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Issue No. 14

July/August 2012 Sponsored by

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Peldon Rose Famous for our food & hospitality If you appreciate fine dining, traditional service and seasonal ambience then you’ll love The Peldon Rose – the famous Essex Coaching Inn that has stood majestically on the approach to Mersea Island since the 15th century.

Our Restaurant Dining with us is relaxed and affordable, discover how we use the best locally sourced fresh ingredients to create exciting and different flavours. Our award-winning restaurant offers exciting menus designed by our experienced team of chefs and all delivered by our welcoming staff. Food served everyday.

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www.lacascada-restaurant.co.uk La Cascada Restaurant & Grill is a truly authentic Mediterranean Restaurant with Spanish roots, set in four lovely acres of Essex countryside. The restaurant is well-known in the Colchester area for its fine food, specialising in Spanish & traditional English fayre with excellent service and a delightful relaxed dining experience. La Cascada Restaurant & Grill have a passion for fine wine, boasting a selection which not only makes the wine list an exciting feature for diners, but that allows special wine tasting evenings which are enthusiastically attended. A spacious Tapas garden and lounge bar makes La Cascada Restaurant & Grill the ideal venue for those planning a function, as well as for those looking to relax with a drink after a day at the office. Open Mon-Sat; 12pm-3pm and 6pm-10pm for Tapas and à La Carte; Sun 12-3.30pm with Traditional Sunday Roast from £8.50 and 5.30-9pm for Tapas and à La Carte. La Cascada Restaurant & Grill hire out the use of the restaurant facilities for hosting celebratory & corporate events or functions with you, please call 01206 864030 for more details, or to arrange an appointment.

Special Events and Functions  Catered For For further information, menus and special events please call 01206 864030 or visit

Sunday Lunch/Evening www.lacascada-restaurant.co.uk

Menu del dia (set lunch menu from £6.50) Not available on Sundays or with any other offer.

Open 12-3.30pm for Tapas, À La Carte and Traditional Sunday Roast from £8.50. 5.30-9pm Tapas and À La Carte

Special Spanish Gourmet Events and Quiz Nights (Please ask for further details).

Loyalty Card For regular diners.

See our special offer voucher on p15

10% OFF TOTAL BILL (including drinks! À La Carte Menu Only) (Excludes celebrations and bank holidays)

Terms: This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other voucher or offer. To take up this offer you must call 01206 864030 to reserve a table & mention elite

La Cascada Restaurant & Grill, Fox Street, Colchester C07 7PP T: 01206 864030 F: 01206 868959 e-mail: info@lacascada-restaurant.co.uk www.lacascada-restaurant.co.uk


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Restaurant 43, Great Bentley, Colchester We shall be set for a fabulous summer once the weather sorts itself out! With the Diamond Jubilee, Wimbledon and the Olympics, the influx of tourists visiting the UK will be huge, as people support these special events and tour around the region looking to soak up all that is special about Britain ..! says Andy Mumford Top of the list for many tourists is the quaint English village with perhaps thoughts of Miss Marple, village green cricket, the local pub, Pimms and sandwiches with the crusts neatly trimmed. And traditional village greens don't get much better than Great Bentley, the largest in England and situated just north of Colchester. Sitting on 43 acres it has all the trappings of a Miss Marple thriller and is very pretty, to boot. As some of the regular readers will know a good deal of the projects we get involved

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in happen in a short space of time, with completion within a matter of weeks. Restaurant 43; or the Old Village Stores as it once was; started life last October when I received a call from local builder, Mark Moorcroft. Mark had purchased this delightful site; which overlooks the village green; to convert either to a house or a restaurant. Mark and family had no direct restaurant experience and during their research many people advised them to keep their money in the bank and forget the restaurant trade, as it can be both tough and pretty fickle. But Mark was up for the challenge so restaurant it was!

As a listed building and in such a prominent position, feeling within the community was strong but from day one the Moorcroft family embraced the village, sharing both physical plans and their vision


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with the local community and the name was chosen by holding a local competition. The building itself was very run down and on my first visit I thought, “Great potential but where do you start?” There was no floor to speak of; timber was rotting and ceilings falling down. The old garage was to be the kitchen so we needed to visualise how it would look, and try to plan the equipment without having precise dimensions. It was all to be a

work in progress as things gradually evolved, and we also needed to include a ventilation system that would be sympathetic to the local environment; so we disguised some silver trunking within a mock chimney, which worked a treat. Certainly before the chimney was completed, the silver trunking raised a few local eyebrows! I was then introduced to Mark’s wife Dawn and their elder daughter Scarlett, who took over the interior design;

and beautifully too; using quality fixtures and a sharp, sleek design, to make your dining experience very special. The crockery, manufactured by Dudson of Dtoke on Trent, also happens to be the chosen china for all of the VIP areas of this year’s Olympics. Other family members are involved in the day-to-day running of Restaurant 43, and in an industry so dominated by groups and chains, it's lovely to see back-to-roots ethics in a good, family-run business.

Restaurant 43 The Green, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8PJ Tel: 01206 252255

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Unit 21, Moorside Business Park, Eastgates, Colchester, Essex CO1 2ZF Tel: 01206 795327 Fax: 01206 796689 andrew@total-catering.co.uk www.total-catering.co.uk

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Summer Menu 2012 Served from 12noon – 10.00pm 75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS www.theoldsiegehouse.co.uk

HOUSE

STARTERS Tomatoes, Red Onions & Basil Stack

Oven Roasted Lamb Rack

£16.95

MAI Oven

Served with creamy fondant potatoes, warm vegetable salad and a rosemary and garlic jus on minted parsnip purée.

