victorian christmas

festive menu

 

 

starters

spiced butternut squash soup

chicken liver parfait, toasted brioche and onion marmalade

beetroot gravlax and fennel slaw

smoked salmon with caviar crème fraiche and pickled cucumber

mains

roasted black turkey with all the trimmings

gnocchi, wild mushroom and truffle ragu

pan fried cod with toulouse sausage cassoulet

pork belly, black pudding and dauphinoise potatoes

desserts

traditional christmas pudding with brandy cream

brioche bread and butter pudding with crème anglais

chocolate mousse with blood orange jelly

selection of british artisan cheeses (£3 Supplement)

 

Set Menu | 2 courses £21.00 | 3 courses £24.00 per person

Available throughout December. Not including Christmas Day.

 

Menu

Our building might be old and english but that doesnt mean our food has to be... we use influences from around the world along with great british ingredients to offer you a selection you wont see on any normal menu...


Nibbles

marinated olives (v) 3.50  •  artisan breads, aged balsamic, olive oil & roasted garlic (v) 3.50

pork scratchings 2.50  •  seasoned pistachios 2.95

Tapas

patatas bravas (v)  •  samphire with smoked chilli butter (v)

spicy king prawn with tequila mayonnaise (v)  •  corn, cheese and chilli empanada (v)

lamb koftas with raita  •  marinated tomato, pepper and artichoke with crostini  •  organic chorizo al jerez

whitebait, lemon & aioli   •  pan fried calamari with picada dressing  •  zucchini and haloumi fritters (v)

hummus with crostini (v)  •  spicy free range chicken wings with BBQ sauce

2 for 7.00, 3­ for 9.50, 5 for 15.00

Starters / Salads

soup of the day served with artisan breads 5.50

autumn game terrine with red onion marmalade and toast 6.95

baked camembert with spiced gooseberry chutney and artisan bread 7.50 / 13.00 to share (v)

seared scallops nicoise with quail egg 8.95

blacksticks blue and pear tart with rocket red onion and parmesan salad 6.25

crispy aylesbury duck salad with watercress, mooli and a hoi-sin plum sauce 6.00 / 11.00

Mains, Burgers & Steaks

Calves liver with mash dry cure bacon and smoked onion gravy 13.65

Grilled venison sausages mash buttered greens and redcurrant gravy 15.95

Paprika roasted pork belly with black pudding dauphinoise and orchard apple gravy 16.95

Pan fried barnsley chop with lamb kidneys sweet potato and spring onion mash 19.95

Keralan vegetable curry with poppadums rice and minty yoghurt 12.50

Baked risotto with king prawn, artichoke and parsley 15.95

Pumpkin sage and sweetcorn risotto with mozzarella 11.50 (v)

Fish Stew with tiger prawn, mussel and monkfish stew with saffron potato and focaccia 17.95

Free-range chicken, organic chorizo and spicy tomato linguine 13.50

Fish & chips, tempura battered fresh haddock, hand cut chips, minted pea puree 12.00

beef burger 11.00  •  pulled pork burger 11:00  •  smoked bratwurst 10:00

falafel burger 10.00 (v)   •  free-range chicken breast burger 11.00

All the above are served in a demi-brioche bun with thick chips and house slaw

toppings: Bacon, black pudding, cheddar, gruyere, Stilton, caramelised onions, flat mushroom, jalapenos – add 1.00

10oz 28 day hung rump steak 16.00  •  10oz 28 day hung rib eye steak 23.00

Served with green beans, thick chips and your choice of sauce: Café de Paris or Peppercorn or Chimichurri



Wine Menu

Bubbles _ 75cl / 125ml

Balfour Brut Rose. Kent. 11%. 2009 £50

An elegant sparkling wine with dry red fruit flavours that beautifully showcases the virtues thats are making English sparkling wines world renown

Chapel Down Brut Prestige. Kent. 12.5% £37

This rich yet refreshing wine spends 2-3 years in the bottle to develop the biscuity complexity that makes it stand out as one of Englands finest

Prosecco DOC Bel Star NV. IT. 11% £26/6

This prosecco from Treviso has a delicate fizz to excentuate notes of pear and apple blossom making it a thirst quenching and moreish (be warned!) choice.

 

White _ 75cl/175ml/125ml

De Trafford. Chenin Blanc. SA. 14.5%. 2011. £38

A full bodied chenin with a mineral character. Rich and round with a long finish. Not a wine for the faint hearted!

