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Sample Winter Set Lunch Menu

3rd January until 30th April 2019

Antipasti

Puntarelle alla Romana

Calamari ai ferri - chargrilled Squid with fresh red chilli & rocket

Prosciutto di Parma with sage & chickpea farinata

Mozzarella di Bufala with Capezzana November 2018 extra virgin olive oil, cavolo nero puree and bruschetta

Primi

Zuppa di Zucca

Spaghetti with Crab, fennel herb and lemon

Risotto with artichokes, vermouth and Parmesan

Secondi

Pizzetta with radicchio, Robiola and rosemary

Capesante ai ferri - chargrilled Scottish Scallops with sage, capers, soft polenta and borlotti

Branzino al forno - wild Sea Bass roasted with Florence fennel, lemon zest, Fiano, potatoes and olives

Coscia d'Agnello ai ferri - chargrilled marinated leg of Lamb with grilled peperoncino, braised cicoria & Italian spinach

Dolci

Pear & Almond Tart
Lemon Tart
Stracciatella Ice Cream

Sample Winter Menu

Saturday 25th January - Dinner

Antipasti

Puntarelle alla Romana £18

Carciofi alla Guidea – deep-fried whole Roman artichokes with Amalfi lemon £17

Calamari ai ferri – chargrilled squid with fresh red chilli and rocket £20

Mozzarella di Bufala – marinated in crème fraîche with wood-roasted Violino squash and agretti £19

Mazzancolle al forno – Scottish langoustines split & wood-roasted with parsley and garlic £30

Carpaccio di Manzo – finely sliced beef fillet crusted in thyme & black pepper with rocket and Sardinian winter tomatoes £22

Pizzetta – with radicchio, Speck di Val d’Aosta and rosemary £18

Primi

Ribollita – Tuscan bread soup with Swiss chard, borlotti, carrots and Selvapiana extra virgin olive oil £15

Linguine con Granchio – with Devon crab, chilli, parsley and lemon £21

Taglierini al Pomodoro – fresh fine pasta with slow-cooked tomato £17

Panzotti con Salsa di Noce – with Swiss chard, buffalo ricotta and fresh walnut sauce £19

Tagliatelle al Ragu – fresh pasta with veal, rabbit, pancetta & radicchio slow-cooked in Fontodi Chianti Classico £18

Secondi

Rombo al forno – turbot tranche wood-roasted with wild oregano with potatoes, Cedro lemon, thyme and olives ‘al forno’ £40

Coda di Rospo con Vongole – monkfish & clams roasted in Tercic Ribolla Gialla with capers, anchovies and cima di rape £37

Branzino ai ferri – chargrilled wild sea bass with salsa verde, large leaf rocket and slow-cooked Florence fennel £38

Piccione al forno – whole Anjou pigeon wood-roasted in Isole e Olena Chardonnay with speck, smashed celeriac and watercress £37

Stinco di Vitello – veal shin slow-cooked with its marrow in Aldo Vajra Nebbiolo with tomato & sage on bruschetta with cavolo nero £36

Controfiletto di Manzo ai ferri – chargrilled Longhorn beef sirloin with salsa Etrusca braised Italian spinach and cannellini beans £39

Gelati del River Cafe

Roasted Almond
Stracciatella
Hazelnut
Caramel
Pear & Grappa Sorbet

 

Selection of 2 Ice Creams £8
Selection of 3 Ice Creams £12

 

Affogato with: Grappa Bassano £14 Vin Santo £16 or Espresso £9

Dolci £9

Chocolate Nemesis
Lemon Tart
Prune & Almond Tart
Pannacotta with Grappa & Champagne Rhubarb
Lemon, Almond & Polenta Cake with Caramelised Blood Oranges

I Formaggi - From our Cheese Room

Robiola Rochetta – goat’s milk, Piemonte
Taleggio di Val Brembana – cow’s milk, Lombardia
Pecorino di Fossa – sheep’s milk, Umbria
Alto But Vecchio – cow's milk, Padola, Veneto
Gorgonzola Naturale – blue, cow’s milk, Lombardia

 

Selection of 3 cheeses £13
Selection of 5 cheeses £23

Sample Spring Menu

Wednesday 7th May - Lunch

Antipasti

Prosciutto di San Daniele – with Charentais melon £19

Insalata di Granchio – Devon crab with baby artichokes and parsley £20

Mazzancolle – split & wood-roasted Scottish langoustines with chilli and oregano £30

