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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

SMOKED HADDOCK & CRISPY BACON FISHCAKES

Handmade smoked haddock, bacon & sweet potato fish cakes. Coated with a delightful toasted Stoats oats & hazelnut crumb. Served with a fantastic beetroot, orange, carrot & star anise infused jam.

£7.95

WEST COAST SCALLOPS (ngci)

Succulent pan-seared West Coast scallops served with our delightful clementine & red onion jam infused with star anise, ginger & basil. Served with crispy smoked sweet cure bacon with a sprinkle of toasted macadamia nuts and almonds.

£7.95

IBERICO PORK & CHEESY POLENTA

Succulent Iberian pork, char-grilled until med/rare, served on bed of creamy polenta with chopped hazelnuts, crispy smoked bacon and a generous handful of Provolone cheese. Topped with a sticky clementine and chorizo jam.

£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

GABES MISO SOUP

Delightful miso broth packed with fresh ginger, lime, potatoes, carrot, samphire and shitake mushrooms. Topped with deep fried ginger and toasted coconut ribbons. A warming taste of the East.

£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

SPICED PUMPKIN, CHESTNUT & MUSHROOM RISOTTO (V)

Arborio risotto rice with earthy porcini mushrooms, roasted chestnuts and roasted pumpkin. Bound with a creamy spiced pumpkin puree and an indulgent splash of white wine. Finished with cinnamon toasted pumpkin seeds, chopped pistachios, sweet potato crisps & a generous handful of tangy Provolone cheese. A hearty Autumnal dish - not just for the vegetarians!

£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 creamy parsnip & spiced pumpkin puree. Topped with our fantastic caramelised apple, pear & beetroot chutney. Served with olive oil and sea salt roasted baby potatoes, balsamic glazed roasted purple & golden beetroot, squash and sweet potatoes.

£18.95

GABES FISH PLATTER (ngci)

Delightful crispy battered sea bass fillet & shelled tiger prawns, with a zingy chilli and lime dipping sauce. Complimented with meaty pan-seared, West Coast scallops on a bed of fennel, plum & samphire salad, marinated in an orange, plum, lemongrass & star anise dressing. Finished with a wonderful sweet potato, coconut, ginger & chilli puree and homemade sweet potato crisps.

£18.50

DESSERT

GABES BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING

Layers of buttery brioche, rich raspberry jam and creamy white chocolate, soaked with homemade coconut custard and oven baked until golden. Topped with toasted almonds and served with vanilla pod custard and zingy Scottish raspberries.

£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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