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Autumn & Fixed Price Menu

Autumn Menu at Crofters

Light & Express Lunch

Breads/Sarnies

Add french fries for just £2

Chef's fish finger sandwich

£6

With homemade tartare sauce

Holt's classic sausage

£6

With caramelised onion

Chicken

£6

With bacon and brie

Tender char grilled sirloin steak

£9

With onion

Wine Bar Specials

Croc Monsieur

£6

Toasted cheese & ham brioche sandwich

Croc Madame

£7

Toasted cheese & ham brioche sandwich, topped with a free range fried egg

Stove

Beer battered fish and chips

£12

With tartare sauce & pea puree

Hand carved Suffolk ham

£10

With free range eggs & fat chips

Chef's classic beef burger

£12

With cheese, bacon & fries

Mushroom & garlic linguine (V)

£9

With spinach in a creamy white wine sauce

Salad

Classic free range chicken caesar salad

£10

Brasserie Menu

To Start

Soup of the day (V)

£5

With crusty roll

Crispy camembert

£6.50

With pickled red onion & plum sauce

1/2 dozen world famous Mersea oysters

£10

With shallot vinegar

Lemon crab mayonnaise on toasted ciabatta

£7.50

Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil

Pan fried sardines on toast

£7

With bloody mary salsa

Chef's chicken liver parfait

£6.50

With toasted brioche

Classic prawn cocktail

£7

With brown bread & butter

Layered beetroot & goats cheese terrine (V)

£6

With lemon dressing & petite salad

1/2 dozen large escargot baked in garlic herb butter

£7

With crusty bread

Green Thai mussels

£8

With coconut, chilli, lemongrass & crusty bread

Main Event

Smoked salmon & mussel penne pasta

£13

With lemon cream sauce & parmesan

Real ale battered cod & hand cut fat chips

£12.50

With tartare sauce & pea purée

Pressed belly of old spot pork

£15

With potato fondant, curried parsnip purée & calvados jus

Pan fried hake supreme

£16

With herb roasted new potatoes, creamed leeks, peas & bacon

Green Thai mussels

£14

With coconut, chilli, lemongrass & crusty bread and skinny fries

Crofters burger

£13

With smoked bacon, cashei blue cheese, tomato, red onion & skinny fries

Seared Goosnargh duck breast

£18

With dauphinoise potatoes, black cherry and kirsch jus

Duo of lamb, roasted rump & mini shepherds pie

£19

With green beans & garlic mash

Beer battered halloumi (V)

£12

With hand cut chips, pea purée & pickled red onion salad

Chargrilled grass fed 8oz sirloin steak, grilled tomato, portobello mushroom

£24

With port & blue cheese or sautéd peppercorn sauce

Sides

£3

Tomato & red onion salad, Creamy spring onion mash, Hand cut fat chips, Garlic mash, Buttered green beans, Savoy cabbage & smoked bacon, Skinny fries

Pudding Club

Banoffee ice cream sundae

£6

With thick toffee sauce & crumbled crumbs

Chocolate brownie

£5.50

With chocolate sauce & ice cream

Our famous bakewell tart

£6

With ice cream or custard

Sharp lemon tart

£6

With Chambord poached raspberries & raspberry ripple ice cream

Sticky toffee pudding

£6

With thunder toffee vodka sauce

Selection of ice creams & sorbets

£5

Classic Wine Bar Cheese Slate

3 Cheeses/5 Cheeses £8/£12

With water biscuits, crusty bread, grapes & quince jelly

Party Menu

3 courses, price on application

To Start

Soup of the day (V)

With crusty roll

Panko breaded camembert (V)

With pickled red onion & plum sauce

Chef's classic homemade liver paté

With toasted brioche

Crofter;s "old school" prawn cocktail

With brown bread & butter

Layered beetroot & goats cheese terrine (V)

With lemon dressing & petite salad

Main Event

Slow cooked lamb shank

With creamy spring onion mash, vegetable mélange & red currant jus

Pressed belly of old spot pork

With potato fondant, curried parsnip purée & calvados sauce

Crofters classic burger

With smoked bacon, cachei blue cheese, tomato & red onion, skinny fries

Fried fillet of stonebass

With saffron new potatoes, mélange of vegetables & Noilly Prat sauce

NO FISH 'n' CHIPS (V)

