Food & Drink

Mr Eddy's Restaurant is now open 10am - 5pm every day for both takeaway and eat-in.

The Old Tennis Courts outdoor cafe is now open (and taking contactless payment) between 10am - 4pm every day.

In line with government guidelines, customers are legally required to wear face masks/coverings when entering Mr Eddy's Restaurant and when ordering at the Old Tennis Courts. If dining inside Mr Eddy’s Restaurant, face masks/coverings can be removed.


Mr Eddy's Restaurant is currently selling the following items:

The Old Tennis Courts outdoor cafe will be serving:

Between 12pm - 2.30pm Mr Eddy's will also be serving this fantastic sample menu*:

New menu Mr Eddys Restaurant | Exbury Gardens | New Forest, Hampshire

*subject to availability

Restaurant safety measures

The following safety measures have been put in place at Mr Eddy's Restaurant:

The Searcys team has undergone rigourous health and safety training and have introduced all necessary measures and procedures to keep their staff and customers safe.

 Mr Eddy's Restaurant & Cafe

Searcys ExburyGardens MrEddys-01Located in the former Estate Smithy, Mr Eddy’s Restaurant and Café offers delicious seasonal hot and cold dishes served daily alongside a variety of cakes, ice-creams, and refreshments.
Sit and relax in the comfortable surroundings refurbished in 2018, or take your food with you to enjoy in many of the seated and picnic areas within the gardens. There is also a selection of children’s lunches and high chairs available for younger guests.

Although dogs are welcome to sit in the dining area of Mr Eddy's Restaurant, we respectfully ask that you do not bring your dog into the servery area (if possible), so as to reduce congestion.


The Old Tennis Courts

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Situated in the heart of the gardens, The Old Tennis Courts is an outdoor cafe offering a selection of light refreshments and ice-creams with an outside seating area. Seasonal opening, ask at the Visitors Entrance for details.

Too good to go

Searcys are taking part in the Too Good to Go movement and helping to tackle food waste. This means that food that would usually be thrown away at the end of the day because it hadn't been purchased can be sold in 'Magic Bags' using the Too Good to Go app. Find out more by visiting the Too Good to Go website or downloading the app.

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With a longstanding heritage of innovation and quality, Searcys is a prominent hospitality and restaurant group, founded in 1847 by John Searcy, the pastry chef to the Duke of Northumberland. Celebrating 171 years of existence, Searcys continues to champion its British heritage and hospitality excellence. Synonymous with iconic restaurants, champagne bars and memorable events, Searcys manages over 25 venues all over the country, serving menus that reflect the seasons and focusing on the excellence of the homegrown, showcasing the best and most sustainable produce available in the British isles.
Searcys Restaurants: St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys, Searcys at the Gherkin, Osteria, Bonfire, The Roman Baths Kitchen, The Pump Room, The Orangery at Blenheim Palace.
Searcys venues: 30 Pavillion Road, Kenwood House, Vintners Hall, 30 Euston Square, Blenheim Palace, The Roman Baths.

Catering Contact details:

Mr Eddy's Tea Rooms
Exbury Gardens
Estate Office
Southampton SO45 1AZ

T: 023 8089 8737

For all catering group enquiries, please contact Tim Flageul on: 02380 898737

The Azalea Room is now available for parties, weddings and private events. For further information please contact

While Exbury Gardens Ltd have taken all reasonable care to follow government COVID-19 safety guidelines, visitors enter at their own risk. Click here for a comprehensive list of the safety measures we've implemented.

‘We recently had some friends from London to visit and were looking for something to entertain our young children for the day. We decided to give Exbury Gardens a try and I thought it was wonderful. We had Sunday lunch in the restaurant and the food was far superior to other local attractions so compliments to the chef. Walking through the gardens was beautiful with lots of little pathways to explore. I have lived in the Romsey area for many years and always thought Exbury was a little out of the way but it only took me 20 minutes from the motorway. We will definitely be a regular visitor from now on.’

Philip Moulds, New Forest

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