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.
MENU (please choose one main and one pudding):
- Fire pit smoked salmon, green leaves, horseradish mayo, burnt lemon
- Wood-fired chicken, wild garlic pesto
- Pulled ginger piggery pork and rhubarb chutney
- Superfood quinoa salad (v)
All served with...
Fire roasted seasonal vegetables and toasted homemade flatbreads
- Chocolate Torte, chocolate sauce
- Ginger treacle tart, clotted cream
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)
Pizza Under The Stars
One of the most popular ideas for a fun and delicious 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.
Freshly made dough
Homemade tomato sauce
Seasonal kitchen garden vegetables
Pepperoni or Ham
Gluten free dough can be provided.
Price: Cook it yourself, £15 p/p, with Pizza Chef, £28 p/p
(minimum 12 people)
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!
Please choose two savoury dishes:
Mini bacon and onion tarts
Mini salmon and goats cheese tarts
Mini cheese scone with tomato salsa
Please choose two sandwiches:
Cucumber and cream cheese sandwich
Chicken mayonnaise, and leaves
Smoked salmon and horseradish mayonnaise
Fresh scones, homemade jam and clotted cream
Mini victoria sandwich
Mini dark chocolate brownies
Mini Raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes
Earl Grey, Breakfast, Mint 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 - £15/£28 per head
Candlelit Banquet - £35 per head (please bring your own wine)
Vintage Tea Party - £35 per head
Campfire breakfasts and barbecues - from £25