Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings

(89 Reviews)
Battle Road, Hastings, South East England, TN38 8EZ
British, Afternoon Tea
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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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings
(based on 89 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (42)
  • al fresco (18)
  • breakfast (25)
  • business (8)
  • child friendly (9)
  • dinner (39)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (20)
  • lunch (30)
  • luxury (17)
  • private dining (18)
  • romantic (28)
  • trendy (7)
  • value (14)
  • views (30)
  • By Rita R from hastings
    7 March 2020

    meal was great 3rd time here .but menu needs to have more choice only a few dishes to choose from

  • By Alison W from Fareham
    1 March 2020

    No music on, no one else dining yet we were place under the air con and next to the door. No roast available yet we asked for this in advance when we booked a week before. If a Roast isn't something you do on a Sunday you should have said when I booked. We moved into the bar as it was busy & had atmosphere. It was our third night of eating out in the area & it was our least favourite yet it was the most expensive. Pleased that they had a vegan menu however it is over priced.

  • By Allan T from Hadtings
    14 February 2020

    All I can say is the complete evening was lovely , service , food was 1st class , we got married here in September and again the staff and service they provided was fantastic , could not fault it

  • By Norma C from Quorn
    13 February 2020

    We both enjoyed our meal very much (steak and guinea fowl). The table near us had a problem (one meal hadn’t arrived) and their discussions with the staff somewhat marred the experience. We had a feeling that the communication between the various waiting staff was not good, ie a senior figure directing operations would have helped as the staff all apologised to the table profusely but nothing was actually done about it till later.

  • By Victoria O from Peacehaven
    31 December 2019

    Afternoon tea was excellent and pleased about the reduced child price for my 10yr old

  • By Tina H from Hastings
    20 November 2019

    We booked afternoon tea and on arrival were asked if there were any dietary needs, we asked for no cheese. When the tea arrived it still contained the cheese sandwiches. This was disappointing as they had asked the question and then ignored the answer, We also had to request more tea as no-one had come over to ask if we needed a refill. The Tea was served in the conservatory and the room wasn't warm - I kept my coat on.

  • 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.

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Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings
Battle Road, Hastings, South East England, TN38 8EZ