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Crocus Paella

Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Crocus Paella specialises in cooking authentic Spanish Paella and Tapas for beautiful weddings, private parties and corporate events.

We use the best local produce and the finest Spanish ingredients to create huge pans of delicious paella, theatre style and to serve it to your guests piping hot straight from the pan.

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15 December 2019

What an amazing team! Nick & Yana and their team are so friendly, super professional, and make phenomenal paella! We were so happy to have them cater for our wedding and the whole team were so helpful, communicative, flexible and were such a fantastic part of the whole day! Couldn't recommend higher! X

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12 December 2019

An amazing Spanish evening.. Thanks to crocus! Everything was arranged and cooked perfectly and a really great group of people!

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25 November 2019

Amazing food, we had a corporate event with 150 people, Crocus Paella did an amazing job, everyone loved the food and the service was excellent. Happy to book again. Can def recommend! More...

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11 November 2019

We hired Crocus to cater for our wedding in October and they were fantastic! Communication with them from start to finish was straight forward, we were able to have a tasting session to work out our meal choices (with incredibly generous portions! ) and most importantly the food was absolutely delicious. We had loads of compliments from guests about the food and the team were incredible at setting up and getting everything sorted on the day- we can't thank them enough. We would 100% hire them again for another event, and would recommend them to anyone looking for quality, authentic paella at a great price. More...

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17 October 2019

When planning our wedding we knew we wanted to provide good, tasty food for our guests. We weren’t keen on the food provided by our venue so decided to branch out and look at other options. Our wedding was fiesta themed, so paella was an obvious choice but with half of my family being Spanish/Latin I was a bit nervous serving paella knowing there would be some harsh critics on the guestlist. We went to try the delicious paella at a local festival and were blown away with the flavours. We also wanted to source as much of our wedding locally and sustainably and Crocus fit in with this ethos. On the day my family as well as all the guests said just how delicious the paella was, with ‘this is the best paella I’ve ever tasted’ being said a lot! All plates were cleared as my husband and I walked around the room, with many if not most people going up for second or third servings!! Crocus were so professional from the very first email sent and the various phone calls to iron out details for the day. They were also so accommodating with how to present the paella as we didn’t have space for the gazebo tent so they were happy to just set up indoors by working direct with the venue. If you’re looking to provide a good feed to guests, that’s tasty, looks great to the eye and want to work with some great suppliers we would 100% recommend Crocus to anyone looking for something a bit different at their event!! Danni and Matt More...

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8 October 2019

Crocus came to cater for my husbands 50th on Saturday and were fantastic! Our friends loved the food and they set up and picked away with zero fuss or mess. Lovely friendly staff too - thanks again More...

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7 October 2019

We recently used Crocus Paella for our festival style wedding. From start to finish it was amazing. We had the pleasure of talking to Jenny in the office, she was really personable & her communication was excellent. They catered for vegan, gluten free, no dairy, nut allergies & crohn's, to name just a few of our dietary requirements & information on this was really thorough. George lead a team on site, cooking up a storm. Every time I looked over, they were always smiling & interacting with our guests. We had so many compliments on the paella/tapas & the portion sizes were huge, great value & perfect to line our stomach's for the night ahead. The new Mrs & Mrs Burton-Flint cannot recommend Crocus Paella enough. 10/10!! More...

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21 September 2019

The Crocus team gave us a brilliant experience, first cooking us a full English breakfast and then a delicious paella later in the day. . The breakfast that Danny did for us was really tasty and also looked so good. Both he and Ellie were also lovely looking after us all day and both the chicken and seafood paellas they made were truly fantastic and so much of it, even packing up what was left for us to enjoy the next day . Everyone really enjoyed it and it was a real special feature to a great day. Jenny who sorted all the arrangements was so easy to deal with and made sure everything ran smoothly and it was exactly how we wanted it. You've got a really happy customer here and hope you get lot's more - we really could not recommend you highly enough and hope to have another occasion to use you again. Thanks so much More...

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18 September 2019

Crocus Paella did a fantastic job catering for our wedding! They came and set up their gazebo outside the church and got on with cooking wonderful paella without any fuss. They also took away all of the (compostable) plates and cutlery, making things really easy for us. Lots of guests commented on how fantastic the paella was! Generous portions too. Perfect choice for us. More...

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14 September 2019

Just great Paella, we had three types for our big bash. The chicken and seafood, chicken and chorizo, and vegan. We only got great feedback from everyone who tried them. Friendly, efficient and quality food at a reasonable price.Thank you to the Crocus team More...

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15 August 2019

We had our wedding at the end of June this year. Crocus provided street food catering and it was amazing! All of our guests commented on the generous portion size and how good each of the paella options were. The communication in the run up to the wedding and on the day was great. The team there on the day were really friendly, we would definitely recommend Crocus! More...

