A few sample menus ideas below to cater for :-

  • Wedding Receptions.
  • Corporate Lunches and receptions.
  • Parties for Birthdays, Christenings, Anniversaries, Hen and Stag Gatherings.
  • Specialising in Dinner parties- offering fine dining & service to anyone between Plymouth and Exeter, as well as holiday guests renting local homes for their celebrations. 
  • Any other occasion whether traditional, modern or 'quirky'.

We do cater for dietary requirements, there may be a small supplement.


Fully Served Wedding

These menus below are samples that can be interchanged with any of our dishes in the FOOD section.

We cater for dietary requirements.


FULLY SERVED Three Course Menus with Hot Main Dishes

Menus starting from £25.00


MENU 1

Local Manuka wood smoke roasted salmon with cucumber mango salsa & dill creme fraiche

*******
Chicken breast filled with either bacon, mushroom & thyme filling or
lemon, tarragon, cranberries and apricots, both served in a wine cream sauce

Hot buttered new potatoes, Vegetable of the season

Mixed roasted vegetables: sweet potato, parsnip, carrot, red onion,

courgette, fennel bulb, mixed coloured peppers.

******
Meringue baskets with rhubarb fool & starwberries
Chocolate brownie cheesecake


MENU 2
Avocado & crab salad with lemon grass & chilli dressing
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Woolston Court roast leg of lamb, carved and served with apple, cranberry and spices
Potato Dauphinois, (needing second oven £130 including gas)
Glazed carrots, Green beans or Broccoli
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Summer pudding and clotted cream
Panacotta with Grappa marinated fruit of the season


MENU 3

Local smoked duck & avocado with redcurrant & orange dressing

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Salmon en croute with prawns & spinach & a dill cream wine sauce
Or

Sea bass fillet served with sauce of garlic, ginger, vermouth, lemon, fresh herbs and cream

Buttered new potatoes, Carrots or Roasted butternut squash

Local vegetables of the season: mangetout or beans

******

Trio of sweets from the choices menu



MENU 4

Seared tuna with Japanese salad and sake soya dressing.

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Sirloin of beef with a horseradish crust served with a red wine sauce or a fresh pesto sauce

Roast potatoes

Carrots and parsnips in browned lemon butter

Green vegetable of the season

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Light lemon cheesecake with butterscotch sauce

Caramel and Cointreau choux buns

 
All menus include - French bread and butter, Coffee & Tea



SHARING MENUS
WITH HOT OR COLD MAIN DISHES

Menus from £24.00 per head for two courses & £28 for 3 courses plus vat

MENU

Starters

Sharing platters of Tapas;

Fresh or local smoked seafood, Local Smoked meats with fruit, pickles & chutneys, Our Pates or Mousses

Main dishes, choosing up to 3 choices from below

Roast joints of meat to be carved at the table with jugs of sauce
BBQ and Spit roast choices - see separate menus
VARIOUS CASSEROLES
Spicy sweet lamb with tomato onion garlic pineapple juice spices & walnuts
Austrian style Beef Goulash served with creme fraiche

Braised Beef with bacon onion Marsala herbs lemon & cream

Chicken with mushroom garlic bacon thyme red pepper & cream
Chicken Basque with peppers garlic olives tomato & paprika
Oriental dusk with orange ginger garlic lemon grass spring onions
Pork Piedmontaise - tomatoe mushroom rosemary lemon apricots & Marsala
Mixed seafood in a sauce of saffron wine, cream and lemon
Mediterranian seafood casserole with garlic toasts

Vegetarian crumble of tomato celery nuts fresh herbs and cheese or Spinach sweet potato and ricotta lasagne

Pies: Steak & Ale, Game, fish or vegetarian with our own short crust pastry

All served with hot dishes of seasonal vegetables or Salads and Hot buttered new potatoes.

Sweets to share from our Sweets in the MENU section

Bowls of Meringues, fresh summer fruits with clotted cream

Profiteroles with caramel or chocolate

Fresh fruit meringue torte

Mousses or cheesecakes

I cannot praise you highly enough, Claire.  From the very outset, when we were planning a wedding reception for 150, you filled us with such confidence and helped us make the right decisions about the food, the timings and all the clever extras that go towards making a fabulous day.  We were so very impressed with your experience in catering for so many and thrilled that you managed to produce such a detailed and delicious menu that was served apparently effortlessly.  We thought it was very good value and know that many of our guests will be in touch to arrange similar functions with you!  A million thanks for making it a memorable day for us all.
Lady Stewart, March 2013
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Buffet Receptions & Parties

Here are 2/3 sample reception buffet menus to give you a price guide.
Below them are four Smaller Buffets for private parties
All menus including bread and butter, coffee and tea.



