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Lunch group – Thorn Tree Menu

The Thorn Tree, Woodlinkin, Wednesday, 26th September at 12 noon.
Now full but menu choices are required please.

MAIN DISHES
ALL OF THE DISHES MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK CAN BE EITHER BREADED OR BATTERED TO YOUR LIKING!
ADD OUR LEMON PEPPER BREADING TO YOUR FISH FOR ONLY 75P EXTRA!
*OCEAN WILD COD White fillet of cod, served with traditional chunky chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce. £8.85
*FINEST LARGE SCOTTISH HADDOCK Fillet of our fresh haddock, served with traditional chunky chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce. £9.95
*PLAICE served with traditional chunky chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce. £8.95
COD & SQUEAK CAKE Cod, fused with bubble and squeak mash, coated in panko breadcrumbs and served on a bed of baby leaf salad and tomato salsa. Served with tartare sauce and traditional chunky chips. £8.45
BREADED WHOLETAIL SCAMPI with traditional chunky chips, mixed salad leaves and tartare sauce. £8.75
CHICKEN IN A BASKET Chicken fillets in lemon pepper breadcumb with smoked streaky bacon and sweetcorn pancakes, with traditional chunky chips and coleslaw. £9.25
STEAK, ALE AND HENDERSON’S PIE Beef slow cooked with ale, onions, mushrooms and Henderson’s relish served in a light pastry case, layered with potato & swede mash & topped with a roast onion & herb crumb. With traditional chunky chips & homemade onion gravy. £8.95
CHICKPEA & MUSHROOM JALFREZI PIE Baked chickpea & button mushroom curry, slow cooked with garlic, ginger, tomato and jalfrezi spices. All served in a shortcrust pastry case, topped with crispy bhaji battered onion rings. With traditional chunky chips & homemade curry sauce. Vegetarian £8.45
LEMON & PEPPER BREADED SMALL COD Fillet of cod, coated in lemon & pepper breading. With mushy peas and tartare sauce. £6.95
SMALL CHARCOAL GRILLED OCEAN WILD COD Fillet of cod cooked in our charcoal grill and served with one of the following options; Chips, mushy or garden peas and tartare sauce Cod and squeak mash £7.95
FRESH CHICKEN BURGER Chicken fillet, in breadcrumbs & served in a toasted bun with a slice of beef tomato, baby leaf salad, chipotle sauce and a pot of ketchup on the side. £7.25
ALLOTMENT SALAD Baby gem lettuce, green beans, tomatoes, olive tapenade, pickled red onion and cucumber, steamed warm potatoes and a honey and mustard dressing. £8.75
CHOOSE YOUR TOPPING: Grilled goat’s cheese served on a crostini or Grilled BBQ chicken fillets or Small grilled ocean wild cod fillet
THORN TREE BEEF BURGER Beef patty, served in a toasted bun with cheese, bacon, a slice of beef tomato, baby leaf salad, mayonnaise and a pot of ketchup on the side. £7.25
MAC ‘N’ CHEESE BURGER Macaroni bound in rich mature cheddar cheese, seasoned with a pinch of smoked paprika and French’s mustard, formed into a patty and coated in British panko. Served in a toasted brioche bun with a slice of red Leicester, a slice of beef tomato, baby leaf salad and mayonnaise. £7.50
DEALS
All of the following meals are served with chunky chips, mushy peas, tartare sauce (excludes our banger meal) and a cup of tea or coffee!
FISH FINGER SANDWICH Cod fingers coated in British panko, served between two doorstep slices of white bread, layered with chunky tartare sauce, mushy peas and a pot of ketchup on the side. £6.50
SMALL OCEAN WILD COD A small fillet of our 100% sustainable cod, in our crispy batter.£7.15
HOMEMADE GEORGE’S FISHCAKE Flakes of cod, with mashed potato & seasoned £6.15
TRADITIONAL CHIP SHOP BANGER Own recipe sausage, served battered or plain. £6.15
DESSERTS
OUR FAMOUS DESSERT SHARER £7.50 Thorn Tree’s ‘99’ ice cream pot with Chantilly cream and a unique topping, served with doughnuts, raspberry dipping sauce, chocolate dipping sauce and candyoss on the side.
APPLE AND CARAMAC CRUMBLE PIE £5.25 Bramley apple and Caramac pie with a crumble top, salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.
DOUGHNUTS £4.50 Fresh doughnuts with chocolate dipping sauce, raspberry dipping sauce and candyoss on the side.
WARM CADBURY’S FUDGE FINGER ROLLS £5.25 Two Cadbury’s fudge bars coated in panko breadcrumbs, deep fried until crisp on the outside and melting in the middle, served with vanilla ice cream, salted caramel and chocolate sauces.
STEAMED STICKY GINGER PUDDING £5.25 Hot steamed sticky ginger sponge pudding with vanilla mousse, served with vanilla custard and vanilla ice cream.
CHARGRILLED TOFFEE BANANA ‘SPLIT’ £5.25 Whole banana halved and baked until caramelised served with caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream & whipped cream.
CHOCOLATE & ORANGE TART £5.25 A rich chocolate and orange in light pastry, with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce. (VE)
CHOCOLATE CINDER TOFFEE £5.25 Chocolate ice cream with broken Crunchie pieces and rich chocolate sauce, with whipped cream, more Crunchie pieces and a Cadbury’s flake.
ETON MESS £5.25 Strawberry ice cream layered with meringue pieces, strawberry sauce and topped with whipped cream, more meringue pieces and a Cadbury’s flake.
ICE CREAMS £4.75 each ‘99’ ice cream pot with your choice of flavour! Served with Chantilly cream and specially selected toppings. Chocolate; Vanilla; Strawberry Shortcake, Milky Bar, Sorbet.

