This isn’t just any eating establishment, this is a pub like you’ve never experienced with grub prepared with a twist to match!
From the moment you’re greeted like a long-lost friend, until you lean back in your chair completely content, you will bask in a unique dining treat that will leave you feeling like you’ve just visited the best English Pub right here in Michigan.
What is a Gastro Pub? A public house – or pub – often refers to the “local” hang out, that is licensed to serve an amazing variety of alcoholic beverages on the premises followed by pub grub with a twist!
Little Traverse Inn- Dinner Menu
Smoked Salmon on Irish Soda Bread with chive butter
Regionally sourced smoked Salmon filet served on a tasty traditional Irish bread made with buttermilk and raisins garnished with our homemade chive butter
A crisp and flavorful Indian inspired British staple that is delicately spiced with coriander and cumin, and served golden brown
Poppadums with Homemade Apple Tomato Chutney
A wafer thin East Indian Bread made with lentil flour served with our home made chutneys. YUM!
Our Scotch Egg is made from our exclusive “Banger” Sausage meat wrapped around a hard boiled farm fresh egg, served on a bed of greens with homemade whisky mustard sauce. Enjoy This little delicacy was made out of necessity in the Middle Ages by Scottish farmers and shepherds as a means of taking food out to the fields without having to return home for lunch. The scotch egg has now become a favorite pub meal.
Crispy Haggis Parcels
This delicious sausage dish is prepared with a captivating crunch and served with our whisky mustard sauce. During a trip to Scotland Gemma, my now 16 year old, fell in love with this traditional Scottish delicacy.
Baked Brie Wonderful creamy Brie topped with a Homemade Red Onion Marmalade and served with toasted Focaccia Fingers and Celery Sticks
Asparagus Naan Bread Pizza (Seasonal) Delicious Baked Naan Bread topped with Garlic Oil, Parmesan Béchamel Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese all finished off with Fresh Green Onions, Summer Squash and Asparagus.
Beer Battered Asparagus (Seasonal) Lightly seasoned Asparagus spears dipped in our wonderful beer batter and delicately fried , served with sriracha ranch sauce.
This recipe, one of our favorites, it includes cubed steak and tomatillos all served in a nice spice — a slight divergence from the British Pub Grub, but a Leask household tradition.
Soup of the day Each day the Chef creates a new soup. Today it is Cheddar, Jalapeno and Bacon. It was Cream of Asparagus and before that a wonderful Morel and Onion Bisque. Come see and taste the next gastronomical delight
Served with our homemade warm bacon dressing with mushrooms, onion and poached egg.
Grilled Romaine Heart served with English Muffin Croutons, black olives, sundried tomatoes and parmesan, all topped with our homemade ceaser dressing.
Wedge with cherry tomatoes and house dressing.
Fish and Chips
The Inn version of this English Tradition features flakey cuts of the finest fish, gift wrapped in a Yorkshire Beer Batter and served with our signature double boiled, fresh cut, Inn Fries.
This dish is as traditionally British and Irish as it comes. Our Shepherd’s Pie is a well seasoned casserole of tender lamb and hearty vegetables topped with herb infused mash potatoes and cheddar cheese. Tasty!
Fish Pie This other favorite from Northern England will truly make your mouth water—a combination of smoked whitefish, cod and shrimp sautéed in a delicious béchamel sauce laced with onion and mushrooms the topped with our seasoned mashed potatoes and panko breadcrumbs. Served with minted peas
Irish Lamb Stew (special)
A taste of Ireland. Nothing optimizes Irish Pub Grub better than a good Lamb Stew. Wash it down with a pint of Guinness and you will believe you’re sitting in Dublin. Someone get their fiddle!
Toad in the Hole
Yorkshire Pudding, Mash Potatoes, English Style Bangers & Traditional Onion Gravy. Yorkshire comfort food, at its best.
Steak and Ale Pie (special)
Home made from scratch. Our old family recipe of tender cuts and rich sauce neatly cradled in the flakiest of crusts
Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding (Saturday)
A northern English delight. Thinly sliced slow cooked Roast Beef served on top of a Yorkshire pudding, a fresh baked English bread soufflé, smothered in homemade onion gravy.
