Wessex – Restaurants
Members and visitors are encouraged to patronise these restaurants, you will be assured of a good welcome and great food. When you do so, please let the staff know that you are a member of the Chaîne, or if a visitor, that you found them through the Bailliage de Grande Bretagne website.
The professional members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs can now be located by using this map-based search engine.
Beefy’s at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl
Southampton hotel with scenic views and golf
Boasting stunning design and countryside views, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl is part of the Ageas Bowl resort, the home of Hampshire Cricket. The hotel’s large ballroom, eight meeting rooms, multi-purpose suites and 24-hour connectivity center are ideal for events. Enjoy complimentary WiFi in your spacious guest room, a treatment in the eforea spa, a round on Boundary Lakes Golf Course.
BEEFY’S BY SIR IAN BOTHAM
BEEFY’S, the Ageas Bowl’s very own restaurant, is a homage to cricketing icon Sir Ian Botham and represents everything that is great about modern British cuisine. Come and indulge your passion for quality food, wine and company at BEEFY’S, be it with an intimate dinner, a family gathering over a Sunday Roast or a treat for a loved one on a special occasion.
Authentically-sourced produce and ingredient-led dishes are derived from the seasons, and defined by crisp, clean flavours, all complemented by over 60 approachable, world-class wines to satisfy every taste.
Careys Manor & SenSpa
Experience a world of pure relaxation and luxury at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa, where world class spa facilities, luxurious bedrooms, versatile conference and function spaces and delicious dining options combine to make this hotel in the New Forest so special.
From conferences to romantic getaways, relaxing spa breaks (Voted ‘Hotel Spa of the Year’ by the British Beauty Awards) and lavish weddings - the four-star country house hotel offers flawless service and outstanding facilities to make your New Forest holidays and corporate events a great success.
With three delicious dining options to choose from you will be truly spoilt for choice.
THE MANOR RESTAURANT The two rosette Manor restaurant is the perfect place to sample fine dining in Hampshire and enjoy a formal dinner. Each dish is designed and expertly cooked by our executive chef Chris Wheeldon, to create delicious traditional British dishes with a French influence.
THE ZEN GARDEN RESTAURANT Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine with menus offering a fresh infusion of exotic flavours at the Zen garden restaurant. Whether you are joining us at the Zen Garden restaurant for lunch or dinner during your pampering spa day or spa breaks, you can be sure of a delicious menu to choose from.
BLAIREAU BRASSERIE & BAR For relaxed dining Le Blaireau Brasserie and Bar situated in the grounds of Careys Manor provides a relaxed enjoyable atmosphere offering simple, high quality authentic French cuisine and a selection of fine wines.
Our ethical food policy means that all of our restaurants source only the finest ingredients and use local and organic products where possible.
Brockenhurst New Forest Hampshire
Complimentary glass of fizz prior to 2 or 3 course meal. Please quote the Chaine when making reservation and present your membership card.
Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa
An English Original…Chewton Glen is a luxury country house hotel and spa set in 130 acres of Hampshire countryside on the edge of the New Forest National Park, and just a few minutes’ walk from the sea.
A very special place, Chewton Glen is a proud member of Relais & Châteaux, is one of the finest luxury hotels in the UK and has been voted ‘Best Hotel for Service in the UK’ and listed as one of the ‘World’s Best Hotels’ by Conde Nast Traveller readers in 2012..
The unsurpassed heritage of effortlessly gracious English hospitality and the balance between heritage and evolution is what makes Chewton Glen a 5 red star luxury Hampshire country house hotel and spa that constantly surprises.
Chewton Glen has always been a trendsetter. One of the first luxurious hotels to combine a sophisticated country house with quality dining and an exceptional spa facility. The latest chapter in Chewton Glen’s story is Vetiver, the wonderful new restaurant. Spread across 5 rooms, including Wine Room and Conservatory, Vetiver can offer settings to suit the occasion, season or time-of-day. The service matches that of the hotel; welcoming yet refined, attentive yet unobtrusive. Although the menu is English at its core, the chefs combine carefully sourced ingredients with cosmopolitan flair.
New Milton New Forest
Complimentary glass of fizz with lunch or dinner in The Dining Room or complimentary pink G & T with lunch or dinner in The Kitchen. Quote CGDrink on booking
Esseborne Manor Hotel
Located close to Highclere Catle, home of the television series, Downtown Abbey, this family-run Victorian Country Hotel is small and unpretentious. It is set amidst the splendour of the North Wessex Down close by the lovely Bourne Valley, in an area designated one of outstanding natural beauty.
