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Forthside Way
Stirling
FK8 1QZ
tel: 07513 742 211

Our Christmas menu has been put together to combine traditional Christmas flavours with our own unique twist. If you have any dietary requirements or allergies – please speak with us and we will do our utmost to accommodate your needs.

4 COURSES FOR £29.95

STARTERS

SMOKED HADDOCK & SWEET POTATO CHOWDER (G/F)

Delightful smoked haddock, sweet potato, garden pea and corn chowder. Topped with a dollop of lemon & herb crème fraiche.

RARE ROAST BEEF SALAD (G/F)

Thin slices of succulent rare roast beef, sun-drenched tomatoes, Nocellara & Leccino olives, lemon balm and sweet potato crisp salad. Drizzled with a mild horseradish and fresh herb dressing.

SUCCULENT WEST COAST KING SCALLOPS

Pan-seared West Coast scallops on a bed of our delightful cider, apple, lemon thyme and tarragon infused puree. Accompanied by juicy red and white grapes confited in a wonderful orange, basil and vanilla scented liquor. Finished with tender pea-shoots and a sprinkle of our black pudding crumb.

POACHED PEAR, PISTACHIO & ROQUEFORT (V)(g/f option available)

Delicious pear, poached in a red wine & star anise liquor, with creamy Roquefort & pistachios, served on a bed of toasted brioche. Accompanied by a refreshing pomegranate, fresh herb salad drizzled with our star anise infused balsamic glaze.

MAINS

MAPLE GLAZED ROAST TURKEY (G/F OPTION)

Maple glazed roast turkey with our pork, apricot & chestnut stuffing, good old fashioned cranberry sauce and goose fat roasted potatoes. Served with balsamic glazed roasted purple & golden beetroot, butternut squash and sweet potatoes & sprouts pan-fried with smoked pancetta bacon.

SCOTTISH PEARL BARLEY RISOTTO (V)

Wonderfully light pearl barley, feta, toasted chestnut & pumpkin seed risotto bound with a fragrant beetroot, orange & mint puree. Served with a side of balsamic glazed roasted purple & golden beetroot, butternut squash and sweet potatoes. Complimented by a confit grape, lemon balm, cranberry & fresh herb salad.

SEARED FILLET OF MATURE BEEF (G/F)

Tender fillet of mature beef, pan-seared and glazed with our mushroom, red wine, redcurrant & port jus. Topped with sea salted parsnip crisps, served with goose fat roasted potatoes, honey glazed VEG & pan-fried sprouts with smoked pancetta bacon.

SUCCULENT CHICKEN & CONFIT DUCK WILD RICE PILAF

Slow cooked chicken, garden pea, porcini mushroom & roast chestnut wild rice cooked in our delightful chicken & white wine stock, finished with an indulgent splash of double cream. Accompanied by a succulent & crispy confit duck leg and a side salad of confit grape, lemon balm, cranberries, fresh herbs & sweet potato crisps.

CRISPY PAN-SEARED SEA BREAM (G/F OPTION AVAILABLE)

Succulent, pan-seared sea bream topped with a fresh herb and chorizo crumb. Resting on a bed of fantastic West Coast mussels, tomato and smoked bacon compote. Topped with a dollop of creamy smoked paprika aioli. Served with goose fat roasted potatoes and balsamic glazed roasted purple & golden beetroot, butternut squash and sweet potatoes.

GABES CHRISTMAS TREAT

A palate cleansing shot of our mulled wine sorbet.

DESSERTS

CHRISTMAS CRUMBLE (G/F OPTION)

A decadent crumble jam packed with apples, pears, apricots, cranberries, clementines & fresh ginger. Topped with wonderfully crunchy crumble & granola. Served with homemade orange & cardamom custard.

LEMON AND GINGER POSSETT

Creamy homemade lemon and ginger posset served in a little individual pot topped with zingy Scottish raspberries. Accompanied by homemade shortbread biscuits scented with cinnamon.

RICH DARK CHOCOLATE, CHERRY & PISTACHIO PARFAIT (G/F OPTION)

An indulgent, creamy, rich dark chocolate, Morello cherry & pistachio parfait. Served with a delightful cherry & vanilla coulis and a sprinkle of Amaretti biscuit crumble.

CHEESEBOARD

A selection of fine cheeses served with oatcakes, apple, celery and our delicious plum chutney.

STARTERS

RARE ROAST BEEF SALAD (ngci)

Thin slices of succulent rare roast beef, sun-drenched tomatoes, Nocellara & Leccino olives, lemon balm and sweet potato crisp salad. Drizzled with a mild horseradish and fresh herb dressing.

