Dining at Grimstock Country House

Esquires Restaurant serves locally sourced and freshly prepared food. Our award winning chef and his team offer an an ‘A la carte’ menu, all served in our restaurant with views over the garden. Our restaurant is open to non-residents and we are a popular choice for dining for special occasions.

Enjoy drinks in our Bar and Warwick Lounge before being escorted to your table in our restaurant. Your food and drinks will all be served to you by our attentive staff. After dinner drinks and tea or coffee can be enjoyed at your table or in the Warwick Lounge. Please call us for more details or to book a table.

The restaurant is open every day for lunch (12-2pm) except Saturdays, and every evening from 6.30pm (last orders at 9.15pm)

Contact us to book your table

Sunday lunch (12-2pm every Sunday)

Enjoy Sunday lunch with all the trimmings. A choice of starters,specially selected meats, and an option to include desserts and coffee.

£14.90 for adults (starter & main course),

£10.90 for children (starter & main course)

Special menus

Looking for somewhere special to celebrate Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, New Year or Christmas?

We offer specially created menus to celebrate these events.

Please look at the special occasions page for our latest menu.

Exclusive dining

The restaurant and function rooms can be reserved for christenings, birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations. A choice of menus are available from buffet to a la Carte. Simply call us and we’ll help plan your event.

For sensitive events such as gatherings following a funeral or memorial, our Manager Hilary is here to help you decide on the most appropriate arrangements to mark the occasion.

A La Carte - sample menu


Soup of the Day
Served with home baked bread

Stuffed Mushrooms
Filled with cheddar cheese, wrapped in smoked bacon,
glazed with mustard mayonnaise

Carpaccio of Beef
Served with rocket salad, shavings of parmesan and sweet & sour onions

Smoked Haddock Croquette
With spiced red cabbage slaw, baby coriander and lemon oil

Home Cured Salmon
Dressed with pickled cucumber, wasabi mayonnaise
and toasted sesame croutons

Baked Wedge of Somerset Brie
Wrapped in filo served with salad leaves, almonds and fig chutney

King Prawn Cocktail
Coated in a rich seafood mayonnaise,
garnished with boiled egg and granary slice

House Salad
Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, smoked cheddar,
beetroot, croutons & boiled egg


Buttermilk Chicken
Topped with smoked bacon crumbs, parmesan shavings,
parsley and garlic sauce

Slow cooked Shoulder of Lamb
Served with tomato & feta gratin, aubergine puree and green beans

Tenderloin of Pork
Presented on sage mash, black pudding crumbs and fennel roasted carrots

Tornado of Beef
With a creamy fricassee of ox kidney,
topped with a feuilletage of puff pastry

Beef Stroganoff
Served in a creamy mushroom garlic & paprika sauce with rice

Fish Selection

Pan Seared Salmon
Accompanied by wilted pok choi, oriental dressing and sesame fritter

Fillet of Seabass
Presented on scallop potatoes and peas ala francaise

Fritto Misto
Lightly seasoned with fennel flour,
deep fried and served on parsley mash with lemon aioli

Vegetarian Selection

Creamy Vegetable Curry
Served with rice and naan bread

Tagliatelle Pasta
Served in a rustic smoky spiced tomato sauce

Food Allergies & Intolerances
Please speak to our staff about ingredients in your meal when making your order

From the Char-grill

8oz Fillet Steak
Served with sautéed mushrooms and onions

8oz Sirloin Steak
Served with sautéed mushrooms and onions

Gourmet Burger
Homemade gourmet burger served on toasted brioche
with Monterey cheese and gherkins
Served with chunky chips

Side Orders

Selection of vegetables & potatoes of the day

French Fries or Sauté Potatoes

Food Allergies & Intolerances
Please speak to our staff about the ingredients in your meal when making your order


Greek Salad
Provencal green olives, feta cheese, tomato, onion,
assorted peppers, tossed with crisp lettuce

Mixed Salad
Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion and celery
dressed with vinaigrette

Rocket and Parmesan Salad
With rocket leaves sprinkled with parmesan shavings,
garlic croutons, served with or without bacon


A Selection of freshly prepared sweets

Cheese Platter
A selection of English and Continental Cheeses

Fresh Filter Coffee
Fresh filter coffee, decaffeinated coffee or tea

Liqueur Coffee

Food Allergies & Intolerances
Please speak to our staff about the ingredients in your meal when making your order

Please note that this is a sample menu, and content and pricing does change from time to time depending om seasons and market availability.

