Sample Menus - For Weddings and Dinners

Below are some of our most popular Wedding and Dinner menus. However, we are happy to discuss any other menu suggestions you may have, including vegetarian or fish options (some of which are listed) or any other special dietary requirements.

Glasses and Staff for serving your reception drinks are included at no extra charge.

 



Canapés (Average 6 pieces per person)

Examples:

Honey & Mustard Cocktail Sausages
Spring Rolls with Mango Dip
Smoked Salmon Blinis
Cheese Straws
Bruschetta
Tomato, mixed peppers or mushroom toppings
Mini Jacket Potatoes filled with fluffy mash
Mozzarella Pearls with Cherry Tomato & Basil Skewers
Parma wrapped Asparagus Spears
Chicken Liver Parfait or Smoked Salmon Mousse cocktail tartlets
Chicken Goujons with Garlic Mayonnaise
Butterfly Prawns with Sweet Chilli Dip

 



A few of our most popular choices:

Fan of Melon
With a Raspberry Coulis
& Kiwi Fruit
OR
Homemade Soup of your choice
served with crispy croutons

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Sautéed Breast of Chicken in Chasseur sauce
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables
Dauphinoise Potatoes
(Sliced & layered with cream, topped with cheese and baked in the Oven)
Parmentier Potatoes
(Fried potato mixed with onion & fresh herbs)
OR
Traditional Roast Breast of Chicken
With sage & onion stuffing
Roast & New Potatoes
Broccoli, Peas, Carrots
OR
Grilled Pork Sausages on a bed of Creamy Mash
Served with Onion Gravy
Roasted Root Vegetables & Peas

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Choice of Desserts
(See examples later)

** Different Starters or a Cheese Course can be provided at an additional cost

 

 

Traditional Roast with all the trimmings
with Silver Service at your tables

Starter or Soup – see examples later

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Roast Rib Eye Beef with Horseradish Sauce & Yorkshire Pudding

OR

Roast Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce,
Stuffing and Bacon Wrapped Chipolatas
 
Roast Potatoes & New Potatoes
Roast Parsnips
Broccoli
Steamed Leek & Carrot

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Choice of Desserts – see examples later

  Heart-warming Buffet
 

Starter or Soup – see examples later
(served to your guests at their tables)

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Hot Buffet Style
Sliced Roast Chicken with Sage & Onion Stuffing
Grilled Pork Sausages with Onion Gravy
Homemade Steak Pie
Roast & Creamed Potatoes
Honey Glazed Carrots
Cauliflower Cheese
Sautéed Cabbage

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Choice of Desserts – see examples later
(again, served to your guests at their tables)

 Have a starter and a soup (or champagne sorbet) for a small extra charge.
Or Add a Cheeseboard after dessert for a small extra charge.
(e.g. Cheddar, Brie & Stilton served with Biscuits & Grapes)

Salad Buffet

Starter or Soup – see examples later
(served to your guests at their tables)

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Cold Buffet Style
Whole Roast Turkey (Chef to carve)
Home Baked Gammon Ham
Assorted Quiche
Prawn & Cucumber Salad
Homemade Coleslaw
Sweet Curried Rice Salad
Hot New Potatoes
Mixed Seasonal Salad
Dressings & Pickles

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Choice of Desserts – see examples later
(again, served to your guests at their tables)


  Lamb Shank – Served to your guests

Starter or Soup – see examples later

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Braised Lamb Shank With Rosemary Jus
On a bed of Mashed Potato
Redcurrant Jelly
Mint Sauce
Honey Roast Parsnips
Batons of Carrot
Broccoli Florets
Petit Pois

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Choice of Desserts – see examples later

Have a starter and a soup (or champagne sorbet) for a small extra charge.
Or Add a Cheeseboard after dessert for a small extra charge.
(e.g. Cheddar, Brie & Stilton served with Biscuits & Grapes)

Carvery Buffet

Starter or Soup – see examples later
(served to your guests)

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Roast Rib of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and Horseradish
Roast Turkey with Sage & Onion Stuffing,
Bacon Wrapped Chipolatas and Cranberry Sauce
Roast & New Potatoes
Cauliflower Cheese
Roasted Root Vegetables
Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Chestnuts (seasonal)

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Choice of Desserts – see examples later
(again, served to your guests at their tables)



  Summer Buffet

Starter or Soup – see examples later
(served to your guests)

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Cold Buffet Style
Roast Rib of Beef
Whole Roast Turkey (Chef to carve)
Home Baked Gammon Ham
Whole Poached Salmon
Fresh Dressed Crab
Assorted Quiche
Prawn & Cucumber Salad
Egg Mayonnaise
Avocado Salad
Homemade Coleslaw
Sweet Curried Rice Salad
Pasta Salad
Mixed Seasonal Salad
Hot New Potatoes
Dressings & Pickles

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Choice of Desserts – see examples later
(again, served to your guests at their tables)
 

Have a starter and a soup (or champagne sorbet) for a small extra charge.
Or Add a Cheeseboard after dessert for a small extra charge.
(e.g. Cheddar, Brie & Stilton served with Biscuits & Grapes)