The award-winning (2 AA Rosettes) Courtyard Restaurant offers a choice of menus in an elegant Dining Room overlooking the gardens and farmland beyond.
The competitively priced weekday lunch menu includes a choice of dishes with a glass of wine, while on Sundays there is the popular Sunday Buffet Lunch. Equally popular is the Tasting Menu. Alternatively, try the traditional English afternoon tea with an extensive selection of teas, a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and clotted cream, plus the option to add a glass of champagne.
Lainston House Hotel
Lainston House Hotel is a charming country house hotel built in the 17th Century. It stands in 63 acres of beautiful Hampshire parkland on the outskirts of the historic City of Winchester.
The elegant three rosetted Avenue Restaurant overlooks the garden and takes its name from the magnificent mile long avenue of lime trees viewed from your table. The Avenue is an intimate, elegant restaurant for lunch or dinner. A well stocked kitchen garden supplies most of the fruit,vegetables & herbs required by the restaurant.
Maitre Rotisseur and Head Chef, Andrew Birch,is one of a new breed of creative chefs who has an inspiring and original vision for modern fine dining. The hotel has recently opened a new cooking school.
Both Andrew and Maitre Hotelier and General Manager, Gaius Wyncoll, will be pleased to welcome you.
Lainston House is one of four Exclusive Hotels.
Lime Wood Hotel, Lyndhurst
Lime Wood, a boutique country house hotel, is set in the heart of the New Forest National Park, 1.5 miles from the small town of Lyndhurst and just
The original building was a Regency country manor house and was originally established as a hunting lodge in the 13th Century. Today the interiors are pure laid-back luxury - relaxed but not without attention to detail and the odd eccentric touch. The grounds are in a natural setting with extensive, restored gardens and grounds adjoining both forest and parkland. Luke Holder and Angela Hartnett Accommodation: 17 suites and 15 bedrooms Guest Rooms: - Many with private gardens or private balconies looking into the forest an hour and a half drive from London. Hartnett Holder & Co is a relaxed, stylish and comfortable upscale restaurant - full of character, yet unpretentious. Angela Hartnett and Lime Wood’s Luke Holder, with their team, create locally sourced Italian dishes with a respectful nod to the seasons and to Italian culinary ideologies.
Dining: Hartnett and Holder’s food comes with the much loved Italian approach to eating - where sharing and provenance is everything. The style is chefs’ home-cooked food not chefs’ food cooked for restaurants. Both Angela and Luke are famed for their informal, grounded style of cooking and their respect for local produce.
Angela Hartnett is one of the most high-profile female chefs in the restaurant world. Angela worked under Gordon Ramsay at Aubergine, and then under Marcus Wareing where she soon became Head Chef at Pétrus. In 2004 she gained her first Michelin star. In 2008 she launched Murano in Mayfair.
Luke Holder worked in some of London’s busiest and most exclusive restaurants including Orrery, The Sloane Club, and the Oxo Tower on the South Bank. Luke then spent a year cooking in the Italian kitchen of Enoteca Pinchiorri, 3 Michelin stars, in the heart of Tuscany, Florence - this experience ultimately changed his philosophy on food forever and firmly placed his focus on cooking locally and seasonally, at the highest level
Expect a menu of Italian influenced forest dishes, pulling together both Chefs much admired signature styles, which will remain constant and other dishes on the menu will change daily with forest and seasonality being the driver.
Southampton Harbour Hotel
Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa has transformed Ocean Village with its striking super-yacht inspired design.
Featuring stunning contemporary interiors, alongside the group’s award-winning restaurant and spa brands and the city’s most exciting rooftop destination bar, the hotel’s unique design reflects Southampton’s thriving marine culture and offers a gateway to the beautiful Solent.
On the ground floor, The Jetty restaurant, already an award-winning concept drifts out onto an extensive outdoor terrace, featuring luxury relaxation pods to take in the marina views. A further large open plan lounge provides the perfect setting for informal drinks and dining. The top floor features ‘HarBAR on 6th’, a spectacular rooftop destination bar, kitchen and club, with outdoor fire pits and a wood fired pizza oven. Head here for great cocktails, relaxed dining and the most stunning sunset views.
5 Maritime Walk Ocean Village
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
Set in a Georgian country house surrounded by landscaped gardens, this Relaid & Chateau luxe hotel in the quaint village centre is 13 miles from both Dorchester and the nearest train station.
There’s an elegant acclaimed restaurant, a bar, and a formal lounge that offers afternoon tea. The dishes you will find on the menu combine Executive Chef, Steven Titman’s love of producing a perfect harmony of flavours, with the influence of Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection.
