Review on Montagu Arms Hotel, Terrace Restaurant
Perfect as a basecamp for exploring the delights of the New Forest, the distinguished 200-year-old Montagu Arms Hotel keeps good company with Beaulieu's renowned National Motor Museum, auspicious stately home and abbey.
Shaun Hill (ex-Merchant House, Ludlow) acts as consultant/executive chef here, although the day to day cooking is now in the hands of Matthew Tomkinson (who gained a Michelin star at the Goose, Britwell Salome and has just repeated the accolade in his new venture).
Pride of place goes to the oak-panelled Terrace Restaurant, famous for its al fresco dining and views across the hotel's glorious terraced gardens. Menus are in the modern mould of fillet of sea bass with onion and orange confit, peppered New Forest venison with sultanas in Armagnac sauce, and John Dory with pepper mousse, shrimps and saffron potatoes; to follow, perhaps something classic like chocolate Pithivier with Morello cherries. The wine list is an impressive, imaginative tome with some intriguing names from little known sources among the heavyweights.
For something less formal, try Monty's Brasserie & Bar, where there are real ales on tap, a dart board and TV screen, plus a menu that works its way through fishcakes, warm goats' cheese salad, beef burgers topped with Stilton and grilled pork chops with mustard sauce.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 – 2.30pm Wed-Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express