Food, Drink & Menus at The Swallowtail Restaurant

Restaurant & Bar

The restaurant seats 100 and we can cater for visiting groups, functions and families. Our main three course menu is individually priced so you can have as much or as little as you wish. We also have a children’s menu and a range of sandwiches and baguettes. On Sundays we serve a three course carvery which is very popular. Our produce is locally sourced and our chef Scott’s style of cooking is a mixture of British and foreign cuisine, kept simple and cooked well.

Our bar is the hub of the Yacht Harbour, with a relaxed atmosphere and a wide range of drinks available including beers from local brewery, Wibblers. Hot drinks are served throughout the day and we have a large balcony where you can sit and enjoy the view over the moorings to the River Crouch.

"A lovely Saturday evening at Swallowtail attentive staff good food & beautiful location. Thank you"

Menus

2019 Christmas menus available

Christmas Day Menu
Christmas Children’s Menu


Saturday & Sunday 9am-11am

Full English breakfast– sausage, bacon, fried egg, hash brown, beans, grilled tomato and mushrooms, served with toast
£6.95

Large full English – 2 sausages, 2 bacon, 2 fried eggs, hash brown, beans, grilled tomato, mushrooms and chips, served with toast
£9.95

Veggie breakfast – 2 Quorn sausages, hash brown, fried egg, beans, grilled tomato and mushrooms, served with toast
£6.95

‘On toast’– 2 slices of toast topped with your choice of poached, fried or scrambled eggs, tinned tomatoes or beans
£4.95

Salmon and eggs– 2 slices of toast topped with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs
£6.95

Sandwiches– Bacon £4.75 Sausage £4.75 Quorn sausage £4.25 fried egg £4.25

Omelette – 3 egg breakfast omelette filled with cheese, mushroom, chopped tomato, sliced Burnham banger and grilled bacon
£6.95

Pancakes– 2 American style pancakes served warm, and topped with sliced banana, mixed berries and drizzled with maple syrup
£5.95

Granola– with nuts, dried fruit and natural yoghurt
£3.50

Day-time Menu

BAR BITES

Cockles marinated in vinegar (gf)
a succulent taste of the sea
£3.50

Rollmop, pickled herring fillet rolled around sliced onions,
and served with crusty bread (gf bread available)
£3.50

Marinated olives, (gf/v)
A selection of olives, capers, cornichons
and sundried tomatoes
£3.50

Honey and mustard sausages, locally produced
£3.50

Italian garlic ciabatta
£2.95

Italian garlic ciabatta with cheese
£3.45

SANDWICHES AND CIABATTAS (GF BREAD AVAILABLE)

Served with crisps and salad

Seafood cocktail
Sandwich – £5.50 Ciabatta – £6.50

Cheese and pickle
Sandwich – £5.00 Ciabatta – £6.00

Ham salad
Sandwich – £5.50 Ciabatta – £6.50

Bacon, brie and cranberry
Sandwich – £5.50 Ciabatta – £6.50

Chicken, bacon and mayo
Sandwich – £6.00 Ciabatta – £7.00

Sausage and onion
Sandwich – £6.00 Ciabatta – £7.00

Coronation chicken
Sandwich – £5.50 Ciabatta – £6.50

Steak and onion
Ciabatta – £7.00

PLATTERS TO SHARE

Cold seafood platter for 1 £15 or for 2 to share £30
mussels, cockles, shell-on prawns, smoked salmon, roll mops and
crayfish served with Marie rose, tartare sauce, salad and crusty
bread

Charcuterie sharing platter for 1 £9.00 or 2 £18.00
A selection of Italian cured meats, homecooked ham, olives,
sundried tomatoes, salad, chutney and crusty bread

STARTERS

Homemade soup of the day, crusty bread
£5.50

Homemade smoked mackerel pate, salad, crusty bread
£5.95

Breaded whitebait, salad and tartare sauce
£6.50

Halloumi, chilli jam and salad (gf/v)
£5.95

Breaded charcoal prawns, sweet chilli sauce and salad
£7.50

Breaded brie, salad and cranberry sauce (v)
£5.95

SALADS

Smoked salmon and crayfish, coleslaw, beetroot, seafood sauce (gf)
£12.50

Chicken and bacon with Caesar dressing, croutons and parmesan cheese
£12.50

Smoked mackerel and prawn, with crusty bread
£12.50

Goats cheese and honey with apple and walnuts (gf/v)
£11.50

PLOUGHMAN’S

Pickles, chutney, salad and crusty bread
Cheese (v) – £9.95
Ham – £10.95
Cheese and ham – £11.95

