chiltern black ale bread
malt vinegar and cultured butter
lyme bay crab
brown crab cream, apple, swede
bacchus reserve, new hall, essex, 2019, england
truffle choux bun
lincolnshire poacher, cep ketchup, salsify
chardonnay reserve berton vineyard, eden valley, 2019, australia
smoked leg, crispy ham hock, quince, roasted chestnut
syrah vitese, colomba bianca, sicily, 2018, italy
seafood ravioli, shellfish reduction, coastal herbs, pumpkin velouté
les terasses blanc, chateau pesquie, ventoux, 2019, france
roasted saddle of venison
caramelised turnip, braised carrot, peppered gaufrette potatoes, bacon and orange crumb
grenache spice route, swartland, 2016, south africa
goosenargh duck breast
cabbage stuffed with black pudding and morteaux sausage, parsnip, raisin
tahbilk cabernet sauvignon, ngambie lakes, 2017, australia
passion fruit cream, lime sherbet, coconut, milk chocolate
tahblik marsanne cane cut ngambie lakes, 2013, australia
prune, honey almond cake
soaked in dorset apple brandy, prune puree
muscat de beaumes de venise, domaine paparotier, rhone valley, 2018, france
selection of british cheeses with accompanying condiments and crackers
(as an additional course £14.50, as a dessert £7.00 supplement)
£85.00 for seven courses ~ £65.00 wine flight
coffee, tea or infusions, petit fours £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.
Bacchus Reserve New Hall, Essex, 2019, England (crab)
This variety is a cross between Riesling, Sylvaner and Müller-Thurgau. The nose is rich in zesty notes as lime, together with apple, peach and nettle hints. On the palate starts with a lovely minerality, followed by a good and vibrant acidity, fruitiness is clear with juicy pear notes and the final taste is composed by a long, lasting elderflower note.
Chardonnay Reserve Berton Vineyard, Eden Valley 2019, Australia (choux bun)
As a true style of new-world Chardonnay, the nose is rich in yellow fruits as peach, pineapple with a clear touch of tropical fruits as mango and papaya. The palate is composed by an extraordinary softness made by vanilla and brioche notes, the sharp notes are not left apart, with a clear minerality which lasts until the very end.
Syrah Vitese Colomba Bianca, Sicily, 2018, Italy (quail)
A clear example of a Syrah from Southern Italy, the nose is rich in ripe, red fruits as cherry with wild strawberries and hints of black pepper and tobacco. The palate shows an abundant soft texture, thanks to the malolactic fermentation, the fruitiness is very present once again with notes of macerated cherries, the tannic structure is elegant and a gentle smoky note closes the taste.
Les Terasses Blanc, Chateau Pesquie, Ventoux, 2019, France (brill)
A classical blend of several varieties from the Southern Rhone Valley, the nose is remarkably flinty, with hints of wet stone and a subtle aroma of citruses and white flowers. The palate is very expressive, with a crackling minerality typical of Viognier meanwhile the Clairette brings a fruity ensemble with white fruity notes and hints of lime.
Grenache Spice Route, Swartland, 2016, South Africa (venison)
One of the most famous Iberian varieties, on the nose, it has aromas of red berry fruit and subtle pepper notes along with cardamom and spice. This elegantly built wine benefits from a lightness which does not hinder its complexity. Fine tannins and good acidity will help this wine evolve well over the next few years in bottle. As a single varietal, the Grenache is juicy and savoury with lovely tannins.
Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon, Ngambie Lakes, 2017, Australia (duck)
The name chosen by this estate comes from the aboriginal language meaning “the place of many
waterholes”, as a very old estate, the vines are 70 years old which guarantee a good elegance to the wine. The nose shows notes of cassis, dark plums, finished with herbal aromas as mint and eucalyptus. The palate is full bodied, the alcoholic notes are well combined with the tannins and the texture remains gentle and soft thanks to the 18 months ageing in French oak casks.
Tahblik Marsanne Cane Cut, Nagambie Lakes 2013 Australia (tropical fruit)
Obtained from an almost unknown grape variety which has its own origins in the Rhone Valley, this
wine has a clear “Riesling profile”: a subtle note of kerosene comes instantly meanwhile fruitiness as citruses and marmalade are part of the middle notes. Acidity and minerality refresh the palate.
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Domaine Paparotier, Rhone Valley, 2018, France (cake)
A true classical sweet white fortified wine, the star of the Rhône Valley. The producer pays a special attention to produce this wine in a biological certified way. To preserve the aromas the raisins are cooled down prior the pressing and the must is kept cool for a month. The nose features hints of white fruit such as pear and litchi. Apricot and beeswax aromas are released with aeration. The wine is beautifully fresh and vivacious on the palate. It is altogether round, crisp, and fruity.