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The Herb Pot Bistro

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175 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 7AR, England
+44 23 8029 3996
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a lovely restaurant run by a friendly couple who have got it just right. I went to dinner with friends last week. The menu had meat, fish and vegetarian, I had twice baked cheese soufflé which was light and fluffy, monk fish main which was cooked to perfection and panna cotta with rhubarb was delicious. Forget the new... More 

Thank 56dawn
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite possibly the nicest afternoon tea I've ever had. Sandwiches were very fresh with lovely fillings. Cakes and scones were equally delicious. Excellent value for money too. We have already booked our next two visits & are bringing more friends along.

Thank Tracey d
Whitchurch, null, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Selling itself as a Cafe/Bistro but reality serving up dishes that most top end restaurants would struggle to match, food is divine and service is absolutely spot on. The menu is not huge but that is not a criticism as it has no doubt allowed the owners to perfect the food that they do serve. It is the first time... More 

Thank Mark B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited last week with our friends for dinner, food and service great, good choice all fresh and very tasty, the bread was homemade everything delicious . Returned today with my daughter for afternoon tea and again very good, couldn't fault anything. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jill L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this little restraint today, the lovely owners kindly allowed us to have an all day breakfast at 2 in the afternoon, fast service and the food was delicious. There were a few tables set for afternoon tea which looked cute, would really recommend for couples or a nice family meal. Will definitely be visiting again!!

Thank tompeartree
Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always good food here but it's just become better. The lamb was delicious as was the pork belly all served by friendly staff. The cheese board was a favourite with the other diners but I was too full to sample it. Perhaps next time. Like the Terminator.........I will be back.

Thank Symiman
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Genuinely beautiful food and lovely service, the mussels were perfect, the chicken and Brie was supreme and the puddings were light and tasty.

Thank William M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

took my elderly mother here for a little treat. Owner was very friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. I ate from the set menu and Mum ate from the a la carte, all food was good quality, delicious and piping hot! I will definitely visit there again.

Thank fayesnanna
Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Have had a couple of breakfasts and lunches here. Always a friendly welcome from the owner who makes you feel at home. Veggie breakfast is highly recommended - big and tasty! Visited in Feb 2017 with husband and 3 teens for lunch and again, very good, proper home cooked meals, nicely presented. We hadn't booked but just got there in... More 

Thank Debleab
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely family run restaurant providing fresh and delicious home cooked meals. The ambiance is great too! Definitely recommend for a cosy night out with some soul soothing food!!

Thank Julia R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$33
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 7AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Ashurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8029 3996

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?