Sunday Lunch - sample menu

Sample Sunday Luncheon Served between 12.00- 2.00

Adult Starter & Main £14.90 Child Starter & Main £10.90

Home Made Soup of The Day
Poached Salmon and Prawns bound with a tangy Marie-Rose sauce Garlic sautéed chestnut mushrooms on a crisp crouton
Baked chicken and leek pastry parcel with salad leaves and tomato vinaigrette

Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and traditional roast gravy
Roast breast of Meriden Turkey with chipolata sausage and sage seasoning Roast Pork with confit apple, crisp crackling and sausage stuffing Lightly grilled fillets of Sea bass with lemon and parsley butter

Sautéed Cabbage, Bay Scented Carrots, Cauliflower Cheese
Roast Potatoes and boiled New Potatoes

Selection of Homemade Sweets £3.80

Fresh Filter Coffee or Tea from £2.20

Wine List - sample menu


Touraine Sauvignon
A Crisp Dry White Wine, With a Grassy, Citrusy Character.

Sancerre, Les Pierres Blanches
A well structured White Wine, With a Stony, Leafy Green Fruit Aroma.

Chablis, J Moreau
A Steely Dry with a hint of Green in Colour, like all fine Chablis, the Fruit is balanced by a Crisp Acidity.

Macon Lugny
A fresh Crisp, Zesty, Unoaked Chardonnay.


Cotes du Rhone, Vidal Fleury
A Medium Bodied Red Wine, which has warm Spicy Flavour on the Nose and Palate.

Beaujolais Villages, Combe Aux Jarques, Louis Jadot
A Full Bodied, more Traditional style of Beaujolais.

Chateauneuf Du Pape, Domaine de Pere Pape
A Deep Rich Concentrated Wine with a Fine Flavour and a Warm Satisfying Finish.

Nuits-St George, Louis Jadot
A Fairly Hefty Red Burgundy whose Fruit is underpinned by Ripe Chewy Tannins.

Morgan, Pascal Clement
Quite a serious Red Burgundy whose Fruit is underpinned by Ripe Heavy Tannins.


Pinot Grigio, Inycon Sicilia
A well-rounded White Wine with Ripe Fruit Flavours.

Dino Chardonnay
Rich and fruity, with hints of red apple and peach. Clean, dry finish.

New Zealand Villa Maria Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Zippy and Herbaceous on the nose, with a Bite of Vibrant Acidity on the Palate.

Germany Piesporter Michelsberg
A Crisp and Refreshing Mosel Wine.

South Africa Millstream Chenin Blanc
Light and Fresh with an Attractive Quince and Pear Character.


Seppelt Shiraz
Medium Bodied with Intense Fruit Flavours, Balanced by a Mild Oak Influence.

This Brick Red Wine has a complex Woody Nose with a Lingering Flavour of Liquorice on the Palate.

Trapiche Malbec
A Deep Red Wine with Violet Hues. Sweet Aromas of Blackberries and Plums with an Elegant Touch of Smoke and Vanilla.


Rose D’Anjou Bougrier
A Refreshing, Delicate Rose with a Hint of Cherries on the Palate.


Laurent Perrier
Predominantly Crisp Green Apples and Citrus Flavours. Memorable for its Freshness and Finesse.

Moet and Chandon: Brut Imperial
Dry and Fresh with a Soft Fruity Flavour – for that Special Occasion.

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin
Full Bodied, Firm Flavoured Dry Champagne.

Asti Spumante Santero
Grapey, Medium Sweet Italian Sparkling Wine.

Aimery Rose
Delicate Aromas of Nectarine with a hint of Brioche. A Fruity Palate with Biscuity and Buttery Flavours.

A Crisp and Dry Sparkling Wine with an Elegant, Fresh and Fruity Bouquet.