The Gatsby

The Gatsby…at home evolved from the established and acclaimed reputation of The Gatsby restaurant. While Modern European fine dining is at the heart of what the The Gatsby does, The Gatsby…at home works closely with clients to design a menu that perfecty suits the occasion. We offer full-service event catering capabilities – from the sourcing of marquees to floral arrangements to tables and chairs.

We are proud to hold a prestigious AA Rosette rating and challenge ourselves daily to showcase our culinary expertise. Our chefs have been with us for years and understand the high calibre of food that our clients expect. Whether you are holding a private dinner, a garden party, a corporate event or planning your wedding menu, The Gatsby…at home is expertly equipped to fulfil every detail of your tailored dining requirements.

Throughout the detailed event planning process, The Gatsby’s head chef Matthew Salt will work closely with you to source the finest ingredients for your bespoke menu, ensuring your celebration – large or intimate – is unrivalled and unforgettable.

Matthew Salt For the diner familiar with London’s top restaurants, a glance at Head Chef Matthew Salt’s CV will be introduction enough. From Farnborough’s acclaimed Chapter 1 Restaurant to Knightsbridge’s Cadogan Hotel to celebrity favourite L’Escargot, Matthew has worked with many styles of cuisine at the very highest level. From Michel Roux, Jr. at the Michelin-starred Le Gavroche, Matthew learned the finer points of traditional haute cuisine. Moving to Marco Pierre White’s L’Escargot, he gained the indispensable experience of an adventurous style, more modern and still at the Michelin level.

At The Gatsby, Matthew has forged his own style, combining the sumptuous luxury of traditional French fine dining with modern culinary innovations. Dishes are designed to help familiar flavours find new forms without being fussy or ostentatious. Menus change frequently so Matthew can showcase the best seasonal produce within Britain’s vibrant agricultural landscape.

Our services

The Gatsby…at home is a full-service event catering company designed to bring the refined and acclaimed cuisine of The Gatsby restaurant right to your door. We will expertly handle all the elements of your function from beginning to end. Our comprehensive event catering services include:

  • Personal consultations with The Gatsby’s head chef, Matthew Salt, at your chosen venue.
  • Catering services for large parties or intimate gatherings, whether it be your wedding, a special dinner party at home, an important corporate event or a relaxed garden party.
  • Tailored menus using the finest ingredients, along with accompanying drink options.
  • Overseen by head chef Matthew Salt on your event day.
  • A creative bar team to provide your guests with selected spirits, wines and beers, along with festive cocktail options, including signature drinks designed especially for your event.
  • Experienced front of house, drinks and waiting staff to serve your guests on the event day.
  • Event day set up from start to finish.
  • Full-service coordination of all event elements, including the sourcing of marquees, floral arrangements, balloons, tables and chairs.

Our food

The Gatsby’s head chef Matthew Salt will work closely with you to design a bespoke and memorable menu that you will be proud to serve at your event.

While we specialise in fine dining, we do offer a range of catering styles geared towards a diverse range of events, whether it be a relaxed buffet-style menu, stylish cocktails and canapés or a refined table service.

We provide a wide selection of imaginative menu ideas to assist with the design of your customised menu using the finest ingredients.

We will also suggest inspired drink pairings that complement the dishes that you have selected.

Special dietary requirements and allergies are never a difficulty, as we cater for all tastes and preferences.

Main Dishes

Homemade steak mince burgers
Cumin and coriander lamb kebabs
Sweet chilli and lime chicken
Pork and leek sausages
Sesame crusted tuna steak
Sticky hoi sin duck fillets
Stuffed peppers with pepperonata couscous
Salmon en papillote
½ shell lobster with herb butter
Haloumi and pepper skewers
Peppered minute steaks
BBQ Pork ribs
Grilled mackerel escabeche

Accompaniments

Fennel and apple coleslaw
Jacket potatoes with chive crème fraiche
Plum tomato and red onion
A la Greque vegetable salad
Antipasti platter
Couscous with roasted artichokes and peppers
Farfalle and basil pesto, balsamic reduction
Buttered corn on the cob

