Our Seasonal Summer Menu
With the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees… I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” – F Scott Fitzgerald
With the long, warmer days of summer, we crave food that is light and bright. Rich comfort foods and heartier meals are swapped for salads and seasonal vegetables, still accompanied by a generous slice of bread and butter, of course. Puddings come served with jewel-coloured berries, and refreshing iced tea or cold brew coffee elevate afternoon treats. With this in mind, our chefs and bakers have created a summer menu to take us from dawn to dusk.
Of course we’re partial to a slice of toast in the morning. We have quite a few loaves to choose from, after all. But on a hot day, a cooling yoghurt hits the spot. Try our Greek yoghurt topped with roasted peaches and fresh raspberries, or mango, lychee and sorrel, or our vegan Coconut Yoghurt, Lemon Curd & Blueberries pot, made with a zingy lemon curd recipe that we haven’t stopped eating since we came up with it. We’ve added passionfruit to our Overnight Oats for a summer flavour. The oats are soaked in oat milk, mixed with coconut yoghurt and topped with perfectly-ripe strawberries, highest-quality pistachios from Iran, and vibrant passion fruit compote, for a breakfast that is somehow both creamy and fresh.
Our new salads and seasonal creations are just the thing for both leisurely alfresco gatherings and speedy office lunches. Try the Broccolini, Roasted Radicchio, Cottage Cheese & Almond Salad, and our much-loved Beetroot, Lentil & Goat’s Cheese Salad sprinkled with toasted hazelnuts. Or for a hint of smoky spice, try our Chorizo & Garden Pea Frittata, served with crunchy vegetables and garlic yoghurt. Our lightest salad on the menu is a combination of raw courgette with the mellow bitterness of radicchio, fresh mint and crisp celery, and we layered them with a homemade pistachio and coriander pesto. Perfect on its own, but also particularly good as a side to a sandwich or quiche.
Hit the sweet spot after lunch with our Set Vanilla Yoghurt, Spelt Crumble & Strawberry Pudding. A sophisticated, cheesecake-like pudding that isn’t overly sweet, the soft, light texture of the vanilla contrasts with the crunch of the crumble and vibrancy of perfectly-ripe British strawberries. A riff on a classic, think souped-up strawberries and cream for a summer’s day.