Let's Do Lunch
Lunch is one of the best meals of the day! Why? Because there are so many options of acceptable foods to eat at lunchtime, compared to breakfast and dinner, whether it’s a simple sandwich, a salad or a wrap, it could even be a full-english breakfast or a filling 3 course meal, there’s so much choice for a delicious lunch!
And the New Forest offers you even more brilliant options, with our pubs, restaurants and cafes being the perfect place for a spot of lunch. Catch up with friends, gather with family or enjoy a relaxing afternoon with your special someone, all while diving into a delicious lunch in the New Forest.
Lunchtime is usually a little bit quieter than dinnertime at our local places to eat, meaning it’s the perfect time to visit, for a mellow afternoon or hours nattering away with your closest companions, plus you’ll receive exclusive and extra quick service while you’re there.
Soak up the rays in our beautiful pub gardens, and order your favourite pub classics and a few glasses of refreshing local drinks, a gin & tonic would do nicely! Nearly all of our pubs in the New Forest have stunning gardens, perfect for you to kick back and relax in, to enjoy some delicious food and drink. In the colder months, our pubs are the ideal places to graze lunchtime away with warming meals, cosied up by the open fire. Take a look at some of the top pubs in the New Forest on our website and take a pick of where you’d like to visit!
For something a little more special, book a table at one of our magnificent local restaurants. Whether you fancy a light tapas, a traditional Italian dish or delightful classic British cuisine, you’ll be sure to find the ultimate location for your lunch in the New Forest. Adore the wonderful decor within our local restaurants, or if it’s a gorgeous day outside, bathe on the sun terraces at restaurants that offer luxurious outdoor spaces, with a cocktail in hand and heavenly food on the table. Browse through the array of lovely restaurants that we are so lucky to have here in the New Forest on our website and book your next lunch date now.
Head out on an adventurous morning walk or bike ride in the New Forest with your friends or family and finish it off with a visit to one of our quaint cafes and tearooms dotted all around the New Forest. Sandwiches, paninis, soup, quiche, pastries - they’ve got it all on their menus, plus you could even treat yourself to a homemade slice of cake! Check out our cafes & tearooms webpage to find some of the best eateries in the New Forest and plan your visit.
Most of our pubs, restaurants and cafes use our sensational local produce in their delightful dishes on the menu, plus many also sell locally produced drinks, including ales, cider, wine and more - making them the perfect places to try out some of our New Forest produce.
Another brilliant way to spend your lunch time and try our local produce at the same time is on a picnic amongst our stunning wildlife and nature in the New Forest. Head to our local shops to buy products and ingredients to make your perfect picnic and chill out in your favourite New Forest spot, while tucking into some tasty food and drink. Or order a local hamper in advance - full of local goodies.
Whether you fancy an afternoon at the pub, a local restaurant, cafe, tearoom or on a picnic, the New Forest is the perfect place to lunch!