All was lovely nice food we had afternoon tea really enjoyed it
15 August 2019
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
((((( 9 May 2018 by Colette from Burgess Hill
Lovely afternoon tea. Beautiful setting, nice sandwiches, the scones were to die for and a lovely selection of cakes. My second visit and I’d definitely go back. The main meals looked lovely too.
(((** 7 May 2018 by Sarah from Hastings
We booked afternoon tea and were glad for a warm, sunny day, so we could sit outside and enjoy the beautiful garden. The afternoon tea was a bit of a let down though. The sandwiches had obviously been made and left for a while as the bread had dried out. The scones however, were gorgeous, lovely and warm. The cakes were average and the tea was tepid. The staff were very sweet though, kind and courteous.
(((** 28 December 2017 by Kurt from Market Harborough
Really only very average food, not everything on the menu was available despite only a handful of other diners on the day; largely unenthusiastic service - disappointing.
((((* 24 December 2017 by Claire from Hastings
Lovely pleasant staff! Food was excellent on this occasion....hasn’t always been....
Good sized portions and beautifully cooked.
((((( 21 December 2017 by Stephanie from Battle
Amazing food, great value.
((*** 19 October 2017 by Sadie from Leicester
I advised the restaurant that I was vegan when I booked, which was several weeks prior. I was so disappointed with my meal, they didn't even order me any bread in
((((( 13 September 2017 by Louise from Saint Leonards
Myself and a couple of friends had afternoon tea here and it was lovely! Service was great and we felt looked after. The scones were lovely and a great choice of cakes too. The conservatory we were sat in overlooked the beautiful gardens and was very tranquil.
((((* 6 September 2017 by Jackie from Hastings
Very nice afternoon tea with plenty of food!
((((* 24 August 2017 by Diane from London
Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Food was delicious and well cooked, lovely presentation. Staff friendly and professional. The ambience was wonderful, and the view of the grounds are refreshing. The only downside the portion size of the main were a bit small.
((((( 17 July 2017 by Anne from hastsngs
Lovely experience - had afternoon tea outside in garden - service was very friendly and efficient. Brought more tea when requested. Sandwiches tasty and fresh, scones were great - Friends liked the cake selection but as I do not eat chocolate too many of the cakes had a chocolate theme
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