4 three-course menus for July

Love to cook restaurant-worthy food at home? Of course you do! And never more so now that we can have friends and family over, after many months of restrictions.

We’ve devised seasonal menus for July. Each one is created with different occasions in mind, but always makes the most of ingredients in their UK prime. We’ve picked starters and main that readily halve or double, depending on how many guests you have. For the larger puds, we recommend second helpings…

4 three-course menus for July

Need a quick meal, last-minute? Our speedy menu can be made in under an hour. Feeding veggies or vegans? We’ve got a menu to please both. And then, of course, there’s our knockout dinner party menu – who says you can’t go all out, even if you’re just spending time at home?

Give one a go and let us know if you make any of them!

The impressive dinner party menu

Go a little bit cheffy with our menu to impress. Scallops served in their shells make the prettiest of starters and these ones are surprisingly simple to make; 25 minutes is all you need.

For mains, serve this restaurant-style dish of bouillabaisse with bay and seasonal fennel.

And expect nothing less than ‘oos’ and ‘aahs’ when you unveil our stunning nectarine rose tart .

The speedy menu

We’ve created a wonderful lunch or dinner party menu that you can knock up in under an hour – yes, really. Serve our 15-minute grilled goats cheese salad with crusty bread for a simple, speedy starter.

And no one will guess that this chicken with romesco sauce takes less than 30 minutes to make.

Plus, these 15-minute sparkling strawberry trifles can be made in advance and left to chill in the fridge, ready to whip out at a moment’s notice!

We're taking tips from the Italians for our crowd-pleasing vegetarian menu

The vegetarian menu

With cheese, gnocchi and ice cream… We’re taking tips from the Italians for our crowd-pleasing vegetarian menu.

Silky burrata with sweet roasted tomatoes is followed by a simple gnocchi al pesto dish.

And our little-bit-lighter chocolate ice cream recipe just means you can enjoy an extra scoop (or two).

The vegan menu

Whether you call it plant-based, meat-free or just good old vegan, this menu is rich in umami flavour and full of different textures.

Salty, moreish and fun to eat, these charred broad beans with soy, mirin and smoked chilli salt are utterly different and totally addictive.

Everyone loves a burger, so follow up with our potato cauliflower version before finishing on a cooling note with our pretty ‘n’ pink strawberry and elderflower sorbet.

Want more recipes for July?

Start with our hand-picked collection of July seasonal recipes for inspiration, and you could also try our summer dinner ideas collection, for recipes that will steer you away from the stove as much as possible.

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