The Engineer

12 St Johns Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1DJ
01582 460 478


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For Bookings of 8 or more and for Buffets and Parties please call or email 

Under 18’s are not permitted in the Main Bar and Sports Bar, please book a table in the restaurant. Please note, dogs are not permitted in our restaurant

Nachos for One (V)


Tortilla chips topped with jalapenos and melted cheese, served with salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Add pulled pork or chilli con carne for £1.75

Crispy Calamari


Served on a bed of salad with aioli



Served with rocket, aioli and a wedge of lemon

Soup of the Day (V) (GF)


Served with warm bread

Falafel and Tzatziki (V)


Served on a bed of lettuce drizzled with balsamic dressing

Chicken Wings


Served with salad and BBQ sauce

Breaded Brie (V)


Brie wedges deep fried in breadcrumbs, served with redcurrent jam

Chicken Strips


Breaded chicken strips, served with salad and a BBQ dip

Oven baked jacket potato

Served with Colselaw and your choice of topping

Chilli Con Carne with Sour Cream


Pulled Pork & BBQ Sauce


Cheese & Beans (V)


Served in a warm rustic bun, with gherkin, lettuce and tomato, with colselaw on the side

Choose from either skin on fries or a jacket potato. Upgrade to sweet potato fries for £1.50

The Original Engineer Beef Burger


Our juicy steak burger

Cajun Chicken Burger


Cajun spices, served with avocado and salsa

Lamb & Mint Burger


Wild Boar Burger


A wild boar and caramalised onion burger, with melted stilton

Veggie Burger


With fresh lemongrass and lime leaf, mixed vegetables, corriander and chilli. Coated in a black onion, seasame and cumin seed crumb, containing crunchy red lentils

Why not add a topping to your burger?

Bacon 90p | Egg 85p | Cheese 90p | Stilton £1 | Mushrooms 95p | Halloumi £1.50 | Pulled Pork £1.75

Potato Skins, 6/10

(6) £5.50 (10) £8.50

Choose from: sour cream & chive, cheese & bacon or chilli Con Carne & sour cream

House Platter


Honey & mustard sausages, Brie wedges, scampi, warm chorizo, chicken strips, garlic ciabatta, crisps & dips

Nachos for two (V)


Tortilla chips topped with fiery jalepenos & melted cheese, servedf with tangy salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Added pulled pork or chilli Con Carne for £3.00

Served with mixed leaves, spinach, rocket, baby plum tomatoes, cucumber, spring onion and mixed peppers

Steak and Stilton


With a creamy Caesar dressing

Warm Goats Cheese and Beetroot (V)


With sundried tomato oil

Chicken Caesar


With parmesan and croutons

Fried Halloumi & Avocado (V)


With a creamy Caesar dressing

Fish & Chips


Hand battered hake fillet, served with skin on fries and creamed mushy peas

Lamb Rump


Served on a bed of wholegrain mustard mash with seasonal vegetables and a red wine gravy

Home Cooked Ham, Eggs & Chips


Home cooked ham with two eggs and skin on fries

Mushroom Risotto (V)


Wild mushrooms in a light risotto, served with a rocket and parmesan salad | Add chicken £2.50

Liver & Bacon


Pan fried calves liver and grilled bacon, served with colcannon mash, a rich gravy and parsnip crisps

Smoked Haddock Pot


Naturally smoked chunks of haddock bound in a rich white sauce, with peppers & red onion, topped with grilled cheese, served with warm bread

Halloumi & Chips (V)


Hand battered halloumi, served with skin on fries and creamed mushy peas

Chicken Katsu


Breaded chicken breast with rice and katsu curry sauce

Homemade Pie


Please ask for today's filing. Traditional shortcrust pie made in house, served with creamy mash, a rich gravy and peas

Chickpea, Spinach & Sweet Potato Curry (V)


Chickpeas, sweet potato, onion & spinach in a coconut sauce with spices and garnish, finished with fenugreek and curry leaves, served with rice

Scampi & Chips


Served with skin on fries and creamed mushy peas

Butternut, Brie & Beetroot Tart (V, GF)


Served with sweet potato fries and a rocket salad

Sausage & Mash


Pork & leek sausages served on a bed of creamy mash potato with rich gravy and parsnip crisps. Vegetarian and gluten free sausgaes available on request

8oz Sirloin Steak


Cooked to your liking, served with pan fried mushroom, tomato and peas. Add peppercorn or bernaise sauce £1.75

Gluten free options available. Choose from either white or granary bread, or a ciabatta.

