WITH lockdown restrictions being eased, Andover is slowly getting more buzzy and lively.

Since Monday, April 12, outdoor seating areas have been open, allowing customers to visit restaurants and have a meal in their outdoor area.

Here are five of the best places to enjoy breakfast with friends and family, or on your own in and around Andover this weekend.

These restaurants received the highest ratings for breakfast and brunch on TripAdvisor.

5. Willows

Rating: 4.5 stars, 62 reviews

Where: 92 High Street, Andover SP10 1NE England

01264 393513

Diners said: "As good as ever lovely home cooked food with good service. Always enjoyed eating here so pleased it’s opened after lockdown."

"Lovely lovely lovely. Old world charm and service. Home cooked food. Crisps and salad served with the sandwiches. Daily hot plates, and home made puds. Don’t ever change. Charming little place."

"Excellent service great home cooked food. A lovely place to meet up with friends. The atmosphere is lovely and quiet enough to be able talk."

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4. The Hawk Inn

Rating: 4.5 stars, 416 reviews

Where: Amport, Andover SP11 8AE England

01264 710371

Diners said: "So impressed with the help received about my dietary requirements, all catered for with no fuss - thank you!"

"Lovely pub in a lovely setting. We sat outside, there was a little queue (even though we booked) but only because they were a bit understaffed plus it’s the first weekend since lockdown! But staff were lovely & I had the best fish & chips I’ve ever had!"

"Had a great family meal, service was great and staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and accomodating towards food allergies."

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3. Restaurant at Esseborne Manor

Rating: 4.5 stars, 178 reviews

Where: Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover SP11 0ER

01264 736444

Diners said: "Great choice, of starters, main and dessert. All cooked to an excellent standard. Complementary tapas with pre meal drink. All making you feel that this is a top class place."

"We had the seven-course tasting menu which was brilliant. The food was great, the service was good. My partner had the wine flight to accompany the meal, which she said was also very good. The breakfast this morning was also very very good."

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2.  Rosebourne Weyhill

Rating: 4 stars, 381 reviews

Where: Amesbury Road, Weyhill, Andover SP11 8ED

01264 771714

Diners said: "Lovely farm shop and garden centre, slightly pricey but you get what you pay for! Staff are polite and always lovely to have a nose around. A great escape from all of this COVID situation. Lovely garden ornaments and chutneys."

"We called into the cafe for breakfast and the food was superb. Quality ingredients and the staff are really efficient and friendly especially a lady called Jo."

"Visited the garden center on a rainy day which was lovely. They have a lot of quality food and also homemade."

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1. George and Dragon

Rating: 4.5 stars, 376 reviews

Where: The Square, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover SP11 0AA

01264 736277

Diners said: "Booked for brunch for 5 of us today and we were given a lovely table by the window and the whole place had a relaxed feel even with all the careful Covid measures. Service was friendly and efficient and we received our drinks quickly while we decided what to order.
Hope to go back again soon!!"

"The service was excellent and I would definitely recommend the George and Dragon for a delicious meal!"

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