canapes receptions for large events
I have been really delighted by their services . Matthew and Natalie were a great help, always smiling and polite . The food was very high quality . Probably the best catering company in London I have used so far, highly recommend.
Teodora Kuneva – Corporate canapes event, London.

Sample Canape Menus 2023

 6 canapes per person

Dessert canapes

Lemon cheesecake, dark & white chocolate shavings
Strawberry cheesecake dark & white chocolate shavings
Mini Banoffee pie
Pear & almond tart
Triple chocolate mousse chocolate pastry cup
Lemon Meringue pie
Coffee tiramisu
Chocolate orange with white chocolate shavings
Mini chocolate fondants
Coconut cheesecake meringue
Assorted macaroons – lemon, raspberry, vanilla, chocolate, coffee & pistachio
Banana & strawberry bagatelle
Lime coconut meringue

£1.95 each plus vat

Deluxe canapes

Inverawe smoked salmon tartar, shallots & capers, lemon zest creme fraiche on blinis
Chilli ginger Skewered fresh prawns with fresh dill (GF DF)
Buffalo mozzarella, artichoke & Sun blushed tomato on savoury Rosemary olive cup (V)
Blue Monday cheese with mulled wine spiced pear & walnut on savoury Cranberry scone (V)
Char-grilled Chicken mousse, roasted red pepper in shortbread tartlet
Hoi sin Aromatic Pecking duck, pickled ginger & spring onion diced carrot on cucumber (GF DF)

£11.25 for 6 pieces plus VAT

Silver canapes

Seared Blue fin tuna, roasted pepper on Spiced parmesan risotto cake (GF DF)
Spicy prawn ball tartelette
Blue Cromer crab with loch fyne smoked salmon tartar avocado torte blini
Rare Angus fillet beef. Wasabi remoulade parmesan sesame crumble on tomato mini round
Sticky pulled pork sliders, crushed peanut, and spring onion
Bocconcini buffalo mozzarella on Tomato pesto (V GF)

£13.75 for 6 pieces plus VAT

Gold canapes

Foie gras de canard on brioche. Quince jelly
Rare Elwy Valley pulled lamb, Redcurrant red cabbage marmalade
Medallion of lobster with asparagus & truffle oil
Loch fyne Scottish Smoked salmon rose with caviar
Bocconcini Buffalo mozzarella, artichoke & semi-dried tomato on savoury tartelette (V)
Butternut squash, red pepper & aubergine Tricolore (V DF GF)

£15.95 for 6 pieces plus VAT

Vegetarian canapés

Goat’s cheese, spinach puree and semi-dried tomato shortbread disk (V)
Char-grilled Leek and Gruyere tartlet (DF GF)
Blue Monday cheese with spiced pear and walnut on savoury scone (V)
Butternut squash, red pepper, and aubergine Tricolore (DF GF)
Buffalo mozzarella, artichoke, and semi-dried tomato on parmesan twist (V)
Smoked beetroot cream cheese, asparagus, and olive in beetroot cup (V)

£12.00 for 6 pieces plus VAT

Vegan canapés

Baby bell Pepper with garlic humus and crispy shallots (V DF GF)
Butternut squash, red pepper and aubergine buba ganoush Tricolore (V DF GF)
Thai Vegetable tartlet (V DF GF)
Greek Stuffed vine leaves (V DF GF)
Wild mushroom arancini (V DF GF)
Spinach Artichoke and roasted red pepper tartlet (V DF GF)

£12.00 for 6 pieces plus VAT

Hot canapes menus

Hot meat canapes

Gourmet mini-Aberdeen Angus beef burger with caramelised red onion marmalade
Sustainable Free range chicken tikka masala with mango sweetcorn salsa
Skewered Chilli, mint, coriander lamb kofta with Chilli mint yogurt dressing
Popcorn chicken, charred baby corn relish
Mini burgers, sesame brioche, Wookey hole cheddar, beetroot, and red onion jam
Sticky pulled pork sliders, crushed peanut, and spring onion. 
Hoisin duck, black sesame, Spring onion & cucumber pickle in steam bao bun
Katsu curry chicken on spiced Coriander rice
Asian spiced Aromatic coriander dumplings, micro cress Hoi sin dressing
Chicken sheik kebabs red onion shredded little gem lettuce minted yogurt dressing, in mini pitta bread
Chicken tandoori on mini naan bread with mango salsa

