Montagu Arms Hotel


New Forest

Palace Lane, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZL
Montagu Arms Hotel


Whether it's a special occasion or you're simply looking for an excuse to get everyone together, The Terrace Restaurant in Beaulieu is the perfect place to celebrate life's great occasions.

Fresh from the kitchen of the three-Michelin-star Eleven Madison Park in New York, Head Chef, Matthew Whitfield creates extraordinary culinary magic with innovate dishes using produce gathered from the surrounding coast and countryside, and plucked by our own kitchen gardener.

About The Terrace Restaurant

Behind its charming ivy-clad, red-brick facade, The Montagu Arms Hotel is home to the award-winning Terrace Restaurant. 

Unrivalled service, superb cuisine from our 3 AA Rosette restaurant and timeless elegance help create an exceptional dining experience to delight you and your guests.

No matter which day of the week you choose to visit, you will find courteous and attentive service, excellent food and palate-tingling wines, delivered in the most quintessential surroundings.

Perfect for birthday or anniversary celebrations, sample the finest dishes created by Head Chef Matthew Whitfield whilst enjoying an intimate setting with your closest family and friends.

“Good food is not just about eating, it’s about creating an experience.”

Matthew's dishes beautifully combine local and seasonal produce with elegance and flair. Every innovative dish created by Matthew Whitfield is one in a series of vignettes that capture the most memorable moments and experiences in the life of this passionate chef. From Szechuan spiced duck and local chalk stream trout to imaginative vegetarian dishes and the most incredible selection of cheeses, celebrate at the Montagu Arms with good company and astounding food.


Afternoon Tea

Head Chef Matthew Whitfield has designed an elegant and beautiful afternoon tea to enjoy at The Montagu Arms Hotel.

Our beautiful English country garden is the perfect backdrop to a traditional afternoon tea, with nothing to disturb the peace but the lazy hum of bumblebees and the chink of china cups. This course-by-course tasting journey, travels from thinly-sliced finger sandwiches to delicate pastries and warm scones smothered with fruity homemade jam and thick, soft clotted cream.

Matthew’s sandwiches are simply delightful, with traditional fillings including thinly sliced cucumber with cream cheese and organic whisky smoked salmon with lemon and dill. The heavenly home-made fruit scones with Devon clotted cream and home-made strawberry preserve are the epitome of afternoon tea, finished with a fine selection of cakes and sweet treats from our pâtisserie such as the summer berry tartlet and chocolate choux bun with pistachio cream and crumble.

Blending tradition with a modern twist, Matthew has also created a savoury afternoon tea, perfect for those who prefer sumptuous savouries to sweet treats. Sugary pastries are replaced with a hearty Pondhead Farm Scotch egg, a warm sage and home-grown apple sausage roll, and a homemade pork pie with a tangy pickle. Then there are fresh Dorset cheddar and bacon scones, perfect with creamy Dorset soft cheese and fruity homemade chutney and a selection of traditional finger sandwiches.


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  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20 - Silver 2019
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze 2023

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Tuesday19:00 - 21:30
Wednesday - Sunday12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30

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