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Private Dining at The Chimney House June - September 2021Posted 21st April, 2053
The Home of Feasting
Perched on the historic waterways of Kelham Island Sheffield, The Chimney House is the location for joyous feasting celebrations of friends and family togetherness for up to 50 guests.
Fall in love with a Chimney House celebration. The flicker of candlelight, the bubbles of champers, we plan, arrange, style and host fabulous parties with a difference; perfect dining experiences and the most glorious celebrations imaginable! We are worldwide famous for our love of feasting - perfectly social, exceptionally delicious and always abundant!
Get caught up in our joy and revel in the delight of having your event planned to perfection. We will host your guests in the ambiently beautiful surrounds of our historic building amongst antiquities and curiosities.
A Note on our Menus
All of our menus are prepared in-house by our amazing chef team! Everything is baked and made fresh from our bread, cakes, cookies and desserts and we pickle, cure, roast and toast the finest ingredients from Sheffield and Yorkshire.
We work 100% seasonally so sometimes we will need to change ingredients out for what is best and fresh - we’ll let you know if we need to tweak your chosen menu ahead of your event. We can cater for all dietary requirements - just let us know and we’ll make it happen! If you’d rather discuss a bespoke menu tailored to your event theme and guests - then we’d love to discuss that with you!
We love to use as much inspiration from The Chimney House and our sister venue The Mowbray - so you’ll often see ingredients from our garden featuring in our menus!
We’ve carefully curated a delicious wine, beer and cocktail line up that matches our menus and makes life super easy for you. Our drinks are beautifully chosen from boutique merchants and specialists doing great stuff in small batches.
Simply pre-order with us when you confirm your final numbers.
Hire of The Chimney House is included in the menu prices, which show price per head.
Menu 1 - THE SHARING TABLE - £42.50 per person ex VAT
A beautiful little feast, using delicious seasonal ingredients sourced as close to The Mowbray as possible.
ON THE TABLE
Mowbray Made Focaccia (v, ve, g)
Single Estate EV Olive Oil (v,ve)
THE MAIN EVENT
Churchill Farm Chicken roasted with lemon & garlic
Romesco Sauce: grilled red peppers, toasted almonds smashed together with lemon & garlic (n, contains nuts)
For our vegetarian guests we'll serve a delicious filo pie, filled with Feta, Roasted Squash & Spinach, with our Romesco sauce (v, g, contains nuts)
SIDES TO SHARE
Sprouting broccoli, dressed with confit shallots & toasted pine nuts (v, ve)
British Courgettes & Broad Beans, thinly shaved and dressed with lemon & garlic (v, ve)
Jersey Royal or Ware Potatoes (as available) - slowly roasted with thyme (v, ve)
Please choose one option from our seasonal list of puddings
(v)=vegetarian (ve)=vegan (g)=contains gluten
Menu 2 - HOUSE FEAST - £46 per person ex VAT
Celebrate summer with your guests; a sophisticated barbeque-style feast which is a sure-fire crowd pleaser and captures the season perfectly...
ON THE TABLE
Mowbray-made Cheddar & Jalapeno Cornbread (v, g)
Grilled Flatbreads (v, ve, g)
Cheddar ‘cream cheese’ - spoonable cheddar to dollop on your bread (v)
Charred Corn & Yorkshire Tomato Salsa, packed with fresh coriander (v, ve)
These dishes will start your feast, and remain on the table as your mains are served!
THE MAIN EVENT
‘Sugar Pit’ style British beef cheeks, brined with brown sugar, sea salt and a house blend of spices & herbs, slowly cooked until meltingly tender
Lamb Merguez Sausages: the most delicious Sheffield-made sausage, packed with North African Spices, barbequed & drizzled with mint yoghurt & pomegranate seeds - insanely delicious (g)
For our vegetarian and vegan guests we'll serve BBQ ‘Merguez’ Cauliflower, roasted with North African spices, chargrilled & served with mint yoghurt & pomegranate (v)
SIDES TO SHARE
House Black Beans, slowly braised with home smoked chillies, barbequed tomatoes & onions for a deeply delicious flavour (v, ve)
House Slaw: Crunchy shredded veg, dressed with sherry vinegar & rapeseed oil (v, ve)
Roasted sweet potatoes (v, ve)
Please choose one option from our seasonal puddings list
PLUS! A sweet treat to finish your evening - a little surprise from the pastry section…
Think a batch of citrusy marshmallows, a rich ganache or even a delicate cakelet!
