DeRoKa Mediterranean Restaurant

We invite you to visit The Deroka Restaurant. Situated in the heart of historic Hitchin and offering a range of spectacular mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed environment. Ring now to book your table. 01462 455666

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12pm - 4pm
Mon-Sat: 6pm - 11pm

Our Food Menu

Lunch Menu

2 Courses: £9.90
3 Courses £11.90
Mon-Sat, 12pm-4pm (excl Pub. Hols)

Evening Menu

2 Courses: £15.90
3 Courses £19.90
Mon-Sat, 6pm-11pm

Lunch Menu

Some of our dishes may contain traces of nut. Please speak to a member of staff for more information

Download the lunch menu

Cold Starters

Houmous A Mediterranean chickpeas speciality, lemon juice, olive oil & garlic
Aubergine Ezme Slow cooked aubergines, puréed with tahini and yoghurt
Deep Fried French Brie Served with mix berry coulis & crispy salad leaves
Prawn & Crayfish Served with cocktail sauce & lettuce
Liver Pate Brandy flavoured chicken liver, served with pitta bread and fruit chutney
Tzatziki Finely chopped cucumbers with mint garlic & Greek yoghurt
Kisir Bulgur wheat, crushed walnut, tomato sauce, mixed peppers, fresh mint & dill
Imam Bayildi Delicately fried aubergine topped with mixed peppers, pine kernels & tomato sauce (£1.00 Supplement)

Hot Starters

Soup of the day Please ask staff for details
Grilled Haloumi Charcoal grilled Greek cheese
Garlic Mussels Mussels, out of their shells, cooked in tomato, basil and garlic
Deep Fried French Brie Served with mix berry coulis
Borek Fresh filo pastry filled with Greek feta cheese & spinach
Whitebait Coated with flour and fried. Served with tartare sauce
Flat Mushroom Topped with oven cooked vegetables and melted mozzarella cheese
Calamari Deep fried squid served with tartar sauce
Vegetable Kizartma Lightly fried aubergines, courgettes, carrots and charlestone peppers on a bed of greek yoghurt and topped with home-made tomato sauce (£1.00 Supplement)
Tiger Prawns Cooked with a sweet chilli and garlic butter sauce, served with salad (£1.90 Supplement)

Sides

Basmati rice £2.20
Side Salad £3.20
Skin On Chips £2.40
Cream Spinach £2.90
Stir-fried Vegetable £3.20
Sauteed Mushrooms £2.90

Salads

Chicken & Avocado Grilled chicken breast served on bed of green leaves, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and home-made dressing
Mediterranean V Feta cheese and pitted olives, served on a bed of green leaves, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onions, dressed with olive oil and pomegranate sauce
Goats’ Cheese & Avocado Salad V Goats’ Cheese and avocado served on a bed of green leaves, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onions, dressed with olive oil and pomegranate sauce

Pasta Dishes

Blue Cheese & Asparagus V Penne pasta cooked with blue cheese and locally sourced asparagus
Arrabbiata V Penne pasta cooked delicately in a spicy tomato sauce
Pesto Chicken Pasta Penne with chicken, mushroom and pesto

Sea Food

Grilled Salmon Fillet Served with cream spinach, new potatoes and saffron cream sauce
Fillet Sea Bass Served with new potatoes, tartare sauce and accompanied with baby leaf and rocket salad
Mediterranean Prawns King prawns cooked with a variety of vegetables brought to a simmer in a garlic butter and sweet chilli sauce

Charcoal Grill

Lamb Kofte Lean and tender fillet of lamb grilled over charcoal and served with rice and salad
Chicken Skewers Lean and succulent cubes of chicken breast skewered and grilled over charcoal, served with rice and salad
Wild Boar & Chorizo Burger Served with jalapeños, skin-on chips and a salad garnish
Mint & Rosemary Lamb Burger Served with a mint garlic sauce, salad leaves and skin-on chips
Lamb Kebab Lean and meltingly tender cubes of lamb grilled over charcoal and served with rice and stir-fried vegetables (£1.00 supplement)
Rib Eye Steak Served with skin-on chips, salad and home-made gravy sauce (£2.90 supplement)
Lamb Cutlets (3pcs) Served with root mashed potatoes, stir-fried vegetables and gravy sauce (£2.90 supplement)

