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Tucked away in the village backstreets of Hampstead, The Old White Bear (formerly Ye Olde White Bear) has opened its doors once again following a much deserved renovation. This second venture from restaurateur Jasper Gorst, proprietor of The Oak in Notting Hill, is a welcoming retreat throughout the day for local residents and beyond. The inside interior has been replaced

Facilities
  • Separate Restaurant
  • Near Railway Station
  • Children Welcome
  • Patio
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Park
  • Skittle Alley
  • Smoking Area
  • Near Motorway
  • Function Room
  • Open Fire Place
Menu
ANTIPASTI
Herb marinated olives3.00
Marinated white anchovies4.00
Sautéed chorizo, fennel seeds & lemon4.50
Broad bean purée, bruschetta3.50
Padron peppers, smoked paprika4.75
Fine cured sardines4.00

STARTERS
Seasonal soup of the day5.50
Serrano ham, celeriac rémoulade7.00
Roquefort, endive & pear salad, toasted walnuts7.50
Cornish crab salad, citrus & dill vinaigrette, toast8.50
Paprika deep fried squid, rocket, chorizo, aioli & cherry tomatoes8.00
Venison ravioli, pecorino & thyme9.00
Vegetable antipasti: Grilled marinated aubergine, courgette, peppers, globe
artichoke, burrata & sour dough
8.75

MAINS
Pan-fried scallops, chicory, baby spinach, & caramelised cherry tomatoes14.25
Char-grilled tuna, roast peppers, mixed leaves, chives, basil & salsa agrodolce15.00
Roasted seabass, provençal herb, tomato, aubergine & pepper stew14.50
Roast corn-fed chicken breast, ratte potatoes, olives, capers & sherry vinegar13.75
Sirloin of beef tagliata, rocket & parmesan15.75
Rack of lamb, ravioli of beetroot, feta, spring onion & mint16.00
Wood roasted princess squash & ricotta penne, olive oil12.00

DESSERTS
Chocolate brownie, double cream5.50
Crème Brulée5.50
Rhubarb crumble, crème anglaise5.50
Selection of ice creams & sorbets4.50

CHEESE
Selection of ‘La Fromagerie’ cheese, homemade pear chutney, walnut bread6.50/11.00

SPARKLING & CHAMPAGNE
Prosecco Di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, Bernardi, Refrontolo, Veneto, Italy
Clean, fresh and elegant, with delicate, persistent bubbles that enhance its subtle citrussy fruit and a touch of marzipan on the finish
23.50
Vouvray Brut NV, Domine Champalou, Loire, France
Gently sparkling Chenin with delightful nose of honey, sweet hay and quince, whilst lively acidity supports the rich apple fruit on the palate
32.00
Billecart Salmon Brut NV, Mareuil-Sur-Ay, France
Finesse, balance and elegance remain the hallmarks of this truly great and still family owned Grande Marque
44.50
Nietimber Cuvee Classic 2003, Sussex, England
Englands most famous sparkling wine. Predominantly chardonnay, this fruit driven vintage has biscuity undertones playing a supporting role. A pure yet complex wine.
50.00
Cuvee Rose Spumante Rosato Brut, Il Follo,
A delicately pink sparkling wine from the Prosecco region, making for a very attractive and delicious 'aperitivo'.
27.00
Billecart Salmon Rosé NV, Mareuil-Sur-Ay, France
Delicate strawberries and icing sugar with a dash of feminine elegance combine in Champagnes finest rosé
65.00

WHITE
Le Lesc 2008, Caves de Saint Mont, South West France
Pale, very clean, crisp and refreshing blend of Ugni Blanc and Colombard. Lovely citrus aromas of lemon and grapefruit, light-bodied, zingy with a hint of spritz on the tongue.
14.50
Trebbiano D'Abruzzo 2008, Caldora, Abruzzo, Italy
A fresh and zesty Trebbiano with aromas of fresh apple & pear fruit.The palate is fresh & clean, pear fruit with balancing apply acidity & persistent length.
16.75
La Nogarede Blanc 'Cuvee Charles' 2009, Jaques Boyer, Languedoc, France
This Chardonnay-Sauvignon blend is bright & refreshing, with light orchard & stone fruit, and a lovely minerality on the uplifting finish.
17.50
Surrey Gold 2008, Denbies, England
This deliciously fragrant medium dry white wine made from Muller Thurgau, Bacchus & Ortega is rich in fruit & floral aromas with subtle hints of spice.
19.50
Verdejo/Viura 2008, Nava Real, Rueda, Spain
From one of the oldest wineries in the Rueda with fruit still hand harvested on steep slopes. This Verdejo Viura blend has a lively zesty nose & attractive lemony character. Great with food or as an aperitif
20.50
Gros Manseng - Sauvignon 2007, Cotes de Gascogne, Alain Brumont 2007, SW France
Soft & pleasing with delicious peach & apricot but also with a lively tangy citrus attack in the mouth with good crunchy grapefruit acidity
21.75
Godello Do Monterri 2008 Mara Martin, Galicia, Spain
From one of the most influential producers of Albarino in Galicia, this delicious and unusual wine from the godello grape is bone dry with notes of apple & pear & a citrus tang on the finish
22.00
Reserve De Gassac Blanc 2008, Mas de Daumas Gassac, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
This blend of Viognier and Marsanne from a world famous estate has an attractive nose of ripe pears, apple-blossom and honey. Fleshy fruit on the palate and a surprisingly fresh grapefruit finish.
22.25
Furmint 2007, Tornai Somolo, Hungary
A rich and complex wine, very ripe stone fruit & mineral aromas with notes of chamomile and light spice. The palate is rich and textured almost sweet with amazing acidity that gives it balance & a dry finish. Beautiful length. Amazing value!
22.75
Muscadet de Serve et Maine Sur Lie, Dom. du Verger, Pierre Luneau- Papin, Loire
Light yellow with green tints, fine nose with white flowers and mineral notes, and nice weight in the mouth, finishing bone dry. Fabulous with shellfish.
23.00
Pinot Grigio 2008, Altesia, Trentino, Italy
Characteristic Pinot Grigio bouquet of ripe pears & floral notes. Medium bodied wine with pronounced depth of fruit flavours, almonds & spice.
23.50
Cotes du Rhone Blanc 'Parallle 45' Paul Jaboulet Aine, Rhone, France
Elegant weight & purity of expression. This is 100% Viognier has a hint of butter on the nose from a touch of oak aging & white stone fruits & pepper spice on the palate.
23.50
Petit Bourgeouis Sauvignon 2008, Henri Bourgeois, Loire, France
Flower and fruit fragrances: elderflower, gooseberry & green notes of peppers & pea shoots, very crisp fruit but with good weight. The dimensions of a good Sancerre.
