We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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,
US$9 - US$37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, Seafood, European, British
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
Reviews (827)
Filter reviews
824 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews mussels fish finger sandwich seafood dressed crab fries plaice sea bass salad ice cream boat yard yacht haven overlooking the marina window table isle of wight sunny day sit outside full english
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I called into The Haven for a coffee and a Danish pastry and my friend had a bottle of water. It was the most expensive bottle of water she'd ever drunk at £2.75 and it was New Forest water, so it had...not travelled very far! My Danish pastry was fresh, the coffee good and the waitress friendly but the bill was silly money. I probably won't return, although the views are fabulous, except when the boats are being sprayed in the boatyard and occasional whiffs are blown upwards to the outside areas.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and a friend had a reservation over the Bank Holiday weekend. We enjoyed what was possibly the best moules we have had in a long time! The staff were very friendly and accommodating. They even had Shipyard on draught which accompanied my meal well....Overall excellent experience, a lovely restaurant with a great view of the Solent and a team that should be proud of the standard of service they provide. (They also played "The Flood" by the iconic band Take That on request)More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what really superb food. Had some delicious olives and quite amazing houmous to start. Been to a few Middle East countries but this was the best we've had. Seabass and Indonesian curry for main courses. Peas with bacon and rocket with parmesan for sides....Seriously good. Lovely wine and local beer. Lovely views too and Lovely service. Nice and helpful but never too much. Totally worth a visit,even for a drink,and we can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked 2 months ahead and on the night of the booking received an email confirmation, followed immediately by an email cancellation?? we phoned and confirmed the booking. We arrived early, had a drink and then asked to be seated earlier than our booking at...one of they many free window tables and were told they were all taken by people who had booked ahead?? Then half way through our meal we watched a couple who had been seated at a table away from the windows, clearly ask to be moved to a window seat table for two… which was actioned…?? !! To be fair Millie the waitress was very polite but didn’t offer any discount, only apologies. We then went back the next night and sat outside, it was quite quiet inside and out with plenty of staff around, I walked in and advised we were sitting outside and was told that was fine as it was all table service … after a 15 minute wait…. we decided to spend our money elsewhere. Food was nice but once bitten twice shy, on the whole an unsatisfactory experience despite giving them a second bite of the cherry.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location and view were excellent. The food was good but the single vegetarian option seemed like an afterthought. The service was friendly but very reactive. We constantly had to attract the waitress's attention if we wanted anything. But we will come again and hopefully,...more than one vegetarian option will be available.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came and ate for lunch and we had oysters to start which were lovely and then the moules and crayfish linguini for mains. There was not a single fault with the food it’s was beautifully presented and was delicious. However our only niggle was...the staff, they didn’t seem happy to be there and everything you asked seemed to be a problem however, Allison who bought us our food was lovely, she served us with a smile and was very happy to help. Overall we had a lovely experience but most of the staffs attitude let us down.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nicely located by the water. Sunday lunch quite busy. Food good and nice selection. Staff professional and friendly.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice location by the water and a nice view of the ferry as it heads to the Isle of Wight. Nice place for a Sunday Lunch. Food was good and waiters professional and friendly.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 22 May 2022 via mobile

Booked online a table for 10.30 , one guest 15 mins late, asked for another breakfast and was rudely told no , asked again for just some toast and orange juice , again told no . Apparently the chef was overwhelmed, 1/3 full . Then...got told they shut at 11 so the staff can eat and we would literally be eating their breakfast if they gave her a plate . Total joke or a place . Advertise the rules or don’t accept bookings . If you can’t put toast and some bacon on and cook it in 10 mins maybe you need another profession Worst place to have breakfast , over priced and when it came it was not cooked well at all . One star is generous . AvoidMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Helen W, Manager at The Haven Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear N Y, I would be grateful if you could contact me directly as I have checked on my till system & CCTV and I don't believe that what you have written in your review is a fair or accurate description of what happened. We...More

Reviewed 10 May 2022

We enjoyed some excellent food and fresh crusty sourdough bread we waited a long time for our food but worth the wait

Date of visit: May 2022
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
The Mayflower
488 reviews
.17 miles away
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort
2,368 reviews
.61 miles away
Stanwell House Hotel
2,035 reviews
.69 miles away
Passford House
1,031 reviews
2.77 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Elderflower Lymington
1,175 reviews
.68 miles away
853 reviews
.71 miles away
Koh Thai
558 reviews
.73 miles away
Cafe Tres Bon
497 reviews
.72 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
The Solent Way Walk
234 reviews
.62 miles away
Lymington Sea Water Baths
258 reviews
.17 miles away
Lymington Yacht Haven
134 reviews
.00 miles away
Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries
566 reviews
.47 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
7 April 2020|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Bluelilac888 | Reviewed this property |
Stephanie G
16 April 2019|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from HelenW3633 | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we do have a Children's menu, you can find a copy of it on our website. Kind Regards, Helen, Manager
22 February 2019|
Response from HelenW3633 | Property representative |
Hi, we are at Lymington Yacht Haven on Kings Saltern Road, if you drive up to the barriers they will open automatically and you will see us on the first floor of the main building. Kind Regards, Helen, Manager
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Haven Bar & Restaurant

Yes, The Haven Bar & Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Haven Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4