Traditional Favourites

Mediterranean Style Vegetarian Moussaka V Served with rice and salad
Mediterranean Style Meat Moussaka Served with rice and salad
Lamb Casserole Pan cooked diced lamb, onion, peppers, mushroom and tomato sauce, served with rice
Deroka Chicken Grilled chicken strips served with root mashed potato, creamy mushroom sauce
Traditional Aubergine Kebab Oven cooked aubergine and minced lamb with tomato sauce, served with rice
Beef Bourguignon Cooked in red wine sauce with bacon, mushroom and carrot, served with root mashed potato
Homemade Fish Cakes Served with Thai sauce, salad garnish and skin-on chips
Imam Bayıldı V Delicately fried aubergine topped with mixed peppers, pine kernels and tomato sauce served with rice and salad
Vegetable Guvech Sautéed mediterranean vegetables seasoned and brought to simmer in a home-made tomato sauce and served with rice
Kleftiko Oven cooked lamb knuckle served with root mashed potatoes (£2.90 supplement)

Desserts

Tiramisu All time classic
Banoffee Pie Simply traditional
Belgian Chocolate Pudding Dark chocolate pudding with Belgian chocolate sauce
Strawberry Cheese Cake Traditional biscuit base filled with thick creamy cheese
Crème Brûlée All time favourite. (£1.00 Supplement)
Ice Cream (2 Scoops) Choice of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Add extra scoop for £1.90.

Hot Drinks

Espresso S: £1.70, D: £1.90
White Coffee £2.00
Americano £2.00
Cappuccino £2.30
Hot Chocolate £2.30
Café Latte £2.30
English Tea £1.60
Herbal Teas £1.80
Liquor Coffees £4.90

Evening Menu

Some of our dishes may contain traces of nut. Please speak to a member of staff for more information

Download the evening menu

Cold Starters

Houmous V A Mediterranean chickpea speciality
Aubergine Ezme V Slow cooked aubergines, puréed with tahini and yoghurt
Prawn & Crayfish Served with cocktail sauce & lettuce
Liver Pate Brandy flavoured chicken liver, served with pitta bread and fruit chutney
Tzatziki V Finely chopped cucumbers with mint garlic & Greek yoghurt
Kisir (cous cous) V Bulgur wheat, crushed walnut, tomato sauce, mixed peppers, fresh mint & dill
Imam Bayildi V Delicately fried aubergine topped with mixed peppers, pine kernels & tomato sauce (£1.00 Supplement)

Hot Starters

Soup of the day Please ask staff for details
Grilled Haloumi V Charcoal grilled Greek cheese
Garlic Mussels Mussels, out of their shells, cooked in tomato, basil and garlic
Deep Fried French Brie V Served with mix berry coulis
Borek V Fresh filo pastry filled with Greek feta cheese & spinach
Whitebait Coated with flour and fried. Served with tartare sauce
Flat Mushroom V Topped with oven cooked vegetables and melted mozzarella cheese
Calamari Deep fried squid served with tartar sauce
Vegetable Kizartma V Lightly fried aubergines, courgettes, carrots and charlestone peppers on a bed of greek yoghurt and topped with home-made tomato sauce (£1.00 Supplement)
Tiger Prawns Cooked with a sweet chilli and garlic butter sauce, served with salad (£1.90 Supplement)
Chef's selection Mixed Mezze (Please ask for details) 2 People • £2.90 supplement, 4 People • £4.90 supplement, 6 People • £5.90 supplement

Sides

Basmati rice £2.20
Side Salad £3.20
Skin On Chips £2.40
Cream Spinach £2.90
Stir-fried Vegetable £3.20
Sauteed Mushrooms £2.90

Salads

Chicken & Avocado Grilled chicken breast served on bed of green leaves, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and home-made dressing
Mediterranean V Feta cheese and pitted olives, served on a bed of green leaves, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onions, dressed with olive oil and pomegranate sauce

Pasta Dishes

Blue Cheese & Asparagus V Penne pasta cooked with blue cheese and locally sourced asparagus
Arrabbiata V Penne pasta cooked delicately in a spicy tomato sauce
Pesto Chicken Pasta Penne with chicken, mushroom and pesto
Seafood Pasta Penne cooked with mussells, salmon and king prawns cooked in a choice of a home-made tomato sauceor cream sauce

