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Sway road | Cottage Lodge Hotel, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7SH, England
+44 1590 622296
18:00 - 21:00
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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited here last year when it was under different management and were so impressed. We were very much looking forward to returning, but unfortunately were disappointed. The service was chaotic and not smooth. We ordered a glass of white to go with our starter, which didn't materialise. We chased and ended up with a glass of red (even though... More 

Thank LisaF723
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great little restaurant, we enjoyed a lovely evening meal here, during a stay at Cottage Lodge Hotel. Friendly staff and very welcoming, great food.

Thank notmagnificent
Warsaw, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

me and my partner had an amazing meal at the Bruno's restaurant last weekend. All was presented very well and tasted even better! The staff is really friendly too. I will go back for sure.

Thank juliannn87
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just returned from a wonderful stay at Cottage lodge in Brockenhurst and chose to dine at Brunos restaurant as it's so convenient after a long day of walking just to pop downstairs. My partner and I had built up hearty appetites after a great walk and the menu did not disappoint. I chose the garlic prawns and the confit... More 

Thank KJ A
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying the very nice Cottage Lodge Hotel and also booked a meal at Bruno's. Error. Firstly we were put on a table under a massive light which was extremely hot. The menu was very basic and outdated but we thought perhaps as the menu was limited the food would be brilliant. The prawns were jet white and flavourless,... More 

3 Thank RobStill
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review Bruno's Restaurant and we are sorry the experience didn't live up to your expectations. Our menu whilst not being extensive does offer a varied range of inventive dishes to suit everyone. These are regularly changed to roll with the seasons and to ensure the produce is of the highest quality. As I... More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked to stay at Cottage Lodge, mainly because Bruno's restaurant had a separate vegetarian menu online. As a veggie myself I enjoyed perusing the menu and pleased with the various options as so many times I've limited to just one or two. I was initially disappointed that the menu we were given, whilst having a couple of veggie... More 

Thank SurreySaunders
Management response:

Thank you for your review. I was delighted to cook the dish for you, l remember having fun sourcing the 4 Italian cheeses I wanted to use. This is exactly why we all love working at Bruno's, its small and very personal. We are about to add a new vegetarian dish this weekend, Poached Pear and Stilton Risotto and I... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our three dogs with us at the hotel for our first visit so decided to book Bruno's for convenience. Lucky we did as one of our dogs was crying at being left in unfamiliar surroundings. We had just ordered when Sandy came into the restaurant to tell us we were mortified but Sandy said we can set you... More 

Thank Reuagbo
Management response:

Thank you for your response. Being able to eat with your dogs is a prerequisite for having a restaurant in the New Forest and we are so pleased this was so well received. We are also glad you enjoyed the food of course, unfortunately we no longer serve Salmon Risotto however this had been replaced by Cod Saltimbocca with Ratatouille... More 

Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First course,mussels, overcooked, also many had broken shells, should have been discarded. Main course, duck, again overcooked and tasteless. Not quite bad enough to send back. Partners sea bass, smallest price of fish I have ever seen.Overall.very poor Quality and value

3 Thank brianreeve
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Visited 14th February for the valentines set menu, we both had scallops, beef platter to share and the trio of deserts, the food was exceptional and service attentive. I would highly recommend

Thank LJamesGemma
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Beautiful restaurant, with friendly staff and amazing food. The waiter was helpful and couldn't do enough for us. We had the Valentines Menu, hand selected menu with a good range of courses. Food was very good. Will definitely be eating here again.

Thank Marie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$36
Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sway road | Cottage Lodge Hotel, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7SH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Brockenhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 622296
Bruno`s is a charming small restaurant based at the Cottage Lodge hotel in the heart of the village of Brockenhurst. A main course is £16, two courses £23 and three course £29.00. For main course you will find a selection of meat, fish, vegetarian and gluten free options.

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