As I get stuck into planning for 2011 and 2012, I was curious to see which wedding breakfast menus were the most popular amongst our brides in 2010.

I took a good look at our list of suggested menus and totted up those most often selected (we always start with these basic dishes then bespoke them around a couple’s tastes).

So here is a list of the winning dishes — I have starred the winners in each category*.

Rump of Lamb

The overall winner was ‘Roasted Rump of Lamb’, which appeared on one out of every five menu selections regardless of season. Succulent, British and far more cost-effective than beef!


  • *Smoked salmon parfait served with fennel remoulade and homemade dill bread
  • Portobello mushroom stuffed with parmesan, roast garlic and thyme with demi tasse of wild mushroom soup
  • Fresh crab tian with avocado and mango with micro shoots and chive oil


  • *Roasted rump of lamb with dauphinoise potatoes, fine French beans and a rich burgundy jus
  • Fillet of sea bass, whipped lemon mash, chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables, basil crisps and herb oil
  • Pistachio and shallot stuffed duck on a bed of celeriac pomme puree with confit Savoy cabbage and Marsala jus
  • Corn fed chicken stuffed with chestnut mushrooms, ricotta and roasted garlic, served on white and wild rice pilaf, with rosemary roasted courgette wedges and red pepper coulis


  • *Warm molten chocolate cake served with ginger poached pears and vanilla mascarpone
  • Lavender roasted peaches on a brioche croute with fresh vanilla bean mascarpone
  • Vanilla panna cotta with summer berries and chocolate wafers

Guest post by Julie Gray of Bovingdons

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