Places to Eat

There are numerous restaurants and coffee shops, some which offer alfresco refreshments giving the area a continental feel. As you would expect there are also plenty of pubs offering good food nearby including the Ship Inn with its waterfront patio area - perfect for enjoying lunch or relaxing over drinks as the sun goes down!

 

See below for a comprehensive list of all the best pubs and restaurants in Lymington.


Ship Inn

Ship Inn

A cosy waterside pub in Lymington that serves freshly cooked pub-food, quaffable wines and well-kept real ales with a good measure of old-fashioned English hospitality. A large outdoor seating area with great views over the river make it hard to beat. 

Check out our visitor offers page for a free bottle of prosecco offer.

01590 676903

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Coffee & Drift

Coffee & Drift

From Buddha Bowls, Freakshakes and Scrumptious Paninis to our Artisan Coffee made with our House Drift Blend, ethically sourced. All of our produce is local and made with love.

Check out our visitor offers page for savings on breakfast and lunch.

01590 678287

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Greedo Dining

Greedo Dining

Greedo is a modern independent brasserie situated in the heart of Lymington. We serve a simple, fresh and innovative menu with a focus on changing weekly specials. We use British ingredients wherever possible, supporting local growers and ensuring the best quality produce.

01590 671179

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Ciao Belli

Ciao Belli

Like all Italians we are passionate about food, wine and coffee. Our ambition is to bring that passion and soul of genuine Italian produce to the beating heart of the New Forest and Lymington. We want you to feel like you're basking in all that is Italia!

01590 672917

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Lymington Lobster & Burger Bar

Lymington Lobster & Burger Bar

We are different. An inspired delicious alternative. Lymington Lobster & Burger Bar warmly welcomes you. Come on in and enjoy our locally caught and prepared mouth watering Lobster “Saffron Tempera” dishes or try one of our Thai marinated chicken burgers. You won’t be disappointed.

01590 672492

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Haven Bar & Restaurant

Haven Bar & Restaurant

With stunning views across the Solent. The Haven serve food seven days a week, from breakfast to sandwiches, lunches and dinners – plus there’s a selection of homemade cakes and pastries to choose from throughout the day. The menu is constantly changing to reflect the seasons and availability of local produce. The Haven serve fresh seafood, popular sharing platters and old favourites alongside an ever-changing specials menu.

01590 679971

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Koh Thai Tapas

Koh Thai Tapas

Thai dining with an infectious blend of European indulgence and authentic Thai tastes.

01590 673801

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Stanwells

Stanwells

Burcher & Co is Stanwell's newly refurbished restaurant, sourcing where ever possible from local suppliers in the New Forest, offering a relaxed and rustic feel in their high street fronting restaurant. Their produce is freshly delivered every morning from the farm, and their menu is presented as it should be, focusing always on flavour and quality.

01590 677123

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Prezzo

Prezzo

Located on the High Street and only 10 minutes' walk from the rail station and Town Quay. Prezzo Lymington is hung with striking canvasses and bathed in natural light. There is a lovely garden at the rear with seating for al fresco dining. 

01590 677910

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Lal Quilla

Lal Quilla

Lal Quilla is one of the best Indian restaurants in Lymington offering the finest of Indian cuisine. They have long been serving customers on the bustling high street of Lymington since 1987. 

01590 671681

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Pizza Express

Pizza Express

Pizza Express offers Italian cuisine in a fun and relaxing environment.

01590 670419

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Dominos Pizza

Dominos Pizza

This well known high street chain offers online booking, collection and delivery. 

01590 610001

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The Elderflower

The Elderflower

The Elderflower is the new restaurant for food lovers. Situated on the cobbled Quay Street in the heart of Lymington, Head Chef Patron Andrew Du Bourg (formerly Head Chef at 5* Chewton Glen Hotel and Michelin starred Club Gascon, London) will prepare modern British food with a sprinkling of French using the best locally sourced sustainable produce from land and sea. 

