Sample menus

Here is our menu list for private parties however we can provide you with a tailor-made menu based on your requirements, particularly for weddings.

Cold tapas

  • Gazpacho shots served in a hand-made wooden rack – vegetarian and can be adapted for vegan and gluten-free
  • Stuffed endives with a zingy salsa (separate platters of meat, fish and vegetarian ones to suit all tastes) – Vegetarian and vegan elements. Gluten-free.
  • Tomato bread – vegetarian, vegan and can be made gluten-free.
  • Spanish omelette (either with or without chorizo). The omelette is cut into cubes and served on cocktail sticks on a bed of mixed leaves. Vegetarian (without chorizo) and gluten-free. There is sometimes a trace of gluten in some chorizo which will be checked.
  • Tostadas (little rounds of toasted breads with lots of lovely toppings such as smoked salmon and caviar, smoked trout and horseradish cream, Manchego and membrillo, duck pate, crab, Serrano ham with a quail’s egg, etc). Vegetarian and vegan elements, can be made with gluten-free bread.
  • Olive and chorizo pinchos. There is sometimes a trace of gluten in chorizo.
  • Galician style octopus. Gluten-free.
  • Banderillas (morsels of meat, fish and pickles threaded on skewers). Vegetarian and vegan elements, gluten-free, except for occasional trace of gluten in some chorizo.
  • Entremeses (a wooden platter of Spanish meats and cheeses with vine tomatoes and caperberries). Can be altered to be vegetarian, gluten-free.
  • Chilled stuffed peppers. Vegetarian and gluten-free. Can be cooked with olive oil instead of butter for suitability for vegans.
  • Marinated olives. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

Hot tapas

  • Quesadillas with a crème fraiche dip. Vegetarian, can be made with gluten-free tortillas.
  • Mini meatballs with a Rioja glaze. Gluten-free.
  • Butterflied prawns in a crunchy coating with a sweet chilli dip
  • Roasted Mediterranean vegetables with herbs. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.
  • Chilli poppers (jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese and fried in a crispy crumb)
  • Patatas a la pobre. Vegetarian and gluten-free. Can be made suitable for vegans by using olive oil instead of butter.
  • Chorizo in red wine. Gluten-free (some chorizo contains a trace of gluten).
  • Stewed chickpeas with morcilla and ham. Gluten-free (some chorizo contains a trace of gluten).
  • Grilled prawns with garlic, lemon and sea salt. Gluten-free.
  • Lamb, mint and chilli meatballs. Gluten-free.
  • Patatas bravas. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

Paellas

Seafood paella

Paella rice cooked with squid, mussels, langoustines, crevettes, white fish, plus peppers, flavoured with lemon and sea salt.

Meat paella

Paella rice cooked with chicken, pork, chorizo, peppers and peas, flavoured with lemon and sea salt.

Paella mixta

Paella rice cooked with chicken, peppers, prawns, squid, mussels and peas, flavoured with lemon and sea salt.

Paella de verduras

Paella rice cooked with red onions, leeks, peppers, beans, mange tout, sugar snap peas and pulses, flavoured with lemon, sea salt and coriander.

£17.00

All our paellas are cooked with gluten-free stock as standard and served with mixed leaves, sliced tomatoes drizzled with balsamic vinegar and garnished with fresh basil and plenty of salt and pepper baguettes and butter.

Postres y queso

Desserts and cheese

A selection of fresh fruits and cheese is an excellent way to end a typical Spanish meal. We are happy to work with you to ensure that we provide your favourite fruits and cheeses and can theme our cheese platter should you require. In addition, we can now offer a range of hand-made desserts to suit all tastes.

Fresh fruit platter per person – £7.00

Cheese platter per person. This includes dried fruits, succulent seedless grapes, pistachios, crackers and oatcakes – £8.00

Selection of hand-made contemporary desserts served with cream (such as lemon meringue pie, New York Fantasy cheesecake, Spanish almond tart, Key Lime pie, chocolate and Amaretto torte, lemon posset with a shortbread biscuit, seasonal fruit Pavlova, winter or summer berry mousse, tarte tatin, seasonal fruit cheesecake, treacle tart, Eton Mess.) – £7.00

A trio of desserts (we suggest lemon posset, fruit kebabs with a honey and yoghurt drizzle and chocolate and orange torte – £8.00

Set Menus

Working out what to have for your party food is lots of fun and we want to make it as easy and straightforward for you as we can. Our set menus give you a good range of choices, with no hidden extras.

The Iberian – £14.00 per head

Your choice of any four cold tapas. This menu has been designed with drinks parties in mind.

The Castillian – £16.00 per head

Your choice of two cold and two hot tapas. This gives you a representative sample of Spanish food to serve your guests.

The Segovian – £18.00 per head

Four hot tapas. This menu is a little more substantial and is a delicious hot buffet (accompanied by bread and butter).

The Catalan – £23.00

Paella followed by a choice of home-made desserts. Ideal for paella fans who also love pudding

The Valencian – £23.00 per head

Three cold tapas plus a paella. This is the classic “paella party”, ideal for all occasions.

The Asturian – £24.00 per head

Paella of your choice followed by fruit and cheese platters. Ideal for a relaxed party with friends.

The Jerez – £25.00 per head

Three hot tapas plus a paella. This is the classic “paella party”, ideal for all occasions.

The Galician – £31.00

Your choice of three cold and three hot tapas, plus a paella. This is the deluxe paella party, giving you and your guests the opportunity to sample a wide range of delicious Spanish dishes.

The Andaluz – £35.00

Your choice of three cold and three hot tapas, followed by a paella and ending with decorated fruit and cheese platters. This is a Spanish banquet, perfect for a truly memorable occasion.

Tea and coffee

We are happy to offer tea and coffee à volonté to round off your meal, accompanied by Green and Black’s organic chocolates. This is at a cost of £3.00 per head.

What our clients say

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"We regularly recommend Ruth and her team to our clients who are always delighted with her service so we knew we wouldn’t be disappointed." Events Under Canvas
"The food was delicious and I really appreciated your relaxed and friendly manner despite all my guests arriving late! It was the perfect start to my birthday weekend."
"The day was truly magical, with everything going according to plan. What made it fantastic for us was feeling secure in the knowledge that you would be there at all the right times and in all the right places. "
"Everyone commented on how lovely the evening was, perfect food for the occasion and lovely people serving."
" I just wanted to say a massive thank you for Sunday. We couldn’t have been more delighted with you all or your Paella, it was all perfect, delicious and you were all delightful." Lucy
"A super huge huge thank you to you, Nick and Ruth for helping to make Saturday such a success! We had an absolute ball and everyone loved the tapas and the paella. Great service, great food" Jane
"Would recommend Ruth and her team without hesitation. Ruth was fantastic from the very beginning of our conversations and it was clear that she was on top of things at all times. She ran things so smoothly on the day, which took any stress away and allowed us to just enjoy our big day. " Amelia and Simon
"I was so confident that our catering would be perfect with Ruth. She had everything under control and project managed every part of the catering. I can't put into words how much easier this made the months and days leading up to my wedding day." Danielle
"The team were wonderful and thanks to you we had the most fabulous evening for my husband's 40th birthday party" Estella and Sam