(v)=vegetarian (ve)=vegan (g)=contains gluten
Menu 3 - THE LADEN TABLE - £51 per person ex VAT
Our signature menu, a decadent feast celebrating brilliant British growers, and some of our favourite treats of the summer. The Laden Table is all about celebrating the best of the season, as it appears from the growers, producers & suppliers. Delight in the best of the season! We will use the best available produce for your feast, making your menu uniquely yours.
ON THE TABLE TO START
Mowbray-made Focaccia (v, ve, g)
Burrata with Roast Peaches & Basil. Burrata is a Puglian treat, made similar to Mozzarella but with the added indulgence of a creamy interior (v)
South Coast Mackerel Escabeche with Isle of Wight Tomato Salsa & Fresh Oregano
Beetroot Carpaccio; confit beetroot, Yellison Goats Curd & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds (v)
THE MAIN EVENT
32 Day Aged Yorkshire Picanha Steak, chargrilled whole, sliced and served medium rare. Dressed with our confit shallot & caper salsa, packed with fresh herbs & lemon zest.
More about the Picanha: The Picanha has a nice piece of fat on top which keeps the meat juicy, but can be easily trimmed off by your guests. Our Picanha comes from Yorkshire-bred cows, and is aged to perfection for 32 days.
For our vegetarian and vegan guests we'll serve BBQ Cauliflower Steak, marinated with lemon & garlic chargrilled then slowly roasted. Served with a delicious caper salsa verde (v, ve)
SIDES TO SHARE
Our Laden Table sides truly are the showcase of our seasonal ethos. We’ll find the best produce available on the market to deliver a gorgeous selection of salads, vegetables and potatoes.
Summer salad; A peppery, fresh salad of watercress, shaved radishes and kohl rabi when available (v, ve)
English Asparagus or sprouting broccoli, chargrilled & dressed with rapeseed oil & lemon (v, ve) The English asparagus season can come and go very quickly, so we will use it while we can!
Yorkshire Peas or Broad Beans with Pancetta, tossed with Spring Onions, Leeks or wild/wet garlic as available.
Gorgeous garlic: during the British summer we get to use the various types of wet or green garlic available. Wild garlic signals the start of Summer, we’ll also see ‘3-cornered’ which is another wild ‘green’ variety. Younger garlic bulbs are also thinned out, which are milder in flavour and a real summertime treat!
Best new potatoes: Jersey Royals are the most famous, but there also Anya, Cornish Kings & Pink Firs. Simply buttered with some freshly chopped soft herbs (v)
TO FINISH (please choose two options for your guests to share)
See our Pudding Menu below!
PLUS! A sweet treat to finish your evening - a little surprise from the pastry section...
Think a batch of citrusy marshmallows, a rich ganache or even - joy of joys a delicate cakelet!
(v) = vegetarian (ve) = vegan (g) = contains gluten
The Chimney House Pudding Menu
If your menu choice means you can choose two puds (lucky you) then we’d suggest a tart and a pav, we also have our brilliant cheese courses below!
Served up sliced for you to share...
