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.
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!
I love seeing the staff of an establishment deliver service with passion. Ruddi has great team behind him. We spent the best part of Good Friday afternoon enjoying sumptuous simple bar food with the addition of beautifully mixed cocktails. Spent some time with the sommelier choosing the perfect match for our lunch. The sun was shinning and the garden seating was full which had a slight impact on their service delivery. We would certainly be visiting Wild Carrot Restaurant again perhaps for diner next time.
My husband and I were there for lunch on good Friday. Having stayed and dined and 2 other Four Seasons outside the U K we were disappointed with this one.
The restaurant felt like a creche, tables werent dressed eg no flowers and the menu was uninspiring. My bowl of risotto was brown in colour and served in a brown bowl - not pleasing to the eye. We weren't even offered parmesan.
Service was extremely slow.
We had a table outside and we were sharing a parasol with another table. The diner at the other table asked for the parasol to be moved leaving us without shade. This was done by the staff without any consideration to us.
We have had many enjoyable visits to the Four Seasons Hotel. Unfortunately on this occasion we did not feel that the meal and service matched up to the price paid.
We ate at around 2.00pm but this does not excuse the fact that quite a few of the dishes were looking very sad. Empty, unreplenished dishes and for a Sunday Lunch carver to run out of roast potatoes is unforgivable. Even dessert looked a little sorry for itself. Empty custard bowls, no pouring cream. The cheese table had only two of the selections available. One last whinge was that whilst the joints of meat were delicious they were only like warm. I must admit that I have encountered this particular problem at other carveries and you certainly have not remedied how to keep the meat hot.
The complimentary glass of Champagne was appreciated but no one came to ask if more drinks were required.
Sorry it was not great.
I liked the style of the new restaurant. However the quality of the bar service was appalling. It took 40 minutes to be served with a drink. There were plenty of staff but there seemed to be no leadership. The service of the main course was very slow (50 minutes). Given the cost of eating there one would have expected better.
A disappointing visit which was muchly anticipated. A 40 minute wait for drinks after arriving, a 45 minute wait for main courses which related in a rush to finish eating to leave due to a babysitter at home, hence our early booking time. Our server was a delightful young woman and could not fault her attentiveness to try rectify this disaster of an evening
Fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere and genuinely child-friendly!
Absolutely shocking from start to finish. Only thing that saved it was a discount given for the shocking service on the final bill.
Poor customer service at the outset when sorting out our booking via telephone; totally ignored sitting outside - I eventually went inside to collect our own place settings; and food pretty awful despite £65/head cover charge.
Nope, won’t be back which is a real shame as live very close by
Unfortunately the main meal buffet was only lukewarm. There wasn’t even an attempt to keep Yorkshire’s warm. Such a shame as the food was delicious just nearly cold. Thought adding a service charge when it was a self service buffet was rather extortionate.
Awful quality and completely overpriced, not what you would expect from Four Seasons Five Star hotel.
needed to be better all round for the price
Expected so much more.