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November/December 2012 Sponsored by

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Come and Celebrate Christmas 2012 at Mussi’s

Mussi’s Café Bar and Restaurant has fast become one of the leading eateries in town, boasting a wide selection of menus, created using the finest local ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and alfresco dining, Mussi’s Café Bar and Restaurant is the ideal venue for any occasion. The place the town’s talking about, if you haven’t experienced us yet or just can’t stay away! Why not try one of these ...

Christmas Parties Book your Christmas party in our modern restaurant and bar, hassle free with no need to pre-order. Menu available from Friday 23rd November until Christmas Eve. £10 per person non refundable deposit required at time of booking. 2 course lunch £18.50, 3rd course £4.50 extra (Monday – Sunday) 3 course dinner Monday – Wednesday, £25.00 with coffee 3 course dinner Thursday, £27.50 with coffee 3 course dinner Friday & Saturday, £30.00 with coffee

Christmas Day – £65.00 per person £20 per person non-refundable deposit required at time of booking Bookings taken at 12.30pm for 1pm sit down or 1.30pm for 2pm sit down

Have you liked our

Christmas Day Menu Mulled wine and canapés on arrival ٠٠٠٠٠ Pressed chicken, foie gras and baby leek terrine with plum chutney & toasted brioche Or Smoked trout fillet with poached hens egg & caviar butter sauce Or Vegetable broth with pea tortellini, morels, & herbs ٠٠٠٠٠ Roast local Turkey served with pigs in blankets, Cranberry and sage stuffing, goose fat roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, honey roast parsnips, steamed vegetables, bread sauce and gravy ٠٠٠٠٠ Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce and cream Or Chocolate Delice with salted caramel sauce and berry compote ٠٠٠٠٠ Filter Coffee with petit fours

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New Year’s Eve Three Course Dinner with Chef's added surprises ٠٠٠٠٠

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£45 per head

We would like to wish all our guests a very enjoyable festive season and thank them for their support during the past year NOTICE: We are closing for our annual winter break from 7th-21st January 2013 inclusive

(£15 non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking) ٠٠٠٠٠

Bookings taken 6.30pm-9.00pm ٠٠٠٠٠

The perfect way to start your New Year celebrations

Mussi’s Cafe Bar & Restaurant 3-7 Museum Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1TN Telephone: 01206 762000 Booking by phone Terms and conditions apply to all christmas bookings, please visit or call for more information.

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75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS

Christmas Bookings now being taken at The Old Siege House Full Christmas Menu from 1st December.

Dinner £26.50, Lunch £23.50, Xmas day £64.95 – three course plus coffee. Menu available to view at We look forward to welcoming you to

The Old Siege House, Colchester. Register online at our website to receive both our regular offers by email of up to 30% OFF and our latest newsletters.

Call us now to make your Christmas or New

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75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS

01206 792333

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and enter your details to recieve Thai 1 special offers, when they are available, delivered straight to your inbox!

NOW TAKING CHRISTMAS BOOKINGS We are the longest established Thai Restaurant in Colchester Essex, Britain’s oldest recorded town. We pride ourselves on serving only the best in truly authentic Thai dishes, all freshly prepared and cooked from locally sourced suppliers by our highly experienced Bangkok-trained Thai chefs. Thai 1 can be found just a few hundred yards on the right hand side travelling up East Hill Colchester, going towards the Town and Castle Park. We are located directly beside the pedestrian crossing and offer FREE parking to the rear of our premises, with onroad parking also available immediately in front of the building. Thai 1 restaurant is bright and modern but still retains that real feel of Thai decor, our waitresses are both informed and attentive to your needs, offering genuine Thai hospitality. Our exceptionally good value,

low priced, authentic Thai menu will make your journey very much worthwhile. Alternatively, we offer our Thai 1 take away menu for home delivery anywhere within the Colchester area, with FREE local delivery for orders over £10.00. Thai 1 restaurant is available to hire for private functions and we also offer an excellent outside catering service. Please feel free to call us on 01206 870770 and we’d be happy to discuss with you.

