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Sharing Style

When it comes to choosing your wedding catering there are other options other than a traditional formal style meal. Some of our couples are choosing to move away from traditional dinners and are opting for something more casual. Often this takes a form of a sharing style or family style service which offers a more relaxed style of dining, it is a perfect alternative to a formal wedding reception.

Sharing style menus are casually elegant. They allows guest to remain seated but are served in a more casual manner making this the perfect fit for almost any style of wedding.This style of service creates a warm atmosphere amongst guests as guests who have known each other for years, or only just met both engage in a comfortable flow of conversation over the passing of plates and enjoyment of the theatre created around the delightful style of food presented to each table.

Whether you chose to have one course sharing or several courses, sharing menus at Posh Nosh are truly delectable. Italian Antipasto Platters, Posh Ploughman inspired boards and a Luxury Local Seafood Platter are just some of the starter options. This followed by main course such as Roast Shoulder of County Down Lamb marinated overnight in Posh Nosh Harissa Rub with Harissa Roast Lamb Juices, Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt, Minted Comber Baby Boiled Potatoes and Tabbouleh is one example of such a menu.

Posh Nosh Top Tip : Family style dining requires ample space on your dinner table for various platters and dishes so centre pieces may need to be kept to a minimum if you choose this style of dining.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch to request a copy of our sharing style menu.

Posh Nosh On Local Produce

Traditionally soil, land, climatic constraints and individual craftsmanship all donated to the individualities of the regional food which filled our diets. In more recent times our food has been shaped by the effects of cultural exchange, global distribution and technology which has treated our palettes to delights from around the world. However as the concept of our authentic traditional food has become a blurred, we have recently witnessed a small food revolution as we reconnect with our own regional produce.

Wherever you go on this Island you are never far from the landscape of lush green fields, fresh pure loughs and Atlantic and Irish Sea waters which have created a distinct food culture with a focus on the very best local ingredients. At Posh Nosh we take pride in celebrating our delicious local food and drink by showcasing a wealth of regional specialities throughout the menus that we serve.

We are proud members of A Taste of Ulster which is all about showcasing the finest food and drink from Northern Ireland. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, you’ll want to know that where you choose to eat will deliver on taste, atmosphere, service and value.

Posh Nosh Taste of Ulster Entrance

When choosing to source our produce locally the first step is homing in on what is actually in season. Seasonal produce is harvested when it has been allowed to fully ripen and as it is local and hasn’t travelled too far to get to our plates. Our fresh seasonal vegetables are supplied by North Down Group which can have vegetables from the field to our kitchens within 24 hours of harvest. This freshness gives produce with optimal flavour.


A few Posh Nosh Favourites:
• Irish Champ made using Comber Potatoes grown in the sheltered soiled around Strangford lough, just a stone’s throw from Posh Nosh Head Quarters. This is a world class potato which has a distinctive nutty flavor and claims a Protected Geographical Indication.

• Yellowman or Yellaman is a chewy, toffee-textured honeycomb and is associated with the Auld Lammas Fair in Ballycastle, County Antrim. The perfect garnish for our Crunchie Pot Dessert.

• A Seafood Sharing Platter boasting Glenarm Salmon, Portavogie Prawns and Bangor Bay Crab is the a great way to showcase our local fish. The clear waters that surround us teamed with the loughs and rivers provide some spectacular fresh fish.

• The pure sweet grass of our landscape contribute to some of the best beef in Europe. We use Peter Hannans beef which is extra-aged in Himalayan Salt Chambers to producing totally unique, sweet, flavorsome and multi-award winning beef. It is hard to choose a favourite beef dish but our Posh Nosh Deconstructed Beef Wellington which is comprised of Prime Fillet of Irish Beef, Mushroom Duxelle, Gratin Potatoes, Wilted Spinach and a Rich Madeira Jus is a clear winner.

• Cheese has been one of our long reigning highest quality artisan products. A local cheese board is always a well-received supper option. Fivemiletown Extra Mature Cheddar, Kearney Blue, Young Buck and Ballyoak Brie are just a few of our go to local cheeses. All served with Dittys Oatcakes and homemade chutney using Armagh Bramley Apples.

• Specialty bread has to be one of our unsung heroes of local produce. Soda Bread and Potato Bread Farls made from the flours of our local mills often appear on our menus. One of our popular canapes is Thinly Sliced Toasted Veda Bread topped with Creamy Goats Cheese and Plum Jam.


Posh Nosh Ireland | Weddings – Who, What, Where, When, Why?

Weddings – Who, What, Where, When, Why?


So you have chosen a beautiful wedding venue, and been handed a list of recommended caterers to choose from… now what?! Very often, a lot of our couples have never used outside catering before and the idea can be a bit daunting. What questions do we ask, and who provides what? Our Wedding Coordinator, Shona, has put together a list of frequently asked questions we receive from our wedding enquiries.

 Photo Credit: Jonathan Ryder Photography


What is your price per head?

With outside catering, the wedding menu is tailored to each individual couple and what they envisage for their special day. Every wedding will be unique in its own way and so, every menu and price is different. We do have some sample menus to guide you along, but these are very much just that – samples!

Typically, our prices range from between £40.00 up to £75.00 per person plus VAT at the current rate, depending on the options chosen.

The best thing to do is to pop in and have a chat with us, we will listen to your ideas, advise you and then compile a totally transparent quotation based on your requirements, tastes, likes and dislikes!

Photo Credit: Bradley Quinn Photography 


What type of catering can you provide?

From a sophisticated drinks and canape reception, to hog roasts and opulent barbeques, formal sit down dinners and quirky evening suppers, there is so much choice! Deciding which route to go down is often hard, but we are here to guide you through the process. We love creating a menu to reflect your personality and style.


Photo Credit: Jonathan Ryder Photography 


What does your service provide?

We will provide everything from a designated Front of House Manager, World Host trained staff to cutlery, crockery and freshly pressed linen tablecloths and napkins.


Do we get to taste your food?

Posh Nosh love weddings and so we have many couples to accommodate! For this reason, tastings are exclusive to couples who have confirmed their booking. This means we can ensure the tasting reflects the dishes that fit your style, your venue and your season.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Ryder Photography 

Do you provide kitchen equipment?

When choosing your venue, it’s good to find out what they can offer you. Is there a kitchen and is it fully equipped? If not, is there a space which your chosen caterer can use as a kitchen and bring their own equipment?

 A site visit is always an excellent idea. Electricity, gas and water are essential items which are very easily overlooked in the excitement of choosing your wedding dress and shoes!


Why should we choose Posh Nosh?

Posh Nosh has gone from strength to strength over the last 28 years. We have invested in a state of the art purpose built unit in Bangor, established strong working relationships with all our stakeholders. We have proudly established a brand that is associated with fabulous food and 5 star hospitality.

We are the first port of call for the forward thinking organisers of many of Ireland’s most prestigious events & weddings and we are adept at producing bespoke menus for our clients. Our chefs love to create exciting and innovative dishes. Over the years we have catered for many high profile guests including HM Queen Elizabeth, and many other members of the royal family, celebrities, and political figures.

We incorporate the timeless, fundamental aspects of traditional five-star service with stylish modern cuisine to ensure that each and every one of your guests enjoys an unrivalled and unforgettable culinary experience.


To discuss catering for your wedding, please email us at info@poshnoshireland or give us a call on 02891 466141.

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