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Bread, bread sticks, olive oil, balsamic glaze, salt and pepper £4
Mezze platter: hummus, baba ganoush, 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, tomato and garlic mayonnaise £10
Fish Finger: Baby gem lettuce, tomato and homemade tartare sauce £8
Mozzarella and Pesto: Baby gem lettuce and tomato £8
Scottish, 30 day, dry aged Rib Eye Steak: Caramelised onions, rocket and a balsamic glaze on either white or brown toasted bread £11
Harvey’s beer battered haddock and chips: Served with freshly made chunky chips, mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce £14
Woodland Farm sausages and mash: Served with onion gravy and French beans £13
Chargrilled 200g Aberdeen angus beef burger: With apple wood smoked cheddar, freshly made relish, red onions, beef tomato, baby gem lettuce, bacon and garlic mayonnaise. Served with chunky chips and onion rings. £14.50
Scottish, 30 day aged, Rib eye steak: Served with peppercorn sauce, a watercress salad and freshly made chunky chips. (60 or 90 day often available, please ask for availability) 250g/£22 350g/£26
Roasted corn fed chicken supreme: Served with potato cake, broccoli with almonds and a mushroom sauce £15
Elephants Head Mussels: Cooked in a chilli marinara sauce and served with toasted foccacia £8/£14
Tiger king prawn linguine: with garlic, chilli, crème fraiche and parsley £15
Pesto gnocchi: with cherry tomatoes, black olives and parmesan £12
Acquarello wild mushroom risotto: with parmesean tuiles £13
Crispy duck breast salad: with chilli marmalade, mozzarella, arugula and flatbread £11
Caprese salad: with buffalo mozzarella and balsamic dressing £10
Pear and balsamic beetroot salad: with goats cheese, walnuts, honey, mustard and rocket £10
Mixed Leaf Salad £3 Rocket and Parmesan Salad £4
Mashed Potato £3 Caprese Salad £4
Chunky Chips £3
Desserts at The Elephants Head
Chocolate fondant: with Chantilly cream £5
Spiced apple and pear crumble: with salted caramel ice cream or custard £5
Sticky toffee pudding: with salted caramel ice cream £6
Cappuccino cheesecake £5
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.
The Elephants Head Children’s Menu
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)
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
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.
Run Rafa Run Airen £5.90 £7.00 £18.50
Blending traditional vine cultivation with modern wine making techniques, this is a crisp refreshing wine bursting with zingy flavours.
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.
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.
Run Rafa Run Tempranillo Rosato £5.90 £7.00 £18.50
Blending traditional vine cultivation with modern wine making techniques, this is loaded with summer fruits and makes the perfect aperitif.
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.
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.
Run Rafa Run Tempranillo £5.90 £7.00 £18.50
Blending traditional vine cultivation with modern wine making techniques, this is medium bodied with soft fruit characters and a wonderful vibrancy.
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.
Boundary Hut Pinot Noir £30.95
This is a ruby red colour with purple hues and has the classic black cherry flavours associated with New Zealand Pinot Noirs. The soft, silky tannins and balanced acidity give it great length and structure so it can be enjoyed on its own or with a wide range of foods.
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 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.