DINING AT ELCOMBE
Elcombe Copse is situated on a farm in the Chalke Valley, where local farmers and growers produce a wide range of superb food and drink. There are plenty of farm shops and delis in the area so the options at Elcombe are mouth-wateringly good. Our sister restaurant, Pythouse Kitchen Garden (PKG) also supplies us with seasonal home grown produce and we use this on our Elcombe menus wherever possible.
If you'd like to do your own cooking, we have all the equipment you'll need for cooking and barbecuing for large numbers. Cooking for a large group can be hard work so, if you like the sound of taking it easy, we can take the burden off and lay on anything from a simple picnic to huge candlelit banquets under the stars.
When the sun goes down and you've got the gin and tonics flowing, we'll be busy behind the scenes setting up the most amazing feast. When you're ready to eat we will unveil the dining area, featuring a sumptuously laid banqueting table covered in candles and wildflowers, and all set to the sound of wood fires crackling and owls hooting in the trees.
SAMPLE MENUS (please choose one main, two salads and one pudding):
- 6 Hour Garlic & Rosemary Shoulder of lamb
- Roast Free Range Chicken with Hazelnuts, Honey and Saffron
- Slow Cooked Belly Pork, Butternut Squash and Red Onions
- Tart of Home Smoked Salmon Fillet, Cream Cheese, Lemon and Fennel Tops
- Lasagne with Spinach and Wild Garlic Béchamel, Homemade Pasta
Chargrilled Broccoli and Roasted Hazelnuts with Garlic and Chilli Oil
Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Olives and Poppy Seeds
Cool’s Farm Organic Grilled Asparagus and Courgettes
Wild Rice, Toasted Walnuts and Apple
Lentils, Peas, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Mint and Feta Cheese
Chargrilled Cauliflower with Tomato, Dill and Capers
Radish, Broad Beans, Fennel, Grilled Lemon
Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel Mousse
Lemon and Rosemary Posset
Vanilla Panna Cotta with Poached Garden Rhubarb
Vegan Berry Cheesecake
Price: £35 per person (minimum 12 people)
Fire Pit Feasts & Barbecues
We've got cooking on a fire pit or barbecue down to a fine art. We can cater for huge barbecue parties for lunch or supper, and together we can design a menu that will blow your guests minds.
TYPICAL FIRE PIT FEAST (cooked all day on an open wood fire):
8 hour whole lamb a la cruz
Cedar plank hot smoked salmon
7 hour flame cooked hung forerib of beef
Pork belly a la cruz
Kale, quinoa & seasonal berry salad
Date & cashew nut slaw
Ember roasted seasonal vegetables Potato salad with shallots & parsley vinaigrette Chimichurri salsa
Lemon & herb mayo
Price: £40 per person (minimum 18 people)
Chargrilled organic red ruby steak
Zingy barbecued lamb chops, smoked salt, lemon juice
Homegrown PKG burgers
Boyton farm dogs, caramelised onions, pickles
Barbecued seasonal vegetables, garden pesto Choice of salads from the Kitchen Garden Table section Warm Breads and sauces
Price: £30 per person (minimum 12 people)
One of the most popular ideas for a fun and delicious lunch or supper is the wood-fired pizza oven. We can make seriously good pizzas for large groups in an informal setting and we can even give pizza making masterclasses if you want to get stuck in yourself. If you have a favourite topping or toppings, we'll keep them coming until you cant eat any more.
We'll bring a selection of the following basic ingredients with us and make pizzas to order. Please let us know if you have any special dietary or ingredient requests.
Price: £25 per person (minimum 12 people)
Friday and Saturday nights only!
Vintage Tea Parties
Our vintage tea parties are epic. We'll serve you at the table with a variety of sandwiches, scones, jam and clotted cream, cup cakes decorated with handmade flowers, baby fruit tarts, slices of delicious cake, homemade pink lemonade, teas and prosecco. The table will be set with vintage china cups and saucers, champagne coups and napkins, silver teapots, art deco glass jugs for lemonade... the list goes on!
SET MENU (consisting of all of the following):
Scones, PKG Rhubarb Jam and Clotted Cream
Chocolate & Guinness Cake
Orange & Poppy Seed Polenta Cake (GF)
Spring Vegetable, Cream Cheese, Wild Sorrel and Chive Tarts
Sausage and Sage Rolls
Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches
Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches
English Breakfast Tea
Price: £35 per person (minimum 12 people)
Our fully equipped kitchen has two gas hobs, a butlers sink with hot water on demand, pots, pans and utensils of all shapes and sizes, barbecuing kit and everything from cafetieres to marshmallow skewers. We also provide the basics such as tea, ground coffee and salt and pepper. We recommend you don't bring anything with you as we really do have it all!
Our fully equipped kitchen has two gas hobs, a butlers sink with hot water on demand, pots, pans and utensils of all shapes and sizes, barbecuing kit and everything from cafetieres to . We also provide the basics such as tea, ground coffee and salt and pepper.
Pricing for dining depends on the size of the group so please get in touch for an accurate costing. In the meantime, here's a rough idea of costs:
Wood-fired pizzas - £25 per head
Candlelit Banquet - £35 per head (please bring your own wine)
Vintage Tea Party - £35 per head
Campfire breakfasts and barbecues - from £25