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The Terrace Restaurant

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To make a booking, please call 01590 612324 or book online

Surprise Tasting Menu

 Tasting Menu

For a unique dining experience, Matthew will create a surprise five course tasting menu from the best of the day’s seasonal produce.
Menus will not be presented at the table. Instead, dishes will be described to guests as they are served.
This menu requires the participation of the whole table. If desired, our sommelier will select wines by the glass to accompany each dish.
Please inform our Restaurant manager of any dietary requirements.
£80.00 per person Excluding Wines 
Dinner inclusive guests can upgrade for £15 per person*
£140.00 per person including 'Classic Wine Pairing'
Dinner Inclusive Guests Can Upgrade for £80 per person*
£175.00 Per Person Including 'Fine Wine Pairing'
Dinner Inclusive Guests Can Upgrade for £110 per person*

*above upgrade prices are based on our full tariff and will be higher for special offer breaks.


Sample Table d'Hôte Lunch Menu

Two Courses £25.00  |  Three Courses £30.00


Mushroom Consommé
with Black Garlic Gnocchi, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms and Winter Truffle
Braised Beef Croquette
with Smoked Garden Beetroot, Grilled Radicchio and Celeriac Cream


Roasted Chicken wrapped in Parma Ham
with Butter Basted Cauliflower, Sautéed  Greens, Pommes Dauphine and Cauliflower Salad
Seared Escalope of Hake
with Braised Carrot, Ratté Potatoes, Pak Choy and Brown Shrimp Beurre Noisette
Egg Yolk Ravioli
with Red Onion Puree, Grilled Broccoli, Sweet Shallots, Chicory and Rosemary Velouté


Warm Chocolate Mousse
with Spiced Fruit Ice Cream
Lemon Posset
with Blackcurrant Sauce and an Oatmeal Biscuit
Coffee and Petit Fours £5.50

Sample A La Carte Lunch Menu

Three Courses £75.00
Some of our dishes may contain traces of nuts. Please inform us if you have any allergies.


Pressed Terrine of Braised Rabbit and Black Pudding
with Celeriac Remoulade Rabbit ‘Bon Bon’ and Liver Parfait
Autumn Truffle Risotto 
with Whipped Brie de Meaux, Salsify Crisps and Shaved Fresh Truffle (v)
Spiced Diver Caught Scottish Scallops 
with Cauliflower Purée, Apple Coriander and Cumin Velouté


Grilled Rump of Dorset Rosé Veal 
with Roasted Garlic Gnocchi Romaine Lettuce and Confit Lemon
Honey Roast Creedy Carver Duck Breast 
with Sauté Smoked Bacon, Red Chicory Creamed Potato and Sprouting Broccoli 
Escalope of Wild South Coast Sea Bass 
with Watercress, Garden Artichoke Puree Serrano Ham and Red Wine Sauce



‘Lemon Meringue Pie’
with Poached Oranges and Basil Sorbet
Dark Chocolate Cremeaux 
with Walnut Ice Cream, Coffee Macaroon and Milk Chocolate Mousse
Selection of French and English Farmhouse Cheeses From Our Trolley


Sample A La Carte Dinner Menu

£70.00 Per Person

(Three Courses Included for Dinner Inclusive Guests)


Spiced Diver Caught Scottish Scallops 
with Cauliflower Puree, Apple Coriander and Cumin Velouté
Raviolo of Late Season Woodside Farm 
Lamb with Grilled Broccoli, Roasted Onions and a Rosemary Scented Broth
‘Ragout’ of Shetland Cod
Autumn Vegetables, White Beans Hazelnuts and Mushrooms
Caramelised Veal Sweetbreads
‘Grenobloise’ with Baby Spinach Black Garlic Puree and Confit Lemon
Autumn Truffle Risotto
with creamed Baron Bigod Cheese Chervil and Wild Mushrooms (v)



Honey Roast Breast of Free Range Duck
with a Tarte Fine of Caramelised Endive, Celeriac Puree and Lightly Peppered Sauce
Grilled Day Boat ‘Fish of the Day’
with Sprouting Broccoli, Toasted Almonds, Crispy Oyster and Verjus Butter Sauce
Slow Poached Newhaven Monkfish
withGrilled Lettuce, Crispy Potato Terrine, Smoked Bacon and Red Wine Sauce
Roast Saddle of Alresford Roe Deer
with Parsnip Puree, Glazed Beetroot and Crisp Brisket Croquette
‘Vegetarian Garden Gourmande’
A Selection of our Seasonal Vegetable Dishes with Fresh Pasta and Cep Velouté (v)


‘Lemon Meringue Pie’
with Basil Sorbet and Orange Salad
Dark Chocolate Cremeaux
with Walnut Ice Cream, Coffee Macaroon and Milk Chocolate Mousse
Seville Orange Soufflé
with Milk Chocolate and Szechuan Pepper Ice Cream
Warm Salted Caramel Fondant
with ‘Cider Lolly Sorbet’ and Crème Fraiche
A Selection of French and English 
Farmhouse Cheeses from our Trolley. Cheese may be taken as an extra course for £12.00
Cafetière of Freshly Brewed Fair Trade Coffee, with Homemade Petit Fours £5.50
Some of our dishes may contain traces of nuts please inform us if you have any allergies

Dessert Wines

Muscat Beaumes de Venise,                        £8.50
Rhône Valley                   

Petit Vedrines, Sauternes, France               £9.00

Rutherglen Muscat, Victoria, Australia      £10.00

Pedro Ximenez, Hildalgo, Sherry, Spain    £11.00

Coteaux du Layon, Loire Valley, France    £11.00     
Riecioto di Soave, Veneto, Italy                   £12.00        
Dolç Mataró, Organic, Catalonia, Spain    £12.00      
Riesling Spatlese, Prumm                            £13.00
Mosel, Germany
Tokaji Beres 5 Puttonyos              2007   £17.00   
Tokaji, Hungary


Quinta Do Crasto LBV 2010 £7.00
Nieeport 10 years old Tawny Port £13.00
Quinta Do Crasto Vintage 2010                       £14.00
Dow’s Vintage Port 1997 £19.00

Sunday Lunch

Sample Sunday Lunch Menu

Two Courses £32.50  |  Three Courses £37.50


Spiced Parsnip Soup
with Fresh Coriander, Toasted Almonds and Salsify Crisps
Smoked Pork Belly
with Slices of Black Pudding, Celeriac Purée and a Slow Cooked Black Acre Farm Egg
Home Smoked Salmon
with Smoked Garden Beetroot, Lemon Puree and Horseradish Cream
Hampshire Game Terrine
with Home Cured Duck Ham, Caper and Raisin Puree, Hazelnut and Apple Salad


Roast Sirloin of Pondhead Farm Beef
with Duck Fat Roast Potatoes, Glazed Seasonal Vegetables, Yorkshire Pudding and Roast Gravy
Roast Loin of Free Range Lyndhurst Pork
with Duck Fat Roast Potatoes, Glazed Seasonal Vegetables, Granny Smith Apple Sauce and Crackling
Escalope of Cod wrapped in Parma Ham
with Roasted Celeriac, Buttered Greens and Celeriac Crisps
Roasted Garlic and Tarragon Gnocchi
Buttered Tomato Sauce and Charred Mediterranean Vegetables


Warm Chocolate Mousse
Spiced Fruit Ice Cream, Almond Tuile
Passion Fruit Cheesecake
with Lime Sorbet and Passion fruit Syrup
Lemon Posset
with Fruit and Nut Biscotti and Raspberry Sorbet
A Selection of French & English Farmhouse Cheeses from Our Trolley
Supplement £3.50
Coffee and Petit Fours £5.50

Signature Tasting Menu

Signature Tasting Menu 

A collection of Head Chef and Roux Scholar, Matthew Tomkinson's signature tasting menu dishes. 
Amuse Bouche
Spiced Diver Caught Scottish Scallops
with Cauliflower Puree, Apple
Coriander and Cumin Velouté
Pressing of Braised Rabbit, Prunes
and Black Pudding with Liver Parfait
and Celeriac Remoulade
Roasted Fillet of Hampshire Beef
with Smoked Mashed Potatoes and
Slow Cooked Cheek ‘Bourguignon’
A Selection of British and French
Farmhouse Cheeses served from our Trolley
Passion Fruit and White Chocolate
Cheesecake with Orange Sorbet and Salad
‘Assiette of Pennington House Apples’
This menu requires the participation
of the whole table. If desired, our sommelier will select wines by the glass to accompany each dish.
£90 per person, excluding wines
£25 supplement per person for residents on our dinner, bed and breakfast package
£160 per person, including wine pairing
£175 per person, including fine wine pairing


Sample Menu


Putting out mission statements tends to erode credibility, but, as the song goes, we want to accentuate the positives in our list.

