Visit this little corner of France in the New Forest, where you can enjoy classic French dishes or sip an espresso as if you were in Paris.

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Celebrate with us

Parties at Le Blaireau

Whatever your celebration, party in style in the Paris of the New Forest! Fine French cuisine is on the menu, promising a memorable occasion for all.

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Opening Times

Dining at Le Blaireau

Morning Service - serving hot drinks and pastries from 10am

Lunch - 12pm - 2pm

Dinner - 6pm - 9.30pm

Closed Wednesday all day, and Thursday lunchtime.

Le Blaireau

Let the time slip away as you share a bottle of French wine and sample authentic French cuisine, but don’t forget dessert - Crème Brulee, Selection De Fromages or both?


Below you will find some commonly asked questions. For more in depth answers, please visit our FAQ pages or contact us and we will be happy to help.

  • Cambium

    Breakfast – 7.30am to 10am (weekdays) & 8am to 11am (weekends)

    Snacks – All day

    Dinner – 5.30pm – 9.30pm Tuesday – Saturday


    The Zen Garden

    Dinner – 6pm – 9.30pm

    Lunch – 12 pm – 2.30 pm

    Please note: No children under the age of 12 at dinner. A smart/casual dress code is requested at dinner.


    Le Blaireau

    Dinner – 6pm – 8.45pm

    Lunch – 12pm – 2.30pm

    Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.


    The Neigh Bar

    Light Bites – 12pm – 5:30pm

  • We have three onsite restaurants: Le Blaireau, our French brasserie, welcomes children of all ages and offers a children’s menu, as does our modern British restaurant, Cambium.  Zen Garden has a minimum age of 12 years old to dine.

  • Yes. The menus in our three onsite restaurants have a range of vegan and vegetarian options. If, however, you have food allergies or an intolerance, please inform our reservations or reception team upon booking so they can make the kitchen aware.

  • We have a comprehensive list of all of the dishes/foods and drinks available throughout the hotel which highlights 14 key allergens if present. This guidance document is readily available from any member of our team upon request.

    Please speak to our Reservations Team for help with your specific request but in most circumstances we would ask that you book your dining ahead of time and to inform our reservations or reception team of your allergy or intolerance at the time of booking so they can ensure the kitchen team and chefs are fully aware and prepared for your visit.