Sunday, May 1, 2011

New Menu at the REO Cafe and Bookshop

From this Monday come on down to the REO Café and Bookshop to taste some of our delicious new winter menu – hearty wetls for yorle’s pleasure! With a fun convict theme we are pleased to present “Ye olde traditional bill o’fare”. The new menu has Full Rations and Half Rations fare. 

If you’re feeling hungry you’ll definitely be tempted by our Full Rations selection which includes Pot Riot Casserole (in memory of the Cooking Pot Riot of 1846) – a hearty beef casserole slow-baked in rich gravy with crusty bread for dunking. The Kingston Chicken Pie is perhaps for the Officers and their wives? – a tasty chicken casserole set in a light pastry and served piping hot. Gluten free options include the Red Coat Salad – an olde English style salad based on beans with garden fresh vegetables. Or for those very cold days, you really can’t go past the thick West County Wynter Soup – to keep the cold out this soup is simmered long and slow for that full flavour and served with crusty bread.  

Carlie and Barb ready to take your order!
 If you’re after something lighter then our Half Rations will suffice. Ye Olde Sandwich courtesy of the Earl of Sandwich himself, is far too good for the convicts! A Chain-Gang Cornish Fritter is a gluten free option and a favourite for the men in the fields. Another gluten free option is the Norfolk Sullen’s Salad – a fresh local salad using local produce served with our favourite home-made condensed milk mayonnaise. And of course, who can pass by a bowl of Chypes – crispy fried potato chips served with Bloody Bridge Sauce! On top of all this you’ll find a great selection of daily specials which may include dishes such as 1788 Settler’s Pie (a delicious home-style cottage pie), Tahitian Fish, Savoury Eggs or Vegetarian Lentil Patties.

Of course there will be extra privileges for Ye Sweettooth including Devonshire Tea, Bread and Butter or Creamy Rice Pudding and Island Coconut Pie. A selection of Her Majesty’s favourite dainty home-made biscuits and slices are always a treat with a hot cuppa tea or coffee.

So there is no reason to delay – come on down to the REO Café and Bookshop for a fabulous, hearty and thoroughly entertaining meal! We are open 9.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday and often on Saturday’s as well.

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