The Ferry is fun. It's a great location tucked away on the water's edge where they built a sailing ship for Nelson...... AND the food's a bit good too. We run a multi media international company called LUXFactor and need to feed clients from all over the globe. The Ferry is just about the best place for business or pleasure. Many of our clients come from the world of TV, film and stage and they've eaten in some of the best - and indeed some of the more unusual - places around the world They're always looking for great new places to eat, and the wonderful, very English, waterside setting never fails to charm even the hardest to please.
Quite often they say to us that they've arrived expecting to be treated as customer but have left The Ferry feeling as if they've had a good meal with new friends. It's a relaxing atmosphere with a great welcome from the host and owner, Deborah. She takes a discreet personal interest in the needs of her customers. And the dishes created by the French chef combine great ingredients which are simply put together to create the satisfaction of a good plate full of flavour.
The Ferry always manage to fit us in at the shortest notice. It's a good place to relax with friends at lunchtime or for supper. A couple of bottles of the house wine and that great, unrivalled view across the River Hamble watching people messing about in their boats really hits the spot!
If you're after comparisons............well we know a wonderful place perched high in the mountains overlooking the Lake of St. Moritz in Switzerland......or there's the floating restaurant in the famous Backwaters of Southern India.
But if you're looking to have a great eating experience nearer to home try The Ferry right here on your very own bit of river bank.
Michael D. Finch and Gaynor Kimpton-Scott
The LUXFactor Group (UK)