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|Address:||Lime Wood Hotel, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7FZ|
|Price: £54.00||Wine: £17.50||Champagne: £52.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12M-11pm|
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It's a long way from home, but we have friends nearby which explains why we've eaten lunch at Lime Wood twice in the last few years. This time, with Angela Hartnett's influence (I do like Murano), was much better than before. The look of the place was much less severe and stiff, and whilst not overflowing at least there were plenty of other customers, who seemed to be enjoying their lunches.
The most difficult thing to do here is choose. Both the good value set meal and the more extensive a la carte- which can be mixed- had much to offer and the choosing took a while. The food I did select- a starter of Calamari in a deliciously soft linguini, followed by Brill in a butter sauce with plentiful brown shrimps, were both very tasty and bore the marks of careful, correct cooking whether Ms Hartnett was there today or not. All four of us enjoyed everything we ordered. Particular mention should go to the rhubarb crumble which was both tasty and delightfully elegant. We chose a bottle of Rueda from the cheaper end of the list, and that was fine too
Service was uniformly polite and timely, breads and coffees good, and all told this was a very successful visit and I'm sure we'll all be back. The bill for the four of us at about £230 including service, was by no means out of line for food of this quality in such pleasant surroundings.