Crostinis

Chicken liver parfait
Coronation chicken
Rare roast beef and horseradish
Red pepper houmous
Mushroom duxelle and parsley
Smoked salmon mousse and cucumber
Salmon and horseradish rillettes
Smoked mackerel and beetroot
Tomato and basil salsa
Skewers
Chicken satay
Honey and thyme chicken
Sweet chilli chicken
Chicken tikka
Garlic and coriander tiger prawn
Chilli and lime tiger prawn
Chorizo and bell pepper
Lamb kofta with tzatziki
Halloumi and pesto

Tartlets

Pumpkin and pine nut
Stilton and red onion
Tomato and mozzarella
Ratatouille
Feta and red pepper

Miscellaneous

Smoked salmon rosti with crème fraiche and caviar
Smoked salmon blinis
Smoked chicken quail egg
Scotch egg
Deep fried brie and cranberry
Goats cheese mousse stuffed cherry tomatoes
Smoked haddock fishcakes with tartare sauce
Toad in the hole with onion gravy
Vegetable spring roll
Chinese duck spring roll
Confit duck and hoi sin wrap
Cheese and paprika croquettes
Mini jacket potatoes with chive crème fraiche
Mini burgers with tomato relish
Mini fish and chips

Meat Starters

Pressed terrine of ham and foie gras, prune chutney with sourdough
Pressed terrine of smoked ham and chicken with celeriac remoulade
Chicken liver parfait with red onion marmalade and toast
Confit duck pastilla with Moroccan-style couscous and mint yoghurt
Sliced smoked duck salad with spring onion and ginger dressing
Peppered venison loin carpaccio, port dressing and parmesan
Mini venison wellington with parsnip puree and chestnuts
Sliced rump of beef with oriental noodle salad
Chicken Caesar salad with soft poached egg
Smoked chicken and leek risotto
Chorizo and mascarpone risotto
Smoked bacon, caramelised onion and goats cheese tart
Chorizo and black pudding puff pastry tartlet
Potato gnocchi with chorizo and Provencale tomato
Parma ham, buffalo mozzarella and pine nut salad

Fish Starters

Smoked and poached salmon salad with crème fraiche and lemon
Beetroot-cured salmon with caper and mustard dressing
Salmon mi cuit, pickled fennel and cucumber, beetroot puree
Roulade of smoked salmon with blinis and Keta caviar
Salmon rillettes with melba toast
Smoked trout, charlotte potato, horseradish and watercress salad
Mackerel escabeche with a la Greque vegetables
Peppered smoked mackerel fillet, radish and sun-dried tomatoes
Pickled herring, potato and dill salad, soft duck egg
Smoked haddock and spring onion fishcake, rocket, tartar sauce
Thai-style fishcakes with sweet chilli and ginger
Smoked haddock and dill risotto
Tiger prawn and sweetcorn risotto
Tiger prawn brochettes with pepper couscous
Tiger prawn and crayfish cocktail
Moules mariniere with parsley and white wine
Mille feuille of crab mayonnaise, gazpacho dressing
Crab linguini with spring onions and coriander
Sesame crusted tuna carpaccio, bean sprout salad, soy vinaigrette

Meat

Fillet of Beef Wellington, dauphinoise potatoes, red wine sauce
Beef fillet medallions, rosti potato, spinach and wild mushrooms
Traditional roast beef with horseradish Yorkshire pudding
Rib eye of beef, triple cooked chips, field mushroom, Béarnaise sauce
Braised beef bourguignon, celeriac puree, baby onions and pancetta
Herb-crusted rack of lamb, rosemary crushed potatoes, hollandaise
Rump of lamb Provencal, lemon couscous, chargrilled vegetables
Braised shoulder and roast rump of lamb, spinach and baby vegetables
Slow-roast belly pork, crackling, mustard mash and red cabbage
Tenderloin of pork, colcannon, green beans and Madeira jus
Tenderloin of pork, apple and black pudding hash, café au lait sauce
Supreme of chicken, fondant potato and greens, mushroom sauce
Supreme of chicken with smoked bacon and spring onion risotto
Stuffed chicken breast with tarragon mousse, sweet potato puree and tomato salsa
Roast duck breast, confit onions, mushroom duxelle, dauphine potato
Roast duck breast, red onion tart, pickled beetroot, orange reduction
Seared venison loin, savoy cabbage and bacon, cep tortellini

