A new spring food menu has been introduced at Slug and Lettuce with a focus on light and floral flavours as well as more lower-calorie options.
Part of Stonegate Pub Company, the bars have added a host of new breakfast and brunch dishes as well as new floral-themed cocktails to complement the new menu.
For breakfast, there is now a wider range of brunch dishes such as waffles served with a fruit salad, fresh fruit and yoghurt, pulled pork, and bacon and egg. New breakfast dishes for children include a boiled egg served with a battalion of soldiers, and beans on toast.
Salads for spring include a Lebanese-style chicken salad, an oak-smoked salmon salad using responsibly sourced salmon from the rivers Severn and Wye, and a new mushroom and spinach crispy filo tart served with the house salad.
Flatbread tostadas are a new feature of the menu, with fillings such as Lebanese chicken, sticky Tabasco pulled pork, and Black Forest ham with warm roasted butternut squash and Grana Padano shavings (pictured below)
With all food served until 10pm, tear-and-share poppy-seed bread crowns (pictured top) have been added for enjoying over drinks, with three choices of toppings: manchego cheese, beetroot hummus, and smoked salmon and mackerel paté.
Alongside classic children’s favourites, a new mini rack of pork ribs, and two tostada choices of ham or tomato have been added to give sophisticated alternatives to Slug and Lettuce’s younger guests.
New desserts include warm waffles, served with a choice of fresh fruit and maple syrup, and ice cream and caramel sauce.
Slug and Lettuce’s latest quarterly mini cocktail list features floral flavours such as a Lavender Martini, an Elderflower G&T, a Lemon and Ginger Mojito and the fruity gin-based Floradora, which is served in a teapot with cups and saucers.
New cocktails on the main drinks menu include the EEPU, or Early Evening Pick-Me Up, which combines vodka with Midori, cranberry juice and Red Bull, and the Grey Goose vodka signature drink, Grey Goose Le Fizz, which also includes elderflower cordial, lime juice and soda.
A Very Special Martell Hot Toddy has been added to the “Hotties” section, made with Martell VSOP cognac, vanilla syrup, lemon juice and bitters, topped up with hot water.
Slug and Lettuce’s senior brand development Manager Nicola Stuart said: “With spring just around the corner we wanted to bring the garden into our bars through our latest menus and have packed them with fresh, healthy dishes and deliciously thirst-quenching new floral-themed cocktails.”
Slug and Lettuce’s popular “Happy Mondays” promotion of 50% off food all day continues alongside a newly launched “Mid Week Meet” promotion that offers any dish from the sharing selection and a bottle of house wine for just £20.
The “Wine Time” promotion has moved to Thursdays, when all bottles of wine are priced at £11.45. Throughout Fridays and Saturdays the bars offer two-for-one cocktails at selected times while on Sundays, a promotion for families allows children to eat for just £1. Selected sites are also offering all-day brunch on Sundays too.