Christmas and New Year\s at the William B

Christmas Party Menu 2018

Available Monday to Friday £25.95 per person
Friday Evenings £29.95 per person


Leek & potato soup with rosemary infused croutons served with bread & butter (v).
Classic prawn cocktail in a marie rose sauce served with artisan breads.
Chicken liver & pink peppercorn pate served.
with caramelised onion chutney & crostini breads.
Honey glazed goat’s cheese & beetroot tartlet
with mixed baby leaf salad with balsamic dressing (v).
Hoi sin duck spring roll with spring onion & cucumber salad & hoisin sauce.
Tomato & mozzarella bruschetta on garlic ciabatta with rocket & balsamic glaze (v).

Main Courses

Hand carved roasted Norfolk turkey with apricot stuffing
& chipolatas wrapped in streaky bacon.
Roasted Aberdeen Angus beef.
Roasted vegetable wellington with vegetarian gravy (v).
All of the above are served with herb infused roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding,
seasonal vegetables, Brussel sprouts with pancetta & rich gravy.
Slow roasted pork loin with creamy mash potato,
savoy cabbage & wholegrain mustard cream sauce.
Pan fried fillet of sea bass with crushed new potatoes,
Thai cream sauce & seasonal vegetables.
Three cheese tartlet; goats cheese, brie, stilton & onion tartlet served with a fresh light salad of beetroot, radish, new potatoes & house dressing (v).


Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce. (gluten free available)
Triple chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce & honeycomb ice cream.
Classic vanilla Crème brûlée with shortbread cookie.
Pavlova served with winter berry compote & vanilla scented cream.
Ice cream trio: Vanilla, chocolate & strawberry gelato.
Fresh fruit cocktail with champagne sorbet.

Christmas Day Menu

£85 per person

To Start

Cream of broccoli soup topped with toasted almonds served with stilton infused artisan breads (v)

Ham hock terrine served with piccalilli, mixed baby leaf and crostini breads

Oak smoked salmon and prawn marie rose and new potato tian

served with toasted ciabatta sail and horseradish crème fraiche

Tandoori spiced chicken strips served with poppadum’s and shredded salad

Smoked haddock and chorizo fish cakes served with a citrus mayonnaise

Boxed baked camembert infused with garlic and rosemary
served with red onion chutney and toasted crostini’s

To Follow

Norfolk free range turkey with pigs in blankets, apricot and sausage stuffing and rich gravy

Roast sirloin of Aberdeen Angus beef with a rich red wine gravy

Roasted vegetarian vegetable wellington served with vegetarian gravy (v)

All of the above served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and honey and thyme roasted parsnips

Tender rump of lamb with minted herb crust
served with boulangere potatoes, purple sprouting broccoli and rich redcurrant jus

Ballantine of corn fed chicken supreme wrapped in Parma ham, stuffed with mushroom duxelle,
served with honey roasted Chanteney carrots, fondant potatoes and finished with a rich jus

Whole lemon sole with café de Paris butter, sauté potatoes and fine beans

To Finish

Port, whiskey and grand marnier fruit jelly, layered sponge, custard and chantilly cream

Lilly Puds Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce

Triple chocolate orange brownie served with

chocolate sauce and white chocolate and honeycomb ice-cream

Maple and walnut crème brulee with shortbread cookie

Ginger and lime cheesecake with Christmas pudding ice cream

Selection of luxury ice-creams and sorbets.

British Isles cheese board served with apple, celery, chutney and biscuit selection

(minimum 2 to share)

The William B New Year’s Eve
Taster Menu

Amuse Bouche

Goats cheese bon bon, filo prawns and smoked pull pork croquette

Butternut squash and sweet potato soup with garlic and herb croute

Miso salmon fillet and pan fried tiger prawns

Refreshing lemon and raspberry sorbet (v)

Fillet of sea bass and herb encrusted plaice on lobster mash potato

finished with lobster and crayfish bisque

Trio of Lamb

Salt and pepper lamb cutlet, lamb croquette, mini shepherd’s pie

with redcurrant jus and heritage carrots

Assiette of dessert

Baileys and crème de menthe cheesecake

Vanilla panna cotta with pistachio crumb

Triple chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce and honeycomb crumb

New Year ’s Eve Gala Dinner – £50 per person

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