The White Hart

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283 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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Casual
Sunday Lunch
Our head chef, Simon Lawrence, has a philosophy of honesty in flavours with clean presentation and a meticulously managed sourcing of ingredients, locally where possible and always British when best. We offer a selection of daily specials and with a bit of notice can cater for large parties and special requests.
What 283 People Are Saying
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WH
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is was a very good dining experience. We liked that the tables are not too close together, giving it a very relaxed feeling. Superb food too.

BA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Previous visits the food was good, this time fish and chips were well below par. Soufflé was also below par

S
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue and atmosphere with delicious food and friendly efficient service.

SD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the new season menu. Excellent choices to try to pick from. Jacobs ladder of beef was outstanding. Service from Chloe & Riley was superb.

P
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Overall a lovely meal, however service was very slow and had to ask every time we needed something rather than waiters checking in. But staff very friendly

MM
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very polite staff, food was not stunning but perfect fine. Lighting was a little on the cool side which prevented it feeling as cosy as it could.

LG
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and there was a good variety of food available on the menu. Service was great and overall good value for money.

MF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, the staff were very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend a visit.

RB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow and when explaining we were really in a rush got no faster, pub was not busy so bit disappointing. Food was ok, roast very nice but veggie options bit naff. On plus side the portions were very generous and pub is lovely, staff friendly just all a bit slow

HP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Food was amazing and very reasonably priced. Plenty to choose from and plenty to eat. Food was hot and served in good time. The staff are polite and service was excellent. We will definitely return and recommend without hesitation. Thank you

RT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal, waitress very helpful and polite

Thank you

KW
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Dog friendly +++ and amazing service.

KM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful fresh food, lovely atmosphere . Not the cheapest but well worth the money

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

A lovely local pub with a friendly helpful manner. Great midway point for friends to gather!

SD
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fatastic service. Greeted st the foor & shown to our table. Servive was great. Attentive but not overpowering. Food was excellent. Piping hot & full of flavour.

OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Turned up to the restaurant someone else was sitting in our seat so we had to wait around 10 or15 minutes order our food it come out really nice loads of vegetables unfortunately the meat was probably the worst we’ve ever tasted my dad had lamb And I had beef we complained three times about it all we got was sorry was looking around other tables and they were complaining about the meat as well face potatoes are so hard and uncooked terrible meal for £50 for two for Sunday lunch would never recommend this to anyone to go there It’s a real shame as the pub looked really nice

M
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Full stop. Will be back again with friends soon. Thank you. Best Sunday lunch in a very long while

CS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

could do with a few more tap beer's added to the bar for better choice. Service was really high standard, so was the food, prices just a tad high but that's being REALLY picky. Highly recommended.

E
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a lovely table by the window. 3 of our party had fish and chips, unfortunately it was very greasy. I’m a vegetarian and asked for the vegan/vegetarian menu as suggested at the bottom of the summer menu and was then told there wasn’t one but the kitchen would do something. Thought this was very poor. I had the summer salad which was very good. I ordered the fruit crumble for pudding which states on the menu that it comes with custard but was actually served with ice cream. All in all ok but not great. You need to improve you vegetarian menu.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were friendly and very efficient. Food and drinks were served quickly. Good menu. Food was excellent, really hot, good ingredients well presented and nicely cooked. Great location for lunch when visiting the nearby distilliary. Highly recommended. Would definitely return.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, excellent service. Would go again if back in the area.

SJ
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and choices,friendly helpful staff. Lovely atmosphere and great options on the wine menu. Good value.

PO
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The evening meal was very good, however we stayed over night & the room was outside & very noisy from the road & staff in the storeroom in the morning.
Breakfast was ok but nothing special

H
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team were friendly, and knowledgeable. Attentive but not overbearing. The food was delicious.

HL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our experience overall was very good, the food was excellent, the service was a bit lacking, considering there were very few customers, but when they did serve us they were very friendly.

CA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab service from Chloe T, such an attentive waiter. Food was fab as always, we are locals so come here quite often but with our 1 year old we definitely got a well over average service for her as the waitress paid extra special attention to her which is very rare!! Thanks Chloe. We will be back!

