Menu

Our easy to digest menu is a celebration of signature British dishes. The Empire scotch egg, is our take on the ultimate classic picnic food and is made with our exclusive sausage meat carefully prepared by our butcher using the finest locally sourced ingredients. Perhaps to follow, our crispy belly pork with a raspberry & port reduction. Slowly roasted for caramelized flavour & extra tender meat. Served with a rich buttered cabbage. We have combined the familiarity of a comfortable gastro-pub with a touch of elegance. We are proud to share that we source all of our meat through Venture Restaurants very own butcher, Meat Boutique. With no middle man we are able to consistently serve only premium products. Our friendly and expertly trained team can talk you through any part of our menu, helping you to choose your perfect dish.

Brunch menu, available every day 13:30 – 15:30
 

To Start:

Empire soup of the day
Ask your waiter what soup is available today

Roasted mushrooms
Oven roasted mushrooms stuffed with Parmesan and Cheddar cheese and topped with a breadcrumb crust

Bacon, eggs & avocado
Poached egg with smashed avocado and crispy bacon on thick toasted bread

Salmon fish cake
Served with homemade tartare sauce 

For your Main

Empire salad
Lettuce, red onion, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and toasted pumpkin seeds topped with a light balsamic glaze.
Available with a choice of:
Chicken breast,
Charred goats cheese, 
or Tofu

Empire tuna Niçoise
Cooked tuna, split green beans, black olives, roasted red pepper, boiled egg, anchovies and warm boiled potatoes.  Served with a Niçoise dressing

Sweetcorn & courgette fritter vg
Grated courgette & sweetcorn infused with cumin seeds and Empire spices, served with vegan coleslaw and home made crisps

Chicken fritter
Breaded chicken breast on a bed of skinny skin on chips and home made coleslaw

Steak & eggs
Sirloin steak with a fried egg and skinny skin on chips

Salmon fillet
Oven roasted salmon fillet with red peppers, green beans and warm boiled potatoes

Steak burger with cheese
Premium minced steak burger in a soft brioche bun with melted Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and gherkins. Served with skinny skin on chips

Vegan no beef burger vg
Vegan burger with vegan cheese, tomato, tomato relish and crispy lettuce, topped with a vegan white sauce served in a soft brioche bun.  Accompanied with skinny skin on chips.

Dessert
Strawberry cheesecake 
 
2 courses plus 1 drink – 22€
3 courses plus 1 drink – 27€
3 courses plus half bottle of Prosecco/wine or 2 pints for – 31€

 

Our dishes may contain some ingredients or traces of allergens, if you have a food allergy or intolerance please consult our staff, THANK YOU!

1. Empire soup of the day 6,75
Please ask your waiter which of our delicious freshly made soups is available today. Served with fresh bread and butter.

2. Salmon fishcake with a lemon tartar sauce 10,50
A light fishcake made with succulent salmon flakes, infused with parsley, dill and lemon. Served with a smooth lemon tartar sauce

3. Seared queen scallops on creamy peas with crispy pork belly & apple purée 19,00
Tender queen scallops, served alongside slices of slow roasted crispy belly pork with our duo garnish of apple purée and signature creamy peas

4. Sautéed chicken livers with crispy bacon in a red wine reduction 13,00
Sautéed chicken livers with crispy bacon & wild mushrooms simmered in a rich red wine reduction. Served with granary toast

5. Asparagus with crispy poached egg & vanilla spiked Hollandaise sauce  11,00
Grilled asparagus topped with a special free range soft poached egg in a crispy breadcrumb coating paired with creamy Hollandaise sauce spiked with vanilla essence.

