We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for making our wedding absolutely perfect. From the first time we contacted you to the day itself you’ve all been so personable, easily reachable and gone to every length to make our vision come to life for our day.
We had the best day, enjoyed the food so much and had so many compliments and comments from our guests on how amazing everything was. It was so lovely to get to spend some time with those there in the evening and get to know you guys a little bit.
We really had the best day, it’s going to take a while to come down off cloud 9! We’ll definitely be coming back to the Garden Kitchen Café and will certainly have you on speed dial if we ever need catering for any events in the future/recommend you to anyone else asking for catering options.
Sarah and David, Voewood, July 2023
Huge thank you
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for being the best caterers for our day, the food was delicious and service/ attention to detail was brilliant. We had lots of compliments from guests for the food and the team, you were wonderful.
Sian, thank you for the chats and talking me through all my questions! You were brilliant.
Sarah and Paul, Waxham Barn, June 2023
We can’t thank Alex, Sian and the team enough for all that you did and brought to our wedding. It was such a dream dealing with you all – right from the initial food tasting with Alex and making plans with you on the lead up.
The selection of foods on offer was second to none – giving us such an array of choice for our guests at our wedding. You offered such a versatile style and way of eating, catering for all allergies, food preferences, likes and dislikes which is a tricky task in todays world!
The family style of sharing plates brought such a social experience at the tables and so many of our guests commented saying that it was the best wedding food they’d ever had! The canapés were a good size, with plenty to go around and the popcorn broccoli was such a hit!!
Nothing was ever a problem when planning and communicating with Sian on the lead up. The team on the evening of our wedding were so friendly and helpful and did such an incredible job attending to so many guests.
We would recommend Alex Chef to everyone and would ask you back for any other catering events.
Jess and Tom, Godwick Hall, June 2023
Hard work and cooperation
Hi Alex, Sian and team,
I just wanted to email you to thank you for all your hard work and cooperation with the SNS event. You were both an absolute pleasure to work with, and I really appreciate your efficiency, flexibility and reliability throughout the entire process. The ‘can do’ attitude of you both was incredibly refreshing and I appreciate how hard you both worked to make the event the success it was.
Sian did a great job on the night and her waiting team were brilliant. They were quick, there was lots of them and they were well presented which I really appreciate on an event.
I went around the stands on Thursday collecting general feedback, and asked about food as part of my questioning. Every single person I spoke to who had attended the dinner said it was absolutely delicious and there wasn’t a single negative comment from the people I asked. I also got numerous comments about how other people had booked on their behalf so gave the wrong menu choice, and how accommodating and flexible the team were on the night in changing the food etc.
All in all a great success, and I am truly thankful.
Victoria at Huxley Events for EEEGR, May 2023
Thank you all for doing such a sterling job on Saturday. Was brilliant and everybody has had positive feedback, so thank you.
Annelise at Hare Raisers Ball, April 2023
The best decision we made
Alex, Sian and their team were more than we could have asked for as our wedding caterers. The food was exactly as we had hoped – really delicious, fresh, colourful, and using seasonal, quality ingredients. We’ve had so many comments about the food from our guests, with some saying it’s the best wedding food they’ve ever had. Alex tailored the menu to our needs and the tasting at their beautiful Garden Café was one of the highlights of our wedding planning. Sian and her team were so kind, attentive, helpful, and made the day run so smoothly. Choosing Alex Chef was one of the best decisions we made, and we’d recommend them in a heartbeat.
Rachel and Tom, Cambridge, July 2023
Something a little bit special…
This is the most refreshing eatery I’ve found in the area: fresh and delicious food, locally sourced and served with a smile. The courtyard setting is effortlessly stylish with its large orange parasols, relaxed cow shed and hay barn. Excellent value for money and child-friendly. Sits independently of the Hoveton Hall estate so don’t go thinking that you need to pay fees to get in – you don’t! A must for anyone on holiday or locals looking for something special. It’s even lovely in the rain!
Sarah Marriott – June 2019
The food was fantastic we tried lots of different mains and shared. The starter we had was cured meats, bread, olives, delish! The service was fantastic, so welcoming and chatty, even to the point of bringing a patio heater over to us in case we were cold. The food is amazing along with the selection of wine and ales. Thank you to Alex and his team for an amazing night, we will be back and also to big Steve for fabulous music, I recommend this hidden gem….. Don’t tell toomany people though!!
Aero777Plane – June 2019
A Perfect Evening!
We’ve eaten lunch here before (summer 2018) and this was our first evening visit for tapas and live music on a Friday night.
We had a fabulous greeting from the front of house team and had a choice of tables. Service was very attentive, friendly but not over the top. Great wine and food choices, we couldn’t fault it. We loved the tapas style menu for a relaxed “date night” rather than a formal full menu. All served at a great pace, totally delicious…. especially the rhubarb crumble!
Great live music, suitably chilled and unobtrusive for a small space.
Thanks to Alex and team for a lovely evening, we are now gathering our friends to revisit en-masse very soon
Julie B – May 2019
A hidden gem – we should keep it quiet but want more to enjoy…
We live so close to the Garden Kitchen Cafe and have visited many times and thought it time to write another review. First of all, the staff – so accommodating to any particular taste/diet and always so friendly and cheery. Secondly the food is always freshly cooked, as local as possible and just simply great food. They stick to a small menu but there is always plenty of choice for all tastes. Good selection of wines and soft drinks and all very reasonably priced. Excellent meal tonight – two starters, mains and two rounds of drinks for £40. The pea and mint soup was a delight.
Archibald Dale – June 2019
We visited here for a Father’s Day brunch on recommendation from friends. It did not disappoint. My husband commented the sausages were possibly the best he’d tasted (& he knows his sausages!) I had the Mexican flatbread, absolutely delicious. Lovely surroundings and staff were so friendly and helpful.
Ali H – June 2019
We came here as a family of four (with two small children) on Mothering Sunday for lunch before visiting the gardens at Hoveton Hall. Despite the fact we hadn’t booked and the cafe being extremely busy the food was excellent, and we didn’t have much of a wait – quite a feat for a small kitchen! It was the first time we had eaten here and although we don’t live particularly locally, we will definitely be returning for the food alone! The gardens are lovely, but the Garden Kitchen is the real star here. It’s also worth saying that the whole place has been done beautifully too. Well worth the hour’s drive across Norfolk! Well done to all the hard-working Garden Kitchen team, we’ll see you again!
Norfolk Malt – March 2019