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
((((( 5 July 2017 by Diane from HERNE BAY
A quality restaurant. Food was fabulous. Staff were very helpful, polite and efficient. We were a party of four ladies on a spa break and had the pleasure of dining in the restaurant in the evening. All the dishes were of a very high standard and we were all left with very clean plates. Could not recommend highly enough. We would definitely recommend to friends for high quality food and service.
((((( 14 June 2017 by K from Hastings
After the restaurant/hotel feeling run down and forgotten about in recent years, myself and my work colleagues had a very pleasant meal. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly and attentive. Really great to see it being managed well again. Plus the rooms had had a revamp and the gym was open from 5:30am instead of 6:30am, both of which were most appreciated by our overseas visitors who were staying at the hotel. Thank you!
((((( 11 June 2017 by Gina from ST Leonards-on -sea
we had a lovely afternoon we found the staff very attentive nothing was to much trouble and would certainly return (in fact this was my third visit.)
((((( 28 May 2017 by Diane from Kent
Food is absolutely delicious. Highly recommend
((((* 19 May 2017 by BINODH from Bexhill
Nice restaurant. Was quite. Friendly helpful staff. Overall impression was good. Starter .. Prawn cocktail salad was nice. Rissotto was nice. Thai skewers nice, but that dish should be served with some curry/gravy.
((((( 14 May 2017 by Colin from Hastings
Fantastic venu , nice staff , good food , nice setting.
Can't wait to go again .
((*** 10 May 2017 by Louise from Tunbridge Wells
Very average - not a lot of good for quite a lot of money. Not that impressed to be honest. Service was good.
(((** 8 May 2017 by tracy from milton keynes
Pleasant afternoon tea. Lovely grounds. Restaurant a little tired.
(((** 26 April 2017 by Sue from Folkestone
Not a patch on the previous night. Ordered a starter to share off the bar menu - supposed to be chicken skewers with thai salad and peanut satay sauce. Came almost burnt with plain side salad and garlic mayonnaise - very disappointed. Main was better - rib eye - which was very tender and peppercorn sauce was lovely. Side of onion rings lovely. My husband ordered a main of the salad he had had for a starter the previous evening. He got a smaller salad with less variety in it - was very disappointed. His halloumi starter was also not very good. Overall, nowhere near as good as the Friday evening dinner that we had.
((((( 26 April 2017 by Sue from Folkestone
Lovely meal, good service. Every course tasted great. Enjoyed hand caught crab and spring lamb.
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