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Café 52 Lunch Menu

Sample menu – subject to change

 

Home-made soup with quality local ingredients £5

Summer style Cullen skink with Scottish pale smoked haddock and fresh garden herbs

Lunch snacks or starters £5

Fried halloumi with Mrs B’s bramble and apple jelly

Tart 1: Stilton and walnut tart with Mark’s fruit compote

Tart 2: Smoked streaky bacon, pork sausage and mature Cheddar

Smoked herring and caramelised onion pate with rosemary focaccia toast

Posh ploughman’s: Rosemary and garlic focaccia with grilled Brie and Morello cherry syrup

Polish style meatloaf with home-made chutney

Duck liver pate with toasted thins and home-made fruit compote

Filled croissants / on Rye £9

Chicken breast in mayonnaise, apricots and caramelized onions

Italian salami with radicchio, sauerkraut and fruit compote

Smoked ham, tomatoes and hoisin sauce

Stilton with green lentil and cranberry salad

Crumpets £9

Luxury marinated herring fillet on toasted crumpet with lemon and garlic crème fraiche

Mains £13  (reduced to £10 for restaurant week)

Café 52 luxury stovies with cured and smoked Russian sausage, local pork sausage, potatoes, beans, mushrooms and herbs

Turkey and cranberry burger with Mark’s home-made chutney and fried onions

New: Smoked haddock with herby bulgar wheat salad, fresh herbs and chopped tomatoes (A bit like a kedgeree)

Smoked herring fillet with a fried egg on toasted farmhouse bread

Grilled smoked and cured Russian sausage with potato salad

Roast mushrooms and cannellini beans in hoisin sauce on toasted farmhouse bread

Fresh prawns in zesty mayonnaise with slow dried balsamic tomatoes and fresh parmesan

Slow cooked blade of beef stew with mellow Kerala spices

Vegetarian haggis and potato patties served in a floury bun with fried onions and balsamic home dried tomatoes

Sharing platter £18.50

A wonderful selection of hand-picked favourites for 2 people to share

Sides £4.90

Home-made chips

Fried parsnips with maple syrup

New potato salad

Crispy fried Scottish kale with sweet chilli sauce

Rosemary and sea salt focaccia

Café 52 Evening Menu

Sample Menu – Subject to change

 

Starters/ Soup £9.50 (reduced to £5 for restaurant week)

Cullen Skink with Scottish smoked haddock

Green pea smoked bacon soup topped with shredded blade of beef

Polish style farmhouse meatloaf with Café 52’s organic fruit compote

Chopped prawns and white anchovies on rye with lemon and garlic crème fraiche

Fried halloumi with Mrs B’s plum, bramble and apple jelly

Tart 1: Stilton and walnut tart with Mark’s fruit compote

Café 52 mini chicken stovies with home-made chutney

Tart 2: Smoked streaky bacon, pork sausage and mature Cheddar

Smoked herring and caramelised onion pate with rosemary focaccia toast

Posh ploughman’s: Rosemary and garlic focaccia with grilled Brie and Morello cherry syrup

Crispy fried chicken confit with garlic and herb oil and confit onions

 

Mains £15.50  (reduced to £10 for restaurant week)

Whole Arbroath smokie baked in paper with leeks, parsley, butter, garlic and olive oil

Slow cooked blade of beef casserole with Nikhil’s spices from Kerala

Chicken breast cooked in coconut, ginger, garlic and fresh herbs

Griddled aubergines with mushrooms and cannellini beans in hoisin dressing

Home–made Aromatic vegetarian haggis and potato cakes served with roast pepper and roast tomato ratatouille

Cured and smoked Russian sausage served with new potato salad in yoghurt, mayonnaise, apples, lemon, cider vinegar and fresh herbs

A sort of seafood platter: Marinated herring fillet with prawns in mayonnaise served with beetroot and green lentil salsa

Turkey and cranberry burger with aubergines and confit onions in Mrs B’s bramble liqueur

 

Antipasto platter £18.50

A wonderful selection of hand-picked favourites for 2 people to share

 

