tasting menu

chiltern black ale bread
malt vinegar and cultured butter

amuse
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charred octopus
octopus tea, fennel, carrot, seaweed
sylvaner, pierre frick, bergweingarten, 2012, france
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winter vegetable salad
roasted baby parsnip, watercress emulsion,
charred artichokes, toasted hazelnuts, castelfranco, lincolnshire poacher
viré-clessé cuvée, domaine de la bongran, e. j. thevenet, 2015, france
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roasted quail
ravioli of quail leg, white onion sauce, crispy shallotts
saperavi budeshuri, john okro, 2018, georgia
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pan roasted cornish brill
smoked river fowey mussels, exmoor caviar, sea herbs
pinot gris, ata rangi lismore, 2020, new zealand
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douglas fir smoked venison saddle
red cabbage puree, pickled crepaudine beetroot, roasted sprouts and tops
bandol rouge, domaine jean-pierre gaussen, 2014, france

or

goosnargh duck breast
boulangère potato, carrot and anise puree, duck sauce
zinfandel, east bench, 2019, california
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pre-dessert
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set coconut cream
kiwi sorbet, coconut chia, macerated kiwi berries
chenin blanc/muscat, fairview, `la beryl blanc`, paarl, 2017, south africa

or

chocolate tart
poire william sorbet, brazil nut marzipan,
poached pear, chocolate ganache, toasted brazil nuts
recioto della valpolicella, corte giara, 2013, italy
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hand made petit fours


selection of british cheeses with accompanying condiments and crackers

(as an additional course £14.50, as a dessert £7.00 supplement)

 

£95.00
matching wine flight £75.00

coffee, tea or infusions £5.50

 

the tasting menu is to be enjoyed by the whole table

Please note, game might contain shot
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.

wine flight

Sylvaner, Pierre Frick, Bergweingarten, 2012, France (octopus)
A lovely balanced wine with a rich and creamy palate kept in check by fine acidity.
Flavours of sweet ripe fruit and pineapple, baked apple, candied citrus, brioche and underlying minerality.
A superb wine with distinctive sweetness and full-bodied texture

Viré-Clessé Cuvée, Domaine de la Bongran, E. J. Thevenet, 2015, France (vegetable salad)
Taste of green apples, honey, lemon juice. The wine is medium-bodied and medium acidity.
It has a very light buttery finish to bring some complexity to the wine.
The colour is bright gold with a light straw note, excellent with vegetables.

Saperavi Budeshuri, John Okro, 2018, Georgia (quail)
This is a dry, medium-bodied red wine; organic, the vines are grown 540m above the sea level.
The Saperavi Budeshuri is a white flesh grape which will bring some complexity to the texture,
more aromatic intensity and is matured in amphoras.
Dark fruits notes like the blackcurrant and the fig, the wine has lovely floral notes.

Pinot Gris, Ata Rangi Lismore, 2020, New Zealand (brill)
Aromas evoke fresh cut pear, custard, pecans and lychees. A creamy entry in the mouth,
with good concentration and texture, and a long, dry finish imbued with flavours of
fresh walnut and a hint of smoke. Nice minerality and iodine taste brought by the gravels
and the oyster shells from the Martinborough soils, the wine has light, oaky notes.

Bandol Rouge, Domaine Jean-Pierre Gaussen, 2014, France (venison)
A dark, tannic, full bodied red wine from Provence. This blend of 95% Mourvedre and 5% Grenache
will provide dark fruit notes like the fig and the blackcurrant,
light resinous and leather notes to give earthiness to the wine and bring spices to the palate.
The tannins are perfectly integrated to the wine, and it is very smooth to drink.

or

Zinfandel, East Bench, 2019, California (duck)
Ruby coloured Zinfandel. The wine is focused on cherry notes, raspberry, red plums,
with a light oakiness. This Zinfandel has a full body structure with round and elegant tannins,
but also a discreet mint aroma on the finish.
In the end of palate, you will notice a light pepper end of palate.

Chenin Blanc/Muscat, Fairview, `La Beryl Blanc`, Paarl, 2017, South Africa (coconut cream)
This dessert wine has aromas of dried apricot, peach, pineapple, lemon and honey on the nose. Lychee and citrus flavours linger on the palate.
The mouthfeel is rich and fruity yet well-balanced, with refreshing acidity.

or

Recioto della Valpolicella, Corte Giara, 2013, Italy (chocolate)
Compact ruby red in colour. The nose is intense with almost bursting red fruits and aromatic herbs. On the palate is succulent, with excellent, well-balanced body.
Surprising, in as much as its marked sweetness is never cloying due to an elegant,
crisp acidity that makes for easy drinking and a long, satisfying finish.