7. Sharing pork board for 2 per person 11,50
A selection of our finest pork dishes to share, served with pickles and chutneys; 4 hour boiled ham hock terrine, slow roasted crispy belly pork, Empire scotch egg and Empire sausage served with a trio of pickled red cabbage, spiced apple purée and beetroot chutney

11. Empire king prawn cocktail 16,50
Our twist on the classic, lightly spiced homemade marie rose sauce with horseradish smeared under tender large king prawns on a bed of crisp gem lettuce

13. Empire exclusive scotch egg 10,50
Our free range scotch egg is made with our exclusive Empire sausage meat carefully prepared by our butcher using the finest local
ingredients, served on a bed of dressed mixed leaves and beetroot chutney

14. Steak tartare 20,75
Finely chopped raw fillet steak, Savora mustard, Courvoisier, free range egg yolk, ground black pepper and Maldon sea salt prepared at you table by your waiter with a selection of garnishes.

15. Chicken liver & herb pâté 10,25
Our house made smooth pâté with delicate herbs and a light touch of brandy and port is served with granary toast and shallot marmalade

2o. Empire Waldorf salad 10,00
Smashed roasted walnuts, mixed greens, chopped celery and thinly sliced red and green apple dressed with a lemon and garlic vinaigrette

21. Empire stilton salad 10,50
Crumbled Stilton cheese, spinach leaves & chicory leaves on a bed of mixed greens with a lemon vinaigrette

26. Steamed steak & ale pudding 17,75
3 cuts of prime steak slowly braised in a British ale and thyme gravy with diced carrots, then steamed in our homemade suet pastry.  Served with red cabbage and a side of your choice. (Made fresh daily, only served after 19:00)

27. Ultimate fish pot pie 20,00
Succulent chunks of salmon, cod, king prawns and scallops poached in a white wine reduction with fresh cream and peas, then topped with cheesy mashed potato.  Accompanied with a fish velouté sauce and side of your choice.

28. Chicken, leek & mushroom pie 17,75
Homemade shortcrust pastry filled with braised chicken thigh, sautéed leeks, mushrooms, crème fraîche and chopped herbs.  Accompanied with a side dish and sauce of your choice. 

29. Cheese & red onion pie 17,50
A blend of creamy mature Cheddar and Red Leicester cheese with finely diced potato chopped chives and sautéed sweet red onions with a hint of English mustard, encased in our homemade shortcrust pastry.  Accompanied with a side dish and sauce of your choice. 

30. Tipsy beef for 2 per person 19,85
1st part… Fillet steak medallions sautéed in a rich red wine garlic rosemary & thyme jus with cracked sea salt.
2nd part… Homemade, rich steak and ale pudding served with creamy mash

42. Slow braised lamb shank 23,00
Slow braised lamb shank on a bed of sweet red cabbage, served with boiled new potatoes, buttered green beans and a
minted jue

32. Empire fish & chips 17,00
Succulent fillet of cod dipped in a light beer batter served with triple cooked large chips & a duo of creamy peas & tartar sauce

33. Empire beef wellington with foie 29,50
Empire’s speciality dish – A prime cut of seared fillet steak, coated in foie gras and sautéed mushrooms then lightly wrapped
in a puff pastry parcel and baked to perfection. Served with spinach and a sauce of your choice.
(We prepare this dish with greatest of care please allow a minimum of 30 mins. cooking time)

34. Empire bangers & mash 13,75
Empire sausages made exclusively by our butchers ‘Meat Boutique’. Served with  creamy mashed potato, buttered onions
and a light onion gravy.

35. Salmon fillet with asparagus 19,00
Fresh fillet of salmon grilled skin side down for a crisp flavoursome skin & succulent fillet. Served with a potato rosti, char grilled asparagus and salsa verde

36. Crispy belly pork with a raspberry & port reduction 17,50
Slowly roasted, tender pork belly, drizzled in a raspberry and port reduction. 
Served with creamy mashed potato and buttered cabbage.

31. Charred lemon & thyme half roasted hen 18,75
Char grilled, lemon & thyme infused half hen. Topped with a lemon & thyme butter and served alongside charred lemon and skinny skin-on chips sprinkled with thyme salt

37. Crispy coated chicken fritter 18,00
Golden crispy coated chicken breast, served on a bed of skinny skin on chips, salsa verde, deconstructed avocado coleslaw and creamy peas. 