Sea Food

Grilled Salmon Fillet Served with cream spinach, new potatoes and saffron cream sauce
Fillet Sea Bass Served with new potatoes, tartare sauce and accompanied with baby leaf and rocket salad
Swordfish Steak Served on a bed of new potatoes, sautéed with spinach, peppers and tomato
Seafood Guvech Cooked mussels, salmon and king prawns sautéed with a variety of vegetables. Served with rice (£1.90 supplement)
Mediterranean Prawns King prawns cooked with a variety of vegetables brought to a simmer in a garlic butter and sweet chilli sauce (£2.90 supplement)
Tiger Prawns (shell-on) Served in their shell accompanied by a helping of skin-on chips and a chefs special salad (£4.90 supplement)

Charcoal Grill

Lamb Kebab Lean and meltingly tender cubes of lamb grilled over charcoal and served with rice and stir-fried vegetables (£1.00 supplement)
Lamb Kofte Lean and tender fillet of lamb grilled over charcoal and served with rice and salad
Chicken Skewers Lean and succulent cubes of chicken breast skewered and grilled over charcoal, served with rice and salad
Wild Boar & Chorizo Burger Served with jalapeños, skin-on chips and a salad garnish
Mint & Rosemary Lamb Burger Served with a mint garlic sauce, salad leaves and skin-on chips
DeRoKa Mix Grill Sharing Platter (Minimum serving of 2 persons) Lamb Chops, Skewered Lamb and Chicken, Lamb Kofte served with rice and a chefs special salad
Rib Eye Steak Served with skin-on chips, salad and home-made gravy sauce (£2.90 supplement)
Lamb Cutlets (3pcs) Served with root mashed potatoes, stir-fried vegetables and gravy sauce (£2.90 supplement)

Traditional Favourites

Mediterranean Style Vegetarian Moussaka V Served with rice and salad
Mediterranean Style Meat Moussaka Served with rice and salad
Lamb Casserole Pan cooked diced lamb, onion, peppers, mushroom and tomato sauce, served with rice
Deroka Chicken Grilled chicken strips served with root mashed potato, creamy mushroom sauce
Traditional Aubergine Kebab Oven cooked aubergine and minced lamb with tomato sauce, served with rice
Beef Bourguignon Cooked in red wine sauce with bacon, mushroom and carrot, served with root mashed potato
Homemade Fish Cakes Served with Thai sauce, salad garnish and skin-on chips
Imam Bayıldı V Delicately fried aubergine topped with mixed peppers, pine kernels and tomato sauce served with rice and salad
Chicken Guvech Grilled Chicken Breast sauteed with peppers, mushrooms, courgettes, onions brought to a simmer in a homemade tomatoe sauce and served with rice
Vegetable Guvech Sautéed mediterranean vegetables seasoned and brought to simmer in a home-made tomato sauce and served with rice
Kleftiko Oven cooked lamb knuckle served with root mashed potatoes (£2.90 supplement)

Desserts

Tiramisu All time classic
Banoffee Pie Simply traditional
Belgian Chocolate Pudding Dark chocolate pudding with Belgian chocolate sauce
Strawberry Cheese Cake Traditional biscuit base filled with thick creamy cheese
Ice Cream (2 Scoops) Choice of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Add extra scoop for £1.90.
Crème Brûlée All time favourite. (£1.00 Supplement)

Hot Drinks

Espresso S: £1.70, D: £1.90
White Coffee £2.00
Americano £2.00
Cappuccino £2.30
Hot Chocolate £2.30
Café Latte £2.30
English Tea £1.60
Herbal Teas £1.80
Liquor Coffees £4.90

Our Drinks Menu

Wine drinking guide

  • a) Very dry, light, delicate white
  • b) Dry, herbaceous or aromatic white
  • c) Juicy, fruit-driven, ripe white
  • i) Dry, elegant rosé wine
  • f) Juicy, medium-bodied, fruit-led red
  • g) Spicy, peppery, warming red
  • h) Oaked, intense, concentrated red
  • k) Luscious, rich, sticky, sweet wine

