Catering feedback and testimonials

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Here’s what just some of our catering customers have said….

Thank you so much for the truly excellent food; everyone was blown away and talked about the food all day, it was a highlight in an excellent day!

Jennifer & Josh

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.

Jenny Gee

Thank you on behalf of St George’s for your help with last night’s event. It was wonderful – thanks in great part to the delicious food which went down a treat. I’m also immensely grateful for the warmth, speed and professionalism of the Papadeli team.

Anthea Bell, St George’s music hall and events venue.

I just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to say how fantastic the food was for our party. Everyone was complimenting me and I did have to admit that I got you guys to do the food! All dishes were fantastic and we even had left overs that were throughly enjoyed after the event!

I would definitely recommend your food and services and will keep you on the list when I have another party!

Big thanks!!

Sara Richards

I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic food yesterday! It was great.

Thank you so much for all your help and the support of your wonderful staff – yesterday day went so much better than I could have hoped for. The food was completely delicious and the system you invented worked really well. I am sure St. George will use it again having seen how effective it is.

You have been so wonderfully committed and easy to work with. Thank you!

Olivia, Independent theatre council

Many thanks to you and your staff for the wonderful food provided last Thursday. I had a great many compliments and your staff were smiley and friendly throughout. Mesalina professional as ever.

Vicki McHugh, Christie and 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

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


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. Wedding at Circomedia.

Thank you for all the food -it was delicious -plenty to go around and went down very well with all our guests. The puddings were so good -the orange cake looked stunning and the compote went so well with it. The canapes looked beautiful and they and the main course were all excellent. We had a wonderful day -thank you again for making it all so easy

David Chesney

The food and service were fantastic, thank you for all your help and please pass on our thanks to the staff. A comment I received from many people was how much flavour you manage to pack into your food. Everything stood out brilliantly on its own, and as a meal it was delicious and informal, exactly what we were after.



Pat and I were really impressed by the whole Papadeli team.

– Your own care and attention to detail in finalising the menu and event plan and also in leading the team on the day

– Your Team lead Messalina’s seemingly boundless energy, lovely disposition and attention to… pretty well everything!

– The evident commitment and hard work of all your staff;

– And of course the food itself. It was an innovative and really well executed menu that exactly caught the moment and worked perfectly in terms of helping Ed and Kate to create the relaxed atmosphere that they were aiming for.

Pat and I both had a fantastic time on 13th. We are, of course, horribly biased but we both think that the catering at our daughter’s wedding was the best we have ever experienced! Many of our friends and family who were with us in Harptree Court and Chew Magna made a very specific point of complementing the catering and all the catering staff. Indeed several are still raving about it weeks later! I should also mention that Linda, the owner of Harptee Court was also full of praise for the professionalism and way in which your team conducted themselves when at the ceremony venue.

As loyal customers of the cafe and deli for many years, it was on the strength of one of Papadeli’s supper evenings back in January that we chose Papadeli to cater for our wedding earlier this month.

Everything we loved about our experiences as cafe/deli customers was replicated (and then some!) for our wedding day: The staff, friendly, knowledgable and attentive; attention to detail superb; and the food….well, the food was just fantastic!

Simon helped us put together a menu themed around ‘sharing’, with boards of bread, Serrano ham, tapenade etc. followed by a sumptuous cassoulet and finished up with orange and almond cake, which we cut together with our guests.

Everything on the day ran like clockwork – Mesalina running a tight ship, everything beautifully cooked and waiting staff putting in so much effort. When it’s the biggest day of your life, and with us both being obsessive planners, it really helped us to relax knowing everything was in hand.

Thank you to all at Papadeli for the huge role you played making our big day one to truly remember.


I have always been a fan of the gorgeous, top quality and delicious food which Papadeli produces as well as the “hard to find” specialty items they supply in their shop. I have had the pleasure of experiencing themed dinners in their restaurant, have participated in a fun yet informative day of cookery lessons, and have attended parties which they successfully catered.. it was no wonder I chose them to cater our daughter’s 21st.

Simon created a bespoke menu for us, ahering to the theme and offering several cost saving suggestions, as well as sourcing any of our quirky requests…nothing was too much. He and his lovely assistant Messalina were absolute lifesavers during the stressful process which lead up to the event. The interesting menu they created and served was second to none…it was absolutely delicious and our guests still rave about it. They delivered professional and cheerful service to our 115 guests and stayed and cleared to the very end. I wouldn’t think twice about using Papadeli again and I would recommend them 100% to anyone.

Thank you for your attention to detail last night. Your staff were excellent and the food was fantastic.

Just a very quick email to thank you for the food on Saturday night – it was amazing and so many people commented about how good it was.

Just wanted to thank you, once again, for the delicious party food which you prepared for our party yesterday. It was perfect and much commented-upon by our guests. Back again next year no doubt!

I just wanted to say thank you so very much for today. The food was fantastic, your team were amazing and it was great to work with you all.

It removes anxiety and improves mood, relieves fears and panic attacks, but drowsiness is still noticeable, especially in the first days of Buy Alprazolam reception.

Have a great long weekend and please do let the team know what a pleasure it was to work with them.

Janie Harper, CBI.

The food was also delicious and I would definitely recommend Papadelli, hopefully we’ll be able to work with you again with future events

Thank you and the girls so much for making the party wonderful (again) on Thursday, it’s always a pleasure to work with you all. And the food is just delicious. I can’t fault it (and I’m a massive foodie!).

We have been coming here for years and in all that time I have only had great experiences. When dining in the food is always fresh, tasty and interesting, and there’s always something new to try. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and you really do need that knowledge when going through their cheese and cold meat selection, both of which are the best in Bristol (not said lightly, and no mean feat). We regularly base our dinner parties around Papadeli takeaways – more time eating and drinking, less time cooking!