Cold Finger buffets

Finger buffet catering at your fingertips.

Finger buffet catering is ideal for a large range of formal and informal events. In fact, it’s one of our most versatile catering options. Naturally, we think ordering should be just as easy.

We do not include drinks, crisps, fruit or cakes, but you can build your own buffet by cherry-picking from any suggestions on the website

Nor are our menus “set”. You are free to choose from any menu and we’ll price it for you. Vegetarian versions are available for all menus as well as halal, gluten or dairy-free. The only food we cannot supply is kosher. 

Minimum order: 40 guests.

Smithfield menu

Goujons of free range chicken with garlic mayonnaise on the side
Chef’s vegetable tartlet
Sausage selection with mustard mayonnaise on the side
Plus a selection of sandwiches (1 per person)
Typically:
Seafood cocktail
Tuna mayo
Coronation chicken
Roast turkey
Gammon ham
English cheddar and egg mayo, etc

Covent Garden menu

Skewers of free-range chicken satay
Skewers of Inverawe Scotch salmon
Lime and yogurt marinade
Vegetable dim sum-cocktail samosas, bhajis and spring rolls. Raitha dipping sauce
Plus a selection of sandwiches (1 pp)
Typically:
Poached Scotch salmon
Tuna mayo
Roast chicken
Ham & Emmenthal
Mature cheddar
Swiss ‘n ‘slaw, etc

Spitalfields menu

King prawns marinated in lemon and coriander
Free range Thai chicken kebabs
Goujons of Inverawe Scotch salmon with tartar sauce
Mini-wraps: 1 pp. For example:
Poached salmon, capers and lemon mayo
Fresh prawns and avocado/chorizo, salsa and salad
Chicken, mayo and rocket/guacamole, roasted vegetables and salsa
Plus a selection of sandwiches (1 pp)
Typically:
Inverawe smoked Scotch salmon
Fresh prawns and avocado
Rare Aberdeen Angus beef
Bacon & avocado
Roast free-range chicken
Brie and grapes, etc

Vegetarian menus

Skewers of mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and black olives rolled in pesto
Cocktail vegetable samosas, onion bhajis and spring rolls. Raitha dip
Mozzarella and jalapeño goujons. Sweet chilli dip
Chef’s vegetable tartlet
Plus a selection of vegetarian sandwiches

Vegan menus

Greek stuffed vine leaves
Baby bell peppers stuffed with sun blushed tomato humus
Beetroot falafels with beetroot mayonnaise
Onion bhajis with raithia
Szechuan popcorn tofu bites
Vegetable filo samosas with sweet chilli dipping sauce
Kimchi fried dumpling with light soy dipping sauce

Billingsgate menu

Brochette of scallops, smoked ham, cherry tomatoes and shallots
Hickory smoked chicken kebabs
Thai tiger prawns
Prawn rösti
Plus a selection of sandwiches (1 pp)
Typically:
Fresh white crab-meat
Inverawe smoked Scotch salmon and fresh prawns
Smoked free-range chicken and crispy bacon
Turkey and Swiss
Pastrami and sweet dill cucumber
Roast pork and apple sauce
Stilton and grape, etc

Tropical fruit kebab

Melon, pineapple, strawberries or kiwi.

Ready to order?

Read on for our guidance on the ordering process – everything from choosing a menu to pricing, delivery, and collection.

Who orders finger buffet catering?

Finger buffet catering orders come in from all over London. We deal with corporate events managers, PR agencies, organisations and institutions, as well as smaller companies. 

In other words, our “bread and butter” clients tend to be corporate. But we also deal with private individuals and party planners. Finger buffet catering is very popular with gallery owners, for example.

What kind of events do we cater for?

Given its flexibility, finger buffet catering is great for all kinds of events. It’s just as well suited to an all-day corporate event or conference as it is to an evening reception. We also frequently cater open days (e.g. universities), exhibitions, product launches, and so on. 

Many organisations love the ease of finger buffet catering for meetings and training days too. Alternatively, it’s a good everyday working lunch option.

At the other end of the spectrum, we supply finger buffet catering for parties both large and small. From laid-back summer boat parties to formal wedding receptions, we do it all.

Why Smith’s finger buffets?

With Smith’s creative finger buffet catering you’re guaranteed convenience, experience, and ease. 

buffet catering for companies and large events in London

Convenience

  • Freshly made and ready to serve, all you need to enjoy our finger buffet catering is a plate and a serviette. Both are supplied, of course, along with anything else you need.

Experience

  • The sheer variety of past clients – and therefore venues, event types, etc. – has allowed us to hone our craft. Nowadays, this experience is why we’re sought out – especially for larger events.

Ease

  • In the corporate catering sector, ease is of the utmost importance. That’s why we’ve streamlined our ordering process. It’s now entirely online

What kind of finger buffet do we offer?

A mix of cooked buffet items and usually sandwiches (one sandwich per person as standar

All our menus are fresh on the day and delivered “dressed out.” In other words, they’re presented ready to serve. 

Named in honour of London’s great markets, each showcases the finest produce the city has to offer. We only work with suppliers who share our high standards. 

But while each menu (and pricing tier) is balanced to maximise value, you’re free to mix and match your own. Just let us know and we’ll price it up for you.

How do you order?

Once you’re happy with your menu selections, you can place your order online. Just let us know any special dietary requirements, as allergens aren’t always clear from the menus.

The ordering process is simple:

  1. Make sure you’ve reached the minimum order of 40 people 
  2. Pay a 50% deposit seven working days before your event – unless you have an account with us. (The balance is then payable in the next 30 days.)
  3. Give us your final guest count by noon two working days in advance.

Other things to consider

That’s pretty much it for standard finger buffet catering. Depending on your needs, though, you may also want to think about the following.

Where do we deliver finger  food?

We deliver to venues throughout South London (plus Southeast/west) and Greater London, including Surrey and Kent.

The fee, calculated by postcode, must be finalised by 12 noon three working days before the event. If your needs change after this time, we’ll increase the fee to match – but it cannot be lowered.

As standard, your menu selections will arrive on disposable black platters ready to serve. If hiring crockery from us (or other extras/equipment), there’ll be a collection charge as well as the delivery charge. This is also calculated by postcode.

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