Autumnal flavours on the menu at No.26

Poached pear salad starter

Aston Marina’s N.26 restaurant has launched its latest seasonal menu; bursting with Autumnal flavours and crafted using locally-sourced ingredients.

Diners can enjoy dishes that draw on global and classic British inspiration in a modern, informal setting overlooking the peaceful waters of the neighbouring marina – or cosied up close to the restaurant’s centrepiece wood burning stove. New autumn starters include a sharing baked Camembert; poached pear salad; cumin spiced dhal samosa; smoked salmon & haddock fishcakes; crispy pancetta crumbed Somerset brie; garlic & chilli king prawns; smoked ham hock, pistachio & parsley terrine; confit of Gressingham duck leg; a charcuterie board to share and fresh soup of the day.

Restaurant supervisor Gillian Howe. waitress Charlotte Cattell & Restaurant Manager Sebastian Brichet tuck into some of the new dishes

When it comes to mains, both committed omnivores and vegetarians will be spoilt for choice. Restaurant favourites like traditional beer-battered fish & chips and pie of the day rub shoulders with autumn dishes that include a locally sourced venison haunch steak; cannelloni with spinach, pumpkin & ricotta; free range chicken supreme; pan-seared monkfish pave; 12 hour braised blade of Staffordshire beef and slow-cooked pork belly with crispy breaded pork cheek. Daily fish specials, a wide selection of salads, sandwiches and light bites are also on offer alongside stone-baked pizza from the kitchen’s authentic pizza oven and Staffordshire-bred steaks from the grill.

Locally sourced venison haunch steak

Those with a sweet tooth won’t be disappointed – alongside the marina’s award-winning rich triple-choc brownie and ever-popular range of Snugbury’s ice cream, seasonal puddings include Bramley apple, plum & hazelnut crumble; vanilla crème brulée; warm treacle tart; blackberry parfait and passionfruit cheesecake. Those with a lighter appetite can opt for an affogato – comprising espresso, vanilla ice cream and an amaretto shot – as the perfect way to finish their meal.

Blackberry parfait dessert

Several of the new autumn dishes are available as part of No.26’s summer set menu which, available from Mon-Weds evening, offers diners either two courses for £16 or three courses for £20. An extensive breakfast menu is served daily and there is always a selection of freshly baked cakes to enjoy alongside coffee or team in the bar. To find out more head to www.astonmarina.co.uk