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The Secret Restaurant

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Smart food; friendly and relaxed staff; knowledgeable and focused co-ordinators; delicious flavours and beautiful presentation; experienced and professional service; consistently outstanding.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£34
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Details

General Services

Alcohol Provision
Bartending
Canapes
Clean-Up
Last-Minute Orders
Linen Provided
Marquee Catering
Mobile Bar Services
Off-Site Preparation
Physical Kitchen Premises
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Seated Meal
Set-Up
Sharing-Style
Staff Provided
Tables and Chairs Provided
Tableware Provided
Tastings

Food Type

Bar / Cocktail Service
Western / European

Dietary Options

Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Nut-Free
Vegan
Vegetarian
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!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2005
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
30
Reviews
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Emma & James Graham
Married in August 2018
November 2018
The most delicious food & the best service!
The Secret Restaurant were the perfect choice for our wedding! We had a venue which was pretty lacking in basic amenities and limited in facilities (I.e it had no kitche...
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Neil & Jennie
Married in April 2015
November 2018
amazing food
Thank-you very, very much for the amazing food at our wedding at Florence House last week. All of the food was amazing & played a huge part in the enjoyment of our day by...
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Lucy & Chris
Married in November 2014
November 2018
an unforgetable culinary experience!
Dear Nicola, thank-you so much for making sure that everybody at our wedding had an unforgetable culinary experience! Your team were fantastic & you help throughout the w...
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Alex & Neil
Married in July 2015
November 2018
Your food is just outstanding
Dear Nicola & co. Thank-you for catering our wedding. Your food is just outstanding & we had so many compliments on it esp. the canapes & the bakewell tart! Extra special...
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Diane & Bruce
Wedding: July 2015
November 2018
your truly amazing & wonderful team
To Nicola and your truly amazing & wonderful team - Thank-you all such much for the wonderful + really delicious food. Everyone loved it all and we loved you being part o...
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Lizzie & Will
Married in September 2014
November 2018
The food was exactly what we wanted ...
Dear Nicola, Thank-you and you team for providing such delicious food at our wedding. We loved it and know that our guests did too! The food was exactly what we wanted - ...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Beach Road, Newhaven, Brighton, East Sussex, BN9 0BX, England

Nearest Town

15mins east of Brighton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M23 / A23 to Brighton then Turn Left!

Nearest Train Station

Newhaven Harbour

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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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?

Joy