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OFFBEET

OFFBEET by Peter Axworthy offers an unparalelled plant based fine dining experience in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

In the pursuit of perfection, each dish is adapted several times before reaching it’s final presentation on our menu. With a keen focus on ingredients from the forest, kitchen garden and dining theatrical touches, we offer a stand out experience.

Our Menus

 

We are perfectly placed between Hampshire and Dorset with an abundance of fresh and seasonal produce on hand.

The OFFBEET walled garden and retreat grounds also provide a wealth of produce and foraging opportunities.

Food Menu

Drinks Menu

The Bar

 

For the first time ever OFFBEET now offers a luxury bar in a cosy and modern environment.

Serving an extensive range of luxurious wines, spirits and cocktails along with it’s own bar food menu and snacks.

No Bookings Required. 

Contact Us

ADDRESS:

The Retreat New Forest, Lyndhurst Road, Christchurch, BH23 7EF

BOOKINGS:

info@offbeetfood.com

OPENING HOURS:

Lunch (Saturday – Sunday)

12:00 – 16:00

Dinner (Thursday to Saturday)

18:00 – 22:00

Monday to Wednesday

Closed

PR: 

lisa@offbeetfood.com

CAREERS:

recruitment@offbeetfood.com

Thai ‘fish’ cake - what’s goes on behind the scenes to complete this dish?…

- Homemade red Thai paste for both sauce and ‘fish cake’ 
- Turmeric, nigella, cardamom meringue 
- Chilli tapioca crisps 
- Chickpea, green bean and potato ‘fish’ cake
- Coconut rice with black sesame and coconut
- Cucumber, chilli and shallot pickle
- Satay homemade mayo using a satay paste spiced with bourbon
- Homemade chilli oil 

🌶

Thai ‘fish’ cake - what’s goes on behind the scenes to complete this dish?… - Homemade red Thai paste for both sauce and ‘fish cake’ - Turmeric, nigella, cardamom meringue - Chilli tapioca crisps - Chickpea, green bean and potato ‘fish’ cake - Coconut rice with black sesame and coconut - Cucumber, chilli and shallot pickle - Satay homemade mayo using a satay paste spiced with bourbon - Homemade chilli oil 🌶

The summer is here again and we are excited to announce a new Monthly street food evening out on our patio @theretreatnewforest. The first will be in July and showcase some very exciting Indian 🇮🇳 street food naan wraps, rice bowls 🍚, sides and chutney and pickle bar. Not to mention sweet treats, drinks and music 🎵 . 

More details to follow very soon…

The summer is here again and we are excited to announce a new Monthly street food evening out on our patio @theretreatnewforest. The first will be in July and showcase some very exciting Indian 🇮🇳 street food naan wraps, rice bowls 🍚, sides and chutney and pickle bar. Not to mention sweet treats, drinks and music 🎵 . More details to follow very soon…

Beautiful food needs a beautiful restaurant and the @theretreatnewforest certainly fits that bill. Gorgeous reclaimed wooden tables, geometric glasses and dried flowers are just a small portion that makes up our restaurant ambiance. Come find out why our guests compliment the venue as much as the food and service. 🌱🌳🦌🧘‍♀️

Beautiful food needs a beautiful restaurant and the @theretreatnewforest certainly fits that bill. Gorgeous reclaimed wooden tables, geometric glasses and dried flowers are just a small portion that makes up our restaurant ambiance. Come find out why our guests compliment the venue as much as the food and service. 🌱🌳🦌🧘‍♀️

With some of our seasonal produce running low and changing we are starting to focus on new dishes @theretreatnewforest. The entire menu won’t change but some dishes such as this gnocchi will be going! If you haven’t had chance to sample our menu reserve your table to avoid missing out. We still have a very small team meaning limited covers are still in place. 

🌱what dish would you love us to create for you?

With some of our seasonal produce running low and changing we are starting to focus on new dishes @theretreatnewforest. The entire menu won’t change but some dishes such as this gnocchi will be going! If you haven’t had chance to sample our menu reserve your table to avoid missing out. We still have a very small team meaning limited covers are still in place. 🌱what dish would you love us to create for you?

