Harry’s Bar & Kitchen at Horwood House launches new menu
Championing the very best of locally sourced British ingredients and embracing the hotel’s heritage is Harry’s Bar & Kitchen, the beautiful countryside restaurant based within Horwood House hotel.
With a menu carefully curated by the hotel’s new Executive Chef William Dimartino, the restaurant embraces seasonality – a value important to the estate’s first commissioner, Frederick Denny, who employed a dedicated gardening team to ensure the grounds delivered produce all year round – alongside the horticultural heritage synonymous with the hotel’s 38 acres of beautiful gardens and woodlands.
Placing the spotlight on quality ingredients and working closely with local growers and producers, expect nibbles such as ox cheek croquettes with smoked garlic aioli and whipped smoked cod’s roe; alongside starters of coal-roasted Ware beetroot with goat’s cheese mousse and maple walnuts, burratina with pomegranate and toasted almonds, and the chef’s favourite – Isle of Wight tomato with chopped avocado and whipped tofu. A delicious sharing board showcasing local charcuterie from Cobble Lane – inspired by Denny who made his fortune in the bacon trade – is the perfect appetiser, served alongside pickles and celeriac remoulade to complement.
Main courses are a masterclass in meat-cookery, with a focus on dishes from the charcoal oven. Expect sirloin and ribeye steak aged for 30 days in a Himalayan salt chamber, expertly sourced from local business, Buckingham Butchers, alongside teriyaki Loch Duart salmon, lamb kofta with onion flatbread and pomegranate glazed grilled chicken. With sandwiches and wraps for light lunches, and delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options such as BBQ harissa cauliflower or a superfood salad, guests will be spoilt for choice.
Desserts are no afterthought with several sweet delights to choose from. Highlights include a decadent Valrhona caramelia chocolate delice served with Biscoff purée, a tropical rum roasted pineapple brioche with milk ice cream, and a lemon and mint posset with raspberry sorbet.
Inspired by the estate’s horticultural heritage and picturesque grounds, the restaurant exhibits rich, textural finishes of velvet, leather and tweed contrasted beautifully alongside the suitably botanical surroundings with a stunning herbaceous arrangement hanging from the restaurant’s skylight – a nod to Percy Thrower, acclaimed TV gardener and son of the restaurant’s namesake, Harry.
Whether you’re staying at the hotel, looking for a date night spot or catch-up with friends, find the perfect location within Harry’s Bar & Kitchen. Choose to dine with family and friends at the country kitchen table or slink into armchairs for intimate lunches and relaxed evening meals. Guests can even take a seat on the expansive outdoor terrace, which overlooks the beautiful British countryside. Open for lunch and dinner, book your table at Harry’s Bar & Kitchen to enjoy the new menu, expertly curated by William Dimartino and his team!
For more information and to book visit the Horwood House website