The Zen Garden Restaurant

“Vibrant Thai cooking in a spa hotel” - AA Inspector



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Within the SenSpa at Careys Manor Hotel in the New Forest is a smart Thai eatery with its gold columns, bamboo ceiling and darkwood tables and chairs. Classic tom yam soup kick-starts the palate with its sour, fiery and fragrant cocktail of tiger prawns, mushrooms, chilli, lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves, or you might get going with crispy fried soft-shelled crab with garlic and pink peppercorn sauce. Main-course wok-seared beef comes with red curry paste, beans, red cabbage, tumicuni ginger and chilli, and proceedings end with a sharp, cleansing dessert of pineapple carpaccio with agave syrup, fresh basil and coconut ice cream.

The Zen Garden Restaurant
The SenSpa, Careys Manor Hotel, Lyndhurst Road, BROCKENHURST, SO42 7RH
Phone : 01590 623219


  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 13
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 8
  • Cuisine style: Thai

About the area

Discover Hampshire

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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