Stephen Dunnett Christmas Showtime Menu



Insalata di Gambero
Fresh crayfish tails mixed with light mayonnaise, avocado and a touch of lemon juice. Garnished with baby salad leaves

Pappardelle al Cinghiale
Thick strands of pasta tossed with slow cooked wild boar in a rich tomato and Chianti sauce, finished with Parmesan cheese

Calamari Fritti
Calamari rings dusted in flour, deep-fried, served with salad leaves and Chefs’ own tartar sauce

Filo pastry filled with peas, mint, spinach and feta cheese, baked in the oven and drizzled with Mediterranean pesto

Salsice con Pepperoni
Tuscan sausage pan-fried with roasted sweet mixed peppers, red onions and borlotti beans. Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil



Fracosta alla Griglia
Sirloin steak marinated in olive oil and garlic, char-grilled and served with grilled cherry tomatoes, Portobello mushroom and sautéed potatoes

Corn fed supreme chicken breast pan-fried with chestnut mushrooms, roasted sweet mixed peppers and red onions. Finished with a splash of red wine and Demi-glacé sauce and accompanied with sautéed potatoes and green beans

Sea bass fillets pan-fried and served on bed of cherry tomatoes with a fresh herbs and Kalamata olive salsa. Accompanied with cubetti potatoes and green beans

Zucca al Forno
Half a butternut squash, roasted in the oven, flesh removed and mixed with Mediterranean vegetables, placed back in the skin, topped with Goat’s cheese and returned to the oven. Finished with a drizzle of Chef’s own pesto and served with sautéed potatoes

Spaghetti Marinara
Spaghetti tossed with pan-fried baby clams, prawns, calamari and mussels in shell, garlic and onions in Chef’s own rich tomato sauce



Tiramisu al Caffe
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

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

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

Three scoops of Italian ice cream - choose from vanilla, chocolate, coconut, cappuccino, pistachio, strawberry, rum & raising, blood orange sorbet and lemon sorbet

Italian Cheeseboard (Supplement of £3.00)
A selection of imported Italian cheese (Gorgonzola, Scamorza affumicato [smoked], Asiago, and Pecorino Picante) served with homemade sweet red onion chutney, savoury biscuits, celery and grapes


£42.50 per Person

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

Christmas Hours 2018

Christmas Eve - Open
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
27th to 29th December - Open lunch and dinner
New Year's Eve - open from 7.00pm
(restaurant fully booked)
New Years Day - Closed
Normal hours from January 2nd 2019

Get In Touch

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