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White Wine

Bin Guide Wine Small Medium Bottle
1 c Solandia Grillo, Terre Siciliane, Italy 13%
The sun-loving grape of Sicily offers a melange of tropical fruit flavours followed by light almond and dried peaches.
£3.70 £5.20 £14.90
2 b Cullinan View Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, South Africa 12.5%
Attractive Grassy Cape wine laden with crunchy gooseberry crispness.
£4.10 £5.70 £15.90
3 c Mill Cellars Chardonnay, SE Australia 13.5%
Rich and rounded citrus and tropical fruits seasoned with vanilla spice.
£4.40 £6.00 £16.90
4 a Parini Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, Italy 12%
Distinctive nose of wild flowers, with touches of honey and banana: soft, fresh and lively with notes of ripe pear.
£4.50 £6.20 £17.40
5 a Fontana Candida, Frascati Superiore ‘Terre dei Grifi’, Lazio, Italy 12.5%
Lean, minerally style with a citrus freshness, hints of crushed almonds on the finish.
£17.40
6 b Esporão, Alandra Branco, Alentejo, Portugal 12.5%
Aromatic notes of white peach and orange peel.
£18.40
7 b Malbrontes Torrontés, Mendoza, Argentina 13%
Shows the typical floral spice profile that has made Torrontés fashionable recently.
£20.50
8 b Vidal Riesling, Marlborough, New Zealand 13%
A fine example of the Riesling grape, showing lime and floral aromas combined with the minerality and citrus fruit flavours typical of the grape in an off-dry, ‘New World’ style
£21.50
9 c Domaine Zinck, Pinot Gris ‘Portrait Range’, Alsace, France 12.5%
Dry with a refreshing palate that carries aromas of greengage, green apple and a touch of spice and smokiness.
£25.50
10 b Vionta Albariño, Rías Baixas, Spain 13%
Green apple, banana and melon on the nose: the soft, yet refreshing palate is dominated by peach and aromatic notes.
£27.50
11 b Joseph Mellot, Sancerre ‘La Gravelière’, Loire, France 12.5%
Vibrant, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc at its best, opulent on the nose and palate, stylishly dry on the finish.
£33.50

Rosé Wine

Bin Guide Wine Small Medium Bottle
12 i Kleine Zalze Gamay Noir Rosé, Coastal Region, South Africa 13%
Salmon coloured rosé, bursting with strawberry and raspberry fruit flavours.
£4.00 £5.60 £15.50
13 i Rare Vineyards Cinsault Vieilles Vignes Rosé, Pays d’Oc, France 12%
Harvested in the cool of the morning and cool fermented to ensure that the flavours of fresh summer fruit are retained (125ml measure available upon request)

Red Wine

Bin Guide Wine Small Medium Bottle
14 g Solandia Nero d’Avola, Terre Siciliane, Italy 13%
This wonderful indigenous grape produces Shiraz like flavours and spice with the extra bit of juicy fruit, liquorice and vanilla.
£3.70 £5.20 £14.90
15 f Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Parini, Italy 12.5%
Plum and cherry with notes of violet: dry, soft but well structured with a finish of dried fruits and toasted hazelnut.
£4.10 £5.70 £15.90
16 f The Vintner, Cabernet-Sangiovese, Langhorne Creek, Australia 14.5%
Cherry and blackcurrant fruit: delicious notes of mint on the nose
£15.90
17 f Rare Vineyards, Carignan Vieilles Vignes, Herault, France 12.5%
40-year-old vines give this red tremendous depth of flavour and fruit. Intense, bold with a rugged flavour of wild herbs and plums.
£16.90
18 g Callia Lunaris Malbec, San Juan, Argentina 13.5%
Enticing aromas of cherry, plum with a background of warming spice, with freshness to the finish.
£4.40 £6.00 £16.90
19 f Veramonte Merlot Reserva, Casablanca Valley, Chile 13.5%
Richly full of black berry and cherry aromas with hints of mint and a creamy velvet texture.
£4.75 £6.80 £20.50
20 f Don Jacobo Rioja Crianza Tinto, Bodegas Corral, Spain 12.5%
Abundant bright raspberry aromas mingle with sumptuous cherries and layered with a creamy barrique character.
£23.50
21 g Red Knot Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia 13.3%
Ripe strawberry and blackberry are embellished with floral, milk chocolate and black pepper nuances.
£24.50
22 g Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi County, USA 14.8%
Powerful and spicy with typical black pepper, plum and berry-fruit aromas and flavour. A very full-bodied palate but with ripe, velvety tannins giving a smooth, rounded finish.
£25.50
23 f Dashwood Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand 13.5%
Crunchy black and red cherry fruit, backed up by winter spice, plum and vanilla.
£28.50
24 h Château des Bardes, Grand Cru Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France 13%
The wine has rich, fruit aromas: juicy, sweet tannins backed by soft touches of vanilla-toastiness from time spent in oak.
£33.50

Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Bin Guide Wine Small Medium Bottle
25 Omni Rosé NV, Australia 11.5% £4.90
Bright full sparkle with soft creaminess and pronounced strawberry and raspberry fruit with a hint of sweetness.
£4.90 £22.50
26 Fantinel Prosecco Extra Dry, Italy 11.5%
Fresh, dry and fruity, a pleasant and extremely elegant bouquet with delightful, floral hints.
£5.50 £25.50
27 Louis Dornier et Fils Brut, France 12%
A light, fresh, vigorously youthful Champagne with a fine, elegant, slightly lemony nose, lively mousse and long, crisp palate.
£7.90 £39.90

Dessert Wine

Bin Guide Wine Small Medium Bottle
28 k Concha y Toro Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12%
Sumptuous, sweet wine with ripe papaya, peach and honey aromas. Light, fresh and fruity with a long, subtle, honeyed finish. (125ml measure available upon request)
£1.95 £5.25 £15.50

Cocktails

Small Medium
    Aperol Spritz
Prosecco, Aperol, Soda
£5.75    
Disaronno Sourz £5.75
Cosmopolitan
Vodka, Triple Sec, Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice
£5.75
Kir Royale
Champagne, Cassis
£8.95

Soft Drinks

Small Medium
    Still / Sparkling Water £1.80 £2.90  
Coke / Diet Coke £2.20
Lemonade £1.90
Tonic/Soda Water £1.90
Juices - Apple, Orange, Cranberry, Tomato £2.20

Apperitifs

Small Medium
    Campari 25% £3.30    
Martini Dry / Rosso 15% £3.30
Pimms No 1 25% £4.30

Beers & Ciders

Small Medium
    Efes 5% £3.70    
Stella Artois 4.8% £3.70
Peroni 5% £3.70
Wyld Wood Organic cider 6% £4.20

Spirits

Small Medium
    Vodka, Russian Standard 40% £3.50 £6.00  
Vodka, Smirnoff, Red 37.5% £3.70 £6.40
Vodka, Grey Goose 40% £4.50 £8.00
Gin, Beefeater 40% £3.50 £6.00
Gin, Gordons 37.5% £3.70 £6.40
Gin, Hendricks 40% £4.10 £7.20
Tequila, Olmeca Blanco, Silver 38% £3.50
Whisky, Whyte & Mackay 40% £3.50 £6.00
Whisky, Jameson, Irish 40% £3.50 £6.00
Whisky, Glen Grant, Malt 40% £3.50 £6.00
Whisky, Jack Daniels, USA 40% £3.50 £6.00
Whisky, Wild Turkey 101, Bourbon 50.5% £3.50 £6.00
Rum, Bacardi Superior, White 37.5% £3.50 £6.00
Rum, Havana Club, Especial 40% £3.50 £6.00
Brandy, Cognac, Martell VS*** 40% £4.00
Brandy, Armagnac, Janneau VSOP 40% £4.00
Brandy, Calvados, Vincent 40% £4.00
Brandy, Pear Cognac, Xante 38% £4.00
Brandy, Grappa 41% £4.00

Port

Small Medium
    Dow’s LBV 19% £4.00    

Liqueurs

Small Medium
    Amaretto 28% £4.00    
Baileys 18% £4.00
Cointreau 40% £4.00
Drambuie 40% £4.00
Frangelico 24% £4.00
Grand Marnier 40% £4.00
Limoncello 40% £4.00
Sambuca 22% £4.00
Southern Comfort 35% £4.00
Tia Maria 20% £4.00

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