From coffee and a slice of cake to fine-dining evening meals, we’ve got the best cafés and restaurants in Lymington covered.
Places to eat in Lymington
Combining style and substance, Lanes of Lymington on High Street is a two-storey restaurant and bar housed in a former church that aims to deliver on quality, atmosphere and value. It’s fair to say they deliver the hat-trick, and also offer cooking lessons if you want to upgrade your skills.
Another local favourite is The Elderflower Restaurant on the Quay. A classy affair decked out in neutral shades, you can opt for a range of set menus – including seven-course fine-dining options – or take advantage of their long-running brunch menu from 9 am to 2 pm from Thursday to Sunday.
If that’s whetted your fine-dining appetite, another option is La Perle in nearby Milton with more tasting menus, chef demonstrations and a finely-tuned wine list.
Good food doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag in Lymington. Prezzo on the High Street is a cracking Italian chain-restaurant known for its stone-baked pizzas, bright dining room and dedicated kids’ menu.
Just next door is Rivaaz Lymington, officially one of the leading Indian restaurants in the region thanks to the Asian Curry Awards in 2018. The smart restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, including their popular Sunday lunch buffet which is best approached with an empty stomach and a big appetite.
Lastly, fellow High Street restaurant Koh Tai delivers typical Thai flavours with tapas-style dining, perfect for big groups, romantic dates or a light bite.
A question for the ages: have you even been to the seaside if you’ve not had fish and chips? You can answer that question for yourself by making a trip to the Deep Blue Lymington on the High Street, the town’s go-to chip shop since opening in 2003.
One of our favourite cafés is Maison Cuisine. The High Street coffee shop is a bright, modern space alive with the smell of freshly baked cakes, oven-fresh quiches and freshly-roasted coffee.
Tres Bon is a few doors down and a cracking all-round café, as good at delivering tasty all-day breakfasts as they are making the perfect latte.
For something a little more sophisticated, head to Greedo on nearby Gosport Street. The homegrown licensed brasserie is open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with plenty of local seafood options.