Burley Manor

4.3
155 reviews
£25 and under
Mediterranean
Inspired by the warm, relaxed way of life and simple, stunning food of the Mediterranean, the kitchen is at the heart of everything that we do with our vibrant restaurant and wood-fired oven undoubtedly the main attraction.

Following the seasons, allowing nature to play a leading role in our menus, it's about a handful of the best ingredients, sourced well from the New Forest and across the British Isles, and prepared simply, with the help of our wood-fired oven, to make the most of their flavours.

We advocate the Slow Food movement too, but don’t worry this doesn’t mean your food is slow to cook, we just spend longer finding the most special produce from a close a radius as possible – that’s the only slow bit.

Our wine list offers an ever-changing choice of whites and reds, and uniquely they are all available by a third of a bottle carafe (250ml), making it easier to explore the wine list and sample something new.

Support Burley Manor during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

NY Eve dinner: 7 course tasting menu with glass of champagne £95pp

Dec 31, 2020 only·Thu 18:00-20:00

NY Eve dinner. Pulling out all the stops, celebrate with a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne each and a seven-course sit-down tasting menu, for £95 per person.

Mediterranean-inspired festive menu, for £29 per person

Dec 1-23, 2020·Mon-Sat 12:00-16:00

Celebrate the season, with an afternoon lunching from our Mediterranean-inspired festive menu, for £29 per person.

5-courses with a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne £95 per person.

Dec 25, 2020 only·Fri 12:00-16:00

Enjoy a big sit-down lunch with all the usual festivities, a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne each and a five-course menu, for £95 per person.

What 155 People Are Saying
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PeterT
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Easy parking and a good welcome to this lovely establishment with fantastic views. Whilst having pre lunch drink we were so lucky to see a herd of deer pass through.
An unusual menu, every item we ate was excellent and served by a delightful and cheery waitress.
We will go back as soon and are looking forward so much, just as soon as this lockdown is over.

CB
CarolineB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cannot fault it. My partner and I loved everything we had. We felt very safe and felt very welcome and recieved great service.

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AmandaG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly competent staff and absolutely delicious food in a very beautiful setting.

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OlesyaS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A wonderful, beautiful place with a lot of character. The food was delicious as well. The only downside is that we have not been told in advance that we need to vacate the table in 1.5 hours. Since we had a birthday celebration and were sitting in an empty hall the request to vacate the place in the middle of our pudding order was quite bizarre. However I do appreciate it is not easy for the hospitality service to survive in the current situation. They might just want to let know theIt customers in advance about time limit on the table use - even in an empty halls without any other patrons in sight.
All in all a wonderful place and we will come back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always a beautiful experience to eat at Burley Manor. The building is beautiful, the views stunning, the staff welcoming and the food is beautifully presented. The atmosphere is relaxing and the food delicious and freshly prepared. I just love going to Burley Manor.

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Easty
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A lovely meal. A nice selection for each course with high quality ingredients perfectly cooked. A good selection of wine with prices to meet everyone’s budget. We enjoyed it !

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Mistry
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time and atmosphere! Would do it again and stay at the hotel when in the Newforest area as you can see the staff do everything possible to be COVID safe.

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RogerP
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our Sunday lunch at Burley Manor.
The staff were friendly and efficient.
We were seated in the conservatory area and had a great view of the garden and the red deer.
The menu had a nice selection from a roast through to sea bream all with fresh vegetables and crispy roast potatoes.
Desserts were of a high standard too and complemented our main course.

JB
JimmyBP
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and pleasant service. I'd highly recommend.

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VanessaB
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Limited menu but a good range within and happy to change one element of a dish for me

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OpenTable Diner
Staffordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff who went to great lengths to ensure that all Covid precautions were maintained.
Very nice food from a fairly reduced menu.
Very nice ambiance and surroundings

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ivanr
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good quality tasty food. Attentive staff and lovely setting.

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October2020
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food for dinner (and breakfast)
Slightly dated decor

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LauraV
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Highly recommend , amazing food, perfect atmosphere

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SusieQ
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Love Burley Manor, great surroundings and service excellent and really on it for COVID
Delicious food and some really different tastes and flavours
The deep fried courgettes were fantastic
We ordered the chickpea tagine which was tbh a little lacking and there wasn’t any couscous or rice to order to go with it
Value for money is a really lovely dining experience and great tastes but a little pricey when you have to add vegetables to your main course priced between £13-£24 and at circa £6 a side it’s not cheap
Well worth a visit

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NaomiG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely lunch with our daughter. Want to go back for afternoon tea.

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G042020
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Great premises, friendly staff, good service from most staff generally, however our experience was not great.

