Ormidale House - Catering at Ormidale

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You can take the houses at Ormidale and be entirely self-sufficient for catering, or you can stay with us, use our catering team and never lift a finger. You can even mix between self-catering for some meals, and catered for others. We have put together a team of caterers - all trusted and highly recommended - who will deliver to your budget and taste.

Led by our Head Chef and Catering Manager, Marc Boyle, they can do anything from £12 to £15 per head buffets, barbecues and hearty suppers, a selection of menus for £25 to £40 for formally served three course meals, all the way up to seven course tasting menus for £50 or £60 - and anything in between.

You can also arrange a residential chef to come in and cook breakfast, lunch and supper for you, at a cost of between £300 and £500 a day plus ingredients, depending on the menu and numbers.

Ormidale is most often booked on a pure self-catering basis. But not everyone loves peeling vegetables for a party of 20 or more, and we know some people can do with the occasional break, or special occasional help. and the plethora of great restaurants we have near us all involve a taxi or a drive.

For a posh night in, rather than out, drinking your own wine in our stunning dining room and not having to drive, using our chefs is often the best answer. We have agreed a pricing structure with them that pretty much guarantees we woud never be beaten on price by any other outside caterer, so that you as our customers are guaranteed the best possible value, as well as a top quality friendly service.

We are in one of the best areas of the entire world for sea food - indeed Argyll as a larder is increasingly recognised by foodies all over the country. Stunning hand-dived scallops, the best local venison, a gorgeous range of smoked products from the Argyll smoked house, succulent Scotch beef. It's your taste, your budget, and your culinary preference, that determines the menu.

We are also after a successful trial offering a half-way house for you in 2018, which enables you to dine on our tasty range of chef-prepared dishes - usually cooked in our catering kitchen here in Ormidale - which are cooked from the freshest and best local ingredients and then either left in the fridge for you, or immediately frozen, here on site. The Ormidale Six Appeal Larder is deliberately limited in the range of dishes offered but offers great value as well as convenience. You can choose from a generous Fish Pie topped with creamy mash, a delicious herb-laden Lasagne, a rich pastry-topped slow-cooked Steak Pie, and a spicy Chicken Curry - plus two really lovely vegetarian options, of Veggie Lasagne and a Veggie & Chick Pea Curry. All fresh cooked prepared in generous servings for six people, these can be an ideal first night treat, or a great lunch, or just an easy, chef-quality option whenever you can't be bothered to chop another carrot or peel another spud. Each of the six dishes serves six and costs £35 or less.

Our starter options are equally simple and delicious. A bowl of gorgeous smoked mackerel pate with a hint of horseradish, a smooth slab of rich chicken liver pate, and a veggie haggis neaps and tatties. We also do three separate soups - a rich lentil and roasted veg broth, a classic carrot and coriander, and a subtly spiced Thai chicken soup. Again we offer these on a fresh cooked, fresh frozen basis, along with a selection of bread rolls. We charge £12.00 for any starter.

For puddings you can choose from another range of six delicious options – from a proper Scottish cranachan, a light Panna Cotta with Wild Berry Sauce, a comforting Sherry-rich English Trifle, a Coffee & Brandy infused Tiramasu, a gorgeous lemon-sharp Cheesecake, and a Marmalade Bread & Butter Pudding with dark Chocolate Sauce. Each pudding for serving six is £15.00.

NB Our own and our connected recommended caterers will usually be able to satisfy any requirement you have for outside catering big or small. On occasion we may allow other companies in, if there are specific reasons why one of our usual team aren't suitable. Any such agreement would need to be in writing with ourselves.


Ormidale Six Appeal Larder Flyer


Ormidale House
By Glendaruel - Argyll - PA22 3AF
Tel.: 01505 872515 or 07765 007798
Email: info@ormidalehouse.com

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