Apricot & Marmalade Frangipane with Clotted Cream (v, g) (contains nuts)
Blueberry Frangipane with Yorkshire Creme Fraiche (v, g) (contains nuts)
Hazelnut Treacle Tart with Lightly Whipped Yoghurt Cream (v, g) (contains nuts)
Baked Chocolate Tart with Morello Cherries & Yorkshire Creme Fraiche (v, g)
Our Summer Favourites
These puds are served up in a dish for your guests to share with their table:
White Chocolate, Lemon Curd & Raspberry Roulade; super-light sponge vanilla sponge, filled with fresh cream, homemade lemon curd & fresh raspberries - drizzled with white chocolate ganache (v, g)
Macerated Strawberries, Shortbread & Whipped Cream - we toss fresh strawberries with just enough sugar, lemon zest & fresh lavender from our garden. Served up separately so your guests can help themselves (v, g)
Grilled Peaches, Honey & Pumpkin Seed Crumble with Fresh Yoghurt. Ottolenghi style, wholesome and delicious (v, g)
Mowbray Tiramisu made with fresh coffee & rich mascarpone, served in a dish, to share for the table (v, g)
Our pavlovas are legendary, and for summer we've come up with some gorgeous pavs to celebrate all that wonderful fruit. Our PAVs are served whole for your guests to share with their table.
Peach Melba PAV: Brown Sugar Meringue, Vanilla Cream, Fresh Peach & Raspberries (v)
Blackcurrant Beauty: Crisp White Meringue, Mascarpone & Blackcurrant Compote (this is our fave: the sharp blackcurrants are incredible against the super creamy mascarpone and sweet, crispy meringue) (v)
Classic Mowbray PAV: piled high with fresh cream & the best berries available (v)
(v)=vegetarian (g)= contains gluten
Dietaries & Allergies: Some of our desserts can be made without gluten, on request - please ask. If you have vegan guests, or those who do not eat dairy or egg, the kitchen will make them their own dessert which is similar to your choice of pudding. If you have guests attending who have a nut allergy, we would advise choosing desserts which do not contain nuts, due to the sharing style of our Feasts.
Our cheese courses are a BRILLIANT choice if you need to choose a second dessert! They can also be added to your menu for £6pp ex VAT. We’ll serve your cheese course with biscuits. Choose one option from below
Creamy Yorkshire Blue with Toasted Walnuts & Wildflower Honey
About this cheese: A mild & creamy blue cheese, made from Yorkshire Cow’s Milk by the girls at Shepherd’s Purse in North Yorkshire.
Mowbray-made Ricotta with Sweet Pickled Cherries
Our house-made ricotta is made from milk & cream, and hung overnight at The Mowbray to produce a deliciously creamy soft cheese. Our cherries are pickled with sweet wine, thyme & star anise.
Tunworth & Roasted Grapes
Hampshire’s answer to Camembert, and don’t tell the French, but we think it’s even better. This cheese is still lovingly made by hand and offers a long lasting sweet & nutty flavour. The roasted grapes help to cut through the richness.
*please note the cheese course must be taken by the whole party
Menu prices subject to change
Prices are shown excluding VAT
VAT will be charged at the current rate
Included in the price
- Exclusive hire and bespoke styling of The Chimney House for four hours
- initial viewing and consultations
- our ever attentive, expert team for your event
- table styling and dressing with The Chimney House collection of candles and antique candlesticks
- cloakroom service
- premium paper napkins, glass and tableware (we provide glassware for any seated event. Standing events or events with numbers above 50 will need to provide glassware)
- filtered water on tables
- speaker system to play your tunes
- screen and projector to show your favourite memories
- managing of onward travel plans, we’ll pre-book taxis to whizz you on to your next destination
- luxury bathroom amenities from cult brand Aesop (we’re one of the only places in the North you can treat yourself to their botanically based skincare)
- 20% off pre-event primping; cuts, colour and hair at Laundry
- Additional time - £150 per hour (up to 11pm)
- Cut flowers from our preferred supplier, antique holders and arranging - £60
- Linen napkins - £2 per person
- Tea and coffee - £2.50 per person
Bar Service at The Chimney House
We’ve carefully curated a delicious wine and beer line up that matches our menus and makes life super easy for you. Simply pre-order with us when you confirm your final numbers and we’ll make sure that your wine and beer is served up perfectly for you to enjoy. We also have a selection of soft drinks that start from £2.50.
Be sure to ask about House Punch Bowls and cocktails for arrivals, feasting and post dinner tipples!
We also can look after wine packages for you to ease things along and we also have a cocktail and wine match to see you through as well!