24.00
Clairette 2007, Château De Roquefort, Vin de Pays de Bouche de Rhone, France
From 50 yr old Clairette vines, incredibly focussed, with bright acidity and minerality, green apple and mint, and a distinctive, almost salty tang. A wonderfully refreshing, dry white wine, and at only 11.5%, the perfect lunchtime wine.
25.00
Lugana 2008, Sela Capuzza, Lombardia, Italy
Clean & fresh aromas with white flowers and mineral notes. The palate is rounded with ripe white fruits, flowers and mineral, finishing with refreshing acidity and nice length.
25.00
Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi 'Il Bacco' 2008, Coroncino, Marches, Italy
Typical almondy nose of the Verdicchio grape. Dry, fresh and yet infused with surprising richness and depth of flavours. Fine accompaniment for fish dishes.
26.25
Gruner Veltliner 2008, Wachtberg Salmon Undhof, Austria
Aromas of ripe, juicy pear and white peach with aromatic spice, and a mouthwateringly fresh touch. Powerful yet elegant, pure and finely balanced with a mineral acidity and hints of white pepper.
28.00
Terlaner Classico 2008, Cantina Terlano, Alto Adige, Italy
Elegant and harmonious. Ripe tropical flavours, soft white fruit and lovely floral notes with balancing (classic Terlano) mineral acidity. The wine has a long persistent finish.
29.00
Riesling Tradition 2008, Albert Mann, Alsace, France
Appealingly clean, aromatic nose with pure lemon citrus aromas. Dry and fine in the mouth this organic Riesling reveals more citrus notes (grapefruit, lime and a hint of pearskin), taut and mineral with a long, lime-streaked finish.
29.50
Terres Gauda 'O Rosal' 2008, Bodegas Terres Gauda, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain
Brilliant Galician blend of Albarino, Loureiro and Caino. Bracing aromatic nose with suggestions of citrus fruits, lovely bright attack in the mouth, very fresh, broadening out into peach kernel, apple and pink grapefruit with a clean persistent medium-bodied finish.
31.50
Chablis 2008, Domaine Adhemar et Francois Boudin, Burgundy, France
Classic Chablis, with a very pretty nose and a mildly buttery edge rounding out that minerally, pebbly Chablis character. The ripeness adds an extra fullness and depth, and makes this a great wine to drink young.
32.50
Kerner 2007, Abbazia Di Novacella, Alto Adige, Italy
Rich aromas, floral, apricot kernel & peach characters. The palate has great texture and richness with clean balancing citrus acidity. Lovely length.
33.00
Sancerre 2008, Domaine Vincente Delaporte, Loire, France
A full flavoured Sancerre from classic 'silex' soils, a perfect balance of fruit, finesse, aromatic complexity and minerality. Great purity of fruit and perfectly balanced acidity; a really fine wine.
34.00
Bourgogne Blanc 2006, Remi Jobard, Meursault, France
Amazing wine, in that it tastes exactly like a really good Meursault, for a fraction of the price. Good richness, breadth and weight, with nicely concentrated flavours that possess a pretty undertone of minerality, and fine finishing balance.
37.00

