La Bontà

Restaurant

Restaurant menu

A culinary heaven on the outskirts of Essex and Hertfordshire 

(For takeaways see collection menu on homepage)

Chef's Specials

Antipasti


Foie gras alle mele £18
Duck foie gras medallions served with caramelised apple in port wine sauce

Secondi


Filetto Rosini £45
Prime British beef tenderloin and foie gras in chianti sauce served with oyster mushrooms and roast potatoes

Dolce


Binge chocolato £8
Homemade custard filled profiteroles served with hot dark chocolate sauce

Brunch Menu

(12:00-17:00)


Eggs Florentine £9.50
Two Poached eggs & fresh spinach served on english muffin and topped with homemade hollandaise sauce (v) 

Eggs Benedict £9.50
Two Poached eggs & cooked ham served on english muffin and topped with homemade hollandaise sauce

Scrambled eggs and avocado  £11
Scrambled eggs served with avocado guacamole and toasted ciabatta bread (v)

 Mozzarella Caprese  £10.50
Buffalo mozzarella with cherry tomatoes and rocket salad with pesto dressing (v)

Butternut squash soup  £8.50
Butternut squash, carrot & ginger cream served with herbed croutons (v)  

Gnocchi in bolognese sauce £12
Homemade potato gnocchi in beef and pork ragu in bolognese sauce

Ravioli ricotta £12
Homemade ricotta and spinach ravioli in parmesan, sage and butter sauce (v)

Roasted chicken £14.50
Half roasted herbed chicken, served with roast potatoes, mashed peas and carrots

Roasted beef tenderloin £17
Roasted beef tenderloin with rosemary sauce, served with sauteed potatoes, and carrots
 

Apple cake £5
Homemade baked apple cake served with white chocolate sauce (v)
 

Antipasti

Burrata e pomodorini £12

Burrata mozzarella served with cherry tomatoes 

Insalata di indivie pere e gorgonzola £10 
Chicory salad with pear and gorgonzola cheese served in grain mustard dressing (gf)

Crostini misti £10

A selection of crostini with tomato, chicken liver pate, mushrooms, mozzarella & anchovies 

Antipasto toscano £17

A selection of Tuscan cured meats and fine cheeses served with olives & bruschetta 

Calamari freschi e fagioli £16

Squid stew in white wine sauce & garlic served with cannellini beans

Gamberi e avocado £17

Lightly spiced prawns served with avocado salad

Crema di patate e prosciutto di parma £10 
Potatoes and leek cream soup served with taleggio croutons and parma ham
 

Pasta

Paccheri ai pomodorini e ricotta stagionata £14 
Pasta Paccheri in cherry tomato sauce topped with seasoned ricotta

 

Spaghetti carbonara £14

Traditional spaghetti carbonara with eggs, bacon, parmesan & black pepper

Pappardelle al ragù di filetto di manzo £18
Homemade pappardelle pasta with beef tenderloin & oyster mushroom ragu, parmesan shavings 

Tagliolini neri ai frutti di mare £18

Blank inked homemade tagliolini in seafood ragu 

Tortelli al salmone e scampi £18

Homemade tortelli with smoked salmon served with butter lemon sauce & langoustine


Risotto mantecato provola affumicata e noci £18
Risotto vialone nano with smoked mozzarella and walnuts

Secondi

Saltimbocca di pollo £22
Chicken breast with sage and Parma Ham in white wine sauce served with roasted potatoes & sauteed pak choi
 

Coscia di anatra con verdure £22
Duck leg casserole with aromatic vegetables and roasted garlic mashed potatoes and buttered green beans 
 

Filetto di manzo al vino rosso £35
Prime British tenderloin fillet in red wine sauce with roasted potatoes & asparagus  (gf)

Entrecote alla griglia £30

Grilled prime beef ribeye in balsamic dressing served with sauteed broccoli & rosemary new potatoes  (gf)
 

Sogliola alla Mugnaia £27

Lemon Sole fillet in butter sauce with organic spinach and steamed baby potatoes

 

Zuppa di pesce £27

Fish soup with sea bass, mussels, octopus, calamari, clams & langoustine served with garlic croutons

 

 

Pizza

 

Pizza verde £16 "Special"

Basil pesto base, fior di latte mozzarella, asparagus, zucchini, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, fresh spinach (v) 

Margherita £12
Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella & fresh basil (v)

Salamino piccante £13.50

Tomato, fiordilatte mozzarella with spicy Italian Salami

Funghi £12,50

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella & Champignon Mushrooms (v)

Prosciutto £14

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with imported Italian Cooked Ham

 

Speck e mascarpone £17 

Fior di latte mozzarella, lighlty smoked ham & mascarpone cheese

 

Parma rucola e parmiggiano £17

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with Parma Ham, Rocket and Parmesan 

Napoli £12.50

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with Anchovies & Capers

Capricciosa £16

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with Cooked Ham, Artichokes, Taggia Olives & Mushrooms

Quattro formaggi £15

Four cheeses pizza with mozzarella fior di latte, gorgonzola, taleggio and smoked provola (v)

Gamberi £17

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with Shrimps, Garlic & Fresh Chilli, topped with rocket

Pizza tonno £17

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella, tuna, cherry tomatoes & red onions

Calzone £17

Stuffed pizza with Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with Cooked Ham & Mushrooms

Verdure £14

Fior di latte mozzarella with zucchini, Artichokes, Eggplant & topped with fresh Spinach (v)

Salsiccia e cipolla £14

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with Tuscan Sausage & Red Onion

 

Nduja £16

Fior di latte mozzarella, super spicy Calabrian Salami, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil Pesto & Parmesan 

Funghi tartufati £15

Fior di latte mozzarella, Mascarpone, wild Mushrooms with Truffle oil (v)

Grande garlic £10 

Fior di latte mozzarella, Garlic & rosemary (v)

 

Piccola pizza £8.50 

Margherita, Garlic or Nutella (v)

 

Vegan cheese now available

 

Dolci

 

Semifreddo alle fragole £8

Vanilla parfait served with caramelized strawberries

 

Crostatina ai lamponi £9

 Almond raspberry tart topped with homemade hazelnut ice-cream

 

 Cassata di gelato £8
Pistachio, strawberry and vanilla ice cream layered cassata with ricotta (v)

 

Tiramisu £7

 Mascarpone cream with lady fingers dipped in coffee
 

Mousse al cioccolato £8.50
Belgian dark chocolate mousse served with cherry sauce & gold leaf
 

Tartufini al cioccolato £9

Homemade chocolate truffles served with chocolate sauce, fresh strawberries & butter cookies

For allergies & intolerances please ask staff when ordering 
 

Menu is subject to change 

Drinks Menu

 

      Aperitivo   

      

Kir Royal £12

Prosecco  with Creme de Cassis 

Rossini £9

Prosecco with fresh strawberries

Negroni N10 £10.50

Campari, Tanqueray n10, Antica Formula Vermouth 

Aperol Spritz £9.50 

Aperol with prosecco 

Hugo Spritz £9.50 

Prosecco, elderflower, mint & soda 

Garibaldi £8.50

Pressed Clementines, Campari

Gin & Tonics (gin 50ml) 

 

Bombay Sapphire £9

with lemon, cardamom, lime & Fever-tree Indian Tonic 

Tanqueray N10 £13

 with orange zest, mint, lemon Fever-tree Indian Tonic 

Hendricks £9

with cucumber, mint & Fever-tree Mediterranean tonic 

Gin Mare £11

with basil, mango chips, rosemary & Fever tree Mediterranean tonic 

Monkey 47 £15.50

with lemon zest, grapefruit, star anise & Fever-tree elderflower tonic 

Malfy £9

with lime, cardamom, & Fever-tree Mediterranean tonic

William Chase Grapefruit £12

with grapefruit slice, lemon, lime & Fever-tree tonic 

Martin Miller £10

with basil, strawberry, grapefruit & Fever-tree elderflower tonic 

 

Seasonal Cocktails

Clover Club £10

Bombay Gin, fresh Raspberry syrup and fresh lemon

Flamingo £10.50

Gin, Vodka, Rum, Passion fruit syrup, Passoa & cranberry

Four Season £10

Hennessy Cognac, Strawberry syrup, Luxardo Maraschino & Elderflower tonic

Passion fruit Mojito £10

Classic Bacardi Mojito, fresh lime, Passoa and Passion fruit syrup

                                          

                      Classic cocktails                         

                                     

                                       Breakfast Martini £10.50                                           

Tanqueray 10 gin, Cointreau, fresh lemon & orange marmalade

Margarita £9.50

Tequila, Cointreau & lime

Hemingway Daiquiri £10.50

Bacardi Rum, Luxardo Maraschino, fresh grapefruit & lime juice                        

Mojito £9.50

Classic Bacardi Mojito

Pornstar Martini £10

Ketel Vodka, Passoa, passion fruit syrup & pineapple 

Espresso Martini £9.50

Vodka, kahlua, syrup, espresso

Cosmopolitan £9.50

Vodka, Cointreau, Cranberry & lime

 

Beer

Moretti 330 ml £4.50

Peroni Nastro Azzurro £4.50

Peroni Red £4.90

 

Soft Drinks & Juices

Acqua Panna Still 750ml £4.50 1L £5.50 

San Pellegrino Sparkling 500ml £3.90 750ml £4.90 

Coke, Coke zero, Sprite, Fanta 330 ml £2.85 

Apple, Orange, Peach, Apricot Juice 250ml £3

 

Coffee

Espresso £2

Double espresso £2.80

Americano £2.85

Classic cappuccino, Tea £2.50

Flat white £2.70

Latte £2.90

Hot Chocolate £3

Mocha £3.20

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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