• Restaurant Opening Times

    Our restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 4.30pm serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Please note we don't take bookings for breakfast.

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    For bookings of 9 or more please contact us at hello@waterlane.net

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  • Our menu reflects our sense of place in the English countryside with a short and ever-changing menu, guided by the seasons and the garden, with produce-led cooking that is simple and elegant but prepared with imagination and care.

  • The restaurant led by Head Chef, Jed Wrobel, and is located on our outside terrace which is situated under a tented awning, overlooking the garden. During winter months we move inside into our heated Carnation House.

Food to go at the Wine Fair

Breakfast

10.00 am - 12.00 am

Toast and Water Lane Preserves £5.00

Chocolate and tahini banana bread with maple butter    £4 (VE)

Almond granola, yoghurt and poached rhubarb    £ 6.5

Breakfast flatbread with bacon or oyster mushroom   £10 

With fried egg, spiced yoghurt, Water Lane hot sauce and crispy
shallots

Lunch

12.00 pm - 3.00 pm (weekdays)
12.30pm - 3.00pm (weekends)

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Sample menus subject to change

While you wait

Gordal olives £5

Water Lane Garden Pickles  £5

Flat Bread and sorrel gremolata £5

Houmous and paprika crisps £8

Radishes and lovage butter £7

Asparagus straws, with aioli £7


To Start

Crispy polenta, burrata, confit garlic and tapenade £10

Young broad beans, goats curd, nduja and marjoram   £9

A little Chicken Caesar salad £10 / £20

Sardines in saor £10

Followed By

Farinta with ricotta, peas and mint £21

Rump cap with a chard and Winnies Wheel dauphinoise £29

Wild sea bass, tomatoes, lovage and crumb £30

To share : Half a Roast Sutton Hoo Chicken, Pink Fir Apple potatoes, ricotta salad and salsa verde £58 (serves 2)


with

Punched potatoes £6

Kohlslaw  £5

Dressed garden leaves £5

To Finish

Water Lane Strawberry Soft Serve £6

Lemon posset and brick wafer £9

Strawberry & elderflower galette £9

Chocolate and hazelnut éclair £10

Winnies wheel and chutney with polenta crackers   £10

Tea & Cake

All day

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Postcard Teas - Loose

Morningtown breakfast tea 3.25
Gianfranco’s Earl Grey tea 3.25
French lemon verbena 3.25
Fuji Sencha green tea 3.25
Prana chai latte 3.85
Pump Street hot chocolate 3.85

Spiced warmed apple juice 4.00

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COFFEE FROM COLD BLOW, Tenterden

Cafetière Pot £3.50

Uganda coffee gardens single origin (notes of raspberry, dark chocolate, blood orange)

or

Peru Decaf (notes of roasted hazelnuts, lime milk chocolate)

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SOFT DRINKS

Zaks Kombucha 4.95

Water Lane quince cordial 3
Silverhill elderflower cordial 3
Norwoods Farm apple juice gl 3
Still/Sparkling water gl/btl 1/3

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CAKES

Masala-chai carrot cake 4.50

Lemon polenta cake 4.50

Hazelnut Brownie 4.00

Chocolate and oat cookie 2.50

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CREAM TEA

2 x buttermilk scones, clotted cream and seasonal jam, pot of tea for one £7.75

or add a class of

Crémant de Limoux ‘Graimenous’, JL Laurens, Chardonnay, NV

£17.50

A 12.5% service charge is added to all bills

Please advise our team of any food allergies on arrival.

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Drinks Sample Menu

Aperitif

Gin & Tonic – Mousehall Sussex dry gin, Fever Tree tonic 9

Vodka & Tonic - Grey Goose vodka, Fever Tree tonic 8.5

Negroni  11

Elderflower Brandy Spritz –

Greensand Ridge apple brandy, Silverhill elderflower cordial, sparkling water   11

Ales

Small Beer Brew Co - Lager 2.1%/ Session Pale 2.5% / IPA 2.3 (350ml) 5.5

Lakedown Brewing Co – Sussex Pale 4.2%/ Kicking Donkey Best Bitter 4.2% (440ml)    6.5

