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“What a pleasant surprise”

Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$79
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Verveine is both a traditional village fishmonger and a fine dining restaurant that specialises in fresh fish and shellfish that are caught in the UK shores. We are a multi award-winning restaurant with the accolades of 'best restaurant' and 'chef of the year' for 2011, 'chef of the year', 'best local menu' and 'best customer service' 2012 by Hampshire Life magazine.
Lymington, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“What a pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Arrived by accident the day after they had won all their awards, and staff and Chef were not apparently affected by their exalted status!
Wonderful fish dishes and superb service.
We will be back.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank clivegil
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staceycrouch, Owner at Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 September 2011
I can see from your previous reviews, you're a well travelled foodie. What I like about your review is that it is 'Short but Sweet'. We appreciate your kind words and I'll be watching out to see you on your return. Thank You
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Lymington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A real gem.”
Reviewed 8 September 2011

There are so many great reviews already so there's not alot more I can add about the ambience and the great service. We were there for dinner (5 of us) and had a selection of starters and mains. This is one of the best dining experiences we've had. My "Surf and Turf" was an inspired combination of the tastes of the sea and the forest - outstanding.
From my fellow diners:- the mussels were plump and tasty, the squid tender and the fish cooked to perfection. The wine list was very well selected and excellent value. Well done to the owners, chefs and staff.

  • Visited September 2011
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staceycrouch, Owner at Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant, responded to this review, 14 September 2011
Thank you for your kind words. It looks like, from your posting, that you are another local who is very pleased with Verveine. Pass on the good news to your friends and we look forward to looking after you again, soon. Kind regards
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Winchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“As good as we hoped”
Reviewed 5 September 2011

There is always a concern when a restaurant gets consistently good reviews that you will be slightly disappointed.

With Verveine we needn't have worried.

The decor and ambience are spot on. Not too formal but you feel you are entering a quality establishment. The staff are friendly and helpful but not overbearing.

The most important part is obviously the food and it was superb. It's not cheap, but I didn't feel it was overpriced, and as you normally get what you pay for we were perfectly happy.

The choice of fish was superb and everything was cooked to perfection. We will be back.

  • Visited September 2011
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staceycrouch, Owner at Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 September 2011
You are obviously foodies as you've travelled some distance to eat with us and your comments cover all the reasons we go out to restaurants. There are always pressures to continued success, however, the team at Verveine work hard and understand this point and we will always give 100% to fulfill customer expectations. We welcome your return and thank you for your comments.
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simply the Best”
Reviewed 4 September 2011

My wife and I are regulars at the excellent Verveine, from the day it opened it has been excellent in all aspects of cooking, service and enjoyment and amazingly is still improving which is a testament to the consistently high standards of all the team.

The recent awards won from Hampshire Life are a true recognition of the great dining experience, perhaps the AA and Michelin need to make a visit to Verveine!

  • Visited August 2011
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staceycrouch, Owner at Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 September 2011
As a regular from day 1, you have seen and experienced our journey to date. The reason why we strive to be better is because if we 'rest on our lorels' regulars like yourselves will wonder away and maybe never return, so, its good sense to push ourselves a bit harder to satisfy the locals, because without you, we are NO longer! We very much appreciate your custom and loyalty, Thank You.
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“Award Winning”
Reviewed 1 September 2011

It is no surprise that Verveine has just won best retaurant and chef of the year in Hampshire Life`s Food and Drinks awards. The greeting is friendly and accomodating, the staff know what all the dishes contain and are happy to adapt sizes and prices to suit both budget and appetite.

A truly delicious experience for those who appreciate fresh fish, extremely imaginatively cooked and presented in contempory surroundings a must if you are in the Milford on Sea area.

  • Visited August 2011
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staceycrouch, Owner at Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant, responded to this review, 2 September 2011
Thank you for taking the time to report on your experience at Verveine. We are a small team of dedicated personnel that always try to make your dining out experience unforgettable, and in turn we hope you will return again or tell your nearest and dearest. We have had an exceptional year in terms of recognised success and its down to people like yourself that find the time to recommend us on this wonderful site. Thank you once again and we look forward to your return.
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