We would like to start with a big ‘thankyou’ to all those members who took the time to complete the members’ survey. By the deadline for inclusion in the prize draw (7th October), we had received 45 responses.
Congratulations to Betty Clark whose name was drawn out as the winner of the £10 credit voucher to be spent in Café Jaxx. Congratulations also to Bob Shaw who will be able to take his suggestion with up to three guests free of charge. Bob suggested we add Fish Pie to the menu, which we had not already planned, but will be including in the near future. Others were included in the draw for suggesting the same and those who suggested Lasagne, Sausage and Mash, and Cottage/Shepherd’s Pie were also included in the draw as these, too, will be featuring soon.
As a result of the feedback, Paul has been investigating ways to be able to provide a ‘Fish Friday’ in the region of the prices that respondents said they are willing to pay. We knew this was going to be difficult because the cost of fish means there will need to be a compromise either on the price or the quality. Investigations with suppliers continue but we hope to have this on the menu before the end of November. We are also planning to provide pre-booked Christmas lunches and pre-booked Sunday lunches, more of that below.
There were many comments from the surveys and it would take too long to answer them all individually but the following will hopefully cover most of them.
Dish of the Day. Starting from Monday 8th November, the Café Jaxx Dish of the Day will be extended to 5 days per week and we will be adding new dishes a little sooner than planned so keep your eye out for the changes.
Sunday Lunches. Starting as a one-off in November and then picking up in the New Year as a monthly offer, we will be introducing a regular Sunday Roast. To allow us to arrange delivery of the supplies, please sign up as early as possible because, once the meat has been ordered, we may not be able to add you to the list. Our first roast will be on Sunday 28th November. Subject to availability, there will be a soup and roll to start, roasted loin of pork accompanied by the usual suspects, finishing with a hot dessert. The 3-course menu will be provided for a fixed price and we are working with suppliers to be able to provide this at the lowest price possible. We will advertise the lunch and the price shortly and, to accommodate those with smaller appetites, a smaller version of the same meal will be offered for for a correspondingly lower price. Vegetarian options and allergies can be accommodated with sufficient notice.
Christmas Lunches. We hope there will be the same demand for Christmas Lunches this year as there has been in previous years. To this end, we will be suspending the Dish of the Day for the week commencing 13th December to be replaced with a pre-booked Christmas Lunch Monday to Friday. More details will be available shortly. The Dish of the Day will then resume on 20th December until the club closes for Christmas.