Spring is a fantastic season; serving up the opportunity to taste the freshest flavours and an abundance of colour associated with the beginnings of summer. These dishes offer a delicious reason to dig in and enjoy this time of year.
"Spring is a really exciting time of the year for a chef – an abundance of fresh seasonal produce and lots of native British ingredients to work with. Spring lamb is at its best. Sea trout - if you’ve not tried this wild fish before, it is delicious, with a fresh and delicate taste. Fresh herbs – mint, rosemary and dill dial up all those Spring flavours. Then, my favourite dessert for a long time, elderflower posset with forest fruits – fragrant, light and delicate – the perfect end to a Spring meal."
With garlic & cheese croutons, baby gem, baby watercress and basil pesto dressing
With a poached egg, smoked Hollandaise sauce and baby watercress
Chicken breast on chicken & rosemary ravioli with peas, asparagus, soya beans, baby watercress and basil pesto dressing
In a shellfish bisque with roasted baby potatoes, spinach, peas and fresh mint
Marinated lamb steaks with roasted baby potatoes and garden peas, baby spinach and cabbage with fresh mint and rosemary and blackberry balsamic sauce
Soy & sesame duck breast, duck wing and Chinese duck croquette, with stir-fried pak choi, mushrooms, spring onion and chilli with coriander and toasted sesame seeds with hoisin & blackberry sauce
Aberdeen Angus burger in a brioche bun with Stilton, crispy prosciutto, watercress, pickled red onion and apple cider chutney served with skin-on fries, crispy onion wedge and ale chutney
With fruits of the forest and mini shortbread fingers
Baked cookies with treacle toffee ice cream, white chocolate mousse, salted caramel sauce and crushed chocolate flake
“We have also specially selected a fantastic range of drinks to complement our Spring specials menu. From the crisp, fresh taste of a Peroni, delicious wines such as the creamy Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay… a perfect match for the Lemon Chicken with Ravioli.
Plus, we have the new Warner Edwards Victoria’s Rhubarb gin and a new lo-cal Schweppes sparkling drinks range. Why not take a look? For our full drinks list, see our drinks menu.”