01590 676908

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Lanes of Lymington

Lanes of Lymington

Chef Peter Leyland-Jones and his wife Nicola, once leading luminaries in such renowned establishments as the De Vere Group's Royal Bath and Belfry Hotels, have realised their dream of bringing years of experience and passion for food and hospitality and created an exceptional restaurant and cookery school in Lanes of Lymington. 

01590 672777

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Lounges

Lounges

Lounges is a family owned coffee shop on the bustling High Street in Lymington. It is ideal for meeting up with friends or family for a coffee and a bite to eat. Serving a great selection of homemade cakes and freshly prepared lunches. A warm welcome is guaranteed!

01590 671122

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Caffé Nero

Caffé Nero

Caffé Nero is a European coffee house brand specialising in the creation of high quality Italian coffee. Our philosophy is really very simple: Premim Italian coffee. 

01590 671347

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Costa

Costa

The famous coffee chain is as popular as ever and located in the centre of the High Street.

01590 675746

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The Kings Head

The Kings Head

Situated at the top of the steep cobbled lane leading to The Olde Quay, The Kings Head combines old-fashioned furnishings, an open log fire and a sunny courtyard garden, with generously portioned home-made food including daily specials and a consistently warm welcome. There is no surprise that this Grade II listed building is noted in the long-running publication The Good Pub Guide. 

01590 672709

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Kings Arms Pub

Kings Arms Pub

Traditional 16th Century Tudor style pub at the top of the High Street in Lymington boasting modest accommodation, idyllic secret beer garden and live music every weekend. 

01590 381335

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The Six Bells

The Six Bells

The Six Bells, part of the Weatherspoons group, opened in 2013 and has proved incredibly popular thanks to its competitive prices. This modern new offering has a large garden area, a great selection of ales and regular food offers throughout the week. 

01590 689990

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The Angel and Blue Pig

The Angel and Blue Pig

The Angel and Blue Pig is the oldest pub in Lymington, dating back to the 13th century. Located in the centre of the High Street, it offers a range of beers and wines, a delicious lunch and dinner menu and has a outdoor seating area. 

01590 672050 

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The Mayflower

The Mayflower

Located adjacent to the Lymington Town Sailing Club and Royal Lymington Yacht Club, with views over the main Lymington slipway and river. As one of the largest places in town, The Mayflower caters for all tastes and warmly invite families, individuals of all ages and well-behaved dogs in its large and very popular seated garden. The summer BBQ is not to be missed either!

01590 672160

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The Monkey House

The Monkey House

A family run pub and kitchen with rooms. In our cosy 18th century pub, enjoy delicious fresh food including traditional pub classics, seafood dishes and daily specials lovingly prepared by talented head chef Mark and his team. Pop down on a Sunday for our legendary roast - but be sure to book!

01590 676754

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The Bosun's Chair

The Bosun's Chair

The Bosun's Chair is a three-storey building which was originally a coach house.
Conveniently located very near to Lymington Town, our menu offers delicious handmade meals, making the Bosun's Chair very proud and we're extremely popular where guests are always returning for more!

01590 675140

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Borough Arms Pub, Grill & Carvery

Borough Arms Pub, Grill & Carvery

Borough Arms is a traditional country pub located just a 5 minute walk from the High Street. It’s the ideal place to stop if you are out walking or holidaying in the area, on a day visit to Keyhaven or Lymington. For many locals it’s the ideal watering hole, plus if you want decent pub food or a celebration lunch or dinner, then Borough Arms is well worth a visit.

01590 672814

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Chequers Inn

Chequers Inn

The Chequers’ is the ideal base for a circular walk along the sea wall, with a warm stove awaiting in winter, and a walled garden in summer. The blackboard a la carte menu changes with the seasons with a range of interesting bar snacks, barbeques, and often live music on the front patio at weekends during the summer. Real ales are a speciality along with a well chosen wine list.

01590 673415

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Fisherman's Rest

Fisherman's Rest

Originally a private home called Grattens Cottage, The Fisherman's Rest was granted a liquor licence in 1870, at which point it came to the attention of local smugglers, becoming a favourite haunt. We're proud to be a community driven pub; with 2 menus and a specials board featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients makes The Fisherman's Rest a great spot for a light lunch or a romantic evening meal.

01590 670754

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