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  • Champagne Gala Menu

    JOIN US FOR OUR CHAMPAGNE GOURMET DINNER

    20th September 2018

    There is nothing quite like the power of Champagne, to lift the spirits and put the soul into a celebration!
    Our Head Chef Guillaume and his team have designed  a pristine Gourmet menu. With the knowledge of  James Long from the Independent wine merchant Corney and Barrow who has specially selected Champagne to be served with each course.

    From the full bodied rich style of the Marquis de Bonnieres Brut to one of the oldest champagne House for Delamotte Blanc de Blancs, there are many for you to try during this fantastic evening!

    5 course dinner and Champagne at £135/person
    Start at 7.30pm, carriage by 11pm

    Click here to see the evening’s menu

  • Lunch - Wednesday to Saturday

    Sample Lunch Menu – changes daily according to seasons & deliveries
    3 courses £26 with choices of 3 starters / 3 main courses and desserts
    2 courses £21 / 12noon till 2.30pm
    Short A La Carte also available

    Sample Menu – Starters

    Crème Dubarry (v)
    Cauliflower soup, watercress espuma
    Poppy seed and mascarpone cream

    Salted air dried Suffolk lamb belly
    Marinated in herbs, slowly cooked, caper mousseline, lemon thyme foam

    Mackerel
    Home smoked mackerel, dill, celeriac, apple and wholegrain mustard tartare
    Lime, Greek yogurt and dill dressing

    Isle of Man half shell Queenies
    Baked baby scallops, garden peas and fresh mint crush,
    Buffalo mozzarella cheese, tomato butter

    Vegetable tartlet (V)
    Warm crispy thin fresh tomato and green pepper tartlet,
    Tomato chutney

    Sample Menu – Main Courses

    Atlantic Cod
    Steamed fresh cod fillet, mixed herb crust, cabbage fondue
    White basil ‘beurre blanc’

    Gressingham duck (+£3)
    Roasted skinless duck breast, blood orange marmalade, glazed carrots,
    Buttered carrot and cumin jus

    Blythburgh free range pork belly
    Slowly cooked pork belly, jerusalem artichoke mash, spiced baby corn
    Parma ham sauce

    Suffolk Beetroot (v)
    Warm beetroot and goat cheese raviole, roasted sweet tomatoes,
    Micro leaves, mustard and basil dressing

    Portion of vegetables £3.50 – Portion of potatoes £2.50

    Sample Menu – Desserts

    Apple
    Salted butter caramel nousse, speculoos biscuit
    Cider gel, Granny Smith gel, cinnamon ice cream

    Pistachio & Cherry entremet
    Pistachio sponge and ganache, marinated cherries, white chocolate ice cream

    Duo of desserts
    Spiced crème brûlée, warm pain perdu,  crème Chantilly
    Vanilla ice cream, grilled almonds

    Earl Grey cloud
    Milk pearls, tea mousseline, crunchy milk foam
    Earl grey ice cream

    Home-made Ice-creams and sorbets of the day

    French and Suffolk cheeses
    Spicy chutney, celery, baguette, biscuits
    (£10 or + £5.00 instead of dessert)

    Cafetière Coffee and petits fours £3.50
    Tea, infusion and and petits fours £3.50
    French white and multi-cereal baguette £1
    Please let us know if you have any allergy of any kind
    A 10% service charge will be added at the end of the bill for parties above 8 persons

    Sample A La Carte Lunch – Starters

    Colchester AA rock oysters
    Warm deep fried oysters, pickled carrot and cucumber
    Chili lemon mayonnaise
    £10.95

    Scottish smoked salmon
    Dried courgette, red beetroot,
    avocado cream
    £9.95

    Duck foie gras
    Duck foie gras, pistachio,
    pear, warm brioche
    £13.95

    Sample A La Carte Lunch – Main Courses

    Turbot
    Steamed wild turbot fillet,
    cauliflower and truffle oil mousseline,
    chicken broth and porcini oil emulsion
    £26.95

    Scottish beef fillet
    Grilled prime fillet of beef,
    “Le Puy” lentilles and Jerez vinegar, baby beetroots,
    red wine reduction, foie gras emulsion
    £29.95

    English Lamb
    Rack of lamb,
    roulade of garlic and basil stuffing and crispy filo pastry,
    wild rocket flan, cognac and sage jus
    £24.95

    Portion of vegetables £3.50
    Portion of potatoes £2.50
    French white and multi-cereal baguette +£1

    Sample Desserts £8.95 – See Above Menu

    Please let us know if you have any allergy of any kind
    A 10% service charge will be added at the end of the bill for parties above 8 persons.
    Our environmental policy is to serve food of the highest quality that is fresh,
    in season and as local as possible.
    All our shellfish and fish are from sustainable provenance.
    Our menu changes every day according to deliveries.

