Wild Carrot Restaurant and Bar
Delight in contemporary cooking with the benefits of traditional Italian mastery in the comfort of our dining room. Dishes are made only with fresh, local produce, and menus change seasonally, showcasing the very best of what Hampshire has to offer. From breakfast to brunch, lunch and dinner, enjoy a selection of menus throughout the day.
Under the guidance of Paolo Belloni, the menu features some of the staples of British cuisine, prepared using traditional Italian techniques. Paolo’s love for the cuisine of “la campagna” (countryside) is showcased in each dish, creating connections to the local landscape through ingredients, presentation and local flavour profiles.
Nice atmosphere but very mediocre food for a 5 star hotel. Couldn’t fault the staff or the service though. They were excellent.
Restaurant lost some of its flair and style. This may be due to guests being allowed to come dressed too causally.
Superb food and excellent service. We ate in the restaurant both nights and received outstanding service in a restaurant which was full. Would highly recommend both the restaurant and hotel.
Little gem in Hampshire, food was great, waiters very attentive, we could choose where to sit as prefer some privacy. Couldn’t fault it. It’s like Top London restaurant with great country views. Will definately come back.
The food at Wild Carrot was amazing. I've rarely tasted flavours like it. It was very quiet when we went in, which was our choice, and it did take away from the ambience a little but in general it was a fantastic meal. You are certainly paying for the privilege though and we couldn't have afforded to eat here if it wasn't for a gift voucher we had.
Very disappointing.... The Wild Carrot Restaurant is one of my favorites and we visit a lot. However, on Sunday is was a car crash. We booked for the Farmers Lunch, the first table was 2pm. We arrived early has a cocktail which was amazing, then sat down for lunch. We had our starters which were also amazing... but when we went up to get our Sunday Roast at 2:45... we were told there was no more joints.... and they had steaks in the oven.
How disappointing, we had to eat rib eye steak sliced, which I hated and then was served warm to cold potatoes, veg and gravy....
The Manager was very apologetic and we did get our food at a discounted rate, however, the point is that when Sunday lunch is costing £65 per head, you should be getting the same quality and food sitting down at 2:45 as you would at 12. This did not happen and I am absolutely flabbergasted that a 5 Start hotel like the Four Season would even allow this to happen.
A very disgruntled customer.
For once the restaurant delivered food commensurate with a 5* hotel. The mackerel starter was simple but accomplished with high quality ingredients. The turkey main was excellent and cleverly presented.
Service was of the usual high standard. The only negative was the significant increase in price over the normal lunch menu and the cost for a glass of wine is a scandal. But I suppose I knew that already!
the food was very good, and I love the whole place and the service is great, but the drinks were outrageously priced and for this reason I could not afford to return.
We had a lovely meal at the Wild Carrot at the weekend. We had oysters to start wioth I had a belly pork and my fellow diner a rib eye steak followed by the cheese board. The staff were lovely and very helpful and attentive. The oysters were delicious and a lovely vinaigrette to go with. My belly pork was lovely, the steak had a very large piece of inedible gristle in the middle but was otherwise well cooked and the accompaniments were very delicious especially the potatoes. The cheese board had a nice selection. I think that we were expecting a more fine dining experience for the Four Seasons but overall it was very enjoyable.
Another excellent experience in this lovely bar and restaurant.
Top quality British food, lovely wines and charming servers made the dining experience perfect.
Look forward to returning soon.
For a hotel this is a good restaurant although bar closed for a conference. Lots of waiters which are kind of bothersome. Forgot some of the food. Very expensive with low level fo choice but very high quality.
This isn’t the first or last time we will visit the Wild Carrot for the Farmers Market Sunday roast. It’s an amazing experience that’s for sure and is full of culinary delights. It’s good value for money as long as you are a foodie, if your not then don’t go is much view. Thanks for a lovely lunch
We had an unfortunate experience that one of my party had a piece of cling film left on his fish by the kitchen.
This is not what we expect from a 5 star hotel - although the staff were apologetic the price we were charged we felt was wrong so we will not return or recommend to our friends and neighbours.
It was our first visit to the Wild Carrot Restaurant and Bar but we will be returning, food, cocktails, service and ambience were all amazing. We love the jazz music and had a great evening celebrating our anniversary we were made to feel very welcome.
We enjoyed the fixed price unlimited Sunday lunch offer which comes with a glass of Louis Roederer champagne. The food was very high quality for a buffet / carvery and represented good value. The service was very busy and particularly popular with families. Excellent choice of starters, roast meats, desserts and cheeses.
£160 dinner for two... not even a bottle of wine included... someone was having a giraffe. Food was decent enough but not remarkable enough to justify the outlay... and when asked what came with the sea bass "foam" didn't really cut it... could have been Fairy Liquid for sll the impact it had.
Setting was ok, but a large group dominated the soundscape and quiet discourse was thus handicapped.
I'd only return if someone else were picking up the tab... guess therefore that I'll not be heading back anytime soon
Everything was great until I wanted to pay the bill. I recieved the check and the staff vanished. I ultimately had to hunt someone down to pay at the till. Other than that, the meal was very good and the wait staff was attentive.
