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The Haven Bar & Restaurant

Kings Saltern Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 3QD, England
+44 1590 679971
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“fries” (23 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, European, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Kings Saltern Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 3QD, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great Happy Hour at The Haven 5-6pm But the prices are at the very high end. The views are worth a visit.

Thank John N
Reviewed 5 days ago

As locals we have been using the Haven for decades, hadn't eaten there for a while, but visit regularly for drinks. On this night, we were celebrating an elderly relative's birthday and decided to have an evening dinner. Setting - lovely, with great elevated views...More

1  Thank Forked
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here on our last visit to Lymington and to be honest the service was as poor as I can remember previously. Despite being told of my wife’s severe allergy to fair and egg products the sharing platter of hot and cold salmon came out...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 1 week ago

You do not have to be a" yachty" to visit the Haven!.It is by far the best place on market day to get a superb breakfast, with a fantastic view (as long as you sit by the window or outside!).Arrive early, to park easily, and...More

Thank 814diana
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely looking restaurant with great views... But it stops there for me now! This was the first time I'd visited in around 7 months. The food is not a scratch on what it used to be. I took my mother and we...More

Thank Greggy2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us and our dog received a warm welcome from all the staff - our fish finger sandwiches were huge and came with fries and a lovely dressed salad. Great views, nice ambiance - would recommend!

Thank Diane R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After preparing to go out on the water last weekend we thought we would treat ourselves to a quick breakfast..... we were informed that we wouldn’t want any longer than 10 > 15 Minute’s for the breakfast..... after 40 minutes and still waiting we were...More

2  Thank pdorclk
Helen W, Manager at The Haven Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear pdorclk, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I was disappointed to read your comments and I have spoken to all of my team who were working on that day. As it was the Sunday morning of the Round the Island Race...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came on a sunny day, we wanted to sit outside but it was just a little too hot and we were relieved to find the air con on inside, food amazing and staff were just lovely.

Thank Holly S
Helen W, Manager at The Haven Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Holly S, Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Helen, Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have used the restaurant numerous times whilst boating but on thursday 5th I went down for a lunch time meal and travelled 30 miles arriving at 1200 midday, I ordered a drink , look at the menu and at 1215 went inside to order...More

Thank Ian186297
Helen W, Manager at The Haven Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ian186297, We were really disappointed to read your review of the Haven. I have spoken to the team on shift on this day to try and establish what went wrong, we always serve lunch from midday and the team have assured me that this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Haven is THE place to be seen. Situated upstairs with access via stairs and wheelchair friendly lift. Amazing views over to the IOW. Free ice water. Ales, wine, cider, cocktails etc. Live music Sunday afternoons. Food lunch and evening either seated outdoors, in the...More

Thank NewForest-Truffles
Helen W, Manager at The Haven Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear NewForest-Truffles, Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to us. We hope you'll be back again soon. Kind Regards, Helen, Manager

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Questions & Answers
Linny G
24 March 2018|
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Response from YachtHavens | Property representative |
Hi Linny G We serve food on a Sunday up until 4pm on Sunday afternoon. This includes our normal menu, plus our Sunday Roast lunch menu. From 4pm onwards, the bar remains open (until midnight) but we don't serve food in the... More
Terry W
26 June 2017|
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Response from Richard_ATB | Reviewed this property |
It's not exclusive, open to all and very popular. We popped in for a coffee and drinks and must say the atmosphere was great. Will certainly be going back.
17 February 2017|
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Response from Jayniemouse | Reviewed this property |
Sadly I could not get an answer to your question when we called in for lunch last week. I was told, the haven is changing hands and only open for coffee etc at the moment.. It would be very sad if the new owners change... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$39
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kings Saltern Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 3QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 679971
  • E-mail
Our waterfront bar & restaurant offers unrivalled views over Lymington and the Solent, making it the perfect spot for a drink, bite to eat or a quality evening meal. Located at the beautiful Lymington Yacht Haven on the edge of the New Forest, our friendly team are ready to provide a warm welcome whether you arrive by sea, road, foot or bicycle. As well as a relaxed and comfortable lounge and bar area, our first floor terrace is one of the finest on the South Coast with spectacular views spanning over the marina, the Solent and to the Isle of Wight. We’re open from 8am every day serving freshly cooked food and delicious homemade treats. From Sailor’s breakfasts, to light bites, lunches and dinners, we’re sure you’ll find something tempting on our menu. We strive to use locally-sourced, seasonal produce as much as possible. As well as using a range of New Forest ingredients and serving locally-made beers and ales, our Specials Menu changes weekly based on the latest catch and crop.
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