The Glasshouse Restaurant
Best Western Forest Lodge Hotel, Pikes Hill, Lyndhurst, SO43 7AS
Located on the outskirts of Lyndhurst, The Glasshouse Restaurant can be found within the contemporary town hotel, Best Western Forest Lodge. As soon as you step through the doors, you'll notice the undeniable air of exclusivity The Glasshouse exudes - as befits a two-AA-rosetted restaurant - and yet still receive a warm and friendly welcome. Take the opportunity to soak up the ambience of the cosy Cellar Bar or sleek, fashionable Forest Bar, where you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink or unwind after dinner in peaceful, stylish surroundings. Open for dinner every day and on Sunday lunchtimes (with pre-booked lunches available during the rest of the week), the restaurant provides an elegant environment for leisurely dining and is ideal for a romantic meal or an evening out with friends. The award-winning chefs are renowned for creating imaginatively presented, delicately flavoured dishes using local ingredients. Starters include delights such as crispy honey duck with mini poppadom crisps and plum sauce, while mains of salmon with crushed new potatoes and buttered kale are sure to go down a storm. For dessert, be sure to indulge in something along the lines of toffee, pear and almond tart with peanut brittle and vanilla bean ice cream. If you're serious about fantastic food and looking for somewhere extra special, look no further. Rest assured, this will be an experience to remember.