We’re back! We’ve been busy over the past few days getting ready to welcome you back, decorating windows, re-arranging tables and most importantly cooking lots of yummy food and cakes for you all! From Wednesday 2nd December, we’ll be extending our opening hours from 9am-4pm and we’ll be here Monday-Saturday serving our new winter menu. There’s breakfast, lunch, festive specials, cakes, mince pies, hot mulled apple juice and loads more to cheer you up after lockdown and we can’t wait for you to taste it all! For a glimpse of what’s on offer on our daily café menu and some sample seasonal specials visit our menu page and view ‘current’. If you’d like to book a table, use our online booking form or call the café – we’ve still got limited seating so tables will fill up quickly.
This festive season we will be straying away from our usual Christmas evening events as the party season adapts to the new normal with social distancing and Covid restrictions in place. So, we’ve come up with a great idea (we think!) for you to enjoy The Honey Pot from the comfort of your own home this year.
Our ‘Christmas Dinner at Home’ menu includes festive mains, sides and sweet treats for you to cook and display on your table on the big day (or any other day you choose!) and saves you the hassle of making all those extra fiddly little bits. The dishes are presented in reusable oven-to-tableware that is microwavable, oven and freezer safe and looks great on your table too! We just ask for a £3 deposit for the dish – which you can then either bring back for a full refund or keep for future use at home. Here’s what’s on offer:
The majority of the dishes are vegetarian or vegan – perfect for treating visiting veggies to something really special this Christmas. There is the option of adding local pork sausage meat to your stuffing and the suggestion of using our gravy as a base for your home roasted meat stock if you like things meaty (we recommend Penzance butchers Harvey Brothers for local outdoor reared and free-range meats – always best to pre-order at this time of year to avoid disappointment).
We can’t wait to welcome you back into the café! Keep reading for FAQs regarding the ‘Christmas Dinner at Home’ menu.
Christmas Dinner at Home – Frequently asked questions
Do I need to pre-order?
Yes. You need to send your pre-order including which dishes you’d like and the size required (available sizes stated on menu) as well as any dietary requirements via email to firstname.lastname@example.org 2 days before your specified collection date (12th/23rd & 24th December). Your order will be confirmed via return email.
When can I collect my dish?
There will be 3 collection dates: 12th, 23rd and 24th of December. You can collect your pre-ordered dish between 9am and 4pm on these dates only and you need to specify which date you’d like to collect in your order.
How do I pay for my dishes?
An online payment link will be emailed to you once your order is confirmed. You will need to pay online using the link before your collection date. Any dishes ordered and not collected are unfortunately non-refundable. If you’d prefer to pay by cash or in store you can state this in your order and arrange to take your payment in the shop before your collection date.
Are the dishes suitable for freezing?
Yes they are! If you’d like to get ahead for Christmas then order your dishes for the first collection date (12th December) and freeze. The dishes will need to be defrosted the night before you use them and then heated following the instructions on the bag. If you wish to freeze gravy just decant into a suitable freezer-safe Tupperware or bag.
Are the dishes pre-cooked or raw?
Dishes are served raw to keep them at their best. Simply follow the cooking instructions on the bag for a freshly cooked dish to enjoy at home!
Can you make vegan/gluten/nut free dishes?
Dishes marked as (ve) on the menu are vegan by default.
The following dishes can be made vegan upon request: nut roast / cauliflower cheese / stuffing / mince pies
The following dishes can be made gluten free on request: nut roast / cauliflower cheese / stuffing / gravy
Nut roast can be made nut free (honestly! I call it a ‘not’ roast and it’s delicious!)