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Lunch Menu

A la Carte Menu

Party Menu


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Available from 1st December to 23rd December

 Lunch time £25.95 per head Tuesday to Saturday

Dinner £32.95 per head Tuesday to Thursday

Dinner £35.95 per head Friday to Saturday


Home made minestrone soup (v)

Smoked mackerel pate served with garlic ciabatta bread  

Grilled goats cheese served with a red onion, poached pear and beetroot compote (v)

Smoked Parma ham with a medley of apple, celery, mayonnaise and walnut salad

Fresh steamed mussels with white wine, shallots, herbs, garlic and cream

Deep fried brie served with cranberry sauce (v)

Fresh Asparagus and smoked salmon salad served with aioli sauce

Avocado, mozzarella and tomato salad (v)

Prawn and crab fishcake served with garlic mayonnaise

Main Courses

Roast breast of turkey with sage and onion stuffing, bacon rolls, chipolata sausages and red wine  gravy

Braised shank of lamb with balsamic, onion and red wine jus served with mash potatoes

Ravioli paesana, fresh pasta parcels filled with goat’s cheese and dried tomato with a tomato, mushroom and cream sauce (v)

Fillet of sea bass with Crayfish tails and garlic sauce

Pan fried duck breast with a marrow and orange marmalade and Cointreau sauce

Sirloin steak cooked to your liking with pepper corn sauce

Pollo farcita, chicken breast stuffed with apricot, stilton cheese and glazed with a cream, bacon and marsala wine sauce

Risotto casarecia, rice cooked with asparagus, roasted red peppers, saffron, oregano, spring onion, garlic and cream (v)

Penne mare misti served with butter beans, pesto, calamari, spring onion, mixed herbs, garlic, tomato and cream sauce

All main courses are served with a selection of fresh vegetables & potatoes


Raspberry and white chocolate cheese cake, a blend of mascarpone cheese, white chocolate, set on a biscuit base served with raspberry compote     

 Vanilla panna cotta, a light but creamy cooked cream served with mango sauce  

Rich Neapolitan ice cream served with hot butterscotch sauce

Cheese platter, cheddar, dolce latte cheese, white stilton served with celery, grapes, apple and biscuits

Steamed syrup pudding served with creamy custard

Christmas pudding and brandy sauce

Tia mia tiramisù, layers of sponge fingers soaked in coffee and Tia maria liqueur, mascarpone cheese dusted with cocoa powder


Coffee or tea with chocolatini

(V) suitable for vegetarians

Christmas Menu available from 1st December to 23rd December

If you have any special dietary requirements, please inform a member of staff

The full A la Carte Menu will also be available alongside the Christmas Fayre Menu for these dates

Confirmation: we require a £10.00 (non-refundable) deposit per head, on the Christmas Menu

The team at Ristorante Favoloso would like to pass heartfelt thanks to you all for your custom throughout the year and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Christmas Eve - Closed all day

Christmas Day - Closed all day

Boxing Day - Closed all day

         2-4 Balkerne Passage, Colchester, Essex CO1 1PA          Tel : 01206 549080
Lunch: Tuesday to Friday  12 - 2pm (last orders)

Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday   6pm - 10pm (last orders)

Ristorante Favoloso is closed on Sundays and Mondays