Served with crisps & coleslaw

Steak with Horseradish & Rocket


Sirloin steak cooked to your liking

Brie & Bacon


Smoked back bacon with warm creamy Brie and redcurrent jam

Halloumi & Peppers (V)


Grilled halloumi with roasted peppers and pesto mayo

Pulled Pork


Tender pulled pork, BBQ sauce and avocado

Cajun Chicken


Spiced butterfly chicken breast with tzatziki

Skin on Fries


Add cheese 90p

Sweet Potato Fries


Dressed Mixed Salad


Seasonal Vegetables


Garlic Bread




Soup of the Day (v)

Ask for today's choice. Served with bread and butter

Crispy Chicken Strips

Strips of chicken in Louisana-style coating served with BBQ sauce and salad garnish

Sausages and Mash

Two pork sausages served with creamy mashed potato, peas and gravy

Scampi and Chips

Scampi served with skin on fries, peas or mushy peas, and tartare sauce

Ham, Egg and Chips

Thick cut ham served with skin on fries, peas and one free range egg

Mac and Cheese (v)

Authentic macaroni in a rich mature cheddar cheese sauce, served with garlic ciabatta and salad garnish

Fish and Chips

Our signature hake fillet freshly hand battered, served with skin on fries, peas or mushy peas, and tartare sauce

Ice Cream

Two scoops of vanilla ice cream served with chocolate sauce

Mango and Passion Fruit Cheesecake

A tropical and creamy baked cheesecake with a passion fruit and mango swirl on a coconut and oat biscuit base

Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate brownie with dark chocolate pieces served warm

Garlic Ciabatta (V)


Chicken Strips


Breaded chicken strips with a BBQ dip

Vegetable Strips (V)


Crunchy strips of carrot and cucumber with a sour cream or BBQ dip

Sunday Roasts


All served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Please ask for today's choice.

Macaroni Cheese (V)


Macaroni in a creamy mature Cheddar cheese sauce served with peas

Penne Bolognaise


Penne pasta in a tomato and basil bolognaise sauce served with garlic ciabatta

Sausage and Mash or Chips


Two pork and leek sausages with mash, peas and gravy or chips and beans

Pizza and Chips (V)


Cheese and tomato pizza served with chips and salad

Mini Fish and Chips


Fresh hand battered fish with fries and peas or beans

Battered Chicken Pieces


Two hand battered chicken pieces with fries and peas or beans

Beef Burger


4oz beef burger with fries and a small side salad

Chocolate Chip Brownie


With vanilla ice cream

Wafer Boat


A scoop of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, topped with chocolate sauce and sprinkles

Four Cheeses (v)


Tomato sauce stuffed crust pizza base topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, mature cheddar, montery jack and emmental cheeses



Tomato sauce stuffed crust pizza base topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella and sliced of pepperoni

Chicken and Bacon


Classic thin crust pizza base topped with tomato sauce, a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, cooked chicken and streaky bacon

Sandwich Buffet

£5.95 per person

A selection of freshly made sandwiches on white and brown bread, sausage and cheese rolls and a selection of crisps


£1.30 each or £150 for 125 items

Mini cottage pies, mini fish & chips, mini smoked salmon bagels, steak, Stilton & whisky rostis, grilled halloumi & avocado, roasted vegetable & goats cheese crostini, mini sausage & mash and mini chicken & bacon pies

Finger Buffet

£11.95 per person

Selection of filled ciabatta’s, vegetable spring rolls, honey & mustard sausages, breaded plaice goujons with tartare sauce, spiced cajun wedges, chicken wings and crisps

Fork Buffet

£14.95 per person

Selection of filled ciabatta’s, honey mustard sausages, spicy chicken wings, chicken & chorizo skewers, warm sausage rolls and cheese rolls, bread with hummus and oils, breaded mushrooms with garlic dip, buttered new potatoes and breaded plaice goujons with tartare sauce

Children’s Party Food

£6.50 per child

Chicken nuggets/Fish goujons and chips with unlimited squash

Unlimited tea & coffee can also be added to your buffet for a fixed price of £30

Why not pre-order your party drinks?

We have a number of drinks packages available, prosecco, beer bucket deals and also spirits and mixers. These are available at discounted prices if booked and paid for a minimum of 7 days in advance

Why not add a selection of desserts for £2.75 per person?

Profiteroles (GF)

With chocolate sauce or brownies (GF)


With cream and jam

Food service hours:
Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Fri: 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Sat: 12:00 - 21:00
Sun: 12:00 - 19:00

All Dishes May Contain Traces of Nuts - Please Ask for other Dietary Requirements

Buffet bookings will incur a 10% service charge

Our Traditional Sunday Roasts are very popular......please book in advance to avoid disappointment