Following an extensive enhancement program, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire has opened the doors to its brand new restaurant and bar Wild Carrot, created under the helm of acclaimed designer Martin Brudnizki, on September 22, 2017.
Named after the dainty white wildflower found plentifully in the fields that make up Dogmersfield Park, the Hotel’s Estate, Wild Carrot is overseen by Executive Chef Dirk Gieselmann, alongside newly appointed Restaurant Chef Adam Falgrin.
Distinctly British in design and incorporating rich colours, textures and fabrics, the dining room at Wild Carrot plays with classic detailing alongside subtle contemporary pieces, adding a touch of eccentric character and charm to the quintessential country house. Offering rolling countryside views framed beautifully by large floor-to-ceiling windows, the spacious dining room exudes a stylish yet unpretentious and relaxed feel.
The menu at Wild Carrot features Chef Dirk’s signature dishes, reflecting his culinary journey and experiences, harmoniously sitting alongside Chef Adam’s contemporary take on British classics. Main courses include a sharing beef Wellington, with rich mushroom duxelle, cabbage and truffle sauce; and a Surrey beef gourmet burger, with seasonal blackberry chutney and caramelised onions in a brioche bun. All dishes are crafted with locally sourced ingredients, and seasonal produce from farms and markets further afield. Boasting an open kitchen, Wild Carrot invites guests to openly interact with the Hampshire chefs, and enjoy the spectacle of their cooking.
In addition, Wild Carrot also features a private dining area sitting up to 25 guests, and an outdoor terrace that reflects the natural lushness of an English garden, draping with green foliage entwined with statement pendant lighting.
Alongside the Restaurant, The Bar at Wild Carrot features an exceptional menu of classic cocktails and artisanal concoctions, inspired by seasonal ingredients and the intriguing history of the local area, such as The Garden – inspired by the Hotel’s 17th century Walled Garden – incorporating Silent Pool gin, crème de violette, lemon and lavender grown on the Estate. A selection of fine wines and craft beers are also available.
Adjacent to the Bar, the Lounge featurse a playful edge in design, with decorative foliage wallpaper, bringing the freshness of the countryside into the room, where guests are able to unwind on comforting deep sofas and chairs.
As part of the enhancement program, the Hotel has also unveiled a charmingly redesigned Library, where guests can delight in traditional afternoon tea, and the addition of a striking Drawing Room, exuding a classic country house sitting room with wooden walls and contemporary furnishings, situated in the heart of the historic Manor House.
For reservations, call +44 (0)1252 853100.