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Fantastic Comfort Food For Your Evening Reception

Spice up your evening food with amazing dishes straight from the wok

The nights are definitely getting longer and there’s an autumnal chill in the evening air, so now is the time of year to indulge! Comfort food is the ultimate in feel-good food and we think it’s absolutely perfect for evening receptions. What could be better than delicious and warming food after a long day? What’s more, our array of evening food options will definitely make sure that your guests can party all night long!

So, why is evening food important? Well, wedding days can be tiring, emotional and surprisingly active and those things can make you hungry. Although you’ll have enjoyed a delicious wedding breakfast, by mid-evening, refuelling with fantastic food will keep your energy levels up until the last moment of the last dance. Great evening food also provides a focal point for your celebrations and comfort food always makes guests feel good.

Our evening menus feature the very best in evening feel-good food. There’s a huge choice of comfort food to choose from and whatever your style, you’re sure to be tempted…

Wood-fired pizzas are all made by the talented Galloping Gourmet chefs and make the perfect choice for exciting evening food

Let’s start with some wood-fired pizza, shall we? How about spiced pepperoni and chorizo with mozzarella and roast garlic? Or does spinach and goat’s cheese with toasted pine nuts and basil pesto sound like your perfect topping? Whatever you decide, guests always love pizza!

Treat your guests to the most amazing wedding food for your evening reception Gather round the pizza oven as the Galloping Gourmet chefs provide the most amazing comfort food for your evening reception

Alternatively, you could embrace the trend for American barbecue foods. Smoked and slow cooked for a super intense and juicy flavour, these comforting platters of smoked barbecue briskets and slow-braised pork shoulder are simply irresistible. Served with classic coleslaw, Asian slaw, sliced gherkins, French’s mustard, mayo and pickled chillies, you’ll all be feeling warmer, happier and totally re-energised in no time.

There’s nothing quite like pulled pork and American barbecue for an evening treat. Cooked before your eyes by the talented wedding caterers

If you prefer your comfort food with a little more spice, how about some tasty Thai street food? Our lamb and chickpea Thai green curry is warming and comforting in equal measure and it’s always a firm favourite with guests. Served with mange tout and coconut cream, this is definitely an indulgent option if you love Asian flavours.

Spice up your evening food with amazing dishes straight from the wok

Finally, for a little bit of theatre with your evening food, why not opt for our chef stations? Serving Mexican-inspired spit-roast chicken fajitas or a beef or vegetarian chilli with rice, cheese and yoghurt, these stations are a real talking point and they also provide perfect wedding comfort food in unforgettable style.

Fajitas would be a welcome addition to your evening food and are bound to delight your guests

We love making your evening food as memorable as your wedding breakfast and you’re sure to find lots to love in our extensive menus. If there’s something that you’d love to include or combinations that you’d like to alter, just let us know. We can create an evening menu that you and your guests will adore (and we’ll always make sure that there’s enough for second helpings!)

To start planning your wedding menu, why not download a copy of our latest menu here? You’ll find lots of seasonal suggestions and plenty of those always-popular wedding favourites too. If this feature has whet your appetite, just click here for more ideas and inspiration.


Images courtesy of Ed Brown Photography, Jinjabird Photography, Lydia Stamps Photography, Neale James Photography