Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings

(83 Reviews)
Battle Road, Hastings, Kent, TN38 8EZ
British, Afternoon Tea

Top offer

Christmas Fayre menu, lunch and dinner at £32 for three courses

(Children up to and including 12 years of age half portions £16)

Restaurant description

Set in 38 acres of idyllic gardens and woodland, The Conservatory restaurant at the Bannatyne Hotel is a tranquil dining haven in Hastings. Overlooking the colourful flowerbeds and manicured lawns of the formal gardens, the restaurant incorporates local, seasonal produce in refined British cuisine.

The Conservatory menu excites with cured five-spice Margery duck breast served with pan-fried foie gras and a rhubarb and apple puree, which features alongside a roast loin of Ashdown forest venison with dauphinoise potato and braised red cabbage in a red wine jus. Chic, monochrome tables at The Conservatory are soaked in sunlight and decorated with potted plants for a wholesome, natural ambience.

Accompanying The Conservatory restaurant is a colourful terrace bar, which serves full afternoon tea with freshly-made sandwiches and homemade scones. Decorated with vivid colours and eye-catching modern art, it opens out onto al fresco dining.

It’s roughly a 10-minute drive down from the Bannatyne Hotel to Hastings Station, with Hastings Castle just a minute or so further. The Bannatyne Hotel is part of a chain from Dragon’s Den magnate, Duncan Bannatyne.

Customer reviews for Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings
3.8
(based on 83 reviews)

69%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (39)
  • al fresco (17)
  • breakfast (23)
  • business (8)
  • child friendly (8)
  • dinner (38)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (20)
  • lunch (28)
  • luxury (16)
  • private dining (16)
  • romantic (26)
  • trendy (7)
  • value (13)
  • views (28)
  • By Julie L from Hastings
    10 November 2019

    Wasn’t the best that we’ve had

  • By Susannah M from Tonbridge
    9 November 2019

    Excellent service and beautifully presented meal.

  • By Emma P from Hastings
    1 November 2019

    Excellent service. Starters and desserts really tasty. We had ribeye steak for main which was a little under cooked and very sinewy. Ribeye should be marbled for flavour but this steak had big parts of grisly fat making half of it inedible

  • By Craig W from Hastings
    30 October 2019

    Expensive and disappointing very small portions for the price. Staff where very pleasant and polite.

  • By Paula C from Hadtings
    30 October 2019

    I booked Maxines restaurant as a birthday treat for myself and my elderly mother for a cream tea as we have been to Bannatynes before and had enjoyed it but this visit was not do good I’m afraid to say. We waited a ling time for the food and ince delivered we didnt see any staff for about an hour. Another customer went to reception to ask for bill and inly then were we able to order another drink and then the music and heating was switched iff like they had closed the restaurant whilst we were still eating. We had to wait for the next shift to arrive to pay our bill, this was a very disappointing visit and spoilt my birthday celebration and not sure i would go back there now which is a real shame.

  • By Kathy STAUNTON S from Bexhill
    28 September 2019

    The portion size for each plate was far too small.

  • By Jim C from Hastings
    30 August 2019

    Menu was quite sparse and my steak arrived with a few chips and 8 small tomatoes. Disappointing. Also didnt have the wine i ordered

  • By Linda T from London
    25 August 2019

    Staff is amazing and food is really tasty and have Asian influence. Best crab cakes.

  • By Kelly F from Brighton
    13 August 2019

    All was lovely nice food we had afternoon tea really enjoyed it

  • By Mandie K from Hastings
    21 July 2019

    Great food and lovely setting. Garden is gorgeous with plenty of seating. Sat in the conservatory to eat which was light and spacious. Friendly fast fantastic sevice. Not rushed at all.

Restaurant Location Map
Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings
Battle Road, Hastings, Kent, TN38 8EZ

Available offers

  • Christmas Fayre menu, lunch and dinner at £32 for three courses
  • Festive Afternoon Tea
  • Boxing Day Lunch

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