Marinated olives - 3.95

Warm garlic bread - 3.95

Marinated anchovy fillets, stuffed chillis with tuna or feta, Mediterranean grilled vegetables 2.95 each

Bread bucket and salted butter - 3.95

Baked camembert and mango chutney with toasted bread - 7.95

Chef’s tapas platter selection for sharing -  13.95

Grilled king prawn and squid skewer, peri peri sauce, warm cannellini bean salad - 8.95

Baked crab  topped with Hollandaise  - 8.95

Smoked salmon, watercress salad, honey mustard dressing   - 8.95

Avocado and Atlantic prawns with marie rose sauce - 7.95

Lightly fried crispy whitebait and sundried tomato & paprika dip - 6.95

Oven baked sardines, Provencale vegetables, olives and breadcrumbs
Starter - 7.95
Main - 11.95

Steamed mussels Three ways to choose (Provencale, mariniere, garlic & herbs).
Served with toasted garlic bread - 400g - 8.95 | 800g - 12.95

Oriental style duck salad, watercress, mooli, spring onion, toasted sesame - 8.95 

Shellfish bisque
Starter - 7.95
Main - 14.95           

Home made fish cake steamed spinach and white wine sauce - 10.95

Classic “Fish and chips” Line caught fish of the day in light homemade batter, pot of seasonal greens and chunky chips, with tartare sauce - 10.95

Home made beef burger, tomato, lettuce, gherkin and homemade sweet tomato and red onion relish in a brioche bun with French fries - 10. 95
Add smoked bacon rasher supp  - 1.00
Add smoked cheese supp - 1.00

Alden’s aged West country rib eye steak 250g from the grill, French fries with a choice of sauce : peppercorn, béarnaise or herb butter - 21.95

Surf and turf  Alden’s West Country fillet steak 150g + ½ Lobster & French fries and garlic butter - 28.95

“Fritto misto” Lightly fried whitebait, tiger prawns, whiting and squid & lemon mayo - 12.95

Black squid ink spaghetti with mixed seafood, Mediterranean salsa and a hint of chilli - 14.95

½ or Whole grilled lobster with Hollandaise or Garlic butter - and French fries - 18.95 / 36.00

½ or whole Canadian lobster Thermidor white wine sauce, egg yolk & cheddar - 18.95 / 36.00

Paella - contains mixed seafood and chicken - 14.95

Chef’s mixed fish grill - check what the selection will be today.
for one 17.95
for two  34.00

Caesar style salad with fish fillet  of the day anchovies, croutons, parmesan. egg - 13.95

Chunky chips - 3.95

Steamed or creamed spinach - 4.25

Seasonal vegetable of the day - 3.95

Mixed garden salad - 3.95

Steamed potatoes with olive oil and herbs - 3.95

French Fries - 3.95

Mixed green salad - 3.95

Lightly fried courgettes -  3.95

Potato mash -  4.25

Steamed or creamed spinach - 4.25

(DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY)

Colchester Oysters on ice with Tabasco, lemon and chopped shallot vinaigrette

One - 2.95 | six - 15.00 | twelve - 30.00

“OYSTER OCCASION”  OYSTERS AT HALF PRICE
OUR DAILY “HAPPY HOUR !” 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Cuttlefish selection of seafood - best at market on the day - ask for details - served cold on crushed ice - For 1 - 21.00 / For 2 - 38.00

Add to the seafood platter (for 2)  our mussel and clam hot pot - For 2 - 48.00

Why not consider adding 1/2 Canadian Lobster or baked crab - ask for details

Eggs Benedict – rustic toast, poached egg, baked ham and Hollandaise - 7.95/10.95

Eggs Royale – rustic toast, poached egg, smoked salmon and Hollandaise - 8.95/11.95

Scrambled eggs on rustic brown toast - 7.95

Spanish style omelette (v) - 7.95  +chorizo - 8.95                                   

“Arancini di riso“ saffron, peas and spinach with light tomato sauce - 6.95/10.95

Spelt, lentil and mixed greens hot pot with gruyere melted cheese - 11.95

Chickpea and spinach croquettes, rocket and baby gem with fresh tomato salsa - 7.95/11.95

Baked camembert round, mango chutney and toast to dip - 7.95

Home made Oxford apple crumble and vanilla ice cream - 6.25

Lemon Posset cup with crushed meringue - 6.00

Crème caramel - 6.00

Warm chocolate fondant with oozy chocolate filling and raspberry sorbet - 6.25

White chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake - 6.00

Warm poached winter fruits, spiced red wine, vanilla ice cream - 5.95

Mixed ice cream selection - 5.50

Chefs cheese plate featuring 3 British cheeses served with water biscuits and crackers - 7.95

*why not try a glass of 10 year old Tawny port alongside

English breakfast - 2.05

Earl Grey - 2.05

Green tea- 2.05

Darjeeling - 2.05

Fennel Tea - 2.05

Lemon and ginger - 2.05

Peppermint - 2.05

Iced tea with lemon - 2.65

Espresso - 2.00

Americano, Macchiato - 2.05

Double espresso  or iced - 2.85

Cappucino - 2.10

Caffe latte  or iced - 2.85

Mocha, Flavoured latte - 2.95

Liqueur Coffee - 6.50

Hot Chocolate - 2.95