Fish

Fish Main CourseSalmon en croute with spinach, Charlotte potato salad
Seared salmon fillet, fennel and spring onion risotto, spinach coulis
Poached salmon, baby fennel, pea mousse and broad beans
Grilled salmon, butternut squash and pine nut couscous
Seared fillet of sea bass ragout of haricot beans and chorizo
Seared fillet of sea bass, herb potato gnocchi, tomato salsa
Grilled mackerel fillet, bacon crushed potatoes, beetroot fondant
Grilled mackerel fillet, watercress and radish salad
Lemon and herb-crusted cod fillet, garlic-creamed potatoes
Roast cod fillet, Jerusalem artichokes, sauce vierge with basil
Beer battered pollock fillet, triple-cooked chips, minted peas
Pan-fried hake, tomato and chick pea broth
Lemon sole paupiettes stuffed with salmon mousse
Grilled lemon sole, spinach, mussel and saffron veloute
Poached smoked haddock, Jersey royals, asparagus, grain mustard
Parma ham-wrapped monkfish, creamed polenta, tomato Provencale
Dover sole meuniere with spinach, capers and parsley
Halibut with scallop tortellini and lobster bisque

Vegetarian

Colsten Basset blue cheese and red onion marmalade tart
Goats cheese and red pepper tart with tomato salsa
Asparagus and leek tart with pickled woodland mushrooms
Classic Greek salad with feta cheese and cherry tomatoes
Crumbled goats cheese, grape and apple chutney, walnuts
Blue cheese and red wine poached pear salad
Plum tomato and buffalo mozzarella and rocket and basil salad
Buffalo mozzarella, orange, beetroot and toasted pine nuts
Salad Nicoise with Charlotte potatoes and green olives
Buttered asparagus, soft poached egg and hollandaise sauce
Pumpkin and sage risotto with balsamic reduction
Chargrilled vegetable and couscous salad
Warm Jerusalem artichokes, marinated peppers and olives
Potato gnocchi with sun dried tomatoes, rocket and parmesan
Salad of wild mushrooms, truffled broad beans and peas
Linguini with green olives, basil and cherry tomatoes
Chargrilled halloumi, cassoulet of beans and pesto
Butternut squash and pine nut raviolis with herb butter
Roasted vegetable strudel, beetroot and radish salad

Hot buffet

Lasagne bolognese al forno
Cottage pie with mature cheddar and chive mash
Beef bourguignon with baby onions and pancetta
Stir fried beef stroganoff with brandy and paprika
Rump steak forestiere with spinach and wild mushrooms
Spicy chicken tikka masala with naan bread
Thai chicken curry with shaved coconut and lime
Chicken, mushroom and smoked ham pie
Parma ham-wrapped chicken supreme with pepper salsa
Game pie with pheasant and venison, port sauce
Sliced honey roast gammon with pineapple
Lancashire hot pot with swede and turnip
French-style navarin of lamb with baby vegetables
Salmon and cod fisherman’s pie
Salmon fillets with green beans, spinach and shallots
Grilled mackerel with sautéed potatoes and horseradish
Smoked haddock fishcakes with tartar sauce
Lemon sole paupiettes with creamed leek sauce
Thai-style fish green curry
Grilled pollock fillets with lemon and herb crust
Pan fried sea bream fillet, marinated artichokes and peppers
Sea bass with stir fried pak choi, carrots and spring onions
Moussaka with tomato and aubergine
Penne pasta with provencal vegetables and pesto
Red pepper and spinach cannelloni

