December Lunch Menu

1 COURSE £13.95 2 COURSES £16.95 3 COURSES £19.95

THE STARTERS

‘King prawns’ sautéed with chilli, garlic, red onions, olive oil & lemon served with toasted red pepper focaccia (gfo)

‘The pate’ – chicken liver, orange marmalade, shallot & whisky with fennel seed & honey dressing, and toasted sourdough bread (gfo)

‘Mushrooms on toast’ – fricassée of garlic buttered mushrooms with caramelised shallots, and a brandy & thyme cream sauce (v) (gfo)

‘Fish & chips’ – crispy cod goujons, smoked bacon, onion & peas ‘a lá français’, spinach cream, crispy new potatoes, and horseradish & parsley dressing (gf)

‘The soup’ – Cream of caramelized onion, smoked cheddar & chestnut soup with crispy ciabatta croutons (v) (gfo)

‘Seafood crèpe’ – with king prawns, queen scallops, smoked salmon, lobster cream, and cheddar & herb crumb ‘au gratin’

‘Our own black pudding’ with caramelized onion & leek croquette, grain mustard cream, parsnip crisps, and apple relish

‘Italian style cheese’ – mozzarella, red pepper, courgette, toasted pine nut & basil filo pastry parcels with confit cherry tomatoes, balsamic red onions, and shaved pecorino cheese (v)

‘A little taste of Morocco’ – harissa spiced char-grilled chicken kebab, roasted aubergine, chickpea & red pepper couscous, golden raisin caramel, and toasted flatbread

 

THE MAIN COURSES

‘Butter roasted turkey crown’ – with caramelised onion, pork, sage, apricot stuffing, ‘pigs in blankets’, roast potatoes, vegetables, port, apple & cranberry relish, roasting gravy (gfo)

‘Asian chicken tasting’ – char-grilled breast, crispy filo parcel & confit tempura breast with sesame, sweet chilli & soy dressing, toasted cashew nuts & stir-fried Asian vegetables, satay coconut cream, and spring onion rice

‘Italian style Welsh pork’ – slow cooked crispy belly, char-grilled tenderloin, crispy fried shoulder with cannellini bean puree, red pepper, tomato, red onion & basil ragout, Marsala wine jus, and crispy potato fritters on the side (gf)

‘Our Beef Pie’ – slow braised shin shortcrust pastry pie with celeriac puree, charred carrot, winter greens, rich red wine jus, and butternut squash & sweet potato dauphinoise on the side

‘Our risotto’ – smoked haddock, queen scallop & smoked salmon with parmesan, white wine, fennel, chives, baby spinach, and cream (gf)

‘Fisherman’s Lunch’ – stuffed sole paupiette, pan-fried sea bass & salmon fillet, potted smoked haddock ‘au gratin’, crispy cod goujon, salt cod fishcake, creamed peas, beetroot tartar dressing, Provençal relish, with sauté potatoes & samphire, leeks & sugar snap peas (gfo)

‘Thai style fish platter’ – crispy panko crumbed fillet of cod, steamed mussels & crab & lemongrass filo pastry parcel with a fragrant chilli, lime & coconut cream, char-grilled tender stem broccoli, and pilaf rice on the side

‘A little taste of North Africa & The Middle East’ – sweet potato, spinach, raisin & pistachio filo parcel, chickpea & bulgur wheat herb ‘salad’, pea, mint & cumin fritter, beetroot tzatziki, Moroccan style houmous, harissa mayonnaise, caramel raisin dressing, and char-grilled flatbread (v)

‘A little taste of Italy’ – porcini mushroom & Marsala wine crispy risotto cake, spinach, ricotta, tarragon & caramelized onion tortellini, sweet tomato cream, and ‘Pizzetta’ with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, red onions, pecorino, rocket & pesto dressing (v)

(v = vegetarian gf = gluten free gfo = gluten free option available, please ask!!)
If you have any other dietary requirements, please let us know and we’ll do our very best to please!

 

THE HOMEMADE PUDDINGS

Sticky, fruity, ginger, almond, boozy rum, Christmas ‘pudding’ with custard & whipped brandy cream (gf)

Coffee & chocolate tasting – coffee crème caramel, coffee cream filled profiterole with warm chocolate sauce, tiramisu cheesecake, and ‘Chilly Cow’ espresso frappé

‘The citrus quartet’ – mini glazed lemon tartlet, lime cheesecake, orange crème brulee, and orange ripple ice-cream

White & milk chocolate cheesecake with ‘Chilly Cow’ Irish cream ice-cream, and Baileys white chocolate sauce

Vanilla crème brulee served with a mincemeat palmier & butterscotch ice-cream (gfo)

Banana trio – banana sticky toffee pudding with rich toffee sauce, banana cheesecake & caramel, banana & mascarpone cheese filo parcel with rum syrup & vanilla ice-cream

 

CHEESE – (£1.95 supplement)

– our selection of British cheeses on a platter with chutney, grapes, crackers & butter!
Shropshire blue, Somerset brie, Snowdonia ‘Amber mist’ (cheddar & whisky), Snowdonia ‘Bouncing Berry’ (mature cheddar with cranberries) ‘Y Fenni’ (beer & grain mustard cheddar), Somerset hard goat’s cheese

 

ICE-CREAM (3 scoops)

Chilly Cow (Local) – Lemon Meringue * Irish cream * Espresso Frappé

Mario’s (Welsh) – Vanilla * Orange ripple * Strawberry * Chocolate

Cheshire Ice-Cream Farm – Blackcurrant & Liquorice * Butterscotch * Rum & Raisin *Raspberry Ripple

 

SORBETS (3 scoops)

(from Movenpick & Mario’s)
* Lemon * Blackcurrant * Mango

 

PUDDING WINES/SHERRY

Muscat de St-Jean- de-Minervois (France)

– think of the ripest bunch of grapes squeezed into your glass, deliciously sweet, but not full of lemony acidity!
£14.00 – half bottle
£5.25 – 125ml glass

Elysium Black Muscat (California)

– virtually black in colour with a rose-like aroma, intense on the palate and full of rich velvety fruit, wonderful with chocolate puddings!

£23.50 – half bottle
£8.25 – 125ml glass

Essensia Orange Muscat (California)

– aromas reminiscent of orange blossom & apricots, rich and sweet, ending with a refreshing lingering taste, fantastic with citrus or fruity puddings

£23.50 – half bottle
£8.25 – 125ml glass

Lustau San Emilio Pedro Ximénez (Spain) – a lovely sweet sherry with raisin & fig characteristics, great with blue cheese in particular!

£4.50 – 70ml glass

 

SPECIALITY COFFEE & HOT DRINKS

Cappuccino – £2.50

Americano – £2.25

Latté – £2.50

Espresso – £2.25 (double £2.75)

Macchiato – £2.25

Mocha – £2.50

Rum latté – £4.75

Liqueur coffee – £5.75

Bailey’s latté – £4.75

Tea – £1.65

Herbal & fruit teas – £1.75

Liqueur hot chocolate topped with cream! – £5.25

Hot chocolate with mini marshmallows & whipped cream – £2.75