The Restaurant

The Restaurant is decorated in traditional style, with waitress service or sometimes a buffet style arrangement depending on the style of cuisine.

Daily lunches are served in the Restaurant from 12.30pm, offering a wholesome menu (displayed at least one day in advance outside the Conservatory). The two course menu represents excellent value for money and is enjoyed by residents who live in all corners of the village. Booking is not essential but is recommended, particularly on Fridays, when fish and chips are a very popular draw!

The Sunday Carvery is available every Sunday from 12.00 – 3.00pm. Booking is essential as it is extremely popular with residents and their families.

In the evening, tables are available for regular themed occasions from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. A typical month’s programme could feature a Parisian Evening, a Supper Club, an a la Carte Evening, a Pie and Peas Night and a Mexican Night. Friends and families are welcomed at all these events.

Take a look a selection of recent menus and a quarterly What’s On Brochure detailing planned culinary events for this time of year. Printed menus and further information are always available in The Orangery or at Reception.

Please contact The Orangery to reserve a table, either in person on by phoning 01325 331444.

October’s Menus

Fine Dining Evening - Wednesday 4th October

Starters

  • Warm Tartlet of Haggis, Tatties and Neeps
  • Baked Wedge of Brie Cheese
  • Gravadlax of Salmon Infused with Beetroot, Dill and Vodka

Mains

  • Pan Roasted Loin of local Pork with Prune and Apricot Stuffing, Celariac Pommes Puree and Cider Cream Sauce
  • Grilled Fillet of Sea Bass served with Lemon and Caper Butter, Saute New Potatoes, Olive and Sun Blushed Cherry Tomato Sauce
  • Roasted Rack of English Lamb with Dauphinoise Potatoes, Rioja and Redcurrent Reduction

Desserts

  • Seville Orange and Almond Cake with Cointreau Crème Fraiche
  • Buttermilk Pannacotta with Honey and Almonds with Milk Scotch Pancakes
  • Dark Chocolate Truffle Torte with Raspberries, Raspberry Coulis, Chocolate Sauce

2 Courses £16.50 3 Courses £18.50

Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee with Chocolate £2.00

Supper Club with Croatian Theme - Wednesday 11th October

Starter

  • Grilled Garlic Butter Prawns – Grilled Prawns over a Medley of Roasted Vegetables with Sage

Main

  • Chicken Breast”Pileca Prsa ‘Tetka Nikita” – Sauteed Chicken Breast stuffed with Julienne Vegetables and Pesto, served with Mashed Potatoes, Field Mushrooms and Truffle Oil

Dessert

  • Palacinke Dubrovnik – Croatian Style Crepes served warm and filled with traditional Ricotta Cheese and Lemon Zest

£16.95 per person

Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee with Chocolate £2.00

Indian Evening- Wednesday 18th October

Starters

  • Traditional Chicken Tikka
  • Kofta Kebab
  • Chick Pea based Onion Bhaji

Mains

  • Chicken Korma
  • Lamb Masala
  • King Prawn Jalfrezi

Desserts

  • Banana and Coconut Cake
  • Tropical Fruit Cocktail with Mango Ice Cream
  • Mixed Ice Cream with Wafers and Papaya

2 Courses £14.95 3 Courses £16.95

Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee with Chocolate £2.00

Best of British Evening - Wednesday 25th October

Starters

  • Spinich and Watercress Soup with Poached Hens Egg
  • Deep Fried Mussels with Welsh Rarebit and Chervil Sauce
  • Pork Pie, Celariac, Radish and Pickled Shallot Salad with Apple Puree and Deep Fried Sage

Mains

  • Stuffed Saddle of Lamb with Apricot, Spinach and Walnut, served with Fondant Potato and Balsamic Jus
  • Stuffed Plaice Fillets with Duchess Potatoes, Samphire and Chive Veloute
  • Slow Cooked Beef Cheek with Horseradish Mashed Potato, Shallot Puree, Charred Cauliflower and Red Wine Jus

Desserts

  • Autumn Pudding with Chantilly Cream and Autumn Fruits
  • Bakewell Tart with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Cherry Sauce
  • Lightly Spiced Apple and Blackberry Crumble with Macademia Nut Crumble and Vanilla Custard or Ice Cream

2 Courses £15.95 3 Courses £17.95

Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee with Chocolate £2.00