Some of our Soups and Starters

Soups

Cream of Vegetable
Leek & Potato
Tomato & Basil
Spicy Parsnip
Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato
Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato
Mushroom
Carrot & Coriander
Roasted Vegetable

** Other soups available – please enquire about your personal favourite

Starters

Avocado & Bacon
Served on a crispy green salad with honey & mustard dressing

Classic Prawn Cocktail
Norwegian prawns on a bed of crisp salad leaves and seafood sauce
served with brown bread & butter

Salad Caprese
Mozzarella Cheese with Juicy Beefsteak Tomatoes & Basil, drizzled
with Green Pesto

Farmhouse Paté
with Red Onion Marmalade & Toast

Fresh Salmon Fish Cakes
served with chive mayonnaise & Salad Garnish

Smoked Duck & Orange Salad

Half melon filled with Blackcurrant or Mango Sorbet, or Fresh Strawberries

Antipasti Platter
Mozzarella Cheese with Juicy Beefsteak Tomatoes served with Salami,
Parma Ham, Pepperoni, Artichoke and Olives

Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Terrine
served with Melba Toast

Caesar Salad (with or without Chicken)
Romaine Lettuce, Rustic Croutons, Caesar Dressing, Parmesan Shavings

Warm Camembert (or Brie) and Caramelised Onion Tart With a Balsamic Glaze

 

 



Vegetarian & Fish Dishes

All quotes allow for the addition of a Vegetarian Option at no additional cost

Leek & Lentil Loaf
Carrot & Cashew Nut Roast (Also suitable for Vegans)
Mushroom Stroganoff
Vegetable Risotto (Also suitable for Vegans)
Mixed Bean Chilli
Spinach & Ricotta Flan
Roasted Vegetable Quiche
Vegetable Lasagne (or other pasta dish)
Baked Aubergines with Garlic crumb topping
Mild and sweet Vegetable Curry
Puff Pastry Tart with Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato mash, Feta Cheese & Mediterranean Vegetables
Warm Goats Cheese & Caramelised onion Tart


Poached Salmon with Fresh Asparagus & Hollandaise Sauce
Herb Crusted Loin of Cod on a bed of Samphire
Steamed Fillets of Lemon Sole Rolled with Smoked Salmon
(supplement may apply)
 

 



Dessert Examples

(Select two from which guests can choose on the day,
with the exception of the *Mini Dessert Platter which would be served to all your guests)


Homemade Apple Pie
Fresh Fruit Salad
Lemon Mousse
Chocolate Roulade
Raspberry Pavlova
Tiramisu
Banoffee
Hot Chocolate Fudge Brownie Sundae
Crème Brûleé
Summer Pudding (seasonal)
Hazelnut & Raspberry Roulade
Lemon Cheesecake
Hot Chocolate Pudding with Hot Chocolate Sauce
Sticky Toffee Pudding
All Butter Lemon Tart
Eton Mess
Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce

(All the above desserts served with fresh cream, Ice Cream or Custard where applicable)

*Mini Dessert Platter example – other choices available
(Raspberry Pavlova, Chocolate Fudge Brownie & Toffee Apple Pecan Pie –
served with an Ice Cream Selection)
 

 

Afternoon Tea
(Served to your guests at their tables)


Assorted Sandwiches:
Made with both brown and white bread
Turkey & Cranberry
Roast Beef & Horseradish
Lightly smoked Gammon Ham & Mustard
Tuna Mayonnaise and Cucumber
Free Range Egg & Cress
Salad (Salad leaves, tomato, cucumber, red onion)
Grated cheese & Vine Ripened Tomato

Warm Homemade Sausage Rolls
Cheese & Tomato and Cheese & Onion Tartlets
(All presented on 3 Tier Cake Stands on the tables
and replenished by our waiting staff)

Lemon Drizzle Cake
Victoria Sandwich Cake (filled with jam and dusted with icing sugar)
Farmhouse Fruit Cake
Bite size Fresh Cream Pastries
Freshly Baked Scones with Strawberry Jam & Clotted Cream

Tea & Coffee
(served and refilled throughout the afternoon)


** Different flavoured cakes or cupcakes available on request
 

 
Costs quoted for all the menus include the following at no extra charge:

 
Crockery, Cutlery, Glassware and Waiting Staff for both the reception and through the meal
Cake Stand and Knife
Table Number Stands
Jugs of Iced Water on the tables
Baskets of Fresh Bread and Butter on the Tables
Coffee / Tea and After Dinner Mints
(Served Buffet Style for 30 minutes after the end of the meal/speeches)
The Cutting of Your Cake
 
If you have any favours or decorations for your tables, we are happy to place these, when we lay the tables, at no extra charge
 
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We can arrange hire of Table linen & Napkins but, unfortunately, have to pass this extra cost on –
please ask for details, if required
 
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Children:
 
Aged 5-12 yrs – half price
Aged 4 yrs and under – free
 
Children are welcome to have smaller portions of the adult choice, or something different that they would like. e.g. Shepherd’s Pie, Pasta & Sauce, Chicken Bites, Sausages
 
 
Costs quoted assume that full kitchen facilities are available at your venue – should any additional equipment be required (e.g. ovens, hot cupboards, urns), we would have to pass this cost on.
Please ask for details, if required.