38. Steak burger with cheese & crispy bacon 17,75
Steak minced for a luxurious patty topped with crispy bacon & mature cheddar and finished with a tomato relish & gherkins. Served with
thin cut skin on chips

40. Wild mushroom wellington 19,50
A vegetarian twist on our speciality beef wellington – A light puff pastry parcel filled with mushroom duxelles, baby basil and spinach, in a brie cheese mousse. Served with wilted spinach and a sauce of your choice.
(Please allow minimum of 30 min cooking time)

41. Empire vegan burger 17,25
Vegan burger patty served with salad, vegan cheese and a vegan white sauce in a soft, vegan bun.

41. Sea bass “en papillote” 18,00
Marinated sea bass fillet, served with red pepper green beans and sautéed potatoes 

We’re pleased to meet you with meat to please you! 
All of our char grill dishes come with chunky chips, 1 sauce of your choice & buttered cabbage

OFF THE BONE

69. Lady Fillet (180g) 22,50
Lean & tender fillet with a delicate flavour just a touch smaller

70. Fillet steak (250g) 27,50
Lean & tender with a delicate flavour

71. Rump steak 22,75
One of the leanest cuts with a pure, distinctive flavour

72. Sirloin 22,25
A delicate flavour balanced with a firmer texture

73. Rib eye (300g) 25,25
Marbled throughout for a juicy full bodied flavour

74. Select cut board for 2 people.  Price per person 31,00
A taste of 3 of our most popular cuts- tender fillet steak, 28-day aged sirloin & premium rump. Served with a hot skillet at your table
to allow you to cook your meat to your exact preference. Served with your choice of 2 sides & 2 sauces.

75. Chateaubriand for 2 per person 32,25
Lean & exquisitely tender with melt in your mouth flavours. This cut comes from the heart of the fillet & is carved at your table.
Served with your choice of 2 sides & 2 sauces

ON THE BONE

Exclusive to Venture Restaurants. This award-winning, fourth generation, family-run business supplies the highest quality, tender steak
with a rich, clean flavour. We dry age in our butchers Meat Boutique for an optimum of 30-40 days for a rich, but not to mature flavour

81. Marinated ‘Tomahawk’ pork chop 19,00
A Juicy Tomahawk pork chop on the bone. Marinated in rosemary and grilled on our char grill for extra tenderness

88. OKELAN Premium dry aged sirloin steak on the bone for 1 (500g) 31,00
A flavoursome cut with heavy marbling for a richer flavour

89. OKELAN Premium dry-aged strip loin on the bone for 1 (600g) 39,00
Heavily marbled throughout for a full bodied flavour

92. OKELAN Premium rib eye on the bone, approx 900g – 1.2kg.
Per 100g  7,75
Heavily marbled for a full bodied flavour.  Caramelised on our charcoal grill then sliced & served rare with a hot skillet at your table allowing you to cook your meat to your preference

Feel free to ask your waiter to see our exclusive cuts board

While all of these selected dishes are meat free, we ask that you please inform your waiter if you require vegan or vegetarian options, to ensure your exact requirements are met. Thank you.

Asparagus with crispy poached egg & vanilla spiked Hollandaise sauce  11,00
Grilled asparagus topped with a special free range soft poached egg in a crispy breadcrumb coating & creamy Hollandaise sauce spiked with vanilla essence.

Empire Waldorf salad 10,00
Smashed roasted walnuts, mixed greens, chopped celery and thinly sliced red and green apple dressed with a lemon and garlic vinaigrette

Empire stilton salad 10,50
Crumbled Stilton cheese, spinach leaves & chicory leaves on a bed of mixed greens with a lemon vinaigrette

MAINS

Wild mushroom wellington 19,50
A vegetarian twist on our speciality beef wellington – A light puff pastry parcel filled with mushroom duxelles, baby basil and spinach, in a brie cheese mousse. 
Served with wilted spinach and a sauce of your choice.
(Please allow minimum of 30 min cooking time)

Empire vegan burger 17,25
Vegan burger patty served with salad, vegan cheese and a vegan white sauce in a soft, vegan bun.

