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A lovely riverside wedding

Last weekend we had a great time catering for a wedding at the spectacular Westminster Boating Base. The scene in Love Actually where the canapes are ‘a bit dodgy’. Happily we can report that that ours were completely delicious and really enjoyed in the beautiful venue on the banks of the Thames.

The guests arrived at the venue by Champagne-laden boat, and proceeded to the gardens where we served a selection of canapes, including a popular favourite, the macaroni cheese fritter with homemade hot sauce.


Dinner was served in the glass walled main room of the venue, with great view up and down the Thames.  Each table was served a chicken, mushroom and thyme pie with a filo pastry top, and two beautiful salads, and everyone helped themselves.  It’s a brilliant way to have good food in a relatively informal setting, and has been quite popular this year.


Here’s one of the salads; with tenderstem broccoli, peas, and edible flowers…


For pudding there was a rich but light chocolate torte, served with the last of the autumn raspberries and cream.  This was plated and served individually.

There followed drinking and dancing, and some rapid clearing up before the hire collection arrived at 1am.  Our efficient staff ensured that we were all home and tucked up before 3am which we felt was quite impressive, having just set up and dismantled a wedding for 130!

Are you getting married soon?  Do get in touch if you would like to talk through any options.  We look forward to helping!


Barbecue buffet on the port bow sir!

This is definitely one of the more awesome venues we’ve worked at!  A large and very glassy houseboat on the Thames at Cadogan Pier.  We have been there a couple of times in the last week for different events.  The first was a barbecue for 25 people.  The evening started with Pimm’s, rosé, and our home made pink lemonade out on deck…


We barbecued a marinated butterflied leg of lamb, some home made burgers, some halloumi, and accompanied it all with delicious big salads.

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Pudding was a lovely Amalfi lemon, polenta and almond cake.


We returned for a smaller dinner including canapés at the weekend, and following the success of the barbecue earlier, we did another one!  This time it was Aberdeen Angus steaks and lamb kofta along with salads and nice lemon tart for pudding.

It’s been lovely working on the river, especially as we also live on a boat a bit further upstream.  With any luck we will be asked again and can turn up to work without our feet touching land!