JACKETS

Jacket potatoes (Served with salad and coleslaw)
Cheese (gf/v) £6.95
Cheese and beans (gf/v) £7.95
Tuna mayo (gf) £7.50
Seafood cocktail (gf) £7.50
Coronation chicken £7.95

GRILLS & STEAKS

Burnham cheese burger, served in a bun with salad and chips
£10.95

Burnham big buoy burger, 2 4oz burgers layered with cheese and
bacon, and served in a brioche bun on a bed of salad with chips
£14.95

8oz locally sourced Sirloin steak, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and chips (gf)
£17.50

8oz locally sourced Ribeye steak, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and chips (gf)
£18.95

BBQ ribs, chips and coleslaw (gf)
Half £11.95 Full £17.95

MAINS

Homemade beef lasagne, chips and salad
£11.95

Homemade steak and ale pie, chips, vegetables and gravy
£11.95

Home cooked ham, 2 eggs and chips (gf)
£10.50

Beer battered cod, served with chips and mushy or garden peas
£11.95

Moules mariniere, mussels cooked in garlic, wine and cream,
served with crusty bread and potato long boats
£11.95

Breaded wholetail scampi, served with chips and salad
£10.95

Breaded seafood platter, salt and pepper squid, cod bites, butterfly
prawns and calamari rings, served with chips and salad
£11.95

Paella, choose from chicken, seafood or vegetable, for 1 or 2
people to share, served with crusty bread
Seafood for 1 £12.95 for 2 £24.95
Chicken for 1 £11.95 for 2 £22.95
Vegetable for 1 £10.95 for 2 £20.95

Veggie ‘fish and chips’ deep-fried halloumi served with chips and peas (gf)
£9.95

Mixed bean chilli, served with wild rice, salad and sour cream (gf)
£10.95

SIDES

Skin on chips (GF) £2.50
sweet potato wedges £3.00
Seasonal vegetables £3.00
Homemade beer battered onion rings £2.75
Mixed side salad £3.00
Italian garlic ciabatta £2.95
Italian garlic ciabatta with cheese £3.45

DESSERTS

Cheesecake of the day, served with vanilla ice cream
£5.95

Lemon posset with shortbread biscuit
£5.95

Eton mess, berries, meringue and cream served ice cream (gf)
£5.95

Traditional apple crumble served with custard
£5.95

Triple chocolate brownie, served warm with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream
£5.95

Triple chocolate brownie sundae, layers of warm brownie,
chocolate sauce and ice cream, topped with cream and wafers
£6.50

Selection of luxury ice cream (ask for limited edition flavours) (gf)
3 scoops £4.95

Night-time Menu

BAR BITES

Cockles marinated in vinegar (gf) a succulent taste of the sea
£3.50

Rollmop, pickled herring fillet rolled around sliced onions, and served with crusty bread (gf bread available)
£3.50

Olives marinated in oil, garlic and herbs, (gf/v) a selection of olives, capers, cornichons and sundried tomatoes
£3.50

Honey and mustard sausages, locally produced
£3.50

Italian garlic ciabatta
£2.95

Italian garlic ciabatta with cheese
£3.45

STARTERS

Homemade soup of the day, crusty bread (can be served with gf bread)
£5.50

Homemade smoked mackerel pate, salad, crusty bread (can be served with gf bread)
£5.95

Breaded whitebait, salad and tartare sauce
£6.50

Halloumi, chilli jam and salad (gf/v)
£5.95

Breaded charcoal prawns, sweet chilli sauce and salad
£7.50

Breaded brie, salad and cranberry sauce (v)
£5.95

PLATTERS TO SHARE

Cold seafood platter for 1 £15 or for 2 to share £30
mussels, cockles, shell-on prawns, smoked salmon, roll mops and
crayfish served with Marie rose, tartare sauce, salad and crusty bread

Charcuterie sharing platter for 1 £9.00 or 2 £18.00
A selection of Italian cured meats, homecooked ham, olives,
sundried tomatoes, salad, chutney and crusty bread

SALADS

Smoked salmon and crayfish, coleslaw, beetroot, seafood sauce (gf)
£12.50

Chicken and bacon with Caesar dressing, croutons and parmesan cheese
£12.50

Smoked mackerel and prawn, with crusty bread
£12.50

Goats cheese and honey with apple and walnuts (gf/v)
£11.50

MAINS

Cajun chicken breast, served with vegetable rice, spicy mayonnaise and pitta bread
£12.50

Creamy chicken breast, cooked in stilton and bacon sauce, served on a bed of wild rice (gf)
£12.95

Slow roasted lamb shank in a mint gravy, served with mashed potato and seasonal vegetables
£14.95