Blackcurrant mousse with hazelnut tuilles
Pineapple carpaccio with ginger and lime sorbet
Glazed lemon tart with raspberry coulis
Chocolate delice with praline and orange syrup
Chocolate and walnut brownie, vanilla ice cream
White chocolate and Baileys cheesecake
Rum and raisin-baked cheesecake
Rum baba with summer fruit compote and Chantilly cream
Chocolate fondant with chocolate chip and mint ice cream
Toffee apple and spiced pear crumble, crème anglaise
Plum and pear crumble with honeycomb ice cream
Strawberry and Champagne jelly, sabayon of red fruits
Passion fruit and orange jelly with exotic fruit salad
Apple tarte tatin with crème Calvados
Tiramisu
Black forest gateaux with vanilla sponge and red fruits
Classic Bakewell tart with clotted cream
Pistachio crème brulee with chocolate shortbread
English and French farmhouse cheeses, chutney and biscuits

Drinks

Champagne

Laurent – Perrier Brut
Laurent – Perrier Rose
Bollinger
Laurent – Perrier Brut Vintage
Laurent – Perrier Grand Siècle

Sparkling

Prosecco Spumante Brut
Bolla sparkling Rose

Prices and vintages subject to change. Please contact us for latest list.

White Wine

Terre Allegre Trebbiano

Italy. Light & crisp, with zesty, citrus flavours & a clean refreshing finish.

Los Espinos Sauvignon Blanc

Chile. Crisp with hints of tropical fruit.

Santa Rosa Viognier

Argentina. Apricot fruit with a touch of spice.

Luis Caňas Rioja Blanco

Spain. Lemon character with melon & pineapple.

Casa Defra Pinot Grigio

Italy. A crisp, dry white with hints of citrus.

Mont Auriol Chardonnay

Cote De Thongue. Lively fruit, soft & mellow with a lingering finish.

Aloe Tree Chenin Blanc

S Africa. Zesty wine with hints of green apples & pear.

Domaine de Montredon Picpoul de Pinet 

Languedoc. Delicate nose of exotic fruit with beautiful fresh acidity.

Sherwood Estate Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand. Beautifully poised with a complex array of flavour.

Domaine Menard Gaborit Muscadet Sur Lie

Hints of pear, crisp fruit & an elegant finish.

Nostros  Gran Reserva Chardonnay

Chile. Rich & weighty with vibrant citrus fruit.

Val Delle Rose  Vermentino

Italy. Powerful aromas of peaches, mangos & sea air.

Castel de Bouza  Albariňo

Spain. Delicate & crisp with hints of lemon. Excellent with seafood.

White Wine

Cantina Merano  Pinot Bianco Weissburgunder

Italy. Aromas of green apples, intensely rich & well balanced.

Zephyr  Riesling

New Zealand. Wonderful citrus aromas, leading to a long crisp finish.

Olim Bauda  Gavi di Gavi

Italy. Excellent Piedmontese wine. Delicate & lingering.

Mad  Tokaji Furmint

Hungary. Something different! Unusual dry white full of orange blossom & elderflower.

>Domaine Moreux  Sancerre

Loire. Dry, steely Sauvignon with subtle, smoky grapefruit.

Domaine Les Vieux Murs  Pouilly Fuisse

Burgundy. Intense mineral & citrus fruit with a wonderful finish.

Domaine Des Marronniers, Montmains  1er Cru Chablis

>Burgundy. Classic Chablis. Steely with hints of honey.

Val De Garringue  Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

Rhone. Fresh citrus, apricots & some floral notes.

Domaine Mestre Michelot  Meursault “Sous La Velle”

Burgundy. Outstanding vineyard, rich with hints of oak.

Domaine  Pinson  Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Burgundy. Aged in oak barrels. Round, fat & seducing.

