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Seasonal Delights:
Explore Our Menu.

Welcome to the vibrant flavors of summer at Ginger Snap. Our Summer  Menu is inspired by the lush landscapes and bountiful harvests of Cumbria during its most radiant season. 

Featuring ingredients sourced from our own farm and local suppliers, each dish celebrates the freshness and brightness that only summer can bring. From delicate salads with freshly picked herbs to succulent grilled meats and light, refreshing desserts, our menu is designed to complement the warm weather and festive spirit of your summer gatherings.

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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

  • Vegetable Pakora, Tamarind
  • Chutney (vegan)(*)
  • Mushroom Croquette, Plum Ketchup (v)
  • Fried Chicken Wings with
  • Spicy Dip (Boneless)
  • Fish Fingers, Tartare Sauce
  • Langoustine, Garlic, Lemon & Parsley Dumpling, Buttermilk Dip
    Chilli Squid (*)
  • Railway Lamb Shank Croquette, Buttermilk Riata
  • Black Pudding Palmier, Homemade Ketchup

(*) made with no gluten-containing ingredients

Cold Canapés

  • Pani Puri (vegan)
  • Cheese, Herb & Onion Tart, Chutney (v)
  • Shallot, Pea and Doddington Tartlet
  • Ham Hough Terrine, Piccalilli, Toast
  • Cured Mackerel, Soused Vegetables (*)
  • Soft Boiled Quails Eggs, Bloody Mary Salt (v)
  • Goats Curd, Sorrel, Marigold Petals, Flax Wafer (v)(*)
  • Cured Trout, Rye Bread, Dill & Mustard Crème Fraiche
  • Roast Beef, Gherkin, Mustard Mayo, Sourdough
  • Creel Caught Langoustines, Nasturtium & Chervil Mayo (*)
  • Smoked Roe Deer, Herbs (*)
  • Fresh Crab Salad – Crisp Bread
  • Scallop Ceviche, Tomato & Citrus (*)
  • Scallop Roe Cracker, Crème Fraiche, English Caviar (*x)

(x Caviar canape – minimum order multiples of 50)

Starters; Wedding Breakfast

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.


  • Pressed Chicken, Potato, Herbs
  • Goats Mousse, Rye Crumbs, Piccalilli & Radish (v)
  • Trout Pastrami, Leaves, Beetroot, Horseradish
  • Crab Salad, Herbs, Soda Bread
  • Smoked Duck, Pine Oil, Blackcurrant, Cabbage
  • Baby Beetroot, Summer Salad, Buttermilk (v)

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.


  • Chicken Breast, Garlic & Thyme Mash, Spring Greens, Onion & Roast Chicken Gravy
  • Rump of Lamb, Braised Gem Lettuce, Small Potatoes, Pancetta, Gravy
  • Sirloin of Beef, Brassica, Beef Fat Potato Croquette, Beef Sauce
  • Roe Deer, Mash, Ramson, Celeriac, Sauce


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.


  • Set Cream, Blackcurrant, White Chocolate
  • Chocolate Mousse, Ginger Bread Crumbs, Raspberries
  • Gooseberry, Cake, Ice Cream, Elderflower
  • Strawberry Mousse, Shortbread, Strawberries

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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