insideKENT Magazine Issue 63 - June 2017 - Page 80

FOOD+DRINK THE SALUTATION A CLUSTER OF WONDERFUL THINGS THE SALUTATION IS A LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL, FINE-DINING RESTAURANT, SUMPTUOUS GARDEN, TOP-NOTCH CAFÉ, PLANT NURSERY AND STYLISH SHOP ALL ROLLED INTO ONE AND SAT WITHIN A 3.7-ACRE SITE TUCKED JUST BEHIND THE MEDIEVAL FLINT WALLS OF SANDWICH. Subject to an extensive refurbishment project since 2016, the brainchild of Sir Edwin Lutyens is now ready to open its doors and aims to delight those seeking quality, luxury and unparalleled service. With 17 beautiful and unique bedrooms spread across its Grade I house and three private cottages, this is a hideaway for locals and city dwellers alike. The Salutation can be booked by room, by property, or in its entirety, offering spacious bedrooms packed with one-of-a-kind antiques and spectacular views over its award-winning gardens. Poached from some of the best London hotels, the on-site team of expert staff are testament to the fact that at The Salutation, going the extra mile is simply the norm. Following the launch of the restaurant this month, The Salutation will offer a wealth of dining options from dawn till dusk. With a profound emphasis on the local and seasonal, head chef Shane Hughes has created stunning menus that celebrate the finest ingredients from the Garden of England. In collaboration with renowned restaurateur Richard Phillips, they’ve developed multiple dining experiences, from moreish ‘small plates’ at lunchtime through to knock-your-socks off à la carte and tasting menus in the evening. 80 The lunchtime menu will focus on a series of small plates and sharing dishes, such as violet artichokes cooked in goose fat; white crab and fennel sausages; and shallow-fried salted cod with citrus preserve – each dish small and perfectly formed for a relaxed lunchtime experience. Whether it’s a residents’ breakfast; in-between bites at the tea room, Sister Sally; lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace; à la carte dining; or an exciting tasting menu, Edwin Lutyens’ endlessly photogenic country-house masterpiece welcomes guests and visitors all year round. In the evening, a full à la carte menu will include dishes such as smoky duck breast with poached lobster; lemon sole meuniere; and slow-cooked summer lamb with a tomato and lamb breast sandwich. There will also be a multi-course tasting menu. The Salutation are currently taking bookings for the launch of its restaurant. For reservations or enquiries, please telephone 01304 619919, or email enquiries@the- For the true gastronaut, there is even a blind menu comprising whatever the chef is particularly smitten by from the fresh ingredients picked, collected, caught and delivered every day. This will be served up in The Tasting Room and will be a new dining experience right in the heart of the kitchen. The Salutation Knightrider Street Sandwich Kent CT13 9EW Tel: 01304 619919 Email: enquiries@the- Salut_Sandwich The Tasting Room, the restaurant, and The Parlour – a private dining space – are all available for individual bookings or for private hire. TheSalutation