

                        • Lemon Sole£19.00

                          Mussels, Leek and Oyster Chowder

                          • Braised Pork Belly£17.00

                            Burnt Apple, Buttered Cabbage

                            • Wild Mushroom Pithivier

                              Tender stem Broccoli

                              Sides

                              • Triple Cooked Chips£4.00

                                • Honey Roasted Parsnips£4.00

                                  • Cauliflower Gratin£5.00

                                    • Chilli & Almond Tender Stem Broccoli£4.00

                                      • Roast Herb Buttered New Potatoes£4.00

                                        Puddings

                                        • Golden Syrup Sponge Cake£8.00

                                          Date Puree, Sauce Anglaise

                                          • Set Chocolate Ganache£8.00

                                            Peanut Parfait, Caramel Popcorn

                                            • Blood Orange Tart£8.00

                                              Crème Fraiche

                                              • Baked Apple Crumble£8.00

                                                Vanilla Ice Cream

                                                • Ice Cream and Sorbet Selection

                                                  • per scoop£2.50
                                                • Local Cheeses£10.50

                                                  Chutney, Celery & Grapes

                                                  Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                  What 69 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                  4.3
                                                  4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.3Food
                                                  • 4.3Service
                                                  • 4Ambience
                                                  • 4.1Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                  1. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    A really great place . Excellent food & service

                                                  2. R

                                                    Robert

                                                    London

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    A busy night for staff due to big party. Staff coped well Well presented food and really enjoyed our meals

                                                  3. G

                                                    kellyG

                                                    Jersey

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                    overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                    First course crab, was nicely presented but tasteless, 2nd course steak&Kidney pie, was very dry. 3rd course cheesecake really nice, beautifully presented with meringue, honeycomb. Best part. Service, was far too quick, had 3 courses within 1 hour, can't see I would return.

                                                  4. MB

                                                    MariaB

                                                    Hampshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Lovely staff, excellent food and most importantly our dog was welcomed!

                                                  5. WB

                                                    WendyB

                                                    Lincolnshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely dining room, friendly efficient staff and delicious food, we would recommend a visit

                                                  6. JB

                                                    JaneB

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                    Food was good, service was a bit slow. Expensive but good. A bit cold.

                                                  7. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 13 February 2022

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                    Slightly disappointed really, it looks more luxurious than it is, there was only one girl working on the evening we went, she seems to be everywhere, reception, bar, dining room. The food menu is great but to me it was like the food was already prepared and reheated, it’s certainly didn’t taste freshly cooked.

                                                  8. TD

                                                    TrevorD

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Nicely decorated small hotel. Ample parking. Food was excellent and very well presented. Nice menu. Efficient and very friendly staff with an eagerness to help and chat if you wanted Will definitely visit again in the near future.

                                                  9. V

                                                    Victoria

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 22 January 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had a lovely meal at The Manor recently, especially as I have an uncommon food intolerance and both the waitress and the chef were so understanding and helpful. It made a sometimes uncomfortable and frustrating time (meal ordering!) completely relaxing and worry free - so thank you, we would certainly go again if in the area.

                                                  10. NS

                                                    NigelS

                                                    West Sussex

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 22 January 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent food, gentle purposeful and caring service, in beautiful surroundings, a very enjoyable meal, thank you 😊

                                                  11. K

                                                    Kay87

                                                    Hampshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 9 December 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    We had a lovely meal, the food tasted amazing, was well presented and the service was great. Will definitely return. If your looking for a nice dinner out, this is the place to go without having to wait weeks for a table!

                                                  12. l

                                                    lola

                                                    Hertfordshire

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on 15 October 2021

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                    The food was excellent beautifully presented and service very good highly recommend this restaurant

                                                  13. AC

                                                    AmandaC

                                                    Norfolk

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great flavoursome food, lovely dining area . Staff very attentive. Compliments to the chef.

