Choosing your wedding breakfast

One of the things that we pride ourselves on here at Coombe Lodge, is the excellent quality of our cuisine. We know that when our customers are planning their perfect wedding day, the food is often one of their top priorities. After all, there aren’t many occasions when you invite all of your loved ones to dinner in one room.

We’re especially proud of our kitchen team, led by Head Chef Dave Bonner, so for this month’s blog we decided to hand the reins over to him to give us his advice for choosing your wedding meal.

A chat with Dave...

'On the Coombe Lodge website are a list of menus that have been carefully designed by myself and my team, hoping to suit all tastes and budgets. We update these menus fairly regularly, so we know that when it comes to choosing your wedding meal, you’re likely to find something that suits you here.

One of our favourite things to create is the Valencienne menu, as we believe that it has something for everybody and it gives us the chance to use so much of the local produce that comes from Somerset. How about a few platters to start, consisting of Chew Valley smoked chicken, Lye Cross Cheddar or Somerset glazed ham? And then for the main event, we know that you can’t go wrong with a beautifully roasted sirloin of beef or rolled leg of local lamb.

Whilst we love using meat from local farmers, we’re also very aware that vegetarianism and veganism is on the rise too, and we also love being creative with our non-meat and non-dairy dishes, of which there are plenty available on all of our menus.

How about saffron linguine with courgette ribbons, or our hoisin and vegetable sushi roll with chilli and spring onions? The team here have years of experience and we know how important it is to get this bit of your day absolutely right. That’s why we love to meet all of our customers before their big day – it gives us the opportunity to show off some of the dishes that they’re thinking about, and also the chance to get to know them a little bit. After all, on the day itself we’ll be busy in the kitchen so we don’t get to see them as they celebrate.

If you’re worried about fussy eaters or unusual diets, that’s not a problem for us either. As long as you provide us with a list of all of your requirements in plenty of time and we’ll make sure that you and your guests are all catered for to a very high standard.

The other thing that I’d recommend is that you spend a bit of time choosing wine and soft drinks that will accompany your dishes. We are here to help with this too, and to be honest our team here loves nothing more than chatting to you about food and drink.’

Thanks Dave!

If you’d like to know more about our menus here at Coombe Lodge, simply look here, or even better, give us a ring and we’d be delighted to chat to you about it.

If you’re newly engaged and would like to have a look around our beautiful venue in the Somerset countryside, please just get in touch by calling 01761 463355. And if you’ve already booked with us but are struggling to decide which food and drink options to go for, then why not give us a call and share the load? We are here to help.