£7.95

WEST COAST SCALLOPS (ngci)

Pan-seared West Coast scallops on a bed of our delightful cider, apple, lemon thyme and tarragon infused puree. Accompanied by juicy red and white grapes confited in a wonderful orange, basil and vanilla scented liquor. Finished with tender pea-shoots and a sprinkle of our chorizo crumb.

£7.95

CHICKEN RIBBONS

A medley of fresh parsnip, carrot and courgette ribbons, chopped Sayer dates and golden sultanas, bound in a refreshing yoghurt, lemon & basil dressing. Topped with a chicken fillet basted in our lemon and garlic butter and a sprinkle of pistachios. A deliciously healthy way to stick to your New Years resolution! For a veggie option, why not try the above with halloumi.

£7.95

MOROCCAN LAMB CASSEROLE (ngci)

Succulent Moorish lamb, marinated in Moroccan herbs & spices, slow cooked until sweet and tender in a casserole of tomatoes, dates, apricots and sweet potatoes. Finished with natural yoghurt, chopped pistachios and our wonderful seville orange, red onion & fig marmalade.

£7.95

POACHED PEAR, PISTACHIO & ROQUEFORT (V)(g/f option available)

Delicious pear, poached in a red wine & star anise liquor, with creamy Roquefort & pistachios, served on a bed of toasted brioche. Accompanied by a refreshing pomegranate, fresh herb salad drizzled with our star anise infused balsamic glaze.

£7.95

MAINS

ASIA STYLE SHREDDED SPICED BEEF (ngci)

Succulent chuck tenders, slow braised until falling apart and shredded in an aromatic coconut, lemongrass, chilli and garlic sauce. Accompanied with crunchy stir-fried veg & rice noodles bound in a fantastic orange, soy, stem ginger & honey glaze. Topped with a plum & red onion jam, complimented by a light pickled Asian salad of bamboo shoots, water chestnuts & cucumber. Finished with a sprinkle of toasted cashew nuts & sesame seeds.

£18.50

SPANISH CHICKEN, CHICKPEA, CHORIZO & BLACK PUDDING STEW

A wonderfully rich stew of oven roasted chicken thighs, chorizo, chickpea & crumbled black pudding baked in a delicious tomato, garlic & Rioja broth. Topped with a poached free range egg, dollop of creamy aioli, finished with fresh herbs. Accompanied by a side salad of Nocellera olives, juicy sun-blush tomatoes & crunchy garlic herb crostini.

£18.50

HEARTY & WHOLESOME VEGGIE CHILLI

Our wonderful homemade mixed bean chilli with carrots, sweet potato, red & green pepper slow cooked in a fantastic tomato, Rioja & garlic sauce until bursting with flavour. Topped with grated mature cheddar, lime and garlic crème fraiche. Served with lemongrass and lime leave infused long grain rice and a tasty cherry tomato & mango salsa.

£16.95

TENDER FILLET OF BEEF (ngci)

Tender fillet of mature beef, pan-seared and glazed with our mushroom, red wine, redcurrant, port & tarragon jus. Served with twice cooked, hand-cut chunky chips. Accompanied by balsamic glazed roasted purple & golden beetroot, squash and sweet potatoes.

£18.95

PAN- SEARED GRESSINGHAM DUCK BREAST

Succulent pan-seared breast of duck served on a bed of fragrant beetroot, orange & mint puree. Topped with our homemade parsnip and cinnamon crisps. Served with olive oil and sea salt potatoes, balsamic glazed roasted purple & golden beetroot, squash and sweet potatoes.

£18.95

SEAFOOD AND CHORIZO LINGUINE

Succulent, meaty hake pan-fried in our lemon and garlic butter. Served on a bed of linguine bound in a light, creamy white wine, lemon, garlic, dill and caper sauce. Complimented by smoky chorizo and Scottish cockles, finished with fresh dill & lemon.

£18.95

DESSERT

RICH DARK CHOCOLATE, CHERRY & PISTACHIO PARFAIT (G/F OPTION)

An indulgent, creamy, rich dark chocolate, Morello cherry & pistachio parfait. Served with a delightful cherry & vanilla coulis and a sprinkle of Amaretti biscuit crumble.

£5.50

(ngci) = Non Gluten Containing Ingredients

Please keep in mind that any items prepared without gluten products are made in a facility that handles many other wheat products. During normal kitchen operations, there is a possibility for food items to come into contact with wheat gluten/proteins. We take every precaution to prevent cross-contamination, but we are unable to guarantee that any menu item is completely gluten-free.

Luxury French Toast

A delicious helping of French toast served with bacon and maple syrup. Plus your choice of blueberries or raspberries. Finished with Greek yoghurt.

£5.75

Toast

Your choice of crusty white or brown bread with butter and jam or honey.

£1.60

Scrambled Eggs

Rich and creamy scrambled eggs topped with freshly chopped chives served with toasted crusty bread or on a bagel 20p. (Add bacon, sausage or black pudding for 75p each).