                                                  14. TT

                                                    TonyT

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 20 June 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Superb, lovely, love the new decor, fresh, staff most attentive… now the food… Delish! Don’t take my word for it… book it & see for yourself… you won’t be disappointed. Fab venue for weddings, product launches a long lunch or maybe just a bang on evening meal. Would have given 10/10 but saving that one… so overall 9.5/10 A credit to all at the Manor

                                                  15. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    London

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined on 5 June 2021

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    We celebrated a personal engagement dinner here. The staff were fantastic and always there to help. No waiting around for service. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was just lovely. There were beautiful views of terrace and seating area and the whole experience was just wonderful! We were staying at Carey’s Manor but rated this place as a million times better!!

                                                  16. K

                                                    Kay87

                                                    Hampshire

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    1.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 21 December 2020

                                                    overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                    Got there having booked online and they were closed! Be warned.

                                                  17. A

                                                    Andrew

                                                    London

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 21 October 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    The food, wine and service all score high marks. We had heard the Manor was under 'new management' and had been refurbished and given fresh energy. We were not disappointed. The wine list appears to be carefully chosen, and sourced from a local vintner. The food menu was a cut above 'burgers and steak' fare offered by many establishments. All in, very enjoyable.

                                                  18. LI

                                                    LeratoI

                                                    London

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 5 October 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Delicious food and good wine list. Staff was very friendly and attentive

                                                  19. LB

                                                    LeahB

                                                    Hampshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 3 October 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Beautiful setting, lovely food and drink, great service that felt safe and hygienic - obeying all covid restrictions. Can't recommend highly enough.

                                                  20. T

                                                    Tinyjock20

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 27 September 2020

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent food, very good wine list, very good service and prices very reasonable. Some lovely wines on the wine list too.

                                                  21. G

                                                    Ginny

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 5 September 2020

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    A lovely quiet hotel full of character and charm. We enjoyed our stay and all the staff we pleasant and extremely helpful.

                                                  22. RF

                                                    RobinF

                                                    Gloucestershire

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on 22 August 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We loved our first visit to The Manor and we will look forward to visiting again in the near future

                                                  23. RM

                                                    RebeccaM

                                                    Toronto

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    Dined on 11 August 2020

                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                    The menu was small, but the food was delicious. The tables were very well spread out or you could eat on the terrace. The service was a little slow at times, I think they were maybe a member of staff down or else still getting used to COVID conditions. But everyone was friendly. We would definitely recommend the restaurant - delicious food & tasteful decoration.

                                                  24. CM

                                                    ChrisM

                                                    Hampshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 23 February 2020

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                    Sunday lunch was very tasty, good value for money. Starters, mains and puds all went down well with 7 of us. Friendly owners with good service. We will definitely return.

                                                  25. C

                                                    johnC

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 23 October 2019

                                                    overall3food2service3ambience2

                                                    We have been patrons here for many years but not recently , it is a lovely place to visit particularly in the Spring and Summer. Maybe Autumn and Winter is not considered as important. The staff and standard of cooking are fine. We were disappointed with the Menu,not much choice ,same with the A La Carte. Food was well presented but rather small portions with the Steaks. I myself will come again because this may well have been one of those days,and i would like to think it would become as i remember it.

                                                  26. LR

                                                    LindaR

                                                    Hampshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 20 October 2019

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Fantastic Sunday lunch staff couldn’t do enough for us very good value with groupon

                                                  27. c

                                                    connoisseurofakind

                                                    Dorset

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on 26 September 2019

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                    Food here was excellent but it was controlled portions. My steak came with 5 chips artfully displayed around the steak which, I thought was rather mean. The rest of the meal was good though with my wife’s fish being excellently cooked. The chocolate crime for sweet was a little heavy but the cheesecake hit the spot.

                                                  28. MM

                                                    MichaelM

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 31 August 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had an excellent meal with excellent service in a relaxed atmosphere. What more could we want?

                                                  29. JK

                                                    JerryK

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 27 July 2019

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    We had a 3 course lunch, main course and dessert were excellent , but starter could have been slightly larger. Staff very friendly and approachable, providing a good service .

