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Childrens afternoon tea


Guess what's on the menu throughout the summer holidays in Cafe Panola? Childrens homemade afternoon teas!

Available Monday - Friday from 12 - 4pm (until 17th August). No need to book.

Here's whats included: Freshly made sandwiches, cucumber & carrot sticks with a cream cheese dip, a mini sausage roll, fairy cake, jelly, chocolate cake and juice!

Only £5.95 per person

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This week's limelight recipe - Homemade fish cakes

This week's limelight recipe is a dish that is always really popular in the cafe.. Tracey's homemade fish cakes with lemon and tartare sauce served with a fresh side salad.
fish cake ingredients
1 1/2 lb potato 
12oz mixed fish (salmon, haddock, cod etc)
1 free range egg
2 tablesppon chopped parsley
1/2 lemon
egg wash (2-eggs/ 1/2 pint milk)
bread crumbs
Poach fish in water,  lemon juice and seasoning.
when cooked remove from liquid and cool.
Boil potatoes till soft, drain then dry potatoes over a low heat.
Break the fish mixture up. removing any bones or skin.
Mash potatoes, add parsley, salt + pepper, egg and fish. Mix together gently.
Using some flour on your hands, scoop out some of the mixture (about the size of a peach) and shape to form fishcakes then leave to go cold.
Meanwhile get a dish of flour, some egg wash ( 2 eggs/ 1/2pint milk) in a bowl and a dish of bread crumbs.
first put your fishcake in the flour then into the egg wash, making sure that it is fully covered then into the breadcrumbs coating the fishcake.
Shallow fry in vegetable oil for 3/4 mins each side till crisp and golden and cooked.
Serve with lemon &  tartare sauce and a nice freshly prepared side salad.
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Part time Barista job opportunity


Would you like to be part if the Cafe Panola team? Looking for part time work on a Sturday? Please read on...

we are looking for an experienced Barista to make speciality coffees, hot chocolates and teas. The job also includes taking orders, serving customers and using the tills.

if you also have experience in working as a kitchen assistant/ commis chef that would give you more hours And extra shifts!

We require somebody every and Saturday 11-5 and possibly some other days to cover holidays etc

start date ASAP

Please get in touch with Carolyn to apply.

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NEW! This week's limelight recipe!


Homemade Onion Bhaji with Tahini Vegan Mayo

We’re passionate about serving freshly prepared, homemade food in Café Panola, and this summer we’re excited to launch our weekly special recipe ideas!

Each week, one of our talented chefs will be creating a dish, which will feature on our café Menu. We’ll also be sharing the recipe on our Facebook page and website, so that you can enjoy making them too at home!

This week David shares his fantastic homemade Onion Bhaji with Tahini Vegan Mayo recipe!

How to make the Tahini Vegan Mayo


220g vegetable oil / peanut oil

120ml soy milk

2 x teaspoons lemon juice

Sea salt

1 x tablespoon tahini (optional)

Add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Blend or liquidize for 2 minutes. Add more oil to make a thicker mayonnaise if required.


Onion Bhaji Recipe


2 x sliced onions

150g flour

1 x teaspoons cumin

1 x teaspoons of tumeric

½ teaspoon baking powder

2 x teaspoons lemon juice

2 x tablespoon chopped coriander

Salt & Pepper

4/5 tablespoons water

Mix all the ingredients together to form a thick batter (a little more water may be required).

Add the sliced onions and mix well.

Heat oil in a pan or fryer, and then add a spoonful of the Bhaji mixture. Deep fry for 2 – 3 minutes or until cooked.

Serve on a fresh tortilla wrap with the tahini mayo, a freshly prepared side salad and kettle chips. Enjoy! : ) 

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New exciting plants this weekend!


We've been busy over in Holland this week personally selecting a large collection of exciting new plants for our customers. They'll be arriving / on sale at the garden centre from this weekend! Here's a sneak peak at some of our favourites from the trip:







Verbena bonariensis

Pop in to the garden centre and take a look! Not sure what would work well in your garden? Need a little advice on what to plant where? Please just ask a member of our helpful staff.

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