Fitzwilliam College Formal Dining

Formal Dining

Enjoy a delicious meal in our spectacular Dining Hall. Our award-winning chefs take great pride in the creation and execution of their dishes. Join us for a 3- or 4-course lunch or dinner. Drinks receptions can be arranged beforehand in the College gardens to make a truly memorable occasion.

Dining menu

We are proud of our reputation for excellent catering and fine dining. Our skilled chefs will help you choose (if required) and will prepare a meal to our high standards. Our friendly and professional service staff will ensure that your event is relaxed and enjoyable. We have several rooms to choose from to suit the size of your group.

Hire of the room for dining
(a surcharge of £395.00 may be applied to the Dining Hall during term time or where exclusive use is required)
White linen tablecloths
White linen napkins (or crested Fitzwilliam)
Printed menu cards 1:3
Waiter service
Candles (with dinner)
Fresh seasonal vegetables as part of main dish
Freshly brewed Fairtrade coffee and after-dinner mints

Additional:
Flowers (price on request)
Printed place cards -  55p pp
Seating plan - £35.00

Final numbers (and menu choices) for dinners/lunches are required 10 working days in advance. The final account is based upon this number unless it has been exceeded. Within the prices we have allowed for dinner to start up to 20:00 and finish by 23:00.
Dinners starting later than this might be subject to a surcharge.

We can organise a pre-dinner drinks reception in the College gardens (weather permitting), or in one of the Upper Halls (subject to availability).

All prices are subject to VAT at the current rate.
Please ask about allergen information (V = Suitable for vegetarians, VG = Suitable for vegans and vegetarians)

Pan fried pigeon breast with black pudding croquette, sprouting broccoli and fenland carrot purée

Beetroot and chilli bean steak with tofu croquette, sprouting broccoli and fenland carrot purée (V)

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Grilled bass with artichoke purée, pancetta, watercress, and tomato flesh

Shiitake mushroom and cheese fritter, artichoke purée and crisp, watercress and tomato flesh (V)

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Glazed pork belly, pea velouté, new season carrots with potato purée, Parma ham truffle jus

Glazed tofu, pea velouté, new season carrots with potato purée, with mushrooms and truffle jus (VG)

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Feather blade of beef with sautéed spinach, wild mushroom salad and carrot purée and wholegrain mustard croquettes

Vegetable and goat’s cheese rotolo with sautéed spinach, wild mushroom salad and carrot purée and wholegrain mustard croquettes (V)

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Slow cooked medium rare brisket with pink fir apple potatoes, spinach, asparagus and roasted cherry tomato salad

Grilled seitan steak, with pink fir apple potatoes, spinach, asparagus and roasted cherry tomato salad (VG)

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Baked chicken breast with charred baby gem, crispy pancetta and anchovy dressing

Baked white bean cake with charred baby gem, crispy rice and lentil dressing (VG)

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Duck breast with pearl barley, braised fennel, rocket and red wine reduction

Pressed jack fruit with pearl barley, braised fennel, rocket and red wine reduction (VG)

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Baked and stuffed poussin, potato and vegetable salad with a herb and cherry tomato dressing

Baked quorn stuffed red onion, potato and vegetable salad with a herb and cherry tomato dressing (V)

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Cod loin with chorizo crust, potato purée and spiced haricot beans with spinach

Chickpea mousse, paprika and parsley crust, potato purée and spiced haricot beans with spinach (VG)

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Grilled salmon with crushed new potatoes, spring vegetable salad with herb cream

Courgette, spelt and cumin fritter with crushed new potatoes, spring vegetable salad with herb cream (V)

 

 

Warm chocolate and toffee Bakewell with cherry and almond iced parfait with black cherry gel

Lemon curd mousse with granola and blackberry sorbet

Baked yogurt with rhubarb textures

Vanilla mousse with raspberries, strawberries and scone crumb

Chocolate truffle torte, chocolate crumb with raspberries, gel and mousse

Warm orange polenta cake with marmalade and mascarpone cream

White chocolate cheesecake, strawberries and basil

Cambridge burnt cream with summer berries and shortbread finger

 

Traditional Cheese Board

(Available as an extra course for a £6.50 supplement)
Traditional cheeses served with a selection of biscuits and grapes

Speciality Cheese Board

(Available as an extra course for a £8.50 supplement)
Cheeses specially chosen by our Head Chef served with a selection of rustic breads, biscuits and fruit

Add a Glass of our House Ruby Port to a Cheese Course for £1.80 pp

 

Coffee

Fairtrade coffee and College mint chocolates

Chocolate Truffles (with coffee) - £2.60pp

Dinner After 20:00 - £2.50 pp supplement

Please note that dinner will be served promptly at the chosen time. A late dinner surcharge will be levied if dinner guests arrive late.

