I do HIGHLY recommend to make reservation for these places prior to your stay because a) these place are very popular and b) due to the new distancing guidelines seating space is limited.
All three places are within easy walking distance from Britannia House. It doesn’t get better than that.
My top three favourites I can fully recommend without any hesitation.
Most creative cooking and fabulous wine list
The Elderflower (2 mins walk)
Up-market restaurant with exquisite food and wines, a total treat and with astonishingly reasonable prices.
5 Quay Hill, Lymington, SO41 3AS, Tel: 01590 676 908
Note: The Elderflower restaurant was featured in the BBC Remarkable Places to Eat in March 2021. Though I recommend the Elderflower, I believe the restaurant is now fully booked until Feb 2022. Incredible. But one can always try to get in due to late cancellations or unexpected openings.
Best atmosphere, great food
King's Head Pub (2 mins walk)
A wonderful cozy pub with candle light and a proper log fire. Super portion, good selection of beer and nice wines.
Quay Hill, Lymington, SO41 3AR. Tel: 01590 672 709
Note: The cosy small Courtyard is now fully non-smoking, clean and tidy and has been painted in a beautiful marine blue. Due to the new safety measures, the bar area is “free” making it even more pleasant to go there.
Super location, great view
The location of the Haven Bar & Restaurant is fantastic overlooking the Yachthaven Marina, the Solent and Isle-of-Wight.
King’s Saltern Road, Lymington, SO41 3QD. Tel: 01590 679971
Note: The Haven has the most wonderful view and simply superb food. I booked myself in for several dates in the summer. Personally I prefer lunch there – because of its great location.