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Last updated January 2021

The Bicycle - winners of the Food & Drink Awards 2021
The Bicycle Bar and Restaurant - Home Cooked Food and Quality Drinks - Tendring, Essex
TO BOOK CALL
01255 830340

DEDICATED TO DELIGHT YOU

We go to great measures to source the finest ingredients and produce from local growers and suppliers. We believe in supporting local businesses and welcome the high quality produce that help to make everything on our menu shine.

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The Bicycle Bar and Restaurant - bicycle decoration detail

About Us

The Bicycle Bar and Restaurant - amazing food by talented Chefs

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The Bicycle Bar and Restaurant - providing a wide range of drink choices

Restaurant and Bar

OUR MISSION

We strive to provide amazing food and drinks in an environment where you feel relaxed and welcome both inside the restaurant and outside in our large patio area.

WHAT'S IN A NAME

The Bicycle name we are often asked
Of how this choice could come to pass
My father is the reason why
A cycling guy in years gone by
Before the kids began to multiply

Glasgow, John O Groats and Pittenween
Through all the places in between
Leather saddle, heavy bike
Not too much that I would like
Scottish weather, rough terrain
Your bum would never feel the same

A fitting tribute you may say
With all our hearts we would agree
A great man who made up laugh
Who led us down life’s long path

When people say a strange pub name
Please let them know who is to blame
In memory of my dear old dad
We miss him so which makes us sad

But we remember more happy times
Look to heaven and feel just fine
The Bicycle would never be
If it wasn’t for old Peter D

WHAT'S IN A NAME

The Bicycle was named in memory of Brian's late father Peter D who we miss very much.

ABOUT US

The Bicycle opened its doors in September 2014 by husband and wife team Brian and Kerry.

Our aim is to create great tasting non pretentious food using the best produce while providing excellent friendly service in beautiful surroundings in the heart of the Essex countryside.

We really care about our customers dining experience. It matters to us that they love not just their visit, but every time they return.

BRIAN & KERRY

MENU

Our menu is a collaboration of great flavours, the best East of England produce, evolved into an ever changing menu by talented chefs who are passionate about what they do. When you marry all these ingredients the final product in mouth wateringly good. Accompany this with great wine and artisan gins from around the world.

Not forgetting beers and ale on tap and new single malts - perfect.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Bicycle Bar and Restaurant - bicycle decoration detail
  • View our current Special Events Menu

    CHRISTMAS FESTIVE MENU THREE COURSE £39.95

    STARTERS
    Soup / Curried Parsnip / Garlic / Herb Croutons
    Terrine / Chicken Liver / Cumberland Sauce / Toasted Brioche
    Cheesecake / Baked /Sage / Ricotta / sweet Onions
    Salmon / Smoked / Preserved Lemon / Horseradish / Potato Salad

    MAINS
    Turkey / Roast Crown / Chestnut / Pork / Stuffing / Seasonal Vegetables / Pigs in Blankets
    Lamb / Chargrilled / Rump / Curly Kale / Hasselback Potatoes / Red wine Jus
    Seabass / Pan Seared / Fillet / Olive Mash / Chorizo / Tomato / Butter Bean Stew
    Wild Mushroom / Chestnut / Blue Cheese / Baby Spinach / Toasted Pine nuts / Linguini

    AFTERS
    Tart / White Chocolate / Frozen Raspberries / Sugared Parsnip Crisps
    Cheesecake / Rich Chocolate / Orange / Cream
    Traditional / Christmas Pudding / Brandy Cream
    Cheese / Brie / Goat / Stilton / Cheddar / Walnuts / Pickled Grapes

    Christmas Festive menu will  be available  from  02nd - 23rd  December  lunch & dinner  except Saturday Evenings or Sundays, Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday  (max table of 6 people per table) £20 deposit (non-refundable)  required on booking, if more than 1 table is required these tables will be served 15 mins apart and could be in a different area of the restaurant. Pre- order &  full Payment required  10 days prior to booking date, failure of this  your booking will be cancelled. 

