The Elderflower Restaurant
“Global flavours by the waterfront” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Andrew and Marjolaine Du Bourg’s welcoming restaurant occupies a Grade II listed building close to the quayside. Low black beams and bay windows add to the 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. Pork consommé, smoked bacon, greengage, coco beans and sun-dried tomato could precede roast crab cannelloni, crab foam, sweetcorn and pickled black mooli. End with a perfectly risen lemon meringue soufflé with lemon sauce, bouquet garni ice cream and organic pollen.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 40
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Days Closed: Monday to Tuesday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2.30
- Dinner served from: 6.30
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 52
- Wines over £30:
- 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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