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Bread Basket


Marinated Olives


Kir royale



Seafood Laksa with Tempura King Prawns

The fresh shellfish in this lightly spiced Malay goodness is what makes it special, propably the most loved soup from Malaysia to the world


King Scallop

The perfect ballet- A beautiful balance of sweet pea, black pudding and crisp smoked bacon with caramelised king scallop


Crisp Thai coconut mussels

Thai spiced green lip mussels, crumb fried, sweet chilli jam and cucumber salad


Amritsari bream

From the streets of Punjab, a light gram flour coated, spiced fried fish with a hint of chat masala


Crab cake Caesar salad

Romaine lettuce, parmesan, garlic croutons and crisp smoked bacon


King prawns

The aroma of curry leaves, fried garlic and smoked chilli oil make these fresh prawns a great tapas


Beef Croquettes

Horseradish mayonnaise and Alresford watercress


Poached Duck egg

Aubergine, wild mushroom, asparagus and smoked cheddar gratin


Fish Tale – all aboard sharing platter for 2

Tempura prawns, beef croquettes, crispy mussels, tempura squid, crab cakes and seafood laksa


Main Courses

South Asian Curries - Catch one

Monkfish and okra Amot Tik

An intense hot and tangy pickled goan curry served with basmati rice, papadum and potato bonda


Keralan crab masala

Miniature crab dumplings in a Fresh ginger, black pepper ground masala, tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Served with basmati rice, papadum and potato bonda


Thai green curry with king prawns and aubergine

Steamed rice and prawn crackers


The fish used in the curries are cooked on the bone, this particular aspect of cooking makes our curry special

Beer Battered Cod fillet

Chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce


Grilled hake

Banana chilli fry, cucumber and mint tzatziki


Catalan fish stew- monkfish, seabass, king prawns, squid and mussels

A fresh and dry red pepper romesco laced Spanish fish stew with chorizo served with garlic bread


Seafood spaghetti

King scallop, mussels, clams, king prawns and squid in a roasted garlic and saffron herb cream sauce


Grilled salmon - spiced saffron mussel broth

Pancetta, garlic, crushed potatoes and spinach


Lava stone grilled teriyaki yellow fin tuna

Pak choi, shitake mushroom and miso noodles


Goat cheese wellington

Wilted baby spinach asparagus, wild mushroom and honey mustard dressing


Chargrilled Chicken Cafreal

Half Chicken marinated in fresh coriander, green chilli and roasted spices, served with chips and watercress


8 oz Fillet steak

Chargrilled, served with chips, peppercorn sauce, grilled mushrooms and Alresford watercress


Hook One

Goan - Whole De-Boned Rechade Sea Bass

Ground Kashmiri chilli and herb masala marinated sea bass


Mexican - whole deep fried deboned sea bass, lime avocado and bean salsa


Italian – whole deboned baked seabass with charred tomato, smoked garlic, olive and pancetta


Crack One

Lobster Burger

Warm Brioche bun, smoked bacon, brandy crème fraiche and fried egg


Lobster Surf and Turf

Grilled half lobster, fillet steak, king prawn and garlic mushrooms


Hot Lobster and Crab Platter for Two

Grilled whole garlic lobster, dressed crab, garlic king prawns, scallops, crevettes, langoustine tempura squid, mussel mariniere and clams


All served with chips, lemon mayonnaise and watercress

Side Dishes

Potato bonda


Fresh mixed salad leaves




New potatoes


Mixed vegetables


An Extract from the Tale

Set lunch menu £11.95

Served from 12 noon until 6 pm


  • Alresford watercress soup with onion loaf
  • Beef croquettes with horseradish mayonnaise and watercress
  • Crab cake ceasar salad
  • Tempura battered King prawns, lemon mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce
  • Crispy Thai coconut mussels with cucumber salad

Main Course

  • Seasonal whole fish with smoked paprika coriander shrimp butter
  • Catalan fish stew; salmon, king prawn, mussels, squid and chorizo (£2 supplement)
  • Pan fried seabass fillet, crushed potatoes with pancetta, tomatillo and peach salsa
  • Chicken Cafreal with chips and mayonnaise
  • Thai vegetable curry steamed rice and papadum

The menu is available Sunday - Thursday after 6 pm at £15.95

Not valid on bank holidays, Valentines day, Mothers day and Easter Sunday

Christmas Menu 2016

Download a pdf version of our Christmas menu

3 courses £27.95

Available 29th Nov - 31st Dec


  • Whisky smoked salmon and Devon crab meat paté - friend onion loaf
  • Fish tale - Frito misto, jalapeno and honey mayo (Mussels, calamari, king prawn, sprats, tempura pak choi)
  • Caramalised butternut squash, Cornish blue crostini, frosted walnuts (V)
  • White wedding stew (Lean pork, beef loin and macaroni, chilli and cardamom spiced condensed cream)
  • Classic tomato soup, pork scratchings and feta cheeselings

Main Courses

  • Grilled whole deboned seabass, samphire, pardon pepper mussels fry
  • Baked king scallop and king prawn thermidor, salt baked beet and roasted squash
  • Flame grilled sriracha honey and lime chicken, baby corn and garlic fried green beans
  • Grilled sirloin steak, roasted brussel sprouts, wild rice pilaff, mushroom stroganoff
  • Caramelised red onion, wild mushroom tart, goat cheese and walnut mousse (V)


  • Vanilla crème brûlée, homemade shortbread
  • Old Winchester, Cornish blue, port and cheese crackers
  • Shahi moglai trifle (black jamun, saffron rabdi, pistachio motichoor)
  • White chocolate and Baileys pannacotta, stewed wild berries (gf)

Lunch menu is served 12 noon – 5 pm. A £5 deposit per person is required to secure the booking.

