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Monday, 6 July 2020

South Lawn reinvents itself again

Tim has given us another exciting update on new dining services from South Lawn Hotel and Cedar Tree restaurant:

We have spent the last couple of weeks preparing to re open our doors to the public and we are delighted to welcome so many new and familiar faces back over the 1st weekend with a soft re opening that allowed us to iron out any niggles with our Covid secure operating procedures. 

South Lawn is blessed with loads of space and we have designed an amazing venue to keep our guests as safe as we can. Each of the three areas we have focused on are broken down into Inside, Outside and Marquee. Dining and lounge furniture is all spaced to conform to government guidelines and we have achieved the Visit England We're Good To Go status alongside many of the venues in the New Forest Area, Our aim is to provide an as near normal experience as possible with due consideration to being as Covid secure as possible. In addition to the very strict cleaning protocols in place we are also using a Virucidal Disinfectant Fogging machine in public areas and guest rooms. 

Access is via the hotel reception as usual and in busy times we have a separate entrance through our Marquee. We chose to use a Marquee because it provides many of the benefits of being outside that you don't have from being in a restaurant or bar. Small groups of up to 6 are able to meet at the same table outside from multiple households. We have a number of different styles of seating in our Marquee which include Dining, Lounge and Poseur and we are very happy for small groups to join us for a sociable drink, snack or a full meal. The Marquee does provide somewhere dry if the weather lets us down but can be noisy in heavy wind and rain! 

Outside we have the usual offering of dining furniture. Inside the restaurant looks very similar to before but with less tables and 1m+ spacing. Anybody is welcome for a meal, morning coffee, afternoon tea, a snack or just a drink and you can book a table in the Restaurant or Marquee or just turn up. We don't take bookings for garden tables but if you've booked a table inside and decide you prefer to sit in the garden when you arrive that's absolutely fine. 

Tables cannot be laid up formally for now so we've changed the style of our menu to suit a much more casual dining experience, all the usual offerings are included but are complimented with some less formal but very tasty dishes. The new Monday to Saturday Menu and also a Sunday Lunch Menu are available from 12noon to 8pm. (See all the menus below)

We are still really busy with deliveries and we intend to keep our 'At Home' delivery service going for as long as we can as we appreciate how important this has become to many people in our community. 

If anybody wishes to discuss their concerns or individual needs please don't hesitate to call us on 01590 643911. 

Many thanks 

Tim, Nikki and all the team.


To see South Lawn Hotel's new Mon to Saturday Menu: please click here.

To see South Lawn Hotel's Sunday Menu: please click here.

To see South Lawn Hotel's At Home delivery menu: please click here.

The South Lawn Hotel
Lymington Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0RF
01590 643911

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