Side orders £4.90

Home-made chips

Fried parsnips with maple syrup

Warm rosemary and sea salt focaccia

Crispy fried Scottish kale with sweet chilli sauce

New potato salad with yoghurt, mayonnaise, lemon, cider, herbs and apples

Café 52 Tapas Menu

Sample menu – subject to change

Tapas £5 per dish

Cullen skink

Slow cooked blade of beef stew with mellow Kerela spices

Café 52 luxury stovies with cured and smoked Russian sausage, local sausages, potatoes, beans, mushrooms and herbs

Duck liver pate with Café 52’s fruit

Fried halloumi with Mrs B’s bramble and apple jelly

Smoked herring and caramelised red onion pate

Chicken with mayonnaise, apricots and confit onions

Sprats on a toasted crumpet with garlic and lemon crème fraiche

Mushroom bruschetta with grilled Brie

Peppered pastrami and sauerkraut

Creamy new potato salad

Herby bulger wheat salad

Tart 1: Stilton and walnut tart

Tart 2: Smoked streaky bacon, pork sausage and mature cheddar

 

Selection of deli meat £7

Smoked ham, Italian salami and pastrami

 

Mini cheese board £7

Smoky style Cheddar/Taleggio/ Strathdon blue

 

Antipasto Platter £18.50

A wonderful selection of hand-picked favourites for 2 people to share

 

Side dishes £4.90

Home-made chips

Fried parsnips with maple syrup

Hot rosemary and sea salt focaccia

Crispy kale with sweet chilli sauce

Mrs B’s Puddings

THIS IS CAFÉ 52’S MRS B’S PUDDINGS!

Internationally famous for her homemade desserts, Mrs B takes great pride in incorporating as much home made produce as possible into the dishes at Cafe 52.

A celebration of homemade deliciousness

Lunch £9.90 / Dinner £9.90

Carrot and brandied fruit cake with toffee sauce

Eton mess: Meringues, Chantilly cream and fresh strawberries

Tiramisu- Cream cheese, sponge fingers, espresso and Tia Maria

Chocolate brownie served with Amarena cherries and cherry sorbet

Rich chocolate and banana cake

Pistachio and rosewater cake

Brioche bread and butter pudding with strawberry jam

Affogato £7.90

Your choice of liquor with an espresso and vanilla ice cream

Cheeseboard £10.90

   Isle of Kintyre smoked Cheddar, Strathdon blue and Taleggio

Served with toasted ciabatta and a cassis poached pear

 

Wine

White wine

Cape Heights Viognier, South Africa, 2022, 12.5%  (175ml glass £7.50 / Bottle £26.95)

This sharp, cool and stylish unoaked Viognier is from the Western Cape of South Africa with ripe flavors of peaches, cream, jasmine and white spice Cracking

 

Murphy’s Chardonnay, Australia, 2021, 13.5%  (175ml glass £7.50 / Bottle £26.95)

A beautifully clean, unoaked Chardonnay from the Big Rivers area on the borders between South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. The warm mild weather helped create this near perfect Chardonnay, with tropical fruits and a long refreshing citrusy finish.

I like this a lot

 

Les Vignerons, Blanc de Blancs, France, 2022, 12% (175ml glass £7.50 / Bottle £27.00)

Crisp assembly of Rolle and colombard, with pleasant white flower nose and tropical fresh white fruits makes it very drinkable indeed. ‘A simply beautiful’ wine

 

Indaba Chenin Blanc, South Africa, Western Cape, 2020, 13% (Bottle £34.00)

Alive and kicking with honeyed pear, honeydew melon and kept in check with the sharpness of red apple. Spot on!

 

Rose

Rose, Big Top, white zinfandel, California, 10 % (glass 175ml £7.90 bottle £29.00)

Easy drinking white zinfandel full of fruit aromas from grapes harvested in California. Light bodies and refreshing, this wine is rich in red berry fruit flavours

 

Prosecco

Amori Prosecco, Italy, 11% (glass £8.90/ bottle £32.00)

So, when you think prosecco, you think sweet, sparkling, but fundamentally one dimensional. Think again. Firstly, this is a delightfully crisp and elegant prosecco with vibrant apple and crisp pear notes and a delicate, floral and fruity finish that keep on giving. In other words, “it’s absolutely delicious”

 

Champagne

Champagne J-M Gobillard, Brut Tradition, France, 12.5% (£43.50)    

Forget the glitz this is has soul. I’ve met the maker and his family and they’re lovely, kind and hospitable people making superb Champagne. This is gentle, elegant, beautifully balanced and harmonised with ripe apple.