Domaine Pillot  Meursault 1er Cru,  Les Caillerets

Burgundy. Wonderful concentration of fruit, rich, nutty & buttery with a savoury mineral finish.

Domaine A Tazmania  “Lady A” Sauvignon Blanc

Australia. Pale Straw Colour. Bright Lemon & Honeysuckle. Subtle nuances of oak and fresh acidity. Mouthfilling & complex.

Red wine

Prices and vintages subject to change. Please contact us for our latest list.

Terre Allegre Sangiovese

Italy. A juicy, succulent red with savoury cherry characters.

Los Espinos Cabernet Sauvignon

Chile. Slightly spicy fruit with some balancing tannins.

Calusari Pinot Noir

Romania. Soft & juicy with red berry fruit & hints of vanilla.

Domaine de Mont Auriol Merlot

Cote De Thongue. A soft, fruity, easy drinking wine.

Santa Rosa Malbec

Argentina. Structured tannins, deep plummy fruit & great length.

Aloe Tree Shiraz

South Africa. Soft fruit with hints of spice & a subtle finish.

Odfjel Armador Carmenèr

Chile. Savoury, creamy & lush with spicy, olive laced flavour

Domaine des Chanssaud Cote De Rhon

Rhone. Full bodied with hints of spice and a long finish

Domaine De Collette Morgon

Beaujolais. Intense raspberry fruit with spicy tones

Nostros Gran Reserva Merlot

Chile. Ripe blackcurrant fruit with hints of mint & chocolate

Varvaglione Negroamaro Del Salento

Italy. Scent of sweet wild berries, ultra smooth palate

Finca Manzanos Rioja Baja Reserva

Spain. Wonderful balance between the fruit and oak

Raats Cabernet Franc

South Africa. Wonderful balance between fruit & oak. Dark berry fruits

Ripanuda Chianti Classic
Italy. Classic in style & structure. Hints of cherries, with a fresh, elegant finish
Latium Morini Valpolicella

Italy. Wonderful balance, hints of cherries & spices

Latium Morini Ripasso

Italy. Wonderful notes of cherry on the palate combined with an intense warm finish

Red wine

Stella Bella Shiraz

Australia. Full bodied with hints of spice

Wanaka Road Pinot Noir

New Zealand. Bright fruit flavours with a delicate savoury finish

Bessa Valley Enira Reserv

Bulgaria. Grapes are totally hand-selected. Red fruits on the palate with a vanilla finish

Domaine Jaeger-Defaix Rully 1er Cru Clos du Chapitre Rouge

Burgundy. Ripe berry fruit, long finish & supple tannins

Eberle Winery Syrah, Steinbeck Vineyar

USA. Rich and full-bodied, subtle tannins with notes of pepper and spice

Château Saint Estephe Cru Bourgeois

Bordeaux. Full bodied, lengthy fruits & hints of spice

Château de Ferrand Saint Emillion Grand Cru

Bordeaux. Ripe plum fruit with hints of citrus

Casina Adelaide Barolo

Italy. Hints of perfume combined with powerful fruit & a complex finish

Latium Morini Amarone della Valpolicella “Campo Leon”

Italy. Rich & full with hints of spice

Domaine Burguet Gevrey Chambertin

Burgundy. A vibrant wine with raspberry & strawberry characters

Bodegas Remelluri Rioja Gran Reserva

Spain. Outstanding rioja with complex fruits

Château Giscours Margaux 3eme Cru Classe

Bordeaux. A bouquet of ripe sweet black fruits. The wine has a soft centre

Domaine Dujac Morey St Denis

Burgundy. Great elegance, fragrance & structure

Familia Zuccardi Aluvional, La Consulta & San Carlos

Argentina. Extremely aromatic, hints of spice combine with a perfect blend of fruit, sweet tannins & hints of oak