  • Sunday Lunch

    Sample Sunday Lunch Menu – changes weekly according to seasons & deliveries
    3 courses £36.50 with choices of 4/5 starters , 4/5 main courses and desserts
    12noon till 2.30pm – Ask for our Special Menu on Easter Sunday.
    Short A La Carte also available.

    SAMPLE STARTERS

    Garden pea soup
    Bacon, onion, mozzarella emulsion

    Venison pâté en croûte
    White onion and cardamon chutney, pickled cauliflower and carrots

    Mackerel
    Mackerel fillet, Jerez vinegar,
    Thinly sliced and pureed Romanesco broccoli
    Lemon sauce

    Isle of Man half shell Queenies
    Baked baby scallops, courgette fondue, Madras curry,
    glazed Buffalo mozzarella, tomato, garlic and parsley butter

    Vegetable tartlet (V)
    Warm crispy thin fresh tomato and green pepper tartlet,
    Tomato chutney

    SAMPLE MAIN COURSES

    North Atlantic Monkfish
    Poached monkfish tail, baby scallops, Scottish mussels, lemongrass broth

    Gressingham duck 
    Roasted skinless duck breast, spiced baby corn, spinach gel, sweet corn sauce

    Suffolk Lamb
    Grilled cutlets, crisp garlic and basil in filo pastry, wild rocket, rosemary jus

    Flat iron steak – local red poll beef
    Celery and horseradish, button mushroom and orange duxelle,
    Morel mushroom sauce

    Courgette & Black Quinoa (v)
    Rehydrated courgette in butter sauce, courgette spaghetti,
    Mushroom and black quinoa

    SAMPLE DESSERTS

    Apple
    Salted butter caramel nousse, speculoos biscuit
    Cider gel, Granny Smith gel, cinnamon ice cream

    Coffee and praline mille feuille
    Caramelized hazelnuts, coffee ice cream

    Chocolate and pistachio entremet
    Chocolate cylinder, pistachio espuma, chocolate sorbet

    Duo of desserts
    Spiced crème brûlée, warm pain perdu,  crème Chantilly
    Vailla ice cream, grilled almonds

    Spiced Figs
    Red wine marinated figs, raspberry jelly, spiced bread

    Home-made Ice-creams and sorbets of the day

    French and Suffolk cheeses
    Spicy chutney, celery, baguette, biscuits
    (£10 or + £3.00 instead of dessert)

    Cafetière Coffee and petits fours £3.50
    Tea, infusion and and petits fours £3.50
    French white and multi-cereal baguette £1
    Please let us know if you have any allergy of any kind
    A 10% service charge will be added at the end of the bill for parties above 8 persons

    SAMPLE A LA CARTE – STARTERS

    Colchester AA Rock oysters
    Deep fried oysters,
    marinated vegetable julienne, lemon mayonnaise
    £10.95

    Scottish smoked salmon
    Dried courgette, red beetroot,
    avocado cream
    £9.95

    Duck foie gras
    Pan fried duck foie gras, apple, apricot and vanilla puree,
    Sweet spices emulsion, warm brioche
    £13.95

    SAMPLE A LA CARTE – MAIN COURSES

    Turbot
    Steamed wild turbot fillet,
    crispy caramelized veal sweetbread
    chicken broth and porcini oil emulsion
    £26.95

    Scottish beef fillet
    Grilled prime fillet of beef,
    “Le Puy” lentilles and Jerez vinegar, baby beetroots,
    red wine reduction, foie gras emulsion
    £29.95

    Suffolk Venison
    Roasted venison saddle, cherry griottes, braised red cabbage
    Five spices and Cognac gel, Port and juniper berry reduction
    £25.45

    Wild Halibut
    Pan fried fillet, marinated baby fennel, fennel cream, ginger foam, parsley sauce
    £22.95

    Portion of vegetables £3.50
    Portion of potatoes £2.50
    French white and multi-cereal baguette +£1

    SAMPLE DESSERTS £8.95 – SEE ABOVE MENU

    Please let us know if you have any allergy of any kind
    A 10% service charge will be added at the end of the bill for parties above 8 persons.
    Our environmental policy is to serve food of the highest quality that is fresh,
    in season and as local as possible.
    All our shellfish and fish are from sustainable provenance.
    Our menu changes every day according to deliveries.