Those positives that we aim to promote are:

  • The importance of sustainable, organic viticulture
  • Diversity of style and indigenous grape varieties
  • The endeavours of small independent growers
  • Wines of terroir and typicity
  • And finally delicious & tasty

We work from the point of view of understanding the wine by trying to understand the country, the region, the microclimate, the vineyard and the grower.

Every wine tells a story and that story deserves to be told.


Sergio dos Santos AIWS

Head Sommelier


Organic wine: Is wine made from grapes grown in accordance with principles of organic farming, which typically excludes the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides

Biodynamic wine: Is a method of organic farming originally developed by Rudolf Steiner that employs what proponents describe as "a holistic understanding of agricultural processes": One of the first sustainable agriculture movements, it treats soil fertility, plant growth, and livestock care as ecologically interrelated tasks, emphasizing spiritual and mystical perspectives. Proponents of biodynamic agriculture, including Steiner, have characterized it as "spiritual science" as part of the larger anthroposophy movement.


Lounge Menu

Sample Light Lunch Menu

Served daily from 12pm until 2.30pm.


Free Range Confit Chicken £6.50
Smoked Ham Hock and Leek Terrine

Soup of the Day  £5.50
with Fresh Crusty Bread

Vine Tomato with Laverstoke Farm Mozzarella & Basil Salad £6.00 / £10.95


Feta Cheese, Baby Gem, Black Olive and Cherry Tomato Salad £6.00 / £12.00

Crispy Goat Cheese £6.00
with Grape Chutney and Rocket Salad 

Free Range Chicken & Smoked Bacon Salad £10.95
with Honey & Mustard Dressing

Cheese Ploughman’s £7.95

Ham and Cheese Ploughman’s £8.95


Served from 12.00pm until 2.30pm Mon-Fri
12.00pm until 5pm Saturday
12.00pm until 5.30pm Sunday

Served on a choice of Bread with Salad and Crisps £7.50

Free Range Egg Mayonnaise
Rare Roast Hampshire Beef and Horseradish
Mature Cheddar and Chutney
Smoked Gammon and Grain Mustard
Crayfish and Marie Rose Sauce
Coronation Chicken
Smoked Salmon


Local Strawberries and Cream £5.50

A Selection of Homemade Sorbets and Ices  £5.50

Tea and Coffee £4.50
Served with a selection of homemade biscuits

Valentines Day Menu

Valentines Day Tasting Menu

Make the most romantic day of the year unforgettable and enjoy a special Valentines tasting menu created by Head Chef and Roux Scholar Matthew Tomkinson.


Tomato and Basil Consommé

with a Truffled Cheese Croque Monsieur


Crispy Poole Bay Oyster

with Smoked Salmon, Cucumber Chutney and Caviar


Roast Fillet of Local Beef

with Truffled Celeriac Puree, Crispy Potato and Wild Mushrooms


Baked St Marcellin Cheese for two

with Pickled Celery and Walnut bread


‘Lemon Meringue Pie’

with Basil Sorbet and Poached Oranges


Glazed Caramel Cremeaux with Warm Hazelnut Cake

Caramelised Bananas and Banana Ice Cream


Coffee with Homemade Chocolates and Fruit Jellies


£95.00 per person

(£20.00 per person deposit required for non-residents)

Why not make the most of your romantic break and stay in one of our charming bedrooms with our ultimate Valentines Break.


To make a booking, please call 01590 612324 or book online

The Montagu Arms Hotel has a food policy that aims to ensure that meat supplied to the hotel meets the highest ethical criteria in relation to origin, feed and rearing.
Some of our dishes may contain traces of nuts, please inform us if you have any allergies. The Montagu Arms Hotel has a food policy that aims to ensure that meat supplied to the hotel meets the highest ethical criteria in relation to origin, feed and rearing. 
In compliance with the EU Food Information for customers Regulation, we have a comprehensive list of all of the dishes/foods and drinks available throughout the hotel which highlights the 14 key allergens if present. This guidance document is readily available from any member of our team upon request. It is important that you tell us of any known Allergies, intolerances or restrictions so we can be sure to adjust our dishes and systems of work accordingly. If you are in any doubt or would like to discuss this further, we encourage you to speak to a member of the team.

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