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3. Honey Chicken Wings


Chicken shoulders cooked in a red honey sauce.


Succulent king prawns seasoned with lime juice, garlic dressing and tossed with lemon grass, spring onions, coriander leaves and Thai chilli.

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Marinated sirloin steak, flame grilled with a spicy sauce.

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Thai spring rolls special recipe crispy fried served with plum sauce.

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Stir fried beef slices with fresh chillies and sweet basil leaves.


Chicken wrapped in green leaves served with honey and tamarin sauce.

Thai 1 Restaurant Tel: 01206 870011 82A East Hill, Colchester, Essex CO1 2QW

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Stir fried beef cooked in special Thai sweet chilli paste with onions and mushrooms

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Sweet and sour pork with vegetables.

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Thai green curry with fresh basil leaves. Beef, Chicken, Pork or Prawns.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: MONDAY - SATURDAY 6.00pm - 11.00pm, SUNDAY 6.00pm - 10.00pm

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THE LITTLE FISH SHOP 34 HIGH STREET KELVEDON Tel: 01376 573535 Traditional Fishmongers Wholesale and Retail Specialising in seasonal locally caught fish Smoked and shellfish Try our cook-in-bags, no mess no smell, perfect results every time Seafood platters made to order Orders now being taken for Christmas

Black Will outside catering Where there’s a ‘Will’ there’s a way! 35 years’ catering experience Weddings, Funerals – all types of outside catering, corporate entertaining, outside bar etc

Sunday 9th December 1pm - 5pm @ Portofino Comedian + Live entertainment, 3 course Sunday Brunch £30pp Ticket only event

Tel: 07850 372669 / 01206 626282 Email:

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Oriental Cuisine

Chinese Restaurant & Takeaway

Peking • Szechuan • Cantonese



All buffet dishes are prepared COURSE from our freshest ingredients BUFFET MEAL and served to your table Adults (Per Head): £14.50 • Children (Under 10): £7.50

Under 3 eat for FREE • A La Carte Menu also available

Fully Licensed • Air Conditioned • Parties Welcome • Customer Parking

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Oriental Cuisine Chinese Restaurant, Cattawade Street, Brantham, Nr. Manningtree, Essex CO11 1 RH Oriental Cuisine

Tel: 01206 397269 • Fax: 01206 395118

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Good Food and Drink

November/December 2012

The Willow Room Restaurant at The Bull, Great Totham



Some friends of ours, Dave & Joan were telling us about a great restaurant they had heard about and invited us to join them for dinner ... The Bull at Great Totham is a gastro pub with a beautiful restaurant called The Willow Room, recently renovated to a very high standard and offering a wonderful dining area, so we readily agreed to their invitation! But as we all know, the setting and décor are only part of the experience, as food and staff complete the package. It turned out that the Bull delivers on all of these, and with some aplomb. Joan & Sonia both enjoyed their starter of pan-fried scallops & smoked bacon. Dave chose seared wood pigeon with a damson vinaigrette, and not a spot was left on his plate! I can personally report that the smoked haddock fishcake with pea puree is a wonderful starter. Three of us went on to choose fish for our main course grilled lemon sole with new potatoes and parsley butter; beer battered haddock with triple-cooked chips and sauce tartare, and seared sea-bass with fennel and new potatoes; whilst Dave chose the slow-cooked

duck leg niçoise, which was equally superb. All the dishes were beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. Desserts included Lemon Tart and a TiaMaria & Chocolate tiramisu, which was so outstanding it was my personal pick of the meal; and the cheese board was excellent too. Vicky, the manager at The Willow Room, was ably supported by Emily to provide excellent service, which was attentive, warm and friendly. And our meal was also great value for money. If you are looking for a special meal in a fantastic setting, that will not break the bank, then this is highly to be recommended. For reservations you can book online, email them or simply phone – details below.

The Bull Gastro Pub and The Willow Room Restaurant 14

2 Maldon Road, Great Totham CM9 8NH Tel: 01621 893385 E:

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