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Last updated January 2021
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.
Restaurant and Bar
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.
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
The Bicycle was named in memory of Brian's late father Peter D who we miss very much.
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
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.
CHRISTMAS FESTIVE MENU THREE COURSE £39.95
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
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
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
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
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
Traditional / Rich / Christmas Pudding / Brandy Cream
Cheesecake / White Chocolate / Mascarpone / Mulled Winter / Berry / Compote
Cheese / Brie / Goat / Stilton / Cheddar / Walnuts Pickled Grapes
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
Roasted Plum Tomato and Basil Soup
Smoked Salmon Pate, Pickled Cucumber & Toast
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
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
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.
Warm Savoury Selection
Homemade Quiche Lorraine
Homemade Vegetarian Quiche
Mini Pork Sausages
Freshly made Sandwich selection:
Cheese & Tomato
Tea & Coffee
Freshly made Mini Cakes
£17.95 per person
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)
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)
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
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.
All our bookings are made via telephone, we feel this is more personable.
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)
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.
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.
Dogs are welcome on our outdoor terrace; water will be provided. Inside the restaurant only guild dogs are allowed with a valid ID.
All our dishes are cooked fresh to order so most dishes can be adapted.
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.
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.
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.
Masks will still be worn by our team when serving inside the restaurant.
At the moment our bar area will still not be in use, no standing in the bar area will be permitted.
Hand Sanitiser stations will still be in place and we kindly ask all customers to use these.
Our policy reminds as before maximum of 6 people (unless private hire)
We will be review this on a monthly basis