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 now returned to the village and is the proud owner of his first restaurant, La Perle.

As a young chef, Sam trained under Raymond Blanc. It was during his time spent with Monsieur Blanc that Sam developed his passion for using locally sourced produce in his dishes and The New Forest is a key source of many of Sam’s ingredients.



We are proud to feature in

The Waitrose Good Food Guide 2020

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.

We provide the following


Open five days a week

La Perle is open five days a week from 12-2pm for lunch Wednesdays to Sundays and from 6pm for dinner Wednesdays to Saturdays.

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, with much of our produce being sourced from sustainable suppliers based in Hampshire and Dorset.

Home Made Food

Many of the dishes on the menu are made from scratch in the restaurant using locally sourced ingredients where possible.


We have sourced local beers, wines, sparkling wine and even water! We are also working with local ‘Dancing Cow Gin’ and ‘Black Cow Vodka’ both based locally to Milford.

Review of La Perle on

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

La Perle is the only restaurant in Milford-on-Sea to be featured in the new Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel Guide to England's South Coast! You will find us in the 'Where to Eat and Drink' section on page 187 of this popular publication, where the listings have been '...carefully chosen and feature some of the very best places to eat...'


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.


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01590 643557

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Opening Times
Lunchtimes: Wednesdays to Sundays 12 – 2pm
Evenings: Wednesdays to Saturdays: from 6pm

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