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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
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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

    Early Booking offer
    Tables booked between 12:00pm - 12:30pm- Thurs, Fri & Saturdays in November
     6PM - 6:45PM (Thursday & Fridays in November)

    When a 2 course per person is purchased, receive 10 % off food bill.

    T's & C's
    Offer excludes steaks.
    Must include a Main course per person.
    Table is for a 2-hour period only.
    from 17th - 26th November 2022.


    CHRISTMAS MENU

    Starters
    Truffled White Onion Soup, Toasted Almonds, Fresh Bread.
    King Prawn, Smoked Salmon Pate, Marie Rose Sauce, Dehydrated Apple, Toasted Brioche Crumb.
    Chicken Liver Pate, Fig & Port Chutney, Garlic Oil Crostini.
    Cumin Roasted Cauliflower, Asian Slaw, Harissa Mayonnaise. 

    Mains
    Roasted Crown of Turkey, Hasselback Potatoes, Honey Roasted Baby Carrotts, Buttered Sprouts, 
    Sausage, Pecan & Chestnut Stuffing, Sage Jus, Parsnip Crisps.
    Beef Bourginon, Pancetta, Button Mushrooms, Baby Onions, Sauteed Kale, Grain Mustard Mash.
    Pan Fried Sea bass Fillet,  Herb Crushed Potatoes, Creamed Leeks, Buttered Romanesco.
    Toasted Pinenut, Baby Spinach & Woodland Mushroom Risotto, Gruyere Crisp.

    Ending
    Traditional Christmas Pudding, Sweet Brandy Cream.
    Vanilla & White Chocolate Cheesecake, Spiced Winter Berry Compote, Freash Cream.
    Rich Chocolate & Pecan Tart, Salted Caramel Ice-Cream, Chocolate Crumb.
    Cheese Selection, Pickled Grapes, Walnuts & Crackers.

    £34.95 - Two Course
    £39.95- Three Course

    T & C's
    Availible From 1st December through to & including Christmas Eve.
    Pre order Required, £10 deposit person required.(non refundable from 1st December)
    Whole table must have same menu.

    Not Availible Saturday Evenings or Sundays. (except Christmas Eve)


    Evening with Award Winning Wine Maker 'Ken Forrester' Wednesday 9th November 2022   FULL

    For those of you that have visted The Bicycle you will know our love for wine, and one of our favorite regions is beautiful South Africa. We have been visiting South Africa for many years tasting some of the best wines the country has to offer.

    Ken Forrester Wine Farm has always been an outstanding, award winning vineyard. Never in our wildest dreams did we think the man himself would visit The Bicycle. Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc is one of the few wines that has been on our wine list since we opened back in 2014. Ken himself is not just passionate about wine he goes even further, the farm has a vision of sustainability using no herbicides or pesticides, pruning and harvesting by hand. This labour-intensive process offers employment to the local community, and he hopes goes some way to improving the quality of lives and a stable foundation for future generations.

    The Evening will start at 7pm, Ken will explain each wine

    8 wines in total will be tasted from all four of Ken's ranges.
    Cellar Exclusive Range
    Petit Wine Range
    Reserve Range
    Icon Wine Range

    Small bites will be served to complement the wines tasted:

    Terrine / Chicken / leek / tarragon / apple / pear/ mestarda
    Bruschetta / King Prawn / Rose Harissa / aioli / roasted Tomato
    Pate / Smoked Mackeral / Picked Cucumber /Crostini / Dill Creme Fraiche

    Pan Roasted Hake / Curry Pea Puree
    Croquette / Pork / Mustard Mash / Cider & Sage / cream Sauce
    Roasted Pumpkin / Beetroot / Stilton / Galette

    Rasberry Amarula / Cheesecake / wild Berry Compote

    (Vegetarian option available on booking)

     8 wines tasted equates to just over  1 bottle of wine per person.
    Assuming you swallow & do not spit, you may need a driver. Local taxi firm contact numbers can be found on our frequently asked question section on this website. Please book in advance. Carriage at 10.30pm

    The evening will be on shared tables throughout the restaurant.

    There will be an option to place a wine order, at reduced prices on the evening.

    £60 per person  
    (full amount taken on booking)

    Limited number of spaces available - NOW FULL


    "All the problems of the world on one hand- and a glass of Chenin in the other, that's better!"
    Ken Forrester


     

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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)

    To check for live availability & to make a reservation please book online. Should you call us during busy service hours we may not get to answer your call, but Please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we can during working business hours.

    Tables booked from 6pm until 7.15pm are for a period of 1hr 55mins. (As we need the table back for our second service)
    Tables booked from 7.30pm onwards are yours until closing time.

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

    Thursday
    Lunch 12.00 - 3.00
    Dinner 6.00 - 10.00
    (Kitchen closes 2.00 Lunch 8:15 Dinner)

    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)

     Planned closures:
    25th December 2022 - 4th January 2023 (re open 5th)

    Local taxi firms
    Please book your return taxi in advance.
    The Bicycle closes 3pm Lunch (4pm Sunday)  Thurs 10pm Dinner  & Fri Sat 11pm Dinner

    Frinton - 07587639289
    Clacton - 01255 222280
    Walton - 01255 675910
    Colchester - 01206 525525
    Weeley - 01255 830144
     


     


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

    To check live  availability & to book press on the BOOK HERE button on our main page or give us a call on 01255 830340 (messages will be returned during business working hours)

    The Bicycle is closed,  Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. (although private can be available on Wednesdays)

    Should you require a taxi after your meal, we strongly advise you book these in advance.
    Local taxi firms
    Please book your return taxi in advance.
    The Bicycle closes 3pm Lunch (4pm Sunday) Thurs 10pm Dinner & Fri Sat 11pm Dinner

    Frinton - 07587639289
    Clacton - 01255 222280
    Walton - 01255 675910
    Colchester - 01206 525525
    Weeley - 01255 830144



     

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

    Unfortunately, The Bicycle does not sell vouchers.

  • 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 highchairs, 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

The quickest way to check availability and to book is online, or call us 01255 830340 we will return your call during working hours. Please leave your contact number slowly so we can understand this and call you back.

Closed: Mon/Tues/Weds

Thurs- Lunch 12-3 (Kitchen closes 2 )
Thurs Dinner 6-10 (Kitchen closes 9 )

Fri & Sat Lunch 12-3 (Kitchen closes 2)
Fri & Sat Dinner 6-11 (Kitchen closes 9.15)

Sunday open for Lunch only 12.30 - 4 (Kitchen closes 3)

Should you require taxis we strongly recommend you book these in advance. A list of local taxi firms can be found in The Bicycles  Frequently Asked Questions section under- What are your hours of Business.

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  01/11/22: 
Althrough we are now in the stage of living with Covid, We listen to our very valued customers, and most are still not comfortable in crowded places so with this in mind please see the following.

Arrival TimeIf your booking time is 8PM or later, your table may still be in use & you may have to wait outside since our Bar area is still just for dinning.Bar AreaWe want our customers to feel safe while dinning with us, so our bar area is now used for dining only to keep tables spaced. no standing in the bar area will be permitted.

We want everyone to feel safe, so you can all relax and enjoy yourselves when visiting The Bicycle.


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THE BICYCLE, CROW LANE, TENDRING, ESSEX CO16 9AP