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Winter Garden at Gonville Hotel

Hot Stone Dining with Friends in the Winter Garden

Our Winter Garden is now open for bookings. We have transformed our magical alfresco garden in the secluded grounds at Gonville Hotel with a fully enclosed, winter-themed sailcloth tent providing the perfect spot for getting together with work colleagues, friends and loved ones.

Join us in the heated Winter Garden at Gonville Hotel for a dining experience with a difference. Choose locally-sourced meats, Scottish salmon or fresh seafood and sear it to perfection, by you, on your own Hot Stone.

The Winter Garden launches on Friday 19th November and is open daily from 12pm to 10pm for lunch and dinner. Our mixologists have also conjured up a range of festive drinks, including Christmas Cocktails and warming winter favourites, Mulled Wine.

Christmas has officially begun!

Winter Garden Menu

Served daily from 12pm – 10pm

Small plates & sharing plates

Soup of the day 6

Prawn/crayfish cocktail with cucumber and avocado 8.5

West Mersea native oysters served with lemon, raspberry and shallot vinegar 3 oysters 8.5/6 oysters 16.5

Muhamarra, red pepper hummus, roasted garlic and rosemary spread, served with tear and share home-made bread and crudites 8.5

Whole Camembert baked with garlic and rosemary olive oil, served with tear and share home-made bread 8.5

Hot Stone

‘Hot Stone Meat Platter’- Norfolk dry aged sirloin, Banham chicken and Haddenham Farm pork fillet (total weight 300g) 29.5

‘Tofu Yakitori’- Pressed tofu and spring onion skewer with a vegan teriyaki 12.5

Scottish King Scallops (200g) 24.5

Vietnamese Tiger Prawns (200g) 18

Extra sauces

Truffle butter, Bearnaise, Honey, ginger, Szechuan pepper and chilli,Moroccan chermoula, Vegan teriyaki sauces 2

From the Kitchen

Norfolk dry-aged sirloin steak with fries, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms 27

Confit pork belly with honey, ginger, Szechuan and chilli glaze, wilted chard and confit new potatoes 24

Mushroom, spinach and lentil cannelloni with tomato sauce (vegan) 14


Fries 5

Fries with truffle and parmesan cheese 7

Samphire with seaweed and lemongrass butter 6

Confit new potatoes 6

Marinated seasonal vegetables for the grill 6

Sweet potato fries 6

Salad with house dressing 4


Chef’s dessert table- Graze a selection of Chef’s dessert creations in miniature, so you can try them all 8.5

Festive Drinks Menu

Winter Spiced Moscow Mule 12
Vodka, Lime, Ginger Beer and Winter Syrup

Gonville Xmas Mess 12
Amaretto, Cherry Brandy, Cream, Chocolate Liquor, Winter Spiced Syrup and Pineapple Juice

Mulled Wine/Gluhwein 8.50

Schokolade mit Schuss (Hot Chocolate with Rum/Brandy/Jameson Orange) 10.00

Hot Chocolate with Baileys 10.0

Advance booking, parties and enquiries

Join us in the Winter Garden this year. Perhaps you’re looking for somewhere a little different for your office party, or perhaps you’d like somewhere unique to catch up with your friends over Christmas. Please use the form below to message our team who will get straight back to you!

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