FOOD AND DRINK

 All our food is prepared on the premises by our experienced in-house team of chefs. We do not use outside caterers (and all food consumed on the premises must be provided by Forrester Park). We offer menus for traditional wedding breakfasts as well as barbecues, buffets, street food, canapés, carveries and more. Below are som ideas; just let us know your preference and our chefs will do the rest. If you don’t see what you would like please let us know and we will do our best to help. We are happy to cater for vegetarians and other dietary needs. Most dishes can be prepared gluten free; please advise us at time of booking. We do take great care in preparing all our dishes, however we cannot guarantee that they are nut or allergen free. All prices include VAT.

BANQUETING MENU

 Choose one dish per course from the following starters, mains and desserts to create your own two- or three-course wedding breakfast.  If you select more than one dish per course this may affect the overall price up or down – please ask for details.  We offer 10% off these prices if chosen as part of a complete food and drink package.

STARTERS

Traditional Prawn Cocktail with brown bread ~ £7.50

Cantaloupe Melon Ring (v) with seasonal berries 

& raspberry liqueur dressing ~ £5.95

*Home Made Soup ~ £5.85

Smooth Chicken Liver Parfait with red onion 

chutney & toasted Ciabatta ~ £6.65

Spinach, Mushroom, Goat’s Cheese & Rocket Tart (v) ~ £6.65

Melon & Parma Ham ~ £6.65  

Smoked Mackerel Paté with horseradish cream 

& potato & chive salad ~ £6.75

Plum Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad (v) 

with rocket & pesto dressing ~ £7.50

Pressed Ham Hock & Parsley Terrine with plum chutney ~ £6.65

 

  • Choose fromRoasted Tomato & Basil, Butternut Squash, 
  • Leek & Potato or Carrot & Coriander

MAIN COURSES

All main courses include a selection of vegetables

 

Supreme of Chicken ‘Forresters’ in a creamy mushroom & champagne sauce, with duchesse potatoes ~ £15.45

Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast with herb stuffing, roast potatoes & gravy ~ £15.45

Roast Sirloin of British Beef traditionally served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes & gravy ~ £21.95

Roast Sirloin of British Beef thick cut with garlic & thyme potato cake, vine tomato, wild mushrooms & tarragon jus ~ £21.95

Fillet of Beef Wellington with Dauphinoise potatoes, shallots & Madeira jus ~ £25.75

Essex Slow-Roasted Belly of Pork with sage & apple potato mash & cider jus ~ £16.95

Rump of English Lamb with Boulangère potatoes, ratatouille, rosemary & redcurrant jus ~ £19.95

Roasted Gressingham Duck Breast à l’Orange with crushed new potatoes ~ £17.95

Roasted Breast & Leg of Guinea Fowl with bubble & squeak & a red wine & thyme sauce ~ £18.95

Fillet of Sea Bass with crushed new potatoes & lemon butter ~ £17.75

Individual Salmon en Croute with parsley new potatoes ~ £17.75

Linguine, broccoli, fine beans, tomatoes, roasted onion & Dolcelatte (v) ~ £13.95

Wild Mushroom Risotto topped with Parmesan & rocket (v) ~ £13.95

Filo Vegetable Parcel with a spicy tomato sauce (v) ~ £13.95

Butternut Squash Stack layered with rice with cranberry sauce (vegan) ~ £13.95

DESSERTS

Raspberry Parfait with chocolate-dipped shortbread ~ £6.75

Fruits of the Forest Crème Brulée ~ £6.75

Vanilla & Mascarpone Cheesecake with blueberry compote ~ £6.75

Deep-Filled Lemon Tart with raspberry coulis ~ £6.75

Dark Chocolate & Cointreau Torte with caramelised orange ~ £6.75

Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake ~ £6.75

Rum Bread & Butter Pudding with crème anglaise ~ £6.75

Mixed Fruit Pavlova ~ £6.75

Blood Orange Mousse with passion fruit coulis ~ £6.75

Profiteroles with warm chocolate sauce ~ £6.75

Strawberry Eton Mess ~ £6.75

Orchard Fruit Pie with custard ~ £6.75

Trio of Mini Desserts*: Dark Chocolate & Cointreau Torte, Mixed Fruit Pavlova, Lemon Tart ~ £7.95

A selection of French & British Cheeses with celery, grapes, apple & chutney ~ £8.50

*If you would like a different combination of desserts in your trio please ask 

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BARBECUE AND DRESSED BUFFET MENUS

Perfect as an alternative Wedding Breakfast or for a Twilight Wedding. 

TRADITIONAL FAVOURITES BBQ MENU

4oz Peppered Rump Steaks

*Traditional Cumberland Sausages

*Forresters Beef BurgersSticky Pork Ribs in a BBQ marinade

Marinated Chicken Breast(Sweet Chilli, Cajun Spice, Jack Daniels BBQ or Perfectly Plain)

Coleslaw ~ Tomato and Chive Salad ~ Italian Pasta Salad

Mixed Leaves ~ Cucumber and Minted Yoghurt

Your choice of Roasted Baby Potatoes, Minted New Potatoes or Dauphinoise Potatoes

Sautéed Onions, Cheese

Pickles, sauces, dressings and mayonnaise

A selection of breads

£24.95 per person

*Or substitute for vegetarian alternative

DRESSED WEDDING BUFFET

A selection of home-cooked sliced cold meats

(Roast Beef, Honey & Mustard Glazed Gammon, Roasted Turkey Breast)