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August Lunch at Arunothai

Could the Lunch Group members who have not yet paid the Admin fee of £1 please do so at the next meeting; this covers the cost of printing, telephone calls and quiz prizes etc. Thanks.

The Lunch Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 12 noon (unless otherwise stated) at a different restaurant each month. The menus vary in price and content but hopefully average out over the year at a reasonable cost. It is an opportunity for members to meet together socially and try out different restaurants which, as individuals, they may not have had the chance to try before. We always have a quiz which is usually related to the venue or its theme. We hope you will find something of interest to your “taste” and look forward to meeting up with you each month. I would love to hear about your recommendations for reasonably priced venues as we have been going for nearly ten years and are running out of new venues!

We are always grateful when members can offer lifts to non-drivers but could members contact the drivers directly please where possible, as it is getting to be a big job phoning round! Of course, I should be happy to find lifts for new Lunch Group members and I would also be grateful if drivers could indicate to me that they are willing to offer lifts. And please offer a contribution towards the cost of petrol if possible. When putting your name down, if the menu is available, could you please indicate your menu choices at that time.

On July 25th we returned to Ciao Bella at Mansfield and again very much enjoyed this venue. The general knowledge quiz was won by Chris Ashby and friend. As usual we were warmly welcomed by the manager and his staff who could not do enough for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and can highly recommend this restaurant.

In August we are returning to another old favourite – Arunothai in Hucknall. The menus are on the U3A website so please let me have your menu choices as soon as possible. If some of you have not yet visited Arunothai, please try and do so as the staff are so welcoming and the food is excellent. It would be nice to support this local independent restaurant a little more as it is just out of the town centre and people forget it’s there. Kob Kun Mak Mak ka! (Thank you very much!).

The lunches organised by the Lunch Group are open to all U3A members, regardless of whether they are regulars or not but of course subject to restaurant seating restrictions so it’s first come, first served; I should be grateful if you could let me know if you are interested as soon as possible so that I can let other members know if I have places left.

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Lunch group request for new venues

After ten years organising the Hucknall U3A Lunch Group, I am starting to run out of ideas! The Group doesn’t like to travel more than a ten mile radius of Hucknall and venues have to be able to comfortably accommodate up to 30 diners, so if you have a favourite restaurant could you please let me know (although the betting is that we’ve already been there). We shall have to start re-visiting I think. Thank you, Sandra Green.

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Lunch Group – Fourth Wednesday of each month

Can I remind you that July is the renewal date for the Lunch Group Admin fee of £1 to be paid; this covers the cost of printing, telephone calls and quiz prizes etc. Would you please pay this at the July U3A Meeting. Thanks.

The Lunch Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 12 noon (unless otherwise stated) at a different restaurant each month. The menus vary in price and content but hopefully average out over the year at a reasonable cost. It is an opportunity for members to meet together socially and try out different restaurants which, as individuals, they may not have had the chance to try before. We always have a quiz which is usually related to the venue or its theme. We hope you will find something of interest to your “taste” and look forward to meeting up with you each month. I am always happy to hear about your recommendations for reasonably priced venues.

We are always grateful when members can offer lifts to non-drivers but could members contact the drivers directly please where possible, as it is getting to be a big job phoning round! Of course, I should be happy to find lifts for new Lunch Group members and I would also be grateful if drivers could indicate to me that they are willing to offer lifts. And please offer a contribution towards the cost of petrol if possible. When putting your name down, if the menu is available, could you please indicate your menu choices at that time.

On June 27th we tried yet another new (to us) venue at The Duke of Wellington, Kirkby in Ashfield but, due to confusion on their part, it’s probably not a venue we will be returning to.

On July 25th we are returning to Ciao Bella at Mansfield.

In August we are returning to an old favourite – Arunothai in Hucknall. The menus are on the U3A website so please let me have your menu choices as soon as possible.

The lunches organised by the Lunch Group are open to all U3A members, regardless of whether they are regulars or not but of course subject to restaurant seating restrictions so it’s first come, first served; I should be grateful if you could let me know if you are interested as soon as possible so that I can let other members know if I have places left.

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Menu for Ciao Bella, Mansfield

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