Summer’s finally on it’s way which means two things…

We’re open 10am-10pm, 7 days a week
&
Monkfish Scampi is back on the menu !

From this Thursday 25th May our late evenings start (10pm finish daily) and our new
Summer Menus become available.  You’ll be delighted to see some familiar favourites and be introduced to some fresh ones, including some scrumptious new desserts.  Here’s a flavour of what’s on offer:

 Monkfish Scampi with citrus mayo & fries
Fresh fillet of hake with crab croquettas, confit fennel, roast cherry tomatoes and Romesco sauce
Hot Smoked Salmon with wasabi mayo and dressed peas, beans and baby shoots
Soft Goat’s Cheese Salad with fresh figs and shaved beetroot
Parma Ham and Salted Watermelon with a rocket and balsamic dressing
Banana and butterscotch crème brulee
Dark chocolate and pistachio brownie  with pistachio praline and salted caramel ice cream
Carpaccio of pineapple with chilli mint sugar and vanilla ice cream

We’re sure you agree these sound delicious and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
Booking recommended especially on sunny days and at weekends!

01202 767235
The Branksome Beach Team 

 

Now open until 10pm Thursday to Saturday evenings

Happy Easter to all of our customers! We’re now open until 10pm both in the restaurant and the Terrace Bar from Thursday through until Saturday. Come and dine with us for dinner or sit outside on the terrace and watch the sunset over the shoreline.

Booking definitely recommended!
Call the team to reserve your table 
01202 767235

We have a shiny new Terrace Bar & a new seafood menu!

You may have noticed that our Terrace Bar has been closed for refurbishment – well it’s now open for business with a fresh and airy new look, more seating and a fantastic seafood counter. As well as homemade cakes and freshly brewed coffees you can now choose from a range of delicious fresh fish dishes, daily specials & deep filled sandwiches!

Mains
Pickled Herring, fennel and orange
Hot smoked salmon, pickled cucumber and wasabi mayo
Sourdough crab sandwich with a lemon mayo
3 West Country beef sliders
Smoked Salmon with rye bread and lemon
Garlic prawns, whole crab & whole lobster ( seasonal)

Nibbles
Snack Board – Anchovies, Olives and Salted Almonds
Selection of bread
Hummus and bread
 
Terrace Bar  – open daily until 5pm
No booking necessary 

Valentine’s by the sea

Valentine’s Menu 2017

Four courses £34.95 per person

Includes a glass of fizz on arrival

Starters

Jerusalem artichoke Soup with a walnut and Parmesan dumpling

Lightly smoked salmon scotch egg, dark rye crumb, horseradish mayonnaise

Carpaccio of beef, pickled carrots, roasted baby beetroot and a Salsa Verde

Mains

6oz West Country sirloin steak, garlic mashed potato,
New Forest wild mushrooms, roasted baby onions, wilted kale and a red wine jus

Pan-fried fillet of black bream, roasted fennel, red onion and cherry vine tomatoes
with a clam, tarragon and tomato sauce

Beetroot and ricotta ravioli, toasted pine nuts, beetroot purée,
sage butter and a rocket and Parmesan salad

Dessert

Sharing Platter for Two:

Chocolate brownie, fresh strawberries, home made marshmallows and peanut brittle with a hot chocolate sauce

Coffee & chocolate truffles

Win a meal for two worth £50 in our Facebook postcard competition – round 3!

Have you seen our lovely postcard? 
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Inspired by our original Art Deco tile of the ‘lady in the sea’ (which you can find upstairs on our terrace) we are giving these away to our customers and we’d love to see how far they can reach. So we’re offering you the chance to win a meal for two worth £50…and your friend a £25 Amazon* voucher !

It’s easy to get involved, all you need is a Facebook account and a friend in a faraway location!

  •      Post your Branksome Beach postcard to a faraway friend
  •      Ask them to upload a photo of the postcard in their faraway location to our Facebook page and tag you.
  •      We will then randomly pick a winner from all of our entries each season (summer/winter)
  •      Please note that this season’s draw date is  – 19 May 2017. Entries received before the last draw date (15th November 2016) will not be eligible for this round.


Terms and Conditions

1. The Branksome Beach postcard competition and prize draw is open to all residents of the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands excluding employees of Banquets. Entrants must be aged 18 or over. “Faraway friend” does not need to be resident of UK. 