                                                  30. PY

                                                    PamY

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 14 July 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely tasty meal. Attentive pleasant staff. Lovely grounds and outdoor tables.

                                                  31. A

                                                    Alijo

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 20 June 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Very nice meal. Service was friendly and the setting and the dining room was lovely. Will probably return in the summer for a cream tea.

                                                  32. I

                                                    Iceblue

                                                    London

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 9 June 2019

                                                    overall3food4service2ambience1

                                                    It read very well and the menu looked good. The outside didn’t invite but inside the decor was very nice. The restaurant area while clean and well decorated lacked any ambiance or feeling of comfort. So difficult to pin point what needed to be done but was definitely lacking something. The service was a bit of an issue as we didn’t have a starter and waited 40 minutes for a roast. The food quality was good but we would have preferred some more green vegetables.

                                                  33. AC

                                                    AmandaC

                                                    Hampshire

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on 29 March 2019

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    The hotel is stylishly decorated and the lounges are comfortable and colourful decorated with a modern take on William Morris . The dining room by comparison is decorated in monochrome wallpaper and whilst stylish lacks warmth. However the food is excellent. Tasty, imaginative and very well presented by friendly staff.

                                                  34. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Surrey

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 24 March 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                    The food + service was excellent but as it was a Sunday night, the atmosphere was lacking

                                                  35. TR

                                                    TRJ81

                                                    London

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 16 March 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely food and service as always. Our third time dinner here and have also stayed here in the past which was equally enjoyable.

                                                  36. RR

                                                    RosalynR

                                                    Hampshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 10 March 2019

                                                    overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                    We went for Sunday lunch which was very nice, service efficant wine very good! Only one thing lets Sway Manor down and that are the toilet facilities ! men and Women have to go into the same small room which has three cubical , i do not find this acceptable especially if you had children with you ! perhaps I am old fashioned but there are some things you should keep separate and toilet facilities are one off them !

                                                  37. CM

                                                    ChanelMartika

                                                    Hampshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 3 March 2019

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    This is the second time I’ve been for afternoon tea, and what a beautiful afternoon I had celebrating with my mother for her birthday. The staff were very attentive, welcoming and friendly.

                                                  38. RH

                                                    RonaH

                                                    Hampshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 17 February 2019

                                                    overall3food2service3ambience2

                                                    Disappointing, used to go quite often but hadn't been for a few years. Now under new management and refurbished. No longer light and airy and welcoming, but modern and cold with no atmosphere. Sunday lunch was just average, meat a bit tough. Cocktails overpriced.

                                                  39. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Gloucestershire

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 2 February 2019

                                                    overall3food2service3ambience2

                                                    Limited menu and not everything was available. Beef was dry. Over priced for what it was!

                                                  40. C

                                                    Clive

                                                    Kent

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 24 January 2019

                                                    overall3food2service4ambience1

                                                    Fairly average food, lack of ambiance, pleasant staff. Not particularly good value

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                                                  The Manor at Sway is rated 4.3 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

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                                                  Google Map for The Manor at Sway

                                                  Village Centre Lymington, Hampshire SO41 6BA

                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Area

                                                    Lyndhurst

                                                  • Hours of Operation

                                                    Lunch Sun 12:00–14:30 Afternoon Tea Wed–Sun 15:00–16:30 Dinner Daily 18:30–21:00

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Contemporary British, British, Afternoon Tea

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                  • Dress Code

                                                    Casual Dress

                                                  • Parking Details

                                                    Hotel Parking

                                                  • Public Transit

                                                    The nearest train station is Sway which is located a short walk from the hotel. For more frequent and faster train services, take a train to Brockenhurst, from the station guests can take a short 10 minute taxi to the hotel.

                                                  • Payment Options

                                                    MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                  • Phone number

                                                    01590 682754

                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                    The Manor provides the perfect backdrop for events up to 50 people. The dining room along with the lounge and bar, large terrace and spacious gardens are the perfect place for a private celebration. The entire hotel can be rented for private functions as well. Our Chef and front of house team are here to ensure everything is flawless.

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