Our first time at the Four Seasons and the Wild Carrot. The two most impressive things were the warmth of the welcome from the staff in general and our waitress Stefania who in particular was excellent. Secondly the food was really tasty and well cooked. On the day we ate it was lunchtime and very quiet in the restaurant and as a consequence the ambience was somewhat lacking but we still enjoyed the experience. Before we ate we had coffee in the library which again was well served and prepared but the coffee was for me bland and too mild. At £11.50 for two cups of bland coffee we were a bit disappointed.
Overall we enjoyed our visit and will go again when we have a special occasion.
Lovely place but HORRIFIC wine prices.
I know “it’s not what you’re drinking, it’s where you’re drinking it. But cheapest bottle of White is around £60 and the teacupful of bog standard red by the glass I had was £14.
Otherwise, usual Four seasons perfect.
We were disappointed that the main menu was not available. We were given the brunch menu which was a bit strange as we went at 330pm, not exactly time for brunch. We were given the bar menu when we asked for the main menu which was ok but we had gone for a special meal and a burger / sandwich was not exactly what we were looking for considering the cost of the food. The food we had was nice and the service was good, although a little slow. I would recommend the restaurant but with the warning to go after 6pm if the main menu is wanted.
We had drinks in the bar (Friday night) followed by dinner in the restaurant and neither disappointed.
Originally wanted to sit at the bar for drinks but the jazz was a little louder than expected so we ended up taking a small table towards the back of the bar.
To start we had the dry aged striploin which came very thinly sliced, like carpaccio, and was absolutely delicious, and the burrata which was equally so.
For mains we followed with the chicken with foie gras (former beautifully cooked and the entire dish had some fabulous flavours) and the lamb rack (cooked to perfection and 2 very healthily sized pieces of lamb - again, some delightful flavours in the dish).
Both mains were of a good size but still allowed a little room for dessert so we opted for the plum tart and Mint & chocolate.
Wine list was as expected and a number of glasses accompanied my meal, and the non-alcoholic options were also excellent with some excellent seedlip options on the menu.
We spent almost 4 hours over drinks and dinner and it was a truly enjoyable evening.
Excellent venue to célébrité an occasion .It surpassée our expectation We will return
The hotel is 1st class as is the food and service. We were served by Paulina who was fabulous, she talked us through the menu and made us feel very at home. Would love to stay for a few days 😀
Food from menu of the day was well cooked and tasty. Service was good and staff friendly.
Lovely, patient and exceptionally professional staff and delicious food, beautifully presented.
However it has a very noisy environment exacerbated by the large number of young children and loud adults on phones.
Worse though, were the adult guests whose behaviour showed absolutely no consideration for other guests in the area around them.
I’m amazed that the Four Seasons has only one dining area and doesn’t have a separate, quieter, more adult, dining room.
This is our fourth visit to Wild Carrot and it is fantastic! The farmers lunch is fantastic and although it’s expensive you do get an awful lot for your money. It is also incredibly child friendly going above and beyond for little ones! Highly recommend
15 minutes for a pint of beer to come, and then be told they don't have it in stock. Food 45 mins to come, and then not together, so child left waiting for hot dog for an hour. Waiters take away empty plates when others still eating.. also take bread away without asking. Desserts very nice. Charged for child although told under 5s eat for free, before being corrected.. Overall, poor
Staff we’re so helpful couldn’t do enough to make the meal special and thank you for the happy birthday dessert
Not the best dining experience, waited 10 minutes at our table to be offered a drink. once drinks were served the dinner courses were rushed. expensive considering the average food that was served. Wont be going back.
Unfortunately the restaurant has gone downhill over the past year and simply does not live up to the standards expected for a 5 star hotel. After being regular patrons for the past 10 years we are very disappointed and are unlikely to return.
Really dissapointed overall, despite the great service. Price is ludicrous
Fab meal for our wedding anniversary, amazing food and the service is just right. We will be back!
Sadly the venue is full of nouveau riche.
Service at the bar was not good due to lack of staff but waiter at restaurant Tom was excellent. Was a little disappointed with the food as not very imaginative but a lovely setting and overall a pleasant evening
Sunday lunch visit to take advantage of the extensive Sunday Lunch buffet for a special occasion. Felt well looked after by the attentive staff, who ensured that those with special diets were catered for. Said special occasion was acknowledged, which is always a nice touch. We will be back.
Although the restaurant was experiencing some difficulties with rearrangement of furniture and we could not at in the main restaurant the staff were excellent and made up for our disappointment and the food was excellent.
We were expecting a high end meal in luxury surroundings in view of the price and the location in the Four Seasons.
We were shocked when we entered the restaurant - it was more like a cheap carvery, full of screaming young children with food on the floor. We actually checked we were in the right restaurant as we thought there must be a mistake. Sadly no.
The food and service were both good but the atmosphere ruined our dinner. When we left at 9pm hoping for a quiet after dinner drink in the bar it was still full of children swinging on the bar stools so we did not stay.
We have visited the restaurant many times it’s difficult to understand what the restaurant delivers
Food is ok
Service is appalling
Nice venue, a very polite service but extremely expensive for relatively ok food. A bill for 2 of £100 would have been reasonable for the quality of food...£250 was way over the top
I wanted to treat my sister who is always putting her children first and make her feel special. I’ve been to the Wild Carrot a few times now and thought brunch would be perfect. We both had such a wonderful time. The food was delicious, the wine and cocktails amazing and the service was brilliant as always.
Fabulous way to spent a Saturday afternoon and it was so lovely for me to see my sister enjoying herself so much!