Visited only because my daughter had given me a voucher for two for lunch but very
impressed with arrival. Mind you - on arrival I thought Land Rover we’re having a
conference with so many new Range Rovers at the entrance! I sheepishly parked my
£30k new last year car and we were then greeted very well by the reception staff who
showed us through to ‘The Courtyard’ for a drink. Service wasn’t immediate in the Courtyard and when we had finished our drink we had to ask to go to our already booked table. The Italian (from Roma) greeted us, showed us to our table in a small window/Bay. It was O.K but not overly warm and my partner was still cold after arriving from a warm car.
Callum, our waiter arrived. Absolutely 100% enthusiastic with every breath. We were
worn out after a few sentences - sorry Callum. You did explain the menu well and we chose carefully. However you did recommend a Rose wine for us. It was Williams Chase and was £46.00! I don’t I’ve paid more than half of that before in any hotel/restaurant.!
The food was all fantastic but we have to say but inevitably all rather ‘rich’. However, we enjoyed the whole experience, old country New Forest Stately Home, good service etc but then the bill! Well over £200 for lunch for two. This is taking the Mickey! I’m not poor, was in business for over 40 years and have had many four and five star experiences over the years. This was good but absolutely not worth that sort of money,