The Basic :: Drinks Package 1 :: £15.00
A glass of House Fizz on arrival & half a bottle of House Red / White / Rose per person
HOUSE RED // El Tinto de Lela del Mar / Tempranillo / Spain
HOUSE WHITE // El Blanco de Lela del Mar / Sauvignon / Spain
HOUSE ROSE // Ancora Rose / Pinot Grigio Rose / Italy
The Favourite :: Drinks Package 2 :: £17.50
A glass of House Fizz on arrival & half a bottle of Red / White per person
RED / Flic Tinto / Tempranillo / Portugal / 2016
WHITE / Felicette Grenache Blanc / France / 2017
The Special :: Package 3 :: £21.00
A glass of House Fizz on arrival & half a bottle of Red / White / Rose per person
RED / Neprica / Primitivo / Italy / 2017
WHITE / Jonty’s Ducks / Chenin Blanc / Organic / South Africa / 2016
ROSE / Reserve de Gassac Rose / Languedoc rosé / France
The Super Deluxe :: Drinks Package 4 :: £26.00
A glass of Champagne OR Sheffield Dry G&T on arrival & half a bottle of Red / White /Rose per person
RED / Dandelion Shiraz / Multi Award Winning / Barossa Valley /South Australia
WHITE / Mica Vinho Verde / Portugal / Organic / Biodynamic / 2017
ROSE / Reserve de Gassac Rose / Languedoc rosé / France
CHAMPAGNE / Guy de Chassey Brut / Multi Award Winning / France
Need to Knows
- Our menus are seasonal menus - your exact menu choices will be dependent on date and also please do expect changes - our chef team works to seasonality and availability - and we source local and regional. We will let you know as soon as we do if there will be changes to your menu!
- Menus can be served seated for 50 (min of 20) or served as a grazing feast for up to 55 standing
- Any of our menus can be served at a time to suit your event
- Menus and prices will change seasonally
- Please note - in our effort to create menus to fit seasonally with local produce, some particular ingredients may be changed for more seasonal alternatives
- Use of our speaker system for your tunes, plug and play from your iPad, laptop or phone (we have a noise restriction after 10.30pm due to our residential area)
- We don’t have facilities for a DJ, or space for a band
- We close at 11pm
- We can cater to all dietary requirements
- Guest numbers and dietary requirements are confirmed 7 days before your event
- We prefer BACS payments
We take a payment of £250 as a non-refundable deposit to secure your date, this is then subtracted from your final bill. Your deposit payment confirms your understanding and acceptance of our terms and conditions HERE
A Recent Testimonial
“My gorgeous wife was approaching a big birthday and the family decided we should celebrate in style.
My daughter thought best to relieve me of any organisational responsibilities and instead took up with the Chimney House.
The Chimney House itself is in a lovely part of Kelham Island - bustling, fun and slightly trendy. The room with low beams, bare bricked walls and long oak tables perfectly suited a long, gentle afternoon with gorgeous food and 30 wonderful, if loud, friends and family.
And what food.
The lamb was slow cooked in Persian spices and was adoringly complemented by crispy salads, aromatic vegetables and warm flat breads to die for. For those with any spare room, the deserts were just perfect. The Chimney House matched the food with outstanding wines. An afternoon to remember forever.”
Need a Bigger Space to Feast? Try The Mowbray! Our ‘Bigger Sister’ Venue!
For seated numbers of 25 guests up to 180 guests, The Mowbray is Sheffield’s first Feasting Hall.
The Kitchen is at the heart and soul of The Mowbray. Private dining, business dining, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, fine, casual & feasting style from when the sun rises until the stars come out, we’ve got it covered.
For lovers of our Sheffield heartland and supporters of local, regional and Yorkshire food explore our seasonal menus and enjoy the luxury of one to one consultations with our head chef. Gather with friends, family, colleagues and feast around long easy tables using luxury Sheffield cutlery crafted by our friends at W. Wright.
We’d love to help you with the smallest of details to make your event with us amazing!
All the best
The Chimney House Team
Make an Enquiry
We are very happy to arrange viewings, to talk about prices and offering to suit your event. Please fill out the form below or call us on The Chimney House Hotline on 0114 276 7885.