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Easter week menu

Regular readers will be aware of Delia the duck who nests with us. She produced 14 ducklings on Thursday  and spent most of Friday with them in the courtyard before  they all took the leap in to the stream and paddled off.

This Easter menu will run all week. Please note we are fully booked for dinner on Saturday. For other evenings please call us on 01453 832808 to book.

Oldstone Easter menu – 16th to 20th April 2019

Dinner – Three courses £30 Two courses £25.50

 

New season Wye valley asparagus, cracked pepper and lemon butter sauce

A simple starter of oak smoked salmon, Devon crab meat and prawns

Pressed ham hock terrine with mixed pickles

Pan seared scallops, spiced avocado, pea shoots and sweet chilli jam

Twice baked mature cheddar soufflé, baby spinach and cream (15 minutes)

 

Seafood mixed grill with garlic butter on the side

Pan fried sea bass fillet on dark soy, sesame, spring onion and ginger jus

Aged local beef fillet “au poivre” (£3.50 supplement – sorry)

Sautéed Cotswold pork escallops, Gloucester sausage, mixed bean and tomato sauce

Roast free range chicken breast, mixed mushroom and chive cream, truffle oil

Spring vegetable risotto

 

Pecan tart served warm with clotted cream ice cream

Baked lemon cheesecake, tangy lemon sorbet

A trio of chocolate

Four West Country cheeses, Bath Olivers and Hilary’s fruit bread

 

Food allergens – if you require more information regarding the ingredients in our dishes please ask                Other vegetarian choices are always available              Saturday brunch served from 11 till 3

 

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Weekend menu -Friday 12th & Saturday 13th April 2019

The sun is shining, delicious Wye valley asparagus is now available and we are still in the E.U.

To book a table for dinner this weekend please call us on 01453 832808. If it’s not too cold we’ll try to open the courtyard for brunch on Saturday.

  Oldstone  

Dinner                                 Friday 12th and Saturday 13th April 2019

Three courses £30      Two courses £25.50

 

Red onion soup with double Gloucester croutons

Pan fried smoked haddock fish cake, chunky tartare sauce

New season Wye valley asparagus, cracked pepper and lemon butter sauce

Devon crab, prawn and spiced avocado tian with sweet chilli dressing

Warm Mediterranean vegetable tart, wild rocket and toasted pine nuts

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South coast monk fish fillet, plum tomato sauce and crisp pancetta

 Poached salmon loin, baby leaf spinach and mild curry cream sauce

Sautéed Cotswold pork escallops, buttered Evesham leeks, grain mustard gravy

Roast free range chicken breast, chorizo, paprika and parsley cream

Aged local beef fillet, garlic mushroom, rich red wine jus (£3.50 supplement – sorry)

Baharat spiced aubergine and chick pea stew on red, white and wild rice

 

Warm English apple and almond tart with clotted cream ice cream

Spiced pear cake, cinnamon whipped cream

Triple chocolate brownie with salty caramel ice cream

Four West Country cheeses, Bath Olivers and Hilary’s fruit bread

 

Food allergens – if you require more information regarding the ingredients in our dishes please ask

Other vegetarian choices are always available       Saturday brunch served from 11 till 3

 

 

Weekend menu – 15 & 16 June 2018

We have tables available for dinner this weekend. Please call 01453 832808 to book. Freshened up the brunch menu with some new filled rustic ciabattas, take a look on the blog page. The alternative vegetarian menu continues to be well received.

  Oldstone  

Dinner                                      Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June 2018

Three courses £30      Two courses £25.50

 

Red onion soup with smoked Cheddar croutons

Pan fried Devon crab cake, sweet chilli dipping sauce

Seared venison fillet, crushed Jersey Royals and pea shoots

Wye valley asparagus and prawn cocktail

Olive ratatouille and melting goats cheese bake, toasted sour dough

 

Cornish monk fish tail in ripe tomato and basil sauce

Asian spiced swordfish steak on dark soy, sesame and ginger jus

Roast Barbary duck breast sliced over apple sauce and cider reduction

Sautéed Cotswold pork escallops, mixed mushroom and chive cream sauce

Aged local beef fillet, garlic buttered spinach, red wine gravy (£3.50 supplement – sorry)

Baharat spiced aubergine and chick pea stew on red, white and wild rice

 

Dark chocolate and rum flan, chocolate ice cream

Baked toffee banana cheesecake

Spiced locally grown rhubarb cake, cinnamon whipped cream

Four West Country cheeses, Bath Olivers and Hilary’s fruit bread

 

Food allergens – if you require more information regarding the ingredients in our dishes please ask

Other vegetarian choices are always available               Saturday brunch served from 11 till 3

 

Weekend menu – 8 & 9 June 2018

The scaffold and netting is down, the windows have been cleaned and Pete the builder is just finishing off and cleaning up after the wall repairs. No excuses for us not to crack on with  the routine summer maintenance jobs out front now but already we look so much tidier and welcoming. Just ordered some Cornish Pollock for delivery in the morning. It is caught by Darren Jose with rod and line off his day boat Sea Maiden out of Hayle Harbour. In season, as fresh as it comes and sustainable.

