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Bread, bread sticks, olive oil, balsamic glaze, salt and pepper £4

Mezze platter: hummus, babaganoush, halloumi sticks, chilli jam and pitta bread  £8

 

Starters and Light Bites

Soup of the day: Served with freshly baked artisan bread and butter  £6

Chicken, pistachio and apricot terrine: toasted bread, Whitstable ale chutney £7

Scotch duck egg: sausage and black pudding on a fennel salad £7

White crab meat: potato cake, spinach cream, toasted pine nuts £8

Calves Liver: lime, caramelised onions, leeks, mustard mushrooms, brioche crostino £8

Asparagus: poached egg, hollandaise sauce, chives £8                    

Italian charcuterie selection: Freshly baked bread, a selection of meats and pickled onions   £8

 

Sandwiches (Available at lunch times only)

   

Chicken BLT: baby gem lettuce, bacon, tomato and garlic mayonnaise £10

Fish Finger: baby gem lettuce, tomato and homemade tartare sauce £9

Mozzarella and Pesto: baby gem lettuce and tomato £8

Scottish, dry aged Rib Eye Steak: caramelised onions, rocket and a balsamic glaze £11

                       

All served with mixed leaves or hand cut chips, with a choice of white or brown homemade sourdough bread

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Main Courses

 

Homemade Pie: with seasonal vegetables and mash (see specials board) £12

Harvey’s beer battered haddock: with hand cut chips, mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce £14

Woodland Farm sausages and mash: with caramelised onion jus, broccoli £13

Chargrilled 200g  Aberdeen angus beef burger: with apple wood smoked cheddar, homemade tomato relish, red onions, beef tomato, baby gem, bacon and garlic mayonnaise. Served with hand cut chips and onion rings. £15

Scottish, dry aged, Rib eye steak: with peppercorn sauce, rocket salad and hand cut chips 250g/£25      350g/£30

Guinea fowl in red wine: rosti potatoes, cherry vine tomatoes, asparagus, toasted pine nuts £16

 Roasted lamb cutlets: parmentier potatoes, baby spinach, mint jus £17

South Cornish Moules: in chilli marinara sauce, toasted sourdough £8/£14

Tiger king prawn linguine: with garlic, chilli, crème fraiche, parsley £15

Pan fried fillet of Seabass: crisped sweet potatoes, bok choi, chilli & coconut chowder £16

Spring vegetable stack: roasted red pepper, aubergine, courgette & yoghurt, wild garlic pesto £14

Risotto: local asparagus, peas, mascarpone cheese £14

 

Salads

 

Grilled chicken breast nicoise: cherry vine tomatoes, baby gem lettuce, asparagus, anchovies, boiled egg £12

Caprese: with mozzarella, black olives, balsamic glaze £11

Waldorf: blue cheese, grapes, celery, walnuts, granny smith apple, crème fraiche, chives £11

                                                                                                                                                                               

Sides

Mixed leaf salad                            £3

Mashed potato                               £3

Hand cut chips                               £2/£4

Onion rings                                     £3

Tomato salad                                  £4

Broccoli                                             £4

Asparagus                                        £5

Garlic chestnut mushrooms   £5

 

 

Set lunch menu

Two courses £16

Three courses £22

 

Soup of the day

Freshly baked sourdough bread and butter

Chicken liver pâté

Sourdough bread, cornichons, pickled onion, spicy tomato chutney

Smoked salmon roulade

Avocado salad, chilli, lime and coriander on toast

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Linguine alla Marinara

Mussels, prawns, calamari, cherry vine tomatoes, parsley

Spinach & Goats cheese strudel

Tomato relish, pear, walnuts

Char-grilled burger

Beef, applewood smoked cheddar, tomato, baby gem, red onion, tomato relish, garlic mayo, hand cut chips

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Sticky toffee pudding

With salted caramel ice cream

Crème brûlée

With homemade shortbread

Taywell ice cream

Two of the following: honeycomb, salted caramel, vanilla, strawberry or chocolate

 

Desserts at The Elephants Head

Granny Smith apple Tarte Tatin £6

with vanilla ice cream

 

Banoffee pie £6

 

Strawberry cheesecake £6

with white chocolate glaze, micro basil

 

Sticky toffee pudding £6

with salted caramel ice cream

 

Crème brûlée £5

with homemade shortbread

 

A selection of Taywell ice cream £5

A choice of two of the following: honeycomb, salted caramel, vanilla,   chocolate, strawberry.

 

Cheese board £8

Cricket St Thomas goats cheese, Olde Sussex cheddar, Carron Lodge Cheddar and Brighton Blue, served with artisan biscuits, celery, grapes, walnuts, and honey.