Terrine of Smoked Salmon

Coronation Chicken

Warm Minted New Potatoes

A selection of breads

Tomato and Chive Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

Mixed Leaves

Cucumber and Minted Yoghurt

Coleslaw

£24.95 per person

ADD ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TO YOUR BARBECUE OR DRESSED BUFFET MENU CHOICE

Slow Roasted Pulled Pork ~ £2.00 ; Minted Lamb Steaks ~ £5.50 ; Lamb Kebabs ~ £3.50 ; Marinated Salmon Steaks ~ £3.50 ; Marinated Tuna Steaks ~ £4.90 ; *Spicy Bean Burger ~ £2.30 ; Halloumi Kebab ~ £3.65 ; *Quorn Sausages ~ £1.05 ; Corn on the Cob ~ £1.05

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The Bar & Wine List 

Please ask if you would like something thats not on the list below 

GINS 

 

All served with Fever Tree tonic 

From £4.85 

Copper House, First Rate, The Botanist, Monkey, Hendricks, Bloom, Bombay Sapphire, Fifty Pound, Tanqueray

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Sloe Gin & Bitter Lemon £4.60/£6.10 

 SOFT DRINKS

 

Lemonade, Coke, Diet Coke, Grapefruit, Orange Juice, Ginger Beer, Bitter Lemon, Ginger Ale, Mineral Water, Fever Tree Tonic 

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Locally produced Hill Holme Apple Juice 

LIQUEURS AND SPIRITS

From £3.30 (25ml)

Brandy, Tia Maria, Port, Baileys,Martini, Disaronno, Bells, Famous Grouse, Tequila, Malibu, Sambuca, Archers, Sherry, Southern Comfort, Cointreau, Jack Daniels, Bacardi,Captain Morgan, Jagermeister, Dram-buie, Jamesons, Grand Marnier, Glenfiddich, Adnams Triple Malt, Grey Goose Vodka, North Cove Vodka, Absolut Vodka, Smirnoff Vodka, Pimms

DRAUGHT BEER& CIDER

From £3.90 a pint 

Adnams Southwold, Ghostship, Carlsberg Lager, Bitburger, Aspalls Harry Sparrow Cider, Guinness,Dry Hopped Lager

BOTTLED BEER& CIDER

Peroni, Bulmers

 

PROSECCO 

£5.95 (200ml bottle)

 

HOUSE WINE 

(please also see our wine list) 

Red, white or rose £3.95 

(175ml glass)£5.80 (250ml glass) 

WINE LIST

We can offer alternative wines, craft beers, cocktails, soft drinks etc, and corkage is available. If you wish to provide your own wine. Please talk to us and we will do our best to help.01621 891406 ~ [email protected]

 

WHITE

 

Perdido Blanco, Navarra, Spain ~ £16.95 

Lightly perfumed, with hints of tropical fruit, mainly Viura, crisp & fresh

 

Chenin Blanc, Bain’s Way, Wellington, South Africa ~ £18.50

Aromas of guava, peach & delicate spice; dry, with zingy tropical fruit

 

Pinot Grigio, Amanti del Vino, Abruzzo, Italy ~ £19.50

Simple and fresh apple and pear flavours

 

Sauvignon Blanc, Casa Rivas, Central Valley, Chile ~ £19.50

Crisp and refreshing with mouthwatering zesty citrus fruit

 

Viognier, Le Jade, Pays d’Oc, France ~ £20.50

Clean & fresh with hints of peach, apricot, orange peel & quince – luscious

 

Sauvignon Blanc, Stony Bank, Marlborough, New Zealand ~ £27.50

Vibrant gooseberry & passionfruit; rich, racy and refreshing

 

Chablis, Domaine de Manants, Domaine J-M Brocard, France ~ £29.95

Classic Chablis – uncooked Chardonnay with a minerally edge; crisp, very dry & incisively citrusy

 

RED

 

Perdido Tinto, Navarra, Spain ~ £16.95

Unoaked, rich red fruit flavours in this plump, easy-drinking style

 

Shiraz, Big Rivers, Murphy Vineyards, Riverina, Australia ~ £19.50

Lovely full, spicy blackberry fruit; very Shiraz, very Oz

 

Merlot, Casa Rivas, Central Valley, Chile ~ £19.50

Bright and vivacious, soft plummy fruit

 

Malbec, Gouguenheim Winery, Mendoza, Argentina ~ £20.95

Big flavours of cherries & plums with lovely freshness

 

Rioja Joven, Navardia, Spain ~ £21.92

Warm red fruits with a touch of spice; straightforward & appealing

 

Château Grand Lys, Bordeaux Supérieur, France ~ £24.50

A generous, round and fruity style of claret with hints of vanilla

 

Fleurie, Domaine de Montangeron, Beaujolais, France ~ £28.90

Ripe, slightly smoky flavours & generous Gamay fruit;a particularly lively and fruity style with depth & charm

 

ROSÉ 

 

Perdido Rosado, Navarra, Spain ~ £16.95

Lively summer fruit flavours, juicy and fresh – easy drinking 

 

Zinfandel Rosé, Angel’s Flight, California, USA ~ £19.50

Strawberry & raspberry fruit; refreshing with a touch of sweetness 

 

SPARKLING AND CHAMPAGNE

 

Prosecco Spumante ‘Treviso’, Adnams Selection, Veneto, Italy ~ £23.95

Fresh with crisp, ripe pear flavours – a joyous glassful of fizz

 

Rosato Frizzante, Il Colle, Veneto, Italy ~ £23.50

Light, fresh, fruity and fun sparkling rosé

 

Cava Brut Reserva, Castell d’Olerdola, Penedès, Spain ~ £22.95

Made in the same way as Champagne, smoky aromas with hints of lemon; soft & dry with lively fruit

 

Alain Bergère, Réserve Brut, Champagne, France ~ £44.95

Attractive biscuity aromas and characterful Pinot Meunier fruit from an individual grower;shows what benefit bottle age can have on good champagne 

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