SIDES & SAUCES

POTATOES 4,50

Thinly sliced creamy potatoes
Three times cooked chunky chips
Creamy mash potato
Thin cut skin on chips

VEGETABLES 5,25

Empire bubble & squeak
Buttered spinach
Roasted mixed root veg
Honey & mustard dressed salad
Creamy peas
Fried onions
Sautéed garlic mushrooms

Asparagus & Hollandaise sauce 6,50

SAUCES 2,75

Mustard & onion gravy
Peppercorn sauce
Bearnaise sauce (+ gluten free option)
House mushroom sauce
Blue cheese sauce (+ gluten free option)
Garlic butter 

POTATOES 4,50

44. Thinly sliced creamy potatoes
45. 3 times cooked chunky chips
46. Creamy mash potato
47. Thin cut skin on chips

VEGETABLES 5,25

50. Empire bubble & squeak
51. Buttered spinach
52. Roasted mixed root veg
53. Honey & mustard dressed salad
54. Creamy peas
56. Fried onions
57. Sautéed garlic mushrooms

58. Asparagus & Hollandaise sauce 6,50

SAUCES 2,75
60. Real reduced gravy
61. Mustard & onion gravy
62. Peppercorn sauce
64. Bearnaise sauce (+ gluten free option)
65. House mushroom sauce
66. Blue cheese sauce (+ gluten free option)
67. Garlic butter

90 Breaded chicken fingers and chips 6,50
Lightly breaded chicken breast fingers, served with skinny, skin on fries.

91 Sausage and mash 6,50
Our exclusive Empire sausage served with gravy and creamy mashed potato

92 Mini burger 7
Topped with grated Cheddar cheese and served with skinny, skin on fries.

93 Mini fish and chips 7
Lightly battered and served with creamy peas

Thick British vanilla cheesecake with poached strawberries 7,95
A British twist on the classic cheesecake. Creamy and comforting vanilla with a ginger biscuit base. Topped with freshly poached strawberries and sweet sticky syrup.
Empire fruit of the forest crumble 7,75
The King of crumbles, we oven bake the crumble and generously sprinkle over the warm forest fruit just before serving, so it stays nice and crunchy. Served with warm custard and creamy vanilla ice cream
Empire ultimate chocolate fondant8,95
Our delightfully sinful, hot, oozy intense chocolate fondants are the ultimate indulgence; topped with Chantilly cream, and a refreshing raspberry sorbet.
Apple tart with smashed almonds 7,95
An impossibly moist and tender tart with sweet apples, warm cinnamon, smashed almonds, topped with crunchy honeycomb. Served with creamy vanilla ice cream
Marshmallow Campfire (For 2 people) 6,50 per person
The ultimate sharing dessert! Roast your own marshmallows on a tabletop campfire. Served with a double dipping of Chantilly cream and chocolate sauce and complimented with seasonal fruit. Adult supervision only
Bread & Butter Pudding7,95
A quintessential British favourite. This predominately bread and raisin dessert is custardy on the inside, and golden and buttery on top. Served with vanilla ice cream and warm custard.
Mini-donuts with trio of dipping sauces 9,25
Freshly cooked, fluffy, sugared, mini-donuts, served with a selection of tasty dipping sauces:
Homemade raspberry jam
Mandarin spiked chocolate sauce
Salted caramel sauce
Lemon spiked custard
Cheese Board 8,95 per person
Selection of British and Continental cheese. Served with piccalilli, shallot chutney, cranberry jam, freshly baked bread and crackers.
Chefs Weekly Specials 8,25
Please ask your waiter for this weeks special

Ice Cream Special 2,50

Please ask your waiter for this weeks delicious flavour

Earl Grey 2,30
Aromatic blend with bergamot & citrus fruit.

Green Tea 2,20
Refreshing with health benefits.

Chamomile Tea 2,20
Apple scented & relaxing.

English Breakfast 2,30
Robust tea made with assam & kenga leaves.

Irish Coffee 6,50
Brewed coffee, Jameson whisky & topped

Calypso Coffee 6,50
Brewed coffee with Tia Maria & topped with cream.

