Hot & Cold Fork Buffet

Two courses £29.50pp
Three courses £32.50pp
(For a minimum of 20 people)

Starters (select one starter)

Chicken liver parfait with toasted home-made walnut bread, red onion marmalade

Ham hock and duck terrine, apricot chutney, toasted brioche

Rabbit rillette, homemade piccalilli, sourdough toast

Chicken and leek pressing, warm fine bean salad

Fillets of red mullet, golden beets and salsa verde

Crab and haddock fish cakes, wilted spinach, lemon cream

Pressed salmon and mackerel terrine salsa verde and a citrus dressing

Smoked salmon, with crayfish and crab, rocket

Fillets of mackerel, apple puree, pancetta, crumbed black pudding

Duck rillette, red pepper confit, celeriac remoulade, sourdough toast

Confit pork and veal sweetbread terrine, braised celery and walnut bread

Main Course

Hot Dishes (select 1 vegetarian, 1 meat and 1 fish from the hot choices)

Butternut Squash, Mixed Bean Risotto with Goat’s Cheese [v]
Wild mushroom and spinach linguini [v]

Braised steak with peppers and red wine jus
Traditional beef stroganoff, pilau rice
Traditional Hungarian goulash, pilau rice
Breast of chicken in a provencale sauce
Pork, apple and cider fricassee, pilau rice
Lancashire hotpot
Navarin of lamb
Lamb tangine [prunes, apricots & almond with moroccan spices]
Thai green chicken curry, naan bread, basmati rice

Fillets of salmon with a dill and white wine cream
Filets of haddock with seed mustard sauce topped with a poached egg
Fish pie, [smoked haddock, prawns, salmon, egg, peas], cheesy potato top

Cold Dishes (served in addition to hot dishes)

Chef’s selection of cold meats & quiche with freshly prepared salads.

Smoked Fish Platter [supplementary charge of £5.00 pp]
salmon, halibut, prawn, green-lip mussel, mackerel, cold cured trout


(select a choice of 3 desserts + fresh fruit platter)

Marbled White and Dark Chocolate Cheesecake
Sticky Toffee and Hazelnut Meringue Roulade
Fresh Lemon and Lime Flan, glazed fruits
Pear and Almond Tart with fresh Raspberries
Strawberry Mille-feuille
Cherry and Apricot Clafoutis
Dark chocolate and date pudding, chocolate sauce [hot]
Steamed treacle sponge, vanilla custard [hot]
Apple, plum and pear strudel, vanilla custard [hot]
Seasonal fruit crumble, oatmeal and cinnamon crust, vanilla custard [hot]
Fresh Fruit Platter

A Selection of Teas and Coffees with Home-made Petit Fours £2.30 per person

Function Room Enquiry

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