Bar Opening - £63.75
(if the bar would otherwise be closed otherwise no charge)

Bar Extension past 23:00 - £41.30 per hour (or part thereof)

Mobile Draught / Bottle Bar - £82.70

Wine List

All prices quoted are per bottle unless otherwise stated, and are subject to VAT at the current rate.

This wine comes from a family owned vineyard with an organic approach. It is an attractive blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, vinified in stainless steel tanks to preserve purity of fruit. Medium bodied with notes of cherry and a long, spicy finish.

France  - £13.55

Our house white is from Luberon. The vines from this appellation are planted on the clay and gravel soils of the Luberon hills. The wine shows a nose of fruit and white flowers. The mouth is soft on notes of hazelnuts and peaches.

France  - £15.30
Fitzwilliam Champagne 12% - France £32.50

Assembled from the pinot noir, pinot chardonnay and pinot meuniѐr cépage by a family grower who has achieved recognition for high quality champagnes. Very well balanced.

Fitzwilliam Cava 11.5% - Spain £19.05

This extra Brut cava is produced by dedicated, professional growers whose vineyard is located in 'Vilafranca del Penedѐs', the premier region in Spain for the production of sparkling wine, not far from Barcelona. It is pale yellow in colour with a fine delicate bouquet.

Prosecco Sant’Orsola Brut, Veneto, 11% - Italy £21.70

A crisp, light and extremely refreshing aperitif from Northern Italy

Chapel Down Century Extra Dry NV 12% - Kent, England £29.60

Crisp acidity balances the sweetness and brings out notes of apple, elderflower and hawthorn. Slightly sweeter in style. A great alternative to Prosecco but very English.

Pinot Grigio Rosé, Villa Garducci, Veneto, 12% - Italy £15.30

Light salmon pink in colour, with a lovely blend of raspberry and stone fruit flavours.

Sancerre, Domaine Jean & Michel Naudet, Loire Valley, 13%
Sauvignon Blanc - France £27.80

Crisp, fruity and with a lovely mineral finish. Made by a small but multi award winning grower

Apaltagua Gran Verano Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley, 12.5%
Sauvignon Blanc - Chile £13.15

Fresh and fruity sauvignon blanc, with flavours of citrus fruits and green apple

Viognier, Domaine Durban, Vaucluse, Rhone Valley, 13%
Grapes: Viognier - France £20.90

Smooth, rounded and full of floral, aromatic fruit flavours, which are great with spicy food

Torea ‘Oystercatcher’ Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 13%
Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand £21.80

A mouthful of the famous New Zealand Sauvignon flavours of gooseberry and tropical fruit

Chateau Pontac, Loupiac, Bordeaux 13.5%
Grapes: Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc - France £21.80

The most full flavoured and deep coloured of the 3 dessert wines, with orange marmalade flavours

Vintages are subject to change

Apaltagua Reserva Pinot Noir, Curico Valley, 14%
Pinot Noir - Chile £13.15

Silky and smooth Pinot Noir from a multi award winning winery, with delicate red fruit flavours

Fleurie - Domaine Bouroniere - Beaujolais, Gamay 12.5% - France £21.79

Light, juicy and packed with red fruit flavours of strawberry and cherry - classic Beaujolais

Chapel Down - Union Red 2015 12% - Kent, England £24.25

Aromas of damson, blackberry jam and vanilla oak. A light red wine which shows the freshness and delicacy of fruit from England

Apaltagua Gran Verano Merlot, Central Valley, 14%
Merlot - Chile £15.75

Smooth and juicy merlot flavours, with excellent structure and length on the palate

Rioja Crianza, Mindiarte, Rioja Alta, 13.5%
Tempranillo - Spain £20.90

A classic Crianza, with soft and earthy flavours of red and black fruits

Vintages are subject to change

Fitzwilliam Events Formal Dining

“Everything about the day was excellent – the staff, the arrangements, the food and the venue – thank you so much to all the Fitz staff for making it special!” Richard Saady