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£16 - £46
CUISINES
European, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service were very good but the restaurant was cold ! We had to keep our coats on which spoilt our experience We will visit Lanes again but only in warm weather

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch with friends. We had three courses from the set menu. All very good. Friendly and efficient service. Good value too.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a really great time. The food was excellent and a cut above the rest. The service was extremely friendly. We will definitely be back again.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Great find, exceptional service, wonderful fresh food, good choice of wines, beers and alcohol free options. Starters were scallops and prawns also a crab starter, both delicious. Mains were a hake dish and a Sea bass dish, both were excellent. It was a little cold...in the restaurant (January) but the owner kindly moved our table near to the fire so we were lovely and snug. I would definitely recommend The Lanes.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

A fantastic evening was had by all. The service was impeccable. The food was superb and the evening DJ kept the party going till midnight. Particularly liked the personal touches and attention to detail with the service. Highly recommend and will return soon.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

We attended the charity night on 24th October and had a lovely meal with warm and efficient service. The real surprise was a bottle lottery where a selection of bottles were hidden in white paper bags. It was explained that some were old bottles containing...water (so that they all weighed the same), some were new bottles of wine and some were premium spirits. You only found out what you had after making a charity donation and then choosing a bag and opening it. Some did well, others just got a bottle of water but the real winner was Oakhaven Hospice who received the proceeds - a generous £960. Well done and thank you Lanes of Lymington.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

This was a special evening for charity the food was awful supposed to be tia meal they had no idea how to cook this food We were a large table and the service was not coordinated A charity contribution was made for bottles of various...liquids on opening what was labelled as wine it had already been opened and was filled with water, a con. Wont ever go there againMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

We ate at Lanes of Lymington for the first time last Saturday lunchtime. The food was tasty and the three course menu at £30pp was a bargain; however what sold the venue to us other than the quirky building was the exemplary service by the...smiley waitress who looked after us. She was just wonderful 😃 Recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023

Do give this restaurant a visit. Staff are welcoming and efficient, food is excellent - what more can you ask for!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

Upon arrival we received a very warm welcome. All staff we met were very friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and professional. Each course was very tasty and well presentation. It was difficult to choose from the menu because there were several dishes we would have...happily eaten. We would certainly recommended Lanes, in my view an exceptionally good experience.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

Booked this lovely hidden away restaurant after looking at reviews for places to eat in Lymington. The staff were incredibly welcoming and the building is really interesting. The lunch menu was amazing value at £30 for 3 courses. My wife had a lovely pasta dish...for starter and I had haggis bon bons with a lovely creamy mash. Main course followed and the fish I had was the best I've ever tasted. The food overall was superb, the staff friendly and it was an excellent experience throughout. Well worth a visit. You won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Wonderful food, with a myriad of amazing tastes. Nicola was extremely welcoming. We would thoroughly recommend. Desserts to die for.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

We were so excited about going here having read the reviews. Sadly, we ended up very disappointed. The welcome was lovely but the food was poor. It was both bland and lukewarm. Sadly we will be going elsewhere for our last few nights in Lymington.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

We picked Lanes on the basis of some good reviews and a very friendly lady who I met when I popped in a few weeks back (when it was closed) with a friend who remembers Lanes from when he was young and wanted to see...if it was still around. The welcome, food and service were excellent. Some quite intriguing dishes on the menu (avocado cheesecake for example which was actually really good) but a very good standard overall. We had an early 6.30pm table & it was a bit quiet then but filled up from 7pm and was quite buzzing when we left. I'd also say it is very good value for money too. Would definitely return.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

We’re staying in Lymington for a week and have eaten out in a different restaurant every evening. We’ve had a good meal every night but tonight was definitely the best. Lanes is run by the husband and wife team of Peter (chef) and Nicola (front...of house). A really interesting menu, beautifully prepared and presented, and served with efficiency and friendliness. Very highly recommended indeed.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Response from billy1newmilton | Reviewed this property |
I would give them a call, I would be surprised if they didn’t they are lovely.
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Sorry but I really don't know. You could give the owners a call they are very nice friendly people.
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Lanes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5