Food and Drink at The Olive Branch
The kitchen team have been working on some great new dishes for the autumn & winter menus, which now feature on our party menus and on the lunch and dinner menus.
We grow our own and source local and seasonal produce. At this time of the year, as autumn arrives, we have a beets, cougettes, pumpkins and other cucurbits, potatoes and vegetables the Lincolnshire Wolds, as well as herbs and salad from our polytunnel. We have foraged fruits, berries and herbs from hedgerows and woods. With a superb selection of meat from local farms and speciality butchers, as well as game starting to arrive from local shoots and estates. Not to forget great cheeses, milk and yoghurt from local dairies in the Vale of Belvoir, including Cropwell Bishop, Vine Farm and Sparkenhoe Red Leicester.
We're also cooking with superb shellfish from Norfolk and the Yorkshire coast; seabream, turbot & monkfish from ports in Devon and Cornwall; and wonderful deep-water white fish – hake, cod and turbot from Newhaven – delivered to our door every morning.
We make regular trips to local farms, and Billingsgate and New Covent Garden markets, to find other seasonal ingredients, which often appear as specials alongside our other menus.