Christmas Menu



Salmone Affumicato
Slices of smoked salmon rolled and filled with mascarpone cream cheese, spring onions, dill and a touch of lemon juice, garnished with salad leaves

Salsicce con Spinaci
Tuscan sausage pan-fried with onions, garlic and spinach in a red wine jus

Zuppa di Porri e Patate
Chef’s homemade leek and potato soup (contains butter and cream), garnished with crispy leeks and served with ciabatta bread

Fungho Toscana
Portobello mushroom topped with friarielli (turnips tops) and Provolone (soft Italian cheese), baked in the oven and finished with rocket leaves and Chef’s own sun-dried tomato pesto

Ravioli di Manzo
Squares of pasta filled with minced beef, pork and savoy cabbage. Served with a tomato and demi-glace sauce and finished with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese



Tacchino Tradizionale
Traditional roast turkey with Chef’s family recipe stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables, finished with a turkey gravy and served with our homemade cranberry sauce

Pescespada con Caponata
Loin of swordfish pan-fried and served on a bed of caponata (roasted aubergines, olives, onions, celery, capers, pine kernels, fresh tomatoes, garlic and red wine vinegar). Accompanied with cubetti potatoes

Pollo Italiana
Corn fed chicken breast pan-fried with mushrooms, roasted sweet Italian peppers and onions, finished with a red wine and demi-glace sauce. Accompanied with creamy mashed potatoes and vegetables of the day

Crespoline con Spinaci e Ricotta
Chef’s own savoury pancakes filled with spinach and ricotta, topped with tomato and béchamel sauce, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and baked in the oven. Served with a mixed salad or vegetables of the day

Agnello al Forno
Rump of lamb brainsed with rosemary and garlic in a red wine and balsamic sauce. Served with mashed potatoes, vegetables of the day and our homemade mint sauce



Tiramisu al Cafe
Sponge fingers soaked in coffee, topped with a layer of zabaglione, fresh cream and mascarpone cream cheese and finished with a dusting of cocoa powder

The ultimate chocolate cake experience! We dare you not to love it …. (Gluten free)

A sumptuous cheesecake of the day set on a digestive biscuit base - check with your server

Gelato (2 scoops lunchtime; 3 scoops evening)
Choose from vanilla, chocolate, coconut, cappuccino, pistachio, strawberry, rum & raisin, passion fruit sorbet, mango sorbet and lemon sorbet

Italian Cheeseboard (Supplement of £3.00)
A selection of imported Italian cheese (Scamorza, Chilli Pepperino, Bel Paese and Gorgonzola). Served with homemade red onion and apple chutney, savoury biscuits, celery and grapes


Lunch: 2 Courses £16.95; 3 Courses £21.95 Evening: 2 Courses £22.95; 3 Courses £27.95


Opening Times

Mon to Sat Lunch from 12.00
(last orders taken at 2.30pm)
Mon to Sat Evening from 6.30pm
(last orders taken at 9.30pm)
Sunday: Closed until further notice

Get In Touch

Old Barn Court
High Street
Essex, CM12 9BY
Telephone: 01277 630120