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The Herb Pot Bistro

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175 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 7AR, England
+44 23 8029 3996
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
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18:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely family run restaurant providing fresh and delicious home cooked meals. The ambiance is great too! Definitely recommend for a cosy night out with some soul soothing food!!

Thank Julia R
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really lovely meal where every course was delicious. The owner / waiter is really friendly but not in an over top way. He and his wife run the place (wife is chef). The food was a bit different to the normal and every course superb. Particularly recommend the cheese souffle and bread and butter pudding

Thank AliR78
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Always good service, good food and atmosphere coupled with sensible pricing for honest fresh food sourced locally and prepared to order unlike most of the boil in the bag restaurants.

Thank David W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Had a wonderful evening celebrating christmas and my "special" birthday at the Herb Pot with my family. As always, the food was cooked to perfection and the ambience was warm and welcoming, a good evening was had by all. Thank you Alan, Shelley the Chef and Kelly.

Thank linda l
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Four of us ate from the table d'hote menu. Such good value, portions in this menu are such that you can actually eat three reasonably sized portions.. So much better than vast plates of main course spoiling any thoughts of dessert. Such quality food, lovely ambience, attentive courteous owner and staff, all round good night out.

Thank Bridget B
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Visited again for our 4th anniversary, we love it. The Herb Pot is so comfortable and the food is really good, super value...... Written reviews so many times its difficult to say something we've not said before. Its always a pleasure, its always friendly and the food is always superb.

Thank Keith1963Oxford
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We visited the Herb Pot on recommendation on a recommendation from the owner of a local B & B ( The Kingswood Cottage). A fantastic evening and the owners; Alan and Shelly, couldn't have made us more welcome. A real fuss was made of us and the food was exceptional and such good value for money ( and it really... More 

Thank PeteBrownie
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This bistro was suggested by friends, as recommended but never tried. Well it will be revisited for certain. Almost hidden among other restaurants / takeaways / hairdressers(!) it would be very easy to simply drive past on the Lyndhurst Rd and not notice it. That would be a crying shame! 😊 Four of us ate from a mixture of dishes... More 

Thank BobPrice56
England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Three of us had an excellent time with good service and great meals. We will return when next in Ashurst

Thank Martin D
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stopped here for a quick lunch a week or so ago on our way to Southampton and were very pleasantly surprised as we had not read previous reviews. We concur with many - this is a small, very well presented bistro restaurant with an eclectic menu to suit all tastes; but, you have to get your choice(s) right or we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$33
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 7AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Ashurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8029 3996

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?