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The fire oven at the Herd Restaurant in the Elephant Hotel

The Herd

For all steak aficionados

Our steaks are the star of the show 

All of our steaks are 30-day dry-aged to ensure the best balance of tenderness and taste and supplied by Vicars, our local family butchers.

Our meat come primarily from our house ‘herd’ – the Red Sussex from Royal Windsor – and our other favourites include Highland, Angus and Wagyu. In fact, it’s fair to say we’re pretty serious when it comes to finding the perfect tasting steak. Go all out with our knockout Chateaubriand sharing steak or plain and simple with a sublime sirloin. 

If you’re a rookie in the steak game, our knowledgeable team is always on hand to assist you on your Herd journey. 

For our veggie diners, we. also have non-steak dishes available. Please speak to a member of our team.

Please note, although we love our pups, we do not allow dogs to dine with you in The Herd restaurant. However, you are more than welcome to enjoy your steak dinner with your pooch in our Babar. If you require a table in our Babar, please speak to a member of our team who can arrange this for you.

Serving times

Breakfast
07:00 – 10:00 (Monday – Friday)
08:00 – 10:00 (Saturday and Sunday)

Lunch
12:00 – 14:30 (Friday and Saturday)
12:00 – 15:30 (Sunday)

Afternoon Tea
12:00 - 15:00 (Sunday – Friday)

Dinner
18:00 – 21:00 (Monday – Saturday)
17:00 – 20:00 (Sunday)

Babar opening times

  • Monday – Thursday: 11:00 – 23:00 (last call 22:15, bar closes at 23:00).
  • Friday and Saturday: 11:00 – midnight (last call 23:30, bar closes at midnight).
  • Sunday: 11:00 – 22:00 (last call 21:30, bar closes at 22:00).

Booking is essential (excluding breakfast). Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menus are available.

Menus

Dinner

Served 18:00 – 20:30, Monday to Saturday 

Served 17:00 – 20:00, Sunday

Share

Bread plank – Half £5.00, Full £9.00
Fresh home-baked bread, olives, olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Chicken plank – Half £9.00, Full £17.00
Cajun chicken wings, blue cheese dip

Meat plank – Half £11.00, Full £21.00
Venison chipolata, home-cooked ham, belly of pork, salami, pork pie

Mezze plank – Half £7.00, Full £13.00
Hummus, tzatziki, feta, olives, sliced bread

Graze

Soup £6.50
House soup of the day, fresh cut bread

Honey-baked Camembert £17.00
Toasted garlic and herb slice (can be shared)

Ham hock and leek terrine £8.75
Toasted brioche, piccalilli

Breaded garlic mushroom £7.50
Flame-roasted tomato chutney

Tempura prawns £9.00
Cauliflower puree, wasabi mayonnaise

Crispy belly of pork £7.50
House slaw, apple sauce

Steak

Our steaks are cooked on our open fire using locally sourced apple wood and oak. They are all matured on the bone for a minimum of 30 days and all animals are naturally fed using the farms' own crops. We have chosen the Red Sussex from the Royal Windsor farms as our House Herd; it produces a wonderful, marbled beef whilst having a very relaxed temperament, ideal for a tender steak. All steaks are served with hand-cut chips or garlic and thyme roast potatoes, flat mushrooms, balsamic roasted tomatoes, watercress and a choice of one of our house rubs and sauces.

12oz Rib-eye £35.00
The steak lovers’ steak tender and full-bodied classic 

7oz Fillet £38.00
The knockout steak very tender with little or no fat

8oz Hanger  £22.00
Also known as the 'butcher’s steak' very tender with rich flavour

Sharing

Porterhouse £9.50 per 100g
Perfect for two – three to share. Similar to the T-bone, but this one is huge

Tomahawk  £10.00 per 100g
Perfect for two – three to share. Full rib on the bone – a dramatic steak experience

Chateaubriand £15.00 per 100G 
Perfect sharing steak. The knockout steak in its sharing form

Please see our specials board for our guest cuts.

Rubs

Rosemary and garlic
Honey and wholegrain mustard
Maharaja curry
Sea salt and mixed cracked peppercorn

Sauces

Whisky cream
Red wine
Green peppercorn
Creamed mushroom with truffle oil

Not steak

Seared supreme of cod £18.00
Curried potato tartare, tomato and olive salsa

Smoked trout £16.00
Rocket, oranges, red onion, honey and mustard dressing

Roasted poussin £18.00
Garlic and lemon house stuffing, chips, house slaw, pan juices

Herd burger £17.00
Bacon, mature cheddar, pickle relish, brioche bun, chips, house slaw

Chicken and bacon salad £15.00
Garlic crouton, green goddess dressing

Garden

Vegetarian fajita skillet £16.00
Sweet peppers, onions, sour cream, guacamole, salsa

