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A slightly more formal wedding reception

This was a slightly more formal occasion at Brompton Oratory last month.  It was a plated lunch for 90 with lovely linen and tableware, and lovely old fashioned champagne saucers.

Immediately following the service was a champagne reception with canapes:

Beef fillet carpaccio on crostini with truffle oil and Parmesan
Char grilled courgette ribbons with ricotta and sun dried tomato
Chilli spiced crab with avocado and lemon in crispy cups
Asparagus and quail’s egg tartlet


The lunch was:

Salmon mousse wrapped in smoked salmon with fresh bread and butter.

Rack of lamb with juniper and claret jus, dauphinoise potatoes, French beans, and crushed pea and mint purée.

Panna cotta with caramelised oranges and shortbread fingers.

Stilton, Cheddar, Caerphilly, and Tunworth, served with water bioscuits, grapes, and sliced figs.


This was accompanied by fine wines and attentive service, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all!



We are pleased to announce that we now have our own wine list available for any of our events, and can offer a food matching service to help you make the perfect selection.

Here is a small selection from each category.


Champagne Pannier EV Brut NV, Ch. Thierry
A classic champagne that is well balanced, elegant and easy to drink

Nyetimber Reserve Brut 2009, West Sussex, England
Full of strawberry and almond aromas, developing flavours of glazed pastry with a pleasant fizz and a silky finish.

Prosecco, Spumante, Enrico Bedin NV, Veneto, Italy
Beautifully balanced and fresh, with flavours of apple leading to a really refreshing finish


Clarence River Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand 
Intense elderflower aroma and complementary flavours of crisp granny smith, grapefruit and gooseberry together with a fresh finish

Goleta Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Central Valley, Chile 
Very easy drinking with fresh, ripe citrus and green apple flavour

War Horse Chenin Blanc 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa 
By top producer Simonsig this is very refreshing with sun kissed apple that is great on its own or with fish and salads


Pinot Grigio Sentito Rosato 2013, Veneto, Italy 
Flavours of strawberry and raspberry on the palate, this crisp, flavoursome wine is ideal for summer drinks


Villa Ste Croix Pinot Noir 2013, Pays d’Oc, France 
Wild strawberries, redcurrants and a touch of smoke. These delicious aromas follow through on to the flavours with a touch of menthol. Great on its own or with food.

Maison de la Paix Carignan 2013, Vieilles Vignes, Pays d’Oc, France
Fabulously lush and spicy with red cherries and raspberry flavours, hints of plum, a full body and warming, smooth finish

Nero d’Avola 2013, Angelo Rocca, Sicily, Italy
Redcurrant and plum flavours with a warm spicy finish.

Brunch for 300 at Sotheby’s to open Orientalist & Islamic Week

Guests at the opening of Orientalist & Islamic Week at Sotheby’s were treated to a selection of brunch canapés along with Mimosas and Bloody Marys.


We were catering for 300 guests over 2 hours, surrounded by some rather valuable artworks and antiquities.


The menu included little home made granola yoghurt pots with fresh compote, Quail’s egg Florentine, little spoons of kedgeree, and sweetcorn fritters with avocado, lime, and slow roasted tomato.


Simpkin & Roses provided the full service including the glasses, staff, and drinks, exhibiting our ability to manage events from conception to delivery.  There was no trace of our presence by 2pm!