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À La Carte Menu

Monday to Saturday

Offering a range of traditional favourites, grills and other tempting treats

Selection of Artisan Breads, Olives, Chilli Aioli, Olive Oil Balsamic – 4.00


Colchester Rock Oysters, aged sherry & shallot vinegar (6 or 12) – 12.00/20.00

Shrimp, Crayfish & Avocado Cocktail, horseradish & black pepper dressing – 8.00

The Classic Caesar, Sour Dough Croutons
Simply plain – 6.50
Add warm herb roasted chicken & pancetta – 8.50

Minestrone Soup Primavera, white beans, parmesan, salsa verde – 4.50

Shetland Island Mussels “Marinière”, white wine, cream, parsley – 8.00

Warm Duck & Watercress Salad, radish, pickled ginger, orange, soy & sesame vinaigrette – 8.75

House Cured Dill Salmon, poached hen egg, shallots, capers, lemon dressing – 8.00

Seared Sea Scallops, pea purée, pancetta, Clonakility white pudding – 13.75

Roasted Artichokes, Portobello Mushrooms,red peppers, truffle oil, parmesan – 7.75


Should you wish to have any of the above as a main course, please ask.


~ Steaks ~

Our steaks are dry aged for a minimum of 28 days from Robson’s of Hampton Hill & are served with Café de Paris butter, vine ripened tomatoes, chips or salad.

Fillet 8oz – 29.00

Sirloin 10oz – 23.50

Rib Eye 10oz – 22.00

Sauces – Béarnaise, Peppercorn, Woodland Mushroom


Roasted Rump of Lamb, gremolata, ratatouille, gratin potatoes – 17.50

Half a Lemon & Rosemary Roasted Chicken, chips, house salad – 14.75

The Wharf Cheeseburger, chips, smoked bacon, pickles, onion, tomato relish – 13.75

Chargrilled Fillets of Seabass, basil & olive oil potatoes, Provençal dressing – 19.75

Fresh from Billingsgate, today’s market fish – market price

Half or Whole Grilled Colchester Lobster, chips, salad, sauce béarnaise – 22.50/36.50

We are committed to the use of seasonal fish & seafood from sustainable sources.


Luxury Fish Pie, English Mustard & Cheddar Mash, smoked haddock, salmon, freshwater crayfish – 14.00

Traditional Cod & Chips, minted mushy peas, tartare sauce – 13.50

Black Linguine, Brixham Crab & King Prawns, tomatoes, chilli – 17.50

Tatin of Spring Vegetables, feta cheese, rocket, salsa verde – 11.50

Wild Mushroom, Black Truffle & Lemon Thyme Fettuccini, rocket, parmesan wafer – 12.50

Moroccan Spiced Breast of Chicken, tagine of vegetables, tabbouleh, yoghurt & mint raita – 14.50

Confit of Aylesbury Duck Leg, Toulouse sausage, cassoulet of beans – 15.00


House Salad, Vinaigrette – 2.75

Crispy Mustard Coleslaw – 3.00

Rocket & Parmesan, Balsamic Dressing – 3.50

Green Beans – 3.75

Cauliflower Cheese – 3.50

Parsley New Potatoes – 3.50

Sweet Potato & Parmesan Chips – 3.00

Chips – 3.00

~ DESSERTS 6.75 ~

Warm Conference Pear & Almond Tart, amaretto crème fraiche

Bramley Apple & Apricot Crumble, vanilla ice cream

Jude’s Ice Creams & Fruit Sorbets

Warm Bread & Butter Pudding, Toffee Sauce

Iced Bitter Chocolate & Cointreau Parfait, crunchy hazelnut brittle

English Sherry Trifle, crunchy meringue, passion fruit

Cheese Plate, Tunworth Soft, Driftwood Goat, Colston Bassett blue, quince jelly – 8.00
(Grahams Port – 8.00 glass / Half Bottle – 26.00)

The Wharf Tasting Plate (for 2) – 12.50

Children’s menu always available. Some of our dishes are suitable for children & discerning younger diners in half portions. Please ask your waiter. The above menu is a sample menu and may be subject to variation and change.

Weekly River Menu

The delicious new menu that changes every week

Available Tuesday to Saturday Lunch, Monday to Friday Dinner for a Maximum of 12 People


Chilled Mediterranean Vegetable Soup, Salsa Verde, Croutons

Jasmine Tea Smoked Chicken Salad, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Pickled Vegetables, Spicy Peanut Sauce

Devilled Whitebait, Lemon & Black Pepper Mayonnaise


Mushroom & Red Pepper Fettuccini, Truffle Oil, Parmesan

Confit of Duck Leg, Savoy Cabbage, Sweet Potato Gratin, Rosemary Jus

Char-grilled Fillet of Salmon, Niçoise Style New Potatoes, Cherry Tomato Dressing

~ Wine By The Glass ~

175cl 125cl
White Wines
Côtes de Gasgogne Gros, France 15 5.90 4.85
Red Wines
Languedoc Merlot, Pays d’Oc France, 14 5.95 4.95


English Strawberry Eton Mess

Iced Bitter Chocolate & Cointreau Parfait, Crunchy Hazelnut Brittle

Black Cherry Crème Brûlée

~ Dessert Wine & Port By The Glass ~

Red Muscadel Rietvallei Estate, South Africa 15 6.45
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, France 14 7.30
Fonseca Late Bottled Vintage Port, Portgual 11 6.50
Grahams 20 Year Old Tawny Port Nv, Portugal 9.75

~ Coffee & Traditional Tea £2.95 ~

Coffee Tea
Café Americano English Breakfast Tea
Café Latte Earl Grey
Cappuccino Camomile
Expresso Peppermint

2 courses – 16.00 / 3 courses – 19.50

Week commencing 26 June 2017. The above menu is a sample menu and may be subject to variation and change.