With beer battered halloumi, hand cut chips, pea purée & pickled red onion salad

Sides

£3

Baked local asparagus, fat chips, skinny fries, tomato & red onion salad

Pudding Club

Chocolate brownie

With chocolate sauce & ice cream

Sharp lemon tart

With Chambord poached raspberries & raspberry ripple ice cream

Selection of ice creams & sorbets

Our famous bakewell tart

With proper custard

Classic "Wine Bar" British/French cheese slate

With homemade chutney & crackers

Wines & Champagnes

Whites

Il Meridione Catarratto

£4.50 - £5.50 - £15

Fresh and fruity with a refreshing dry finish - Italy

Pinot Grigio Bella Modella

£5 - £6.50 - £17

Crisp, citrus fruit with hints of ripe peach - Italy

Artesa Rioja Viura

£5.50 - £6.50 - £19

A clean and fresh nose shows hints of ripe peach and pear. Rounded and creamy with a refreshing zest - Spain

Vedilhan Viognier

£5.50 - £7 - £20

Aromas of ripe pears and peaches merge on the palate. Fresh, vibrant, defined, and elegant - France

Verdicchio Monte Schiavo

£5.50 - £7 - £20

Citrus aromas that are fresh and zesty. On the palate there is white peach with a slight nutty edge - Italy

Gavi Conchetta

£5.50 - £7 - £22

Gentle and aromatic with green apple, lime and herbaceous characters - Italy

Cloud Factory Sauvignon

£5.50 - £7 - £22

Zesty citrus with white stone fruits and hints of gooseberry, finished with a lovely balance of texture - New Zealand

Adobe Reserve Chardonnay

£6.50 - £8 - £23

Grapefruit, lime and tropical notes. Touches of mocha and hazelnut are followed by honeyed flavours - Chile

"Picpoul de Pinet"

£6.50 - £8 - £23

Delicate exotic fruit and white flowers, this wine has fresh acidity and a hint of limey saltiness - France

Tindall Sauvignon Blanc

£7 - £9 - £26

Fresh tropical pineapple and citrus with mineral complexity and lively acidity - New Zealand

Rude Mechanicals Pinot Gris Viognier

£28

Voluptuous scents of super ripe pineapple and guava that rise over honeysuckle and orange-blossom - Australia

Chablis 1er Cru Domaine de la Motte

£29

Typically flinty with a grassy edge. This wine fills out mid palate, finishing with a lipsmacking tingle - France

Sancerre, La Croix, Henry Pelle

£32

A mix of pebbly top soil enhances the characteristics of this Sancerre. Pungent, fresh and grassy - France

Vallet Freres Meursault

£49

A wonderful creaminess on the nose with a well rounded palate. Poised and elegant with a classic balance between richness and acidity - France

Reds

Ca' di Ponti Shiraz

£4.50 - £5.50 - £15

Plummy with a touch of spicy oak. True to its Italian roots, with cherry notes and good acidity - Italy

Montevista Merlot

£5 - £6.50 - £17

Full red fruits with hints of coffee and a touch of spice. Well balanced with smooth tannins - Chile

Nostros Pinot Noir

£5.50 - £6.50 - £19

A delicious, mouth-watering delicate Pinot Noir with smoky strawberry fruit - Chile

Percheron Shiraz Mourvedre

£5.50 - £7 - £20

Rich, dark and brooding, packed with warm chocolate notes and a big savoury heart - South Africa

Rioja Zarabanda

£6 - £7.50 - £22

Ripe plum and cherry fruit aromas. A smoky, spicy dimension from six months in oak - Spain

Mont Rocher Carignan

£6 - £7.50 - £22

"I am all over it; this wine is 'The Boss'" - Victor... Old vine Carignan at its mouth filling best - France

Malbec Nieto

£6 - £8 - £22

A full bodied blockbuster. Great fruit concentration combining blackcurrant, plums and figs. Finishing with a spicy vanilla and mocha backbone - Argentina

'The Black Craft' Shiraz

£7.50 - £9.50 - £28

Classic Barossa Shiraz. Intense savoury flavours of thick blackberry compote and black pepper - Australia

Fleurie La Madone

£30

Aromatic with an abundance of blackcurrant and red berry fruits - France

Valpolicella Ripasso Capitel della Crosara

£33

Intense morello cherry and ripe plum aromas. On the palate crunchy cherry and spicy vanilla notes - Italy

Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Cigale

£37

Red fruit and damson aromas, with cinnamon, spices, jam and liquorice. Rich and elegant to finish - France

Naked on Roller Skates Shiraz Mataro

£39

Expressive notes of musk, violets and charcuterie meats. The palate is dense with black fruits, a little quince and juniper spice - McLaren Vale, South Australia

Vuurberg Red Stellenbosch

£45

A huge muscular wine with surprising elegance and depth. Dark brooding layers of rosemary, cassis spice and leather notes - South Africa

Reserve

Rijks Private Cellars Pinotage

£45

Cherry tobacco and plum aromas. Rich, splendid, supple tannins and warm oak - South Africa

Nuits-St-George Cotes de Nuits

£55

Wonderful spice on the nose, perfect red fruit and elegant tannins - France

Syrah du Liban Domaine des Tourelles

£79

A remarkable terroir driven expression. Fragrant and floral with layers of red cherries, raspberries, and mountain herbs - Lebanon

Champagne

Crofters House Champagne

£5 - £30

Janisson & Fils Rose NV

£6 - £33

Mumm NV

£7.50 - £40

Taittinger NV

£8 - £45

Moet & Chandon Rose

£9 - £50

Laurent Perrier Rose

£75

Dom Perignon Vintage

£145

Sunday Lunch

2 courses £17 • 3 courses £20

To Start

Soup of the day (V)

With crusty roll

Panko breaded camembert (V)

With pickled red onion & plum sauce

Chef's classic homemade liver paté

With toasted brioche

Layered beetroot & goats cheese terrine (V)

With lemon dressing & petite salad

Crofter's "old school" prawn cocktail

With brown bread & butter

Main Event

Dry aged roast English ribeye of beef

£2 surcharge

With duck fat roasties, Yorkshire pudding & honey roasted vegetables

Slow cooked lamb shank

With creamy spring onion mash, vegetable mélange & red currant jus

Pressed belly of old spot pork

With potato fondant, curried parsnip purée & calvados sauce

NO FISH 'n' CHIPS (V)

With beer battered halloumi, hand cut chips, pea purée & pickled red onion salad

Crofters classic burger

With smoked bacon, cachei blue cheese, tomato & red onion, skinny fries

Fried fillet of seabass

With new potatoes & a mélange of vegetables

Sides

£3

Cauliflower cheese, savoy cabbage & bacon, a bowl of duck fat roasties

Pudding Club

Chocolate brownie

With ice cream & chocolate sauce

Sharp lemon tart

With Chambord poached raspberries & raspberry ripple ice cream

Selection of ice creams & sorbet

Our famous bakewell tart

With proper custard

Classic "Wine Bar" British/French cheese slate

£2 surcharge

With home made chutney & crackers

Chef’s Special Sample Menu

To Start

Cromer Crab Quenelle

£6

With Melba toast & micro herbs

Pan seared scallops

£9

With spring onion, crispy pancetta, tomato & sambuca sauce

Tomato ravioli

£5.50

With toasted seeds & sage butter

1/2 dozen Mersea rock oysters

£10

With shallot vinegar, lemon & tendril shoots

Main Event

Parmesan crusted chicken breast

£14

With dauphinoise, Romanesque & confit tomato dressing

Pan roasted leg of lamb

£20

With gremolata potato gratin & lobster sauce

Guinness braised short rib of beef

£17

With salt brisket, horseradish Rosti & bone marrow butter

Pudding Club

Chef's tiramisu

£6.50

With homemade frangelico liqueur ice cream

Passion fruit tart

£5.50

With champagne sorbet

Little scarlet strawberry cheesecake

£6

With white chocolate sauce

Bailey's croissant bread & butter pudding

£6.50

With creme Anglaise

Bar Snack Menu

Cheesy garlic bread

£3

Mini vegetable spring rolls

£4

With hoi sin dipping sauce

Honey & mustard roasted cocktail sausages

£3

Crispy baby squid

£4.50

With garlic mayonnaise

Breaded king prawns

£4

Buffalo chicken wings/BBQ chicken wings

£4.50

Thai fish cakes

£5

With mango dressing & sweet chilli

Hand cut fat chips

£3

With garlic mayonnaise

Skinny fries

£3

Thai green curry chicken skewer

£4.50

Nacho crumbed Cajun scotch egg

£4

Wine bar cheese slate

£7.50

With water biscuits, chutney & grapes