Creative, delicious catering in Bristol and the South West - weddings, corporate catering, parties, events. Nutritious, delicious dishes from imaginative salads to casseroles for takeaway in our deli counter. Amazing cake from our bakery. It's all delicious! Deli cafe at Alma Rd and gallery cafe at the Royal West of England Academy, Queen's Rd. 84 Alma Rd, Clifton Bristol BS8 2DJ Tel: 0117 973 6569

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    Great fun, informative & relaxed - cookery classes for all levels, individuals and corporate.

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    Imaginative, delicious and nutritious wedding food served with style

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    Find our about our delicious and original event catering service - you can rely on us to deliver.

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    Our food to go catering service takes the hassle out of your event or party.

  • A bit about Papa

    Established 14 years ago, we are still creating food that impresses. Original and delicious.

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Party caterers in Bristol

FAQs for corporate event planning

We work a lot with businesses in Bristol, providing all types of food from canapés and feasts  to sandwiches, cheese boards and soup deliveries.  Chatting to many of the people who organise these lunches / events, we realised that it’s not always easy finding the right caterer, so thought these frequently asked questions might help. […]

Papadeli cafe at the RWA Bristol

Have you been to the RWA?

The Royal West of England Academy (or RWA) is a beautiful Georgian art gallery at the bottom of Whiteladies Rd in Clifton. Built in 1858, the RWA was Bristol’s first art gallery and it remains to this day one of Bristol’s finest art galleries.  The main gallery is a stunning space and features a variety […]

canapé ideas from the deli

Simple canape (takes a few minutes!)

Guests coming round for drinks? Try this easy canapé! It’s SO easy! Slice a baguette and toast in the oven for a few minutes until crisp. We like to use a narrow, slightly harder baguette than the usual fluffy ones –  a slightly stale one works well too. Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive […]

Artisan cheese and honey

Ideas for simple dishes #4

Barkham blue cheese, honey & crackers Ok, so this isn’t strictly a “dish” but it’s a lovely snack, or cheese course to follow your meal. We’ve gone for Barkham Blue cheese, which is made by Two Hoots artisan cheese makers in Hampshire. This blue is creamy and fresh tasting and not sharp like some blues. […]

Papadeli chorizo tapas

Ideas for simple dishes #3 Chorizo

Not really a meal in itself, but chorizo is a great addition to any tapas feast you might fancy creating. Or great for breakfast with eggs! Cooking chorizo is just so delicious – just the right balance of spice and flavour.  Team up with green leaves and a hunk of bread. It really is a […]

Ortiz sardines

Ideas for simple dishes #2

Sardines, samphire and pickled beetroot A super quick and easy light lunch or dish for a tapas spread. These sardines from Ortiz just have to be tried – they are firm and remain whole in the tin. Prepared by Ortiz by hand, and tinned in extra virgin olive oil. You really won’t want to eat any […]