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Venue says: "Calling all Christmas party planners! Book a group of ten or more and you will receive a £25 Friends gift voucher on the day of the event."
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This popular Pinner restaurant is run by Terry Farr, a chef-patron with previous at The Connaught, A L'Ecu de France and The Savoy. Plenty of pedigree, then. We presume a cordial welcome, too, given the name.  

The modern-European menu borrows from classical French techniques and dishes. Expect, then, rabbit terrine or pressed duck confit with feta, pomelo and pickled watermelon alongside grilled squid with risotto nero and a pecorino tuille, pan-fried haddock with a sweet potato mash and a mussel and clam velouté, and roast duck breast with a bitter orange sauce and rösti. 

Wine is a big deal here, with worlds old and new represented but with the focus on big-hitting French regions such as Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire and Languedoc. Farr champions British producers, too – keep an eye out for wines from Kenton Estate Vineyards and the Brightwell Vineyard in Oxfordshire. 

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Friends Restaurant says
For more than two decades, Friends has been a Pinner favourite. Occupying a Grade II–listed beamed cottage, it offers traditional elegance and a contemporary interior with a cosy, intimate atmosphere that fits any occasion, whether it's lunch with friends or family or for dinner where you want to celebrate a special event.

Menus change according to the season, taking inspiration from far and wide. Where possible we like to use local suppliers, sourcing top-grade meat and fish. We provide options for all palates.

Our roast sirloin of English beef is always in demand for Sunday lunch, alongside sea bream with griddled courgette, petits pois à la Française, lardons and red pepper coulis. A vegetarian speciality is our roast artichoke with potato hash, Jerusalem artichoke purée, BBQ oyster mushrooms and Comté cheese. Meat eaters can enjoy our succulent fillet and sirloin steaks from the grill. To finish, we have our famous orange bread and butter pudding with honey ice cream. If that’s whetted your appetite, check out our Christmas menus now.

With an AA Rosette, our customers tell us they come to us because we offer a dining experience which combines good food and service, where the staff are friendly, courteous and attentive to their needs. We aim to make your experience memorable and are very open to feedback to help us continually improve.

We cater for Christmas parties and other events, and have a range of options including set menus and bespoke dishes.
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Venue name: Friends Restaurant
Address: 11 High Street
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