    Christmas Eve Lunch - Regular Chalk board menu or Christmas Eve Set menu
    Christmas Eve Dinner - Set menu


    CHRISTMAS EVE - SET  FOUR COUSRE LUNCH £54.99 DINNER £59.95

    STARTERS

    Soup / Truffle / White onion / celeriac / Toasted Hazelnuts
    Scallops / Pan Seared / Curried Parsnip Puree / Pomegranate seeds / Parsnip Crisps
    Pigeon Breast / Cold Roasted / Caramelised Baby Onions / Beetroot Puree / Toasted Walnuts / Stilton

    MAINS
    Turkey Ballotine / Smoked Bacon / Pork Chestnut Stuffing / Rosemary Potatoes / Buttered Sprouts / Honey Roasted Carrots parsnips / sage jus
    Beef Fillet 6 oz / Char grilled / Pink Pepper / Shallot / Butter / Dauphinoise Potato / Cavolo nero
    Seabass / Pan Seared / Fillet / Citrus / Chive / Hollandaise / Sweet Potato / Rosti / Sauteed Bok Choy
    Pumpkin / Roasted / Feta / Sage / Risotto / Baby Spinach / Toasted Pumpkin seeds

    AFTERS
    Traditional / Rich / Christmas Pudding / Brandy Cream
    Cheesecake / White Chocolate / Mascarpone / Mulled Winter / Berry / Compote
    Cheese / Brie / Goat / Stilton / Cheddar / Walnuts Pickled Grapes

    COFFEE
    Lavazza /  Americano / Christmas Fudge  

    Christmas eve set menu  £20 per person deposit (non refundable) required on booking. Pre order required & full amount to be paid by 17th December. Failure of payment by this date your booking will be cancelled.

    Christmas Day - is a family day for The Bicycle Team, so we will be closed. We wish you all a wonderful day.

    Boxing Day -  Open for lunch only - from 12-00 - 16.30 (last sitting 15.00)
    Regular menu with three additional roast meat options £10 per person (non-refundable) required on booking

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

The Bicycle are pleased to offer special menus for our Wake / Celebration of Life guests. We are located just a short 4 minute drive from Weeley Crematorium. Please contact us to find out more about making your booking.

OUR AFTERNOON TEA MENU SUITABLE FOR PARTIES OF 40 - 60

OUR THREE COURSE MENU SUITABLE FOR PARTIES OF 8 - 16 PEOPLE

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FOR OUR WAKE / CELEBRATION OF LIFE GUESTS

STARTERS
Roasted Plum Tomato and Basil Soup
Smoked Salmon Pate, Pickled Cucumber & Toast

MAINS
Farfalle Pasta, Mushrooms & Walnuts in a rich Blue Cheese Sauce
Seabass Fillet in a White Wine Tarragon Sauce served with New Potatoes & Fine Green Beans
Roast Chicken Breast, Dauphinoise Potato, Tenderstem Broccoli with a Thyme Jus

DESSERT
The Bicycle Lemon Cheesecake with Cream
Warm Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream

50% deposit non-refundable. (An increase in numbers would require 72 hours notice)

3 course £29.50

The Bicycle Bar and Restaurant - for our wake / celebration of life guests

FOR OUR WAKE / CELEBRATION OF LIFE GUESTS

At the Bicycle we provide Luxury Afternoon Tea, placing all items on individual tables throughout the restaurant and replenish. These items are freshly homemade Sandwiches, warm Savouries and freshly made mini Cakes with Tea and Coffee being served throughout. Our menu selection is to cover both Vegetarian and Meat diets.


MENU

Warm Savoury Selection
Homemade Quiche Lorraine
Homemade Vegetarian Quiche
Mini Pork Sausages
Pork Pies
Freshly made Sandwich selection:
Prawns
Egg Mayonnaise
Ham Salad
Cheese & Tomato
Ham
Tea & Coffee
Freshly made Mini Cakes

£17.95 per person

The Bicycle Bar and Restaurant - for our wake / celebration of life Luxury Afternoon Tea

HOW TO FIND US

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What are your hours/days of business
    Thursday
    Lunch 12.00 - 3.00
    Dinner 6.00 - 10.00

    Friday & Saturday
    Lunch 12.00 - 3.00
    Dinner 6.00 - 11.00
    (Kitchen closes 2.00 Lunch 9.00 Dinner)

    Sunday Lunch
    12.30 - 4.00
    (Kitchen closes 3.00)

    All reservations are made by phone: During busy service hours we may not get to answer your call, Please leave a message and we'll call you back.