BUFFETS RECEPTION TWO COURSE

Menus from £23.75 plus vat per head

 

Our menus are not set - these two course menus can be altered by interchanging from the reception choices, and they can also be preceded with a starter-

 see the reception choices

 

 

MENU 1  COLD

 

Baked dressed salmon

Horse radish crusted cold roast sirloin of beef with fresh pesto sauce

Chicken breast marinated in lime, sautéed and served with lime and tarragon sauce 

Leek and corn roulade with red pepper sauce                                                                       

Buttered hot new potatoes

Selection of five salads- from our list in the Choices Menu

 

Summer pudding

Rich chocolate and pecan tart with a drizzle of maple syrup

Praline vacherin: almond meringue with Amaretto, apricots & praline

 

 

 

MENU 2  COLD

 

Chicken boned & rolled filled with bacon, chicken breast, gammon, herbs, apricots, cranberries and lemon

or Chicken Tahitian or Chicken Tasman (see choices menu)

Home baked gammon

Cold sliced topside of roast beef

Roasted vegetable & feta cheese tart

Selection of four salads (see choices menu)

Hot buttered Potatoes

 

Apple glazed flan

Chocolate roulade filled with white chocolate & cream

Lemon meringue cream basket & kiwi fruit, passion fruit & orange

 

 

MENU 3  HOT BUFFET

 

Cornish caught haddock served with vermouth garlic fresh herbs wine & cream

Chicken breast with mushroom, bacon, thyme, red pepper in a wine & cream sauce

Slow cooked shoulder of Woolston lamb with subtle spices & apple

Vegetarian lasagne of sweet potato, spinach, courgette, mixed peppers & ricotta cheese

 

New potatoes with

With mixed roasted vegetables

or

Seasonal mixed leaf salad

Winter vegetable salad with fresh oregano and Balsamic dressing

 

Caribbean tart of lime curd, banana, fresh pineapple and Malibu

Vanilla cheese cake served with a butterscotch sauce


PRIVATE PARTY BUFFET MENUS

All Prices vary depending on numbers of dishes/ numbers of guests/ distance travelled.

 

MENU 1 - COLD BUDGET BUFFET  From £18 ph + Vat                                               

                                               

Chicken Tahitian or Coronation Chicken                                                           

Our Handmade Pork Pie                                                                       

Mixed Leaf Salad

Crunchy Coleslaw                                                                                   

Fennel and Radish Salad with lemon, olive oil & parsley                                                                       

Tomato, red onion &basil with balsamic dressing                                               

Potato Salad with fresh herbs                                                                       

            *****

Chocolate Roulade filled with white chocolate mousse & cream

Lemon Meringue Cream Basket & Kiwi Fruit, passion fruit & orange

 

MENU 2 - COLD BUFFET            From £20 ph + Vat

 

Chicken Boned & Rolled filled with bacon, chicken breast, gammon, herbs, apricots, cranberries and lemon or Chicken Tahitian or Chicken Tasman (see list in food section)

Oriental Beef Salad or Seafood Terrine                                                           

Roasted Vegetable & Feta Cheese Tart                                                            

Selection of Four Salads (see list in food section)

Hot buttered Potatoes                                                                                   

            *****                                                                                               

Chocolate Hazelnut Meringue with raspberry coulis

Light Lemony Cheesecake with butterscotch sauce

 

 

MENU 3 - COLD BUFFET  From £24ph + vat

             

Baked Dressed Salmon                                                                                   

Chicken Breast  served in lime & tarragon sauce                                               

Horse radish crusted Cold Roast Sirloin of Beef & fresh pesto sauce

Leek and Corn Roulade with red pepper sauce                                               

Hot New Potatoes                                                                                   

Selection of Five Salads- (see list in food section)