 

Fabulous Spanish Sherries £8.50

Fernando de Castilla, Pedro Ximenez.15% vol

Thick, dark and syrupy with essence of figs and dried fruit

Fernando de Castilla, Ollo Roso. 18% vol

Light, aromatic, mellow bronze colour an served chilled

Don Zoilo, Spanish,19%vol

Sweet cream sherry, a fantastic pre dinner drink!

Magnificent ports £7.00

Taylors Vintage port 2016. 20% vol

Superb with cheese, dark chocolate or berry flavoured desserts.

Krohn, Porto Lagrima, White.20% vol

A fine developed aroma with a floral and fruity character, richness and balance. Serve chilled

 

Red Wine

Pe Tinto, Portugal, 2022, 13% (175ml glass £6.50 / Bottle £25.50)

Created by an Australian wine maker in the Alentejo region of Portugal, Pe Tinto is just ticket with its brambles and blackcurrants in abundance. A must.

 

Ca’di Ponti Nero D’Avola, Sicily, Italy, 2021, 14% (175ml glass £7.90 / Bottle £29.00)

Volcanic soils and intense sunshine whacking out bundles of black cherries, smoke and plums. Yes please!

 

Les Oliviers Grenache Noir, Languedoc, France, 2022, 14% (175ml glass £8.90 / Bottle £32.00)

Hitting the nail right on the head this 100% Grenache from the South of France has nuances of strawberries and red cherries.  Its silky soft and splendidly spicy. Don’t just sit there, order a bottle.

 

Bianai, Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain, 2022, 13.5% (Bottle £28.00)

I love Spain, I really do. And I really love Rioja. This is one of the wines I had the pleasure of drinking in May 2017 with a group of wonderful people. This Tinto is young, fresh, ripe, loaded with juicy plum and dark cherries very easy to drink.

 

Chacabuco Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2022 13.5.% (Bottle £32.00)

A nose of plum, damson and black cherry fruit. Smooth, soft tannins, a clean acidity and a hint of spice, just Delicious.

 

Santa Alba Carmenere, Curico, Chile, 2021, 13.5% (Bottle £34.00)

With a distinguished history originating in Bordeaux, The Chileans have embraced the Carmenere grape variety that’s characteristics are not dissimilar to Merlot. This is intense, dark, mysterious even, with notes of chocolate, vanilla and bucket loads of brambles. Belter.

 

Chȃteau Carbonac, Corbiѐres France 2020, 13.5% (Bottle £36.50)

With deep red reflections an intense bouquet distinguished by notes of dark fruit and spices

On the pallet this wine produces wonderful expressions, absolutely fantastic.

Rioja Vega Tempranillo Colleccion, Rioja, Spain, 2020, 14% (Bottle £42.00)

This is outstanding. This is a multi-layered red of heavenly proportions. This is a celebration of quality, class, skill, love and passion that will take you on a trance like journey.  You will not feel in the least bit guilty when you knock your yoga classes on the head and invest in this instead!  And breathe..

Coffees, Teas, Soft Drinks, Beers & Ciders

 Soft drinks

Fresh orange juice (Tropicana) / Cranberry juice: £3.50

San pellegrino Limonata (cloudy lemonade) 330ml cans: £3.50

San pellegrino Aranciata (sparkling orange) 330ml cans: £3.50

Cawston press sparkling cloudy apple 330ml cans: £3.50

Cawston press sparkling Rhubarb and apple 330ml cans: £3.50

Deeside sparkling natural mineral water, 750ml: £5.50

Deeside sparkling natural mineral water 250ml: £3.50

Coca cola 330ml bottle: £3.50

Coke zero 330ml: £3.50

Old Jamaica ginger beer 330ml can: £3.50

Tonic water/ slim line tonic: £3.50

Rauch fruit juice (originally from Austria, absolutely superb and ultra-tasty)

