What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than enjoying a candlelit meal with your loved one?

It may be a cliché but treating yourselves to some delicious food and taking the time to appreciate one another’s company for a few hours really is the ideal way to spend the most romantic evening of the year.

To make the best impression, choose a fine dining restaurant for fabulous flavours and attentive service.

These sought-after establishments will get booked up quickly though so to avoid disappointment, get your reservation in early.

So, whether you’re celebrating with your other half, the family, your best friend or simply offering yourself some love, here are Tripadvisor’s hottest tables for February 14, in Hampshire.


Top 5 fine dining restaurants in Hampshire

Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant

Daily Echo: Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant, New Forest National Park. Picture: TripadvisorVerveine Fishmarket Restaurant, New Forest National Park. Picture: Tripadvisor
Where: 98 High Street, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 0QE
Rating: 5/5
Number of 'excellent' reviews: 991
Customer review: Exquisite food and top rate service
"After walking through the fish mongers entrance we were stunned by the beautiful and tasteful restaurant at the rear of the building. The tables and décor were breathtaking!
"We were lucky enough to have the 8 course menu. Every course was explained in detail as we were being served and the food was beyond delicious and was obviously prepared by a very talented Chef and staff.
"The whole experience was very special. The Birthday boy was made to feel even more special when he was presented with a individual Birthday cake and a copy of our Menu.
Thank you all at Verveine.
"We will most definitely return!"
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The Elderflower Lymington

Daily Echo: The Elderflower Lymington, New Forest National Park. Picture: TripadvisorThe Elderflower Lymington, New Forest National Park. Picture: Tripadvisor
Where: 4-5 Quay Street, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 3AS
Rating: 4.5/5
Number of 'excellent' reviews: 914
Customer review: Wonderful service, delicious wine and exceptional food
"This was our first visit but definitely won’t be our last!
"Every staff member we encountered was so kind and welcoming to our children and no one batted an eye to my nursing the baby so I applaud their breastfeeding friendly atmosphere! Wonderful venue for a nursing mother!
"We chose the five course menu with wine pairings and I really wish we’d gone for the seven courses!
"Each course was beautifully crafted with amazing attention to detail and the wines were incredibly well matched. Actually each of the wines were fantastically quaffable in their own right!
"In short I cannot recommend the Elderflower highly enough and will be back soon."
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Restaurant 27

Daily Echo: Restaurant 27, Portsmouth. Picture: TripadvisorRestaurant 27, Portsmouth. Picture: Tripadvisor
Where: 27A South Parade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2JF
Rating: 5/5
Number of 'excellent' reviews: 1,104
Customer review: First class in all respects
"We ate here for a birthday celebration, just three of us. From the moment we arrived there was a warmth and relaxation in the air.
"The amuse-bouches were exquisite, creating high expectations which were not disappointed. The style has a strong French influence and works to high standards of taste, variety and presentation.
"Advice on wine was spot on and not motivated by profit.
"Thoroughly recommended."
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Clos du Marquis

Daily Echo: Clos du Marquis, Stockbridge. Picture: TripadvisorClos du Marquis, Stockbridge. Picture: Tripadvisor
Where: High Street Nomads House, Stockbridge SO20 6HE
Rating: 4.5/5
Number of 'excellent' reviews: 261
Customer review: Beautifully cooked, and presented
"It is the little surprises in between course, plus the quality and presentation of the food that makes the Clos Du Marquis, such a treat.
"Front of house staff very engaging and knowledgeable with the chef herself serving the dishes in pristine chefs whites. Covid protocols by the staff were of the highest standard.
"We had intended to limit our choices to the fixed menu but diverted to the ala carte for a bit of extra indulgence.
"Visited them at their former home at the Leckford Hut, and they have managed to create a similarly unique ambience in Stockbridge High Street.
"We will return, no doubts."
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Daily Echo: Brasserie, Farnborough. Picture: TripadvisorBrasserie, Farnborough. Picture: Tripadvisor
Where: 55 Farnborough Road, Farnborough GU14 6EL
Rating: 4/5
Number of 'excellent' reviews: 611
Customer review: A great evening meal and experience
"I met colleagues after work for an evening meal. We were hosted and looked after by wonderful stuff, with care and attention and no rush.
"A great menu choice, all wonderfully prepared and presented we had a thoroughly good evening.
"Whether you are having cocktails in the Skybar or a wonderful meal in the Brasserie you are always made welcome. A great place to enjoy, relax and feel special."
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