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“Going downhill”
Review of Zen Garden

Zen Garden
Ranked #9 of 58 Restaurants in Brockenhurst
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$41
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Going downhill”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

How this has got so many good reviews I'll never know. We started going here as a family 5 years ago and it was very pleasant. However after a couple of dodgy meals we stopped going here for a while and then thought we'd give it another try to see if it had improved again. Shouldn't have bothered. Don't get me wrong, the food was ok just not great, but it was the service that was shocking. For the same kind of price there are far better places to eat around here, with staff who actually have a clue.

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English first
Esher, Surrey
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138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Oasis of calm - adults only Thai dining”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

This small restaurant, Zen Garden, in the Carey's manor hotel by their spa has a lovely decor and atmosphere. The food is a lovely change from big roasts and fine dining puréed vegetables and foams.

Visited March 2014
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Sway
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best Thai ever!”
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Just had a beautiful meal with friends in this lovely place!
I had the Tom yum to start, which was exquisite, with wondrous taste explosions with every mouthful !
Main dish was a beef dish with chilli, outstanding and very hot and flavoursome !
Pudding was fried Banana, which was devine!
We had a great night, with great laughs , good company and outstanding food !
Cannot wait to go back!

  • Visited March 2014
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Hove, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lunch-great, dinner-pricey”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Both the food and the service here was very good. Wonderful panini at lunchtime- good value as plenty of it! Dinner was also lovely however the dishes were very pricey and quite small considering the price!

Visited February 2014
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“Terrible Value for Money - Avoid if you Value your Wallet!!”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Had lunch, partner ordered biscuits -2arrived on plate £1.50. Also had two scones. I had a Greek Salad a whopping £15.95. With a tea and coffee whole bill came to almost £35.00. I also ordered a melon juice, nowhere on the menu did it mention dairy products in it, which I cannot digest (ok with goat or sheep milk but not cow), felt ill for rest of the day!

Would not pay these sorts of prices even in London - Avoid if you value your wallet.

  • Visited January 2014
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