            *****                                                                                               

Summer Pudding                                                                                   

Rich Chocolate and Pecan Tart with a drizzle of maple syrup

Praline Vacherin: almond meringue with Amaretto, apricots & praline

 

 

MENU 4 -  HOT BUFFETFrom £20 ph + VAT

 

Chicken breast with mushroom garlic bacon thyme red pepper & cream           

Spicy Lamb with Pineapple Juice and Walnuts                                               

Spinach Sweet Potato & Ricotta Lasagne

Hot buttered New Potatoes                                                                       

Mixed winter vegetable Salad                                                                       

Salad of leaves with French dressing

            *****                                                                                               

Chocolate Tart with fresh raspberries                                                           

Lemon Baked Cheese Cake


 
These menus are all only suggestions, you can interchange
with any of the dishes in our food section to suit your ideas,
taste and budget.
Please contact us to discuss your options.

Hire of china & cutlery for private parties is £2.50 plus vat. Linen separate
...I knew from our first meeting that we spoke the same food language. I am very grateful to you for all your advice as to menus beforehand...your careful marketing...and your staff for skill and attention to detail in the preparation and presentation...
Mrs Willis, Pentille, St Mellion, June 2009
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Fine Dining

Price depends on guest numbers and choice of dishes, below is a selection of priced menus.

MENU 1 From £35ph + VAT

Local Manuka wood smoke roasted salmon served with a dill creme fraiche, Cucumber & mango salsa

Chicken supreme filled with chicken, bacon, apricots, lemon, herbs, in a wine cream sauce

Hot buttered new potatoes,

Mixed roasted vegetables: sweet potato, parsnip, carrot, red onion,

courgette, fennel bulb, mixed coloured peppers.

Vegetable of the season

 *****

Praline Vacherin: almonds, apricots and Amaretto liqueur

 

MENU 2 From £38ph + VAT

Fresh crab cakes served with chilli coconut & avocado salsa

*****

Woolston Court roast leg of lamb, carved and served with apple, cranberry and spices

Potato dauphinois,

Glazed carrots

Green beans or broccoli

 *****

Lemon almond tart with fresh raspberries


MENU 3 From £38 + VAT

Local smoked duck breast & avocado with redcurrant & orange dressing

*****

Locally caught sea bass fillet served with sauce of garlic, ginger, vermouth,

Lemon, fresh herbs and cream

Buttered new potatoes

Carrots or roasted butternut squash

Local vegetables of the season: mangetout or beans

*****

Fresh fruit tarts Coeur a la creme

 

MENU 4 From £40 + VAT

Seared tuna with Japanese salad and sake soya dressing.

*****           

Sirloin of beef with a horseradish crust served with a red wine sauce or a fresh pesto sauce

Roast potatoes

Carrots and parsnips in browned lemon butter

Green vegetable of the season

*****

Raspberry & passion fruit cheesecake

 

All menus include bread and butter, coffee and tea

 

 

Cheese board: a selection of West Country cheese served with biscuits and fruit

From £2.60 per person



All menus include bread and butter, coffee and tea
Cooks are all included, waiting staff are charged for seperately.

Thank you so much for the two special parties, which everyone enjoyed enormously and I could relax and look after my guests...the food for both occasions was absolutely delicious and I am particularly impressed that you could conjure up such a wonderful dinner party using my old Aga!
Mrs CM Seager-Berry, September 2011
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Eat While You Socialise

SUBSTANTIAL BUFFET: from £21.60 per person

Selection of sandwiches

Smoke Roasted Salmon Tartlets with Hollandaise sauce
Thai Beef Satay 
Ham croquettes
Bacon and Parmesan stuffed mushrooms
Chicken chilli patties with sweet chilli dipping sauce
Smoked mackerel and cream cheese choux buns
Asparagus wrapped in Palma ham
Prawn cheese & dill baskets

Lemon Tarts/ Rhubarb Meringue Tarts/Chocolate Tarts


LIGHT BUFFET:  from £18.00 per person
Chicken and watercress rolls with mango chutney
Mini crab cakes with coriander and lime dipping paste
Cheesy scones with caramelised onion & cocktail sausages
Mini beef & horseradish Rolls
Lamb & fresh ginger patties
Home made pork & vegetable spring rolls
Roasted peppers & feta cheese filo tartlets
Spicy beef balls with fresh pineapple 
           Cherry tomatoes with basil and mozzarella


