The Best Canapés for Summer 2019

The Best Canapés for Summer 2019

Arbutus Hospitality's favourite time of the year is almost here.....SUMMER!  Whether you’re planning on throwing parties of the barbecue or pool variety, here are quick canape ideas to welcome your guests in style and keep their hunger at bay and their tastebuds wanting more.

Your Summer Cocktails

Your Summer Cocktails

It's SUMMER, which means it’s time to mix yourself up a cool cocktail filled with ice to stave off the sweat.

Do you need a drink that transports you to a shaded veranda overlooking the ocean, or a rooftop patio as the sun sets? Sounds nice, right? So here at the Arbutus, we have devised the top summer cocktails to keep you refreshed this summer.

Join us in our Luxury Glass Marquee overlooking the River Bann and enjoy our signature cocktails. They are divine!

Visiting Causeway Coast and Glens this summer

Visiting Causeway Coast and Glens this summer

Visiting Causeway Coast and Glens this summer? Not sure what to do? We here at Arbutus at The Crannagh have concluded a few of the many activities to get yourself involved in over the summer months. We think you will love it, and why not stop by and join us for a meal to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Summer Gin Cocktails Awaits - Arbutus Hospitality

Summer Gin Cocktails Awaits - Arbutus Hospitality

Gin is more popular than ever, and with this glorious weather we are having, it’s a good time to learn some simple serving options, for your next get-together or party.

You don’t need any fancy equipment for these speedy cocktails – even a jam jar will do as a shaker. It’s all about the love you put into the preparation and here at Arbutus Hospitality our cocktails are made with so much and care.

The Perfect BBQ - Arbutus Hospitality

The Perfect BBQ - Arbutus Hospitality

This glorious weather has made us go barbeque in the brain here at Arbutus Hospitality.

Summer is a perfect time to host a BBQ get-together and may we include a ‘few’ beers. Whether it be a big family reunion or even just having a few friends around, here are our top tips for your perfect BBQ.

It's outdoor catering season at Arbutus Hospitality!

It's outdoor catering season at Arbutus Hospitality!

Here at Arbutus Hospitality we can't help but dream about the long hot summer evenings. The temperatures are certainly rising, flowers are blooming, birds are singing and mother natures playfulness can be felt within the breeze. The early morning sunrise and the new warmth within the air has certainly proclaimed that summer is well and truly landed. Although this is an extremely busy time of the year for us with lots of outdoor catering events and weddings.

Top Tips For The Perfect Family Picnic

Top Tips For The Perfect Family Picnic

Top tips for the perfect family picnic

Here at the award-winning Arbutus Hospitality, we know that there is no better feeling than getting outdoors in the sun with the whole family and going on a delightful picnic. It's the best way to spend top quality family fun without breaking the bank. So to help with those all important planning arrangements, Arbutus Hospitality has a list of essentials that should help that all-important family time run smoothly.

Your Summer by The Bann and With Arbutus

Your Summer by The Bann and With Arbutus

Visiting the Causeway Coast and Glens this summer? We promise you will have a magical time exploring our beautiful country. From boat trips to delicious food stalls we have got you covered with plenty of activities to take part in over the summer period.

With Arbutus at The Crannagh just a few minutes drive from these activities, your perfect family day awaits this summer.  

Summer Wedding Cocktails & Canapés Ideas - Arbutus

Summer Wedding Cocktails & Canapés Ideas - Arbutus

Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we think canapés are essential at a wedding as they set the scene and provide a reverent talking point amongst all your guests. We get asked quite a bit to serve canapés, so team Arbutus are no strangers to canapés and cocktails.

Your GINTastic Weekend

Your GINTastic Weekend

Gin! Who doesn’t love gin? It’s the perfect beverage to enjoy on a night out with friends or simply just to sip on, on a summers evening. Gin has become increasingly popular over the last few years with many venues having a designated bar/area just for gin, which is perfect for tasting a range of different flavours and combinations.

