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Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa

Christchurch Road, NEW MILTON, BH25 6QS

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From the moment you pass through the grand entrance gates and approach the main house along the drive through 130 acres of golf course and parkland, you know you're in for something special at Chewton Glen. This impression is confirmed when the 18th-century chocolate box English mansion hoves into view: friendly staff greet you at the door with a warm welcome, for this place may be posh, but it's not the slightest bit stuffy - children of all ages are positively encouraged for a start. In fact, Chewton Glen does its utmost to shake off perceptions of tweedy country house formality and this approach follows through to the Vetiver restaurant, which goes for a chic, contemporary look, with lime-green banquettes, black-velvet covered chairs, black and cream walls and large windows looking out onto the lovely gardens. These are not just pretty to look at, because they earn their keep via an orchard, beehives, and a walled kitchen garden providing vegetables, herbs and salad leaves. The place spreads across five rooms, including two light-filled conservatories which open out onto the terrace for alfresco dining on warmer days. The flexible, crowd-pleasing carte offers everything from a steak, or turbot on the bone served straight from the grill to the full-blown three courses, and if you're on a budget, the three-course set lunch menu is a steal. Classic French technique and first-class ingredients, many of them sourced locally, underpin every dish, starting perhaps with a twice-baked Emmental soufflé, followed by New Forest venison loin with roast beetroot, vegetables à la Grecque, and chilli chocolate sauce. Fish is deftly handled too - roast halibut matched with chervil root purée, brown shrimps and confit lemon, for example. Well-constructed desserts offer the likes of whisky and Bramley apple delice with hazelnut, and chocolate glaze.

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Tel: 01425 282212
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Luke Matthews
Number of seats: 164
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

Restaurant price guide

3 Course lunch from: £25.00
Sunday lunch: £35.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, New milton

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A35 (Lyndhurst) turn left through Walkford, 4th left into Chewton Farm Rd
Nearest station: New Milton

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