Italian Coffee 6,50
Brewed coffee with Amaretto & topped

Royal Coffee 6,50
Brewed coffee with Martell Cogñac & topped with cream.

Champagnes

At Roca Cava Brut 27,00 €

At Roca Cava Rose  28,00 €

Moët Chandon, Brut 74,00 €
Veuve Clicquot, Brut 76,00 €
Moët Chandon, Rosé 79,00 €
Veuve Clicquot, Rosé 81,00 €

Moët Chandon, Imperial Ice 98,00 €
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 135,00 €

Laurent-Perrier, Rose 155,00 €

La Grande Dame 205,00 €
Dom Pérignon 265,00 €
Krug Grande Cuvée 315,00 €
Louis Roederer Cristal 385,00 €
Dom Pérignon, Rosé 465,00 €

White

House Wine 21.00 €
UCLES, Verdejo
Viña Sol 22.00 €
CATALUNYA, Garnacha Blanca
San Valentine 22.00 €
CATALUNYA, Garnacha Blanca
Quíquere Seco 23.00 €
TENERIFE, Listán Blanco and Albillo
Quíquere Afrutado 25.00 € 
TENERIFE Listán Blanco
Pinot Grigio Cormons 26.00 €
ITALIA, Pinot Grigio
Jose Pariente 28.00 €
RUEDA, Sauvignon Blanc
Bico de Ran 29.00 €
RIAS BAIXAS, Albariño
Gomez Cruzado  30.00 €
RIOJA, Viura
Chivite Dos Garnachas 34.00 €
NAVARRA, Garbacha Blanca and Garnacha Negra
Piedralonga 38.00 €
RIAS BAIXAS, Albariño
Domaine Hamelin Chablis 39.00 €
BURGUNDY, Chardonnay
Palladino Gavi Di Gavi 47.00 €
ITALY, Cortese
Cloudy Bay 49.00 €
NEW ZELAND, Sauvignon Blanc

Rose

Mateus Rosado 20.00 €
PORTUGAL
Jack Rabbit25.00 €
CALIFORNIA, White Zinfandel
Hito Rosado27.00 €
RIBERA DEL DUERO, Tempranillo
Enate Rosado27.00 €
SOMONTANO, Cabernet Sauvignon
Chateau de Berne, Romance33.00 €
FRANCE, Cotes de Provence

Red

House Wine21.00 €
UCLES, Tempranillo
Quíquere23.00 €
TENERIFE, Listán Negro
Marques de Cáceres25.00 €
RIOJA, Tempranillo
Montepulciano27.00 €
ITALY, Montepulciano
Hito28.00 €
RIBERA DEL DUERO, Tempranillo
Chivite Lagerdeta29.00 €
ANAVARRA, Syrah
Marqués de Riscal Reserva34.00 €
RIOJA, Tempranillo
Guelbenzo EVO35.00 €
RIBERA DE QUELIS, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Garnacha
Alilian Prémora36.00 €
RIBERA DEL DUERO, Cosecha
Terrazas de los Andes38.00 €
ARGENTINA, Malbec
Antidoto39.00 €
RIBERA DEL DUERO, Tempranillo
Finca Malavenía45.00 €
AEMPORDA, Syrah, Merlot & Garnacha Tinta
Sela41.00 €
RIOJA, Tempranillo
Corimbo54.00 €
RIBERA DEL DUERO, Tempranillo
Muga Reserva Seleccion Especial57.00 €
RIOJA, Tempranillo
Mauro62.00 €
CASTILLA-LEON, Tempranillo
Hacienda Monasterio63.00 €
RIBERA DEL DUERO, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Alilian Buenagente64.00 €
RIBERA DEL DUERO, Tempranillo
Numanthia68.00 €
TORO, Tempranillo
Barolo70.00 €
ITALIA, Nebbiolo
Roda 179.00 €
RIOJA, Tempranillo
Amarone Costasera Masi93.00 €
ITALY, Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara
Tignanello Marchesi Antinori154.00 €
ITALY, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc
Vega Sicilia Valbuena187.00 €
RIBERA DEL DUERO, Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Sassicaia250.00 €
ITALY, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc
Vega Sicilia Unico465.00 €
RIBERA DEL DUERO, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon

PORN STAR MARTINI 9,35
A luxurious combination of vanilla vodka and Passoa teamed with passion fruit purée and a side shot of chilled cava.

