A bright, stylish and airy bar & restaurant headed up by multi-award-winning Chef Patron Alex Aitken, serving dishes that showcase regional flavours, local produce and seasonal ingredients.
Join us for light bites with a refreshing cocktail, a leisurely lunch including our indulgent twice-baked cheese soufflé in front of our open sash windows or a thick-cut steak with truffle and parmesan fries for a weekend dinner treat.
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Afternoon Tea at Harbour is an indulgent and tasty treat. Featuring pretty pastries, homemade scones and delectable cakes, alongside fabulous finger sandwiches and savoury snacks. It’s the perfect accompaniment of a flute of fizz or a dangerously good cocktail or two!
Between 30th May and 30th June 2022, we will be serving our Harbour Jubilee Afternoon Tea in place of our standard afternoon tea. A celebration of British produce, find out more about the Harbour Jubilee Afternoon Tea here.
"Would definitely recommend to family and friends! A lovely meal and was really impressed with the service"
"Staff were amazing from the outset, presentation wonderful and the setting itself, stunning. Without a doubt we would highly recommend and will return soon."
"There is a really nice bar with great cocktails before dinner. The restaurant itself is very nice. The menu had a good choice for all tastes. We had chateaubriand which was excellent."
Alex Aitken, Chef Patron for The Ship, is one of the South of England’s most respected chefs and a thirty-year veteran of cooking in the New Forest.
His culinary expertise began on the sea, where he worked as a fisherman, giving him unparalleled knowledge of fish and seafood. He then taught himself to cook, before starting, in 1983, his own highly-acclaimed restaurant, Le Poussin in Brockenhurst. He won his first Michelin Star in 1995, which he subsequently held for 14 years.
From the beginning, he has championed using simple, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients to produce outstanding fresh food. He has received multiple awards and accolades throughout his career for creating menus that showcase the region’s finest flavours.
Although the hotel has no private dining room as such, groups of up to 15 may be hosted on a large table in the restaurant itself. For larger bookings, private dinners of up to 24 guests or 100 guests may be hosted in our Priory Suite and Guildhall Suite respectively.
Make unwanted gifts a thing of the past. Treat someone special to an experience they’ll love and remember – like an exquisite gastronomic dinner or a sumptuous afternoon tea.
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