Inspired by the cooking and ambience of Southern Asian and Australia, the Mess is a warm social venue with an emphasis on quality ingredients and taste. The menu is changed changed weekly with lunches served Wednesday – Friday and our popular brunches on the weekend.

Creativity flows best when you are inspired by the art of others. We hope that you will enjoy the environment and cooking at The Mess and a dining experience like none other. There are no bookings, just turn up and we will do our best to fit you in, there is always an exhibition to take in while we get you a table.

Seating outside for the summer months.  


Sample menu:

Confit of Duck Salad        £9.50
with ruby red and orange grapefruit on a
vegetable and peashoot salad topped with
coriander, mint and lemongrass

Sesame Rolled Falafel    (VG)    £9.00
Falafel rolled in toasted sesame seeds on
homemade hummus, pickled red cabbage, avocado,
sliced french radish, sundried tomatoes and lemon dressing

Israeli Breakfast Sandwich     (VT)    £8.50
Sabich – marinated roast aubergine,
tahini sauce, poached egg, mango
salsa, pickled green chilli on flat

Add spicy lamb        £3.00

Chicken Satay Toastie    (G)    £8.00
Grilled chicken breast marinated in turmeric
homemade peanut sauce, pickled cucumbers
and shallots in toasted 24 hr fermentation
bread, served with salad

Wontons         £5.50
Three port and ginger dumplings, crispy
shallots, soy sauce with spicy sambal; lemongrass
ginger and chilli dipping sauce on the side


Small Bites

Banana bread        (VT)        £4.50
Toasted and served with whipped pecan
butter and caramelised pecans

Sausage roll        £4.50
Sweet potato and spiced lamb
served with red pepper relish

Hummus dip    (VG)    £5.50
Creamy hummus with vegetables, crudités
and flat bread

Sweet Treats

Affogatto        £4.50

Ground almond brownie    (G) contains nuts       £3.50

add either vanilla ice cream or mango sorbet       £1.50

Rose and lemon cake with cream cheese icing   (VT)    £4.00

Pistachio, carrot and apricot cake   (VT)     £4.50

Lemon polenta    (VT)    £4.00

Turkish fig, hazelnut and almond cake    (VT/G)        £4.00

Milk, white and dark chocolate cookie    (VT)    £2.00

Energy balls    (VG/G)    £1.50
dates, cashew butter, peanut and coconut

Vegan option = VG    Vegetarian option = V    Gluten-free option = G

Take away available


                 Coffees                                                                    Luscombe Organic


Cappuccino              £2.80                                      Wild Elderflower Bubbly                 £2.50

Americano                £2.80                                      Sicilian Lemonade                           £2.50

Flat White                 £2.80                                      Orange juice                                     £2.00

Espresso / D             £2.50/80                                English Apple Juice                          £2.00

Machiato                   £2.50                                      Still and Sparking                            £2.00

Mocha                        £2.80

Babyccino                 £0.80


Ales                                                                       White Wine

Toast, 5%, brewed in Bristol                             Sancerre

Wiper and True, 4.2%                                         Red

Lager                                                                     Cotes du Rhone

Birra Moretti, 4.6%                                              Sparkling

Cider                                                                      Langham Classic

Donned craft cider, 6.5%                                   Langham Rose

 Opening Times
Please talk to us if you have any allergies and we will try our best to accommodate.
We hope you enjoy your time with us today. Service is at your discretion and gratefully received by our fantastic staff.
Kitchen is open from 10am-2.30pm Wednesday to Friday
Saturday 10am-3.30pm
Sunday 10am-3pm
Photo credit (top image): Iain Kemp Photography