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On the 29th January 2016 Hand Picked Hotels sold The Priest House Hotel in Derbyshire. For more information please call The Priest House on 01332 810649 or email enquires@thepriesthouse.co.uk
Culpeper’s Restaurant

Culpeper’s Restaurant

A 2 AA Rosette restaurant, perfect for fine dining in Maidstone, Kent.

While the setting of Culpeper’s Restaurant in Kent is traditional – intricately designed with a Wedgwood blue colour scheme – the fine dining is all about enjoyment. Much of our food is sourced locally from coast and farm to ensure the purest flavour. Fine dining in Kent at its best.

Our menu is classic English with a 21st Century twist. Expect fresh, seasonal ingredients and an enticing range of regional dishes. While the setting of the restaurant is traditional, Culpeper’s is in the original dining room of the house, dining is all about easy-going enjoyment. Dishes change regularly to incorporate the best local ingredients with current favourites such as sirloin of beef and dover sole. To accompany your meal, delve into the wine list – our experienced team will be happy to guide you through our selection, including our rare whiskies and brandies.

PRICE: from £39 per person

Opening times: Dinner 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Rohan Nevins

Rohan Nevins

Head Chef

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This is a reservation request service. We will respond to your request with a confirmation as soon as possible, usually within the same day.

Sample Menu


    A selection of dishes freshly prepared by our skilled brigade of chefs.

    Our Table d’hôte menu changes frequently, to showcase the quality of local seasonal produce.

    Amuse bouche

    “To amuse the mouth”


    To start

    • Homemade soup of the day
    • Pressed terrine of ham hock and autumn style dressing
    • Panzanella salad, olives and mozzarella
    • Classic smoked salmon
    • Cep risotto and parmesan


    To follow

    • Chargrilled rump steak and shallot butter
    • Pan fried sea bream, parmentier potatoes, sherry lentils, samphire
    • Goats cheese and red pepper filo parcel
    • Confit pork belly cassoulet
    • Beetroot tarte tatin, red wine port syrup


    Starches and greens - £4 each

    • Creamed potato
    • Triple cooked chips
    • Buttered spinach
    • Green beans


    To finish

    • Assiette of homemade ice cream and sorbet, crisp tuile
    • Vanilla and ginger cheesecake, ginger ice cream
    • A selection of three cheeses from the British Isles
    • Glazed lemon tart, lavender ice cream
    • Panna cotta of vanilla, autumn berry compote

    Tea and coffee

    A selection of gourmet coffees and loose leaf teas, served with petits fours, are available at £3.95 each

  • The a la carte menu is the pride of our two AA Rosette kitchen and utilises some more refined, indulgent ingredients and showcases our chef’s signature dishes.

    We invite guests on dinner inclusive packages to upgrade their menu for £15.

    To start

    • Goats cheese mousse, butternut squash purée, sesame and paprika biscuit, assorted toasted seeds, seasonal leaf £8.50
    • Pressed brawn and Bramley apples £9.50
    • Seared duck breast, pear tart, walnuts and pickled grapes £9.50
    • Seared south coast scallops, roast Jerusalem artichoke, pea purée and pancetta £10.50
    • Smoked langoustine and calamari, cucumber, lemongrass and pickled kohlrabi £10.50


    Sorbet course £2.95

    Granny Smith, apple sorbet

    To follow

    • Pave of early autumn, squash, girolles and almond milk £22
    • Romney Salt Marsh lamb, wilted greens, swede and vanilla purée, rosemary jus £28.50
    • Classic sole “Meuniere”, saffron cocottes and samphire £26.50
    • Roasted breast of guinea fowl, celeriac and apple rosti, butternut squash, blackberry jus £28.50
    • 16 oz pave of dry aged beef rump, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, selection of seasonal vegetables and red wine jus - carved at your table for two to share £32.50 per person


    Starches and greens £4 each

    • Creamed potato
    • Triple cooked chips
    • Buttered spinach
    • Fine green beans


    To finish

    • Pecan nut soufflé, chocolate ganache (please allow 20 minutes preparation time) £9
    • Coffee and chocolate sable, cardamom ice cream £9
    • Banana tatin, vanilla parfait £8.50
    • Dark chocolate fondant, blood orange sorbet £8.50
    • Platter of English cheese - a selection of five £9.50 - a taste of all £12.50

    (We invite guests staying on dinner inclusive packages to upgrade for £23 or £53 with our fine wine selection)

    Amuse-bouche “To amuse the mouth”


    Roasted guinea fowl, pear tart, walnuts and pickled grapes

    175ml Valdivieso Reserve Pinot Noir Lontue, Chile 2012


    Seared south coast scallop, pancetta crisp, pea purée, Jerusalem artichoke

    125ml Bruno Paillard Brut Premiere Cuvée, Reims, France NV


    Granny Smith, apple sorbet


    28 day dry aged fillet of beef, thyme rosti, shallot tatin, cep mushroom jus

    175ml Chateau Marjosse, Bordeaux, France 2000


    Pecan nut soufflé, chocolate ganache

    125ml Recioto Di Soave Suavia, Veneto, Italy 2006


    A selection of four cheeses

    For operational reasons we ask that the entire table selects this menu.

All ingredients may not be listed for menu items. If more information about allergens is required, please ask a member of the team

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