Domaine Meo Camuzet Morey St Denis

Burgundy. Lovely black cherry perfume. A smooth elegant wine

Domaine De Chevalier Grand Cru Graves Pessac – Léognan

Bordeaux. Dark fruits on the nose combine with blackberry fruit & ripe tannins

Rosé

Prices and vintages subject to change. Please contact us for latest list

Domaine de Mont Aurio

Cote De Thongue. Rose Les Oliviers. Soft strawberry fruit & a fresh finish

Familia Zuccardi Malbec Ros

Argentina. Intense cherry colour, fresh strawberry fruit & crisp acidity

Domaine Sainte Mari

Cotes de Provence Rose, Aromas of peaches & apricots & an enduring finish

Domaine Daulny Sancerre Rosé

Loire. Elegant strawberry fruit with a refreshing dry finish

Cocktails

Apple Strudel Martini

Vanilla Vodka, Apple Schnapps & apple juice, shaken & strained into a martini glass, sprinkled with cinnamon dust

Pineapple / Strawberry Daiquiri

A large measure of gold rum, strawberry or pineapple chunks, sours & fruit puree. All blended together with ice

Mojito

A large measure of gold rum muddled with fresh mint, lime & sugar, served over crushed ice & topped up with soda water

Classic Margarita

Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila, Cointreau, & fresh lime juice shaken & served straight up in a salt rimmed glas

Chocolate Au Pear

Vanilla Vodka, Crème De Cacao & pear puree shaken & strained into a Martini glass, sprinkled with chocolate

Cosmopolitan

Cranberry Finlandia Vodka, Cointreau, fresh lime juice & a splash of cranberry juice. Shaken and served straight up with a flamed orange

zest.

Old Fashioned

A large measure of Bourbon whiskey, Angostura bitters & brown sugar, stirred over ice with a zest of orange

Espresso Martini

Finlandia vodka, Kalhua & a shot of espresso, shaken & strained into a martini glass

Cocktails

Hit The Road Jack

Jack Daniel’s shaken with mint, passion fruit & apple juice. Delicious & refreshing

Mango Colada

A large measure of rum blended with mango juice, coconut cream & double cream. Served over crushed ic

Bloody Mary

A large measure of Finlandia Vodka, The Gatsby’s own Bloody Mary mix, topped with tomato juice & a stick of celery

Long Island Iced Tea

Vodka, Tequila, Gin, Triple Sec & Bacardi white rum shaken with lemon & lime sours topped up with Coke served over crushed ice

John Collins

A large measure of Bombay Sapphire Gin served with lemon juice, sugar syrup & mint and topped up with soda water

Salted Caramel Martini

A large measure of Finlandia Vodka, stirred over ice with caramel syrup, served in a salt rimmed glass

The Great Gatsby

Courvoisier, crème de cacao, Cointreau & double cream shaken & strained into a martini glass, finished with chocolate shavings

Hendricks Experience

A large measure of Hendricks gin shaken with cherry brandy, elderflower cordial, raspberries & cucumber

Grey Goose French Martini

A large measure of Grey Goose vodka, Chambord & pineapple juice shaken over ice

Champagne Cocktails

The Bellini

Peach / Strawberry/ Raspberry liqueur; fresh fruit puree topped up with Prosecco.

Kir Royale

Crème de Cassis and Champagne.

The Classic Champagne Cocktail

Cognac, brown sugar, Angostura bitters, topped up with Champagne

Pricing

To ensure your event is seamless from start to finish, we provide a carefully selected team of professional staff.

Event labour is charged separately from food and drink costs, as the labour will vary depending on the size and scope of your occasion.
Event labour costs are as follows:

Host £15 per hour

Head Chef £20 per hour

Commis Chef £15 per hour

Waitstaff £12 per hour

We ask for a minimum spend of £500 to undertake an event.
To secure your booking, we require a deposit of 50 percent
of your estimated total event cost.

Full payment is due on the event day.

Areas we cover

We are based in the bustling Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted but cover all areas in the southeast including Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Greater London. Whether it be a barbeque in Beaconsfield, a wedding in Wendover or a garden party in Golders Green, we can reach you.