The Blue Door Bistro provides a welcoming and informal bistro-style setting, with a fantastic menu to match. Light and airy at lunchtime and warm, cosy and candlelit by evening, the room is decorated on three sides with an antique panoramic view of London circa 1849: together with the rich mahogany panelled walls, effective use of mirrored glass, and contemporary wrought iron wall lights, an ambience rooted in the hotel's location is beautifully achieved. Executive chef, Martin Halls, used the finest of seasonal British ingredients, seasoned with the freshest of herbs from Chef's kitchen garden. With a wide range of vegetarian dishes and salads, commended with an AA rosette for its cuisine, you can rely on good honest food and impeccable service. We only use free range eggs and are committed to using sustainable fisheries for our fish supplies.
Best of British à la carte menu Starters Cream of spinach soup with grilled Somerset goat?s cheese £ 5.50 Chicken Cobb salad with crispy bacon, avocado and Stilton dressing £ 7.50 Duo of smoked Irish and Scottish salmon with traditional garnishes £10.50 Dorset brown crab and apple salad with pea shoots £ 9.50 Arbroath Smokie fishcake with poached egg and chive sauce £ 9.50 Watts Farm English asparagus with lemon mayonnaise £ 8.50 Chopped salad with vinaigrette £ 5.50 Main courses New season Dedham Vale lamb rump with lentils, smoked bacon and sherry vinaigrette £ 19.00 Roast corn fed chicken breast with apricot stuffing, garlic mash and bread sauce £ 16.50 Duck cottage pie with summer vegetables £ 13.50 Seared sea trout with crushed new potatoes and spring onions £ 16.00 South Coast Dover sole, pan fried or grilled, with Jersey Royals and wild rocket £ 38.00 New Forest Morel mushroom and potato dumplings with broad beans and peas £ 13.50 From the barbecue and grill (all served with hand cut chunky chips) 10oz Dedham Vale rib eye steak with garlic Portabella mushroom and Béarnaise sauce £ 28.00 14oz Barnsley lamb chop with grilled vine tomatoes and mint jelly £ 18.50 8oz classic Buccleuch Estate burger with grilled onion, coleslaw and salad £ 14.50 8oz Buccleuch Estate burger with smoked bacon, Cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce £ 14.50 Free range chicken burger with Somerset brie £ 14.50 Side dishes £3.50 Hand cut chunky chips Garlic mashed potato Jersey Royals Portabella mushrooms Seasonal vegetables Mixed or green salad Desserts Baked vanilla cheesecake with honeycomb ice cream £ 6.50 Rhubarb and ginger trifle with candied mixed nuts £ 6.50 Chocolate bread and butter pudding with vanilla ice cream £ 6.50 Eton mess with white chocolate £ 6.50 Assorted ice creams and sorbets £ 5.50 Selection of British cheese with quince jelly and Scottish oatcakes £ 8.50