Winter 2012/3 Dinner Menu

All of our menus carry the following abreviations:


vgn. vegan

vgn.o vegan option available

ngci. made with gluten free ingredients

ngcio made from gluten free ingredients option available



Evening Menu




Soup of the day with a homemade bread roll £4.95 (Vgn.o, ngci.o)


Hot and Cold Tapas platter with homemade foccacia bread: £5.95 for 1, £9.95 for 2.

The dishes may vary but typically:

Cold : Houmous, butterbean puree with garlic, mushroom pate julienne of roasted peppers , marinated olives, leaf salad, tapenade, tomato jam

     Hot: Homemade vegan chorizo, red onions with sage and roasted carrots

 (Vgn, ngci.o)


Quinoa tabouleh (Vgn, ngci) £5.75


Chickpea and potato shortcrust empanada with sweet & spicy tomato jam £6.00

(Available with a side as a main course)


Twice cooked two cheese and leek souffle £6.25




Freshly gathered mushrooms and aromatic vegetables in a rich red wine sauce with a mushroom mille feuille and celeriac mash

 (Vgn, ngci.o)  £11.50


McSweens famous vegetarian haggis served with, neeps and tatties and a green leaf vegetable

(Vgn) £11.25


Winter crisp salad with julienne of carrots, beetroot and apple with pumpkin seeds and a chestnut pesto dressing (available as a starter) 

 (Vgn, ngci) £9.75


Spicy North African Tagine of vegetables, apricots and peppers with orange and coriander quinoa

(Vgn, ngci)  £10.75




Seasonal blackboard specials



Side dishes (only available as a side)




Beetroot and watercress salad £3.50                                                                                                               

Julienne of carrots with a ginger and orange dressing    £3.00                                             

Chunky chips                                                             £3.00


Green salad                                                               £3.00


Roasted local root vegetables                                      £3.25



Desserts all £5.50


Kent seasonal fruit crumble,

served with ice cream, cream or custard (Vgn.o, ngci)


Dairy free rice pudding with roasted fruit(Vgn, ngci)


Dairy free chocolate mousse and red berry coulis (Vgn, ngci)


Shrikhand: An indian dessert known as Ambrosia of the Gods:

Greek yoghurt with saffron, sultanas, almonds and pistachio with an optional ginger crumble topping  (ngci)


Sticky toffee pudding (Ngci)




Selection of Kentish cheeses with chutney, and water biscuits or bread   

(supplement of £2.00)


Ashmore smoked:  hard cows’ milk cheese from Dargate nr Faversham.


Kentish Blue:  light and creamy cows’ cheese from Staplehurst nr Maidstone.


Ashmore mature farmhouse: Award winning hard cows’ cheese from Dargate


Billy Goat Gruff:  good and goaty.  Semi hard goat’s cheese from Dargate






Nibbles with drinks



Home roasted and salted mixed nuts                              £2.95                                                                        


Bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and Dukka       £3.50



Marinated olives and bread                                            £3.50




Recipe of the Month

Marinated Kentish vegetables and asparagus

Over the last few months this has been our most popular dish during the evening. Follow our step by step guide to making it at home and impress your friends and family. Read More for the full recipe.


The Hutch

13 Palace St




We also offer a range of  wraps and sandwiches: