La Perle - Family-run restaurant in Milford on Sea, Hampshire


Welcome to La Perle


Sam and the team are pleased to welcome you to La Perle!

You may remember Chef Sam from when he represented Milford-on-Sea in the TV series Professional Master Chef a few years ago. He has recently returned to the village and is now the proud owner of his first restaurant, La Perle.

As a young chef, Sam trained under Raymond Blanc, who continues to follow Sam’s career closely and has been a positive influence on him over the years. It was during his time spent with Monsieur Blanc that Sam developed his passion for seasonal dishes made from locally sourced produce.

The result can be seen in the menus, where everything is made from scratch in the restaurant, from the bread and butter to the ice creams and sorbets. The New Forest is a key source of many of Sam’s ingredients with over 90% of his produce sourced from sustainable suppliers in Hampshire and Dorset.



seasonal • local • ethical


We are proud to feature in

The Waitrose Good Food Guide 2018

La Perle was also Highly Commended in the Local Restaurant of the Year Awards 2017!


Excerpt from Press Release
The Good Food Guide has highly commended La Perle in Milford on Sea. The kitchen at this restaurant is headed up by Chef Sam Hughes. The Guide has praised Sam for the fact that he deals with small producers in Hampshire and Dorset and readers praised the generosity of the food, as well as its pretty plating and big flavours.


Many thanks to all who voted for us!

Weekly events

French Tuesdays With Optional Wine Pairing

Special price set menu with optional wine pairing – 3 courses £19.95 / with wine pairing £29.95


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Lobster Night – Wednesdays

2 courses £29.95 or 3 courses £36.95
Includes a complimentary glass of wine

Half a Lymington Lobster with Salad & Triple Cooked Chips

Choose from: Chilled, Isle of Wight Garlic Butter, Dorset Cheddar & English Mustard


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Steak Night – Thursdays

2 courses £29.95 or 3 courses £36.95
Includes a complimentary glass of wine

New Forest Steaks & Sauces

Choose from: Peppercorn, Isle of Wight Garlic Butter or Dorset Blue Vinney

Chef’s Cut  / Sirloin / Ribeye / Fillet (+£7.50)


We provide the following


Open five days a week

La Perle is open five days a week serving both lunch & dinner (closed Sunday / Monday).

Private Dining

La Perle is perfect for any event or family occasion - we can accommodate up to 30 people.

Prime Location

Our beautiful restaurant overlooks the village green and is only five minutes walk from the seaside.



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Local Produce

The New Forest is a key source of many of our ingredients including foraged goods. Over 90% of our produce is sourced from sustainable suppliers based in Hampshire and Dorset.


Our fish and seafood is delivered fresh daily direct from local fishermen. Scallops, Lobster, Cod, Skate, Sea Bass and many more favourites are on the menu.

Home Made Food

We make everything from scratch in the restaurant from the bread and butter to the ice creams and sorbets. The menu will be completely governed by the British seasons and what we can source locally.

Drinks & Cocktails

We have sourced local beers, wines, sparkling wine and even water! We infuse our own spirits, so expect to see 'Nettle Gin' or 'Quince Bellinis' on the menu. We are also working with local ‘Conker gin’ and ‘Black cow Vodka’ both based locally to Milford.


La Perle is proud to have been awarded The New Forest Marque - The Sign of True Local Produce.


Finalists in 2016

La Perle is proud to be a finalist in the Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards

‘Restaurant of the Year 2016’

restaurantThe three finalists are deemed to offer an incomparable dining experience, everything from the ambience to the service and most importantly the food. They support local producers and offer local as well as international wines.


Visit La Perle


Please contact us by phone to enquire about making a reservation.
Please note that we are closed on Sundays and Mondays

01590 643557

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Tuesday: Dinner 6pm-9.30pm
Wed – Sat: Lunch 12pm-2.30pm, Dinner 6pm-9.30pm

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