The Waterside Restaurant

A relaxed dining experience offered brunch, three-course menus or an afternoon tea

Example 2022 menus

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Brunch

£29.50 per person

Pastries

Mini Danishes

Orange, pecan and flaxseed flapjacks (GF, VE)

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Main courses

Braised beef brisket, bubble and squeak, braised kale, poached egg, tarragon butter sauce (GF)

Breakfast taco, bacon, scrambled egg, smashed avocado, roasted tomato salsa, crispy onions (GF)

Plant-based tacos, smashed avocados, cannellini bean ragout, Sgaia spiced sausage, coriander (GF, VE)

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Fresh summer berry, banana and chia seed smoothie

Glass of Prosecco


Lunch

Three-course lunch served with half a bottle of wine and mineral water, £79.50 per person

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Starters

Torched smoked duck, pickled cucumber, red pepper ketchup, confit duck, sesame cracker

Dill-cured salmon, smoked salmon tartare, charred shallot, chive oil

Semi-dried ox heart tomato, heritage tomato salad, mozzarella, watermelon, olive soil (V, VE option available)

Smoked tomato arancini, glazed fig, grilled courgetti, marinated peppers, charred artichokes, basil aioli (VE)

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Main courses

Fillet of beef, shallot tarte tatin, confit barrel potato, asparagus, baby watercress

Seabass fillet, lemon crushed new potatoes, spinach chive beurre blanc, fennel and lemon balm salad

Seared chicken breast, mini lemon Kiev, tenderstem, pea ketchup, pancetta, potato pave

Herb gnocchi, pecorino sauce, peas, broad beans, basil, pecorino shard (VE)

Seared cauliflower steak, cauliflower Kiev, tenderstem, pea kethcup, potato pave (VE)

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Desserts

Lemon and lime tart, raspberry gel, verbena cream, raspberries

‘Malteasers’ chocolate tart, vanilla mascarpone, chocolate meringue

Hampton Court Mess: Crushed meringue, strawberries, whipped cream with sloe gin, basil (V, VE option available)

Selection of cheeses, assortment of crackers, chutney and fruits


Afternoon tea

£37.50 per person, including a glass of Champagne

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Selection of sandwiches

Roasted ham with grain mustard mayonnaise

Traditional smoked Scottish salmon with lemon butter

1833 mature cheddar and chutney

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Savoury bites

Homemade mini pork, lemon and thyme sausage rolls

Marmite cheese straws

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Miniature sweets

Freshly baked sultana scones, Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve

Lemon and raspberry tart

Strawberry and Aperol fool

Selection of macaroons


Gluten free afternoon tea

£37.50 per person, including a glass of Champagne

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Selection of sandwiches

Roasted ham with grain mustard mayonnaise

Traditional smoked Scottish salmon with lemon butter

1833 mature cheddar and chutney

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Savoury bites

Asparagus and feta tartlets

Homemade mini pork, lemon and thyme sausage rolls

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Miniature sweets

Freshly baked sultana scones, Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve

Chocolate brownie bites

Selection of macaroons


Vegan afternoon tea

£37.50 per person, including a glass of Champagne

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Selection of sandwiches

Chive cream cheese with mustard cress

Roasted red pepper and paprika houmous

Cucumber and chervil mayonnaise

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Savoury bites

Marmite poppyseed straws

Homemade mini Mediterranean vegetable roll

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Miniature sweets

Freshly baked sultana scones, Oatly clotted cream and strawberry preserve

Chocolate brownie bites

Strawberry shortbread bites

V  – Vegetarian
VG – Vegan
GF – Gluten free


Please note: These are sample menus for 2022. All menus are subject to change due to seasonality,  product availability and cost.

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