With mu chutney

Served with lemon and pink pepper corn dressing, with capers and bruschetta bread.

Red Onion and Smoked Cheese Strudel

Served Lyonnai

Rabbit Terrine

Served on a red pepper coulis, with creamy fondant potatoes and mange-tout.

£5.45

With a black olive pesto and cream cheese.

Marinated Salmon

£6.95

£5.95

Wrapped in pancetta, served with red onion and sage jam, balsamic reduction and crispy leaves.

Quiche Niçoise

£6.45

Served with chargrilled tuna, marinated in lime, with a red pepper coulis.

Chef's Soupe Of The Day

£4.45

Served with bread.

Goat's Cheese and Beetroot Salad £5.45 Served with thyme and honey reduction and roasted pine nuts.

Pan Fried King Scallops

£7.95

Served with pancetta crisps on sautéed potatoes, chervil and Dijon Hollandaise sauce.

Honey Roasted Duck Breast

£12.00

£14.95

Served with port and pine nut jus, asparagus and wild mushrooms.

Monk

Chef's

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SIDE ORDERS Basket Of Freshly Baked Bread

£3.00

Marinated Olives

£2.50

Mixed Leaf Salad

£2.75

Chunky Chips

£2.50

Roasted New Potatoes

£2.50

Rocket & Parmesan Salad

£3.00

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MAINS Oven Roasted Pork Fillets

Monk Fish Medallions

£12.00

reamy

£13.95

With mustard mash, apricots and rosemary chutney and Calvados cream sauce.

£16.95

Served with a lime and coriander crust, Lyonnaise potatoes and saffron velouté.

Chef's Asparagus Florentines £11.00 With duck egg, glazed with a smoked Applewood cheese sauce.

£14.95 aragus

10oz Rib-Eye Steak

£16.95

Served with Pont-Neuf potatoes, garlic butter and confit sherry tomatoes

DESSERTS Tonka Beans Crème Brûlée £3.00

Served with shortbread.

£2.50

Tarte aux Pralines

£2.75

Served with vanilla ice cream and crème Anglaise.

£2.50 £2.50 £3.00

Chocolate Profiteroles

£5.45 £5.95

£4.95

Served with vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate sauce.

Passion Fruit Panna Cotta £5.45 With raspberry coulis and pistachio sable.

Lime and Blackcurrant Cheesecake £4.95 With red-berry compote.

Cheese Board

£7.95

w to make your booking –

75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS www.theoldsiegehouse.co.uk

01206 792333


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Visit www.thai-1.co.uk

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

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 on-road 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.

13. Plaa Gung

3. Honey Chicken Wings

£4.95

Chicken shoulders cooked in a red honey sauce.

£7.95

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

25a. Weeping Tiger

£11.95

Marinated sirloin steak, flame grilled with a spicy sauce.

4. Po Pia

£4.95

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

6. Gai Hoh Bai Teui

26. Nuea Pat Gapau

£7.95

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

£4.95

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

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

27. Nuea Pat nam Prik Pow

£7.95

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

25. Moo Pat Preaw Whan

£6.95

Sweet and sour pork with vegetables.

46. Gaeng Khiew Whan

£7.50

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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Oriental Cuisine

Chinese Restaurant & Takeaway

Peking • Szechuan • Cantonese

EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE

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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

Mon - Sat: 12 noon - 2pm & 5pm - 11 pm Sun: 12 noon - 3pm & 5pm - 11 pm Delivery Service Available (within a 5 mile radius)

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

Tel: 01206 397269 • Fax: 01206 395118

10% OFF

TOTAL BILL (including drinks! À La Carte Menu Only)

www.lacascada-restaurant.co.uk

(Excludes celebrations and bank holidays) SEE OVERLEAF FOR FULL DETAILS

✁ Go to www.theoldsiegehouse.co.uk and simply register for our newsletter to receive your 25% off voucher by email. The Old Siege House 75 East Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2TS T: 01206 792333 E: enquiries@theoldsiegehouse.co.uk Terms and Conditions apply and are printed on your voucher.

Print the voucher you receive by email and bring along to the restaurant. You will also occasionally receive advance notification of any special offers, promotions and events by email.


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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 Locally made sauces, chutneys, mayonnaise etc Seafood platters made to order

✁ 10% OFF TOTAL BILL (including drinks! À La Carte Menu Only) (Excludes celebrations and bank holidays)

Valid from the 1st to 31st August 2012

Terms: This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other voucher or offer. To take up this offer you must call 01206 864030 to reserve a table & mention elite

Name: _____________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ Tel: ______________ Email: ____________________

Go to www.theoldsiegehouse.co.uk and simply register for our newsletter to receive your 25% off voucher by email. The Old Siege House 75 East Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2TS T: 01206 792333 E: enquiries@theoldsiegehouse.co.uk Terms and Conditions apply and are printed on your voucher.

Print the voucher you receive by email and bring along to the restaurant. You will also occasionally receive advance notification of any special offers, promotions and events by email.


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Beautiful BRIDES

Tel: 01255 430 099 www.beautifulbrides.co.uk

Beautiful Brides together with The Dream100 Kids Trust are holding a Grand Prize Draw – with all profits going the kids trust.

You can win a package consisting of: ● ●

A wedding dress up to £500 ● 2 Men’s suit hire An adult bridesmaid dress and a Flowergirl dress.

The Prize Draw is taking place live on air on 31st Oct, 2012. Tickets available (£2.00 each) from Beautiful Brides

Opening times: Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 4:30pm Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm, Sun: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Beautiful Brides, 190 Old Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 3LR

Simply the Best ... Restaurants in Colchester Visit www.bestrestaurantsincolchester.co.uk for promotional offers


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