lunch tasting menu
chiltern black ale bread
malt vinegar and cultured butter
confit duck leg, puy lentils, apple marigold
rabl, grüner veltiner, kamptal, 2018, austria
pan fried cornish plaice
cider sauce, river fowey mussels, fresh apple
vermentino ‘timo’ san marzano, puglia, 2019, italy
ox cheek ravioli
celeriac velouté, celery, horseradish cream
touriga nacional, santo isidro de pegoes, penisula de setubal, 2017, portugal
dark chocolate mousse
grapefruit jelly, brazil nut frangipane, chiltern brewery porter ice cream
banyuls, gerard bertrand, south of france, 2014, france
selection of british cheeses with accompanying condiments and crackers
(as an additional course £14.50, as a dessert £7.00 supplement)
smoked seatrout tartare
trout roe, pickled mooli, beetroot sorbet
riesling ‘the lodge hill’ clare valley, 2020, australia
five courses £45.00 ~ wine flight £29.00
six courses £51.00 ~ wine flight £34.00
coffee, tea or infusions, petit fours £5.50
the tasting menu is to be enjoyed by the whole table
A discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to the bill.
Whilst we will endeavour to do our best to accommodate food intolerance and allergies, we are unable to guarantee that the dishes will be completely allergen free for all our menus.
Allergen information is available upon request from our front of house management team.
Rabl, Grüner Veltiner, Kamptal, 2018, Austria (velouté)
From the Northern area of Austria, far from the alpine environment, this wine is entirely made from Grüner Veltliner, the most famous Austrian native grape variety. On the nose it shows a great minerality, with subtle hints of tropical fruits as mango and papaya. The palate follows the nose, remaining sharp and mineral with gentle notes of tropical fruits.
Riesling ‘The lodge Hill’ Clare Valley, 2020, Australia (trout lunch)
A very international variety, despite being famous for its typical ‘petrol’ notes, this wine bears a light structure, with white floral aromas with lemon, limes and hint of spice on the nose. The pallet leads with citrus and a silky line, wet slate and fresh ginger with juicy melon through the mid palate. Finishing with a talc like minerality and juicy acidity
Vermentino ‘Timo’ San Marzano, Puglia, 2019, Italy (plaice)
One of the classic Southern Italian grape varieties, native from Liguria, starts with a nose full of white flowers, fruits follow the bouquet with hints of pineapple and yellow plum, the palate is completed with a lovely crackling minerality, a good and stable freshness and a finish which releases herby notes as rosemary and thyme.
Touriga Nacional Santo Isidro de Pegoes, Penisula de Setubal, 2017, Portugal (ravioli)
The true Portuguese national variety, widely used for the assemblage of Port. An intense wine with flavours of black cherry complemented by delicate floral notes and vanilla spice from the well-integrated oak. Smooth and flavoursome on the palate with good structure through to a spicy and warm finish.
Banyuls, Gerard Bertrand, South of France, 2014 (mousse)
From a very traditional process, consisting in interrupting the fermentation by adding grape spirit,
this wine preserves the real sweetness of the grape juice, plenty of fruity notes show up at the nose, as ripe red fruits and wild berries. The palate is sweet, round, featuring jammy notes of blackcurrant and blackberries with a long finish, fitted with a tiny wooden note.