It’s been a great first night of the week here at the @theretreatnewforest with nearly a full restaurant. Thank you to everyone that came to eat with us or to relax in the bar area. If you want a Michelin aspiring vegan restaurant, this is the way to do it. The more guests we welcome through our doors, the more we can grow and increase our offering. As the bar becomes busier we will also be increasing the bar food menu and seating. Thank you all 🙏

It’s been a great first night of the week here at the @theretreatnewforest with nearly a full restaurant. Thank you to everyone that came to eat with us or to relax in the bar area. If you want a Michelin aspiring vegan restaurant, this is the way to do it. The more guests we welcome through our doors, the more we can grow and increase our offering. As the bar becomes busier we will also be increasing the bar food menu and seating. Thank you all 🙏

If you’re coming to the OFFBEET bar this week @theretreatnewforest we suggest you order our quite ‘bait’ made from polenta battered twice cooked and marinated oyster mushrooms. Served up with lemon and a caper and dill tartare sauce. But be warned, we are not responsible for any addiction to this bar snack. And believe us, you will be addicted! 😁

If you’re coming to the OFFBEET bar this week @theretreatnewforest we suggest you order our quite ‘bait’ made from polenta battered twice cooked and marinated oyster mushrooms. Served up with lemon and a caper and dill tartare sauce. But be warned, we are not responsible for any addiction to this bar snack. And believe us, you will be addicted! 😁

If you have dined with us recently you may have enjoyed the woodland walk. A dish created by our chefs inspired by the surrounding woodland @theretreatnewforest and with complimenting elements to bring the dish together. 

It features several different types of mushroom, mostly all grown locally 5 minutes down the road @newforestmushrooms. Our chefs have also used ingredients to capture the colours of the woodland and present them all to you under a glass of applewood smoke which subtly flavours the whole dish. The Elements are as follows: 

- Salt baked celeriac, finished over local Dorset charcoal
- Charred shallots
- Tempura Maitakee 
- Sweet and sour sous vide king oyster mushrooms 
- Walnut purée 
- Parsnip purée 
- Pickled celery 
- potato nest with thyme salt
- Chestnut, porcini and thyme pate 
- Porcini edible soil 
- Port and cherry fluid gel
- Parsley 
- Applewood smoke

This level of food takes many hours to prepare. The same goes for almost everything we do. The value of the dish comes from the ingredients and the talented people who put long hours in to prepare it. We really want to reach Michelin level but almost everything seems to work against us. We see restaurants disappearing around us, it really is a desperate time for the industry . But it’s the passion, the vision and the belief we have that keeps us pushing forwards. So whether it be 6 months, a year or more, we will get there! 

Your support through dining with us is more important than ever. 

#supportlocal #supportindependents #supportrealfood #bethechange #michelinstar #michelinguide #michelin

If you have dined with us recently you may have enjoyed the woodland walk. A dish created by our chefs inspired by the surrounding woodland @theretreatnewforest and with complimenting elements to bring the dish together. It features several different types of mushroom, mostly all grown locally 5 minutes down the road @newforestmushrooms. Our chefs have also used ingredients to capture the colours of the woodland and present them all to you under a glass of applewood smoke which subtly flavours the whole dish. The Elements are as follows: - Salt baked celeriac, finished over local Dorset charcoal - Charred shallots - Tempura Maitakee - Sweet and sour sous vide king oyster mushrooms - Walnut purée - Parsnip purée - Pickled celery - potato nest with thyme salt - Chestnut, porcini and thyme pate - Porcini edible soil - Port and cherry fluid gel - Parsley - Applewood smoke This level of food takes many hours to prepare. The same goes for almost everything we do. The value of the dish comes from the ingredients and the talented people who put long hours in to prepare it. We really want to reach Michelin level but almost everything seems to work against us. We see restaurants disappearing around us, it really is a desperate time for the industry . But it’s the passion, the vision and the belief we have that keeps us pushing forwards. So whether it be 6 months, a year or more, we will get there! Your support through dining with us is more important than ever. #supportlocal #supportindependents #supportrealfood #bethechange #michelinstar #michelinguide #michelin

Offbeet @theretreatnewforest features our first ever bar stocked with an extensive range of exquisite wines, beers, ciders, spirits and a seasonal cocktail menu. You don’t have to eat at the restaurant to enjoy the bar as it has its own bar food menu too. Open Thursday to Saturday evening (18:00 - 22:00)

Offbeet @theretreatnewforest features our first ever bar stocked with an extensive range of exquisite wines, beers, ciders, spirits and a seasonal cocktail menu. You don’t have to eat at the restaurant to enjoy the bar as it has its own bar food menu too. Open Thursday to Saturday evening (18:00 - 22:00)

As seen in the UK Top 30 Vegan & Veggie Restaurants

OFFBEET was recently featured in the top 30 veggie restaurants to visit in the UK by The Times. 

Rated 9/10 by the Telegraph.

“Full of colour and bursting with bold tastes.”

Rated 5/5 on Happy Cow

Best Vegan Restaurant in Hampshire  Offbeet has never disappointed in the many times I’ve eaten here. While the menu isn’t huge, it’s imaginative, seasonal and absolutely delicious.