ROSÉ
Côtes De Provence 2007, Château De Roquefort, Provence, France
Prettily fragrant with the freshest of crushed wild strawberries and early-morning flowers. Dry, elegant, shimmering acidity and vibrant summer fruits, with a brush-stroke of Chablis-like minerality.
25.00

RED
Grenache/ Merlot 2008, Les Vignes de L'Eglise, SW France
A lovely everyday drinking wine with an abundance of ripe red fruits, lively acidity & hints of dried herbs on the finish.
14.50
Rosso di Siclia 2008, Borgo Selene, Sicily Italy
Ruby red in colour with fresh notes of red berries, cherries and plums. It is round and smooth on the palate, with lovely soft tannins.
15.00
La Nogarede 'Cuvée Charles' 2006, Dom Boyer, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
A blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Cabernet Sauvignon, firm dark red fruit, a hint of liquorice and some delicious savoury notes. Rounded and generous, but very fresh, with soft tannins and a touch of spice on the finish.
16.75
Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, Caldora, Abruzzo, Italy
Perfumed aromas of dark cherry & sweet plum fruit with hints of earth and spice. The palate is soft and round with fresh acidity and good length
18.50
Laguna De La Nava Reserva 2004, Bodegas Navarro Lopez, Valdepenas, Spain
A fantastic Tempranillo, with a lovely savoury character underlying the soft bramble and berry fruits. Sweet and gentle, peppery and lightly perfumed, with a fresh yet sweet-fruited finish.
21.00
Salice Salentino 2006, Vecchia Torre, Puglia, Italy
Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera grapes. A rich ruby red wine with attractive aromas of small red fruits with matching fruit flavours, finishing with Negroamaro’s slightly bitter almondy notes; infused with fine tannins. Perfect with roast meats and robust flavours.
22.00
Beaujolais-Villages 2008, Domaine les Tours de Montmelas, Beaujolais, France
This family run estate dates back to the 14th century. A fresh & fruity Gamay with perfumes of summer strawberries & redcurrants & a lovely juicy palate supported by subtle tannins.
22.25
Vinho Regional Alentejo 2006, Azamor, Alentejo, Portugal
From one of Europes most dynamic wine regions, this blend of 7 varieties (predominantly Syrah & Touriga Nacional) is soft and rounded from it’s American & French oak aging with lovely notes of plums & ripe berries & soft supple tannins.
23.00
Valpolicella 2008, La Salette, Veneto, Italy
This straight forward and fresh Valpolicella has perfumed cherry fruit, notes of almond & spice and is soft & fleshy on the palate with fresh acidity and good length. Can be served at room temperature or chilled.
23.75
Côtes du Rhône 'Parallle 45' 2007, Jaboulet, Rhone, France
Just delicious; ripe crunchy red fruits sprinkled with a touch of black pepper On the palate the wine is bursting with fruit, with a good balance between of ripe, juicy fruit and rounded tannins. Not at all heavy.
24.00
Chianti 2008, Fattoria La Collina
Superbly well made Chianti, richly textured with warm and fragrant ripe cherry fruit and violets, mouthfilling and fresh, with a lovely spicy finish.
24.50
Marcillac 'Lo Sang del Pais' 2008, Domaine du Cros, South West France
Healthy purple-red colour, aromas of raspberries, myrtle and red currants, medium-bodied with sharp cherry flavours underpinned by distinctive mineral notes of iron and slate. Easy-drinking but very more-ish
25.00
Wein 2 2008 Roman Pfaffl, Weinviertel, Austria
A delicious blend of Austria’s native Zweigelt & Pinot Noir that could be mistaken for a baby burgundy. A smoky nose with red berry fruits and spicy notes with a soft fleshy palate showing spice, red & black fruits with hints of the forest floor. A firm favourite of ours.
25.00
Aglianico del Vulture 'Solagna' 2005, Regio Cantina, Basilicata, Italy
A dry medium bodied red from Basilicata charcterised by savoury notes, dark fruits, earth & spice. One to have with beef or lamb.
26.00
Bergerie De l'Hortus 2007, Pic Saint Loup, Dom de l'Hortus, Languedoc-Roussillon
Syrah with some Grenache and Mourvedre this red is packed with brambly fruit dusted with dried herbs and pepper. Châteauneuf du Pape meets the warm Mediterranean sun.
26.75
Morellino Di Scansano 'Heba' 2007, Fattoria Le Magliano, Tuscany, Italy