Navaherreros. Blanco de Bernabeleua. SP. 14%. 2010. £33

A powerful and complex wine with notes of ripe stone fruit, herbs and a superb minerality. The perfect partner to a tapas board

Masasaya. Blanc (Clairette/Obeidi/Sauv bl./Char.) LEB. 13.5%. 2012. £32

Not your maintream wine this! Being from Lebanon alone makes this a wine worth trying. It’s light and refreshing with with a citrussy soft finish

Mamaku. Sauvignon Blanc. NZ. 12.5%. 2012. £24/7/6

A classic Marlborough Sauv Blanc displaying intense crisp green fruit flavours with the tropical notes that makes wine from this region so popular

Mas Puech. Picpoul de Pinet. FR. 12.5%. 2011. £24/7/6

This wine from Langedoc has an elegant nose of fresh citrus fruits with a zesty character making it a perfect alternative to a pinot grigio

Romerhof Kelelrei. Riesling. GER. 9%. 2011. £18/5.5/4.5

This rounded medium morsel reisling has a lime fresh grape flavour with hints of honey and a delicate acidity

Old Press. Chardonnay. AU. 13%. 2012. £18/5.5/4.5

Un-oaked and dry with juicy fruit melon, mango and pineapple

Gable View. Sauvignon Blanc. SA. 12%. £16/5.3/4.3

A juicy fresh tropical nose and long citrussy finish on the palate make this a super summer sipping sauvignon

Rey Viejo. Blanco. SP. 11%. 2012. £15/5/4

It’s subtle nose of peachy and a fresh palate and citrusy finish make this an attractive easy drinking house white

Red _ 75cl/175ml/125ml

 

Prophets Rock. Pinot Noir. NZ. 13.5%. 2009. £48

A smokey, spicy and aromatic wine of superb balance and elegance with creamy raspberry, cherry and blackberry fruits complimenting juicy ripe tannins. An exceptional Pinot Noir from Central Otago 

Botham Merrill Willis. Cabernet Sauvingnon. AUS. 14.5%. 2006. £38

When Ian Botham & Bob Willis teamed up with wine genius Geoff Merrill they created this superb example of cabernet sauvingnon with intense

aromas and a complex yet subtle palate of black fruits all complimented by meaty tannins

Gnarly Head. Old Vines Zinfandel. USA. 15%. 2010. £33

This bold new world wine is jam packed with berries, exotic spices and layers of vanilla and chocolate with a smooth lingering finish.

Stablemate. Shiraz. SA. 2010. % £24/6.6/5.6

A new world wine with old world character. Lingering flavours of vanilla and ripe black cherries with a long smooth finish 

Tilia. Malbec. ARG. 2010. 13.5% £24/6.6/5.6

A delightful malbec from Mendoza valley that exudes plum, blackberry and dark chocolate flavours and a hint of pepper and spice

Castilio Clavijo. Rioja Crianza. SP. £23/6.5/5.5

12-18 months ageing in American & French brandy casks impart notes of vanilla and spice on this wine that compliment the rich body and red berries found on its palete

Valdeviso. Cabernet Sauvignon. CHI. 14%. 2011. £20/6/5

This is a full and flavoursome Cab Sav bursting with ripe blackberry and blackcurrent fruit flavours.

Alto Bajo. Merlot. CHI. 14% 2012 £18/5.8/4.8

A warm, soft easy drinking merlot displaying hints of spice and damson plums together with its smoothly crafted finish

Altyrerre. House Red. AU. 11.5% 2011 £17/5.5/4.5

Soft and generous with plenty of cherry and plum fruit flavours this house red has a touch of spice on both the nose and the palete to create a delightfully easy drinking wine.

Pink _ 75cl/175ml/125ml

Operetto Garganega. Pinot Grigio Blush. IT. £24/5.8/4.8

With its delicate pale pink colouring this dry and refreshing rose is packed with mandarin, lemon and summer beries.

Slowine Rose, Pinot Noir, SA, 13.5%, 2011 £24/7/6

Developed by legendary South African wine maker Paul Cluver this profoundly 

fruity, dry rose has an amazing freshness that is perfect with food or on its own.

Dessert _ 50cl/100ml

Maury Rouge_Languedoc. £30 / £6

Fresh fruit aromas blended with cassis, strawberries and chocolate mark out this 

intense sweet wine as the perfect partner to nutty or fruity desserts