Ok so another busy day at the Canteen… we’ve finally assembled our World Cup Burger and it’s pretty damned mighty. We’ve sourced excellent beef patties from Dove, the Butcher on Northcote Road, and slammed two into a Flour Station bap. Then we picked on some smoked Montgomery Cheddar from Hamish Johnston (this is a total revelation to us at the Canteen, why did we not discover this cheese before?!). Finally we mixed ketchup and mustard and mounted the patties on top and then added gherkins – tackle that people!
Sticking with the rugby for the moment… if England beat Argentina then we will give you a free Bloody Mary (if you have post match brunch).
Last night our Small Plates menu made it’s debut and we have to say it was a big success, we sold out of every plate. The Labne (Lebanese Cheese Balls) got a lot of praise as did the Butternut Squash Bites.
We’ve got a seriously retro option on the desserts menu, a scoop of Jude’s Vanilla Ice Cream with Coca Cola (Coke Floats) – it’s a toss up between that and our new Plum Crumble tonight we think.
In other news, we’ve extended our 10% Pedal Power discount, previously it was only open to those cycling to the Canteen before 5pm, Mon-Fri, now it’s applicable day and night. We’ve also introduced a 10% discount if you work for the NHS. Both of these discounts apply to food and drink.
Enjoy small plates as bar snacks or starters or choose a selection of plates as your main – tapas style. Each plate is cooked to order and will be served as it’s ready, don’t wait to get stuck in!
Mac and Cheese with Bacon. £3.95
Butternut Squash Bites. £3.95 (Roasted butternut squash bites with a blue cheese dip.)
Chilli and Lime Prawns. £5.25
Chorizo and Manchego. £4.95
Cheese and Tomato Toasts. £2.95 (Smoked Montgomery cheddar and vine tomatoes on toast.)
Labne Balls. £3.95 (Lebanese soft cheese with a herb and spice rub.)
Tortilla. £3 (Potato and onion omelette.)
Pork Pie: £5 (Traditional or pork and stilton with chutney and mustard – pies are from the award winning Mrs King.)
Scotch Egg: £2.50
Cheeseboard: £7.25 (A selection of cheeses from Northcote Road food hero, Hamish Johnston.)
Charcuterie Board: £5.95
World Cup Burger and Chips: £12.50 (Add bacon £1)
Two Dove the Northcote Road butcher beef patties on a ketchup and mustard base, topped with smoked Montgomery cheddar from Hamish Johnston and gherkins. Served with chips.
Oven roasted cod with chickpeas, chorizo and tomatoes.
Beef and Ale Stew: £10.25
Sirloin casserole with Sambrooks brewery Junction Ale and mash.
Gammon, Egg & Chips: £10.25
Gammon steak (via Dove the butcher on Northcote Rd) with hand cut chips, egg and caramelised pineapple.
Sirloin Steak: £15.50
Sirloin steak with dauphinoise and roasted tomato.
Chef Kirrin’s Burger and Chips: £9.00 (add emmental cheese £1, add Montgomery cheddar/Dorset Blue Vinny, £1.50, add bacon £1)
Home made burger with English mustard, ketchup and toasted fennel. Served with chips.
Pork Belly: £14.25
Confit pork belly on colcannon with roasting juices.
Linguine with fire roasted peppers, vine tomatoes and basil.
Watermelon & Haloumi Salad: £6.50
Watermelon with haloumi and cucumber.
Spinach with lemon and garlic butter
Jude’s Ice Cream. Choose from Salted Caramel, Raspberry Ripple, Vanilla, Double Chocolate or Rum and Raisin. £1.50
Roasted Plum Crumble with Crème Anglaise. £4.95
Retro Coke Float (Coke with a Scoop of Jude’s Ice Cream). £2
Classic Cheese Cake. £4.95
Warm Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream & Berry Couli. £4.95
Eton Mess. £4.95
White Chocolate and Cointreau Crème Brulee. £4.95
Oh and as much as we personally hate to share, we really don’t mind if you want to share your desserts, we’ve got plenty of spoons.
Our cheeses come from Hamish Johnston, a local food hero on Northcote Road.
On the board we currently have,
Stinking Bishop (much nicer than the name may suggest)
Woolsery Goat’s Cheese