• Restaurant Opening Times

    During the months of February and March we will be open, Friday to Sunday 10am to 4.30pm. In April we'll revert to opening Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 4.30pm

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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, is now located in the heated Carnation House for the winter months. During summer months we move to our outside terrace and which is placed under a tented awning, overlooking the garden.

Breakfast

10.00 am - 12.00 am

Toast and Water Lane Preserves £4.50

Banana bread with maple butter £4 (VE)

Water Lane granola, yoghurt and winter fruit compote £6.50

Bacon and brown sauce flatbread £7

Wood fired shakshuka with flatbread £12 (w/end only)

Potato cake, poached egg, smoked salmon & tatare £12 (w/end only)

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 parsnip crisp £8

To Start

Asparagus, purple sprouting broccoli and gribiche £9

Chicken, njuda and honey salad £10

Pissaladière £9

Followed By

Celeriac and oyster mushroom gratin with spinach and chive sauce £21

Butterflied mackerel, beetroot, monksbeard and lovage £24

Shepherds pie with wild garlic mash £26

Hogget chops, fennel, feta and mint £27


with

Punched potatoes £6

Buttered greens  £5

Dressed garden leaves with gremolata herb dressing £5

To Finish

Rhubarb and almond galette £9

Chocolate bread and butter pudding with orange custard £9

Winnies wheel and chutney with polenta crackers   £10

Sunday Roast

Roast beef sirloin, Yorkshire Pudding and horse radish cream £29

Roast Squash, Yorkshire Pudding and salsa verde £25

Both served with Pink fir potatoes, carrots and purple sprouting broccoli.

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 and Poppy Seed cake 4.50

Date Slice 4.50

Chocolate and oat cookie 2.50

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CREAM TEA served from 2.30pm

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

or

A class of Crémant de Limoux ‘Graimenous’, JL Laurens, Chardonnay, NV with 2 x buttermilk scones, clotted cream and seasonal jam, pot of tea for one £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

Sloe Royale 10

Amber Negroni – Ranscombe gin, Suze, Amber Limon Vermouth No 1 11

Negroni Sbagliato – Campari, Camille’s Red Vermouth No 2, crémant  11

Gimlet – Ranscombe gin, Rose’s lime cordial    8.5

Apple Brandy Manhattan – Greensand Ridge apple brandy, Camille’s Red Vermouth No 2  13

Elderflower Brandy Spritz – Greensand Ridge apple brandy, Silverhill elderflower cordial, sparkling water   11

Ales and Cider

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 - Saison 2022 7% (750ml)   30

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

Tillingham, Starvecrow, Pet-Nat Cyder 5.5% (750ml) 18

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  9/47.5

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  7.75/25/31

Domaine Bassac Margalh Blanc,
Languedoc 2021, Clairette/Grenache Blanc/Muscat,
Organic gl/cf/btl   8.5/26/38

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

Rosé
175ml/ 500ml carafe/ Bottle

Senorio de Librares, Rosado do Rioja Librares, Garnacha/
Tempranillo 2022,
Organic gl/cf/ btl   
8/27/35

Triennes, Rosé Cinsault/ Grenache 2020,
Organic/Ve   
gl/cf/ btl  
9/28/37.5

Thymiopoulos, Rosé, Xinomavro 2021,
Organic/Ve   
gl/cf/ btl   
11/33/45

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

Red
175ml/ 500ml carafe/ Bottle

Tinto ‘Gran Cerdo’, Gonzalo Gonzalo, Tempranillo,
Organic/Ve   
gl/cf/ btl   
7.5/22/30

Cahors, Coutale, Malbec 2017, Organic/ Ve    
gl/ cf/ btl   
8.5/25/35

Ollieux Romanis Corbiéres, Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre,
Syrah, 2020   
gl/ cf/ btl   
9.5/28/40

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

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

Sweet/Bottle

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

Nectar, Samos, Muscat Blanc 
2012  75ml gl/btl  1
0/51

Digestif
25ml/50ml

Greensand Ridge apple brandy    5/10

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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