Lunching Thoughts

We have always thought lunch potentially the most rewarding of all eating times at The Griffin.

Breakfast may be the most important, supper the most theatrical, and tea the most reassuring but it is lunch that is the fulcrum of any day.

Lunch is perfect both for those yearning for an interlude from the day’s business or about to negotiate one of the surrounding peaks.

At little more than £20 for 3 courses, our Set Lunch represents fabulous value for those looking for an extended lunch and a glass or carafe of wine.  


Sunday lunch

2 courses    £21.00
3 courses    £26.00

A previous runner-up in the OFM Readers' Awards for the Best Sunday Lunch, The Griffin has long hung its coat on its reputation for Sunday lunch, with live music every other Sunday from Jess Childs and John Eyre. Maintaining that reputation is very important to us.

Tomato & basil soup
Salmon fishcake, garlic aioli, garden leaves
Mackerel, heritage tomatoes, black olives
Pork yakitori, Asian slaw
Baba ganoush, imam bayaldi, goats curd
Roast rib of Welsh beef
Roast shoulder of Welsh pork
Lamb breast, courgette, sweet pepper relish
Pea & mint risotto, pine nuts, Parmesan
Ray wing, chickpea, chorizo & sweet pepper ragu
Gooseberry & apple compote, sugar crumb, sorbet
Chocolate pave, redcurrants, mint
White chocolate rice pudding, peanut crunch
Dorstone, chutney, soda bread


A typical lunch

* Part of the set menu (£21.00 for 3 courses). Guests may mix and match between menus.

Baba ganoush, imam bayildi, goats curd, buttermilk cracker 
Pig cheek, carrot & apple slaw, barbecue sauce
Crispy lamb sweetbreads, caper mayonnaise, nasturtium salad

Roast mackerel, fennel, orange

Pea, mint, lemon, feta, broad bean
Scampi monkfish, carrot, apple

Mushroom & tarragon soup
Oak roast salmon fishcake, aïoli, leaves

Ploughman's of Gorwydd Caerphilly, buttermilk cracker, soda bread

Cornish seafood stew, new potatoes, broccoli

Turbot, sunblush tomatoes, caper & olive vierge

Beetroot risotto, goats curd, pine nuts
Cefnllan duck leg, pomme puree, pea, asparagus, pancetta & gem lettuce fricasse

Slow cooked pork belly, hash brown potato, blue cheese, artichoke, pancetta

Beef stew, mustard pomme puree, roasted chantenay carrots

Potato gnocchi, spring onion, goat curd, pine nuts, asparagus veloute


“A rather good place for eating, drinking and sleeping.  Preferably in that order.” Jay Rayner, The Guardian, June 2009 

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