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“Lovely view, friendly service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Needles Eye Cafe

Needles Eye Cafe
Ranked #28 of 119 Restaurants in Lymington
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Milton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely view, friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

As locals to the area, this is one of our guilty pleasures, coming here on our days off when the weather is glorious to enjoy the view, soak up the sunshine and be part of a lively atmosphere. The place is full of holiday makers in peak season and they, along with the youngsters making up most of the visible staff make the place what it is. The food is great, if a little pricey but on balance with the surroundings, we don't mind paying a little more than usual when we do come here.
There is an ice cream hatch on the side serving New Forest scoop icecream which, to be frank, could do with being sped up a little as the queue moves incredibly slowly but all in all, a nice little place.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sway, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best Cheesy Chips In Town!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

This isn't a place you stumble upon but where you go on purpose. All the staff are friendly, we only go on sunny days so we can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view across to the needles and always have cheesy chips and tea! Not a cheap café but the food is good and the view spectacular.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lovely hot chocolate and nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Popped in on a blowy day. Quite busy but quick service. Lovely hot choc but not overly cheap. Food selection good. Locals seemed to use it and were very friendly. Great view. Good for a quick snack after a walk

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Saffydaffy
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lovely basic cafe on the seafront”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

This is one of my parents favourite cafés local to them and whilst food is typical fayre it is always well cooked and the service is usually very friendly. What I do like about this place is the honesty of staff. It is is very busy (and it often is!) they will advise on the likely time to wait so there are no surprises. My latest visit was this weekend just after a horrendous storm had damaged Milford on Sea and despite the damae all around the café was open as usual and service was as friendly as ever. I thoroughly recommend this place!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PaulKGB
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Beds
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205 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Simple, reasonable and excellent location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Sometimes is it those places that serve our basic needs that really deserve the credit. The Needles Eye cafe is no gastronomic experience, but if you fancy a bite to eat or a cuppa by the sea, I can think of no better place.

Unspoilt and totally non-commercial, it is somewhere you would visit and happily return.

Visited February 2014
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