New Place Hotel

(22 Reviews)
High Street Shirrell Heath, Southampton, South East England, SO32 2JY
British, Afternoon Tea
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Main course: £16
Food spend: £35

Restaurant description

A stunning manor house in Southampton, New Place Hotel is the setting for gourmet British fine dining at its best. Enjoy an accomplished menu paired with fine wines in a beautiful regal dining room, or relax in the elegant bar with light snacks.

Timeless British recipes are given signature flair on the New Place Hotel menu, seen right away with bold starters like mustard panna cotta with heritage beetroot and goats' cheese crumble. Enjoy tastes of the local area with the Hampshire venison haunch steak, or fresh seafood treats such as grilled rainbow trout with chorizo potatoes, fennel salad and almond pesto.

Shining examples of British tradition continue on the dessert menu at New Place Hotel in Southampton, with bitter chocolate and ale cake, and home-style favourites like creamy rice pudding. Rich, spicy red wines and crisp whites are served alongside premium bottles of champagne and prosecco, and there are premium spirits also served from the bar.

Filled with original features and a regal ambience, New Place Hotel is a great example of timeless British elegance. Botley Rail Station is just an 8-minute drive away.

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

Customer reviews for New Place Hotel
(based on 22 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (10)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (10)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (17)
  • large parties (2)
  • lunch (3)
  • luxury (7)
  • private dining (3)
  • romantic (9)
  • trendy (2)
  • value (4)
  • views (8)
  • By Keith G from Uxbridge
    23 September 2020

    Good service and substitutions were allowed. Excellent Creme brûlée:

  • By Joanne W from Southampton
    25 August 2020

    We had high tea which was nice. The setting was very pleasant and the cakes amazing only down side is the lack of variety in the sandwich’s were had all the same egg

  • By Alice P from Bristol
    12 August 2020

    Food was delicious - enjoyed typical British food. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Hotel/ restaurant location was great as restaurant within Manor House with beautiful grounds.

  • By Kirsty P from Portsmouth
    11 August 2020

    Took advantage of 'Eat out to help out' scheme & had afternoon tea outside on terrace. Initially member of staff showed us to a table inside but we requested to sit outside. Member of staff seemed reluctant to let us do so even though we are in middle of Covid. We had arrived early so there was no-one sitting outside - it was not as if it was busy. In terms of Covid secure arrangements, we were not asked for any personal details in case we had to be traced. With regards the food, it was delicious.

  • By John F from Southampton
    11 August 2020

    We booked afternoon tea The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was of good quality and decent portions The dining room is a lovely spacious room with good social distancing between dining tables

  • By Tiffany J from Southampton
    11 August 2020

    We had a lovely afternoon tea with our daughter. We say outside on a beautiful sunny day. The food was fresh and tasty and the allergy advice we gave was strictly adhered to. Service was excellent. As it was a hot day, we were brought a jug of iced water at no extra charge, which was most enjoyable. I would recommend some extra parasols and / or sun canopies as the garden is particularly sunny and it was very hot! We would've liked a few more miniature cakes, as we are regular afternoon tea visitors to local hotels and restaurants and we usually have 4 or 5 miniature cakes. Other than that, we would highly recommend it and hope to visit again soon.

  • By Badurali J from London
    9 August 2020

    The Experience was fine. The question is why put a £3 supplement on the steak? The deal was a two course meal included. The staff were excellent under very difficult Covit restictions.

  • By Mrs B from portsmouth
    4 August 2020

    Very nice! great seat by the window of grand room. Staff very friendly. Service slowed down after a while and we did wait to pay the bill for sometime. We were offered a tour of the building but unfortunately the man never came back to give it to us. Afternoon tea was lovely however, Salmon rolls & egg weren't great. It would have been good to choose our fillings. Sometimes simpler options are much nicer.

  • By Suzanne B from Bursledon
    3 August 2020

    5 stars . We sat in the lovely garden room / conservatory. Had it all to the ourselves . The grounds and hotel are immaculate . The afternoon tea was lovely my only complaint is the sausage roll is far too small . The service / staff friendly helpful and great .

  • By K from London
    31 July 2020

    Amazing food and amazing service. Was a little apprehensive as used to love the food when it was a different chain but not disappointed at all - in fact without exaggeration- I’d say the burger was the best I’d had in years. Top quality meat. My husband adored his steak too. Reasonable and delicious children’s options. I really love how we were asked upon booking in and by the waiter about allergies. My son has several and I felt like they genuinely cared about this issue and therefore about all customers. We also felt like they were taking the strictest hygiene measures post lockdown. All staff were genuinely friendly and professional. We will certainly be back at New Place again and miss it already!

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New Place Hotel
High Street Shirrell Heath, Southampton, South East England, SO32 2JY