Afternoon Tea Catering


What We Offer

As afternoon tea caterers, we have lots of experience in providing a wide range of afternoon teas.  Whether it’s an afternoon tea platter available to order for a small gathering or an afternoon tea wedding reception we are able to offer something for everyone.

Afternoon tea and of course High tea is such a great way to feed even the most picky of people. An afternoon tea party makes sure that all your guests are catered for.

A few details

What You Can Expect

Our afternoon tea selection has been created to make sure that all dietary needs can be catered for.   In catering it is one of the most important things to make sure that the food provided ticks all the boxes.

Finger sandwiches, cakes, homemade scones, cream and jam are the starting catering point and then we can build your menu to your wishes to include savoury items and making a high tea.

Afternoon tea weddings are very popular and our vintage china on crisp white linen really does make a statement.  Of course, there are so many other ways to enjoy it.  Why not organize an afternoon tea party with family and friends in your garden or home ? Or as a final farewell tribute at a wake, an afternoon tea is always welcomed.

We'll take care of it

What You Don't Have to Worry About

If you like the sound of finger sandwiches with the crusts cut off, but worry about all the china needed.  Please don’t !   We provide all your linen, vintage china, including 3 tier cake stands, tea pots, sugar bowls and milk jugs.   

Just because you may have a dairy intolerant or gluten free guest or indeed you are yourself – again we will make sure that our catering takes care of that without a separate catering menu being needed.

Our staff will take care of your needs, and if it’s a wedding afternoon tea, then we will make sure that your tea pots are full and you have plenty of milk – so that you and your guests can relax and enjoy the easy style of afternoon tea party catering offers.


What are previous customers have to say

1st Class Service!

Karen Griffiths

Without a doubt, the quality of food is always 2nd to none and coupled with a 1st class service.

Simply Elegant Occasions

The food was spot-on!

Catherine and Tom

Dawn is like a Mother.  She came round our house and organised everything. On the day the food was spot on. 

Brilliant food and service!

Andrew and Rebecca

Claret catering has looked after us from day one.  Taking away a lot of stress from us.   All of our problems dealt with - communication with this company is really easy and simple Plus, of course, providing brilliant food and service!

No hesitation in recommending

Della Jones, MBE

Thank you for providing a delicious buffet for my husbands'  memorial service.  Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone and I have no hesitation in recommending you.

Food is wonderful!

Peter Hastrop

Dawn is the consummate professional… operates within a realistic budget, great attention to detail, well organised, provides flair when appropriate, and the food is wonderful! In addition Dawn is a caring, warm-hearted, generous individual with whom it is a pleasure to work.

Owner of the ISIS Business Centre

Far more than any other catering company

Jane Smith

This is the second time that we have used your company for our family's wake catering arrangements.   You truly are now like one of the family.    I cannot thank you enough for the care and consideration and time you gave to us.  It was a great comfort to us to know that you were there to take care of all the little things we hadn’t even thought about and I know that you did far more than any other catering company would have done. 

Well done Dawn and the team!

Clare and Martin

All the preparation and organisation that you did for us meant that we had nothing to worry about - well done Dawn and the team!

Claret catering has been superb!

Susan & Stuart

Claret catering has been superb everything went without a hitch.  Food exceptional, waiting staff attentive.

A heartfelt thank you!

Kate Chastey

I am writing to say a heartfelt thank you to you for the excellent service provided for our December event. You were a pleasure to work with in the lead up to the event, and on the day the whole team surpassed my expectations with the quality of your food and friendly customer service.

Institute of Directors

Amazing food!

Ian and Sue

Thank you for constantly looking after us. The food has been amazing.  We have loved every minute of our day.

Exceed our expectations...!

Dave Laut

Claret Catering have been supporting Pooler Harbour Commissioners at its events for the last 3 years, whether it be a small group or a large scale event working with Poole Borough Council carrying out an emergency evacuation exercise. Dawn and her team continue to not only to meet but exceed our expectations both with the standard and quality of the food but also the professionalism of her team.

Security Manager, Poole Harbour Commissioners.

She is phenomenal!

David and Aisha

We couldn't have asked for anything better.  All small details taken care of.  Guests said the food and service were the best they had ever had.  Would recommend Dawn to the world and back, she is phenomenal!

Incredibly flexible

Charlotte and Jamie

Very supportive, incredibly flexible with so many dietary changes to deal with.  We received so many compliments about the catering on the day.

Thank you, Dawn.

Claire Quintel

Thank you Dawn for helping us make my Mother's gathering such a very special occasion. Your beautifully presented and very delicious food, your kindness, your discretion, your professionalism, and your integrity helped us achieve our desire to have a celebration of Mum's life, rather than a time of grief and sadness.

They always deliver

Dave Laut

Having used Clarets services for a number of years Dawn and her team continue to exceed our expectations both with quality of food and professionalism of service.  Even at short notice they always deliver.

Poole Harbour Commissioners

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