3 Legs Brewing Co – Session IPA4.5%/ ESB 5.5% (440ml)    6.75   

3 Legs Brewing Co - Saison 2022 7% (750ml)   30

Ascension Cider- Pilot sparkling 4.8% (330ml)    5.75

Nightingale – Nightbird 4.9% (330ml)  6.75

Nightingale, Kentish Perry, bottle conditioned 7.4% (750ml)  18

Nightingale, Fledgling No 4, pét-nat 7.1% (750ml)  21

Non-Alcoholic

Only with Love -Juicy AF Pale 0.5 (440ml)  5.25

Botivo – non alcoholic botanical spirit, sparkling water, orange  5

Zak’s Kombucha  gl/ 75cl  4.95/20

Silverhill elderflower cordial gl/1L carafe  3/9

Norwoods Farm apple juice gl 3

Kingsdown
Still/Sparkling water gl/btl   1/3 Mixers – Fever Tree tonic, lemonade, ginger ale (200ml)  2.5

Wines

Sparkling 125ml/ Bottle

Crémant de Limoux ‘Graimenous’, JL Laurens, Chardonnay, NV gl/btl  10/49.50

Pelegrim, Westwell, Pinot Noir/ Pinot Meunier/ Chardonnay NV 60

Champagne ‘3 Terriors’, Michel Gonet 2013, Organic 80   

White 175ml/ 500ml carafe/ Bottle

Feast, Semeli, Moschofilero 2021,
Organic/Ve  gl/carafe/btl  8.50/24/34

Domaine des Lauriers Lauriers Picpoul de
Pinet Terre des 13 Vents, 2021    gl/carafe/btl    10/28/41

San Lorenzo Verdicchio Le Oche, 2021    gl/carafe/btl    13.5/38/55

Rosé
175ml/ 500ml carafe/ Bottle

Adega de Penalva Adega de Penalva Indigena Blend Rose
202     gl/cf/ btl    7.5/20.5/30

Mudwall English Rosé, Pinot Noir/ Bacchus/ Pinot Meunier/
Chardonnay 2022    gl/cf/ btl    11.5/34/47

Red
175ml/ 500ml carafe/ Bottle

Telmo Rodriguez Al-Muvedre Tinto, Telmo
Rodriguez, Mouvedre 2021 gl/cf/
btl    8.75/24.5/35

Jean-Louis Chave Cotes du Rhone Mon Coeur,
Syrah/ Grenache 2020 gl/cf/
btl    10.5/29/43

Combel La Serre Le Pur Fruit du Causse,
Malbec (Cot) 2021, Organic gl/cf/ btl    13.75/35/55

Orange175ml/
500ml carafe/ Bottle

Parra Jimenez Larutan
Orange Verdejo 2021 gl/cf/
btl    9.5/25/38

Sweet/
Bottle

Moscati d’Asti, Bera and Figli , Muscat Blanc, 2019, Organic/Ve
125ml gl / btl 8.5/42

Nectar, Samos, Muscat Blanc 2012  50ml gl/btl 
8/51

Digestif

Orgadio da Calcada Late Bottled vintage port 2018    70ml gl/ btl 7/52

Greensand Ridge apple brandy    25ml/ 50ml 5/10

Samur-Champigny, Roches Neuves, Cabernet Franc 2021,
Biodynamic/Ve    
55

Bourgogne Rouge, David Duband, Pinot Noir 2018,
Organic/Ve   
70

CELLAR
FIND WINES

White

Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Vigne Blanche, Sauvignon Blanc
2021, Organic/ Ve    64

Bourgogne Blanc ‘Femelottes’, Chavy-Chouet, Chardonnay 2019, Organic
   85

Weingut Koehker-Ruprecht Reisling Spatlese Trocken 2018    130

Red

Samur-Champigny, Roches Neuves, Cabernet Franc 2021, Biodynamic/
Ve
     55

Bourgogne Rouge, David Duband, Pinot Noir 2018, Organic/
Ve
    85

Bodegas R Lopez, Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva 2001    130

Brovia Barolo 2018   
140

Wines are selected and supplied by Keeling Andrew & Co, the wine import company from the team behind Noble Rot.
125ml serves available upon request. Please note that some of
our drinks contain sulphites and finings.
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