Our Approach

Making People’s Lives Better

Our approach is very simple, yet incredibly effective. We want to make people’s lives better every day – that includes our people, customers and suppliers.

For our people, we recognise that a fun, supportive and empowering working environment is important. For our customers, we want to deliver stylish hospitality venues and local food cooked with skill and flair. For our suppliers, we care about long-term, ethical business relations.

Our Produce

Amazing Food Starts With Amazing Ingredients

As a corporate member of Hampshire Fare, we’re passionate about sourcing local ingredients. Sourcing responsibly is incredibly important to us, so we only work with the very best suppliers who share our values – many of whom can be found right here on the south coast.


Kimbridge Barn, a stunning wedding venue in Hampshire

Meet Our Executive Chef

Introducing James Durrant

Having worked for some of the UK’s best restaurants and with over 20 years in the hospitality industry, James Durrant is the Executive Chef across Ideal Collection’s six venues. James is responsible for developing our talented kitchen teams and overseeing menu development across the group. You may recognise him as the winner of Great British Menu 2014.

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Ideal Foundation

Raising Over £100,000 for Local Communities

We donate 50p from every children’s meal sold across our venues and 50p from every litre bottle of New Forest Water to Murray Parish Trust. Our Community Roots Project funds an allotment in Southampton to help people who have experienced drug or alcohol addiction, homelessness or mental health issues, through providing supported volunteering, training and work experience opportunities.



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