Mozzarella di Bufala – with lemon & mint, broad beans, black olives and Tarasco cicoria £19

Calamari ai ferri – chargrilled squid with fresh red chilli and rocket £20

Asparagi – English asparagus with anchovy butter & parmesan £19

Vitello Tonnato – thinly sliced roast veal with tuna mayonnaise, salted anchovy, capers, basil and lemon £20

Primi

Risi e Bisi - Venetian rice & peas with mint, stock and vermouth £18

Taglierini al Bosco – fresh fine pasta with wild asparagus, hops, herbs and Pecorino £19

Tagliatelle con le Ortiche – fresh nettle pasta with butter & parmesan £18

Spaghetti alle Vongole – with clams, parsley, garlic, chilli and Fracassi Favorita £21

Ravioli – with zucchini & their flowers, buffalo ricotta and mint £19

Secondi

Rombo al forno – turbot tranche wood-roasted over potatoes with Amalfi lemon and zucchini £40

Branzino al forno – wild sea bass roasted in Terlano Pinot Bianco with Risina beans and Violetta artichokes £37

Coda di Rospo ai ferri – chargrilled Cornish monkfish with anchovy & rosemary sauce, agretti and broad beans sott’olio £36

Piccione al forno – whole Anjou pigeon wood-roasted on bruschetta with Allegrini Valpolicella and green beans ‘in umido’ £36

Costoletta di Vitello al forno – wood-roasted thick-cut veal chop with salsa verde, slow-cooked peas and rocket £39

Controfiletto ai ferri – chargrilled Longhorn beef sirloin with roasted Merinda tomatoes, braised spinach and fresh horseradish £38

Gelati del River Café

Caramel
Roasted Almond
Stracciatella
Hazelnut
Strawberry Sorbet

 

Selection of 2 Ice Creams £8
Selection of 3 Ice Creams £12

 

Affogato with: Grappa Bassano £14 Vin Santo £16 or Espresso £10

Dolci £10

Chocolate Nemesis
Lemon Tart
Nespole & Almond Tart
Pannacotta with Grappa & Raspberries
Pressed Chocolate Cake with Zabaglione Ice Cream

I Formaggi – From our Cheese Room

Caprini Freschi – goat’s milk, Piemonte
Scimudin - cow & goat's milk, Lombardia
Pecorino Marzolio Rosso – pasteurised sheep’s milk, Tuscany
Castelrosso – cow’s milk, Piemonte
Blucora – blue, cow & goat's milk, Piemonte

 

Selection of 3 cheeses £13
Selection of 5 cheeses £23

Sample Summer Menu

Thursday 25th June - Dinner

Antipasti

Mozzarella di Bufala con Caponata alla Siciliana £20

Calamari ai ferri - chargrilled squid with fresh red chilli and rocket £20

Culatello di Zibello – with Charentais melon or Italian black figs £22

Mazzancolle – poached Scottish Langoustines with aioli and pea salad with basil, mint & fennel herb £30

Carpaccio di Branzino – thinly sliced raw wild Sea Bass with marigold tomatoes, golden oregano and chilli  £20

Antipasto di Verdure – roast red & yellow peppers with anchovy, baked borlotti, Italian spinach and buffalo ricotta crostino £20

Carne Cruda di Vitello - finely chopped Veal rump with squashed tomato bruschetta and Pecorino Gran Riserva  £20

Primi

Strozzapreti con Pesto alla Genovese e Fagiolini Verdi £19

Ravioli - stuffed with buffalo ricotta, garden herbs & lemon zest with marjoram butter and Pecorino £19

Risotto - with clams, zucchini flowers and Castello di Neive Lange Arneis £20

Taglierini - with cherry & marigold tomatoes and basil £19

Secondi

Rombo al forno - Turbot tranche wood-roasted with anchovy, capers and flowering oregano with summer beets and garden rocket £42

Capesante ai ferri - chargrilled Scottish Scallops with zucchini fritti, chilli and mint £39

Salmone al sale - wild Scottish Salmon baked whole in sea salt with salsa verde and chargrilled verdura mista of aubergines, zucchini & peppers £40

