Table of Treats Menu
Afternoon Tea is generally accredited to Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford in 1840. The story goes that Anna would get hungry whilst waiting for her fashionably later dinner which wasn’t served until 8pm. To stave off her nagging hunger she would ask for tea with bread and butter and cake at around 4pm. It soon became fashionable and evolved into what we have today. So Anna, for a little bit of afternoon indulgence, we thank you.Savoury Petit Fours
Spiced Sweet Potato Skewers
Smoked Ham & Buckwheat Pancake
Polenta & Spinach BitesSweet Treats
White Chocolate with Hibiscus
Beetroot Chocolate Cake
(contains egg replacer, cocoa, beetroot, agave, rice flour, veg oil and gluten free oats)
(contains gluten free oats, seeds, spices, dried fruit, agave syrup)
(contains egg replacer, agave, courgette, dried fruit, rice flour, veg oil and gluten free oats)
(contains coconut, spices, agave syrup)
As with most things there’s a number of suggestions about where brunch came from. Most seem to agree it originated in England as a late morning hunting meal. But I prefer the much more glamorous route to fame and popularity it took after that. Of course we have to look to America for this and we find ourselves in the 1930’s as a Hollywood star on a transcontinental train journey. As we flit from coast to coast Chicago is calling. Here we alight and hot foot it to the famed Pump Room at the Ambassador Hotel Darling! This is where the tradition really came alive with a blending of breakfast and lunch dishes all accompanied by Bloody Marys, Bellinis or Mimosas. Chin Chin!Drinks
Build your own Bloody Mary or Virgin Mary
Tea and CoffeeStart With
Bircher, Fruit Compote & Granola
(contains gluten free oats, fruit, dried fruit, seeds)Accompanied By
Banana & Maple Bread
(contains buckwheat, banana, maple)The Big Event
Mushroom Farinata and Buckwheat & Maple Pancake
(contains mushroom, gram flour, buckwheat, maple)
(contains polenta, mushrooms, tomato, braised fava beans, bacon)
Mass Harina Soft Taco with Smashed Avocado
(contains Maize flour, avocado, black beans, bacon)
Around the World Taster Menu
Experience the joy of an around the world culinary trip with our 7 course taster menu. Starting in France and visiting India, Korea, Japan, Mexico, South America and of course Britain. A feast of naturally allergen free dishes to delight your taste buds.Course 1 - Dips & Nibbles
We start our journey in France and the crudité. Often underestimated they can, if served creatively, make a visually appealing and tasty introduction to any gathering. First cited in the Oxford Dictionary in 1960 so they epitomise cool, at least our interpretation does. Hang loose with our selection of dips.
(contains red lentils, vegetables, herbs, spices, lemon juice, chickepea flour)Course 2 - Dhal
Dhal is a lentil based dish that originated in India long before the arrival of rice or wheat. Ancient texts speak of it as a celebratory dish served on royal occasions and there’s even mention of it being served at Helen of Troy’s wedding. So think again about the humble dahl and enjoy our take on it. Served with an abundance of condiments for your pleasure.
(contains Lentils, Vegetables, Spices, Chickpea Flour, Vinegar, Dried Fruit)Course 3 - Brown Rice Bibimbap
Bibimbap developed out of an old Korean dish called Goldongban which was eaten on the eve of the lunar new year and was essentially a way to use up all your leftover ingredients and start afresh. It’s come a long way from there and is now a joyous celebration of rice, sautéed vegetables and sauce that is enjoyed first visually and then by taste. Ours comes as a help yourself platter so you can build your bowl with your favourite flavours and spice to your taste.
(contains Brown Rice, Vegetables, Spices, Chicken, Vinegar, Seeds)Course 4 - Buckwheat and Raw Vegetable Noodle Salad
It’s said that Soba (Japanese for Buckwheat) noodles came to Japan as a porridge with the Buddhist monks that travelled to China and developed into noodles. Buckwheat noodles were traditionally served at the end of the day as a treat at a special event. What could be more appropriate for this evening, Buckwheat noodles served with slivers of dressed raw vegetables and drizzled in a chilli and lime dressing. Sublime.
(contains Buckwheat Noodle, Ginger, Garlic, Maple, Chilli, Lime Dressing, Raw Veg, seeds)Course 5 - Masa Harina Soft Taco
There’s a level of uncertainty surrounding the origins of the taco but it is thought to have come from the 18th century silver mines of Mexico. The first type of taco was “taco de minero,” which translates to mean miner’s tacos. It is believed that the word taco originally referred to pieces of paper that miners would wrap around gunpowder. Ok so no dynamite tonight but a totally tasty Mexican favourite courtesy of the silver miners.
(contains Vegetables, Masa Harina, Beans, Lamb/Sweet Potato)Course 6 - Gluten Free Multi Grain Salad
Quinoa has a majestic history among one of the most powerful civilizations on the American continent. It originated with the Incas around lake Titicaca in the mountains of Bolivia, Chile and Peru. It was a sacred crop to the Incas who called it the mother of all grains or Chisaya Mama. Today it forms the base of this create your own salad allowing you to pimp and preen your salad with the best of them.
(contains Quinoa, millet, buckwheat, vegetables, seeds, herbs, bacon, chicken)Course 7 - Mixed Mini Desserts
So continuing the theme of natural alternatives rather than substitutions, because let’s face it, substitutions are usually bad, right! We enter dessert with a big question mark, but worry not. Matt brings you a selection of delicious fruit and vegetable based cakes to die for. Don’t believe me, just wait! Oh and too many origins for dessert to list but I quite like the one where it was served at the end of an all night party to, ‘fill people up over the brim’. So here’s to filling you up, enjoy.