Upwey House is set up beautifully for self-catering with everything a budding chef might need. However, if you prefer to put your feet up and someone else take the reins, we highly recommend the following:
Hungry Mule Catering
Hungry Mule Catering, headed up by Sam Hill, thrive on fresh local produce and fresh ideas, taking great pride in offering food reflecting the herds’ vast knowledge of varied cuisine, whilst utilising the bountiful and beautiful selection of lovely local produce that Dorset offers.
With an experienced and professional team, they provide bespoke, gastronomic and original catering for any event – be it picnic, BBQ, cosy dinner or large event catering. They also have a drop and dine option. Offering original and alternative, as well as traditional catering options, you can either stay safe with flavours you know and love, or branch out for a more exotic experience.
Ian Hewitt Home Dining
Ian and his team can create bespoke menus to suit every taste and budget. For the ultimate stress free dinner party to wonderful weddings and stunning buffets, they have everything covered. There is also a drop off service for more “home-style” dishes saving you time in the kitchen.
We work with a number of excellent caterers who can ensure that your guests come away with happy hearts and full stomachs.
Please see below a sample menu for 80 guests from Rabbit and Rose Catering (www.rabbitandrose.co.uk).
Menus can be created and adapted to suit your requirements based on your numbers, your preferences, your budget and seasonality. To discuss your thoughts please contact Sarah-Jayne on email@example.com who can point you in the right direction.
Herb and tomato risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella with a rocket pesto dip
Mini farmhouse pork sausages with a Dijon mustard scented crème fraiche
Spicy red Thai curry fish cakes with a cool coconut and ginger dip
Nasturtium and Gruyere cheese beignets tossed in thyme, Parmesan and Nasturtium flowers
A tower of caramelised goats cheese with seared and fresh vegetables, herbs and a light pesto dressing and balsamic glaze
Chargrilled chicken breast on green beans, edamame and rocket with garlic, lemon and spinach pesto with buttered new potatoes
Rose scented panna cotta finished with strawberry compote and pistachio crunch served with a vanilla sugar shortbread biscuit
Freshly brewed coffee, tea and herbal infusions served from the coffee bar
There is a wealth of excellent cuisine in the local area many specialising in local Dorset produce and fresh seafood. The Old Ship Inn, in Upwey itself, is a 5-10 minute walk away and offers very decent food with old world ambience, a private dining area and a small beer garden. A small selection of excellent eateries further afield include The Shell Bay Cafe, The Nothe Tavern, The Hive Beach Café at Burton Bradstock and The Pig on the Beach at Studland.