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Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings

Battle Road, Hastings, TN38 8EZ

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  • Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings - East Sussex
  • Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings - East Sussex
  • Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings - East Sussex
  • Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings - East Sussex
  • Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings - East Sussex
  • Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings - East Sussex
  • Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings - East Sussex
  • Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings - East Sussex
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All was lovely nice food we had afternoon tea really enjoyed it

Kelly 15 August 2019
from Brighton

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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.

Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings

Battle Road, Hastings, TN38 8EZ

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Customer reviews for Maxine's Bar & Restaurant - Hastings

3.9 ((((* (based on 78 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (39)
  • dinner (38)
  • lunch (27)
  • romantic (26)
  • views (26)
  • breakfast (23)
  • large parties (20)
  • al fresco (17)
  • private dining (16)
  • luxury (15)
  • value (12)
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  • child friendly (8)
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  • (((** 2 October 2019 by Kathy from Bexhill

    The portion size for each plate was far too small.

  • ((*** 10 September 2019 by Jim from Hastings

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

  • (((** 27 August 2019 by Linda from London

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

  • ((((( 15 August 2019 by Kelly from Brighton

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

  • ((((( 24 July 2019 by Mandie from Hastings

    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.

  • ((((( 23 July 2019 by Michelle from London

    Wonderful Staff , very attentive great food

  • (((** 5 June 2019 by Jenny from Brighton

    The staff were amazing and great at their job.
    The food unfortunately was a little disappointing.

  • ((*** 30 May 2019 by David from Sevenoaks

    We took my parents there for lunch yesterday, to mark my mother's 92nd birthday. The place is attractive, with lovely gardens, and the bar and restaurant appear to be well fitted-out. The staff were generally helpful and friendly, so the experience should have been good. It wasn't. There were only 2 other tables occupied in the restaurant, so neither the kitchen nor the serving staff should have been busy. Service was quite slow. Our starters were ok, though the cauliflower pakoras were bland. Mussels were dry and had no broth around them. However, our main courses looked like they could have been reheated left-overs from the previous day. New potatoes were shrivelled and hard, "green" beans were brown and almost unrecognisable. "Catch of the day" fish was dry and had clearly been left under a heat lamp. Cauliflower cheese, served in a ramekin, was watery and tasteless, but the star turn was the "honey-glazed gammon" - this was a dry, hard slab of meat that had clearly not been freshly cut or cooked, and there was no sign of a honey glaze. My father was unable to eat it. When the waitress asked if all was ok, and was told that the gammon was "awful", we expected the chef to appear to see what was wrong. However the waitress re-appeared, apologised, and asked if we would like an alternative. By then, the damage was done. They did remove my father's meal from the bill, and gave an extra discount off the rest, and the front-of-house staff were apologetic, but they should not have had to compensate for the quality of the food which the kitchen staff, frankly, should have been ashamed of.
    It would be difficult for us to recommend that anyone we know should eat at this restaurant.

  • (((** 28 May 2019 by Judy from Hastings

    Ok experience

  • (((** 27 May 2019 by Mary-jane from Hastings

    All in all it was a mediocre afternoon tea. My friends and I went for my birthday treat which cost £18.50. We thought brilliant it’s not a bad price but not cheap either considering it was just shy of £60 between all three. We received tea immediately which was great and then our afternoon tea arrived with plain ham sandwiches which were boring and dry. Soggy cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwiches. Salmon which were nice and egg mayo which mine wasn’t really filled with much I think I might have got an end cutting. We then got onto the cakes where we got a selection of four slithers of cake and dessert. They were nice however would have wanted more. The final tier which was the scones. The scones were lovely and warm, the jam was lovely, the cream however was not. It tasted like butter and the consistency was also like butter, yuck! No one came round to ask if we would like more tea which was a shame, however the servers were friendly. Overall a disappointing afternoon tea. Wouldn’t go back if that was the only thing they offered.

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