Are you missing your favourite dishes at our wonderful restaurants, pubs and hotels - or, do you just want to find a new skill in cooking or baking during lockdown? Well, luckily for you, some of our top places to eat have shared the recipes of their popular menu choices for you to try and recreate at home!

Recipes from Limewood

Lime Wood have been busy sharing some of their secrets with you, from Gnocchi and Amaretto Cake served at Hartnett Holder & Co to Smoothies and Salads served in their Raw & Cured café, and even some special recipes from HH&Co Backstage - the Cookery School, including Iain’s Gyspy Eggs for Brunch, there is sure to be a recipe that you would like to try at home.


They’ve even shared some brilliant lockdown drinks from Helen McGinn, award-winning author of ‘The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club’, including recipes for Turkish Delight Vodka and Boozy Hot Chocolate!

Check out more recipes from Lime Wood on their website.

Recipes from The Montagu Arms Hotel

Check out The Montagu Arms Hotel’s Facebook for their brilliant videos of recipes, including what ingredients you need and useful step by step video or photograph instructions of what to do! So far they’ve posted some amazing, homely recipes for you to try and make, such as Owton’s Butchers Roast Chicken with spiced sausage meat, New Forest Honey & Thyme Soda Bread and White Onion Soup from Head Chef Matthew Whitfield.


Keep an eye out on their Facebook Page for even more recipes that they may add during lockdown.

Recipes from Balmer Lawn Hotel

Their #cookwithchefchris series is something you don’t want to miss, with delicious recipes you can try at home. Balmer Lawn Hotel have been posting different recipes across their social media accounts, including their Dirty Burger with Dirty Fries recipe they’ve posted to Facebook, or head to their IGTV on Instagram where you can find recipes and cooking hacks, such as how to make the perfect Poached Egg, Homemade Pizzas, and Quick Quesadillas – perfect and fun to make with kids!


Keep an eye out for new recipes they will be adding on their Facebook and IGTV with their Executive Chef, Chris Wheeldon.

Recipes from Forest Park Hotel

Forest Park Hotel have also been doing a mouthwatering video series of recipes for you to watch and try with Chef Mateusz. These including recipes for their delicious Focaccia, how to make their incredible Yorkshire Puddings and how to prepare one of their new menu dishes, Confit Duck Taquitos.


Check their Facebook page for new recipes every week!

Recipes from The Pig

Feel comforted by The Pig’s Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Pie recipe, spice up your ‘at home lunches’ with Devilled Eggs with Asparagus, knock up a versatile, sweet and sticky Tomato & Chilli Jam or treat your sweet tooth to some of Kelvin’s Rocky Road. The Pig are keeping everyone busy with loads of recipes being constantly added to their website, you’d be silly not to try some of these from home.


As well as delicious food, they have also posted some of ‘Tim’s Boozy Infusions’ for you to try at home too. Teaching you how to infuse your own vodka or gin and some of recipes for you to use, their Forager’s Fizz and their Gardener’s G&T.

Have a peek on their website for even more recipes.

If you want even more recipes than what they are posting online for you to use during and after lockdown, they have some of their very own recipe book that you can buy online, ‘The Pig: Tales and Recipes from the Kitchen Garden and Beyond’. 

So… now it’s time for you to choose your favourite recipes from the fabulous selection above and get in that kitchen to cook up a storm, create some foodie magic and enjoy these mouthwatering dishes and desserts from some of our brilliant local restaurants, pubs and hotels!

Make sure you show us your creations of your favourite recipes - post pictures of your dishes, baked goods and delicious drinks on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag us @thenewforestuk and use the hashtag #newforestlockdownrecipes ... we can't wait to see them!