Autumn / Winter Menus

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Seasonal Delights:
Explore Our Menu.

Our Winter Menu draws inspiration from the serene and frosty scenes of Cumbria during its most enchanting season.

Featuring ingredients sourced from our own farm and local suppliers, each dish embraces the hearty and comforting flavors that only winter can offer. From robust soups with root vegetables to tender roasted meats and rich, indulgent desserts, our menu is crafted to enhance the chilly weather and festive atmosphere of your winter celebrations.

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Canapes are your opening statement and Ginger Snap’s certainly make a statement! These delightful bitesized explosions of flavour will never disappoint and always leave you wanting more.

Hot Canapés

  • Pork Croquette, Apple & Sage
  • Mushroom Ragu, Raclette, Croutons (v)
  • Chipolatas, Honey & Mustard
  • Black Pudding Palmier, Homemade Ketchup
  • Veggie Pakora, Tamarind Chutney (v)
  • Crispy Spiced Wings, Plum Ketchup (boneless)
  • Venison Pasty, Chutney
  • Railway Lamb Shank Croquette, Buttermilk Riata

(*) made with no gluten-containing ingredients

Cold Canapés

  • Salt Baked Celeriac, Thyme Oil (v)(*)
  • Chicken Parfait, Toast, Aged Chutney
  • Goat’s Curd, Jerusalem Artichoke, Thyme (v)
  • Ox Tongue, Yeast Glaze, Capers, Mustard Mayo
  • Doddington, Onion & Potato Tart (v)
  • Pickled & Roasted Turnip, Toasted Buckwheat (v)
  • Roast Beef, Gherkin, Mustard Mayo, Sourdough
  • Cured Trout, Horseradish, Rye Bread
  • Prawns, Dill, Lemon, Mayo, Rye Bread
  • Smoked Venison & Mushroom (*)
  • Scallop Roe Cracker, Crème Fraiche & English Caviar (*)

(x Caviar canape – minimum order multiples of 50)


The ethos of Ginger Snap is to create seasonal food that tastes & looks spectacular, with an innovative, flawless approach to service. Ginger Snap doesn’t do ‘packages’, we think each client deserves more & is special to us.

We use our extensive experience, ties with local suppliers, to create unique, faultless events which work for you. That being said we need to start somewhere so here are some ideas for menus to get your tastebuds tingling.


  • Ginger Snap’s Cullen Skink
    – Smoked Haddock, Potato, Soubise, British Caviar, Chive Oil
  • Trout Pastrami, Caper, Potato & Herb, Mustard Cream
  • Goats Curd, Rye Crumbs, Radish, Piccalilli, Hay Ash (v)
  • Ham Hough Terrine, Winter Salad, Dressing
  • Smoked Duck, Preserved Blackcurrant, Cabbage

Main Course

The main event of your wedding breakfast! Please find some suggestions for our main courses.

We can also create a family style main course, do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your menu further, the options are endless.


  • Breast of Chicken, Cabbage, Garlic Mash, Roast Chicken Gravy
  • Braised Ox Cheeks, Parsnip, Savoy Cabbage, Mash, Braising Liquor
  • Beef Sirloin, Beef Fat Croquette, Greens, Beef Sauce
  • Rump of Lamb, Savoy Cabbage, Potato Fondant, Lamb Sauce
  • Loin of Venison, Kale, Swede, Pearl Barley, Sherry


Our menus are written very simply, this allows us full creative flair of the ingredients, but there is always more to them than meets the eye.
Our options are by no means limited and we are more than happy to arrange a call to understand what tickles your tastebuds.


  • Blood Orange Cheesecake, Fresh Orange
  • Apple Mousse, Oats
  • Chocolate Mousse, Ginger Bread, Preserved Raspberry
  • Forced Rhubarb, Set Cream, Crumble (January onwards)

Late Food

At Ginger Snap, we feel, late food, is where you can add some fun. Later into the evening, people always fancy something a bit ‘dirty’.
Our handmade tacos hit the spot, likewise our lamb kebab screams
Saturday, end of the night – but so very tasty!


  • Carrot Carnitas, Avocado, Salsa Mexicana Taco
  • Spiced Pork, Pickled Red Onion, Avocado Taco
  • Buttermilk Chicken, Pickled Carrot, Tomatillo Salsa,Taco
  • Spicy Fish Goujons, Slaw, Flatbread
  • Alpine Hot Dogs, Baguette, Sauces
  • Cheese & Ham Toasties
  • Jahl Muri British Cheeses, Chutney, Fruit Cake – served on a table for guests to help themselves
  • Pulled Pork Rolls
  • Bacon Rolls
  • Chaat Masala Chips
  • Lamb Kebab – Flatbread, Lamb Shoulder, Iceberg, Garlic Mayo, Homemade Ketchup, Slaw

Family Style

Our family style creates the best of both worlds. We plate our main element so that each guest is given the perfect portion of hot food, that is beautiful, and then the sides are put on the table in stylish dishes for your guests to help themselves too.

The simple act of passing food across to others in a family-style meal setting effortlessly triggers conversations.

Eating together around a table also creates an atmosphere of family. It’s the perfect opportunity for the two families to bond and begin the journey to lasting relationships


  • Pressed Chicken, Crispy Skin, Herb Mayo, Summer Salad
  • Trout Pastrami, Gherkins & Capers, Mustard Mayo, Leaves
  • The Ploughmans – Ham Hock Terrine, Piccalilli, Doddington, Pork Puffs, Pea Shoots & Hazelnut


  • Loin of Pork, Crackling, Apple, Sage & Onion, Cider Sauce
  • Sirloin of Beef, Pickled Chanterelle, Dripping & Gravy
  • Lamb Rump, Tomato & Herbs, Gravy
  • Chicken Breast, Puffed Corn, Gravy


  • Dripping Mash, Onion Puffs
  • Tenderstem, Grainy Mustard Dressing, Toasted Seeds
  • Hot Baby Potatoes, Grainy Mustard & Herbs
  • Warm Beetroot Salad, Horseradish Dressing
  • Isle of Wight Heritage Tomatoes, Lemon
  • Baby Gem, Doddington ‘Caesar’
  • Roasted Courgette/Marrow, Romesco
  • Charred Baby Gem, Spicy Ketchup, Marigolds
    Fermented Slaw


  • Ginger Snap’s Strawberry ‘Cheesecake’
  • Chocolate Mousse, Raspberries, Sticky Toffee Crunch
  • ‘Eton Tidy’ – Strawberry Mousse, Meringue
  • Gooseberry, Cake, Ice Cream, Elderflower
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