Out to Lunch (and Dinner)
Eating out has been renamed the 'al fresco economy'. Days of blue skies and sunshine and the need for social-distancing means that hospitality venues reopening post lockdown have taken advantage of any outdoor space – including courtyards, terraces, gardens, even pavements! This has ushered in the al fresco economy – perfect for breezy lunches and very balmy summer evenings.
Combined with the Government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme, this means many of us are taking advantage of this summer’s eating out experience. One such is New Forest coast-based luxury country house hotel Chewton Glen which recently reopened for lunch for both residents and non-residents. Lunch can be enjoyed on the spacious restaurant terrace or in the light and airy The Dining Room. New seasonal menus include healthy bowl salads, Isle of Wight tomato panzanella, as well Thai lobster curry, and grilled Dover sole – dishes designed to suit both long lazy lunch celebrations as well as light and healthy lunchtime get-togethers. You can always indulge yourself by finishing with a Beaulieu strawberry Eton mess.
Meanwhile at Chewton Glen’s informal restaurant The Kitchen, TV Chef James Martin has been busy working with Head Chef Adam Hart to create an imaginative new menu that draws on the coastal location. This features a fruits de mer sharing platter, including lobster, catch of the day, clams and scallops, alongside established The Kitchen favourites - such as wood-fired pizzas, homemade pasta, and Wagyu beef burgers. Finish with a ‘Knickerbocker Glory’ from James Martin’s pudding collection.
Chewton Glen's restaurants are both pariticpating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during August). To discover other Hampshire Fare hospitality members who are participating in this scheme, our listing is available HERE.