Pineapple, strawberry, pear, peach, mango: £3.95

Lemonade bottle: £3.50

Irn bru 330ml glass bottle: £3.50

 

Segafredo coffee

Black coffee / Espresso: £3.50

Cappuccino / Latte: £3.95

Mocha: £4.50

Segafredo hot chocolate: £4.50

Double Espresso / Flat white: £4.50

 

Tea

Pot of breakfast tea: £4.00

Fabulous loose tea: £5.50

Fill your pot with a choice of:

Earl Grey / Camomile infusion / Peach with flowers / Japanese cherry green tea

Fresh mint Tea: £5.50

 

 

Beers

Budweiser Budvar 5.0% Vol, 500ml £6.50

A true quality lager from the Czech Republic

 

Erdinger, wheat beer 5.3 % Vol 500ml £6.90

Gently spicy, lively and harmonious, every sip leaves you wanting more

 

Birra Moretti 4.6% vol 330ml £5.50

Italian brewed lager with a special blend of high-quality hops, creating a smooth full body beer, wholemeal top notes and delicate citrus under notes, delish.

 

Estrella Damm 4.6% Vol, 330ml £5.50

Refreshing and versatile with a strong hoppy character but no bitter taste

an easy drinker

 

San Miguel, 0.0% vol, 330ml £5.50

 Malty notes of barley deliver a subtle roasted flavour with balanced bitterness a great refreshing non-alcoholic lager

 

Corona Extra (Mexico) 4.5% Vol, 330ml £5.90

Trip the `light’ fantastic

Ciders

Thatchers gold, apple cider 4.8% vol, 440ml can £5.50

A “Sensory ram-raid of bitter apples” 

 

Henry Westons, vintage apple cider 6.8% vol 500ml £5.90

Crafted from bittersweet apples this vintage cider is slowly matured, spending time in a traditional oak cask which ensures its exceptional taste. Rich and fruity apple cider, smooth, rounded, medium dry to taste.

 

Fabulous Spanish Sherries £9.95

Fernando de Castilla, Pedro Ximenez.15% vol

Thick, dark and syrupy with essence of figs and dried fruit

Fernando de Castilla, Oloroso. 18% vol

Light, aromatic, mellow bronze colours and served chilled

Fernando de Castilla, Amontillado. 17% vol

Amber in colour and has a smooth nutty flavour, serve chilled as a pre-dinner drink!

 

Magnificent ports £9.00

Taylors Vintage port 2017. 20% vol

Superb with cheese, dark chocolate or berry flavoured desserts.

Krohn, Porto Lagrima, White.20% vol

A fine developed aroma with a floral and fruity character, richness and balance. Served chilled

New Cocktails

Cocktails

Gin fizz £7.50

Gin with Kombucha cordial and tonic, garnished with sliced fruit

Elderflower Gin fizz £7.50

Gin with elderflower cordial, tonic garnished with dried fruit

Prosecco elderflower glass £7.50

Prosecco with elderflower cordial

Pimm’s No1 cup £7.50

Pimm’s and lemonade with orange, cucumber and garnished with mint

Aperol spritz £7.50

Prosecco, Aperol with a splash of soda, garnished with fruit and mint

Amaretto fizz £8.50

Disaronno, orange juice, prosecco, shaken and garnished with orange pieces

Negroni £8.50

Campari, rosso vermouth and gin garnished with an orange slice

Margarita £8.50

Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice served with a slice of lime

Old fashioned £ 8.50

Bourbon, Angostura bitters with an orange slice

Amaretto sour £7.50

Amaretto, fresh lemon juice and sugar syrup, shaken and served with an orange wedge

Cosmopolitan £8.50

Vodka, Cointreau, Fresh lime and cranberry juice garnished with orange peel

Espresso Martini £8.60

Espresso coffee, kahlua, shot of vodka, sugar syrup, shaken with ice

Liquor coffee £7.90

Double espresso, your choice of liquor with a layer of cream and a coffee bean garnish

 

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