Lunch and Dinner menus

Our menus are designed to offer, on a daily basis, a varied selection of foods at a range of prices, which include vegetarian options. The normal daily options are:

Freshly homemade Soup of the Day
3 hot main course dishes including one vegetarian choice
with optional potatoes and vegetables

Cold buffet Salad Bar
offering cold meats, fish and pies with a pick'n'mix selection of salads (2 Plate sizes, 'Regular' & 'Mega'
or choose a  to create your own side salads or mini salad portion

Hot jacket potatoes
with a choice of two hot and cold fillings
alternating with
Pasta bar / Risotto bar
varying pasta with optional sauces and Arborio risotto dishes.
and
Snack bar
a variety of low cost quick dishes.

Desserts, cheese and fresh fruit
A hot pudding of the day and a range of cold sweets,
a selection of cheese and biscuits and a fresh fruit basket

Chef's Special
For variety, Chef will occasionally offer more extravagant or unusual dishes served complete with potatoes and vegetables. An all-inclusive price is set for this option and is normally more expensive than that of the average hot main dishes available. However this is well worth trying - but do come early as they are very popular.

Also available every day
Bread and bread rolls and butter,
Yoghurts, corner yoghurts,
Milk (pint cartons),
Breakfast, earl grey and fruit and herbal teas
Espresso, Cappuccino and regular coffees
Ice creams and chocolate bars

Breakfast menu

We offer a selection of cooked and cold items, all individually priced to enable you to choose as big and nourishing, or as "grab and dash" as you like in the morning

Cereals
Cornflakes, Weetabix, Alpen, Sugar Puffs, Bran Flakes
Cooked
Fried, scrambled or poached (alternating) eggs
Grilled bacon, sausage, tomato, hash brown potatoes, baked beans, mushrooms, fried bread
Porridge
Breakfast baguettes
Brown or white toast
With butter or low fat margarine, jams and marmalades

Freshly made waffles
Fresh fruit
Yogurts
Beverages
Tea, coffee, chocolate and a range of fruit juices

Brunch menu

On Saturday and Sunday, we recognise that you probably want to rise a little later but that you would still like to be able to enjoy a traditional breakfast. Alternately, you may prefer to have a proper lunch. Saturdays we open at 12noon and offer Brunch initially with lunch service from 12.30pm through to 1.30pm. Sundays

Brunch
Fried or poached (alternating) eggs
Grilled bacon, sausage, tomato, hash brown potatoes, baked beans,  mushrooms, fried bread, vegetarian sausages
Brown or white toast or croissant
With butter or low fat margarine, jams and marmalades
2 hot main course dishes, one being a vegetarian choice
with optional potatoes and vegetables
Sunday Roast (Sunday only)
A traditional roast of the week
Desserts, cheese and fresh fruit
A hot pudding of the day and a range of cold sweets,
a selection of cheese and biscuits and a fresh fruit basket

 

We work on a 6-week cycle of menus, which are subject to change, in order to avoid costly waste. The Head Chef may remove dishes where excess wastage might occur. Popular items which may be consumed prior to the end of service will be replaced with alternatives wherever practical. You may find that not all the choices will last for the whole session of service, but with roughly seven choices each day we're sure you'll find something you like.

Emergency Supplies

If you are short of the basics, call on us to stock up.

250g Cheddar cheese (suitable for vegetarians)
Semi-skimmed milk (500ml)
6 slices of bread (brown or white)
6 eggs (standard size)

Take Away Service

Please ask the Garden Restaurant serving staff if you would like to take a meal back to your room. We can provide take away containers (for a small additional cost) for this purpose or please bring your own container. Please do not remove Garden Restaurant china or cutlery.

Please note that it is your responsibility if food requires re-heating, to ensure that it is heated to a safe temperature all the way through. If in doubt, ask us for advice.

Check the Today's Menus page for up to date information about the current menus.

As we are here to sell our range, we ask that you don’t bring food or drink from elsewhere to consume in the Garden Restaurant, Red Brick Cafe Bar or Dining Hall. However, we also know that you may, from time to time, want to celebrate a special occasion, maybe with a cake. Please let us know that you are coming so that we can be prepared to welcome you, but please bear in mind that there may be occasions when this isn’t possible and the supervisor on duty will need to make the final decision.