Christmas Day

Christmas & New Year Opening HoursChristmas 2019

Opening Hours:

6pm 21st November (Thurs) – Chistmas Menu Start
23rd December (Monday) – Open
24th December (Tuesday) – Open (Bottomless Prosecco lunch)
25th December (Christmas Day) – Open
26th December (Boxing Day) – Closed
27th December (Friday) – Open from 6pm (dinner only)
28th December (Saturday) – Open
29th December (Sunday) – Open
30th December (Monday) – Open
31st December (New Years Eve) – Open from 5:30pm Dinner & NYE Celebrations
1st January (Wednesday) – Closed
2nd January (Thursday) – Closed
3rd January (Friday) – Open from 6pm (Dinner only)
4th January (Saturday) – Open as usual

Christmas Day


Scallop £13.95
Seared wild scallops, pork belly, cauliflower, apple, sherry caramel
Parfait £8.95
Our award winning chicken liver parfait, bread tuilles, red onion jam
Egg £7.50
Our house scotch egg, cranberry mayonnaise, bacon crumb
Mushroom (v) £9.95
Truffled garlic & thyme mushrooms, fresh cream, toasted sourdough
Prawn £9.95
Classic prawn cocktail, shell on prawns, granary bread
Soup (v) £6.50
Spiced parsnip & burnt honey soup, parsnip crisps, crusty bread
Cheese (v) £12.50
Baked camembert, rosemary & garlic, toasted crusts, cranberries, baked walnuts (enough to share)


Fillet £29.95
Fillet of grass fed beef, miso glazed bone marrow with crispy garlic & shallots, potato gratin
Hake £17.95
Pan roasted Scottish hake fillet, salt & vinegar mash, crispy potato, cockle butter, hot tartar
Turkey £16.95
Butter roasted Essex turkey, pork & cranberry stuffing in bacon, carrot & swede puree, Beef dripping roasted potatoes, cranberry & crackling crumb
Crab £18.95
Thai chilli dressed crab, grapefruit salad, fries
Pork £18.95
Slow roasted pork belly, jalapeño creamed corn, sprout tops
Filo (v) £14.95
Filo stuffed with: butternut squash, chestnut, sage & goats cheese, sautéed sprouts, cranberry jam
Beef £19.50
Braised beef feather blade, café de paris hollandaise, chophouse chips
Burger (ve) £14.95
Chophouse vegan burger, smoked garlic aioli, cheese, sautéed mushroom, salt & rosemary fries


Cheese Board £10.95
All award winning UK cheese - Isle of Wight Blue, Cornish Yarg & Village Maid Wigmore 10.95 served with red onion jam, grapes, apple & homemade biscuits ...
Perfect with a glass of Messias Tawny port £4.90
Crème Brûlèe (v) £6.95
Classic crème brûlèe, house shortbread, toasted almonds
Roly Poly £6.95
Wilkin & Sons mincemeat roly poly, vanilla custard
Brownie (ve) £7.50
Warm chocolate brownie, orange marmalade, marmalade ice-cream
Strudel (v) £7.95
Apple & pear strudel, rum & raisin ice-cream
Panettone (v) £7.95
Panettone bread & butter pudding, tutti frutti ice-cream

Something Else?

Irish Coffee £7.95
Your choice of Bushmills or Jameson, sugar, fresh cream, & fresh ground coffee
French Coffee £7.95
Courvoisier, sugar, fresh cream & fresh ground coffee
Calypso Coffee £7.95
Tia Maria, sugar, fresh cream & fresh ground coffee
Baileys Coffee £7.95
Baileys, sugar, fresh cream & fresh ground coffee
Espresso Martini £7.95
Smirnoff Vodka, Kahlua, sugar syrup & fresh ground coffee
Flat White Martini £7.95
Smirnoff Vodka, Baileys, sugar syrup & fresh ground coffee

What's on our Menu forChristmas Day

Christmas Day Menu 2019

Per person £89.95
Under 12’s £49.95

Let's Begin

(v) Jerusalem artichoke, celeriac & butter bean soup,
artichoke crisp, fresh truffle
Chicken liver & fois gras parfait
toasted brioche, fig jam
Seared wild scallops
maple glazed bacon, cauliflower puree, fresh apple
Teriyaki smoked beef fillet Carpaccio
fresh radish, pickled turnip, togarashi

The Main Event

The Chophouse Braintree traditional Christmas dinner
Smoked beef brisket; butter roast turkey; pork belly; pigs in blankets; pork & cranberry stuffing; sprouts, bacon & chestnuts; carrot & swede mash, honey glazed parsnips, braised red cabbage, duck fat roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding
(v) Roast winter squash & goats curd Wellington, pickled walnuts, crispy sage

Something Sweet

Traditional Christmas pudding
brandy butter & brandy cream
(v) Apple & pear strudel
rum & raisin ice-cream
(v) Clementine pavlova
White chocolate cream, toasted almond, crème diplomat
(v) Cheese selection
apple & celery jam, bread tuilles, pickled walnuts

And Finally

Tea or Coffee & chocolates