  • Dinners - Tuesday to Friday

    Sample Dinner Menu Tuesdays to Fridays – changes daily according to seasons & deliveries
    3 courses £36.50 with choices of 4 starters / 4 main courses and desserts
    7pm till 9.30pm
    Short A La Carte also available

    SAMPLE DINNER MENU – STARTERS

    Garden pea soup
    Bacon, onion, mozzarella emulsion

    Wild seabass
    Seabass fillet carpaccio, citrus marinade, yuzu espuma, pattypans

    Suffolk lamb 
    Lamb belly and herb roulade, potato and caper mousseline, lemon and thyme emulsion

    Isle of Man half shell Queenies
    Baked baby scallops, courgette fondue, Madras curry,
    glazed Buffalo mozzarella, tomato, garlic and parsley butter

    Chesnut and wild mushrooms (V)
    Sauteed wild muhsrooms with garlic, parsley espuma, garlic cream
    Tomato chutney

    Chicken Gateau
    Chicken fillet, veal sweetbread, Beurre Nantais

    SAMPLE DINNER MENU – MAIN COURSES

    Sea trout
    Roasted sea trout, black quinoa, saffran and chervil crisps
    Sea trout and chive mousse in a letuce leave, jerusalem artichoke sauce

    Pigeon breast
    French pigeon breast roasted on the bone, caramelised indvie, red beetroot and port sphere,
    Bay leaf sauce

    Gressingham duck 
    Roasted skinless duck breast, blood orange marmelade, glazed carrots,
    Buttered carrot and cumin jus, orange powder

    Shimpling Park Farm’s Rack of English lamb (+£8)
    Roasted best end, rocket jus, sauteed wild muchrooms, garlic espuma

    Halibut
    Pan fried fillet, steamed leeks, ginger foam
    Parsley sauce

    Suffolk beetroot (v)
    Warm beetroot and goat cheese raviole, roasted sweet tomatoes,
    Micro leaves, mustard and basil dressing

    SAMPLE DINNER MENU – DESSERTS

    Apple
    Salted butter caramel nousse, speculoos biscuit
    Cider gel, Granny Smith gel, cinnamon ice cream

    Coffee and praline mille feuille
    Caramelized hazelnuts, coffee ice cream

    Chocolate and pistachio entremet
    Chocolate cylinder, pistachio espuma, chocolate sorbet

    Duo of desserts
    Spiced crème brûlée, warm pain perdu,  crème Chantilly
    Vailla ice cream, grilled almonds

    Strawberry & rhubarb
    White chocolate and strawberry sphere, rhubarbe,
    red fruits, crème de menthe sorbet

    Carrot cake
    Confit carrot in orange jus,
    orange brunoise, cumin Chantilly cream,
    orange sorbet

    Home-made Ice-creams and sorbets of the day

    French and Suffolk cheeses
    Spicy chutney, celery, baguette, biscuits
    (£10 or + £3.00 instead of dessert)

    Cafetière Coffee and petits fours £3.50
    Tea, infusion and and petits fours £3.50
    Please let us know if you have any allergy of any kind
    A 10% service charge will be added at the end of the bill for parties above 8 persons

    SAMPLE A LA CARTE DINNER – STARTERS

    Colchester AA Rock oysters
    Deep fried oysters,
    marinated vegetable julienne, lemon mayonnaise
    £10.95

    Scottish smoked salmon
    Dried courgette, red beetroot,
    avocado cream
    £9.95

    Duck foie gras
    Duck foie gras, pistachio,
    pear, warm brioche
    £13.95

    SAMPLE A LA CARTE DINNER – MAIN COURSES

    Turbot
    Steamed wild turbot fillet,
    cauliflower and truffle oil mousseline,
    chicken broth and porcini oil emulsion
    £26.95

    Scottish beef fillet
    Grilled prime fillet of beef,
    “Le Puy” lentilles and Jerez vinegar, baby beetroots,
    red wine reduction, foie gras emulsion
    £29.95

    Local Suffolk Venison
    Roasted venison saddle, cherry griottes, braised red cabbage
    Five spices and Cognas gel, Port and juniper berry reduction
    £25.45

    Wild Halibut
    Pan fried fillet, rhubarb gel, baby spinach fondue
    Citrus and vanilla milk foam
    £22.95

    Portion of vegetables £3.50
    Portion of potatoes £2.50
    Homemade petits pains 

    SAMPLE DESSERTS £8.95 – SEE ABOVE MENU

    Please let us know if you have any allergy of any kind
    A 10% service charge will be added at the end of the bill for parties above 8 persons.
    Our environmental policy is to serve food of the highest quality that is fresh,
    in season and as local as possible.
    All our shellfish and fish are from sustainable provenance.
    Our menu changes every day according to deliveries.

