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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
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    NO SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE MOMENT

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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  be available)    

    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:
    23rd June 2022- 29th June2022 (re open on 30th)
    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.

    When you book online or over the phone you will will be asked for your card details, why are we now asking for card details to secure a booking ?

    The Bicycle is a small independent business with a small number of loyal staff that uses fresh local produces that has to be prepared each day. The Bicycle has seen a unprecedent amount of late cancellations and no shows (bookings that do not show on the date of booking)  these bookings & cancellations on the day has a huge impact on the business, this has unfortunately  left us no choice but to ask for some security.

    When you make a booking you will receive a confirmation email, from this email you have the facility to edit or cancel your booking up to 24hrs prior to your booking date should you wish.  (if you do not have internet access you may also call The Bicycle & leave a message, our machine has a date and time  recording facility) 

    You will also receive a booking reminder 48hrs prior to your booking date, again with the options to edit or cancel.

    Your card details will be held on a secure server no money is taken at the time of booking, you are agreeing to:

    *Should you cancel under 24hrs notice of your booking date, a charge of £10 per person will be charged.
    *Should you turn up on the day with less than the total number of people you have booked for with no prior notice given £10 per person missing from your booking will be charged.(example if you book a table of 6 and only 4 attend with no prior notice you will be charged £20)
    * Should you make a booking and fail to turn up or not notify The Bicycle a charge of £25 per person with be charged.

    All Cancelations with 24hrs notice given no charge. 

    We thank you for your understanding and look forward to looking after you for many years to come.

    Brian, Kerry & The Bicycle Team





     

  • 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 8.45)

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  14/07/22:

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. Drinks Can be served outside on The Bicycles large terrace area. (Weather permitting)


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