Our Top 5 Cocktail Party Catering Hot & Cold Options

Our Top 5 Canapés & Substantial Items For Cocktail Party Catering

If you’re hosting a cocktail party for your friends or colleagues, serving canapés on arrival is the perfect way to start your event. We have a wide variety of sweet and savoury finger food items to choose from perfect for cocktail party catering. If you are looking for something more substantial to compliment your canapés, we also have a range of items with more generous servings for your selection.

We have listed below our top 5 canapés and substantial items for cocktail events.


Our hot finger food items look stylish and are full of flavour. Your guests will love these at your next event.

1. Gyoza Style Vegetable Dumplings With Chilli & Caramel Dipping Sauce (V) (VE)

Impress your vegetarian and vegan guests with these amazing pan fried dumplings with a sweet and spicy sauce.

2. Vegetable, Pecorino & Thyme Risotto Cakes With Hot Apple Chutney (V) (G)

So much flavour in a single bite. The hot apple chutney takes the deliciousness of these canapés to another level.

3. Chargrilled Chicken Skewers With Peri Peri, Served With Preserved Lemon Aioli (G)

Perfectly smoky chicken strips with peri-peri flavour that is perfectly complimented by our lemon aioli.

4. Pork & Fennel Sausage Rolls With Tomato Sauce 

An oldie, but a goodie, that is full of flavour.

5. Panko Crusted Calamari With Lemon Mayo (G)

Perfectly crunchy and gluten-free seafood snacks that your guest will love.


Our cold canapés are delicious, look sophisticated and are always a hit.  They don’t require heating up, which means, if you don’t require service for your event, we can simply deliver and leave it to you to serve to your guests.  Alternatively, if you require full onsite catering or are hosting your event at one of our venues, our cold canapés are the perfect match for our hot and sweet canapés.

1. Seasonal Vegetable & Mozzarella Frittata Topped With Caramelized Onion (V) (G)

The perfect vegetarian and gluten free appetiser.

2. Spiced Beetroot & Goats Cheese Tart, Topped With Toasted Walnuts & Fresh Thyme (V) (G)

A colourful & delicate vegetarian & gluten free canapé.

3. Spicy Pumpkin, Pine Nut & Marinated Chévre Tartlets (V) (G)

A delicious vegetarian treat that is coeliac friendly.

4. Poached Chicken, Parsley & Mayo Sandwich Squares

This classic canapé is always popular.

5. Pepper Crusted Grass-fed Beef With Crispy Bread Wafer Topped With Watercress & Horseradish Cream 

One of our most loved morsels, this delicious canapé is a must-have for any cocktail party.


Our delightful and delicious sweet canapes are a must for any celebration. They look and taste amazing.

1. Belgian Chocolate Mousse & Cherry Pavé Served With Vanilla Cream (G)

Impress your guests with this chocolate heaven!

2. Passionfruit & Meringue Tartlet (G)

The perfect mix of sweet and tangy deliciousness.

3. Assorted Macaroons – Lemon, Strawberry Cream & Choc-Orange (G)

Colourful gluten-free macaroons that your guests will love.

4. Sticky Date Panna Cotta With Spiced Mascarpone Cream & Chocolate Honeycomb Chard 

Your guests will love this different take on the classic sticky date pudding.

5. White Chocolate Lamington With Raspberry Curd 

A fantastic twist on an Australian classic.


To make sure that your guest’s appetites are satisfied, you may wish to add some of our popular, more substantial items, to your menu.  Below are our top 5 mini-meals that guests can eat while standing and mingling.

1. Sticky Caramel Chicken Served With Pineapple Rice & Asian Greens (G)

A colourful, sweet and tangy dish.

2. Ricotta Gnocchi, Burst Cherry Tomatoes Topped With Parmesan And Basil Oil (V)

The perfect winter warmer.

3. Bao Bun With Sticky Pork, Spicy Kimchi & Sriracha Sauce

Each bun has a mouth-watering mix of sweet and spicy flavours.

4. Sticky Beef Brisket, Beetroot Slaw, Piquillo & Guacamole Slider 

Always a hit with guests.

5. Classic panko crusted calamari & fries served with lemon mayo (G)

A summer classic. Perfect for a garden party.


At Lady & the Fox, we offer a range of catering services.  We can deliver catering to your home or office, which is available via our online store Bakehouse, provide full service for cocktail style catering, with wait staff and beverages, and everything in between.

If you are in the middle of planning a cocktail party and need some help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

We would be delighted to assist you with your upcoming event – contact us here.