Merrow Savouries - Flaked scottish salmon and big prawns

Catering for your Special Occasion

Knowing what makes a menu and the occasion so special

It may be a cliche but we both have oodles of  genuine enthusiasm and a genuine desire to provide delicious home made fayre and  great service.

After each event we always debrief with our host. Continually learning and improving. What was the most popular dish? What went first? After 17 years and many thousands of occasions – We know how to ensure your occasion is the success it deserves.

Some of our recent Special Occasions have been

  • Family reunions
  • Landmark birthdays
  • Christenings
  • Dinner dances
  • Anniversaries
  • Engagement celebrations
  • Retirement parties
  • Weddings

We often suggest truly splendid buffets

Which makes everything so much easier for the host not being stranded in the kitchen. A slave to the oven. Missing out on all the fun!  All the food can be prepared by us in our own 5 star hygiene rated kitchen.  And it’s beautifully presented and ideal to ‘just help yourself’. Needing minimal supervision or staffing.

Merrow Savouries - Typsy tiramisu, Sue's favourite
Typsy tiramisu, Sue’s favourite

Help and Assistance?

However, if you think you would like some assistance in organising the occasion. It would be our pleasure. We would love to be of help. This is actually Sue’s particular forte. Offering an excellent service, sorting things out, getting things done, ordered and ready. No worries. So, how about allowing us to

  • Suggest a venue or liaising with your chosen one.
  • Hiring crockery and  fresh crisp linen. Arranging the flowers.
  • Preparing the room. Polishing the glasses.
  • Bringing all the food (of course). And drinks if you like.
  • Then managing and staffing the day itself with our friendly and professional team.  Efficient and discreet.

We know exactly what to do and when to do it – and we all genuinely love doing it! Just let us know how we can be of help.

Merrow Savouries - Strawberry pavlova
How many strawberries can you fit on a pavlova?

Wonderful Dishes

Special Occasions demand that the buffet table should be groaning with our delicious and impressive dishes:

  • Whole fully boned and dressed fresh Scottish Salmons (Wow!)
  • Lots of fresh big prawns and crayfish
  • Thick slices of home baked honey and mustard coated hams and sirloin beef
  • Delicious quiches and flans
  • Creamy coronation chicken with fresh mango and coriander. Always hugely popular and made with our secret recipe that everyone asks for!

Always accompanied with a generous selection from our dozens of ideas of unusual and colourful salads. Sue loves inventing salads! 

New York Waldorf
New York Waldorf

Then of course those gorgeous home made desserts. how about:

  • Lemon and stem ginger cheesecake
  • Fresh fruit creamy pavlovas
  • Triple chocolate roulades

  • Tipsy trifles
  • Tiramisu
  • Thick and gooey chocolate brownies with fresh raspberries and clotted cream
Merrow Savouries - Cheesecake
Pretty impressive  and divine tasting cheesecake

Healthier Alternatives

This is, of course, a wonderfully indulgent menu to complement your occasion but if you prefer we could always include healthy options and alternatives as befits our Gold Eat Out Eat Well award for your diabetic or figure conscious guests.

We always include lots of delicious salads but perhaps you would like us to use low fat dressings? Or how about a delicious seasonal fresh fruit salad with the option of natural yogurt instead of cream.

Whatever you want to offer your guests- it is no problem or let us come with some ideas to complement your own

Merrow Savouries - Sue Sanders secret recipe
The secret recipe!

Prices

Prices for our generous and splendid 2 course buffets are around £17-£24 per person. Plus VAT. Depending on the number of guests, time of day, choice of menu. Or perhaps you have your own ideas and suggestions or your own budget within which we could devise a special menu.

Staffing and full management prices upon request.

Merrow Savouries - Courgette & feta cheese tart
Courgette & feta cheese tart (still warm)

Some previous customers’ comments

‘We thoroughly enjoyed our special day. The whole occasion was much enhanced by your delicious food and friendly team. Please tell them how much we appreciated their kindness and efficency.’
– Mr and Mrs B, Guildford (50th wedding anniversary, hot buffet lunch for 75 guests)
‘What a wonderful day, gorgeous food especially that lush cheesecake.’
– Mr & Mrs H (Worplesdon, golden wedding celebrations)
‘It was a delight to work with you, it was like having a friend there, not just a professional caterer.’
– Ms V, Merrow (engagement party)
‘Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Thank you very much.’
– Mrs B, Haslemere (85th birthday celebrations)
‘What a terrifically swell party that was!’
– Mrs G, Guildford (80th birthday party)
Ten out of Ten. A*
– Mr and Mrs T, Merrow (music recital)
‘Thank you for our delicious celebratory lunch. My complements to the chef especially for the stem ginger dessert.’
– Mrs W, Guildford (40th wedding anniversary)
‘Nothing was too much trouble for you and your ladies.’
-Mr R-P, Horsell (70th birthday party)
‘Our wedding day was fabulous. The food was beautiful and everyone said just how wonderful everything was. You and your team of delightful helpers made our day so special and everything went without a hitch.’
– A and C, (beautiful vintage themed wedding at Merrow Village Hall)
‘Thank you for everything on Saturday. It was amazing.’
– W and P, bride’s parents as above (beautiful vintage themed wedding at Merrow Village Hall)
‘The amount of compliments we have received about the food and service is a sign of how wonderful it was.’
– Mr and Mrs A, Merrow (lovely wedding)
‘Thankyou so much for helping make my birthday such a happy occasion.’
– Mr M, Guildford (80th birthday luncheon)
‘We had a lovely day and the food was perfect. Those profiteroles proved particularly popular.’
– Mr and Mrs S, Horsley (50th birthday party)
‘What a terrifically swell party that was’
– Mrs G, Guildford (80th birthday party)
‘Thankyou for our truly wonderful buffet lunch. It was so lovely for me to totally relax and enjoy our day’
– Laura, East Horsley (the beautiful bride!)
‘Everyone was so full of praise for all that you and your team did’
– P & H, Dorking (fully managed and catered silver wedding anniversary party)
‘Saturday was a wonderful day at the hotel, but the Sunday was just as good, if more relaxed and a fraction of the cost’
– Mr & Mrs H, Guildford (supply of the lunch for a party for extended family following their daughter’s wedding the previous day )
‘ A great time was had by all only enhanced by the food you supplied. The Salmon was as impressive as you said it would be and the Coronation Chicken was so moreish. Martin says I must ask you for your recipe for the chocolate and amaretti cheesecake. He had 3 pieces. Large ones’
– Mrs S from Merrow (on the occasion of Martin’s 40th birthday)
‘Many, many, many, thanks Sue – could not have been better’
– Mr & Mrs W of Clandon (celebrating their golden wedding anniversary)