Children’s Menu

Monday to Sunday

A menu for our youngest diners with all their favourites



Penne Bolognese, Parmesan

Junior Wharf Burger, Fries, Cucumber Sticks

Fish Goujons, Peas & Fries

Sausages, Fries, Cucumber Sticks


~ DESSERTS 3.00 ~

Organic Ice Cream or Fruit Sorbet

Chocolate Brownie, Ice Cream


The above menu is a sample menu and may be subject to variation and change.

Sunday All Day By The River Menu

Sunday Only

Our fixed price menu to be enjoyed over a lazy Sunday and includes a choice of Roasts


Selection of Artisan Breads, Olives, Chilli Aioli, Olive Oil Balsamic – £4.00


Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Soup, Colsten Bassett Blue Cheese

Caesar Salad Simply Plain, or with Chicken & Pancetta

Chicory Dorset Blue Cheese, Pear & Walnut Salad, Highland Honey Mustard Dressing

Smoked Salmon, Mixed Leaves Salad, Horseradish Crème Fraiche & Lemon Dressing Chicken Liver Parfait, Chutney, Toast

Ham Hock & Baby Caper Terrine, Piccalilli, Baguette

Devilled whitebait, lemon & black pepper mayo


Roasted Fillet of Seabass, Leeks, Crushed New Potatoes, Provençale Dressing

Luxury Fish Pie, Smoked Haddock, Salmon, Crayfish, English Mustard & Cheddar Mash

Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto, Parmesan, Truffle oil

The Wharf Burger, Melted Cheese, Bacon, Fries, Dill Pickle and Relish

Half a Shropshire Roasted Chicken, Chips, Peppercorn Sauce (Please Allow 30 Minutes for Cooking)

Roasted Loin of Pork, Roast Potatoes, Market Vegetables, Bramley Apple Sauce

Roasted Topside of Hereford Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Horseradish Jus


House Salad & Vinaigrette, Beetroot with Baby Capers, Honey Carrots, French Green Beans, Rocket Salad, Hand Cut Chips, Horseradish New Potatoes – £3.00 each


Chocolate Brownie, Ice Cream

Warm Bread & Butter Pudding, Toffee Sauce

Lemongrass & Lime Leaf Crème Brûlée

Iced Passion Fruit Parfait, Mix Berries

Selection of English & Continental Cheese, Quince Jelly (£2.00 Supplement)

2 courses – £21.00 / 3 courses – £24.00

The above menu is a sample menu and may be subject to variation and change.

Menu doesn’t apply for Sunday Live Jazz Lunches.

Party Menu

Monday to Saturday

Our excellent fixed price menu for parties of 12 or more diners. Pre-orders required



Potted South Coast Fish, Horseradish Crème Fraîche, Toast

Balsamic Roasted Portobello Mushrooms, Artichokes, Red Peppers, Rocket, Parmesan

Spiced Duck Breast, Pickled Vegetables, Soy & Citrus, Chilli Jam

Devilled Whitebait, Sauce Gribiche

Herb Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Blue Cheese, Croutons


Roasted Rump of Lamb, Gremolata, Ratatouille, Gratin Potatoes

Wild Mushroom, Black Truffle & Lemon Thyme Fettuccini, Rocket, Parmesan Wafer

Moroccan Spiced Breast of Chicken, Tagine of Vegetables, Tabbouleh, Yoghurt & Mint Raita

Chargrilled Fillets of Seabass, Basil & Olive Oil Potatoes, Provençal Dressing

Luxury Fish Pie, English Mustard & Cheddar Mash

Grilled Rib Eye Steak, Steak Butter, Green Beans, Chips, Peppercorn Sauce (£7.00 Supplement)

Black Linguine, Brixham Crab, Clams & Tiger Prawns, Tomatoes, Chilli (£5.50 Supplement)

~ SIDES 3.00 each ~

House Salad with Vinaigrette, Rocket, Parmesan & Balsamic Dressing, Green Beans, New Potatoes with Parsley, Chips, Sweet Potato Chip & Parmesan


Bramley Apple & Apricot Crumble, Vanilla Ice Cream

Warm Bread & Butter Pudding, Toffee Sauce

Iced Bitter Chocolate & Cointreau Parfait, Crunchy Hazelnut Brittle

Cheese Plate
Tunworth Soft, Driftwood Goat, Colston Bassett Blue, Quince Jelly
(Grahams Port £8.00 glass / Half Bottle £25.00)

2 courses – £24.50 / 3 courses – £30.00

Sample Menus – ingredients may be subject to change.

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A 12.5 % discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.
VAT@ 20% is included Reg. GB 112 5733 44.
All dishes may contain traces of nuts.
Planning restriction – customers are requested to vacate the premises quietly by 11.30pm.