Dining

 

Dining at the Chatham Masonic Hall

This has to be is one of the best decisions that you can opt for if you are booking a venue here. All we can say is that the food is delicious and very good value, a hidden gem in Chatham. But now that we are featured on Tripadvisor and the reviews speak for themselves, we may not be hidden for much longer!

The Centre caters for functions as well as special themed events such as Gourmet Evenings with an excellent and extensive menu, set meals or carveries. For less formal or casual dining we also offer finger buffets and hot buffet suppers. For  a choice of venues please look at the Venues Page to see which one suits your function best.

If however you have a special dining request which is not on the menu, the Centre will endeavour to accommodate your wishes. Please feel free to discuss your requirements, Chef would be happy to assist. Please email the Centre Manager, Ian or call 07905 222702 with your suggestions.

The Current Menu

Prices on application:

Menu Choices

Masonic à la Carte
Set Menus
Alternative Set Menus 1
Alternative Set Menus 2
Alternative Set Menus 3

PLEASE NOTE
At least two weeks notice is required for the menu choice.
Approximate numbers, Open times, Meeting start time, Dinner sit down time, to be given 1 week before the meeting
Final numbers and a seating plan to be confirmed 48 hours before the meeting along with any special dietary requirements.

Masonic Menu

INCLUDES – Roll or French Bread, Coffee or Tea and Cheese and Biscuits

Soups

Country Vegetable,
Spring Vegetable,
Tomato, Leek and Potato,
Minestrone, Green Pea,
Mulligatawny,
Asparagus, Broccoli and Stilton,
French Onion,
Wild Mushroom,
Lentil.

Starters

Chicken and Bacon salad with Mozzarella
Grilled Feta Cheese with Smoked Bacon
Fishcakes with Tartar Sauce
Devilled Kidneys on Toast
Spicy Mushrooms on Toast
Prawn Cocktail
Duo of Fanned Melon with Ginger
Chicken, Ham and Chorizo Terrine
Farmhouse Paté with Melba Toast
The following are also offered for an additional small supplement:
Red Pepper, Aubergine and Goats Cheese Gratin
Cod or Haddock Mornay
Cod or Haddock Rarebit
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
Smoked Salmon and Mango Salad
Salmon with a Watercress Sauce

Main Courses

Homemade Steak Pies and Puddings (with either Kidney, Onion, Mushroom, or Stout)
Homemade Chicken Pie (with either Mushroom, Ham or Asparagus)
Roast Loin of Pork with Apple Sauce
Roast Chicken and Stuffing
Roast Lamb and Mint Sauce
Roast Turkey and Accompaniments
Roast Silverside of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding (Roast Sirloin of Scotch Beef for a small supplement)
Fish Pie
Honey Roasted Ham with Cumberland, Parsley or Mustard sauce
Cottage Pie
Gammon Steak with Grilled Tomato and Pineapple
Escalope of Pork
1/2 Paprika Chicken with Onions and Bacon
Chicken Chasseur
Chicken à la King
Beef Bourguignon
Beef Stew and Dumplings
Lancashire Hot Pot
Lambs Liver and Bacon
Curry and Rice (with accompaniments)
Battered Cod or Haddock
Cold Meat Salad

Potatoes

(Please choose one type)
Roast, New, Sauté, Lyonnaise, Creamed, Colcannon, Croquettes, Parisienne

Vegetables

Country Mixed or Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables or choose two from the following:
Peas, Carrots, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Red Cabbage Broccoli, Green Beans, Swede, Sweetcorn,
Broad Beans, Baby Corn, Parsnips or Cauliflower Cheese (Small supplement).

Sweets

Pies and Crumbles with Cream or Custard
Steamed Puddings with Cream or Custard
Chocolate Profiteroles
Peach Melba
Rice Pudding with Jam
Bread and Butter Pudding with Cream
Christmas Pudding with Custard
Sherry Trifle
Fresh Fruit Salad with Cream
Toffee Roulade
Danish Apple Cake with Cream
Black Forest Gateau
Strawberry Gateau
Cherries Jubilee

Set Menus

The courses in each of the following set menus, have been chosen by Chef, to complement each other and to assist in your choice of meal. Please discuss any minor changes with Chef.

