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Moorhill House Hotel

Shappen Bottom, Nr. Bournemouth, BH24 4AH

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  •  - Bournemouth
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Main course: £16
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday - Friday : 07:30 - 10:00 & 18:00 - 21:15
Saturday : 08:00 - 10:00 & 18:00 - 21:15
Sunday : 08:00 - 10:00, 12:15 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 21:15

Wonderful tea. Excellent service.

Lorna 11 April 2019
from Southampton

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Boasting an AA Rosette for its seasonal European dishes, Moorhill House Hotel packs local ingredients into its lunch, dinner and afternoon tea menus. Nestled in an idyllic New Forest village, the restaurant looks out over the hotel’s beautifully landscaped gardens.

Favourites on the Moorhill House restaurant menu include grilled fillet of haddock with chorizo and chickpea cassoulet, pie of the day with seasonal vegetables and creamy mash, and slow-roasted pork belly with fondant potato, sautéed Savoy cabbage, glazed apple, and local cider sauce. For dessert, savour sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce, black treacle and almond tart with homemade orange ice cream, or a selection of local cheeses.

Afternoon tea at Moorhill House is quintessentially English, with finger sandwiches, cakes and scones served on a tiered cake stand. Champagne and Pimms are on hand to add extra indulgence to proceedings.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the New Forest, Moorhill House Burley is a 15-minute drive from Ringwood.

Moorhill House Hotel

Shappen Bottom, Nr. Bournemouth, BH24 4AH

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Customer reviews for Moorhill House Hotel

3.9 ((((* (based on 39 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (25)
  • dinner (13)
  • value (11)
  • romantic (10)
  • child friendly (9)
  • private dining (8)
  • al fresco (7)
  • lunch (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • views (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • luxury (3)
  • business (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 11 April 2019 by Lorna from Southampton

    Wonderful tea. Excellent service.

  • ((((* 20 March 2019 by Jonathan from Southampton

    Have had great meals here before so came for afternoon tea for 3, for my wife's birthday. Booked on advance but had a long wait at reception. Two receptionists but both were busy booking in 3 people to the hotel. Unfortunately, the food was Ok but not exceptional. Really tight with jam/cream for amount of scones but provided more when asked. Waiting on staff are always well mannered here.

  • ((((( 20 March 2019 by Trish from Fordingbridge

    We had afternoon tea in the summer room and it was very enjoyable, it was booked for my birthday, the hotel was clean and comfortable, staff very friendly. My only very small criticism is although the staff left you in peace it would have been good if they could have periodically looked in to see if we needed anything, as we did want more drinks, we also noticed other tables needing things. However it was a fantastic experience and as we do t live too far away, will definitely be visiting again.

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Crickle from Totton, Southampton

    Enjoyed a very delicious Afternoon Tea at Moorhill House. The sandwiches had innovative fillings, such as Hummus and Beetroot, scones were lovely, and the dainty cakes were perfect. The lounge was very comfortably furnished with a welcoming open fire. The staff were very friendly, polite, and attentive, making sure we had everything we needed.

  • ((((( 18 September 2018 by L from Dursley

    All of the food and the service was excellent. We had a lovely, peaceful relaxed meal. So nice to be able to hear each other.
    Great lounge to relax in, nice comfy chairs and interesting pictures on the walls etc. Like being in somebody's home.
    I would only suggest 1) getting a little Nespresso coffee machine in case customers ask for espresso, as the espressos we ordered tasted rather strange. 2) On the website, give turn by turn directions from Burley, including the little green sign that says 'Private access to hotel and residents only'.

  • (((** 14 July 2018 by Malcolm from Rustington

    Good food, nice restaurant. We had the waiter who did not want to be there!. When we ordered a bottle of Pino Grigio Rose he bought us a bottle that had been opened and a glass taken out!! We requested a full bottle, which duly arrived, he asked who was tasting it, we replied just pour it out, he replied 'I don't drink wine ,I don't know how to pour it out you will have to pour it out yourselves!' When my side order of vegetables arrived I put some butter on them as they looked dry THE BUTTER DID NOT MELT! We were served someone else's desserts. When my wife's cheese and biscuits arrived the grapes had a 'bloom' on them showing they were not fresh! No biscuits were served so we requested some after a time they were served warm???
    Unfortunately there was no one around who appeared to be in charge

  • ((((( 2 June 2018 by Stephen from Cambridge

    We had a wonderful meal. Food was exceptional and staff very good. Would highly recommend.

  • (((** 9 May 2018 by Angela from BRISTOL

    Excellent flavour and nicely presented..
    Limited menu - it was the same each evening except for the one extra 'special' dish.
    Good for a short stay. Not so good if you're staying longer as the sameness would quickly become boring.

  • (((** 16 March 2018 by Jon from Southampton

    Compared to previous visit (1 year ago) the staff were much less efficient. Initial Service was VERY slow, though they improved as people left. On arrival at our table 2 of the chairs were covered in breadcrumbs from previous diners.There seemed to be plenty of staff for the number of guests but unable to cope properly. Good food as on previous occasions, so would try it again in the hope of getting more capable ataff.

  • ((((* 22 October 2017 by Jan from Roosendaal

    Lovely setting good food and excellent wine. We stayed 4 das in Moorhill House Hotel and had 3 diners of a very special quality

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