Homemade steak and ale pie, chips, vegetables and gravy
£11.95

Beer battered cod, served with chips and mushy or garden peas
£11.95

Moules mariniere, mussels cooked in garlic, wine and cream, served with crusty bread and potato long boats
£11.95

Breaded wholetail scampi, served with chips and salad
£10.95

Breaded seafood platter, salt and pepper squid, cod bites, butterfly prawns and calamari rings, served with chips and salad
£11.95

Salmon fillet, served with wild rice and tomato ratatouille (gf)
£12.95

Paella, choose from chicken, seafood or vegetable, for 1 or 2 people to share, served with crusty bread
Seafood for 1 £12.95 for 2 £24.95
Chicken for 1 £11.95 for 2 £22.95
Vegetable for 1 £10.95 for 2 £20.95

Veggie ‘fish and chips’ deep-fried halloumi served with chips and peas (gf)
£9.95

Mixed bean chilli, served with wild rice, salad and sour cream (gf)
£10.95

GRILLS & STEAKS

Burnham cheese burger, served in a bun with salad and chips
£10.95

Burnham big buoy burger, 2 4oz burgers layered with cheese and bacon, and served in a brioche bun on a bed of salad with chips
£14.95

8oz locally sourced Sirloin steak, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and chips (gf)
£17.50

8oz locally sourced Ribeye steak, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and chips (gf)
£18.95

BBQ ribs, chips and coleslaw (gf) Half £11.95 Full
£17.95

SIDES

Skin on chips (GF) £2.50
Sweet potato wedges £3.00
Seasonal vegetables £3.00
Homemade beer battered onion rings £2.75
Mixed side salad £3.00
Italian garlic ciabatta £2.95
Italian garlic ciabatta with cheese £3.45

DESSERTS

Cheesecake of the day, served with vanilla ice cream
£5.95

Lemon posset with shortbread biscuit
£5.95

Eton mess, berries, meringue and cream served ice cream (gf)
£5.95

Traditional apple crumble served with custard
£5.95

Triple chocolate brownie, served warm with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream
£5.95

Triple chocolate brownie sundae, layers of warm brownie, chocolate sauce and ice cream,
topped with cream and wafers
£6.50

Selection of luxury ice cream (ask for limited edition flavours) (gf) 3 scoops
£4.95

Sunday Lunch

1 course   =  £11.50
2 courses =  £15.50
3 courses =  £19.50

Starters

Mackerel pate
Tasty homemade pate served with crusty bread

Soup of the day
Seasonal homemade soup served with crusty bread

Deep fried whitebait
Served with our homemade tartare sauce

Goujons of Halloumi (v)
Deep fried goujons served with a chilli jam

Vegetable sticks with houmous
Selection of cucumber, peppers and carrots

Mains

Roast topside of Beef
Local topside of beef, served with stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, crispy roast potatoes and a selection of seasonal vegetables

Roast Turkey
Tender Turkey breast, served with stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, crispy roast potatoes and a selection of seasonal vegetables

Roast Pork
Succulent roast loin of pork stuffed with herby pork mince, served with Yorkshire pudding, crispy roast potatoes and a selection of seasonal vegetables

Beer battered Cod
Fresh cod served with chefs special hand cut chips and either mushy or garden peas

Ham, egg, chips and peas
Time-tested classic – Local home cooked ham, fresh farm eggs and our chef’s special hand cut chips

Homemade beef and vegetable stew
Served with herby dumplings

Pan-fried salmon fillet 
Served with rice and tomato ratatouille

Please ask waiting staff for our full Vegetarian menu.

Desserts

Warm chocolate brownie
Homemade indulgent brownie served with dairy ice cream

Cheesecake
Perfect finale to your meal, served with dairy ice cream

Fruit crumble of the day
and traditional custard

Homemade lemon posset
Served with shortbread biscuit

Cheese and Biscuits  (£1.00 supplement)
Brie, Cheddar and Stilton, served with crackers and chutney

Please note:- Due to the presence of gluten and nuts in our kitchen, we are unable to guarantee the absence of these allergens in our menu items.

Kids Menu

Starters
£2.50

Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread with Cheese

Tomato Soup

Mains
£5.00

Battered Fish Goujons served with Chips and Peas

Breaded Chicken Strips with Chips and Beans

Spaghetti Bolognese

Pasta with Tomato

Mini Cheese Burger and Chips

Sausage, Mash, Peas and Gravy

Desserts
£3.95

Strawberry Jelly and Ice cream

Mini waffle, vanilla ice cream and chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Brownie with ice cream

Chocolate brownie sundae

Ice Cream 1 or 2 scoops – Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry