Built in 1865 as the Britannia Commercial Hotel, Britannia House occupies a quiet location only…
The Elderflower Restaurant
“Impeccable ingredients handled with skill and precision.” - AA Inspector
A charming Grade II listed cottage near Lymington quayside, Andrew and Marjolaine Du Bourg’s restaurant has bags of old-world charm but the interior is as contemporary as the modern European cooking. Whether it’s the à la carte or tasting menus, expect well-balanced dishes with a real depth of flavour. Sole and bass tartare topped with avocado purée, sweet pickled red onion and small pieces of blood orange might precede a celebration of beef including a tender fillet and cheek, smoked tongue and ox heart boudin with mushroom purée, wild mushrooms, watercress foam and marrow studded with diced gherkins.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 40
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 52
- Wines over £30: 65
- Wines by the glass: 9
- Cuisine style: Modern British, French
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About the area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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