  • A La Carte Dinner Menu - Saturday

    Sample A La Carte Dinner Menu – Saturday Evening – Changes according to the seasons / 7pm till 9.30pm

    SAMPLE STARTERS

    Isle of Skye King scallops
    Hand-dived pan fried king scallops, smoked cauliflower puree
    Warm courgettes, roe powder
    £14.50

    Garden pea soup (v)
    Onion, mozzarella emulsion
    £9.95

    Colchester AA rock oysters
    Warm deep fried oysters,
    Pickled carrot and cucumber, chili lemon mayonnaise
    £9.95

    Dorado carpaccio
    Orange and soya marinade, honey tofu
    Pickled pattypan squash, dill. lime zest
    £9.95

    Duck foie gras
    Duck foie gras terrine, blackcurrant gel, fig marmalade
    Milk bread, raspberry vinegard
    £14.95

    Suffolk venison shank
    Pulled slow cooked venison lshank in crispy filo pastry
    Quince compote, venison and red wine juice
    £10.50

    Mackerel
    Mackerel fillet, Jerez vinegar,
    Thinly sliced and pureed Romanesco broccoli
    Lemon sauce
    £12.50

    Vegetable tian (V)
    Roasted aubergine, red pepper, courgette
    glazed with Buffalo mozzarella,basil sauce
    £13.95

    Norfolk lobster
    Half Norfolk lobster, glazed spiced tomto butter,
    Lemon grass espuma
    £14.95

    SAMPLE MAIN COURSES

    Turbot
    Steamed farmed turbot fillet,
    cauliflower and truffle oil mousseline,
    chicken broth and porcini oil emulsion
    £26.95

    Scottish beef fillet
    Grilled prime fillet of beef,
    Caper polenta, baby purple artichoke,
    Beef and Argan oil  reduction, tomato espuma
    £29.95

    Local Suffolk Venison
    Roasted saddle of local venison, parsnip and parsley root mash
    Juniper berry sauce
    £25.45

    Wild Halibut
    Pan fried fillet, rhubarb gel, baby spinach fondue
    Citrus and vanilla milk foam
    £22.95

    Gressingham duck
    Roasted skinless duck breast, blood orange marmelade, glazed carrots,
    Buttered carrot and cumin jus, orange powder
    £22.95

    Shimpling Park Farm’s Lamb
    Best end rack of local lamb, crisp basil in filo pastry
    Baby tomatoes in Muscovado sugar reduction, rosemary jus
    £24.95

    Pigeon
    French pigeon roasted on the bone, beetroot puree, parsley
    Red beetroot and port sphere, bay leaf sauce
    £26.50

    Suffolk Beetroot (v)
    Warm beetroot and goat cheese raviole, roasted sweet tomatoes,
    Micro leaves, mustard dressing
    £19.95

    Portion of vegetables £3.50
    Portion of potatoes £2.50

    SAMPLE DESSERTS £8.95

    Apple
    Apple compote, cooked apple slices, crispy filo pastry tunnel,
    Calvados sorbet

    Coffee and praline mille feuille
    Caramelized hazelnuts, coffee ice cream

    Chocolate and pistachio entremet
    Chocolate cylinder, pistachio espuma, chocolate sorbet

    Roasted pineaple
    Cuconut espuma, banana crisp, passion fruit caviar
    Pina colada sorbet

    Crème brûlée & pain perdu
    Spiced crème brûlée, warm pain perdu,  crème Chantilly
    Vailla ice cream, grilled almonds

    Tropical Crescent
    Coconut dacquoise biscuit, amango cream, Mojito gel
    Passion fruit mousse, tropical fruits, Malibu sorbet

    Home-made Ice-creams and sorbets of the day

    French and Suffolk cheeses  £10
    Spicy chutney, celery, baguette, biscuit

    Cafetière Coffee and petits fours £3.25
    Tea, infusion and and petits fours £3.25

    Please let us know if you have any allergy of any kind.

    For Saturday evening reservations, a £25 deposit per person will be taken at the time of the reservation.
    If cancellations are made within 24 hours of the booking, no deposit will be returned.

    Our environmental policy is to serve food of the highest quality that is fresh,
    in season and as local as possible.

    All our shellfish and fish are from sustainable provenance.
    Our menu changes every day according to deliveries.

  • Wine List

    Here at The Great House, we offer a comprehensive wine list featuring wine from around the world.

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