The Summer Party is Covered.

The Summer Party is Covered.

The weather has taken a turn for the better (here's hoping it stays for more than 5 seconds) and team Arbutus are in proper Summer Party mode. With weddings, conferences, corporate events and outside catering we have you covered.

Wedding Food Station Ideas 

Wedding Food Station Ideas 

Food stations, be it ice-cream carts, sweetie carts etc, food stations have really taken off in weddings over the past few years and it's easy to see why! Weddings can be a long day, at least 12 hours, therefore it is important to give your guests something to munch on throughout the day.

The Best Summer Drinks 

The Best Summer Drinks 

Ok, this warm weather has gone to our heads and the Arbutus Catering team are thinking about all things summer, even the drinks. Maybe we are being a little optimistic just yet with the typical Northern Irish weather, but here goes, we thought you could do with a little Summer drinks prep.

Tips for an effortless outdoor party 

Tips for an effortless outdoor party 

As summer approaches and the sun starts to shine, there is only one thing for the long evenings.... outdoor get-togethers and the Arbutus Team are pros at organising these. For a truly stress-free party, you want to keep the pests—and the guests—from buzzing in your ear. 

Choosing Your Wedding Reception Drinks

Choosing Your Wedding Reception Drinks

Wedding season has hit team Arbutus with a bang and we are in full swing and loving it. This week's blog is all about drinks at your wedding, after all, they are as important as the food. If you select well, your drinks should compliment the food served, and make for a stylish and memorable wedding.

A Stress-free Easter

A Stress-free Easter

With Easter just around the corner team Arbutus are well on their way in preparing for our Easter Sunday Carvery from starters to delicious desserts and everything in between. 
If you are not joining us this Sunday for our Easter Carvery check out these top tips for a stress-free Easter. 

Welcome Canapés

Welcome Canapés

Now that party season is upon us and the wedding season is almost in full bloom, we have started to think about our welcome drinks and canapés for the Arbutus upcoming events. Take a read below for some canapé inspiration. 

The Perfect Easter Table

The Perfect Easter Table

Here are Arbutus we are slowly easing our way into spring and as we prepare for a busy Easter weekend full of bookings for our Sunday Carvery we just can't help but share these Easter table setting and centrepiece ideas. We hope you find them useful if you are hosting an Easter party this 2018. 

 

The Expanding Arbutus Brand

The Expanding Arbutus Brand

With a lot of hard work and effort from our team, we are extremely excited that Arbutus have now reopened The O'Neill Arms Country House Hotel in Toome. Previously known as The White River Hotel, The O'Neill Arms Country House Hotel now brings exciting new menus, offers and much more such as our 3 for £15 menu running Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 7pm and our exquisite Sunday Carvery. This is a very exciting opportunity to branch out the Arbutus brand and extend our wedding services and catering to the Mid Ulster area and beyond. 

Let's BeGIN with these simple recipes - Arbutus

Let's BeGIN with these simple recipes - Arbutus

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.

Top tips for wine beginners from Arbutus

Top tips for wine beginners from Arbutus

Wine has always been a popular choice for coupling up with meals or even just to sip on while having a good old catch up with friends. If you are one of the few who is not educated in the wine department here are a few tips to get you started. 

Tops Tips for Table Setting

Tops Tips for Table Setting

At Arbutus Hospitality we are very often setting hundreds, of tables per week, whether it be for weddings, dinner parties, corporate events, or even in our restaurants. We have strict procedures and policies to follow to ensure tables are turned around correctly, for the next set of diners.

We have checklists as long as our arms to ensure everything is perfect from glasses being set in the correct place, to napkins being folded correctly and every type of necessary cutlery being present on the table. 

Pancake Tuesday Is On The Menu

Pancake Tuesday Is On The Menu

As Pancake Tuesday approaches Arbutus brings you the most delicious pancake toppings. 

Pancakes are an all time favourite dessert, breakfast or snack. The good thing about pancakes is they are very easy to be made. Just following the instructions, and a couple of tries if you’re new in the kitchen, will lead you to the perfect breakfast or dessert for any day.  If you want to experiment with the toppings, there are many ways to do it and here is some ideas. 

toppings, there are many ways to do it and here is some ideas. 

Team Arbutus have some exciting news!

Team Arbutus have some exciting news!

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Arbutus brand will now be taking over the management of the White River Hotel, Toome. We see this as an exciting opportunity to branch out our brand and extend our wedding services and catering to the Mid Ulster area and beyond. We have new and exciting plans for the hotel as a whole and looking forward to embracing these in the upcoming months. 

We are recruiting

We are recruiting

Join our team, Arbutus Hospitality are recruiting. Join an enthusiastic team. 

We're Rebranding!

We're Rebranding!

You may have noticed something different recently on our social media channels, website and company vehicles.  Yes – we are rebranding!

Get Your Dancing Shoes On!

Get Your Dancing Shoes On!

Arbutus At The Crannagh presents JazzLite on Saturday 20th January 2018. 

Get your dancing shoes on as this is sure to be a fun-filled night to lift your January blues. Enjoy a glass of house wine on arrival and JazzLite will take to the stage while you enjoy a 4 course meal specially created for the Jazz Night. Afterwards dance the night away by the River Bann.

New Year, New You?

New Year, New You?

As we approach the New Year, and as a chef I often get asked about healthy recipes. January is the prime month for people to start their new healthy diets and I think that it is very important when designing Arbutus menus and attending Arbutus outside catering events, this should be kept in mind.