Mobile bars and caterers in the South East
12 Jun 2018
For unforgettable food and drink on your big day, take a look at these businesses which cater to weddings in the South East of England
More than just another prosecco van, Caffè Lambro offers a piece of history. While travelling across Italy, Craig Anthony - owner of Caffè Lambro, explains: "I often noticed these vintage beauties parked in old garages and in countryside gardens belonging to elderly couples; unloved, rust-covered and seemingly beyond repair. I just could not bear to leave them there."
What started as a personal restoration project has now become a start-up, as Craig clarifies: "We're different and this isn't just about business. We believe in family, we believe in trust, respect and age old traditions – values synonymous with classic Italy. We want to bring a premium Italian serving experience and style to the events that we attend."
Caffè Lambro looks set to become one of the leading names in the sparkling sector with bookings secured at a number of high profile festivals this year including Parklife and Isle of Wight. As for weddings, they are the chosen supplier to The Wedding Gallery.
The Love Fizz Company
The Love Fizz Company is a small family business based in Surrey that offers a high quality bespoke service for parties, weddings and other events in the London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex area. The beautiful Piaggio Ape 50 van called ‘Fizzy’ has been stylishly converted to serve sparkling Italian wine and beer and provides a delightful focal point to any event. ‘Fizzy’ has been equipped to serve chilled Frizzante and Peroni on tap and is petite enough to fit into small spaces, indoors and out, and through garden gates. In addition, The Love Fizz Co team's attention to detail and desire to deliver a high quality service guarantees a great experience.
Mann & Moore
Mann & Moore are a team of premium barbecue caterers, which started from an idea between good friends and chefs, Josh and Chris, over a few beers in the afternoon sun. They wanted to combine their passion and wealth of knowledge obtained from working in Michelin starred restaurants, while returning cooking to its oldest guise, using only wood and fire.
All of the meat cooked is lovingly slow-smoked for up to 12 hours with English oak in their custom built smoker nicknamed 'The Beast'. They use only the best local produce to create truly memorable flavours, all put together with some seasonal salads and exceptional condiments - a match made in heaven. Mann & Moore has a range of menus for your wedding breakfast. Choices range from their unique take on a hog roast, to pineapple-glazed goat shoulder and Sussex Wagyu beef. Alternatively, they can create a completely bespoke package to meet your requirements. A street food style offering for your wedding festival or evening guests is also available.
Gentleman Jim’s mobile bar, finalists in the 2017 Cambridge News Bar of the Year, is a beautifully restored horsebox, injected with a touch of vintage and retro styling to provide a unique drinks experience. Enjoy thirst quenching cold draft ales, ciders and lagers served from 15 serving taps, alongside a full drinks menu with an exciting list of seasonal cocktails and more than 20 different gins. The team offer a huge selection of drinks regardless of location: be it in a barn, field, marquee, woods, racecourse, on a private beach, or at a country house. Gentleman Jim’s also has a 45m2 stretch canopy, so in case of inclement weather guests can still enjoy an outside venue. There couldn’t be a more perfect setting – you, your guests and Gentleman Jim’s.
CopperBox is a stunning and beautifully renovated horsebox guaranteed to impress your guests and bring the wow factor to your wedding day. The bar has been lovingly refurbished with copper leaf décor, two serving bars, chilled sparkling wine and beer on tap, and a wide selection of quality drinks including champagne, wine, spirits and cocktails. The drinks menu can be tailored to your specific requirements and budget, so you can relax and enjoy your special day.
With a team combining 20 plus years' experience in event management, Copperbox is a company you can trust. The team pride themselves on providing first-class service from initial enquiry through to the wedding day/evening. Covering Sussex, Surrey, Kent and beyond, they take care of every detail so you can be assured of a truly professional and hassle free bar service.
Image: Copperbox at Royal Windsor Racecourse in celebration of the Royal Wedding 19th May 2018
Pizza Me Pizza You
Pizza Me Pizza You is focused on bringing the best wood-fired pizza experience to your event. Having catered for all types of occasions including weddings, festivals, private parties and corporate events, the team's experience enables them to take all responsibility of keeping you and your guests well fed on the day and letting you relax and enjoy the important part. A friendly family operated business based in Kent, each of the team brings something different which complements the service. Their menu is varied and they cater for all dietary requirements including gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and halal. The team have been asked to accompany their pizza van with their bespoke barbecue and its mouthwatering menu which has proved to be very popular as an additional offering. From start to finish, Pizza Me Pizza You will take care of all your catering needs and satisfy your pizza diva.
Bumper Bars is a mobile bar hire service where delicious tailored tipples are served from the hatch of a newly restored and beautifully converted 1976 Citroen HY Van. Have a cooling beer or prosecco from the on-board taps, a fizzy flute of the award-winning champagne or even a dancefloor encouraging spirit and mixer to make your special day one for you and your guests to remember. Feel free to personalise the van length blackboard and even decorate the Citroen to fit the theme of the day. We PARK. We POP. You CLINK.
Craft & Crust
Whether you're looking for a less pricy main meal or an extra for the evening when the celebrations are coming to a close, one thing you will be guaranteed with Craft & Crust is authentic, handmade pizza perfection. Despite being just over one-year-old, Craft & Crust has taken the South East by storm with the beautifully hand-crafted wood-fired pizza, and with bespoke recipes worked through with the Craft & Crust chefs, you’ll get a menu designed personally for you and your guests. The Craft & Crust team go above and beyond to make your special day one that the happy couple will remember for years to come, even offering canapés, champagne and fruit platters alongside their wood-fired pizza.
Craft & Crust claim their pizza to be the “best pizza in the South East”, but don’t take their word for it; go to their website to see real reviews from customers and clients.
Toasty Box was born in 2015 following the wedding of two of the team who now run the business. The pair felt limited by what was on offer for their own rustic barn wedding, and decided to fill the void for other cheese-loving couples. The Box was lovingly converted by the team to add some beautiful vintage charm to any venue, and each event gets the personal touch with hand-drawn chalkboard menus and decorations to fit the theme.
The team have mastered the perfect combination of fresh ingredients to create the most delicious toasty base, and they are happy to suggest their most popular fillings or to provide personalised choices from the bride and groom – the more interesting the better. It’s not just cheese either – they cater for a wide range of dietary requirements (including dairy free) and also offer sweet fillings. In short, a beautiful and quirky addition to any venue with a friendly, professional team and of course delicious, fresh food to wow your guests.
Stoked Eats is the place to come for high quality mobile catering, specialising in pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven. Working from a modern converted food truck, in 90 seconds the team transform freshly prepared toppings and hand-rolled dough into Neapolitan style pizzas to suit all tastes.
Stoked’s professional, friendly team love to create bespoke menus for wedding parties – including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. They don’t just stop at wood-fired pizzas and are happy to create other delicious dishes such as mac and cheese, garlic breads, wood-fired sandwiches and colourful salads. Give them your requirements and they’ll see what they can do. Available all year round to help make your wedding day special.