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This New Forest-inspired restaurant boasts a menu that is completely local, sourced and farmed in surrounding Hampshire. Head chef Alistair Craig promises to add a ‘new dimension’ to classic ingredients and serve seasonal dishes inspired by nature. Too limited feedback for a rating, but such as we have is upbeat.

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Owner's description


Relaxation is the name of the game at Cambium. Unwind in chic yet comfy surroundings & experience delicious modern British cuisine.

Inspired by nature, Cambium at Careys Manor Hotel is a creative and enchanting dining experience. Our name is reflective of our love affair with the New Forest and the desire to showcase the rich natural resources abundant in our local area.

Head Chef Alistair Craig's traditional dishes capture the essence of the local area and embrace the nature of the seasons.

“I like to use local ingredients in a worldly way reinterpreting a dish to take advantage of the local area’s rich natural resources”.

As the UK has become a premier wine producing region, Cambium also boasts one of the biggest collections of English wines in the country, featuring vineyards such as Marlings, Exton Park, Nyetimber and Goring.

Thursday Supper Club- Save 50%

Join us on a Thursday for the chance to taste the flavours of the New Forest with 50% off Head Chef Alistair Craig's Supper Club Menu.

Three courses and a glass of wine for just £22.50 (normally £45)

Two courses and a glass of wine for £18.50 (normally £37)


Available every Thursday from 9th January. Choose from a glass of red and white wine.


Restaurant details

40, 90, 70, 20, 100, 20, 2

The chef

Alistair’s inspiration for his dishes begins with finding the best regional ingredients and fresh produce, some of which comes from our own kitchen garden. 

Alistair’s career began at Cambium’s sister restaurant, The Terrace, at the Montagu Arms Hotel in Beaulieu. Under the wing of Roux Scholar, Matthew Tomkinson, he was taught by best and was given the opportunity to work as Sous Chef. 

Hungry for a new challenge, he left in 2013 for The Horseshoe Inn, a small 2 AA Rosette restaurant in Scotland. Dubbed by Michelin and The Good Hotel Guide as one of Scotland’s best restaurants before Alistair settled back in the beautiful New Forest at Careys Manor’s flagship restaurant, Cambium.

Private dining


One of Hampshire’s finest private dining venues, Careys Manor Hotel offers superb fine dining and banqueting facilities.

For a touch of sophistication and class, discover Cambium; perfect for an anniversary celebration with friends and family or a private birthday dinner. Sample the mouth-watering banqueting menus with dishes created by Head Chef Alistair Craig and his team.

With two exquisitely appointed banqueting rooms your guests can dine in luxury and style. whatever the occasion; Whether it be for parties of 2 to 150, private dining, a conference, wedding, relaxed lunch or formal dinner, our team are seasoned experts at hosting events.

Lyndhurst Rd, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RH
Opening hours
Tuesday7 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday7 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday7 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday7 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday7 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday7 pm‑9:30 pm

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