£4.30

French Toast

A delicious helping of French toast served with bacon and maple syrup.

£5.50

Breakfast tortillas

Traditional Spanish omelette made with free-range eggs, sauteed potatoes and fresh herbs. (Add chorizo, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, spinach, cherry tomatoes, red pepper, mushroom or bacon for 75p each)

£4.95

Breakfast Sandwich

Bacon or Cumberland Sausage on crusty brown or white bread.

£2.20

B.L.T

Smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato on crusty white or brown bread

£3.95

New York Bagel

Smoked bacon and Swiss cheese served on a bagel topped with a mushroom and tarragon cream sauce

£4.95

Homemade Pancakes

Homemade pancakes with a choice of; Blueberry & Cinnamon Apple & Cinnamon Banana & Cinnamon all drizzled with maple syrup.

£4.50

Poached Egg Béarnaise

Two poached eggs served on a toasted muffin with a tasty Béarnaise sauce

£3.95

SANDWICHES

**Served daily until 5pm** Choose from crusty brown or white bread, filled with mouth watering freshly prepared ingredients. All sandwiches include a filling of fresh herb salad. (Please Note: we use mayonnaise on all our sandwiches - if you would prefer an alternative please just ask)

Mature Cheddar & Red Onion

Grated mature cheddar, full of flavour, complimented with finely diced red onion.

£3.95

B.L.T.

Rashers of smoked bacon with crisp lettuce and juicy cherry tomatoes.

£3.95

Med Veg & Feta

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with crumbly feta, vine tomato and fresh basil.

£4.75

Tuna & Lime Mayo

Tuna bound with our zesty lime mayonnaise and finished with finely diced red onion.

£3.95

Savoury Crepes

**Served daily until 5pm** Wilted spinach, creamy goats cheese, smoked bacon and red onion jam. **OR** Three cheese with wilted spinach, vine tomato and red pepper pesto. **OR** Chicken, leek and mushroom in a white wine, tarragon cream sauce.

£5.50

STARTERS

Soup of the Day

A warming bowl of our homemade soup - changes daily. Please see board for details.

£3.75

Chowder of the day

A creamy, delicious, based on our secret recipe, homemade chowder. Perfectly warming starter for chilly autumn days.

£4.95

Caesar Salad

Tasty Caesar salad with fresh pear, mango, crunchy crutons and our house dressing.

£4.50

Caesar Salad with Bacon & Chicken

Tasty Caesar salad with smoked bacon, chicken, fresh pear, mango, crunchy crutons and our house dressing.

£5.75

Gambas

Tiger prawns fried with sweet chilli, garlic and coriander. Served with a fresh herb salad.

£4.95

Creamy Mushroom Bruschetta

Mushrooms sauteed in garlic, cream and tarragon, served on toasted garlic bread.

£4.95

BURGERS

Char-grilled Chicken Burger

Succulent breast of chicken marinated and char-grilled with a delightful cherry tomato and mango salsa. Served on a toasted brioche bun, accompanied by hand-cut chunky chips and a herb salad.

£9.95

Beef Burger

Freshly made in house using the finest beef. Served with chunky chips and salad. Try it, you will love it! Treat yourself - add cheese or smoked bacon (or both!) to your burger 75p each.

£7.95

Lamb Burger

Freshly made in house using the finest lamb. Served with chunky chips, salad and the best minted mushy peas you will ever eat! Treat yourself - add cheese or smoked bacon (or both!) to your burger 75p each.

£8.25

Pan Fried Veggie Burger

A delicious combination of mashed potato, sweet potato, red pepper, dolce latte and fresh herbs pressed into party. Served with balsamic glazed med veg, sweet potato chips and fresh mint yoghurt.

£7.95

MAINS

Caesar Salad

Tasty Caesar salad with fresh pear, mango, crunchy crutons and our house dressing.

£7.00

Caesar Salad with Bacon and Chicken

Tasty Caesar salad with smoked bacon & chicken, fresh pear, mango, crunchy crutons and our house dressing.

£8.25

Homemade Macaroni Cheese

Al dente Macaroni served in a beautifully creamy cheese sauce and finished with fresh herbs. Add Bacon £1.00 extra Add Chips £1.50 extra

£8.50

Smoked Haddock Risotto

Delicious creamy smoked haddock risotto topped with a poached egg and served with a rocket and Parmesan salad, drizzled with balsamic citrus dressing.

£9.95

Garden Pea Risotto

Sweet garden pea and soft herb risotto served with rocket, Parmesan and vine tomato salad, drizzled with balsamic citrus dressing.

£8.95

Gabes Fish & Chips

Our secret recipe of crispy battered haddock served with chunky chips, mushy peas and our house tartare sauce.

