Café 52 Lunch Menu

   Sample menu – subject to change

 

 

Home-made soup with quality local ingredients £6.95

Cullen skink with Scottish pale smoked haddock and fresh garden herbs

Lunch snacks or starters £7.95

Smoked mackerel and caramelized onion pate with rosemary focaccia toast

Black pudding and mushroom tartlet with mature Cheddar

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

Mark’s home made meatloaf with fruit chutney

chicken liver and whisky pate with toasted focaccia

Luxury marinated herring fillet with garlic and lemon crème fraiche

 

Filled croissants / On Rye £7.95

Chicken breast with a honey mustard mayonnaise

Italian salami with radicchio, and Indian spiced chutney

Roast ham, slow roasted tomatoes and wholegrain mustard mayonnaise

Italian taleggio with green lentil, dried fruits and sour cream

 

Mains £12

Tartiflette with mushrooms, potatoes, Stilton and garlic

Fresh chicken breast salad with fresh melon and wild garlic yogurt

Slow cooked Italian stew with wild boar, venison and sausage 

Hot smoked mackerel on toasted farmhouse bread with a fried egg 

Grilled Russian cured sausage with creamy new potato salad  

White anchovy, beetroot and artichoke salad 

Fresh prawns with Italian taleggio on toasted focaccia

Plate of grilled and marinated Mediterranean vegetables on home-made tzatziki

Caponata with warm rosemary focaccia (stewed Mediterranean vegetables with balsamic and honey)

 

Sharing platter £18.50

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

 

Sides £4.50

Home-made chips

Fried parsnips with maple syrup

Crispy fried Scottish kale with sweet chilli sauce

Rosemary and sea salt focaccia

creamy new potato salad

red cabbage slaw

 

Café 52 Evening Menu

    Sample Menu – Subject to change

 

 

Starters/ Soup £9.50

Cullen Skink with Scottish smoked haddock

Smoked sprats on rhy with lemon and garlic crème fraiche

Fried halloumi, aioli, pineapple, beetroot and green lentil

Mark’s home made meatloaf with Indian spiced pickle

Smoked mackerel and caramelized onion pate with toasted thins

Black pudding with red wine poached pear and pistachio pesto

Black pudding and mushroom tartlet with mature Cheddar

chicken liver and whisky pate with toasted focaccia

Caponata: Sweet and sour Sicilian stewed vegetables and olives served at room temperature

 

Mains £15.50

Hot smoked Scottish mackerel fillet with celeriac remoulade

Mushroom and potato tartiflette with stilton, pecorino and garlic

summer squash casserole with lovage from our garden

Venison broth with local root vegetables, fresh bread croutons and Holburn herbs

Summer chicken casserole with fresh coriander and fresh basil 

Cured Russian sausage baked in the oven with onions, butter and herbs

Warm plate of grilled aubergines and courgettes with wild garlic pesto 

 

Antipasto platter £18.50

A wonderful selection of hand-picked favorites 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

creamy new potato salad

creamy red cabbage slaw

Café 52 Tapas Menu

Sample menu – subject to change

Tapas £5 per dish

Cullen skink

Smoked mackerel and caramelized red onion pate

Gammon, potato, leek and parsley casserole with ham stock

roasted red pepper and coriander humus

butternut squash curry with chic pea, fresh coriander and crème fraiche

grilled aubergines with confit onions

chicken breast with spiced Indian pickled mayonnaise

Sprats with a garlic and lemon crème fraiche

chicken stew with Indian spiced pickle, yoghurt and fresh curry leaves

Mushroom and Strathdon blue bruschetta

Roasted red pepper and courgette tartlet with Strathdone blue

 Mark’s home made meatloaf

Peppered pastrami with pineapple and tomato salsa

home dried tomatoes and pistachio pesto

Creamy new potato salad

 

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 favorites 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

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 £9.95

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

Fernando de Castilla, Armontillado. 17% vol

Amber in colour with a smooth nutty flavour,  served chilled, a fantastic pre dinner drink!

Magnificent ports £9.00

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, 500ml  £6.90

A “Sensory ram-raid of bitter apples”

 

Henry Westons, vintage apple cider 8.2% vol 500ml £6.90

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

 

Elderflower Gin fizz £7.50

Gin with elderflower cordial, tonic garnished with dried fruit

Prosecco elderflower glass £8.50

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 

Baileys espresso £8.60

Espresso coffee, baileys. vodka, sugar syrup shaken with ice 

Liquor coffee £8.50

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

 

Mrs B's Puddings

Dessert menu

These are a selection of Mrs. B’s fabulous puddings

 

Brioche bread and butter pudding with elderflower jam served with vanilla ice cream

Clootie dumpling with Drambuie custard

Vanilla panna cotta with rum roasted pineapple

Eton mess – Meringues, chantilly cream and Amarena cherries in Kirsh syrup

Tiramisu – Sponge fingers soaked in espresso favored with Tia Maria, cream cheese and chocolate flakes

Sticky ginger parkin with toffee sauce

Baked lemon tart with Blackcurrant sorbet

Rich chocolate and banana cake served with vanilla ice cream

Far Breton – a custardy cake from Brittany with rum soaked prunes

Carrot cake with toffee sauce

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