Catering: testimonials

Corporate events, parties and weddings

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For all catering enquiries, please complete this Papadeli catering enquiry form and send back.

Here’s some of the lovely  catering feedback we’ve received recently – all kindly gave us permission to share their kind words.

Event & corporate catering 

Thank you for selecting and preparing the most delicious food for our event. It was a superb selection of items, they were all mouth-watering, everyone commented on how delicious it all was. It also looked so bright, colourful and well presented. Fabulous.

The chocolate brownies were amazing too. It couldn’t have been better! I will most certainly come to you for catering again. The food certainly contributed to the event’s success.

Morag Masssey, Executive Director, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory

It was excellent – thank you very much for everything.  We are so happy with the untiring efforts of your crew, their friendliness and flexibility and fabulous flavours of every dish.

Thanks again, we’ll be in touch soon – there’s another event on the horizon….


May I thank you and your staff for the most perfect evening.  Everything ran like clockwork.  Your staff, as ever, were attentive and professional.

The food was excellent.  We had many comments in this regard and I have always mentioned who we use – hopefully this may bring some business your way.

Several of my colleagues  (…)  commented that our canapes were far superior to all the others sampled.  Well done.

Vicki McHugh, Christie & Co.

Thank you so much for all your hard work on this in the lead up to the event and to your team as well.

Please do convey to your team how grateful Sarah and I are for how fantastic they were on the night. As Mesalina says, everything was perfect and everyone in the office has been saying today how impressed they were with the event.

The food and service were excellent, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how the event went.

We will certainly be recommending you for future events.

Ps Sarah says those cheese canapes are the best thing she has eaten in her entire life!

Tom Simpson lawyer CMS

Working lunches

The catering last week was exceptional as per usual.  6 attendees out of 6 rated it as ‘excellent’ (the top rating on our feedback form).

Shaun Jordan

SABRE Project Officer

RIFBristol, Bristol Robotics Laboratory UWE

Wedding catering

If Carlsberg did wedding catering…
Papadeli pulled out all the stops in catering for our wedding this September. We live local to the shop and know it well through their excellent Middle Eastern cooking class and deli. When we found out they also do wedding catering it was an easy decision to ask them to produce the food along similar lines for our reception and the ‘sharing feast’ that they produced was the talk of the day.
 We got married in Worcestershire so it was a big distance for them to travel from Bristol, both on the day and six months before the wedding, when Louise from Papadeli, who managed the event from start to finish, travelled up to recce the venue. We didn’t have what you’d call a ‘wedding planner’, we organised everything ourselves, but Louise was the closest to it and was available throughout the year leading up to our wedding to help us with all our enquiries about the food.
What could have been one of the more hard-to-get-right bits of our wedding was the bit we worried least about. They also provided the cake, which were three of the delicious cakes we often eat in the shop, and were devoured so swiftly by our ravenous guests that the bride and groom didn’t get close to having a slice!
 We wouldn’t hesitate in booking them again, if we could only get married again!

John W.

Wedding meal of dreams!!!

When we decided to get married as foodies our main priority was a great wedding breakfast.
We rocked up with a million ideas and some how, magically, Lou and her team created our wedding meal of dreams.
We gave them a short time frame to work from, very little information and just kinda expected them to know what we were after and they absolutely out did them selves!
We went for a tapas style menu and there was not one thing I could fault.
From food, to service, from cooks to waiters, every single aspect of Papadeli and their crew made our wedding everything we wanted and more.
All our guests have done since, is wax lyrical about how unreal the food was and that was absolutely what we were after.
Lou is a complete darling and took dealing with both mine and my husbands laid back carefree attitude in her stride.
I could not recommend these guys enough, if I ever needed a party or event catered for again I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Papdeli… guys rock!

Dani M Martinez

Dear Simon, Mesalina and the exceptional team at PPD. You guys were just amazing, we were delighted by your service and the lovely food at the Wedding. People have been so complimentary about the canapés, dinner and brilliant cheeseboard, which we are still enjoying – as are many friends! THANK YOU ALL
Jenny Gee
We were so impressed with Papadeli, the food was delicious and the service impeccable. All the team handled everything so professionally and smoothly, I just sat back and relaxed! The only shame was that I was so full from the feast I couldn’t manage any of the evening food, but my guests tell me it was amazing.  A few people said it was the best wedding food they’d ever had.
I will definitely be using you again, especially so I can try some of the buffet bits! I’ve got several friends soon to be married so will be recommending you to them.

 Jo Powell, Bride.

Party catering

Once again thank you so much for helping to make it a wonderful event on the 17th February. I have had so many great comments about the food . The staff were all so helpful and professional and the timings were perfect.

Ruth Watson

The canapés were great – they went very fast!. Food was great and people kept asking us were we got it from 🙂


Just wanted to let you know that the canapés were delicious and a huge success with the girls – particularly the arancini!  Thank you so much for your high quality produce and excellent service


Party catering feasts