The Kitchen at Chewton Glen

Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of The Kitchen at Chewton Glen

Silver Award

Found amid the expansive grounds of Hampshire’s five-star Chewton Glen hotel, this light and airy restaurant and cookery school offers an informal alternative to The Dining Room restaurant. Partially overseen by TV chef James Martin, he’s here once a month to teach a cookery class and also has input on the menu, in collaboration with head chef Adam Hart. The focus on local sourcing is obvious, with The Kitchen’s adjacent garden providing fruits, vegetables and herbs to dress a menu of comfort food classics. A starting snack of orecchiette with wild mushrooms and truffles is deliciously creamy, while a main dish of fennel, rosemary sausage and black olive sourdough pizza is given a welcome kick thanks to morsels of ‘nduja. There are also create-your-own charcuterie boards and fresh salads, while classic desserts include warm cinnamon doughnuts with a milky dipping sauce. An international, 42-bin wine list impresses (all options are available by the glass or carafe), while the extensive cocktail list includes a Pink G&T, mixing gin, bitters and elderflower tonic. Extremely capable staff and a truly stunning setting ensure that this is one kitchen which could never have too many cooks.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Fine dining, Glamorous, Luxury, Romantic
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions


At The Kitchen, the world of food and cooking unfolds before you, providing a wonderful occasion backdrop for both enjoyment and culinary exploration. Led by the renowned James Martin and his team of skilled chefs, the menu is a masterpiece featuring a great selection of delicious offerings. Dive into the delights of seafood and fish dishes, wood fired pizzas, gourmet burgers, superfood salads, and handpicked desserts, all curated by the man himself.
What sets The Kitchen at Chewton Glen apart is their commitment to freshness, with their own kitchen garden just steps away from the restaurant. Here, amidst raised beds and a greenhouse, the team cultivate a variety of herbs and vegetables year round, ensuring that the very essence of their dishes are rooted in the garden to plate philosophy.

Nibbles include The Kitchen pickle pot, which contains olives, caperberries, cornichons, sunblush tomato and pickled onions, along with roasted mixed nuts with sea salt. Starters include the wild mushroom arancini with truffle Madeira mayonnaise and 24-month parmesan, spiced beetroot purée with baked heritage vegetables and watercress, and salt and pepper squid with aioli and red pepper jam. Main dishes include the mungbean and cauliflower tarka dhal with pomegranate, scented pilau rice, poppadums and chutneys, along with a catch of the day served with seasonal vegetables, lemon and Winchester watercress. There are also a wide range of grill options, a sharing bone-in striploin, pizzas and delicious sides.

About his work, James Martin said “As a young chef, I started my culinary journey right here at Chewton Glen, so I am delighted to be back sharing my passion for fresh locally sourced ingredients with a tempting menu of delicious dishes. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to The Kitchen.”


Is it child friendly?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome.

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There's no specific dress code but smart casual is advised

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New Forest, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6QS

01425 275341 01425 275341


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-2pm Mon-Sat 6-9pm


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