For reservations call 01962840830 or email info@fishtalebarandgrill.co.uk
Closed 25th December

Wine List

Prices displayed as: 175ml / Bottle

Sparkling & Champagne

Prosecco Brut, Argeo, Ruggeri

A classic elegant Prosecco with tiny bubbles, a palate of fresh green apple and a long, crisp finish

£5.25 / £26.50

Brut di Pinot Nero Rosé, Ruggeri

Medium bodied and dry. Ripe cranberry fruit intensity that balances the bubbles and the crisp finish beautifully

£5.75 / £27.55

Taittinger, Brut Réserve

Crisp, citrus aromas with toasty notes leading to an elegant, balanced palate with a lively, mousse texture and a crisp finish

£- / £46.50

Laurent Perrier, Cuvée Rosé Brut

Elegant with soft, consistent bubbles, ripe red fruits such as raspberries and strawberries and a creamy textured, soft finish

£- / £75.00

White Wines

Blanc de Blancs, Le Rouleur

Crispy, fresh citrus and floral aromas. The palate is lively with flavours of herb and apple

£4.75 / £18.00

Grillo Chardonnay, Costadune, Mandrarossa

Delicate perfume of tropical fruits and floral notes. Harmonious, fresh and round palate with a long finish of mineral notes

£- / £18.50

Côtes du Rhône Blanc, Laudun Chusclan

Light and crisp leaning towards the more mineral style white, great with fish or a light dish

£- / £19.75

Vinho Verde, Inés, Adega de Monção

Bursting with fleshy peach and honey dew melon with a gentle spritz

£5.25 / £20.50

Muscadet de Sevre, Château du Poyet

Well balanced with surprisingly good weight and concentration followed by a clean, crisp finish

£5.50 / £21.00

Sauvignon Blanc, Viña Falernia

Nose is intense reminiscent of figs, elderflowers, grapefruits and sage. Good character and acidity with a long crisp finish

£5.75 / £23.00

Pinot Grigio, Puiattino, Giovanni Puiatti

Fresh and steely with a touch of honeyed richness

£- / £23.50

Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine de Belle Mare

Very fresh nose, delicate and floral, white flowers

£5.95 / £24.00

Graves Blanc, Chateau des Gravières

Dry, mid-weight, with peach and lime juice

£- / £25.00

Unwooded Chardonnay, Madfish

Generous and cleansing with rich melon and citrus flavours leading to a clean and long and crisp finish

£- / £26.50

Chenin Blanc Reserve, Ken Forrester

Full bodied with a complex structure. Bursting with flavours of dried apricots, pineapple and hints of vanilla and honey

£- / £27.95

Pinot Gewurztraminer Riesling, Yealands

A delightful white wine packed with flowers and white fruits. Highly aromatic, with a fresh aftertaste

£- / £29.50

Sauvignon Blanc, Carrick Winery

Packed with tropical fruits with a crisp zesty finish

£- / £31.00

Pouilly Fumé, Château Favray

Floral and fruity bouquet with crisp citrus fruit, great length and limestone, minerally tones. Round and lush

£- / £34.00

Chablis, Domaine Pico-Race

Well balanced with an intricate combination of fruit and acidity. This is classic Chablis of an unusually high quality.

£- / £37.50

Mercurey Blanc, Domaine Michel Juillot

A cosmopolitan style which remains unswervingly true to its Chalonnaise origins

£- / £42.50

Rosé Wines

Pinot Grigio Blush, Via Nova

Light, dry and crisp, with a delicious balance between zingy citrus and fruity red berry flavours. Finishes clean and refreshing

£5.50 / £22.00

Comte de Provence Rosé, La Vidaubanaise

A light nose of wild strawberries with a refreshing, smooth palate

£5.75 / £22.95

Rosé, Kenton

Summer berries in a glass, ideal for those lazy summer evenings

£- / £27.50

Red Wines

Carignan Vin de France, Le Rouleur

A bright, cherry red colour packed with red berry aromas and hint of nutmeg. The palate is full-bodied and fruity

£4.75 / £18.00

Frappato Syrah, Costadune, Mandrarossa

Intense purple red, very fruity on the nose with fleshy summer fruit on the palate

£- / £19.50

Plansel Tinto Selecta, Quinta da Plansel

Packed with lots of red fruit with a subtle hint of dry spice on the finish

£5.25 / £21.00

Merlot Reserva, Viña Leyda

Sweet aromas of plums, cherries, and spices followed by dark chocolate and tobacco notes. Well structured with ripe tannins

£- / £22.50

Côtes du Rhone Villages, Laudun Chusclan

Aromas of ripe cherry, jam and fig. Soft tannins and sweet fruit on the palate, balanced by elegant acidity

£- / £24.00

Pago Malarina Tempranillo, Bodegas Vallobera

Rioja with a detailed aroma and oak-tinged fruity palate

£5.95 / £24.00

Pinot Noir, Madfish

Vibrant and succulent cherry fruit. Silky with a fine thread of acidity and soft mouth filling tannins

£- / £27.50

Shiraz, Thelema

Blackberries, currants, liquorice and spices. Well balanced with ripe fruit and a lash of vanilla on the firm finish

£- / £29.50

Hautes-Cotes de Beaune, Dom Henri Delagrange

Youthful aromas of morello cherry, raspberry, crushed strawberry and violet. Invigorating freshness and round, silky tannins

£- / £32.00

St Emilion Grand Cru, Château Plaisance

Black fruit and oak aromas. Classy wood treatment and a wonderfully rich, sensuous structure and a long finish

£- / £35.00

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