The Perfect Wine with Your Food - Arbutus

The Perfect Wine with Your Food - Arbutus

So a lot of you may know that certain wines complement certain types of food! But what food goes with what time you ask? Fear no more. Arbutus has collated this little guide for you to refer to when cooking up a storm in your kitchen.

'Restaurant of the Year County Derry/Londonderry 2019'

'Restaurant of the Year County Derry/Londonderry 2019'

It is with great pleasure to announce that Arbutus at The Crannagh have been crowned 'Restaurant of the Year County Derry/Londonderry 2019' at the NI Food Awards. We truly cannot thank the public enough for all your well wishes, we are extremely grateful to have such wonderful customers and such a fantastic team to help us on our journey.

Arbutus Mother's Day Breakfast

Arbutus Mother's Day Breakfast

Want some creative breakfast in bed ideas for Mother’s Day?

Looking for something so easy that your kids can prepare it for Mom?

Breakfast in bed is a wonderful way to honour Mom and set the tone for the day that’s all about her and team Arbutus have you covered . This is a tradition on Mom’s designated day of rest and relaxation. What could be better than sleeping in a little late and having breakfast served to you by your favourite people?

Workplace Wellness  with Arbutus Hospitality

Workplace Wellness with Arbutus Hospitality

Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we know that the most valuable asset to have in your organisation is your workforce, keeping employees engaged and happy.

Studies have shown a huge improvement and return on investment with workplace wellness strategies, and eating healthy is one of them.

Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we are often asked to cater for conferences, meetings and much more and we have seen a huge trend towards fruit platers, served with yogurt and more healthy options.

Arbutus Hospitality Best Summer Cocktails

Arbutus Hospitality Best Summer Cocktails

Spring has finally sprung and we are certainly looking forward to the long bright evenings. Here at Arbutus Hospitality Northern Ireland, we are starting to plan ahead for those summer evenings with the sun blazing in the sky and everyone spending as much time as they can outside.

Arbutus Hospitality Wedding Catering Trends for 2019

Arbutus Hospitality Wedding Catering Trends for 2019

This year wedding season is upon us and we are extremely excited to showcase our talented teams’ skills. Here at Arbutus Hospitality we are in for a long busy few months, executing some beautiful events at the most beautiful venues. We pride ourselves in taking care of everything involved with the catering of events, which allows for you to sit back relax and enjoy the most magical day of your lives. We offer more than just catering, our specialised staff are always on hand to offer unwavering support throughout your planning and decision-making process, after all, it can be a stressful process making sure every decision is perfect.

Easter Treats For The Family

Easter Treats For The Family

When you think of it hot cross buns are to Easter, what Turkey is to Christmas, yet there are many other delicious foods that become more popular at this time of the year. Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we will have a look at the many different tasty treats that are sure to fill our appetite this Easter.

Arbutus Hospitality - Catering for your wedding and top tips

Arbutus Hospitality - Catering for your wedding and top tips

Top tips to consider when catering for your guests at Arbutus Weddings

The prospects of planning a wedding can be daunting, especially when it comes to planning the wedding menu, and there is a large volume of guests to cater for. There are so many dietary requirements to cater for, along with the stress of planning the rest of your special day. However, this is where Arbutus Hospitality come into action, with a bit of forward planning, and a huge helping hand from our team of specialist staff, planning your special day can be so much fun.

Arbutus at The Crannagh Wedding Showcase

Arbutus at The Crannagh Wedding Showcase

Arbutus at the Crannagh Wedding Showcase Sunday 17th of February

There aren’t many chances in life to go all out princess, but your wedding day is absolutely one of them. If you’re planning a fairy tale wedding, your dream starts here…

Catering advice for couples

Catering advice for couples

When it comes to planning your special day, there are lots of things to consider. Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we get asked a number of common questions by couples who need a little helping hand with planning there oh so perfect day. Here are the most common questions we receive and the advice we like to give.