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The Secret Restaurant

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The Secret Restaurant: Smart food; friendly and relaxed staff; knowledgeable and focused co-ordinators; delicious flavours and beautiful presentation.
Pricing & Costs

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General Services

Alcohol Provision
Last-Minute Orders
Linen Provided
Marquee Catering
Mobile Bar Services
Off-Site Preparation
Physical Kitchen Premises
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Seated Meal
Staff Provided
Tables and Chairs Provided
Tableware Provided

Food Type

Bar / Cocktail Service
Western / European

Dietary Options

Full Description
One thing we have learned at The Secret Restaurant is that everyone approaches weddings in their own individual way. Some people like us to take care of everything, from the venue; the marquee; the toilets; the fireworks; and of course the food - while others do everything themselves and just ask us to provide the food in a venue they have chosen. You may want a formal dinner in a beautiful country house or a barbecue and gypsy swing party in a field in the woods. From elegant canapés to pulled pork rolls with Boston baked beans everything will be delicious. Have what your heart desires, it's your day and we will help as much or as little as you'd like. Whatever you choose, we will help you to make it perfect, with just a little free advice or as a project manager. We are happy to provide whatever level of service you require and then work to the budget you provide, making the whole experience trouble free and enjoyable! We are completely independent and do not work at one specific venue. The Secret Restaurant has earned its reputation in Sussex as a high end, quality caterer by consistently providing imaginative and tasty food for its clients. Now preferred caterer at Brighton Dome, Brighton Royal Pavilion, The Old Market, Florence House, Leeds Castle Grounds (Kent), Brighton Sea Life Centre, Hendall Manor Barns and other exclusive venues in and around Sussex, Surrey and the South East.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nicola
The whole process can be daunting - but honestly, we'll do most of the work for you!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Siobhan Smith
Wedding: August 2018
October 2018
I felt totally at ease.
Hi Nicola I just wanted to thank you personally and your team for taking such care of me from the coeliac point of view. After you explained the menu to me and how I wou...
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Joanna and Oliver
Married in August 2017
October 2018
The meal and canapés were delicious ...
Joanna and Oliver 27/08/2017 Just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts for last Saturday. We were very pleased with the food and service (from the lead up right t...
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Zoya and Damian
Married in September 2017
October 2018
5 gold stars!
A huge heartfelt thank you from Damian and I, for making our day run so smoothly. The food was delicious, the service exquisite and the bar was run perfectly. We will ...
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Claudia and Matt
Married in October 2017
October 2018
We thought the food was fantastic ...
Matt and I just wanted to thank you both and all the team at the secret restaurant for a wonderful wedding day. We and our families were delighted with all the food and ...
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Amy & Khalil
Married in November 2017
October 2018
so many complements about the food ...
Khalil and I just wanted to say and absolutely huge thank you for the incredible food you put on constantly throughout the day for us! We honestly couldn’t have asked for...
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Lucy & James
Married in March 2018
October 2018
... how delicious the food was ...
Dear Tamsyn & Nicola, This is just a quick note to say a huge, huge thank you to you both (and your team) for everything - you really helped to make our day so fantasti...
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Location & Contact Details


Newhaven, East Sussex, England

Nearest Town

15mins east of Brighton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M23 / A23 to Brighton then Turn Left!

Nearest Train Station

Newhaven Harbour

Nearest Airport


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What is your most memorable wedding?

The most memorable wedding are always the ones where the bride and groom really get involved. The one in the back garden where the bride had folded 1000 origami cranes and the groom hung them all from the ceiling of the marquee - I even remember the grapefruit gin and yuzu cocktail they invented for the day and the Kar age burgers for late night snacks with their silent disco!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Rustic, relaxed, fun, current, flavoursome!

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our fabulous staff and their approach to food and service - what a team!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Relax, enjoy yourselves - get into it and don't let one person bear the whole burden!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Where the bride had folded 1000 origami cranes and the groom hung them all from the ceiling of the marquee.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We meet the couple once we have worked out an initial quote. We try to do the tasting at this meeting and then talk through the whole day, creating a function sheet and fine tuning the menu. We might then need to do a site visit if the venue is not known to us. Beyond that we are there to answer any questions at any time and will lead the couple through the process until the day.

How would you wow the judges on Masterchef?

Any of our chefs would wow the master chef judges!

What is the most innovative dish you have created for a wedding?

That would be our secret...

What is the food of love?

Music, I think? haha, for me, freshly BBQ'd fresh fish on a hot sunny day with char grilled asapargus in the company of all my friends and family

What is your secret ingredient?

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