  Oldstone  

Dinner                                      Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June 2018

Three courses £30      Two courses £25.50

 

Roasted red pepper soup

Pan fried Cornish mackerel fillet, crushed Jersey Royals, caper vinaigrette

Baked free range egg, Serrano ham and olive ratatouille

Wye valley asparagus and prawn “cocktail”

Pan con tomate with wild rocket and grilled Mediterranean vegetable salad

 

Baked Cornish line caught Pollock with a smoked Cheddar and herb crust

Poached sea trout supreme, buttered samphire and mild curry cream

7 spiced Barbary duck breast sliced over dark soy, sesame and ginger jus

Sautéed Cotswold pork escallops, Gloucester sausage, sage and onion gravy

Aged local beef fillet au poivre (£3.50 supplement – sorry)

Mixed mushroom millefeuille, chive cream sauce and truffle oil

 

Pecan tart served warm with clotted cream ice cream

Baked cheesecake with English strawberry compote

Dark chocolate and orange torte, tangy orange sorbet

Four West Country cheeses, Bath Olivers and Hilary’s fruit bread

 

Food allergens – if you require more information regarding the ingredients in our dishes please ask

Other vegetarian choices are always available               Saturday brunch served from 11 till 3

 

Weekend menu 1st & 2nd June 2018

Yes that does say June…..where does the time go? Please excuse our appearance this week as the builder makes good the crumbling buttress out front. Weather permitting it should be a lot tidier by the weekend but rest assured we are very much open for business. For dinner reservations please call us on 01453 832808.

  Oldstone  

Dinner                                      Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June 2018

Three courses £30      Two courses £25.50

 

Red onion soup, smoked Cheddar croutons

Whole King prawns sautéed with garlic and samphire

Wye valley asparagus with a simple lemon and cracked pepper butter sauce

Pan fried Devon crab cake, sweet chilli dipping sauce

Jersey Royal potato salad, Gloucester sausage and black pudding

 

Pan seared swordfish steak with a warm ripe tomato and chilli dressing

Poached sea trout supreme, white wine cream and sugar snap peas

Roast Barbary duck breast sliced over apple and cider gravy

Sautéed Cotswold pork escallops, chestnut mushroom and paprika cream sauce

Aged local beef fillet, rosemary and red wine reduction (£3.50 supplement – sorry)

Baharat spiced aubergine and chick pea stew on red, white and wild rice

 

Apricot and almond tart served warm with clotted cream ice cream

A classic crème brulée with English strawberries and shortbread

Dark chocolate and ginger cheesecake, stem ginger crème fraiche

Four West Country cheeses, Bath Olivers and Hilary’s fruit bread

 

Food allergens – if you require more information regarding the ingredients in our dishes please ask

Other vegetarian choices are always available.Saturday brunch served from 11 till 3

 

Weekend menu – 11 & 12 May 2018

A bit late posting the menu today…..here’s why. Our fishmonger is based up the road in Cirencester where they receive deliveries from the coast then store, prepare and dispatch orders to restaurants, hotels etc. in the area. So as to improve efficiency (cut costs?) the order department is now based in the South Midlands and we did not receive our regular Thursday morning call with market updates and fresh fish availability for the weekend’s order. Rest assured we have now placed our order and fresh fish will be delivered in the morning but it’s a shame to loose that first name contact and rapport that built up over our 15 years as customers. Have you booked your table for weekend? Call now on 01453 832808.

  Oldstone  

Dinner                                 Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May 2018

Three courses £30      Two courses £25.50

 

Roasted red pepper soup

Pan fried Cornish mackerel fillet, crisp apple and pea shoot salad

Pressed ham hock terrine with red onion and cucumber pickle

Wye valley asparagus, cracked pepper and lemon butter sauce

Smoked salmon and brown Devon crab parcel, dill dressing and capers

 

Pan seared swordfish steak with salsa verde

Poached sea trout supreme, baby leaf spinach and mild curry cream

7 spiced Barbary duck breast sliced over soy, ginger and spring onion jus

Sautéed Cotswold pork escallops, mixed mushroom and chive cream sauce

Aged local beef fillet, tomato, basil and red wine reduction (£3.50 supplement – sorry)

Baked courgette stuffed with olive ratatouille under a Parmesan crust

 

Pecan tart served warm with clotted cream ice cream

Baked cheesecake with English strawberries

A classic crème brulée with fine butter shortbread

Four West Country cheeses, Bath Olivers and Hilary’s fruit bread

 

Food allergens – if you require more information regarding the ingredients in our dishes please ask

Other vegetarian choices are always available               Saturday brunch served from 11 till 3

 

Weekend menu – 20/21 April 2018

We tried some nice wines yesterday with Antony from The Oxford Wine Company in preparation for our new list which will be coming soon. First English asparagus of the season is in the kitchen and looks great, on the menu this weekend cooked simply and served with cracked pepper and lemon butter sauce. Hopefully the fine weather will stay long enough for us to use the courtyard this weekend. For bookings please call 01453 832808.

  Oldstone  

Dinner                                 Friday 20th and Saturday 21st April 2018

Three courses £30      Two courses £25.50

 

Carrot and cumin soup

Devon crab and prawn tian with sweet chilli dressing

Braised Evesham leeks wrapped in air dried ham on a bed of fine ratatouille

Smoked haddock and spinach omelette, Cheddar and parsley

New season English asparagus, cracked pepper and lemon butter sauce

 

Baked Cornish hake supreme on spiced lentil and red pepper sauce

Pan seared swordfish steak with buttered samphire

Roast Barbary duck breast sliced over apple sauce and cider gravy

Sautéed Cotswold pork escallops with mixed mushroom cream sauce

Aged local beef fillet, grain mustard crumb, red wine jus (£3.50 supplement – sorry)

Baharat spiced aubergine and chick pea stew on red, white and wild rice

 

Dark chocolate truffle cake with red berry sorbet

Yorkshire rhubarb and almond tart, clotted cream ice cream

A classic crème brulée with fine butter shortbread

Four West Country cheeses, Bath Olivers and Hilary’s fruit bread

 

Food allergens – if you require more information regarding the ingredients in our dishes please ask

Other vegetarian choices are always available               Saturday brunch served from 11 till 3