Plump and juicy Sangiovese, with bright, wonderfully perfumed floral red fruit, framed by supple, silky tannins. Tons of harmony and a long, finessed finish; a superb Tuscan red that won’t break the bank!
27.00
Saumur Champigny 2008, Domaine Des Roches Neuves, Loire, France.
Classic Cabernet Franc, pure, fresh and expressive. Ripe smoky red and blueberry fruit, soothing gravelly notes and a hint of pepper on the finish. A versatile food wine
27.00
Rivola 2007, Abadia Retuerta, Sardón del Duero, Spain
This blend of Tempranillo & Cabernet is modern Spain meets Bordeaux. Sweet herbal & smoky notes with plump ripe blackcurrant & soft fleshy berry fruit offset by the vanilla perfumes from the oak aging.
28.50
Barbara D'Alba 2007, Bricco Maiolica, Piedmont, Italy
Classic Piedmont; deliciously fragrant with strawberries, cherries and roses. Fresh and lively, with some savoury, leathery notes yet plenty of juicy damson fruit, and very fine, gentle tannins.
32.00
Cabernet Franc Riserva 2003, Letrari, Trentino, Italy
Elegant and velvety Cabernet Franc. Enticing nose with hints of blackcurrants, plums & a touch of the bell pepper. It has a mature and rounded palate of immense power but is finely balanced, making this sophisticated wine easy to drink.
32.00
Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2007, Domaine Nicolas Rossignol, Burgaundy, France
Fantastic value for money Burgundy from Volnay’s new superstar winemaker Nicolas Rossignol. Very fine winemaking, with lovely pure Pinot fruit and sweet, fine-grained tannins on the finish.
34.00
Crozes Hermitage Cuvee Papillon 2007, Domaine Gilles Robin, N. Rhone, France
Ripe plums, mulberries, black olives and violets on the nose, the palate is round, rich and generous, with lots of plum and blackberry flavours that slowly stretch to a spicy finish. Savoury, mouthfilling and complex, this is really interesting drinking from an excellent vintage.
34.00
Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2007, Cos, Vittoria, Sicily, Italy
Sicilian blend of indigenous Frappato and Nero d’Avola grapes. Aromas of sweet violets and a whisper of spiced cherries. The wine is very smooth, almost silky and the bright berry flavours cascade over the tongue to their lip-smacking conclusion.
38.00
Rioja Reserva 1997, Urbina, Rioja, Spain
Old-fashioned Rioja at it’s drinkable best. Almost amber in colour with pronounced & seductive savoury vanilla oak aromas. Concentrated ripe berries on the palate, broadening out to the savoury & sensuous.
39.00
Chateau Ducluzeau 2005, Listrac-Medoc, Bordeaux France
An immaculately made Margaux-styled wine from this terrific vintage. A glorious, spicy style, classic and elegant, and with the depth and density of texture and flavour that is unique to 2005.
42.00
DESSERT
Banyuls Rimage 'Les Clos De Paulilles' 2004, Chateau de Jau, Languedoc 500ml
France’s answer to port (albeit lighter). Ssummer pudding flavours of berries, notes of mocha and coffee, dried herbs, prune and caramel
22.00
Monastrell Dulce 2006, Bodega Castano, Yecla, Spain 500ml
Perfumed and floral, liquorice and pepper with an exploding burst of blueberries, cassis, cherries, chocolate and spice, yum
25.00
Moscato D'Asti 2008, Saracco, Piedmont, Italy (375ml)
Fresh and lively aromas, perfumed and floral with elderflower & grapey notes.The palate is sweet with light fizz and balancing citrus steely acidity. Clean and delightfully fresh. Ideal breakfast, lunch & dinner
15.00
Cadillac 2006, Chateau Fayau, Bordeaux, France 750ml
From the little-known Cadillac appellation, this wine has deep apricot and marmalade as well as fresh citrus flavours, long and perfectly balanced. Particularly good with fruity desserts. Also superb with foie gras.
26.00
Rivesaltes, Vin Doux Naturel 'Grand Roussilion' 2002, Chateau de Jau, Languedoc 500ml
Gloriously fresh aromas of orange-flower, crushed grapes and crystallised fruits; the apparent sweetness is more than offset by a bitter tangy finish.
22.00
Vin Santo 'Tegrino' 2000, Cantine Leonardo, Tuscany
Deep amber in colour, with perfumes of dried fruit on the nose, figs, almonds and honey. Rich and velvety in the mouth, although sweet, it is well balanced with good acidity
37.50
Verduzzo 2005, Specogna, Fruili, Italy
Made from the rare Verduzzo Friulano Intense fruity aromas on the nose, medium sweet & slightly tannic, robust and full bodied with a fresh kick – the perfect accompaniment sweet pastries or cheese.
28.00

