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The Terrace Restaurant

Michelin star restaurant menus      


Table d'Hôte Lunch Menu


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
Two Courses £25.00  |  Three Courses £30.00

A La Carte Lunch Menu

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



A La Carte Dinner Menu

The Best of The Terrrace

At The Montagu Arms Hotel, we are continually investing in our country house hotel to ensure we provide the utmost comfort and luxury to our guests. We’re taking the time to completely renovate and revolutionise the kitchens at The Terrace Restaurant.

Head Chef Matt Tomkinson and his brigade are entering a new era and to celebrate this, Matt has created an exciting menu showcasing his favourite suppliers and featuring those signature dishes which have put The Terrace Restaurant on the culinary map.

£75.00 Per Person

(Three Courses Included for Dinner Inclusive Guests)


‘Lasagne’ of Slow Cooked Oxtail
with Celeriac Puree, Baby Spinach and Horseradish Cream
Warm Salad of Alresford Wood Pigeon
with Candied Walnuts, Beetroot Compote and Crisp Confit Leg Samosa
Pumpkin and Parmesan Agnolotti
with Roasted Orange Puree, Sage Beurre Noisette and Hazelnuts (v)
Spiced Diver Caught Scottish Scallops
with Cauliflower Puree, Apple, Coriander and Cumin Velouté 



Roasted Breast of Free Range Chicken
with Perigord Truffle, Dauphine Potatoesand Tunworth Cheese Fondue
Roasted Woodside Farm Lamb with
Slow Cooked Breast, Black Olive Polenta, Marinated Peppers and Salsa Verde
Escalope of South Coast Turbot 
with Sauté Wild Mushrooms, Braised Pearl Barley, Caramelised Endive and Cep Sauce
Pithivier of Jerusalem Artichokes
Potatoes and Leeks with Beaufort Cheese and White Onion and Parmesan Velouté (v)
Dark Chocolate Cremeaux
with Walnut Ice Cream, Coffee Macaroon and Milk Chocolate Mousse
Warm Salted Caramel Fondant
with ‘Cider Lolly Sorbet’ and Crème Fraiche
Passion Fruit Cheesecake
with Orange Sorbet and Orange Salad
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
Chateau Jolys, 2011, Jurancon £8.00
Château Monteils, 2011, Sauternes £9.00
Coteaux L’Aubance, 2010, Loire Valley £10.00
Rutherglen Muscat, Victoria, Australia £11.00
Recioto di Soave, 2010, Veneto, Italy £12.00
Dolç Mataro, 2012, Cataluna, Spain £13.00
Tokaji Beres 5 Puttonyos, 2007, Hungary £17.00
Quinta Do Crasto LBV 2010 £7.00
Nieeport 10 years old Tawny Port £13.00
Dow’s Vintage Port 1997 £19.00

Sunday Lunch

Sunday Lunch Menu

Two Courses £32.50  |  Three Courses £37.50


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

Tasting Menu

 Tasting Menu

A culmination of mouth-watering dishes from the a la carte menu as well a selection of innovative and one-of-a-kind dishes created from the freshest seasonal produce; handpicked by our Head Chef Matthew Tomkinson.

Surprise dishes will be described to the guests as they are served, for a truly ultimate dining experience.

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.

£90.00 Per Person Excluding Wines 

Dinner Inclusive Guests Can Upgrade for £25 per person*

£145.00 Per Person Including Classic Wine Pairing

Dinner Inclusive Guests Can Upgrade for £80 per person*

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




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

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
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
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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