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We are based in Ipswich, Suffolk, but regularly nip across all of Suffolk, Essex and London to cater for some wonderful people.
Our job is to give you exceptional food and attentive, personal service. Your very own catering team.
Each and every menu is considered, dishes have been tried and tested, seasonality is prioritised, local produce is used (when it’s the best we can get) and above all we serve tasty food.
Fine dining for private and corporate customers.Weddings also catered for.
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Introduced to this restaurant by a friend. We had a lovely meal served by attentive staff. The ambience was calm and friendly. Decorated in an eclectic contemporary style. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Parking is possibly tricky at busy times but we'd gone late in the evening on a Wednesday so that wasn't an issue. Enjoyed a walk along the marina before turning for home. Would highly recommend it.
Bespoke all occasion parties, wedding reception up to 150 guests, wake, BBq, garden parties and afternoon tea.
Butler and waiting staff available
Organise all cutlery, crockery, linen, flowers, drinks and tables/chairs if requested.
Baytree catered for our wedding and it was the perfect choice! We had the combo deal of pizza, paella and bacon rolls which was all delicious. It all went down very well with the guests, many going up for seconds! Nicola was very helpful, making sure dietary requirements were catered for. Would highly recommend :) Thanks guys! x
Suffolk, norfolk , essex
Certificate of Excellence
Minchin’s Catering has over 12 years of experience providing hot and cold food prepared by some of the most experienced and talented chefs in the industry. We specialise in Wedding catering in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.
Minchin’s Catering are unique wedding caterers within Suffolk , we can offer a completely customised menu to serve distinguished couples who have important guests to feed.
I used Minchins event catering for a Christmas function. The service was second to none. And would recommend them to any one. Had a brilliant evening and food was amazing. Many thanks Marcus sharpe.
BESPOKE EVENT CATERERS
Each event that we provide catering for is completely different…
Whether at one of our own venues, our partner venues or your own venue – we are able to adapt and provide a solution that is right for you, the organiser, right for the venue and right for the guests. From standing only canapé events, seated dining, BBQs or buffets nothing is impossible.
Set in a really beautiful country location, this hotel has a large covered terrace (serving afternoon tea) overlooking lawns and woodland. Our daughter booked two very spacious double ground floor rooms, each with large well-equipped modern bathrooms, all in a well-positioned annexe house. Restaurant service was excellent with a good menu selection and generous portions but, sadly, two meals out of four were rather disappointing (perhaps partly because we chose roast meat "Sunday Specials" for our 8pm dinner reservation). Large number of chefs were on view working in the kitchen so we had anticipated perfection! We would certainly go back again, when we can afford it, and rate our overall experience as well above average, just somewhat let down by disappointing Sunday evening. food, hence four stars instead of five.
Holiday Inn Ipswich Orwell
Enjoy a convenient location just off the A14 at the homely Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell hotel.
An attractive red-brick low-rise in pretty landscaped gardens, Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell is the only hotel within the grounds of Ransomes Europark. Getting to Ipswich and the scenic Suffolk Coast is a breeze, and our location on the Felixstowe side of Orwell Bridge means you can avoid local traffic en route to major IT and telecoms businesses based in nearby Adastral Park and Martlesham Industrial Park.
So far our stay here has been super . Staff very helpful . Breakfasts are great .
Hampers Sandwiich Bar & Bistro
Specialist cold finger & fork buffets suitable for any occasion both corporate and private. We can work to your specific budget or suggest menus that have been carefully put together to offer a balanced interesting buffet with portion sizes adjusted to your specific requirements. We offer a refrigerated delivery service within the Waveney area 7 days a week on a pre booked arrangement
Victoria Bakery Hawthorn Drive branch is very clean always and the food and cakes are so luscious every day.
The staff are always very friendly always.
Nice air conditioning environment to have some food.
A big thanks to Emily and Tracey who always make my day a very good one when they served me.
This pub has a very friendly atmosphere and the service was great. The lovely bar staff and chef went to great effort to accommodate a vegan meal and all meals off the extensive menu were delicious. We will definitely come again!
Excellent food, staff and organisation for our daughter's wedding at Wantisden Valley in May 2017. Jackie O'Hanlon did all the organising. We had a very useful tasting session at their kitchens in Ipswich. Good quality food, and very flexible on the menus. The meal was served promptly, hot, and the evening food was delicious too.
Continuously used this company throughout the past few years for all corporate gatherings. Food is exceptional, and the presentation was superb. Can't recommend enough for corporate events and parties in general.
Prestige provide a complete service with high quality food of any style - formal or informal, traditional or contemporary - to fit in exactly with your ideas for the day.
We are always pleased to listen to your ideas and help to put them into a detailed plan, whether it's a simple but delicious bbq or a 3 or 4 course dining experience.
All our food is locally sourced unless apart from specialist overseas items and is prepared and served to exacting standards.
Our prices offer great value for money and our portions are generous - customers never leave the table hungry!
We provide everything required for the day to produce the agreed menus at the agreed price. No extra or hidden charges!
Call us for a free quotation or to meet up for a quick and informal chat.
We also have fantastic bars which can offer a range of draught beers, lagers and ciders with a great range of wines and spirits etc. We offer a professional and integrated bar and catering service - all from ONE company!
Too many to choose from but perhaps my personal favourites are Beef Wellington, chicken and chorizo paella, and lastly, smoked breast of chicken (Suffolk free range!) stuffed with Roquefort cheese!
How do you go about creating the perfect menu for your clients?
It's simple - we talk to them then listen carefully! We are very flexible with our menus and offer to put together a menu to suit exactly what our client has in mind!
What do you love most about your job?
The wide variety of people we meet and - as it's mostly weddings and parties etc - most of the guests are in the mood to party!
What inspired you to start your own business?
A bad situation at my daughter's wedding. I thought - 'I could do better than this myself!'
Why should our clients choose you?
We are a small, local company with staff who really care about what we do and how we do it, We are not the cheapest but far from being expensive but you don't often find the combination of cheap and excellent! Plus. our chefs always make sure that there is enough food for the heartiest of appetites!
Whether it's an informal bbq type meal or a formal, traditional 3 course dinner, our staff serve quickly and efficiently.
Our bars are of the highest quality and are extremely well stocked at very reasonable prices..