ESPRESSO MARTINI 8,85
A strong shot of coffee shaken hard with premium vodka and Kahlua coffee liqueur and a touch of sugar.

SOUR 8,85
The perfect balance of sweet and sour with a silky texture.
Made with lemon juice sugar syrup Angostura bitters and lemon zest.

Available with:

Whisky
Amaretto
Vodka

BRAMBLE 8,50
Made with fresh lemon juice and sugar with a “bleeding” shot of blackberry liqueur. Available with either:

Available with:
Gin
o
Vodka

MOJITO 8,85
A cool combination of fresh mint leaves, lime & sugar mixed with rum and topped with soda.

Available in:

Classic,
Strawberry,
Passion fruit,
Hendrix cucumber.

APEROL SPRITZ. 8,50
One of the most popular aperitif cocktails.
This refreshingly easy to drink cocktail contains Aperol, Prosecco and soda water.

Champagne cocktails 7,50

Kia royal

Créme de Cassis served with perfectly chilled cava

Bellini
Cava mixed with refreshing peach purée.

Rossini
Sweet cava with puréed strawberries.

Poinsettia
A classy mix of triple sec, cava and cranberry juice, garnished with a fresh bay leaf.

Master’s 6
Juniper berries, lime and dehydrated lemon

Master’s Pink 6
Juniper berries, lime, strawberries and dehydrated orange

Bombay Sapphire 6.30
Juniper berries, lime and dehydrated lemon

Tanqueray Classic 6.30
Juniper berries, lime, dehydrated orange

Hendricks 7.40
Juniper berries, lime and cucumber

Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger 7.40
Juniper berries, ginger, dehydrated lime and mint leaves

Whitley Neill Raspberry 7.40
Juniper berries, lime, raspberries and basil

Whitley Neill Parma Violet 7.40
Juniper berries, grapefruit and blackberries

Whitley Neill Lemongrass & Ginger 7.40
Juniper berries, lemon, cucumber and basil

Tanqueray N.10 8.40
Juniper berries, grapefruit, dehydrated orange and lime

Brockmans 8.40
Juniper berries, lime, cinnamon and red fruits

Tanqueray Sevilla 9.20
Juniper berries, lime, orange and dehydrated orange

Monkey 47 10.20
Juniper berries, lime and dehydrated lemon

TONIC 2.8
Fever tree
Fever tree light
Fever tree elderflower
Fever tree Mediterranean
1724
Royal bliss berry

NON- ALCOHOLIC

Tanqueray 0.0% 5.00
A zero alcohol gin that still delivers the refreshing juniper and citrus taste that Tanqueray is famous for, just minus the alcohol.

Famous Grouse 5
Blended Scotch Whisky

Four roses 5.5
Bourbon Whisky

Southern Comfort 5.5
Bourbon Liqueur

Jameson 6
Irish Whisky

Jack Daniels 6
Tennessee Whisky

Johnny Walker Red Label 6
Blended Scotch Whisky

Johnny Walker Black Label 7
Blended Scotch Whisky

Glenfiddich 7
Speyside single malt Scotch Whisky

Talisker 8
Highlands single malt Scotch Whisky

Lagavulin 9
Islay single malt Scotch Whisky

Penderyn 9
Single malt Welsh Whisky

Laphroig 9.5
Islay single malt Scotch Whisky

Balvenie 11
Speyside single malt Scotch Whisky

Bowmore 11
Islay single malt Scotch Whisky

Macallan 12
Highlands single malt Scotch Whisky

Johnny Walker Blue Label 25
Blended Scotch Whisky

F103 brandy 5

FVeterano 5

FCarlos primero 6

FCourvasier 7

FRemy Martin VSOP 8

FMartell VSOP 11

FRemy Martin XO 22

*IGIC not included