Seasonal Specials

Free flowing Champagne Afternoon Tea
Sunday's in 2015
Put a little sparkle into your Afternoon Tea. Right now at The Montague we are offering free flowing Champagne. Starting at 12.30pm on Sundays for £59.00 per person, guests will enjoy as much Champagne as they please while they relax in the conservatory with their delicious afternoon treats including sandwiches, scones, pastries and cakes.

Sabrage Afternoon Tea
Throughout 2015
Our Sabrage Afternoon Tea is certainly unique! Learn the art of sabrage - the technique for opening a Champagne bottle with a sabre, the French Army sword. The sabre glides along the body of the bottle to break the entire neck away, leaving only the base of the bottle open and thus ready to pour.

This technique became popular in France when the army of Napoleon visited many of the aristocratic domains. It was just after the French Revolution and the sabre was the weapon of choice for Napoleon's light cavalry (the Hussars). Napoleon's spectacular victories across all Europe gave them plenty of reason to celebrate. During these parties the cavalry would open the Champagne with their sabres. Napoleon is known to have said, "Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it”.

We have taken an old tradition and kept it alive by becoming part of the Confrérie du Sabre d’Or, which has continued to promote this dramatic event throughout the years. First you will watch a demonstration of how to open a bottle of Champagne with a sabre, before getting the chance to try it for yourself. You will then be able to enjoy your Champagne alongside a delicious Afternoon Tea!  £99.00 per person including a sabrage certificate to show your friends and family!

Throughout March

20% off first night dining - enjoy 20% off your restaurant bill when dining in the Blue Door Bistro for the first time during their stay.  This will be for food only.
£15 lunch menu – Our inviting £15 lunch menu consists of two delicious courses and is available Monday – Friday. Reservations will not be needed.
Complimentary glass of Champagne with Afternoon Tea – Add some sparkle to your Afternoon Tea with a chilled glass of Champagne free of charge until 10th March 2015.
Free bottle of wine with a three course meal – Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine when dining from the three course a la carte menu.  This offer will be Monday – Friday and a bottle per two diners.

A Life in Food - Rice pudding
There is nothing better than the comfort of a homemade rice pudding. Traditionally rice pudding is a dish served warm, however, whilst tweaking an old recipe I found that adding chantîlly cream and keeping the pudding chilled allowed for a richer, creamier taste. Served with salted caramel and caramelized nuts on the side to add those extra sweet and salty touches as desired. Price £7.

Tutored Cigar Dinner
24th March
The Montague on the Gardens boasts one of the premier cigar havens in London, overlooking the beautiful Bedford Estate Gardens.  Our cigar dinner is a unique opportunity to experience an aficionado event. Conducted in association with our partners, Hunters & Frankau, this will be an event that no cigar lover should miss. Hunters & Frankau are the UK's leading importer and distributor of Cuban cigars. The evening will commence with Prosecco and canapés and features two unique cigars to taste and compare. These will be accompanied by a stunning five course tasting menu with matching wines. Places are limited for this exclusive event so early booking is advised. £140.00 per person. For further details and enquiries, please contact Arjeta Arapi at or on 020 7612 8420.or Declan Atkinson at

Irish Weekend
14th - 17th March
It is time to go green and wish 'céad míle fáilte' to your friends and colleagues. Chef Martin Halls will be preparing a traditional dish, including Irish stew and smoked salmon . All washed down with a Guinness, it's a great way to celebrate the most famous of all Saint's days! Dishes from £10.00.

Mothers Day Menu
15th March
Show your mum how much you appreciate her with a fabulous three course Mothering Sunday dining experience at The Montague. Booking in advance is recommended. £35.00 per person. Or, spoil her with an indulgent afternoon tea and receive a glass of Rossini £35.00 per person. 

A Life in Food - Chopped Steak
I came up with this variation many years ago, a hamburger with a little twist which we served in The Palazzo restaurant at The Towers. I've been told by meat lovers that it's a preferred way to get the full flavour of the meat, as one uses the finest sirloin or rib eye beef, hand chopped and served in the shape of a sirloin steak. It is simple and delicious. This should always be cooked in a very hot cast iron skillet in order to maintain maximum flavour. Price £23.

Throughout April

Easter Sunday
5th April
Join us in the Blue Door Bistro to enjoy a well deserved Easter lunch, featuring our roast leg of lamb, carved from the trolley and live music.  For both kids and the young at heart alike, no Easter party is complete without an al fresco egg hunt! Before lunch, come and join us on the wood-deck for our annual children's Easter egg hunt with prizes galore for the lucky winners! £35.00 per person 


To make a reservation for any of the above offers please call us on +44 (0) 207 612 8416 or email