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“Hi Val I have to say everything was absolutely perfect yesterday evening. Thank you to Enid and the team last night and to all at Poppy Caterers for looking after us so well once again. The hall and meeting room were set up perfectly, the canapĂ©s were delicious and the service fantastic. I have passed your invoice on to our Treasurer to arrange settlement immediately. I hope we’ll be back at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall again next year and look forward to being in touch then. Best regards, Kathryn Kathryn Cripwell Administrator Yorkshire Law Society Tel: 01904 449747 Mobile: 07768 683841 ”


Kathryn Cripwell
Yorkshire Law Society

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Poppy Caterers at Merchant Taylors Hall, York

Poppy Caterers has over 30 years’ successful experience catering for a wide range of events from wedding celebrations, private dinners and buffets to important York guild dinners.

Simon Halmshaw Director and owner learnt his trade in the military where he was involved in providing many dinners for VIPs including Her Majesty the Queen and Ambassadors from around the world.

Poppy Caterers offer creative, innovative and stylish menus; they use the finest local ingredients and will work with you to plan and design your menu around your own specific tastes and budget to create a meal that is truly memorable.

Poppy Caterers can provide menus for

  • Champagne breakfasts
  • Reception canapés
  • Wedding celebration party dinners and buffets
  • Fine dining
  • Hot and cold themed buffets and banquets
  • Day or evening barbecues
  • Medieval banquets

The Hall furnishings, table decorations, have an important role in setting the scene, to building the atmosphere for the special event.

Poppy Caterers will work with you on all these crucial touches

  • Fine crockery and cutlery - standard with every menu
  • Fine damask linen
  • Fine crystal glasses
  • Coloured seat covers and table decorations
  • Floral decorations
  • Entertainment

Poppy Caterers offer an extensive, carefully selected choice of quality wines and champagnes and will help you choose those which complement your menu.

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