Our deli’s been open for 20 years!

We started Papadeli in 2002 with all the most delicious, beautiful speciality foods from the European and local artisan producers. These days, our chefs above the deli make imaginative, nutritious take-home dishes and homemade cakes but then it was all made by Papa behind the counter in a tiny kitchen.

Customers started asking if they could have the food they tasted in the deli at weddings and parties, so Papadeli catering was born – mostly delivered in the back of an old Peugeot 309! Things have changed a bit since then but we’re still making and loving creative, beautiful food perfect for sharing, using sustainable ingredients.

Read about our event catering.

Customers love browsing the deli shelves, finding unusual and loved ingredients and treats from artisan chocolates to fine wines and oils. You can create hampers full of the finest foods too or gift a foodie voucher!

And of course, there’s the cookery school! So much fun and so informative. Cookery classes taught by professional chefs using the best ingredients.

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“Inspiration came from our time living in Italy, France and Spain…”

Back then, Catrin ran the shop (with the help of Mark our first employee) and Simon cooked. Along the way we opened our upstairs cafe and a cafe at the Royal Academy in Bristol, before realising that our catering business had grown a lot and we needed to make a decision – take on a catering kitchen elsewhere or close the cafes and focus on catering. We’ve always preferred to keep things simple, so made the hard decision of closing the cafes and creating two floors of catering kitchens. We make everything here, from wedding buffets and canapes for 200 to packed lunches for 500 and a range of stunning cakes and all the food for the counter as well.

A few evenings a month, the top floor kitchen is taken over for cookery lessons, which had proved to be really popular, with many having waiting lists. Check out our cookery classes here

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