Gastro Catering
Gastro Catering

At Gastro Catering we pride on ourselves on traditional values: exceptional, locally sourced food, great service and honest prices. All of our food is prepared to the highest standard in our purpose built kitchens, situated in the heart of Sussex. We take pleasure in transforming fresh ingredients into exquisite dishes to present not just a meal, but a culinary experience your guests are guaranteed to enjoy.

Venues We Love

Little Thakeham

Little Thakeham, Merrywood Lane West Sussex, RH20 3HE

Venue Capacity: 60 seated for day + 90 for evening

Little Thakeham is a venue equipped to accommodate big expectations; having a stately presence pleasingly paired with refreshing solitude, there’s no doubting its potential to host the wedding of your dreams.

Situated between Storrington and Thakeham in rural West Sussex’s South Downs National Park, its imposing character imprints a lasting and unique impression upon any big event.

The house was designed and completed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1903. Comprising of two storeys on a symmetrical, H-shaped plan, and built in locally quarried coursed sandstone.

Little Thakeham offers a selection of event spaces across enclosed grounds and formal gardens, while there is also the delightful opportunity for a marquee- or festival-themed wedding in the south paddock.

The surrounding Grade I listed gardens, meanwhile, provide a peaceful oasis with light dashing through the mature trees – every wedding photographer’s dream.

With such versatility, holding your chosen occasion at Little Thakeham will undoubtedly impress guests or clients, creating lasting memories of a truly special occasion.

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House on the Brooks

House on the Brooks Hardham Mill HARDHAM RH20 1LA

Venue Capacity: 600 - including outside grounds, marquee permitted

House on the Brooks is an enchanting self-catering, five star house within the scenic South Downs; benefiting from idyllic views across the river Rother Valley and beyond. This versatile venue is exceptional for any celebratory occasion; be it a wedding reception, an intimate dinner party or perhaps a hen or stag weekend. Whichever the affair may be, this location provides the possibilities.

With accommodation comprising four large boutique bedrooms, plus additional sleeping, it welcomes a total of 12 guests within the house, as well as sleeping 9 in the beautiful nearby barn. The property also offers a wealth of space for campers, and permits a bonfire on the surrounding land giving an optional “festival theme”.

The Saxon-inspired, central hall provides rustic living and dining; having exposed beams and huge restored timbers featured throughout. However this west facing home comes with all the modern amenities, despite holding historic significance to the Iron Age and a Roman fort close by. It really is old meets new.

Set in twenty-five acres of wildflower meadows, yet being attractively situated near to a main road and rail connections, this luxury estate provides an impressive scene for cherished memories.

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Catering Journal

Find out more about what goes on at Gastro HQ from our talented team

Catering Journal

Gastro HQ is a hive of activity, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Whether it’s planning the next innovative event, developing new recipe ideas, or creating custom food stations, there’s always something fresh and interesting going on. The catering journal is our tool for sharing these exciting new developments. Expect to find our latest dishes and new menus, cooking advice straight from our head chef, as well well as features on some of our favourite venues and local suppliers.

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Our team and ethos

Meet our talented team of catering and event specialists

Our team and ethos

At Gastro we pride ourselves on delivering excellence in every element of your event. Whether it’s a wedding for 800 or private dining for 8, we’ll ensure all aspects are covered. To deliver this excellence, it’s imperative to have the best in the business on our team. With a wealth of experience across a range of industries, including – but not limited to – all aspects of events and catering, we’re confident the Gastro team meets those needs. Why not take some time to judge for yourself?

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Pop-Up Restaurants

We're taking the Gastro food experience on the road

Pop-Up Restaurants

Our kitchen team at Gastro love nothing more than spending time with local, seasonal produce, getting creative, and coming up with innovative menus. Our relationships with a broad range of unique venues and event spaces allows us to pair these menus with their surroundings, resulting in a truly unique dining and event experience. Our Gastro Pop-Ups are going to take this experience on the road to a venue near you, and we’ve got some fantastic pop-up restaurants lined up

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Dining Menus

Fine Dining Menus

Our development kitchen has been buzzing during the process of creating our new menus for 2017. The focus has been on innovation, originality and current trends.
Our ingredients are sourced from award winning local suppliers, meats are aged correctly and fruit and vegetables are chosen with the seasons in mind. We smoke and cure our own range of poultry, meat and fish in house to ensure the very best flavours.
We have always made a point of saying: the dishes on our menus are just suggestions! We love getting to work with our clients on new ideas which better reflect the tastes and preferences of hosts and guests alike.

Dining Menus
Dining Menus
Dining Menus
Dining Menus

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Sharing Food

Family Style

This is where almost any of our menus can be served in a format where guests share food around the table, This is a growing trend for 2017 and we like it! Guests feel involved, interact and break down barriers whilst realxing and enjoying great food and wine.

Sharing Food
Sharing Food

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Barbecues

Barbecue Catering

Our barbecue menu comprises of a selection of the finest quality meats and fresh sea foods, marinated to produce unrivalled flavour. Our custom-built charcoal barbecues can cater for over 100 people each and gives our food a rustic smoky barbecue taste, unmatched by modern gas-fired equivalents. These flavours are complimented perfectly by a wide selection of cold salads and home-made condiments.

Barbecues
Barbecues
Barbecues
Barbecues

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Bespoke Menus

Bespoke Menus

We are proud to say that, because our food is cooked entirely from scratch exclusively for your event, it makes no odds for us to completely bespoke your menu. We offer this service at no additional cost.

Bespoke Menus
Bespoke Menus
Bespoke Menus
Bespoke Menus

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Canapes

Canapes

We’ve had many hours of fun in our development kitchen working on the presentation of these canapes so that they look (and taste) completely unique, delicious and exciting.
We use a variety of different canape trays with floral decorations tailored to suit your event such as slices of oak, slates, antique mirrors and many more. Ask as about bespoke canape trays - custom designed to compliment your specific theme.

Canapes
Canapes
Canapes
Canapes

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Food Stations

Food Stations

Our collection of classic and more contemporary food, creatively displayed to enhance the experience. We’ve been gathering interesting platters, bowls, trays, boards and plates for a while now… and we’ve got quite a collection. The salads are colourful and interesting and are garnished to look beautiful on the multi-tiered display.

Food Stations
Food Stations
Food Stations

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Paella

Paella Party Caterers

Our authentic Mediterranean paella recipes are cooked in pans up to 1.2m in diameter, providing not only incredible flavour but unrivalled visual appeal, adding colourful, aromatic and informal factors to any event.

Paella
Paella
Paella

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Hog Roasts

Hog Roasts

We use Sussex raised, free range pork so that we know we're roasting only the highest quality meat at your event. Our pigs are slow cooked over charcoal for 8 hours to give a succulent depth of flavour and perfect crackling.

Hog Roasts
Hog Roasts

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Bowl Food

Bowl Food

Bowl food is the perfect option for formal and informal standing receptions.
Our staff will circulate guests with decorative trays of carefully portioned mini dishes, garnished to look fabulous and flavours which explore the cuisines of the world.

Bowl Food
Bowl Food
Bowl Food
Bowl Food

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Cold Buffets

Cold Buffets

Our extensive cold buffet comprises of a wide variety of home-made dishes to suit all tastes. There’s everything from continental inspired mezze style platters and charcuterie boards, to British classics like game pies, cheeseboards and quiches.

Cold Buffets
Cold Buffets
Cold Buffets
Cold Buffets

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Hot Buffets

Hot Buffets

A wide variety of contemporary twists on our favourite classics, served piping hot straight to your plate by our polite, friendly serving staff.

Hot Buffets

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