BUDGET BUFFET: from £ 14.40 per person

           Selection of sandwiches
Pizza with mushrooms or pepperoni
Mini Quiches
Thai Fish cakes with dipping sauce
Choux buns with ham, cream cheese and coriander
Bacon and Parmesan stuffed mushrooms
Chicken & Asparagus in puff pastry with sesame seeds
...Claire's Kitchen would definitely be my first choice for any future catering requirements...
Mrs Randall, Diptford, 140 Guests, July 2009
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For Every Occasion

Canapes are £1.62 per canape per person including VAT based on x100 guests.
Please note that reduced numbers many cost more.

  • Fresh crab & creme fraiche on cayenne toasts       
  • Chinese crab and mushroom filo parcels with chilli dip
  • Crab and Asparagus Tartlets
  • Mini Crab cakes with avocado, chilli and coconut salsa
  • Smoked roasted salmon tartlets with hollandaise sauce
  • Dill blinis with smoked salmon and lumpfish roe
  • Avocado blinis with whitebait & creme fraiche
  • Quails eggs wrapped in smoked salmon 
  • Mini Tartlets of Scallop & ginger wine sauce
  • Lime marinated tiger prawns with fresh mango and cucumber
  • Seafood Parcels in filo pastry
  • Spicy Thai fish cakes with dipping sauce
  • Hot Prawn and Cheese Dill Baskets
  • Stuffed mushrooms with bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese
  • Smoked duck and caramelised onion on toasts 
  • Smoked duck around mango
  • Chicken chilli balls with coriander & red pepper with a chilli dip
  • Chicken, apricot and Brazil nut balls with coriander & apricots
  • Mini Cheese Choux Buns filled with bacon and avocado
  • Quail eggs in Parma ham
  • Prune and Apricot  Bacon rolls on sticks
  • Spicy Beef Meat Balls with pineapple on sticks
  • Mini Thai scones with rare filleted beef and a chilli salsa
  • Mini Yorkshire puddings with beef & horseradish sauce
  • Mini scones with caramelised onion & cocktail sausages
  • Selection of our pates on bruschetta
  • Quails Egg Tartlets with hollandaise sauce
  • Roasted peppers & goat cheese filo baskets
  • Spinach and Cheese Triangles in filo pastry
  • Cherry tomatoes with fresh basil and mozzarella cheese
  • Roulade of saffron with double cream Brie
  • Filo baskets with apple, Stilton and thyme
  • Filo baskets with leek, spinach and feta cheese
  • Beetroot on cumin short crust with cream cheese
The meal was really first class. The production and service of it were accomplished with great efficiency and apparent ease. The crab and the venison were memorable and the canapés were unequaled in my experience.
Joy Jones
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Your Evening Food

These prices below include: China, cutlery, napkins, staffing and VAT and are based on x100 guests.

Selection of West Country Cheeses, biscuits and grapes  £3.15 per person 

Wedding Cake of Cheeses  £4.00 per person

Buffet of local cheeses & our three handmade pates £6.00 per person
served with French bread, biscuits, celery, cherry tomatoes & grapes
Finger Buffet :- all hand produced in our kitchen £12.50 per person  
Mini beef & vegetable or cheese & vegetable pasties, 
Pork, bacon & apricot parcels, 
Cheesy scones with onion cream cheese & sausage,
Thai fish cakes with dipping sauce
Chicken satay
Selection of sandwiches
 
 
Hog Roast of Pork, Beef or Lamb £8.00 per person
with stuffing, apple, horseradish or mint sauce  & large baps from The Upper Crust Bakery, Salcombe,
Including 2 staff to carve and serve (minimum number 80)

Choice of 3 salads from our list of salads £2.75 per person

Bacon Baps 2 rashers of smoked back bacon in torpedo rolls from a local bakery  £3.75 per person

Pasties  £3.75 per person

Cream Tea: scones, homemade jam & clotted cream, including plate cup & sauce £4.50 per person

High Tea: Sandwiches, cakes, biscuits and scones including plate, cup & saucer  £16.50 per person



Thank you so much for all your hardwork on our wedding day. The food was delicious and the cake was beautifully done - just as we wanted!
Jane & Matthew, July 2012
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