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Xmas Dinner @ The Bedford Pub (Balham)

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I know this won't be our usual monthly dinner in a restaurant but as we'll be @ The Bedford pub for our Xmas party it'll be easiest if those that want to eat beforehand eat at the pub too...there's a great selection of food - from nibbles/snacks to sharing platters & full 2 or 3 course meals - see below for the menus you can choose from.

I've reserved an area for us - we've got the 'raised area' by the windows in the main bar - we'll have tables/seating so we can sit down together and eat.

The reserved space is limited so as always, please only RSVP yes if you are DEFINITE YES; please don't take up a spot if you're not sure you will make it. They usually ask for a deposit up front for party bookings but I've promised the manager that you won't let me/them down by being no-shows...Xmas is a busy time for them so please don't let me or the venue down.

There are a few seasonal/party menus to choose from - details below!

Cocktail Menu


Grilled Chicken Wings with Yakitori Sauce

Traditional Spring Rolls

Baby Salmon Fishcakes with Jalapeno Tartar

Pork & Leek Cocktail Sausages with Honey & Mustard

Thai Pork Balls with Soya Chilli Sauce

Chicken Canapés Stuffed with Roasted Peppers & Basil

Homemade Sausage Rolls

Baby Back Ribs with BBQ Sauce

Baby Caesar Salad


Marinated Olives

Vegetable Crudités with dips

Quail Eggs with Celery Salt

Grilled New Potatoes with Shitake Mushrooms

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Goats Cheese & Rocket Bruschetta

Parmesan & Paprika Crisp Bread

Cashel Blue Cheese on Toasted Focaccia

Fried Mozzarella Balls with Spicy Tomato Coulis

*Something Special…

*Duck Confit & Liver Terrine on toast

*Selection of Fresh Fish & Vegetable Sushi

* Cocktail Crab Claws with Lemon & Tomato Mayonnaise

* Lamb Fillet Tataki

* Beef Fillet Carpaccio

*Tuna Carpaccio

*Tempura King Prawns

Each menu item is £2 per guest (£3 on Special menu*) and consists of roughly 3 or 4 pieces depending on the specific menu item and market prices.

£10 / head for 6 items

£17 / head for 10 items

Prices quoted are per person.* There is a supplemental charge of £1.00 per person for each of these dishes. We can not guarantee any dishes are free of nuts or traces of nuts. Please inform us of any dietary requirements / allergies when placing your order

Christmas Menu

Distilled Spiced Christmas cocktail on arrival


Smoked Salmon Mousse

Served with Toasted Crustinis And Lemon Dressed Rocket

Individual Charcuterie

Grilled Chorizo, Salami, Kabanos Toast and Olives

Pumpkin and Chestnut Soup

Served with Toast and a Basil Drizzle


Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings

Roast potato, roasted Winter vegetables, stuffing and our red wine and Redcurrant Jus

Fillet Of Sea Bream

Served on a bed of Winter Vegetable Ratatouille topped With Crispy Leek

Beef Entrecote

Served Medium Well On A bed of Winter Mash, Topped with Sweet Potato Flakes

Basil and Mushroom Lasagne

Topped with Shaved Parmesan, Served with a Side Salad


Gooey Chocolate brownie

Served with White Chocolate Ice Cream

Mini Mince pies

A Trio of mince pies served warm with Vanilla Ice Cream

New York Style Cheese cake

With Raspberry Coulis

Treacle Tart

With Caramel Ice Cream

1 Cocktail & 2 Courses £ 21.50


1 Cocktail & 3 Courses £ 24.50

Drinks, Canapé & Party Food Menu


All of our Canapés can be as a Crustini or as a Mini Tart

Poached Chicken with Chorizo and Apricot.

Duck Breast and Caramelised Onion.

Game pate and Chestnut Blini

Roast Tomato and Basil Stuffed Chicken.

Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

Goats Cheese and Beetroot

Mushroom and Olive Cup

Potted shrimp on toast

-Christmas Bites-

Thai Beef Slices

Vegetable Spring Rolls (X2)

Tempura Vegetables (X2)

Duck Spring rolls

Spiced Lamb Skewers

Thai Style Fishcakes

Deep Fried Brie Parcels

Tempura Prawns

Honey Mustard Chipolatas

Mini Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Beef

Sage stuffing slices

Turkey satay

Roast potatoes

Seared salmon chunks

Garlic and Chilli Prawns

BBQ Chicken Wings

Bites at £1.50 per item.

-Bowl Food-

Seafood Risotto

Fresh Seafood mix of Cod, Prawn and Mussels with Arborio Rice cooked in a Fish, Saffron and Herb Stock

Roast turkey

With roasted potatoes served with our red wine jus

Vegetable Curry

Distillers Rogan Josh Served with Rice.

Sausage and Mash

Cumberland Sausage with Mash Potato and Jus

Fish and Chips

Beer Battered Fish served with Chunky Chips and Jalapeño Tartare Sauce

All Bowl Food is £4.50 per bowl

-Christmas Platter-

Turkey Satay

Stuffing slices

Roast potatoes

Sausage Chunks

A platter is to share for 2-4 people £16.95