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Small Plates, Big Christmas menu heads to Tempest on Tithebarn and Nova Scotia

Tempest on Tithebarn and Nova Scotia welcome their Small Plates, Big Christmas Menu for the forthcoming festive season.

The Christmas menu for both venues with be bookable from Monday 14th November to Thursday 22nd December.

Whilst a handful of classics from last year are returning, including pigs in blankets, veggie sleeping bags and sticky toffee pudding, the Christmas menu features an abundance of brand new dishes including petite beef Wellington, halloumi winter logs, crispy pork belly, gambas, caramelised onion parcels, honey and rosemary baked camembert and lemon and herb seabass.

Small Plates, Big Christmas menu heads to Tempest on Tithebarn and Nova Scotia

Iain Hoskins, Ma Pub Group’s director, says:

“We are really looking forward to Christmas at our newest venues. It’s going to be bigger and better for everyone and this really feels like the first proper festive season for two years. At both locations we are all about big social groups to intimate gatherings and are able to cater for all sorts of festive celebrations. It’s great that already the excitement is building for this Christmas – we can feel it with the bookings and enquiries already coming in. We’ve pretty much started from scratch with a range of brand new small plates. They all have festive twists and we feel there’s lots of choice in our mains, plus delicious sides and puddings and of course we have our cocktails, wines, beers and much more.” 

Set in the stunning Mann Island building in the shadow of the World Museum and the spectacular Three Graces on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront, Nova Scotia captures the city’s maritime past since the site opened at the start of summer 2022. It’s little known that at the end of the 19th century, the Mann Island area was previously a shanty-town called Nova Scotia, made up of dwellings and businesses serving the huge ships when the city boomed as a trade destination. 

Small Plates, Big Christmas menu heads to Tempest on Tithebarn and Nova Scotia

Tempest on Tithebarn launched in May 2021 and pays homage loving to New York’s meatpacking district eateries, with stone walls and bare wood with lots of natural lighting in the ground-floor open plan restaurant and bar. There’s an intimate subterranean club space with huge potential for parties, to one of the city’s best roof-top views – 10 storeys high – which looks out across Liverpool with incredible views on sunny days. Tempest even has its own colony of bees, whose honey is used in the restaurant. 

Small Plates, Big Christmas menu heads to Tempest on Tithebarn and Nova Scotia

Main Small Plates 

HONEY & ROSEMARY BAKED CAMEMBERT – Baked Camembert cheese with rosemary and honey. Served with toasted sourdough crostini. *Allow 15 minutes extra

PETITE BEEF WELLINGTON – 4oz fillet steak seared and wrapped in prosciutto, a mushroom duxelles and puff pastry. Served with gravy. *Allow 10 – 15 minutes extra

PIGS IN BLANKETS – Tempest honey & mustard glazed chipolatas wrapped in crispy streaky bacon.

CAULIFLOWER STEAK – Cauliflower rubbed in our home-made spice mix and roasted until smoky. Served with sriracha yoghurt and pomegranates.

VEGGIE SLEEPING BAGS – Vegan sausages wrapped in a courgette ribbon with a maple glaze.

CRISPY PORK BELLY – Slow roasted pork belly served with home-made parmesan mashed potato and a rich gravy.

HALLOUMI WINTER LOGS – Crispy beer battered halloumi served with a sweet cranberry sauce.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS & BACON – Pan fried Brussels sprouts and crispy bacon tossed in a maple syrup glaze.

GAMBAS – Pan fried prawns and Spanish chorizo in garlic butter. Served with toasted sourdough.

TRUFFLE & PARMESAN HASSELBACKS – Oven roasted new potatoes drizzled in truffle oil and topped with parmesan style vegan cheese.

CARAMELISED ONION PARCELS – Home-made caramelised red onion chutney and Greek style vegan cheese wrapped in vegan puff pastry.

LEMON & HERB SEABASS – Pan fried Seabass basted in lemon and herb butter. Served on a bed of crushed potatoes.

GARLIC AND HERB WINGS – Crispy chicken wings tossed in a garlic and herb mix.

CHEESEBOARD TO SHARE – A mixture of sharp and strong cheeses with biscuits, bread, crackers, fruits and chutneys. (for 3-4 people)

Mains are from £6.50 – £9.00 and the cheeseboard is £20


Sides start from £4.00: roasted root vegetable soup; mozzarella bruschetta; parmesan mash; maple glazed Chantenay carrots; tender stem broccoli; skin on shoestring fries; bruschetta.


Tempest’s four festive puddings start from £4.50: Mixed fruit sorbet – served with fresh fruits; Mixed Fruit Crumble – winter berries and fruits topped with home-made crumble and vanilla ice cream; chocolate brownie – home-made chocolate brownie served with vanilla ice-cream. (Vegan brownie available with vegan ice cream); and Sticky Toffee Pudding – home-made sticky toffee pudding topped with autumnal spiced caramel sauce. Served with vanilla ice cream.

To book for Christmas, email: bookings@tempestontithebarn.co.uk or bookings@novascotialiverpool.co.uk

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