 

English Breakfast Tea £2.30

Speciality Teas £2.50

Americano £2.80

Latte  £3

Cappuccino £3

Flat White £3

Espresso £2.50

Double Espresso £2.80

Mocha £3.30

Hot Chocolate £3

Liquor Coffees (25ml) £5, (50ml) £7

Jamesons, Tia Maria, Disaronno, Cointreau

 


The Elephants Head Children’s Menu

Mains

Fish Fingers with chunky chips and garden peas

Sausage & Mash with garden peas and gravy

Grilled Chicken with chunky chips and garden peas

Pasta with tomato sauce and grated parmesan

Little Elephants Beef Burger with cheese and chunky chips

Children’s Roast beef, pork or lamb      (available Sundays)

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Dessert

Taywell Ice Cream

A scoop of one of the following:

honeycomb, salted caramel, vanilla,  chocolate, strawberry.

 

£8 for two courses


The Elephants Head Wine List

White Wine

                                                                     175ml                                 250ml                                Bottle

Pinot Grigio Botter                                       £6.60                                    £7.80                                    £23.00

Italy’s most famous wine, made with Pinot Grigio grapes from Sicily, this is a well balanced wine with hints of fruit from acidity. The winery  is now run by the 3rd generation of the Botter family and expertly maintains old Italian wine making traditions whilst utilising modern techniques and equipment.

Vignoble du Sud Sauvignon Blanc        £6.30                                    £7.50                                    £21.50

From the South of France, this Sauvignon Blanc has the classic flavours of refreshing citrus fruits and gooseberries, balanced with a little acidity. Ideal as a drink on its own or with light foods.

 

Señora Rosa Chardonnay                         £6.00                                    £7.20                                    £20.00

From the central valley in Chile, this modern style Chardonnay is light gold in colour and bursting with ripe peach and tropical fruit and a hint of vanilla. A medium bodied wine, perfect as an aperitif or with meat, salad or seafood.

 Picpoul de Pinet Terrasses de la Mer                                                                                                 £27.50

In the small area of Pinet within the Languedoc, they have grown the Picpoul grape for over 400 years. The grapes for Picpoul wine are handpicked, giving a light wine with hints of peaches and apricot.

 Sancerre Bonnard                                                                                                                                        £37.50

From a family vineyard in the heart of the Sancerre region of the Loire Valley, where the founders Bernard and Pierrette still work on the estate. This is a pale gold wine with grassy notes, a zesty citrus fruit flavour, lively acidity and a long finish.

 First Dawn Sauvignon Blanc                                                                                                                  £29.50

From the north east corner of the South Island, where the marked difference in day and night temperatures are a key factor in the distinctive pungency and zest fruit flavours, so loved in Kiwi Sauvignons. This has grapefruit and gooseberry flavours to balance the minerality and acidity.

 Rosé Wine

Pinot Grigio Blush Botter                          £6.60                                    £7.80                                    £23.00

Dry, soft and well balanced, this light colour rose has an elegant bouquet with notes of acacia flowers. The Sicilian grapes give a round and full bodied flavour.

 

Rose d’anjou Les Roitelles                                                                                                                      £28.50

From the Loire valley, this blend of Cabarnet Franc and Cabarnet Sauvignon gives a light delicate rose which is extremely drinkable.

Red Wine                                                                 

Señora Rose Merlot                                     £6.00                                    £7.20                                    £20.00

From the central valley this is fresh, fruity and bursting with ripe plums and cherries, smooth and easy drinking.

 Goyenechea Malbec                                    £6.80                                    £7.95                                    £24.50

Dating back to the 1860’s the family run estate in San Rafael Mendoza are now in the hands of the 4th and 5th generations. The Malbec is full of good fruit and rich flavours combined with tannins to give a lovely well bodied structure.

 

Beronia Rioja Crianza                                                                                                                                 £32.50

Bodegas Beronia, with Oenologist Matias Calleja at the helm, is an innovative producer of modern style Rioja. The Crianza is aged for 12 months in a barrel and a further 12 in a bottle before release. It has aromas of vanilla, raspberry and cherry with a fresh and fruity palate and powerful finish.

 

St Emilion Chateau Petit Bois                                                                                                                                £35.95

From the heart of the Bordeaux region, St Emilion wines come from the north bank of the Dordogne which has oceanic and temperature climate which gives the perfect ripening conditions in the autumn. The Petit Bois has a rich, red fruit aroma that is bursting with cherries and wild berries on a palate.

Prosecco

Prosecco Asolo                             Single serve bottle £8.95                                                          £26.95

From a limited area near Venice, Valdobbiadene, this is a limited production Prosecco, produced from the local Glera grape varietal. This is an easy drinking fizz, with delicate fruit driven flavours and low acidity.