Here at The Maples we are often asked by guests, “where can we go to eat dinner?” This simple question can fill me with dread as it’s not as straightforward as it sounds. There are a number of things to consider when looking at where to eat:
- What type of food do you like to eat?
- Is it a celebration meal or an everyday meal? …. and finally
- How much do you want to spend?
One option is to pre-order one of The Maples locally sourced New Forest Marque platter. We offer a choice of fish, cold meats or cheeses with salad, bread and chutney. These platters can make a meal for one or hearty snack for two. Pictured is an example of our fish platter. Further details can be found here.
Hythe is a wonderful place to live and we find one of the joys is that we can walk to a number of good restaurants, pubs and takeaways – There is something for everyone!
Here are our views of the local eateries that we have eaten in that are open evenings, in alphabetical order:
This hidden gem of a pub is a free house with a good menu. It is a converted chapel in the centre of the village which has an excellent range of beers, real cider and for us gin lovers; Lymington Gin! The home cooked food never disappoints and there is no need for desserts as the portions are huge!
Telephone: 023 8020 7799
Forest Spice Restaurant:
This wonderful Indian restaurant/takeaway is always consistent. The food is flavorsome and the portions are big. The prices are very reasonable. It is a small restaurant so we strongly recommend booking for a Friday or Saturday night.
Telephone: 023 8084 2315
This is a good little restaurant in the pedestrianised part of Hythe. There is a varied selection of predominantly British style food and the Hobbits fillet steak never disappoints!
Telephone: 023 8084 8524
La Vista Italian Restaurant
This restaurant has a great setting as it is in the mariner. There is a varied Italian menu with a lovely atmosphere, helpful attentive staff and excellent Italian wines!
Telephone: 023 8020 7730
Lord Nelson Pub
This local pub has a lovely garden backing onto the Southampton Water and is a great place to watch the train going up and down the pier. They serve traditional food and their Sunday roast dinner is very popular. For sports fans, there is a TV, so no need to miss out on key sports fixtures!
Telephone: 023 8084 2169
This is a family friendly restaurant with a varied English menu. Seashells have the enviable position of the best views of the visiting ocean liners and directly overlook Cunard’s prestigious home berth. For menu:
Telephone: 023 8084 7188
The Thai Corner Restaurant
The food is amazing, really fresh with great flavours and the staff go out of their way to be helpful. This is a very busy restaurant and it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Telephone: 023 8084 9166
As these popular eateries get rather busy especially at weekends, it is always advisable to book a table and don’t forget to mention that you are staying at The Maples. Bon appétit!