January 21, 2024

HAPPY NEW YEAR – What we’re looking forward to in 2024

The New Year brings a new menu!

Whilst still updating our main menu (to include some homely winter warmers and more traditional fare) we are full of anticipation and excitement to launch our new Tasting Menu Dining Experience.

The Tasting Menu comes with only one stipulation ….. that bookings are for a minimum of six people. You choose how many courses you would like – from 5 upwards!  You then choose the dishes that inspire you most. The choices will change with the seasons (e.g. wild garlic, asparagus, Jersey Royals, delicious tomatoes, ripe summer fruits etc.) To enhance your dining experience, each course can be paired with a delicious wine, from a crisp white to robust reds (conditions apply).


Marinated Beetroot with Goat’s Cheese and Beetroot Dressing & walnut granola
Twice baked cheese soufflé in a cream sauce with pancetta
Twice baked cheese soufflé with salad & walnuts/pomegranates (lighter option than above)
Mixed Mushrooms with garlic & Emmental cheese
Caesar Salad in a Parmesan basket
Goat’s cheese coated in panko breadcrumbs served with a tomato salsa & honey drizzle
Croquettes with a zingy apple chutney (various options containing meat, poultry & fish available)
Burrata with chargrilled grapes and basil
Goat’s cheesecake with red onion jam
Gratin of roasted butternut squash, leeks, sweetcorn and hazelnuts with a cheese, cream sauce
Various tartlets in a crisp pastry served with salads (many options available)
Seasonal soups & veloutés
Pasta and gnocchi dishes


Gravadlax with picked cucumber and cauliflower in a horseradish sauce
Kalonji Jhinga Prawns
Tempera Miso Cod with Seaweed
Lobster Ravioli
Poached Lobster Risotto
Salmon Tartare with crème fraiche and dill vinaigrette
Tian of crab, avocado & plum tomatoes (can replace crab with lobster or prawns)
Endless Cod, Salmon, Monkfish dishes available


Teriyaki Beef with Pickled Vegetables
Duck Confit with a Butternut Squash Velouté & Soy Jelly
Pancetta-wrapped organic chicken breast with a tomato, pine nut & basil stuffing
Roasted Quail in a tomato & tarragon dressing
Beef Carpaccio
Beef Tartare with confit egg/fried quail’s egg (optional)
Tender pink herb coated lamb fillet with peas, shelled broad beans & smoked bacon
Pork Belly with apple purée


White Chocolate Parfait with passion fruit sauce
Chilli Poached pears with star anise dust
Candied Oranges with Orange Jelly and Chantilly Cream
Strawberry Jelly Puree with Elderflower Yoghurt and Sesame Biscuit
Mini Lemon Meringue Surprises

Cheeses with aged balsamic, truffle honey and fruits


Who wants to try something a little different? / Are you planning something special this year? / Do you want to plan a surprise celebration?

Choose Second-Helpings for Private Dining at Affordable Prices

The Advantages of a Private Dining Experience vs Dining in a Restaurant

Enjoy an intimate setting away from the hustle & bustle of a busy restaurant. Perfect for those who are seeking a more personal/private atmosphere so guests can talk freely (and hear each other) without shouting and can savour the culinary experience in a setting tailored just for you.

Customise your menu, music, décor & overall ambiance to suit your occasion, making every moment unforgettable.

Eliminate distractions, allowing guests to focus on the food, wine, conversation and each other.

100% personalised attention from your host!

Our private dining area has a light, contemporary feel and is host to an exquisite collection of works by Saatchi acclaimed artist Barry Wilson, creating an atmosphere that is both sophisticated and intimate. The art is on loan, for a limited time only – when its sold we have to wait patiently until Barry releases new pieces!

Prepare for an extraordinary dining adventure that lingers in your memory long after the last bite (sounds a bit corny, sorry!)

Google Reviews

Word of mouth and heartfelt personal reviews are by far the best recommendation one can give so, if you would like to share your experience at Second-Helpings, please search for “Secondhelpingsdining” and leave a review/recommendation

We had the most wonderful celebration with Barbara at Second Helpings for my friend’s baby shower. Barbara went above and beyond to cater to each guest and give us a really special afternoon. The food we had for afternoon tea was so delicious, with amazing quiches and beautiful cakes. The venue was so perfect too and wonderful having an exclusive space just for us all. We can’t thank Barbara enough for making it such a special day and we’ll definitely be going back for a summer picnic in the garden!



7.00pm on Thursday 25th January, 2024 **SOLD OUT**

7.30pm on Friday 22nd March, 2024

Cabi stylist will talk us through the new Spring Season’s Collection,
Talk about trends and share some styling tips too. Wine and snacks will be served

YOGA and lunch in the garden
Sunday 2nd June, 2024

Due to the success of last year’s classes,  Second-Helpings has invited Alex Mannering
to hold a 90 session of yoga in the garden followed by a delicious
home cooked lunch.  Details to follow but bookings are being taken now.

Saturday 29th June, 2024

Enjoy our annual Open Garden Charity Day with live jazz band and a delicious lunch/tea.
Proceeds will go to MacMillan Cancer Relief & the Alzheimer’s Society
More details to come ……

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