Baked goats cheese salad £13.50
Beetroot, pear, balsamic glaze

Cheesy mushroom burger £14.00
Lettuce, tomato, pickled relish, brioche bun, chips

Pumpkin and sage tortelloni £14.50
Creamy tomato sauce

Greek salad £13.50
Feta, red and green peppers, cucumber, olives, tomatoes and dressing

Sides

£4.50 each

Three-way cooked chips – spicy or plain
House salad
Chunky rustic onions
Buttered broccoli
Garlic and thyme roast potatoes
Mac and cheese
Pita bread

Lunch

12:00 – 14:30, Friday and Saturday

12:00 – 15:30, Sunday

Graze

Bread plank – Half £5.00, Full £9.00
Fresh home-baked bread, olives, olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Chicken plank – Half £9.00, Full £17.00
Cajun chicken wings, blue cheese dip

Meat plank – Half £11.00, Full £21.00
Venison chipolata, home-cooked ham, belly of pork, salami, pork pie

Mezze plank – Half £7.00, Full £13.00
Hummus, tzatziki, feta, olives, sliced bread

Honey-baked Camembert £17.00 
Toasted garlic and herb slice

Social plates

Our social plates have been crafted with friends and sharing in mind – grab a selection and enjoy together.

Ham hock and leek terrine £8.75

Breaded garlic mushrooms £7.50

Tempura prawns £9.00

Crispy belly of pork £7.50

Chips – spicy or plain £4.50

House salad £4.50

Chunky rustic onions £4.50

Buttered broccoli £4.50

Garlic and thyme roast potatoes £4.50

Mac and cheese £4.50

Pita bread £4.50

Toasted garlic slice £4.50

Bagels

Feta cheese £8.50
Tomato, onion, peppers, choice of chips or salad

Tuna melt £9.50
Cheddar cheese, tuna mayonnaise, choice of chips or salad

Brie and cranberry 14.00, add bacon £2.00
Choice of chips or salad

Cumberland sausage £10.00
Red onion marmalade, choice of chips or salad

Smoked trout £9.50
Cream cheese, cucumber, choice of chips or salad

Steak

Vicars Game 28-day aged steak, hand-cut chips, balsamic tomato
Choose a sauce: creamed mushroom with truffle oil, green peppercorn, whisky cream sauce or red wine

12oz Rib-eye £35.00
The steak lovers’ steak, a tender and full bodied classic

8oz Sirloin £27.00
The trendy steak – well marbled with tasty fat

8oz Hanger £22.00
Also known as the ‘butcher’s steak’ – very tender with rich flavour

Not steak

Herd Burger £17.00
Bacon, mature cheddar, chips, brioche bun, pickle, relish, house slaw

Pumpkin and sage tortelloni £14.50
Creamy tomato sauce

Cheesy mushroom burger £14.00
Lettuce, tomato, pickled relish, brioche bun, chips

Vegetarian fajita skillet £16.00
Sweet peppers, onions, sour cream, guacamole, salsa

Salad

Smoked trout £16.00
Rocket, oranges, red onion, honey and mustard dressing

Chicken and bacon £15.00
Garlic crouton, green goddess dressing

Baked goats cheese £13.50
Beetroot, pear, balsamic glaze

Greek £13.50
Feta, red and green peppers, cucumber, olives, tomato and dressing

Breakfast

£17.50 per person

Hangover drinks

Bloody good Mary £6.95

Virgin Mary £3.00

Glass of house Champagne £8.50

Continental breakfast

Cereals
Cornflakes, Weetabix

Fruit juices
Orange, apple, cranberry

Natural yoghurt
Berry compote

Toast
Strawberry jam, marmalade, honey

Cooked to order

Hot porridge
Honey or sugar

Eggs Benedict
Toasted muffin, ham, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce

Grilled flat mushrooms on toast

Grilled kipper
Lemon

Sausage or bacon sandwich

The Elephant's Full English Breakfast
Vicars Game pork sausage, dry-cured back bacon, grilled tomato, flat mushroom, baked beans, black pudding, your choice of egg

Two boiled eggs and soldiers

Allergens and dietary requirements

All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present. Our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If you have an allergy or intolerance, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen information is available – please ask a team member for details. Fish may contain bones.

Sunday lunch at the Elephant Hotel

Sunday lunch

Feast your eyes on our sumptuous Sunday lunch menu that includes traditional roasts, delicious steaks… and a whole lot more.

Afternoon tea at the Elephant Hotel

Afternoon Tea

Three tiers of sweet and savoury indulgence, served daily. A quirky, modern twist on that most traditional of English treats.

BaBar at Elephant Hotel

Babar

The eclectic Babar is loved by guests and locals alike, the perfect spot for Sunday lunch, post-dining drinks or an informal dinner.

Request a Table Reservation

Please note: for tables of 7 or more, we ask for a pre-order and a deposit of £10 per person. Please call us on 01189 842244 to arrange.
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