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Food and recipes

We know that, when you are striving for excellence, good food matters! At High Trenhouse, we are proud of the fact that clients love the good food we serve and often give us excellent feedback. We like to refer to our food as “cosmopolitan home cooking”. Our hospitality team prepare meals from fresh, mostly local ingredients, cooked on our lovely Aga. Our food is cosmopolitan because our team are always seeking fresh ideas or adding spice to old favourites. While they draw on sources from around the world, Mediterranean cuisine is perhaps the mainstay.

These days they are becoming adept at catering for special diets of all kinds, often making several variations on dishes to suit vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and other dietary demands.

Our catering style is based on how you would entertain at home. We devise menus specifically for each occasion, thinking about our guests and their needs. We feed people, aiming to delight, without their need to browse lists of alternatives. Trust us – it works. Of course, there will be variations for all those special dietary requirements. Because we ask and display the menu in advance, we give people the opportunity to voice any dislikes. Because groups at High Trenhouse eat together, they like to share the same meal.

Quite frequently people are so pleased with the meals they have enjoyed at High Trenhouse, that they ask us for the recipes – because good food matters!

Come and experience it for yourself.

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Dutch Appel Taart

  This is one of my grandmother's recipes which never fails to impress. It is delicious and ever so easy. Author: Bernadette Ingredients100 gr sugar200 gr butter300 gr S/R flour (or Gluten Free Flour)1 lemon1 tsp baking power … Continue reading


Red Pepper Tatin

A twist on the classic french tarte tatin using peppers and onions instead of apples. Caramelised vegetables line the base of the tin and are topped with rich cheese pastry. Turn it out, pastry side down and serve hot or cold with a crunchy salad. Continue reading

Provençal Vegetable Pie

Another favourite dish with our clients is the Provençal Vegetable Pie. Continue reading


Smörgåstårta is a delicious Swedish Sandwich cake. It makes a stylish centre piece for your buffet. Continue reading


High Trenhouse Bobotie

Bobotie is the national dish of South Africa.  It is a tasty mixture of mildly curried mince with a golden savoury custard topping, not dissimilar to moussaka. Continue reading

Goat’s Cheese, Potato & Onion Quiche

The perfect tart, easy to make, looks stunning and tastes wonderful Continue reading

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