    CLOSED-  Mon, Tues, Weds    
    (Although Private hire/Celebration of life: Afternoon Tea can be  be available)    

    Thursday
    Lunch 12.00 - 3.00
    Dinner 6.00 - 10.00

    Friday & Saturday
    Lunch 12.00 - 3.00
    Dinner 6.00 - 11.00
    (Kitchen closes 2.00 Lunch 9.15 Dinner)

    Sunday Lunch
    12.30 - 4.00
    (Kitchen closes 3.00)

    Boxing day - We will be open from 12.00 close at 16.30 (last sitting at 15.00) deposit (non-refundable)  of £10 per person on booking

     Planned closures:
    14th,15th,16th,17th October 2021
    Christmas day is a family day for The Bicycle team so we will be closed, we wish you all a wonderful Christmas.


     


  • Can I make a booking?
    All our bookings are made via telephone, we feel this is more personable.

    All our bookings are made via telephone, we feel this is more personable.

  • Can I make a group booking?
    The Bicycle only accepts groups of 6 or fewer, there are no exceptions. Our tables have been set up with capacity considerations and distancing in mind.

    The Bicycle only accepts groups of 6 or fewer, there are no exception (Except for celebration of life) Our tables have been set up with capacity considerations and distancing in mind. (This is The Bicycle policy not due to Covid-19 restrictions)

  • Can I bring a cake to eat in?
    No. The Bicycle have some beautiful handmade desserts, just let us know whose birthday or celebration it is, and we can present the dessert extra special.

    No. The Bicycle have some beautiful handmade desserts, just let us know whose birthday or celebration it is, and we can present the dessert extra special.

  • Is the Bicycle child-friendly?
    Well behaved Children are welcome at The Bicycle; however, we are not specifically a child friendly restaurant.

    The bar and restaurant areas are an adult environment, which does not have any facilities for children. We do not provide children’s menus or half potions. For this reason, we recommend The Bicycle is suitable for children over 12 years old.

    Well behaved Children are welcome at The Bicycle; however, we are not specifically a child friendly restaurant.

    The bar and restaurant areas are an adult environment, which does not have any facilities for children. We do not provide children’s menus or half potions. For this reason, we recommend The Bicycle is suitable for children over 12 years old.

  • Is the Bicycle dog-friendly?
    Dogs are welcome on our outdoor terrace; water will be provided. Inside the restaurant only guild dogs are allowed with a valid ID.

    Dogs are welcome on our outdoor terrace; water will be provided. Inside the restaurant only guild dogs are allowed with a valid ID.

  • Do you have gluten free options?
    All our dishes are cooked fresh to order so most dishes can be adapted.

    All our dishes are cooked fresh to order so most dishes can be adapted.

  • Do you have vegetarian and vegan options?
    Yes, we always have an option for Vegetarians & Vegans. Please specify your dietary requirement on booking so we can ensure we have additional dishes available for you.

    Yes, we always have an option for Vegetarians & Vegans on our Main menu, we also provide a small additional Vegetarian & Vegan menu. Please specify your dietary requirement on booking so we can ensure we have additional dishes available for you.

The Bicycle Bar and Restaurant - an ever changing menu by talented chefs
The Bicycle Bar and Restaurant - an ever changing menu by talented chefs
The Bicycle Bar and Restaurant - an ever changing menu by talented chefs

CONTACT US

Please note: All bookings for our restaurant can only be made via telephoning us on 01255 830340, we do not at the moment accept email bookings or text bookings.

We would love to hear from you, please call us on 01255 830340 or you can message us via Facebook here.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

To keep everyone safe social distancing will be in place. Due to Government restrictions, we have had to make adjustments inside the building for this reason.

At the moment no standing in the bar area will be permitted, and inside will be table service only (reservation needed). Outside on our terrace area no reservation will be needed.

Masks must be worn at all times except for when seated at your table.

If you are exempt from wearing a mask you must inform the Bicycle prior to your booking so a table can be allocated for you. Aggression to our staff will not be tolerated.

 Updated  30/09/21:  We know 'Freedom day' is finally here but here at The Bicycle we are taking things a little more slowly. Our main concern is that we want people to still feel comfortable while dinning with us.
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Masks
Masks will still be worn by our team when serving inside the restaurant.
Bar Area
At the moment our bar area will still not be in use, no standing in the bar area will be permitted.
Sanitiser
Hand Sanitiser stations will still be in place and we kindly ask all customers to use these.
Group bookings
Our policy reminds as before maximum of 6 people (unless private hire)

We will be review this on a monthly basis

The Bicycle Tendring
THE BICYCLE, CROW LANE, TENDRING, ESSEX CO16 9AP