Restaurants: Christmas Alternatives
Saturday 19 December 1998
131 Greenwich High Road, SE10 (0181-853 3020)
This popular and much-needed addition to the south-east London gastronomic scene is offering three Christmas menus, at pounds 20, pounds 26.50 and their top- of-range menu at pounds 32.50 which includes a glass of champagne.
125-129 Dawes Road, London SW6 (0171-385 9500)
Riverside, Richmond, Surrey (0181-948 2944)
Main courses with a twist at these contemporary American restaurants include chestnut and molasses-crusted rump of lamb, and whole-roasted partridge with brown buttered brussels sprouts.
The Old Vicarage, Church Lane, Shinfield, Berks. (0118-988 3783)
It's a no-turkey zone here. They are offering roasted pheasant garnished with rashers of smoked bacon, breadcrumbs, and cranberries, as well as sea bass, lobster etc.
Mash & Air
40 Chorlton Street, Manchester M1 (0161-661 1111)
Oliver Peyton's Manchester restaurant is offering turkey, but unsurprisingly it's not slices of "white meat" with gravy. Their pounds 21.50 a head menu (available until 24 Dec) features Goosenargh cornfed turkey, sprout risotto with chestnut puree and sage jus.
25 Heddon St, W1 (0171-434 4040)
North Africa prefers pigeon to turkey. The pastilla pigeon is a speciality from the Maghreb consisting of sweet pastry layers filled with almonds and cinnamon and pigeon.
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