2. No purchase is necessary. Only one entry per person allowed. Entries made by third parties will not be permitted.

3. All entries must be received by 19 May 2017. 

4. Prize winner/s will be notified within 5 days of the closing date. Winners will be announced on Facebook

5. By entering the competition, the winner consents to take part in any publicity accompanying or resulting from this promotion, and for his/her name and county to be used for publicity purposes in printed and/or online formats.

6. Winner will receive a meal for two worth £50, “Faraway friend” (FF) will receive an online voucher for £25 from Amazon . In the the instance that the FF resides in a country where Amazon is not available we will source a suitable alternative. The prize must be accepted as offered, is not transferable, refundable and there is no cash alternative.

7. The prize must not be re-sold

8.. The prize cannot be transferred or exchanged.

9. The prize must be claimed within 12 months

10. English law applies.

Furleigh Estates Wine Event – Friday 2nd December

furleigh estates wineWe are delighted to be welcoming Dorset vineyard, Furleigh Estate to Branksome Beach next month along with their premium sparkling and still wines. Customers dining with us for lunch on Friday 2nd December (12pm-3pm) will be offered complimentary samples and given the opportunity to order direct with Furleigh and collect from us in time for Christmas.

Furleigh Estate still and sparkling wines are made in Dorset from Dorset grapes, and have won many international gold medals and trophies.

To book your lunch please call the Branksome Beach Team on 01202 767235

Recipe: Whole Baked Apple Crumble

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On a cold autumn day nothing beats a lovely roast dinner finished off with a everyone’s favourite; the classic apple crumble.  Our Head Chef Ben knows a thing or two about puds and has kindly shared his recipe for this posh version of a whole baked apple encased in crumble mix.  It’s much easier than you think and looks very impressive  –  making it perfect for entertaining or, dare we say it , a lighter alternative to a traditional  Christmas pudding. Serve it with homemade vanilla custard or ice-cream (or both!)

 

Whole Baked Apple – serves 10

 

Ingredients

10     Cooking Apples  ( small-medium)

1pint    Apple Juice

1pint    White wine

2lb      Sugar

2          Cinnamon Stick

1          Star Anise

6          Pink Pepper Corns

5          Cloves

 

Crumble Mix

2oz      Caster Sugar

4oz      Butter

6oz      Flour

1oz      Oats

1tbl     Ground Almonds

 

Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb and Caster Sugar (10% of sugar to weigh of rhubarb)

 

 

Method

Create poaching liquor by adding all ingredients (less apples) to a large pan and simmer.

Peel and core apples and place in the simmering liquid for 5 minutes and then turn and poach for another 5 minutes.

Once cooled fill the centre of the apple with the rhubarb compote and pane the apple in the crumble mix

Bake off in the oven at 180c until golden brown.(approx. 20-25 minutes) and garnish with a mint leaf stem.

Serve with custard or vanilla ice-cream.

Could you be our new Assistant Manager?

If you have high standards,  are passionate about great customer service and would like to work overlooking Britain’s best beach then we want to hear from you. We are looking for an Assistant Restaurant Manager to join our busy team. Please email your C.V. and covering letter to enquiries@branksomebeach.co.uk or contact Kate or Sean at the restaurant on 01202 767235

Winter Opening Times – closing at 5pm daily

RC_BranksomeChine_0062_previewThank you to all of our customers old and new for such a wonderful summer, we loved having you! Please note we are now on winter opening times which means 5pm close daily
We are still open for breakfast, afternoon tea and lunch – as well as everything in between.

Monday to Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday 9.30am-5pm

 

Seafood galore this summer

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This summer it’s all about seafood – fresh, local and served in the best way possible… Each week we’ll be offering a seafood special from the following menu, call ahead to find out what’s on today! 

Fruits de Mer
Crevettes, oysters, mussels, dressed crab & clams with shallot vinegar
and homemade tartar sauce

Moules Frites
Mussels cooked in a white wine cream sauce, with fries

Lobster Frites
Half a lobster cooked in garlic butter ad served with a garden salad and fries

Frito Misto
A selection of fresh local fish and shellfish, lightly fried and served an an aioli

Whole Local Crab
Served with fries and citrus mayo

We look forward to seeing you soon
The Branksome Beach Team 
01202 767235