Where to Eat in New London: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Esmeralda Fenner

New London is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,397 at the 2010 census. The town is the home of Colby–Sawyer College.
Things to do in New London

1. Oak & Grain

853 Pleasant St, New London, NH 03257-5582 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch SGD 39 - SGD 85 +1 603-873-4833
Excellent
93%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 173 reviews

Oak & Grain

Celebrate the bounty of New Hampshire at our highly acclaimed New London restaurant - Oak & Grain. Inspired by flavors from around the globe, our menus highlight the best seasonal ingredients of the region, including local farms and our herb garden. We are authentic farm to tale, New England cuisine supporting local farms and community sourced fisheries. Enjoy stunning views of Pleasant Lake and Mt. Kearsarge from our elegant dining room or casual small plate dining on the patio during the warmer months. Our custom menus, designed nightly, allow us to easily tailor to any dietary needs. We also offer 3-course Brunch on Sundays that mirror our signature dinner service. Our dining rooms can also offer privacy for small and large groups and we specialize in event planning and business meetings.

Reviewed By Cdonna617

We were invited to try a new restaurant in NH, well, new to us. And we were so pleasantly rewarded. It's more of a dining experience than "just a dinner" since it's a set menu of a 5-Course Meal. We arrived in time for the before dinner drinks/mingling hour and had lively conversation with other diners from around the country and around the world (one notable couple was from The Netherlands - loved talking with them!). Chef Bryan Leary then held court and explained in great detail the night's menu and how each local farm to table item would be prepared. Not only did he make each sound amazing, each WAS! Everyone at our table raved about the food and left knowing we'd be back. Simply wonderful evening. So glad the Chef went around to the tables, so that we could personally thank him - you could FEEL that he loves what he does and it was apparent in every bite. Fantastic Fall Dinner!!

2. Dunkin' Donuts

217 Main St, New London, NH 03257-7806 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Breakfast +1 603-526-4644
Excellent
48%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Reviewed By NancyG-818 - Salem, Massachusetts

The women who work at Dunkin Donuts in New London are all friendly and accommodating. I like my iced tea a particular way, and each day it was "no problem" for them! I was always greeted with a friendly smile and presented with my drink the way I like it. While some may say "they are doing their job," I like the fact that they not only "do their job," but do it with a friendly can-do attitude. Thanks, ladies!

3. Tucker's

207 Main St, Cougar Court, New London, NH 03257-7806 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 603-526-2488
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Tucker's

Reviewed By janiehwebster - New London, New Hampshire

Tucker's is an extremely well run breakfast & lunch place . It is family owned & operated w/ excellent service . It's a favorite for locals/ tourists & participants in the summer stock Theater crowd. The menu is small , but everything on it is delicious! Outside seating in good weather is the place be!

4. The Flying Goose Brew Pub and Grille

40 Andover Rd, Intersection of Routes 11 and 114, New London, NH 03257-5901 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 603-526-6899
Excellent
33%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 400 reviews

The Flying Goose Brew Pub and Grille

Reviewed By LopingianTravels - Bonn, Germany

It's been quite some time, on the order of more than a year, that we've happened to stumble across a restaurant/pub for lunch as good as the Flying Goose. Not only is their IPA a spectacularly floral and hoppy brew (available for take out only in growlers), but the meal that accompanied the brew was perfectly done. The lamb burger was perfectly cooked, medium-rare enough that the lamb's flavor was at the forefront of the meal. The fisherman's sandwich, also, was on point, with the filet retaining its juice while still flaky and tasty. What enhanced both meals were the Flying Goose's sides. Yes, their sides. We've not been treated to sweet potato fries as well prepared in a very long time. Their outside being crisp with enough crunch, while the interior being velvety smooth. And, their onion rings are thin, lightly battered, and taste of fresh onion. What more can we say. During our travels we've been disappointed in the quality of lunch meals we've been subjected to in the name of pub fare. Not so with The Flying Goose. If only we lived in closer striking distance, this eatery would be near the top of our "favorites" list.

5. Peter Christian's Tavern (Closed For Renovations)

195 Main St, New London, NH 03257-7806 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 603-526-4042
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 184 reviews

Peter Christian's Tavern (Closed For Renovations)

Well known pub in New London near New London Barn Playhouse and Lake Sunapee

Reviewed By mrchips545 - Tilton, New Hampshire

Went her for dinner it was half way to meet friends.Fantastic everything .Two of us had dinner specials boneless short ribs for me and crab stuffed haddock for my wife delicious and other couple both had steak tips tender and also delicious.Get there early to get a seat because after 530 about 1 hour wait ,but still would be worth it .Cant wait to go back.

6. The Coach House Restaurant at the New London Inn

353 Main St, New London, NH 03257-7813 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available American, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 46 +1 603-526-2791
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

The Coach House Restaurant at the New London Inn

The Coach House Restaurant is a unique experience in the charming town of New London, New Hampshire; located inside the historic New London Inn. Come enjoy exemplary cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Joshua Duda made from the finest ingredients available. The Coach House Restaurant’s name comes from the stagecoaches of 1790’s that would travel from Concord, New Hampshire to the town of New London. They would park at the windows that you see along the side of the restaurant’s main dining room. The Sargent room is named for one of the original families that owned the New London Inn.

