CHRISTMAS 2020
(updated 01/10/20)

(regarding covid-19)
We love spending Christmas Day with you, but as you can probably guess – it is proving very difficult to plan ahead for this one. As we are stuck between the foreseeable restrictions and an ever changing rules we are doing our best to accommodate around this difficult time. As such we recommend reading the below information prior to booking. Our staff will do all they can to make sure you are guaranteed an excellent day with us while prioritising a safe environment. 
SITTINGS
 As We are currently planning on the assumption that the rules will not be eased and are working under the rule of 6 for bookings this Christmas with social distancing taken into account. While this reduces our capacity we are allowing for a 2 hour table time and extending our sittings to 3 different times listed below:

1st sitting: 12pm, 12.15pm or 12.30pm
2nd sitting:  2pm, 2.15pm, 2.30pm
3rd sitting:  4pm, 4.15pm and 4.30

 
For now we are only accepting tables of up to 6 people. Subject to Legislation changes we may be able to extend this in the future. 
 
DEPOSITS

While most years we collect full pre-payment for Christmas day, this year we will be taking a smaller booking deposit of £10 per person and only requesting full payment and pre-order for the 11th of December (2 weeks prior to arrival) - as we should have a better idea of how the hospitality industry can run at this point.  
 please note : all deposits will be refunded in the event that we are not able to open on Christmas day - please see our cancellation policy listed below. 
 MENUS AND PRICES
Our dedicated team of chefs are always on the look out to find the best possible Ingredients and produce when planning ahead for the menu - while we are working with some brilliant suppliers we are aware that with changing times we may have to reconsider the menu and small alterations will need to be made. We are committed to keeping to the best products and updating our website should the changes to the menu occur. 

3 COURSES £80 
(adults menu)
V – suitable for vegetarians / GF – Gluten free /
GFA – can be altered to for gluten free option

(if you have dietary requirement or requested please let us know so that we can discuss more options for you or your family) 



STARTERS


CREAMED BROCCOLI SOUP
Served with Stilton glazed croute (v) (gfa)

 

CRAB, PRAWN AND AVOCADO COCKTAIL

With shredded iceberg lettuce, wasabi spiced mayonnaise and crusty bread (gfa)
 

DUCK LIVER PARFAIT 
With cranberry chutney and toast (gfa)
 

DUO OF SALMON 
Hendricks gin cured salmon gravadlax and oak smoked, served with home pickled cucumber salad and horseradish crème fraiche (gf)
 

TEXTURE OF BEETROOT 

With crispy goats cheese bonbons (v)
 


MAINS
ALL MAINS SERVED WITH SIDE DISHES
OF MIXED VEGETABLES AND CAULIFLOWER CHEESE 

GROVE FARM ROAST TURKEY WITH COLA GLAZED GAMMON
Pigs in blankets, pork and cranberry stuffing, roast potatoes and gravy (gfa)


GRILLED WING OF SKATE AND WHOLE KING PRAWNS

With a brown shrimp butter, green beans and new potatoes (gf)
 

FILLET STEAK AU POIVRE
8oz fillet steak (served pink) with fine mashed Maris Piper potatoes and a Cognac and peppercorn cream sauce (gfa)


HERB CRUSTED RACK OF LAMB
(served pink) With dauphinoise potatoes and 
ratatouille (gfa)

BUTTERNUT SQUASH, CRANBERRY, BRIE AND WALNUT WELLINGTON 
Crisp puff pastry, served with mashed potatoes and vegetable gravy (v)

 

DESSERTS 

CHRISTMAS PUDDING
Brandy custard (v)


PLUM AND CINNAMON BRIOCHE BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING
With a spiced plum puree and vanilla ice cream (v)


ST CLEMENTS CHEESECAKE 

Lemon sorbet 

CHEESE PLATE
Black Bomber Cheddar, French Brie, Goats Cheese and Stilton 
served with house chutney and crackers (v) (gfa)

 

TRIO OF CHOCOLATE 
Warm chocolate brownie, white chocolate panna cotta and chocolate ice cream

GF – Gluten free / GFA – can be altered to for gluten free option. The Oyster Smack Inn prides itself on fresh food prepared to order, we apologise if there is a short wait during busy times. Please let the waiting staff know if there are any dietary requirements or allergies that we should be aware of when making your order. Every effort will be made to offer alternative options

CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS MENU
2 COURSES £12.50
3 COURSES £15.00 

( suitable for aged 8 and under )
V – suitable for vegetarians / GF – Gluten free /GFA –
can be altered to for gluten free option

 

STARTERS

NACHOS
With tomato salsa and cheese (gf) (v)


GARLIC BREAD

with or without cheese (v)
 

SOUP 
Roast tomato soup with crusty bread (v) (gfa)


 

MAINS 

ROAST TURKEY DINNER
With all the trimmings (gfa)


PASTA
bolognaise or cheese and butter
 

CHILDRENS CHEESE BURGER
With skinny chips

BATTERED FISH

With skinny chips and peas
 

DESSERTS

HOMEMADE HONEYCOMB
With chocolate sauce and ice-cream (v) (gf)


STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING
Toffee sauce ice cream (v)
 

WARM CHOCOLATE BROWNIE
With vanilla ice cream (v)
 

GF – Gluten free / GFA – can be altered to for gluten free option. The Oyster Smack Inn prides itself on fresh food prepared to order, we apologise if there is a short wait during busy times. Please let the waiting staff know if there are any dietary requirements or allergies that we should be aware of when making your order. Every effort will be made to offer alternative options

CANCELATIONS - Ts and Cs

As always we do our best to make sure our Terms and Conditions are fair and protect you as a customer as well as us as a small business. With that in mind we are loosening our policies for Christmas day to allow for the unexpected and have split the notification period into three stages:
  • Should you cancel by the 01/11/20 there will be no extra charges and deposits will be refunded 
  • Should you cancel by the 31/11/20 there will be no extra charges and deposits will be held as credit - this credit can  be used within 2021 at any point for services at our restaurant.  
  • Any cancelations in December will be classed as non refundable  - however we will review this should we resell your table - the earlier we know the better. This includes same day cancelation or a reduction in guests.  

    AS MENTIONED BEFORE ALL OF THE ABOVE WILL BE OVERWRITTERN AND ALL PAYMENTS WILL BE RETURNED SHOULD WE NOT BE ABLE TO OPEN ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND IN THE EVENT OF A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL LOCKDOWN 

 

THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO THE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON US 

 this year we will be taking a smaller booking deposit of £10 per person and only requesting full payment and pre-order for the 11th of December (2 weeks prior to arrival)

112 STATION ROAD
BURNHAM-ON-CROUCH

ESSEX 

CM0 8HR

01621 782 141

info@theoystersmackinn.co.uk

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