Great Night, amazing food, thank you so much!! looking forward to our next visit :) 
Lauren Burton 
We went for the first time on the 25th June 2014 on a (best food I've eaten out in a long time thing) recommendation. From the moment we walked in to this quirky restaurant we were greeted with a lovely welcoming smile from Deborah?. The evening just got better and better from then on with immaculate service and great tasting food. We will be going back for more in the future, many thanks for our lovely evening. x 
P.S - Many thanks also to Anthony 
George Lowe 
Just been to The ferry for the first time and 'wow! It was fantastic! Food wonderful, service spot on - just couldn't fault it! Will be back soon! 
Josie Cleeve 
WOW What an amazing meal! Four of us went to the restaurant for the first time last night. We WILL be back. We had the most amazing three courses each served by the friendliest and most helpful staff - including Deborah (who with her team then sponsored me £25 for Movember! Thank You X) We have eaten in many restaurants all over the world and the food was as good as we have ever had. We will recommend this restaurant to everybody!  
Thank You again. Pete and Lorraine Smith 
The Ferry Restaurant is the most unique riverside location, great ambiance, attentive service by Deborah, beautiful food carefully prepared by the talented Chef and varied selection of fine wines, drinks etc. whether for a romantic meal for two on the terrace area alongside the water, or just a Pimms on a hot sunny day, or for a larger party, The Ferry is the place to be. 
Kind regards, 
Christine Hopkins 
I have had several visits to the unique 'Ferry' restaurant. I keep going back because the food is excellent and the atmosphere looking out across the River Hamble superb. The staff are friendly and go out of their way to provide a good evening - the entertainment was excellent. The last time my daughter held her hen party there and everyone had a wonderful evening.  
(Try the Scollops they are to die for)  
Dear Deborah, 
Just to say thank you for the evening of Thursday 13th August, you made my birthday celebrations perfect! 
Nothing was too much trouble for you. 
The food was beautifully presented and very delicious. 
I could not have chosen a better venue. 
Many thanks and kind regards. 
Kathy Elliott 
Dear Deborah, 
Thank you very much for providing such a lovely dinner - the food and service was excellent! 
You have 10 ambassadors for your restaurant! 
Best regards 
Robin Wren of Legend Owners 
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lovely restaurant fabulous food and debbie you're great 
Carol Stephens (baker) 
If you find yourself anywhere near Elephant Boatyard in Swanwick, Hampshire, DO NOT leave the area until you have been to The Ferry Restaurant. Tucked away amid the boats and pontoons is this Gem of an Eatery. It's a real find and once visited, you will want to return again and again believe me. 
Owned and run by Deborah Ford and Anthony Guichard who also happens to be the Chef, it's exactly what it says it is. A genuine Victorian/Edwardian Ferry. 
This couple have made it one of the most interesting places to eat and the food is delicious. It's high on my list for Sunday lunch! But dinner is a real treat too. The menu is varied enough not to be boring, the atmosphere is very friendly and the place is a lot of fun. I always take my friends there when they come to stay. 
I must be mad to tell anyone else about it because it's going to be even harder to get a reservation in this already busy Restaurant! 
Persevere, you won't be disappointed. 
Diane Keen (Actress) 
Excellent all round Couldn't of asked for more. 
Sue Scott 
Brilliant...again a great meal and a most enjoyable time. The fishcakes were superb. 
Peter Mulville 
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
Booked and had fantastic service, food and unique location. We will be telling all our friends and family. I have new had such a tender beef fillet. Un-rushed excellence.  
Well done to Deborah and all the staff  
Mr.Chris Rudd 
Probably the most unique restaurant I have ever been too in an excellent location. The food is great and the staff friendly.  
Mr. Andy Page 
We have become extremely fond of this wonderful place, and have visited it time and time again, each visit special in its own way. If you are looking for somewhere special - for someone special this is the place!! In the winter it offers a cozy warm atmosphere and in the summer a fresh, open welcoming place. We LOVE the ferry, and will be booking again very soon!! 
Rachel & Julian Paul (who loves to sing ABBA!!) 
Had a lovely evening with my husband last Saturday. The food was delicious, lovely atmosphere and Olivia who looked after us for the evening, was excellent, nothing too much trouble. Thank you everyone will definatly be back. 
Helen & Nick Ship 
Came to The Ferry Saturday 12th November for a 50th birthday celebration. Service, food and surrounding excellent. Thanks. 
Mrs Y 
My husband and I visited the restaurant for the fist time today for lunch. I had salmon and my husband had lamb. The food was absolutely delicious and Debbie made us very welcome. We will certainly be visiting again. 
Linda Margaret Lawrence 
Dear Deborah, 
Thankyou so much for the nicest meal myself and husband have ever had. I've never eaten cous cous or risotto but im so glad I did and in your resturant it was fantastic, many thanks Maria 
Maria Long 
Thank you VERY much for your wonderful hospitality, superbly fresh and tasty food and for having such a beautiful restaurant. I plan to return again. Wonderful place! 
Rachel Holland 
Yet another delicious luncheon at the Ferry Restaurant! The food never fails to impress, and today was no exception!! I will never tire of the view, and Deborah/Chef are the icing on a delectable cake. Truly a hidden gem! See you next month. 
Robert Barton 
Yet again a fantastic lunch with amazing service. 
If you are in the area then definitely a cut above the rest! 
Graham Parker 
Yet again another fantastic meal, amazing in every way. Impeccable service as always. Booked for Christmas.....Can't wait! 
Miss Bailey 
My partner and I visited the Ferry Restaurant for the first time on Saturday evening. It was only by chance we saw the signs for it, and how glad am I we did. The location, while bizarre, is full of character, the staff are very efficient and friendly, the whole atmosphere was relaxing although very busy as the evening went on. The food was sublime and well presented. This is definitely not the last time we shall eat there now we have found this jewel. 
Gordon Mackenzie 
Such a lovely place to eat and the staff are so welcoming 
Wow what a fantastic lunch that we had here today ! 
My friend had a crab salad starter which was delicious,I tasted it...umm 
My scallops were perfect. 
I have been here before and had the fillet steak, but today it came with a cafe de Paris sauce which was amazing ,which we both had today. 
Finally ... 
Nougat ice cream with a berry based sauce....ummm - Yummy yummy 
Once again thank you for a memorable and delicious lunch,see you again soon. 
Graham and Robert 
Just a wee note to say thank you for a fabulous evening on Thursday night. A wonderful meal and even better service. A huge thank you to Mark for driving us back round to our car so we didn't get soaked to the skin in the rain!\can't wait to visit you again. The Goddard Family x 
Catriona Goddard 
Cannot fault the food or service. 
It has to be said The Ferry is one of my favourite places to go! 
Mrs Smart 
First time at the Ferry Restaurant and was very impressed with everything. 
Will certainly be back with friends.  
Thank you for a wonderful evening. 
Vanessa Mole 
Such an unexpected but delightful find! Excellent food, very attentive staff and first class service. A lovely way to spend a Sunday lunchtime. We'll be back!! 
Mrs Hogan 
Just wanted to thank you and your lovely family for making my mum and dads 60th anniversary a wonderful evening. Your restaurant was lovely and the food was excellent, thanks to the chef. The service was great and the extra touches that you made were great customer service. Everyone enjoyed the evening. 
Thank you again, We will definitely be back. 
Julie and Greg Castle 
Deborah and team ,you are all amazing! We had our daughters wedding at the ferry restaurant, one unforgettable night. All the guests enjoyed the specially designed menu. Memories made forever, perfect venue.  
Thank you so much ,love you all 
Jane & Ali XX 
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