Food & Drink

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway currently offers two fantastic food outlets for takeaway food options. The first is our very own Mr Eddy's Restaurant that offers visitors barista-style coffee, sandwiches, pasties and a fantastic selection of cakes. The second is VGF, a vegan and gluten free pop-up caterer, who offer delicious hot meals and desserts - all gluten free and vegan friendly!

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Located 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.

In line with government guidelines, customers are legally required to wear face masks/coverings when entering Mr Eddy's Restaurant.


Open 10am - 5pm daily.


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

*Subject to availability

On Sundays Mr Eddy's will also be serving delicious sunday roast dinners in the Azalea Room. 

Sunday roast | Mr Eddys Restaurant | Exbury Gardens | New Forest | Hampshire

Sunday lunch is available at either 12pm or 2pm and must be booked online. To download the menu please click here.

Click here to book sunday lunch at Mr Eddy's

Mr Eddy's 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.

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Enjoy delicious vegan and gluten free food at Exbury this autumn with our latest pop-up food outlet, VGF.

About VGF

"VGF’s produces vegan and gluten free food and we love feeding the public at Exbury Gardens! Our vegan and gluten free food incorporates fresh locally-sourced ingredients and are jame packed with flavour,  vegetables and flavour."


In the Old Artists Studio between the car park and the Visitor Entrance.


12pm - 4pm (subject to change)


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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.

This food outlet is currently closed.


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.

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.

Too good to go logo | MR Eddy's Restaurant | Exbury Gardens | New Forest, Hampshire

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.

‘A truly fantastic day out. My wife and I were bowled over by the amazing spring colours of rhododendrons and azaleas and there was literally colour everywhere. There are beautiful areas to walk through as well as places to sit. We took a picnic in the hope of being able to sit by one of the ponds and were not disappointed – the reflections were as spectacular as the real thing! The next thing we want to do is return in the autumn to see the colours change as it must be beautiful’

David Parker, Christchurch

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