Piccione al forno - whole Anjou Pigeon wood-roasted in San Guido Guidalberto with Tuscan roast potatoes £37

Vitello cotto in bianco - poached Veal shin, pancetta & bay with fresh horseradish, Swiss chard and peas £38

Controfiletto ai ferri – chargrilled Beef sirloin with fresh borlotti, mustard, Sorrento tomatoes and basil £40

Gelati del River Cafe

Caramel
Stracciatella
Roasted Almond
Hazelnut
Strawberry Sorbet

 

Selection of 2 Ice Creams £8
Selection of 3 Ice Creams £12

 

Affogato with: Grappa Bassano £14 Vin Santo £16 or Espresso £10

Dolci £10

Chocolate Nemesis
Lemon Tart
Almond Tart with Strawberries
Summer Pudding with Valpolicella
Pannacotta with Grappa and Raspberries

I Formaggi – From our Cheese Room

Robiola di Roccaverano – goat’s milk, Piemonte
Asiago Pressato – cow’s milk, Veneto
Capretta di Toscano – goat’s milk, Toscana
Pecorino Sardo Canestrato – sheep’s milk, Sardinia
Blu di Bufala – blue, buffalo milk, Lombardia

 

Selection of 3 cheeses £13
Selection of 5 cheeses £23

Sample Autumn Menu

Tuesday 18th November - Lunch

Antipasti

Pizzetta – with potato, Taleggio and thyme £18

Prosciutto di Parma – with radicchio and Parmigiano Reggiano £20

Carne Cruda di Vitello e Manzo – finely chopped veal & beef with black pepper, Pecorino Gran Riserva and rosemary bruschetta £20

Bagna Cauda – puntarelle, carrots, romanesco, celery hearts & Swiss chard with warm anchovy & De Faveri Prosecco sauce £19

Mozzarella di Bufala – with artichoke alla ‘Romana’, mixed roast pumpkin, Risina beans, marjoram & Felsina extra virgin olive oil £18

Calamari ai ferri – chargrilled squid with fresh red chilli & wild rocket £20

Mazzancolle – Scottish langoustines split & wood-roasted with garlic and parsley £30

Primi

Panzotti – handmade pasta stuffed with Robiola di Roccaverano with sage butter £18

Risotto Verde – with winter greens, stock & Pecorino Canestrato £18

Malfatti con Fagiano – hand-cut pasta with pheasant slow-cooked in Bussola Valpolicella Classico, fennel herb & pancetta £20

Linguine con Granchio – with Devon crab, parsley, chilli & lemon £20

Secondi

Branzino ai ferri – wild Sea Bass slashed & stuffed with lemon, thyme & marjoram with olives, red winter leaves & Florence fennel £36

Sogliola al forno – whole Dover Sole wood-roasted with pangrattato, anchovy & lemon zest with Italian spinach £36

Fritto Misto – of Cornish Monkfish, Red Mullet, Scottish Scallops, Anchovy, sage & Violetta artichokes £34

Gallo Cedrone – whole Yorkshire Grouse wood-roasted in Isole e Olena Chianti Classico with potatoes & sage ‘al forno’ and watercress £40

Stinco di Vitello – Veal shin slow-roasted in Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo with risotto bianco & gremolata £37

Coscia d’Agnello ai ferri – chargrilled marinated leg of lamb with chickpeas, cima di rape & fresh horseradish £38

Gelati del River Cafe

Caramel
Roasted Almond
Stracciatella
Hazelnut
Chocolate & Vecchia Romagna Sorbet

 

Selection of 2 Ice Creams £8
Selection of 3 Ice Creams £12

 

Affogato with: Grappa Bassano £14 Vin Santo £16 or Espresso £10

Dolci £10

Chocolate Nemesis
Lemon Tart
Pear & Almond Tart
Pannacotta with Grappa & Pomegranate
Walnut & Amaretto Cake

Formaggi - From our Cheese Room with Muscat Grapes

La Tur – sheep & goat’s milk, Piemonte
Castellino Caciotta – cow’s milk, Veneto
Caprino Stagionato al Caprone – goat’s milk, Sardinia
Ragusano – cow's milk, Sicilia
Basajo – sheep’s milk, Veneto

 

Selection of 3 cheeses £13
Selection of 5 cheeses £23