Dickens Restaurant Cafe Bar

Without doubt, one of the best restaurants in Essex is Dickens Restaurant Cafe Bar in Halstead.Consistently serving top quality food, customers return again and again to Dickens.

The restaurant is owned by renowned chef John Dicken whose restaurants have always been associated with fine dining and relaxed atmospheres.John opened his first Essex restaurant 'Dickens Brasserie' in Wethersfield in 1989 and it rapidly established itself as one of the best restaurants in Essex.

Dickens Restaurant Cafe Bar was opened in 2003 in Townsford Mill, Halstead and continues to maintain the high standards customers expect from a John Dicken restaurant.

The restaurant is definitely worth a visit. Please see the sample menu below.

Dickens Restaurant Cafe Bar
Townsford Mill, The Causeway, Halstead, Essex CO9 1ET
Tel: 01787 273080     www.dickensrestaurant.com


Terrine du Café- Chicken and pork liver paté with house chutney and French bread
Classis Prawn Cocktail- Crisp lettuce with Norwegian prawns, Marie Rose sauce, topped with tomato, cucumber and lemon
Camembert Fritters (v)- Deep fried mini Camembert served with a Cumberland and cranberry sauce
Asian Platter- Our sharing dish for two: shaomai, cocktail spring rolls, wonton, prawn and vegetable samosa, King Prawn tempura, Thai salad, served with a sweet chilli dipping sauce
Chinese Peking Duck
- Crispy fragrant aromatic duck pancake with cucumber, spring onion and hoisin sauce dressing


Chicken Kashmiri Masala- Marinated chicken in a tomato, onion, yoghurt and coriander sauce, served with fragrant Basmati rice
12oz Rib Eye Steak- Char-grilled to taste, served with plum tomatoes, steak mushroos and onion rings. Served with house fries and your choice of garlic butter, peppercorn sauce or mushroom sauce 

 Rack of BBQ Ribs- Cooked slowly until tender then fire-grilled with BBQ sauce, served with salad and sweet mustard mayo and potato wedges
Grilled Rosemary Chicken- Chicken supreme marinated in rosemary, lemon and garlic on salardaise potatoes, French beans and herb jus, glazed with melted Camembert
Gammon Steak- D:Cut 12 oz gammon steak grilled with double fried egg, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes and fries
Tarte Alsace (v)- Baked red onion, mushroom and Gruyere cheese tart served with salad and potato of your choice

Pizza, Burger and Sandwiches
Margherita (v)- Melted mozzarela cheese and freshly sliced thin tomato
American Hot- Sliced pepperoni sausage, HOT green chillies, mozzarella and tomato sauce
American- Spicy pepperoni sausage, mozzarella and tomato slices
Cajun Surf 'N' Turf- Chunky chicken, prawns, peperonata, red onion, Tabasco pepper sauce, mozzarella and tomato
Four Seasons- Thick cut vine tomatoes, red and green peppers, button mushrooms, red onion, capers, anchovies, mozzarella and pepperoni sausage
Caprina (v)- Char-grilled peppers and courgettes, sub-dried tomato, mozzarella, tomato, olives

Char-grilled Burger- 8oz ground Scottish beef burger with lettuce, tomato, red onion an dpickle, in a toasted sesame bun, served with fries or new potatoes
Cheese Burger- 8oz ground Scottish beef burger with melted American Monterrey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle in a toasted sesame seed bun, served with fries or new potatoes
Char-grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich- On a toasted sesame bun with mayonnaise dressed lettuce, thick cut tomato and onion, served with house fries and corn relish
B.L.T- Crispy bacon, dressed lettuce and plum tomato toasted sandwich with house fries


Tiramisu- The classic Italian trifle, vanilla sponge soaked in brandy and coffee, layered with our rich creamy mousse, and topped with chocolate shavings
1960s Knickerbocker Glory- The fruit classic of vanilla and strawberry ice cream, fruit cocktail, whipped cream and strawberry sauce, topped with nuts 

Crème Caramel- With Chantilly cream and caramel bananas
Ice Cream- Choose from vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, caramel, toffee 2
Deep Filled Appled Pie- Crispy pastry filled with chunky apple filling, with your choice of fresh cream or vanilla ice cream


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