Menu A

Tomato Soup
Steak and Kidney Pie / Pudding
Creamed Potatoes
Swede and Carrot Mix and Cabbage
Fresh Fruit Salad and Cream
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee

Menu B

Minestrone Soup
Cottage Pie
New Potatoes
Carrots and Cabbage
Danish Apple Cake with Cream
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee

Menu C

Spring Vegetable Soup
Beef Stew & Dumplings
New Potatoes
Cabbage and Peas
Apple Crumble and Custard
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee

Menu D

Mushroom Soup
1/2 Paprika Chicken with Onions and Bacon
Sauté Potatoes
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables
Trio of Jelly and Fruit Topped with Cream
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee

Menu E

Fanned Melon with Ginger
Slow Roasted Belly of Pork with a Pearl Barley Stuffing
Lyonaise Potatoes
Braised Red Cabbage, Carrots and Swede
Sherry Trifle
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee

Menu F

Prawn Cocktail
Chicken à la King / Chasseur
Sauté Potatoes
Green Beans and Carrots
Apple Strudel and Cream
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee

Menu G

Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Roasted Gammon Ham with Cumberland sauce
New Potatoes
Sweetcorn and Broccoli
Tart au Citron
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee

Menu H

Chicken, Ham and Chorizo Terrine
Escalope of Pork
Sauté Potatoes
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables
Cherries Jubilee
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee

Menu I

Leek and Potato Soup
Roast Turkey and Accompaniments
Roast Potatoes
Winter Vegetables with Chestnuts
Christmas Pudding and Custard
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee

Alternate Menu 1

The following menus are all 3 course.
They do not include Cheese and biscuits (Available for a small supplement).

Menu J

Chilled Melon boat
Mixed Grill
Chips, Grilled Tomato, Peas,
Onion Rings
Artic Roll Chantilly
Coffee

Menu K

Mulligatawny Soup
8oz Sirloin Steak
Chips
Peas, Mushrooms and Grilled Tomato
Peach Melba
Coffee

Menu L

Crayfish and Mango Salad with
a sweet Chilli dressing
Beef Stroganoff
Wild Rice
Roasted Mediterranean Veg
Chocolate Profiteroles
Coffee

Alternate Menu 2

The following set menus are designed from more discerning ingredients and are therefore priced accordingly.
They do not include Cheese and biscuits (Available for a small supplement).

Menu M

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
Medallions of Pork with a Wild Mushroom Sauce
Parisienne Potatoes
Green Beans and Baby Corn
Salted Caramel Brownie
Coffee

Menu N

Feta Cheese Wrapped in Smoked Bacon
Lamb Shank on a bed of Red Cabbage
New Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Hazelnut and Honey Parfait
Coffee

Menu O

Spring vegetable soup
Roasted Mediterranean Style Loin of Cod
New Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables
Danish Apple Cake
Coffee

Alternate Menu 3

The following set menus are also designed from more discerning ingredients and are therefore priced accordingly.
They do not include Cheese and biscuits (Available for a small supplement).

Menu P

Cod Mornay
Chicken Tournedos with a
Mushroom, Sage and Lemon Sauce
Sauté Potatoes
Carrots and Broccoli
Trio of Jelly
Coffee

Menu Q

Stuffed Mushroom Gratin
Salmon en Croute
New Potatoes
Sweetcorn and Mange Tout
Panna Cotta with Fresh Fruit
Coffee

Menu R

Asparagus Soup
Highland Haggis Fillet Steak
Sauté Potatoes
Peas and Baton Mixed Vegetables
Lemon Meringue Pie
Coffee

The meals on this page are all 3 courses, but If you prefer, the sweet can be exchanged for cheese and biscuits at no extra cost.
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