Chicken Tikka Masala
In India the word Tikka means pieces or bits. Chicken Tikka Masala is a delicious dish in which chicken, pre marinated in yoghurt and spices. is grilled and then added to a thick and creamy onion and tomato based sauce. At the inn we add a little coconut milk for a lovely sweet and smokey flavor. Chicken Tikka Masala is now England’s biggest selling dish, surpassing even Fish and Chips. It is Graeme’s favorite.
Byriani This tasty and spicy Kashmiri offering is a spinach, onion and tomato based stew, seasoned with a number of great aromatic spices and dried Kashmiri chiles. Choose to add Chicken Tikka or Shrimp for a dish designed just for you
Homemade Mac & Cheese Keeping up with our motto of “Pub Grub with a twist”, we know you will enjoy the Inn’s version of Mac & Cheese – four cheeses, prosciutto, pickled jalapenos and panko bread crumbs.
Burger Corner You can choose between 3 of the tastiest burgers around. All burgers are made with a 1/2lb patty of fine choice ground beef. House Burger Pickled Jalapeno Mayonnaise, Canadian Bacon, Aged Swiss, Greens and a fried egg. BBQ Burger Patty stuffed with Jalapeno, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and topped with Canadian Bacon, Aged Swiss, Greens and our homemade BBQ sauce. Chutney Burger Patty stuffed with Jalapeno, Cheddar Cheese and Bacon, topped with Canadian Bacon, Aged Swiss, Greens and our homemade Apple and Tomato Chutney
Sirloin Tips Dry rubbed, top sirloin prepared to order and served with a roasted butter demi-glace, our sautéed leek and roasted garlic mash potatoes and seasonal vegetable or our signature French fries
Filet Mignon Thinly sliced Filet drizzled with a garlic and mushroom red wine reduction served with seasoned mash potatoes and vegetables
Salmon Bridie (Special) This wonderful Scottish delicacy is a favorite when on special. A delicately seasoned salmon Fillet is wrapped in a flaky filo pastry and served with a cream dill sauce and seasonal vegetables.
Salmon We prepare many different salmon dishes and highlight a different dish each day, the Salmon Bridie being one of them. Please ask your server about today’s offering.
Dover Sole The premier North Atlantic Whitefish with a unique and delicate flavor. Served with a subtle white wine and butter reduction, red skin potatoes and vegetable
Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb Cooked to temperature and served with seasoned red skin potatoes and vegetable.
Sweet Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin Prime cut of pork, slow roasted in teriyaki marinade, sliced and served with special fried rice and vegetable of the day.
Chef’s Chicken We highlight different chicken dishes each day. Please ask your server for today’s selection.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Nothing says English dessert like sticky toffee pudding, a steamed dessert consisting of a very moist sponge cake, made with finely chopped dates, infused with a toffee sauce. May we suggest some homemade custard or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Fresh Fruit Crumble with Warm Custard
Another old family recipe. Please ask your server what the crumble of the day is.
Gooey Chocolate Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream
Pure decadence but oh so good.
A baked meringue topped with fresh fruit and homemade whipped cream .
Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
A recipe of dried fruits and homemade bread, lightly spiced, served up with a shot of whiskey sauce.
Butterscotch Banana Split Caramelized Bananas topped with homemade Butterscotch sauce, Vanilla ice cream , Fresh whipped cream and a cherry.
Mac and Cheese
Naan Bread Pizza
Nessie Nuggets and Fries
Bangers and Mash
Kids Fish and Chips
Monday Dec 22 & Tuesday Dec 23 – Open at 4pm
Wednesday Dec 24 (Christmas Eve) Closed
Thursday Dec 25 (Christmas Day) Closed
Friday Dec 26 Open at 1.00pm (Customer appreciation afternoon) Join us for deep fried turkey and live music on us. Dinner starts at 5pm
Saturday & Sunday Open at Noon for lunch and dinner
Monday Dec 29 & Tuesday Dec 30 – Open at 4pm
Wednesday Dec 31 (New Years Eve) Open at 5pm ask us about our dinner/B&B packages
Thursday Jan 1 – Closed
Friday Jan 2 – Open at 1pm
Kitchen closes 9pm daily except Sunday at 8.30pm