first things first, this is a long post, sorry bout that.
ok so the hotel/restaurant i work at was just sold and the new owner doesnt want in on the old franchise (campanile hotel /louvre hotels) but he hasnt given me instructions as to his plans, and as im running out of stock ive decided to redesign the menu to try and improve sales.
the old menu was £8 per meal or there abouts but the food just didnt warrant that
i was being forced to hit 70% Gross profit with a buffet breakfast and as such the prices are high and the food isnt being eaten as there is competition right nearby with similar food for 2/3 of the price.
this is a 2 star hotel that is in a similar market to premier inn and travelodge.
i think they were aiming for a french bistro style menu which i hear works well at the other hotels in the franchise but they are considerably busier and in more prime locations.
so here is the menu that im thinking of running, i just need some more people to look it over and give some support or advice, this is the first time ive been in this position, im the only person in the kitchen and im essentially doing everything a KM would be doing plus ALL the cooking (except breakfast, i dont see me getting up at 6am anytime soon)
so im aiming at that pub classic style food
Onion ring stack with mayo and BBQ dips
Potato Wedges with mayo and BBQ dips
Breaded Mushrooms with a garlic mayo dip
Garlic bread, with or without cheese
Share platter: onion rings, wedges, mushrools, garlic bread, a few dips can be for 2 or 4
Horseshoe Gamon steak served with 2 eggs or pineapple rings served with chips
Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger (my own creation) served with chips (may be part of a beer and a burger deal)
Homestyle Lamb and Mint burger Served with chips
Southern Fried Chicken Burger Served with chips
8oz rump steak served with chips, sautee mmushrooms, onion rings, and grilled tomato
Bangers and Mash served in a Giant Yokrshire pudding with onion gravy and peas
Spinach and wild Mushroom lasagne served with garlic bread and green salad (or chips)
Steak and Real ale Pie served with Chips and peas
Minted Lamb Shank served with mashed potato, baby carrots and either green beans or sugarsnap peas havent decided
Hunters chicken (chicken breast stuffed with cheddar wrapped in bacon and cooked in smokey BBQ sauce) served with mash ans peas
Moules marinier (spelled wrong, marinara basically)
whole tail scampi and chips and salad
fish and chips served with mushy peas, lemon and tartar sauce
salmon and sweet potato fishcakes served with salad and chips
i was thinking of some kind of salmon fillet
Pizza - several varieties
Sandwiches - Chicken bacon club, sausage with caramelised red onion, chicken caesar, BLT
Sizzling fajitas (served sizzling to the table, great for crowded nights cause its attention grabbing)
chicken tikka masala, chicken Korma, Chicken jalfrezi, Sweet potato chick pea and spinach, beef kerala, beef madras, thai red vegetable.
served with rice and naan and (when we get a licence again) a beer
so... what do you think? the price point im aiming for 50% Gross as we make more than 10 times the value of the food on rooms so its more to attract and keep the customers than make money on its own.
im thinking on the "change from a tenner" with meal and a beer sort of price point.
i know its long and if you got this far, thanks...