The Darwin Bar is a cosy place for pre- or post-dinner drinks at Bartley Lodge, or perhaps you'd rather sink into one of the sofas in front of the fire in the lounge. In the summer months you can enjoy a glass of cold wine in the gardens as the sun sets in the distance.
The chef’s at Bartley Lodge Hotel are keen foragers. The head chef John likes to pick blackberries from the garden and the forest and also grows elderflowers, rhubarb and crab apples. He uses all of these in the dishes they prepare at Bartley when they are in season. He also grows his own herbs and there are plans to develop a vegetable and herb garden in the grounds in the near future.
There are so many appetizing dishes to choose from on the menu. You could begin dinner with the curious taste of Rabbit and Pistachio Ballotine with Raspberry vinaigrette, followed by Marinated Haunch of Blackmoore Farm Venison served with beetroot puree, fondant potato. In the autumn and winter months be sure to sample John’s renowned country classic dish, game suet pudding.
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For those with dietary requirements or food allergies the chef’s are more than happy to create a dish designed especially for you so you won’t miss out on sampling the delights of the New Forest.
If you still have room for dessert there are plenty of delicious dishes to try such as Lemon Grass Panna Cotta served with home grown Elderflower jelly.