Review on Careys Manor, Le Blaireau
The four star Carey's Manor Hotel at Brockenhurst benefits from three restaurants offering a choice of dining experiences all conforming to the hotel's overall food policy of using free-range, organic and local produce wherever possible.
Located within the hotel grounds, Le Blaireau French Bistro and Bar provides a warm and friendly atmosphere where the kitchen serves up a wide ranging choice of French classics to nouvelle cuisine. Light meals, lunch and dinner are available in this Parisian style brasserie.
The 2 AA Rosette Manor Restaurant offers an imaginative menu, which is essentially British with a French influence. There's a healthy feel to much of the food served in the main restaurant, where the kitchen makes admirable use of local produce. Corn-fed free-range chicken and New Forest mushroom terrine with red onion marmalade and toasted brioche is a typical starter, before, say herb-crusted rack of Romsey lamb with casseroled Puy lentils and red wine reduction or seared line-caught sea bass with pea and broad bean risotto, braised fennel and vanilla beurre blanc.
The Zen Garden Restaurant is located at SenSpa, the £6 million Oriental spa within Carey's Manor. Thai chefs create authentic Thai dishes designed to complement the spa experience and overall theme of the East meets West; extensive hydrotherapy facilities, indulgent beauty treatments performed by eastern and western therapist and using natural products.
All three restaurants are open to non-residents and in between lunch and dinner the famous Afternoon Tea at Carey's Manor is not to be missed.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.45pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express