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“Tried hard but failed to deliver”

The Waterford Restaurant
Ranked #73 of 118 Restaurants in Lymington
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We booked the DBB option for our first night, and you have the option of Sails or here. I'm always suspicious of restaurants which bill themselves as "fine dining" as they so frequently aren't, and unfortunately this is yet another with delusions of grandeur.

We were a group of 10 - 4 adults, 2 teens and 4 younger ones, but any restaurant worth it's salt should cope with this. We had pre dinner drinks in the bar, everything was fine and the service was good, but once we moved through to our table it all went downhill.

The wine mark ups are VERY high, and the white wine was warm when brought to us. In hindsight I should have sent it back. Our starters were a mixed bunch, with the mackerel mousse probably the highlight.

The mains were very ordinary, and took a long time to arrive. The puddings were rubbish and took even longer. Overall the bill came to more than £300 with only two bottles of very average wine and 4 kids meals. This is some way from fIne dining, despite the best efforts of the waiting staff, who did do their best.

2  Thank paula24jen
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

the food and sevice was 1st class yet again me and my family enjoyed the carvery lunch there was 10 of use and nothing was to much trouble.

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2  Thank GRAY123456
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Well presented good quality food with first class service from all staff

3  Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

part of the package. No rush to eat the food - well presented although my husband thought there should have been more vegetables. Only carrots were served

5  Thank sussexite
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

Choice of meat all carved by Chef with loads of veg, potatoes and Yorkshire puddings and lashings of gravy!
3 delicious course as well as coffee and petit fours....

4  Thank JSB24
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