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“Not a destination venue”
Review of Fine Food 4 Sail - CLOSED

Fine Food 4 Sail
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not a destination venue”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I read an article about this place in a local sailing rag and planned to coincide a day out in Lymington with my son and a visit for breakfast. Having saved our appetite and resisted temptation till mid morning I was looking forward to a high quality 9 quid full breakfast! Unfortunately in reality the 2 rashers, anaemic (ovened?) sausage, single mushroom (cut in half), half a "warmed" tomato, floppy toast and a single egg which having split and lost its yolk was simply splashed over and served in a pool of grease next to a spoon of beans, did not live up to expectations, reviews or article. My boy asked why the sausage in his sandwich was so "stretchy" and resorted to "pealing" it before eating it..... I gave some feedback rather than complaining. The young man serving was polite and attentive, apologised and knocked off a couple of quid. In sum, I would say it's ok if you're stopping by on your boat but personally I would not make a special trip again and at 9 quid "quality ingredients" can drive cost but not value. Complacency or a bad day? On up side - nice venue, decor and waterside / boating theme well executed, high quality furnishings a cross between a driftwood feel and yurt type furs and cushions. The coffee was exceptional.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank ManandB0y
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uckfield
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pretty Good”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Appreciate that many good reviews but sure got a captive market with the Berthon Marina immediately adjacent. We had breakfast. Attentive and cheery service compensated for - no mushrooms, no salmon, no spinach (!) which kippered just about every breakfast item on the breakfast menu. Its not rocket science to pitch up in the morning and say - we are short of the following ingredients....... off to waitrose and acquire the necessary ingredients. Pretty pricey with no discount for an incomplete menu. What we were served was fresh and tasty with generous proportions. Such a little step to get things right. Perhaps that's the bohemian way!!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Peter R
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Cairns Region, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cosy & Classy”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Here's the deal.. this delightful, cosy little restaurant will not fail to please.
Fresh from a long haul sans sleep we were dragged here against wishes and were charmed immediately. Menu read well and chef delivered on promise. Floor staff were attentive,easy on the eye and comfortable with wine list and specials.
Hard to find fault here particularly given my disposition at the time.
Strongly recommend!

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank jiminysmith
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Our family of 3 generations had an amazing evening and meal last night. The service was brilliant as was the food. We can highly recommend a visit and we look forward to returning very soon

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Elmrise
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Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Yum Yum”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This is a lovely chilled out place. Dog friendly - and it seems perfectly normal for the pooch to sit at your feet.
Had hot rocks sirloin which is 35 day hung and absolutely delicious.
Quite a small menu - but everything as it should be.
Chocolate fondant should be illegal its so good.
Certainly it seems that quality ingredients are used which can't be said for other places around here.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank lkenyon60
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