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

Potato Pave
A terrine of potato with leek puree and crispy smoked bacon

Crispy Fried Egg
Presented on sweet potato and Clonakilty black pudding
with mustard seed dressing

Chorizo & Manchego Cheese
Served on rocket leaves and tear drop peppers and hazelnut oil

Mackerel & Tomato Escabeche
Steamed fillet of mackerel marinated in cider vinegar
with tomatoes and spring onions

Stuffed Mushrooms
Filled with Cheddar cheese, wrapped in bacon and
glazed with mustard mayonnaise

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

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


Chicken Champignon
Breast of chicken presented on mature cheddar mash
with wild mushrooms and red wine jus

Gressingham Duck Breast
Pan fried served with sticky basmati rice and oriental sauce

Moroccan Spiced Lamb
Oven baked loin of lamb marinated in herbs and spices
with harissa roasted aubergine

Tornado of Beef
Topped with leek & Roquefort cheese soufflé with creamed horseradish and beef reduction

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

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

Fish Selection

Salmon Delice
Crisp seared boneless fillet of salmon presented on pappardelle pasta with chilli, garlic, prawns & peccorino cheese

Seabass Fillets
Drizzled with lemon oil, served on spring vegetables,
parma ham and taramasalata

Smoked Fish Filo Parcel
Crisp filo pastry filled with smoked haddock, salmon and halibut
served on creamed leeks and red wine jus

Vegetarian Selection

Creamy Vegetable Risotto
Infused with garlic, saffron & peccorino cheese

Pan Fried Halloumi Cheese
Presented on harissa roasted aubergine with tomatoes & garlic

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

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

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.