The Taste of Thai in the New Forest
Indulge in delicious Thai cuisine in a unique and tranquil restaurant.
As you approach the Zen Garden Thai Restaurant, you will instantly find yourself cast away into an exotic world of flavour, spice and tranquillity. Close your eyes and inhale the fragrance of aromatic spices, listen to the chime of the soothing Thai music and enjoy the heavenly taste of lemongrass, kaffir lime and chilli.
The Zen Garden Thai Restaurant offers some of the best Thai food in Hampshire and is open to non-residents as well as spa guests. Located in the New Forest, it is definitely worth the short trip if you are searching for a Thai Restaurant in Lymington or Southampton. Our ethical food policy means our Thai chefs serve authentic Thai food using organic, free range and local ingredients as far as possible.
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The Thai palace inspired gold murals, bamboo ceiling and serene Zen garden create a tranquil and calming atmosphere, the ideal setting to enjoy a relaxing meal. The Thai chefs have created an impressive menu which offers a range of dishes to cater for different tastes and levels of spice - so you are sure to find something which suits your palette.
So whether you visit the Zen Garden Restaurant for a delicious spa lunch, a three course dinner or just a freshly made smoothie, you will find the atmosphere relaxing and friendly.
Breakfast - from 8am to 10.30am
Lunch - 12pm to 2pm
Dinner - 7pm to 9.30pm (closed on Thursday evening)
Smoothies, tea and coffee - from 8am to 6pm
Sandwiches, scones and cakes - from 12pm to 5.30pm
Afternoon Tea - 2.30pm-5.30pm
Please note: The Zen Garden will be closed for dinner on Tuesday 31st March and Wednesday 1st April.
No children under the age of 16 are permitted at lunch and under the age of 12 at dinner.
The Zen Garden welcomes residents of Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa and non-residents alike. Booking for Lunch or Dinner at The Zen Garden restaurant is recommended to avoid disappointment. Guest are invited to dress casually and comfortably for lunch but a smart/casual dress code is requested at dinner.
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