£2.75 each plus vat

Hot Fish canapes

Chilli jam skewered king prawns
Hot cured lime salmon flakes with Asian slaw
Hot smoked Flaked salmon fillet Chilli Fishcakes, spring onion 
Chilli lime Teriyaki salmon fillet crayfish brioche sub, coriander, mango compote. 
Shrimp cocktail cornet with shredded Romain lettuce with bloody Mary dressing
Beetroot cured salmon, sour cream, Matcha tea melba toast 
Japanese breadcrumb Asian Ginger Crab cake with micro pea shoots

£2.75 each plus vat

Vegetarian canapés

Sun blushed heritage tomato smoked Free-from cheddar arancini, Nut-free pesto. (Vegan)
Shallot tartelette Tatin, toasted goats’ cheese Crispy shallot crumble. 
Wild mushroom ragout truffle creamed risotto with parmesan crisps. (Vegan)
Vegetable spring rolls, sweet chili dipping sauce. (Vegan)
Crispy fried Curry Vegetable Samosa with truffle mayonnaise
Herb & Japanese Panko crumbed halloumi, Chipotle ketchup 
Red onion tartelette Tatin, creamed goats’ cheese, and fresh herbs

£2.75 each plus vat

Hot canapes require a Chef and an oven – not included in the price.

All menus can be ‘mix and matched’ and priced accordingly, with the exception of the Gold menu

Minimum order for 40 Guests

All Finger serviettes & serving trays included

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    How much does canapes catering cost?

    Smith’s canapés menus vary widely in requirements and therefore cost. Delivery, equipment hire for hot canapés or corporate event canapés (incl. service equipment, cocktail/drinks tables, glassware, linens, marquees, etc.), staff, and other extras are quoted by event.

    50% deposit (for non account clients) 7 working days before the event and balance payable within 30 days is required.
    Check our dedicated menu pages for specific menus:


    What is the minimum order for canapés catering?

    The minimum order for cold canapés menus is £500.00 excluding VAT and you can choose any six canapes for each menu. Alternative menus, such as vegan and vegetarian canapes are included.

    Final order numbers by 12noon, 2 working days prior to the event and cannot be lowered after this time is required.
    When booking, please bear in mind that Christmas is our busiest times for Cocktail and cold canapés and dates often get sold out in an early October, so early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.


    How many canapés will I need per person?

    For Fish and Meat canapes, we usually recommend 6 canapes per person. Including GF and DF. For veggie and vegan canapés, we suggest a minimum of 6 canapes per person.


    Where do you source your meat?

    We only work with suppliers who share our high standards for produce. These include:
    • Master sausage maker Jean Paul at Franconian, who’ll custom-make any sausage you want
    • Award-winning butchers Godfrey’s for 100% Aberdeen Angus burgers
    • Billingsgate fish market
    • HFA-certified suppliers for halal meats as required


    What alternatives do you offer for special dietary preferences / requirements?

    We provide a wide range of vegan and vegetarian canapés. We can also have gluten- or dairy-free canapes, and meet religious requirements. Please see our classic canpes menus for more detail.
    None of our menus are “set” and we are happy to create bespoke menus to suit a themed event. Last season, our chefs created a Christmas Cocktail canapés inspired by Classic English Christmas menus.


    Can Smith’s provide canapés delivery only?

    Yes. We can deliver all type of canapés, including hot canapés. Canapés will arrive ready to be served or if you prefer platters are also available for an extra fee.


    Where do you deliver in London?

    We deliver to venues in South London (including South West and East) and Greater London.
    Delivery charge is calculated by postcode and finalised at 12 noon 3 working days prior to your event. It cannot be lowered after this time but if your requirements change may be raised accordingly.
    There is also a collection charge, calculated by postcode, for pick-up of any equipment.


    Do you provide canapes outside London?

    Yes! We’ve opened a new creative “kitchen laboratory” off the M25 to serve venues in Surrey and Kent.


    Do you provide staff and equipment?

    Yes! On request, we’ll provide all your service and bar staff, as well as kitchen and serving equipment for hot canapes. This includes cocktail tables, bar tables, linens, etc.
    Hot canapes catering requires a chef, waiting staff, and oven as standard.


    What about drinks?

    We can provide all types of drinks, including free glass hire. All drinks are supplied sale-or-return and wine rates.