Food and Drink

Dine With Us

Social dining and seasonal ingredients

The food at The Clifton is focused around fresh ingredients, what's local and what's in season. Our small, but very talented, team of chefs work hard to create delicious plates, including daily changing specials.

From fresh fish being caught every day in Mersea, to beautiful cuts of meat being butchered just up the road, we're proud to work with the very best suppliers we can also call our friends.

Takeaway pints and food are available - give us a call to enquire, or ask for the menu next time you're here.

Our Menus

Snacks
Cumberland Scotch Egg, English Mustard
Devilled Sprats, Lemon, Mayonnaise
Lancashire Bomber Cheese Straws (V)

Starters
Cured Chalk Stream Trout, Smoked Buttermilk, Dill, Pickled Kohlrabi (GF)
Barbecued Broccoli, Romesco, Smoked Almond Dukkah, Fermented Wild Garlic (V)(N)(GF)
Devon Crab, Jersey Royals, Broad Beans, Chilli, Chive Creme Fraiche (GF)
Beef Tartare, Pickled Mustard, Black Garlic, Cured Egg Yolk, Grilled Sourdough


Mains
Mussels, Pancetta, Shallots, Thyme, White Wine, Chips (GF)
The Hampstead Butcher's Aged Sirloin, Herb Butter, Chips (GF)
Clifton Cheeseburger, Bacon Jam, Brioche, Salad, Chips
Pot-Roasted Cauliflower, Halloumi, Harissa, Rocket (V)(GF)
Haddock & Chips, Peas, Tartare Sauce, Lemon
Celeriac Steak, Tomato, Mushroom, Potato, Pickled Walnuts (VG)(GF)

Puddings
Yorkshire Rhubarb Crumble, Proper Custard (V)
Chocolate Delice, Cherry Sorbet, Salted Pretzel Crunch (VG)(N)
Vanilla Panna Cotta, Citrus & Mint Salad, Ginger Biscuits

Vegetarian (v) Vegan (VG) Nuts (N) Gluten Free (GF)

A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill. Please let your server know if you have any allergies.
Nibbles
Ortiz Anchovies, Butter, Grilled Bread - 8.5
Jamon Iberico, Melon, Smoked Almonds (N) - 8
Crudites, E.V.R.O Mayo, Smoked Salt (VG)(GF) - 6


Starters
Lobster Mac & Cheese - 12
Halloumi Fries, Pomegranate, Mint Yoghurt (V)(GF) - 9
Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Kimchi, Garlic Mayo (GF) - 11
Crisp Courgette Flower, Burrata, Truffle Honey (V) - 10
Grilled Gem Lettuce, Lardo, Peas, Cured Egg Yolk (GF) - 7.5
Cured Venison, Beetroot, Walnuts, Dark Chocolate (GF)(N) - 9.5
Sweet Potato Falafel, Carrot Hummus, Pistachio, Dukkah, Yoghurt(VG)(GF)(N) - 8.5
Chalk Stream Trout Ceviche, Tomato, Green Strawberry, Green Goddess (GF) - 8


Roasts - Served With Hispi Cabbage, Roasted Carrots, Roast Potatoes, Yorkie, Gravy
Roast Chicken Supreme - 17
British Beef Rump - 18
Whole Roast Aubergine (VG) - 16


Sides
Baby Gem, Avocado, House Dressing (VG)(GF) - 4.5
Onion Rings, Curry Mayo (V) - 4.5
Minted Cornish New Potatoes - 4.5
Skinny Fries (VG)(GF) - 4.5


Desserts
Chocolate Pot, Raspberries, Honeycomb (VG)(GF) - 7
Banana Bread, Dulce de Leche, Brulé Banana, Rum & Raisin (V) - 7
Yoghurt Panna Cotta, Yuzu Curd, Apricots, Granola (N) - 7
Baked Alaska, Cherries, Coffee (V) - 12.5
Ice Cream Per Scoop - 2.75


Vegetarian (v) Vegan (VG) Nuts (N) Gluten Free (GF)

A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill. Please let your server know if you have any allergies.
Start with a kids' juice for 1.5

Pasta with Homemade Tomato Sauce - 6.5

Cornflake Crusted Chicken and Chips - 7

Fish and Chips - 7

Mini Sunday Roast (Sundays only)

Add a scoop of ice cream - 2 each