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Spot in the Woods - Kitchen Cafe

174 Woodlands Road, New Forest SO40 7GL, England
+44 23 8029 3784
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (14 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
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British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
174 Woodlands Road, New Forest SO40 7GL, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

I visited Spot in the Woods after a friend recommended it. I can’t comment about accommodation as I only dropped in for breakfast. The food was very good, staff were friendly and efficient, service was good. I’ll definitely be going back to try some of...More

1  Thank AndrewSG51
Reviewed yesterday

This is a charming, top quality boutique b&b with 11 individual character rooms. Ours was great, Super King bed with private roof terrace with 2 sun loungers, catching the late afternoon sun. Air conditioned room with tea/coffee and all facilities except Sky Sports, but who...More

2  Thank cliveanddebs
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The first time we have been here but it won’t be the last the location is brilliant the food outstanding and all local produce. The service was a bit slow but it was very busy but this was made up by the excellence of the...More

2  Thank David Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

I got a lot of exercise walking from my table in the garden to the counter and back again - first of all to order, then to point out that the order had been incorrectly recorded (I surmised this from the receipt, which I had...More

Thank CustardCreamUk
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a lovely afternoon at Spot in the Woods sitting out in the garden, albeit helped in lovely weather. The staff were friendly and helpful and didn't bother us unless we asked for something and when we ordered food it was a quick, simple...More

1  Thank SteveDeb1971
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loced everything about this fantastic cafe. It had a great feel about it, the staff are very friendly & the food delish. Dig friendly too, bonus. Will definitely be back!

1  Thank Yvonne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a fantastic find! Lovely food and a fab atmosphere! Also wonderful walks around the new forest local to the cafe!

1  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by after recommendations from friends. Love the changes that have been made since it was the hotel. It's fresh, welcoming and stylish. Dogs are welcome too. Can't fault the staff at all. Love having an open kitchen and I'm sure the garden and patio...More

Thank MuggleandMe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live locally to Spot in the Woods and we can’t stay away. Lovely cafe in gorgeous grounds. They have a range of specials which never disappoint. I loved the tuna steak salad! Great for any sort of visit- couples, family, business ...

Thank AlannaCal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been to the previous Terra Vina incarnation, but decided on a breakfast outing to the relatively new Kitchen Café. Open from 8am, we were there shortly after. Plenty of parking & an easy walk to the garden where there were chairs & tables...More

Thank Tinker2923
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Casey G
15 September 2017|
Response from NInaBasset | Property representative |
Hello We have a function room suitable for a max of x36 people seated on x3 seperate tables or x26 on one long table. We do have a buffet style menu available for functions- please email us or let me have your e mail... More
4 April 2016|
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Response from DaiDavies2312 | Reviewed this property |
No, nothing out of the 'modern day' ordinary will do the trick. Dress to be comfortable and relaxed....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 Woodlands Road, New Forest SO40 7GL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8029 3784
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  • This restaurant is at Spot in the Woods
Spot in the Woods kitchen café is at the gateway to the New Forest. Spending time with us will be to feel rested and revived - a homely, social experience, whether you’re local or a visitor. We don't take bookings so simple arrive and enjoy! Retained by Nina and Gerard Basset, Spot in the Woods is located in Woodlands, Netley Marsh. In a peaceful location, we are ideally located close to the main travel routes - easily accessible and a short drive from Lyndhurst, with ample onsite parking (signposted Woodlands). We are dog friendly and the perfect place from which to explore The New Forest. Experience a tasty all day breakfast, lunch, or simply a cup of coffee and one of Moyra's delicious home-made cakes. With Gavin Barnes at the helm in the kitchen, you can grab a tasty light bite with friends, enjoy a drink in the sunshine, with an excellent reputation for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
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