Private Dining – at home or your chosen venue

Our private dinner parties are very popular, either held at The Butler’s Pantry in Mickleover (between 10-22 guests), at your home, or at external venues.  Whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday, hen or stag party, anniversary or just a get together with friends and family, our events team will ensure that you don’t need to worry about anything, you just sit back and spend precious time with your guests.  If you are looking for a venue, we can recommend one to suit your occasion.  Call 01332 519007 for further details, or e-mail via our contacts page.

Pre-dinner canapés can be served if required

Private Dinner Menu

Complimentary Hors d’oeuvre
Home made bread served with Butter & Balsamic Oil


Autumn Leek and Potato Soup
A creamy leek and potato soup topped with borlotti beans and swirls of cream served with toasted cheese croutes

Feta Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Tartlet
A home made shortcrust pastry tartlet with a feta cheese, sun dried tomato and tarragon filling served with a spicy tomato salsa and a summer tossed leaf salad drizzled with a rapeseed dressing

Brushetta with Mozzarella Cheese and Home Smoked Chicken
A toasted brushetta topped with slices of mazzarella cheese, a drizzle of red onion and chive dressing, topped with curls of home smoked chicken, finished with a rocket and olive tossed saladette

Home Made Chicken Liver Parfait
Home made smooth chicken liver parfait served with wafer thin melba toast & Butler’s home made date chutney, finished with a tossed saladette drizzled with a balsamic dressing

Main Course

Braised Derbyshire Beef
Braised slices of tender beef cooked with shallots, smoked bacon and mushrooms, with a burgundy red wine stock, finished with celeriac puree

Gressingham Duck Breast
Oven roasted duck breast carved onto sweet potato puree with crispy pancetta, finished with a rich redcurrant reduced stock sauce

Pan Fried Fillet of Seabass
Fillet of seabass pan fried with dill, finished on sautéed oyster mushrooms and curly kale surrounded with a saffron and lentil creamy stock sauce

Fillet of Pork with Crispy Belly Pork
Fillet of pork wrapped with fresh sage and serrano ham carved onto sautéed creamed leeks, crispy belly pork and finished with a creamy mushroom sauce

Filled Roast Aubergine (V)
An aubergine filled with a mixed bean and couscous filling topped with mature cheese, roasted and served on asparagus, finished with a clear lentil stock sauce

All the above main courses are served with a selection of seasonal vegetables & a potato dish

Home made ‘Pantry’ Desserts

Creamy Baileys Creme Brullee
A creamy Baileys creme brullee with a crispy toffee crust served with a curl of home made Belgium chocolate mousse

Marmalade Bread & Butter Pudding
A creamy bread & butter pudding served with vanilla sauce & garnished with berries & mint

Sticky Toffee Pudding
A light but rich sticky toffee pudding drizzled with toffee and vanilla sauce and finished with refreshing creme fraiche and lime zest

Cheese board may be served as an additional 4th course
a selection of County cheeses served with celery, grapes, home made Butler’s date chutney, savoury biscuits & bread croutes
£6.00 per person

Coffee & Home made Chocolate Truffles (£2.50 extra)

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Osmaston, Derbyshire, UK   
Wedding    Osmaston, Derbyshire, UK   

We just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for helping make Saturday such a great day for the both of us. The food was great - and helped make the day so memorable for everyone involved. Once back from the honeymoon we'll send a more formal thank you - but we hope to come by the Butler's Pantry in the future and experience more of your wonderful cuisine.

We just wanted to drop you a quick email to

Kedleston, Derby, UK   
Wedding    Kedleston, Derby, UK   

We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a massive big thank you to you and your staff for the wonderful food and service you provided for our wedding on 30th August. We have had so many compliments from our guests saying how wonderful the food was and how helpful your staff were. All of your support right from the first meeting has been fantastic and we cant thank you enough for the part you played in making our wedding day so special. We will hopefully see you again as we plan on visiting the restaurant so we can taste your wonderful food again

Thank you so much for adding a touch of elegance

Wedding    Rosliston   

Thank you so much for adding a touch of elegance with your delicious and well presented food on our wedding day. The guests were very complimentary of the food and the professionalism of yourself and your team. Such a joy and pleasure to work with.

Two weeks on and just coming down to earth. What

Kirk Langley, Derbyshire   
Wedding Party    Kirk Langley, Derbyshire   

Two weeks on and just coming down to earth. What an amazing day which was made so special by you and your team Ralph. Our Wedding Day was going to be Low Key, Small Scale, but it seemed to develop a life of its own and eventhough the numbers remained small the expectations developed into "Nothing but the best" from my wedding dress, the flowers the rings, the drink, everything. We had chosen the Butlers Pantry with only the experience of a lovely breakfast on one other occasion because it was local and Ralph seemed very personable and professional. Fortunately our home was able to accomodate our 31 guests, but I did worry that having the wedding reception on site might be rather stressful. I needn't have worried. The day before the wedding Ralph and team delivered his equipment with no fuss. On the day the first we saw of them was as we returned from the church as the smartly dressed staff quietly and professionally served us the Champagne and beautiful Canapes. At this time my brain had disappeared after the nerves of the service but fortunately there was Roy the Master of Ceremonies who gently steered the proceedings and us so the everything flowed smoothly from the meal to thespeache. It was wonderful to have somebody to rely on to know the right thing to do at the right time so we didn't have to think of anything except enjoying ourselves, whilst the waiters quietly, efficiently and politely served the meal. We did expect the food to be good with Ralphs reputation, but we were not prepared for the high standard that we received. My expectations are very high because I work in hospitality in a High profile area and I have to say that the quality of the food was of a superior standard which could have graced the best tables. Our guests were thrilled and so were we. I have never had such a wonderful meal on a large scale. So thank you Ralph and helpers for playing such a large part in creating one of the best days we have ever had.

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