£9.95

Thai Veg Stew

Oriental vegetable stew with coconut, ginger and root vegetables, all infused with our exotic blend of Eastern spices. Finished with crispy pak choi. A wonderfully refreshing & aromatic dish! Add chicken or fish £2.00 supplement

£9.95

SWEETS

Gabes Banana Delight

Sliced banana with a creamy caramel and chocolate hazelnut sauce on a bed of toasted brioche. Finished with delicious vanilla pod ice cream. Yum!

£4.95

Cheesecake of the Day

Everything you imagine a cheesecake to be. Creamy, rich, delicious and velvety smooth. Check our Sweet Board for details.

£4.95

Fruit Crumble and Homemade Vanilla Pod Custard

Oven baked fruit finished with smooth, homemade custard. Check our Sweet Board for details.

£4.95

Rich Dark Chocolate & Almond Brownie

Served warm and accompanied with vanilla ice cream.

£4.25

HOME BAKING

Delicious Carrot Cake

Sweet and moist spiced cake, full of grated carrot, covered in cream cheese icing.

£2.25

Scone

Served with generous helping of butter & jam.

£1.75

Flapjacks

A premium handmade flapjack combining the softness of whole oats and golden syrup.

£1.25

Tasty Lemon Drizzle Cake G/F

A lovely lemon cake with a tangy lemon drizzle topping.

£2.25

Rich Dark Chocolate & Almond Brownie

Decadently rich and perfectly satisfying.

£2.25

SIDE ORDERS

Balsamic Glazed Med Veg

£2.95

Chunky Chips

£2.95

Chunky Sweet Potato Chips

£2.95

House Side Salad

£2.95

PIZZA

Classic Margherita

Simple but delicious! Why not add your own choice of toppings from our list?

9inch £7.50 12inch £8.50

Caprino

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables, creamy goats cheese & fresh peppery Rocket.

9inch £9.50 12inch £10.50

Polpette

Homemade spicy Italian meatballs complimented with spinach and Parmesan.

9inch £9.50 12inch £10.50

Pollo

Tender chicken roasted with fresh rosemary and garlic, finisher with tasty chargrilled asparagus.

9inch £9.50 12inch £10.50

II Padrino

Chorizo, black pudding and wilted spinach topped with a lightly fried free-range egg.

9inch £9.50 12inch £10.50

EXTRA TOPPINGS

Mozzarella cheese, sweetcorn, caramelised onion, garlic mushrooms, spinach, rocket.

£0.50

EXTRA TOPPINGS

Chicken, smoked bacon, roasted med veg, asparagus, Spanish chorizo, slow roasted duck.

£1.00

LUNCHTIME SPECIALS

Fantastic Fillet Steak Sandwich - GABES FAVOURITE!

Thinly sliced juicy FILLET STEAK in a beautiful creamy mushroom tarragon, garlic & mustard sauce. Served on a roasted ciabatta with hand-cut chunky chips & a fresh herb side salad.

£9.95

Succulent Thai Beef Sandwich

Succulent and tender slow braised beef in a fantastic, coconut, lemongrass, chilli & Thai spiced sauce. Served on a toasted ciabatta and topped with a plum and red onion jam. Accompanied by hand-cut chunky chips and a fresh herb salad.

£9.95

TEA AND COFFEE

Latte

Milk is added to a double or triple shot of espresso with a thin layer of foam to keep in the heat.

£2.00 (Reg.) £2.60 (Lge.)

Cappuccino

A rich espresso coffee topped with frothed milk.

£2.00 (R) £2.60 (L)

Macchiato

A single shot of espresso, seriously strong with a dash of hot or cold milk.

£1.60

Espresso

A single shot of coffee, rich but smooth the ultimate way to kick-start your day.

£1.60 (R) £1.80 (L)

Americano

Espresso added to hot water to produce a fine black coffee.

£1.90 (R) £2.50 (L)

Shot of flavoured syrup

Hazelnut, Vanilla, coconut, gingerbread or Caramel

45p

Mocha

A fabulous mix of espresso, hot chocolate and hot milk producing the ultimate indulgence.

£2.10 (R) £2.80 (L)

Hot Chocolate

Steamed milk and chocolate powder mixed together to produce a rich creamy experience.

£1.90 (R) £2.50 (L)

Tea

£1.25

Selection of Herbal Teas

£1.50

SOFT DRINKS

Coke / Diet Coke

£2.00

Irn Bru / Diet Irn Bru

£1.80

San Pellegrino Orange / Lemon

£2.00

Fentimans Ginger Beer

£2.00

Fentimans Cherry Cola

£2.00

Still Water

£1.80

Sparkling Water

£1.80

Fresh Orange

£1.80

Fresh Apple Juice

£1.80

Soda&Lime

£1.80

Homemade Milkshakes

£2.95

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