SPARKLING & CHAMPAGNE175ml
Prosecco Di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, Bernardi, Refrontolo, Veneto, Italy
Clean, fresh and elegant, with delicate, persistent bubbles that enhance its subtle citrussy fruit and a touch of marzipan on the finish
4.75
Billecart Salmon Brut NV, Mareuil-Sur-Ay, France
Finesse, balance and elegance remain the hallmarks of this truly great and still family owned Grande Marqu
8.75

WHITE
Le Lesc 2008, Caves de Saint Mont, South West France
Pale, very clean, crisp and refreshing blend of Ugni Blanc and Colombard. Lovely citrus aromas of lemon and grapefruit, light-bodied, zingy with a hint of spritz on the tongue.
4.00
Trebbiano D'Abruzzo 2008, Caldora, Abruzzo, Italy
A fresh and zesty Trebbiano with aromas of fresh apple & pear fruit.The palate is fresh & clean, pear fruit with balancing apply acidity & persistent length.
4.25
Surrey Gold 2008, Denbies, England
This deliciously fragrant medium dry white wine made from Muller Thurgau, Bacchus & Ortega is rich in fruit & floral aromas with subtle hints of spice.
5.00
Godello Do Monterri 2008 Mara Martin, Galicia, Spain
From one of the most influential producers of Albarino in Galicia, this delicious and unusual wine from the godello grape is bone dry with notes of apple & pear & a citrus tang on the finish
5.65
Furmint 2007, Tornai Somolo, Hungary
A rich and complex wine, very ripe stone fruit & mineral aromas with notes of chamomile and light spice. The palate is rich and textured almost sweet with amazing acidity that gives it balance & a dry finish. Beautiful length. Amazing value!
5.85
Clairette 2009, Château De Roquefort, Vin de Pays de Bouche de Rhone, France
From 50 yr old Clairette vines, incredibly focussed, with bright acidity and minerality, green apple and mint, and a distinctive, almost salty tang. A wonderfully refreshing, dry white wine, and at only 11.5%, the perfect lunchtime wine.
6.40

ROSÉ
Côtes De Provence 2007, Château De Roquefort, Provence, France
Prettily fragrant with the freshest of crushed wild strawberries and early-morning flowers. Dry, elegant, shimmering acidity and vibrant summer fruits, with a brush-stroke of Chablis-like minerality.
6.40

RED
Rosso di Siclia 2008, Borgo Selene, Sicily Italy
Ruby red in colour with fresh notes of red berries, cherries and plums. It is round and smooth on the palate, with lovely soft tannins.
3.85
La Nogarede 'Cuvée Charles' 2006, Dom Boyer, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
A blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Cabernet Sauvignon, firm dark red fruit, a hint of liquorice and some delicious savoury notes. Rounded and generous, but very fresh, with soft tannins and a touch of spice on the finish.
4.30
Laguna De La Nava Reserva 2004, Bodegas Navarro Lopez, Valdepenas, Spain
A fantastic Tempranillo, with a lovely savoury character underlying the soft bramble and berry fruits. Sweet and gentle, peppery and lightly perfumed, with a fresh yet sweet-fruited finish.
5.40
Vinho Regional Alentejo 2006, Azamor, Alentejo, Portugal
From one of Europes most dynamic wine regions, this blend of 7 varieties (predominantly Syrah & Touriga Nacional) is soft and rounded from it’s American & French oak aging with lovely notes of plums & ripe berries & soft supple tannins.
5.90
Côtes du Rhône 'Parallle 45' 2007, Jaboulet, Rhone, France
Just delicious; ripe crunchy red fruits sprinkled with a touch of black pepper On the palate the wine is bursting with fruit, with a good balance between of ripe, juicy fruit and rounded tannins. Not at all heavy.
6.15
Wein 2 2008 Roman Pfaffl, Weinviertel, Austria
A delicious blend of Austria’s native Zweigelt & Pinot Noir that could be mistaken for a baby burgundy. A smoky nose with red berry fruits and spicy notes with a soft fleshy palate showing spice, red & black fruits with hints of the forest floor. A firm favourite of ours.
6.40

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