Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Brief 5 - The New Conservatory

The New Conservatory is a cute basement cafe bar serving food and entertainment by the shed load. During the day and through to the evening this place is nice to come and relax have a drink or grab something to eat. Inside are walls and walls of books that you can pick up and read at your leisure, or you can also play pool or listen to a live band during the evening and through to the night. This cafe bar is full of character history and personality and I believe it could be the next hot spot in Leeds. I think it just lacks a strong brand identity and knowledge of its whereabouts. Designing a menu and working with the brand identity could help put it on the map. Giving the menu more personality that reflects that of the building itself I think is much needed. Also food incentives like specials and steak thursdays for example could help to bring more people there.

Main Menu

Dishes for Sharing

Warm Ciabatta
served with balsamic oil (v) £2.95

Mixed Olives
with peppers and onions, marinated in Spanish Alinon oil £2.95

The Sampler
Fried brie, goat's cheese bruschetta, beef burgers, calamari, chicken satay skewers and tempura prawns £12.95

Mezze Platter
Traditional Greek dips, olives, tzatziki, humous, filo pastry parcel, feta cheese, pita bread and mixed leaf salad, served with balsamic dressing £10.95

The New Conservatory Cheese Board
A selection of local and not-so-local cheeses served with home-made chutneys, celery, seasonal fruit and crackers £6.45

Meat Antipasti
A selection of continental meats, olives and buffalo mozzarella, served with a mixed leaf salad, warm ciabatta and balsamic dressing £9.95

Soup of the day
Home-made from the freshest ingredients and served with crusty bread and butter £3.50

Starters & Smaller Dishes

Prawn & Crayfish Tower
Juicy prawns and crayfish served with Marie-rose, mixed leaf, avocado and bread and butter £5.95

Brussels Paté
Pork liver paté served with apple and cider chutney, melba toast and mixed leaf salad £4.95

Goat's Cheese Bruschetta
Creamy goat's cheese, red onion, tomato and fresh basil set on lightly toasted ciabatta finished with mixed leaf and balsamic dressing (v) £5.45

Deep fried calamari on a fresh salad, served with a lemon and garlic dip £5.45

Chicken Satay Skewers
Marinated with a Thai sauce, served with a Satay dip, finished with cucumber and lime £5.95

Main Courses & Larger Dishes

Home-made Pie of the Day
Home-made pie served with seasonal vegetables, mash potato and rich thick gravy £7.95

Chicken Bundle
Grilled breast of chicken, stuffed with smoked applewood cheese, wrapped in bacon, served with mash potato and finished with a whole grain mustard sauce £11.95

Curry of the Day
Fresh home-made curry served with basmati rice and a garlic naan
(v) Vegetable £7.95
Chicken £8.95
King Prawn £9.95

A Duo of Stuffed Peppers
Peppers stuffed with an ensemble of Mediterranean vegetables, fresh herbs and cous cous, topped with grilled feta (v) £7.95

10oz Sirloin Steak
Locally sourced 10oz sirloin, cooked to your liking and served with a flat mushroom, chunky cut chips and mixed leaf salad £14.95

Sausage & Mash
A trio of locally sourced sausages set on creamy mashed potato and finished with rich onion gravy £9.95

8oz Beefburger
Locally sourced minced beef burger bound with mixed spices, grilled to your liking and served with chunky cut chips £6.95

Make it yours with a sauce of your choice, dianne, pepper or blue cheese £2.00ea

Make it your own with a choice of toppings: cheddar, goat's cheese, fried egg, brie, bacon,blue cheese, mushrooms, beef chilli, fried onions £1.00ea

Tender minced beef, mixed herbs, garlic and tomatoes layered between fresh sheets of lasagne and finished with a creamy béchamel sauce, served with a salad garnish £8.95

Fish & Chips
Hand beer-battered haddock fillet served with chunky cut chips, garden peas and finished with a wedge of lemon £9.95

Thai Fish Cakes
Salmon and Crab fish cakes served on a bed of mixed leaf salad finished with a sweet chilli dressing £9.95


Chunky cut chips £2.50
Onion rings £2.50
Garlic bread £2.45
Garden salad £2.95
Fish Fingers £4.95


Greek Feta & Olive
Greek feta, olives, tomato, cucumber, red onion and crisp cos lettuce finished with a lemon herb dressing (v) £6.95

Chicken & Bacon Caesar
Warm grilled chicken breast strips, smoked bacon, croutons, cherry tomatoes and crisp cos lettuce, finished with Parmesan and Caesar dressing £8.95

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