Only 3 weeks have passed since I started here at Gravetye and I am extremely excited about what the future holds. It is a privilege to be part of a team that is so driven and passionate in trying to produce the best possible experience for our guests. The food offering ingredients wise will be determined by seasonality, our own kitchen garden, what we can gather ourselves from the estate, and the best produce that local and British suppliers have to offer. That is an obvious choice, but the interesting element for me is how those fantastic ingredients will be interpreted on the plate. I look forward to developing the menus to really reflect the wonderful surroundings and natural setting that make Gravetye so special. My initial focus has been on our Lounge and Garden Menu which I am happy to share with you below. It is divided into four sections; Grown in our Kitchen Garden, Foraged from the Land, Showcasing Local Suppliers and From the Smoke House.
Lounge and Garden Menu
This all day dining menu is created for our residents to enjoy in a less formal manner within our beautiful gardens or sitting rooms. Available between the hours of 10am and 10pm it offers a lighter alternative to our restaurant options and is served with a basket of homemade bread and butter.
For non-residents this menu can be booked on the day and is subject to availability.
From our own smokehouse
A plate of Gravetye smoked salmon with boiled egg, lemon and watercress £15.00
Smoked flaked ham hock with paprika, pickles and charred bread £15.00
Hot smoked mackerel velouté with peppered crème fraîche £10.50
Showcasing local produce
Board of High Weald Dairy cheeses and accompaniments £14.00
Board of Beals Farm charcuterie and pickles £18.00
South Coast crab with lemon mayonnaise and garden salsa £16.00
Fried Grange Farm duck egg with crisp local ham and herb salad £17.00
Foraged from the land
Wild nettle and ox-eye daisy risotto with crushed cobnut £18.00
Salad of wood pigeon, brambleberry and sorrel £18.00
Straight from the kitchen garden
Pea soup with sour cream and chives £9.50
Pressing of roast chicken with baby leek and piccalilli vegetables £15.00
Heirloom tomato, ewe’s milk ricotta, green leaf, herb & flower salad £16.00
A plate of roasted and blanched seasonal vegetables with toasted seeds and a caper dressing £16.00
A Selection of sandwiches
A plate of the following finger sandwiches served on white and brown bread £9.50
Confit chicken and bacon with wholegrain mustard mayonnaise
Roast beef with baby gem, tomato and horseradish
Home smoked salmon with rocket pesto and fresh rocket
Cucumber with lemon mayonnaise and watercress
Sussex cheddar with red onion marmalade
Rhubarb and blackberry compote with whipped vanilla cream and flaked almonds £10.00
Gravetye chocolate plant pot £12.00
A bowl of Gravetye strawberries with cream or ice cream £10.00
Tea & Coffee £4.00
George and his team look forward to welcoming you to the restaurant very soon. Please note that for non-residents the above menu can only be booked on the day and is subject to availability. For reservations please call 01342 810567. To view our current restaurant menus please visit our Dining Page.
There still spaces available on our special Relais & Chateaux Anniversary Dinner...
Thursday 17th July, 2014
Relais & Chateaux Celebration Menu
We hope you will join on what will be a very special day at Gravetye Manor. For further information or to book please contact our Event Co-ordinator Jess Hall on 01342 810567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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