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13 August 2019

Crocus were wonderful, we booked them for a joint birthday party for 80 people and the food was PERFECT - Ellie and George the chefs were so so lovely and Jenny was super helpful from start to finish. Still eating the leftovers half a week later but definitely not complaining! Would recommend without a doubt for any event. More...

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8 August 2019

Crocus Paella are a lovely catering company. They are efficient, professional and friendly and not to mention the food tasted delicious. We have used them for our staff thank you lunch for the past three years and will use them in the future. More...

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8 August 2019

When you have 120 guests all saying you had the best-catered wedding they've ever been to *how* can you not give 5 stars ‍♂️ With HUGE delicious portions that left no one disappointed, I was beyond impressed beyond all expectation. The staff, oh my gosh - from Jenny who helped us through the seamless booking process to the team of Paella master chefs on the day who greeted each and every person with a big smile and an even bigger plate of paella 10/10 will book again whenever & where ever I am able. I can't thank you all enough for being apart of the perfect day xGood for parties · Professional staff · Delicious food · Creative cuisine · Great value · Experienced chefs More...

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6 August 2019

When you have 120 guests all saying you had the best-catered wedding they've ever been to *how* can you not give 5 stars ‍♂️ With HUGE delicious portions that left no one disappointed, I was beyond impressed beyond all expectation. The staff, oh my gosh - from Jenny who helped us through the seamless booking process to the team of Paella master chefs on the day who greeted each and every person with a big smile and an even bigger plate of paella 10/10 will book again whenever & where ever I am able. I can't thank you all enough for being apart of the perfect day x More...

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21 July 2019

We booked Crocus for our summer wedding. Booking was easy and they were really accommodating of us wanting vegetarian paella only and discussed with us what ingredients we would like most. On the night we had 100 incredibly happy guests, the paella was delicious with many people going up for seconds and thirds, there was plenty of food and the two chefs were very friendly. Would highly recommend them for any event. Thank you for being a part of our wedding! More...

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15 July 2019

Fantastic, friendly team to work with! We booked Crocus last minute and they were able to bring amazing dishes to our summer BBQ event and made it a success. Definitely would recommend.

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10 July 2019

Crocus Paella are just amazing! Not only have we already had them coming to our studio to feed our team a few times, but on Friday they cater for our Summer Party at Preston Park and it was a success. Everyone loved it! We had to add a few extra portions on the day and there was not a problem. They are very professional and just a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely keep in touch for future events and Friday lunches at the studio. Keep making yummy Paellas!!. Lorena (Electric Square) More...

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8 July 2019

Crocus Paella were just fabulous cooking for our Ruby Wedding Anniversary celebration. They were lovely to have around and had such a wonderfully "can do" approach. All our guests were really impressed. Thank you. So happy and shall always recommend you. Debbie More...

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30 June 2019

The team at Crocus Paella are highly professional and offer a first class service.From the very initial communication I felt confident that I'd made the right booking of food vendor. I instantly knew that our guests were in for an excellent experience (and that's what it is with the cooking all done fresh on site). Those huge dishes full of delicious paella really is a sight to behold.I would highly recommend anyone to book Crocus Paella - your guests will thank you that you did More...

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30 June 2019

Great event today. Beautiful food, great service and lovely with the kids. Highly recommended.

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30 June 2019

Just the best.

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19 May 2019

We used Crocus for a work lunch event and the paella was delicious! Everyone loved it. Jose was more than helpful with set-up and serving the food. 10/10 food and service!

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5 May 2019

We had two types of paella at our event. The Vegan and the Chicken, both were amazing. All of our guest commented on how delicious the food was. I found the staff to be very friendly, approachable and hard working. At the end of serving, the remaining paella was boxed into portions for us and was as delicious to eat the next day.I would definitely recommend to others and would re-book if I had another event. More...

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29 April 2019

amazing!!! yana and nick were awesome to work with, we booked fairly last minute as an alternative option to our hog roast and we are so happy we did. the food was just perfect, all our guests loved it and went back for seconds and thirds! whatever was left over was very kindly packed up for us or our guests to take. thank you so much, best food for our wedding!! More...

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25 March 2019

Crocus Paella were the right choice...simply said! From booking to the day of the event. Jose who was our caterer deserves a special thank you with his lovely assistant. They worked hard and they interacted which made it all enjoyable with what was a hungry crowd. The food deserves credit as it was well done! A fantastic set up, fantastic service, fantastic food. Thanks for making the evening "Fantastic"! More...

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26 January 2019

I can't recommend Crocus Catering highly enough. Friendly people, efficient service, wonderful food. If that wasn't enough we were also handed a complimentary bottle of Rioja wine to boot!