My Starter was lobster and chilli, it could have done with much more chilli as this was not tastable.
Our waiter (Brandon) advised the mains I had picked had recently come up small and dry so recommended a side dish (I was shocked that he would advise a dish was dry and almost changed my choice of main due to this), when we asked his advise on the side dish he recommended Patatas Bravas.... a dish which turned out in my opinion did not accompany my main choice at all (Chickpea stew). The main was also not small and far from dry. It was a delicious main course and no side dish was necessary, I am glad I did not change my choice.
When the waiter came to collect the plates I advised him politely that I felt his judgement was incorrect; both of the main and the side dish he recommended, he argued with me about how the dish had come out recently over the last few weeks; very unprofessional.

At no point during service of our starters, mains or desserts did our waiter ask us how our meal was. We were eventually asked just before leaving the restaurant by a different member of staff who had not been servicing us.

The waiter’s persona changes after the mention of my opinion, which was disappointing, however at breakfast the next morning he continued with the same persona towards us, which made both of us feel very uncomfortable and left us wanting to leave quite quickly. The food at breakfast was very good.

Overall experience; extremely disappointing for a venue I had been wanting to stay at for a very long time.

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DaveB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints. Would always recommend to friends and family.

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CarlN
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday lunch was excellent .

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ScottL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, food was outstanding. Would definitely recommend.

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RobinF
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We returned again to Burley Manor on our 15th wedding anniversary made more special because this was the venue for our marriage ceremony all those years ago. We were greeted warmly by all the staff in the bar and restaurant area and we were told to take our time choosing our meal options. The restaurant has seen some modernisation over the years which was good to see but still kept in keeping with a traditional New Forest hotel. The food was excellent and service was super considering the Covid requirements everyone’s currently experiencing. Safety is paramount in everything they provided but they also explained why certain parts of their service had to differ from what they would usually wish to deliver their guests. We had a fantastic evening and The Burley Manor never fails to impress

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MandyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Faultless! From the time that we booked our stay and meal here to the minute we left the service and attention to detail were incredible. All the staff were friendly and professional and nothing was too much trouble. The food for both our evening meal and breakfast was outstanding. We cant wait to go back.

NM
NeilM
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was very good... plenty of room between tables, which is important given the current climate. The Malbec was superb! We were well looked after & would definitely recommend to our friends, family who might be visiting the area on Staycation!!!

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Timeout
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We enjoyed the tapas and flatbread, the pickled peach was particularly tasty.

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fionap
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Lovely afternoon tea. Beautiful setting. Friendly Staff.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was average although the service was good. We have had better tapas elsewhere which is better value for money. Coffee and wine were good.

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diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely sirloin Sunday roast at this beautiful location.

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TonyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch. Tender beef. Staff very polite and pleasant. Lovely setting in the New Forest with herds of deer and wide open grounds.

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Laurence
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful afternoon lunch in the terrace with beautiful surroundings.
Staff were excellent & the service superb. I would recommend this place to all the like the nicer things in life.

JV
JasminV
Denmark
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Lovely dinner, amazing food, good service and nice place to visit

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christinaB
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed a tapas afternoon meal late afternoon. The weather was gorgeous, so we sat outside to eat. The food was delicious, well presented, by professional staff.
We shared a platter, followed by coffee as too full for pudding, which was a shame!
Staff followed Covid guidelines, we felt very comfortable in the environment.
The inside of the Manor is beautiful, we wore masks to walk through, pay for our meal, bathroom etc, no problems.
We will definitely go back, the lunch and dinner menus looked amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Perth
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My date and I had a wonderful experience at the conservatory overlooking an open field with raindeer roaming around.

FJ
FrenchJulie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious lunch outside on the terrace, served by fabulous staff in wonderful relaxed ambience. Burley Manor is our favourite place for birthdays, anniversaries - and for those days when we just need a little treat! :-)

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Imogen
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Tasty food good atmosphere. Service lacked a little. Slow on bringing wine to table before meal.

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AlanM
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended for a classy meal, beautifully presented and served, and in the loveliest of Manor House settings. Neither crazily expensive, nor laughably twee.

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LynneH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch here last Sunday. The food was cooked to perfection, in particular the selection of vegetables. We are now thinking of booking a few nights in the manor itself, so that we can experience the charming country house and all it has to offer.

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LarissaS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

We always like that place , and been here several times for lunch . The food was always delicious , but last time food was not good , especially tapas , and please bring back the old pictures in the tea room, they was amazing !

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Karen
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant tapas in stunning gardens under the warm sun,along with helpful and friendly staff.

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GwynneK
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had booked lunch to celebrate my birthday and were not disappointed. The food was fantastic, the service was attentive and the setting beautiful, helped by wonderful weather.

We will definitely return.

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michaelw
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second visit for Sunday Lunch and just as delicious. Safe 'distanced' table with good service and very tasty food - good size portions too!
Followed up again with a cup of tea outside on the terrace waiting for the deer at 5pm.
Another perfect Sunday afternoon with friends

FAQs

Burley Manor is rated 4.3 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

Burley Manor does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://burleymanor.giftpro.co.uk/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.