RJ
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food 10/10! Highly recommend and will definitely be going back!

MR
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We checked in on 28/7 for 1 night in a deluxe double room bed and breakfast.
The facilities were impeccable , very comfortable bed, plenty of complimentary coffee and tea and bottled water. Flat screen tv, fan if too hot, complimentary shower gel, shampoo ect just in case anything is forgotten ...
We booked in for dinner at 7pm. The service from the staff was beyond expectation. The knowledge of the food served and drinks available was faultless.
We had baked Camembert and squid and prawns for starters, fish and chips and sticky toffee pudding. Followed by Irish liquor coffee’s. The standard of food was incredible.
There was plenty of choice for breakfast too - so much so, it was difficult to choose! We had sausage sandwich and poached egg with portabello mushrooms. We sat outside as it was a beautiful sunny morning. The ambience was relaxing and staff were polite, courteous and friendly.
I would not hesitate in staying again, thank you.

S
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since moving into the area 3 years ago, my wife and I visit The White Hart every couple of months or so.
Without exception, if it is at the end of the week we have had a really good meal in friendly surroundings and good service. This Friday was no different except the service was outstanding with Chloe looking after us in a most delightful manner. She has obviously been well trained and must thoroughly enjoy her job, which was apparent as I listened to her taking orders and connecting with the customers. Thank you.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good quality food, service and feel. Make sure you try the black pudding scotch egg starters!! :) WOW

FW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Special evening - price ok. Service a little slow.

PB
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Plates were not flat.made it difficult to cut a 16oz steak.rest of food kept falling of.

OT
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Poor service, overpriced and a strange smell - not good at all

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food well prepared and served by extremely pleasant staff

RM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good room in the stables that was perfectly clean but in need of some refurbishment. Service at the bar, reception and in the restaurant was excellent. Food was very good - dinner and breakfast.

LT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

It was Fathers' day, we went in the evening and staff were clearly rushed and this reflected in their attitude. Staff had clearly not been briefed on T&Cs of Fathers' day deal where dad eats free, I asked 3 times and still did not have a clear answer. Nice that he didn't have to pay as his vegetables were so late to the table he had finished the rest of his food. Not the dessert he wanted for his birthday, which was the reason for the visit. More staff, better briefed required. Prices like these require service, attitude and food to match, all sadly lacking.

MO
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely evening at The White Hart after having been to Bombay Sapphire and caught the shuttle bus from there into Overton. We had booked in advance, but only during the week before. The staff were great, very friendly, and were able to answer questions we had with regards to the menu. The food was delicious. Thoroughly recommend the Southern Fried Chicken Burger. The rest of the group had a curry which they all loved too. The drinks were made well in the appropriate glasses. All in all a very pleasant visit. Well done The White Hart.

N
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our experience was very average. It was a birthday meal treat for my in laws. Although the staff were friendly, the service itself was pretty slow. My husband ordered a drink when he arrived after my party had at the bar, this did not come to the table, so he ordered again through another waitress, this still did not arrive. Eventually it materialised that they didn’t even have the beverage available?? He waited a good 20 minutes or so for a drink. The food again was average, not worth what is charged in our opinion, very little meat in wraps. My child’s meal said it came with peas, it in fact came with a corse looking pea purée, my 5 year old was not impressed and needless to say this was left. A strange thing to come with a child’s under 6 menu no matter how good a child’s pallet. We always try and give the White Hart another chance after time goes by being local but it never seems to improve. The staff always seem too busy to want to serve, customers are almost an inconvenience which is bizarre considering they pay there wages. It is a crying shame, I do think there needs to be a radical change in retraining staff with a emphasis on treat those how you would like to be treated, by people paying your wages especially. Unfortunately we will not be returning until we hear of huge changes being made to the business.

TH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn't get served for 40 minutes so we walked out.

Wonderful birthday meal....

SQ
London
99 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely way to spend an afternoon - lovely lunch and great wine list.