Please ensure that any special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, nut allergies, gluten/dairy free etc.) are accounted for.

Evening Buffet Suggestions

Finger Buffet 1

Assorted Sandwiches

Cocktail Sausage Rolls

Chicken Assortment
(Breaded Goujons, Saté skewers, BBQ wings)

Cocktail Sausages

Assorted Quiche

Mini Eastern Selection
(samosas, onion rings, vegetable rolls
with a mango dip)

Crisps & Nuts

  Finger Buffet 2

Assorted Sandwiches

Cocktail Sausage Rolls

Assorted Quiche

Cocktail Sausages

Pizza Squares

Chicken selection
(goujons, saté, BBQ wings served with a dip)

Open Bridge Rolls
(smoked salmon, cream cheese and egg & cress)

Mini Eastern Selection
(samosas, onion rings, vegetable rolls
with a mango dip)

Vegetable Crudités

Crisps, Nuts & Cheese Biscuits

Bite Size Fresh Cream Pastries
 

 

Finger Buffet 3

Mediterranean Prawns with Garlic mayonnaise

Vegetable Crudités

Mini Sausage Rolls

Open Bridge Rolls
(smoked salmon, tuna mayo, cream cheese,
egg & cress)

Tortilla Wraps
(Ham & Rocket with granary mustard mayo,
Chicken & Bacon Mayo, Coronation Chicken,
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables & Hummous
and Egg & Cress)

Chicken Assortment
(Breaded Goujons, Saté skewers, BBQ Wings)

Cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon

A selection of mini quiches

Cheese Scones topped with guacamole
& sweet pepper

Breaded Prawns

Haddock Goujons

Paté & Toast

Turkey & Cranberry Toasts

Cheese Straws

Fruit Platter
 

  Farmhouse Buffet

Selection of Crusty Breads

Biscuits for cheese

Assortment of English & Continental Cheeses
(e.g. Mature Cheddar, Stilton,  Brie)

Farmhouse Paté

Sliced Gammon Ham

Roast Turkey

Smoked Salmon dressed with lemons

Bowls of Peeled Prawns

Mixed Salad

Coleslaw, Pasta, Potato Salad

Bowls of cherry tomatoes, cucumber, onions, pickles, celery & grapes

Fresh Fruit Platter
 

Other Evening Buffet Suggestions

Evening BBQ
May – September Only
(weather permitting)

Sausages & Burgers

Vegetarian Option

Selection of Breads & Rolls

Sliced Tomatoes, Cucumber

Cheese & Sauces
 
(Additional menus available)
 

  Cheese & Paté Platters

 

Selection of Crusty Breads

Assortment of English & Continental Cheeses
(e.g. Mature Cheddar, Stilton, Brie)

Farmhouse Paté

Bowls of cherry tomatoes, cucumber, onions, pickles, celery & grapes

Fresh Fruit Platter

 

Warm Bagels
 

Hot Salt Beef, Pickles & Dijon Mustard

Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables
 

  Late Snack
Served From 9.00pm – 10.30pm

Hot Bacon & Sausage Rolls
(Vegetarian Options included, if required)
Served with mini cones of French Fries
 
Complimentary Small Cheese Platter

N.B. Number of staff present for your evening catering depends on the number of guests and menu chosen.

Evening Carvery
(Our ‘Indoor Hog Roast’)

A Chef will be there carving your hot, oven roasted:

Legs and Loins of Pork

Also, your Choice of Sausages
(e.g. Honey Roasted, Cumberland etc.)

Accompanied with
Stuffing, Fresh Apple Sauce, Mustards, Caramelised Onions, Ketchup

OR

Roast Beef (small supplement) accompanied with Horseradish, Mustard, Sautéed Onions
 
AND

(if required for your vegetarian guests)
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Grilled Haloumi & Vegetarian Sausages
 
A selection of Crusty Breads and Rolls
 
A complementary Cheese Platter with Grapes, Cherry Tomatoes, Celery and Biscuits
 

Or choose one of our Themed Evening Hot Buffet suggestions

(A chef would prepare and waitress would serve these for approximately one and a half hours)

Mexican Wave
 
Chicken Fajitas
Chilli Beef Tacos
Spiced Vegetable Burritos
Tortilla Chips
Sour Cream
Salsa
Guacamole
Grated Cheese
 
  American Legends
 
Sticky BBQ Ribs
Buffalo Wings
Loaded Potato Skins
Burgers 
Hot Dogs
Southern Fried Chicken
Mustards & Relishes
Curry Night
 
Mild & Sweet Chicken or Vegetable Curry & Rice
Naan Bread
Poppadums
Mango Chutney
 Raita
Onion Bhajis
Vegetable Samosas
  Mambo Italiano
 
Lasagne (Beef or Vegetable)
Assorted Garlic Breads
Mixed Salad
(with a choice of dressings)
Pizza Slices
(Pepperoni;
Parma Ham, Mushroom & Rocket;
Mediterranean Vegetable & Pesto)
 

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