Food Glorious Food! – Local Eateries in Hythe

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The Maples Fish Platter

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:

Ebenezers Pub:

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

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

Seashells Restaurant:

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!

Elizabeth Deadman

The Maples, Visit England Four Star, Breakfast Award winning Seven Bedroom Guest House located in the centre of Hythe and is within walking distance to local restaurants. Ideally situated for watching the cruise liners on the Southampton Water, exploring the New Forest, Beaulieu and beyond.