Reviewed By Brian_BWilmot - Wilmot

It has been a while since my wife and I have treated ourselves to a fine dining experience, but after looking at reviews and websites for other local restaurants, we went back to the New London Inn, a place that has never disappointed. Generally, the pours were good, not like Salt Hill, but not overly generous either. We had the Chicken Pot Pie and the Mustard Pork Loin, both done to perfection. The only complaint might be that the broccoli rabe was a bit overpowering. Our server, Sonja, did a fantastic job, attentive when appropriate, a true professional. I would recommend the Coach House over any other restaurant in the area if you are looking for that special night out!

7. Millstone at 74 Main Restaurant

74 Newport Rd, New London, NH 03257-5414 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 603-526-4201
Excellent
39%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 150 reviews

Millstone at 74 Main Restaurant

Reviewed By jillbackeast - Charlotte, Vermont

Needed lunch on a long drive. Not into fast food so I found Millstone at 74 Main online. Looked sweet and had good reviews. Fantastic experience! Service was great. Nice wine selection. Outstanding menu. Only wish we could come back for dinner!

8. King Hill Kitchen

499 Andover Rd, New London, NH 03257-5910 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining Italian, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 66 +1 603-877-0063
Excellent
96%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 23 reviews

King Hill Kitchen

Reviewed By Susan I

We celebrated my husband's 65th birthday at King Hill Kitchen. But really, if you live or visit anywhere near New London of Andover NH, celebrate an event at King Hill Kitchen Make up an event, if you need to, just to celebrate it there. You won't regret it.

Every year we celebrate my husband's birthday at our home. It is the biggest family celebration of the year, with a number of associated traditions. We had an additional family this year and decided that 18 at our dinner table would not work.

We started working with Paul and Yvonne, the owners and chef at King Hill Kitchen in October, working out a menu, plan for the evening, special aspects to our party. It was so much fun working with them. Paul had a strong sense of what would be best on December 27th, and we agreed. When it came to things we would expect to have at our home, like music, flowers or other decorations, they did it all.

When the night arrived, and all 18 of us showed up, everything moved like clockwork, and the food was perfect.

You come in to a smallish room for drinks and hors d'oeuvres. There is a lovely little wood-lined bar, so cozy.

We had chosen a varied selection of hors d'oeuvres they recommended. Our two family members with celiac appreciated that they had saved out two of the best of the hors d'oeuvres and let them know specifically that they are gluten-free and prepared just for them. As the mother of a grown child with celiac, I really appreciate that they pay attention to that and turn it into a positive, instead of just something they have to deal with.

We started dinner with a cauliflower bisque and homemade bread (also gluten-free rolls). For a main course, I had a short-ribs, They offered a choice of two main courses for a party of 18. Everyone loved the duck, the other choice.

An apple tarte tatin for dessert.

There are many, many choices on the menu. And you can construct your own, according to the season. It is really fun to work with them and the results were wonderful. As we left, my niece, who had travelled all the way from Africa, said, "This is just what I was dreaming of. It was so perfect for us all to be together for a perfect meal."

9. Lake Sunapee Country Club

289 Country Club Lane, New London, NH 03257 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American Lunch, Dinner SGD 41 - SGD 79 +1 603-526-6040
Excellent
42%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Lake Sunapee Country Club

Lake Sunapee Country Club welcomes everyone for great food and drink! Enjoy seasonal outside dining on the deck or garden terrace. Join friends or family for a great time evening out in our beautiful 'Sarazen Grille'. Both lunch and dinner are casual affairs with the emphasis on carefully prepared food, thoughtfully served by people who truly appreciate the word hospitality. Lake Sunapee Country Club is perfect for weddings, family gatherings, holiday parties or social events & meetings - from 20 to 200. We can provide custom catering at your home, office or anywhere. Enjoy the same wonderful food & excellent service.

Reviewed By NHNMIATA - New London, New Hampshire

My husband and I enjoy dining here due to the variety of items on the menu. It's a great spot for a light dinner, as well as for a special occasion. We're very happy with the return of the popovers--very special! Last night I had a delicious Caesar Salad and crab cake and it was so much better than the salad I was served earlier in the summer. The interior of the restaurant, as well as the view over the golf course, is beautiful.

10. Pizza Chef

394 Main St, New London, NH 03257-7814 Takeout, Seating Pizza, Italian, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 603-526-9201
Excellent
41%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Reviewed By Robert R

Someone was wise enough to open a bunch of Pizza huts in the country. Great idea. That's where the "good" ends. The food is abysmal. The pizza is awful. Bad, Bad Pizza!!
I thought maybe the dinners would be a way around avoiding this restaurant. WRONG!!! The dinners are frozen and then microwaved when ordered. The result was lasagna resting in two inches of water. Not appetizing. I tried the ziti, same thing, two inches of water. Do yourself a favor, go elsewhere. This is one of the worst "restaurants" I have ever experienced. EVER!!

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