When it comes to dining at Summer Lodge, you are completely spoilt for choice. Whet your appetite with our lunch set menu, dinner à la carte menu and dinner tasting menu. Of course you don’t have to choose what’s on the menu. If we have the ingredients, we’ll cook any dish you fancy. With service to match the surroundings, unobtrusive yet friendly, we look forward to welcoming you to The Restaurant soon.
We are proud to have been featured in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants in the UK list 2015. Amongst many other awards, the hotel has achieved 3 AA Rosettes for dining.
Sommelier Eric Zwiebel has created a cellar at Summer Lodge that is a source of wonder for wine lovers. Filled with his personal selection of outstanding wines, both famous names and more obscure discoveries, the walls are lined with bottles to delight, excite, and provide the perfect accompaniment to the exquisite cuisine served in our Restaurant. Working with Chef Steven Titman, together they have also created a magnificent Wine Dinner Program of occasions not to be missed!
The list Eric has created for Summer Lodge is truly spectacular, and has received the prestigious ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ from Wine Spectator, every year since 2005. Eric and the Assistant Cellar Master are usually on hand in the Restaurant should you require recommendations.
The Elderflower Restaurant
Quintessentially British, with a Sprinkling of French The Elderflower is the new restaurant for food lovers. Situated on a cobbled Quay Street in the heart of Lymington. This beautiful Georgian town is sited between the New Forest district of Hampshire and the West Solent.
The Elderflower is the realisation of Andrew and Marjolaine’s dream to own and operate their own unique restaurant, expressing their perception of the perfect dining experience.
Head Chef Patron Andrew Du Bourg (formerly Head Chef at 5* Chewton Glen hotel and Michelin starred Club Gascon, London) will prepare modern British food with a sprinkling of French using the best locally sourced sustainable produce from land and sea.
The dining room is an atmospheric space with low beamed ceilings and cosy casement windows. The room is newly re-furbished for 2014 in a sympathetic style, blending contemporary touches and art with the traditional setting. The Elderflower has three en-suite Rooms above the restaurant.
The Montagu Arms Hotel
The Montagu Arms Hotel is a luxury hotel in the New Forest and provides the ideal venue for romantic weekend breaks, beautiful weddings, conferences and meetings.
The Montagu Arms Hotel provides the ideal getaway for midweek and weekend breaks in the New Forest , perfect if you want to explore the Forest, or if you are looking a relaxing break you can also make use of our luxury spa facilities, SenSpa, located at our sister hotel just six miles across the Forest.
With a history dating back to 1742, the traditional English character of this country house hotel is reflected through the old brick fireplace and its roaring open fires, the large cosy sofas, beautiful oak panelling and picturesque gardens, all of which combine to create a truly homely atmosphere.
Discover the unique charm of this country house Beaulieu hotel, located in the heart of New Forest National Park, Hampshire. A warm welcome awaits you as our attentive staff ensure you have everything you need to make your stay at The Montagu Arms a memorable one.
The hotel prides itself on high levels of customer care and attention where personal service and old fashioned values are our priority.
AA 3 Red Star Hotel Two AA Rosettes
The Montagu Arms Hotel Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire
Complimentary glass of fizz prior to 2 or 3 course meal on presentation of Chaine membership card.
The Priory Hotel
Situated in the market town of Wareham, this is a country hotel with its own special charm. Steeped in history, The Priory remains true to its heritage as a monastery and the history of the property alone is reason enough to visit. Situated in a conservation area, the Grade 2 star listed building dates back to as early as 809. We think this is pretty special and makes us one of the oldest hotels in Dorset. Naturally, you can expect plenty of quirks and uniqueness from your stay at The Priory.
The Priory Hotel stands in over four acres of carefully and lovingly cultivated English cottage gardens, on the banks of the River Frome. Explore the gardens whatever the season or simply enjoy your coffee, afternoon tea or lunch alfresco while taking in your surroundings. Doesn’t it just sound perfect for relaxing holidays in Dorset with your nearest and dearest?
Head Chef Stephan Guinebault’s own personal ethos lies at the heart of all that he does. When Stephan joined The Priory in 2006, he brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, which all stemmed from growing up on his grandmother’s (grand-maman) farm in the Loire Valley, and her cooking! Motivated by his love of (her) food, he first started work as an apprentice chef whilst simultaneously attending catering college. He progressed through both ‘Michelin’ and ‘Relais & Chateaux’ establishments in France, gaining invaluable ‘classical’ training and an understanding of regional dishes and techniques. Today, Stephan’s passion for food is as evident as ever. He thrives on obtaining quality produce, with a guaranteed provenance, using fine, locally sourced, ‘seasonal’ produce, whenever possible. He is inspired by both European and International cuisine, along with traditional French and English dishes, which all translate perfectly to the plates of our discerning customers.
