Alternatives to a sit-down dinner in East England

11 Sep 2017

If you're marrying in East Anglia, London or the Home Counties, here are some interesting alternatives to a sit-down wedding dinner

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The Durban Grill (covers Norfolk and Suffolk)

The Durban Grill is the finest in South African street food, specialising in traditional Zulu and South African recipes including the use of exotic meats such as crocodile and ostrich. The team also provide ‘Get Me Out Of Here’ theme nights, where you and your guests can partake in a menu of creepy crawly and critters such as mopane worms, scorpions and locusts. On top of all this, The Durban Grill has a traditional espresso machine fitted to the van, with coffee made by two UK Barista Championship Finalists. So if you're after something different and wild for your event, contact The Durban Grill.


Funnells Kitchen (covers Norfolk and Suffolk)

Funnells Kitchen delivers leading chef-led wedding catering across the East of England. The team work closely with couples and their families to create a real food experience that is a joy to eat. Current trends are beautiful succulent roast joints placed in the centre of each table with accompanying dishes in a family sharing style. The chefs build a menu that is exciting, delicious and that get people talking and passing dishes around. Alongside that, the front of house team deliver a display that is truly unique with moss, oak wood and edible flowers that often gets the cameras clicking before service. Funnells Kitchen strives to deliver wedding food that makes the day that little bit more special.


The Pizza Project (covers the Home Counties)

The Pizza Project team have been providing weddings with delicious, authentic wood-fired pizzas for more than six years. Their range of custom designed wood-fired pizza ovens allows them to cater for a variety of venues from central London church halls to rustic Sussex barns. They are confident their pizza will be the best you've ever tasted. They aim to make the catering process as simple as possible and can create bespoke menu tailored to your needs, discretely setting up their mobile pizzeria at the venue to provide a theatrical centrepiece for your event. You can even try before you buy at one of their weekly street food events. 


Toasty Box (primarily covers Essex and Suffolk)

Toasty box is a great alternative to a standard spread or ordinary sit-down meal for those after something delicious that will look fabulous in the photos. The friendly team will welcome guests day or night, either taking orders on request or handing out a selection. Choose from the team's most popular fillings or invent your own; either way they'll be tasty, hot and freshly prepared. With personalised hand-drawn chalkboards to match your theme or venue, the vintage converted horsebox really is the perfectly pretty way to serve some superbly satisfying food that will get everybody talking.


Station Smokehouse (covers Norfolk and Suffolk)

The Station Smokehouse, on Hoveton and Wroxham platform, is branching out. Station Smokehouse Events can bring all the aromas and flavours of the smokehouse to your wedding venue, throughout Norfolk and Suffolk, with its Smoking BBQ Train. The team can cater for up to 500 guests, serving brisket cooked low-and-slow, yard birds, ribs, wings, barbecue pulled pork, triple steak burgers and even its famous pit boss trays.


The Vintage Travelling Tea Party (covers Essex, London and Home Counties)

The Vintage Travelling Tea Party specialises in creating delectable vintage weddings for couples. The team will help create a unique, relaxed, delicious and memorable day for you. They offer a complete vintage afternoon tea and styling service; beautiful vintage china alongside afternoon tea menus which is all prepared and baked by an in-house team of local bakers, catering for more than 350 guests. The bespoke wedding service starts with a consultation over tea and cake and then the team will take care of all details so you can relax knowing your guests can enjoy a beautiful Vintage Tea Party wedding breakfast.


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