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27 November 2018

Thank you so much! We absolutely loved the pallas. Everyone was so impressed with the 2 paellas (chicken and sea food) at our outdoor party with about 70 people! ! We've had a number of guests commenting on how great the food was as well as all of the staff. I would definitely recommend Crocus Paella again - the staff were sweet, punctual, professional and completely efficient. They arrived with their own lighting and gazebo and they have also packed up any leftovers afterwards. Great value for money as the quote included the boxes and wooden cutlery. Thank you guys. We would strongly recommend you anytime and we hope to use you again one day. All the best Mahtab More...

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27 November 2018

Amazing paella!! Love it so much. Highly recommend

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15 October 2018

Crocus Paella catered for our joint 50th party- the food was amazing, we had brilliant feedback from all our guests, the team was so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We would definately recommend them and look forward to using them again in the future! More...

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28 September 2018

We booked Crocus Paella for our wedding and it was just perfect. Everyone absolutely loved the food, the staff were super nice and it was very uncomplicated to work with them as they basically took care of everything themselves - they came, fed 200 people and left as if they'd never been there.Can definitely recommend them!!!

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28 September 2018

I thoroughly recommend Crocus Paella - the food was delicious and portions very generous. The team were a pleasure to deal with from beginning to end and really contributed to the success of our Festival party. Guests are still talking about the food - and I am very grateful to Crocus for their excellent catering. Thank you again! More...

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28 September 2018

Absolutely the best! Wonderful capable people with very delicious food under very challenging weather and space conditions, nothing stressed them, highly recommend

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28 September 2018

Crocus Paella attended our event last Sunday and made the most beautiful vegan paella which went down a hit with our visitors. Thank you so much. Beautiful food & lovely people. More...

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24 September 2018

Truly fantastic lovely team who really pulled it out of the bag in very challenging conditions this weekend - easy going, lovely people who cooked the most amazing yummy food!!!

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5 September 2018

Crocus catered for our wedding in July and were amazing the food was delicious and everybody commented how wonderful it was! They catered to our every need and made the whole process easy and stress free. Would highly recommend. Thank you again Dean & Lorraine More...

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23 July 2018

Absolutely delicious!!! Lovely people and the paella was one of the best we've tasted

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23 July 2018

Delicious, original and delivered with a smile! These guys come recommended!

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23 July 2018

We had a fabulous experience with Crocus Paella, it was not only delicious but such generous portions! It was a paella for 30, something not easy to cook and get it right and it was perfect. Thank you Nick for being so professionals and nice guys. You made my party special and something to remember. Maria from Guildford More...

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23 July 2018

Thank you for holding a stall at our fundraiser for Brighton Women's Centre! We couldn't have asked for anything more - the food was divine, you were friendly and helpful throughout, and your presence really made our night. I will be recommending you to everyone :) More...

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23 July 2018

We absolutely loved having Crocus Paella at our party. The food was delicious and it was also lovely to watch two people have such passion about their food. Really recommend, was great in every way. More...

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23 July 2018

Delicious, authentic and brilliant to work with from a customer point of view. So pleased we decided to choose you for my 40th birthday party on Hove beach. Would highly recommend!

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23 July 2018

The team catered for 500 at our Great Get Together. They were on time, organised, professional and so lovely. It's not easy cooking for that many people but the food was delicious and quick to serve. I would highly recommend!

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23 July 2018

We booked in Crocus to cater for the evening of our engagement party. The whole process from start to finish was easy and when they arrived on the day they got on with cooking the food quickly, timed everything to exactly how we wanted and everyone said the food was delicious. We would highly recommend Crocus for any event and they were genuinely excited to be there cooking for us! More...

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23 July 2018

It was a lovely sunny day in mid-May, I had arrived at work and realised that I had forgotten the epicurean delight I had prepared myself the previous evening.



On contemplating what to substitute in for my sumptuous repast I remembered it was Friday; and that the street food market was open.



I had previously been recommended to try the Paella, and with the generous discount offered to OneFamily employees; I felt this would be a decision that could and would be vindicated.



I sauntered up and was greeted by three smiling faces. I had a choice between Chicken or seafood paella. I politely asked the gentleman serving me if I could have a mixed one; and with a skip in his step and a glint in his eye he chirpily replied “of course”. This very accommodating response was the first sign of the delights I was about to experience.



The rice was fluffy, the chicken skin was crispy yet the meat had managed to stay moist, the seafood was cooked to perfection; the mussels, prawns and squid which can often be tough had a soft texture that melted on the tongue. The garlic, saffron and paprika were perfectly balanced and did not overpower the delicate flavour of the seafood and chicken. It was good size portion that has left me feeling content, and in need of a post prandial siesta
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