Our new restaurant brings the outside in, come rain or shine you will dine with views over our lawn and down to the river. With ceiling height windows that open fully, green oak beams and luxury mulberry interiors, we hope to bring you one of the best dining experiences in the whole of Dorset.
The Three Lions
The Three Lions is a gem in the New Forest National Park. Within this beautiful setting, The Three Lions is a place in which to relax with good food and fine wine and you are assured of a friendly welcome by Mike and Jayne.
For food and wine lovers, the style of cuisine is modern British/French. Each dish is cooked personally for you by Mike. Every ingredient is treated with the utmost respect, using exact technique where balance and depth of flavour are all important.
The menu is firmly based on the best local produce which The Three Lions is lucky to have in abundance throughout the seasons.
The newly refurbished bar is stocked with Ringwood real ales, and the 150 bin wine list reflects some of the world’s best wine makers as well as some of the less well known ones.
Past visitors have included Madonna, Edward Heath, Murrey Walker, Status Quo and many other well known personalities!
The Vineyard at Stockcross
A beautiful privately owned hotel located just outside Newbury. The contemporary and elegant dining room is at the heart of the hotel with its bespoke table linen and chinaware, sculptures & original art. It is a haven for fine food and excellent wines.
Here is a place to indulge the palate and refresh the spirit. Where gastronomes and wine lovers indulge and the curious enjoy a new and very different experience. It’s part of Sir Peter Michael’s mission to spread the Californian love of service, generosity and world beating wines and to share his collection of some of the finest vintages from all over the world. Thirty thousand at last count and one of the most celebrated cellars in the country.
And because the best company wine can keep is food, our menu delights and impresses too. At the helm of the kitchen is Robby Jenks, an inspirational chef that takes local, sustainable and seasonal produce to deliver a triumphant blend of old world taste and new world values. Recreating classical dishes using modern techniques, Robby delivers a simple but perfect dining experience. The perfect opportunity to indulge the palate is the Judgement of Paris seven course tasting menu, derived from the iconic wine tasting that inspired the hotel’s journey.
Robby works closely with Head Sommelier, Romain Bourger, who won The Chaine des Rotisseur 2016 GB Young Sommelier of the Year, to achieve the perfect balance between the wine and food.
Check our Events Calendar for an up to date listing and prices of future wine dinners.
The Wild Carrot Restaurant & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
Set in a restored, 18th century manor on 500 acres of picturesque grounds outside of London, Hampshire seamlessly blends legacy and heritage with 21st century modernity.
Named for the elegant, white wild flower that defines the fields of Dogmersfield Park, Wild Carrot incorporates seasonal, natural, locally soured ingredients from Hampshire market and further afield.
At the Bar at the Wild Carrot you can choose from classic craft cocktails and artisanal concoctions inspiied by seasonal ingredients found in the Hampshire countryside.
In The Library lush armchairs, supple sofas and inviting coffee tables offer the perfect place to relax and enjoy. Don’t miss traditional afternoon tea, The Library’s speciality, which is served daily.
Take a seat in the ideal spot to unwind after a workout, or relax before your spa treatment in Hampshire, at The Spa’s Café Santé. Pause for delicious spa cuisine after a workout at Cafe Sante. Or, from In-Room Dining, order a midnight feast or a gourmet picnic lunch to enjoy in the surrounding beauty of Dogmersfield Park. Special menus have also been created just for children.
Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire Dogmersfield Park, Chalky Lane, Dogmersfield
A complimentary glass of Coates & Seely on arrival (bookings only, please quote Chaine des Rotisseurs).
The Wykeham Arms
For a historic inn in Winchester look no further than The Wykeham Arms. Sandwiched between the Cathedral and the 14th century college, this luxurious town pub with rooms is surrounded by heritage. Since 1755, when it was a coaching in, there has been a pub on this site, quenching the thirst of travellers moving to and from the coast. Lord Nelson himself was said to have stayed here in his way to Portsmouth! The pub is named after William of Wykeham, the 14th century Bishop who founded Winchester College.
A perfect place for lunch or an evening meal, the menu is a seasonal mix of high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients; and with five ales on tap, 70 hand-picked wines and a selection of sherries, ports and sparkling wines, there’s always something to accompany it.
The Wykeham Arms has outside seating and a relaxing garden, making it a great pub for summer. Coming in winter? Our roaring log fire makes it one of the cosiest pubs in Winchester!
Awards include 2014 Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence and 2013 Good Pub Guide Town Pub of the Year.