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Who We Are

We're Daniel and Samantha, welcome to Gravy & Custard Catering! For Dan it was cooking with his grandma as a child that gave him his love of food. Her traditional style sometimes got confused as his culinary tastes got more adventurous, which prompted an immortal line, 


“If it ain’t got Gravy it ain’t a dinner

If it ain’t got Custard it’s not a pudding”

Joan Pattison 1920 - 1993


Many years later and after almost 20 years in professional catering, we are both tending to agree!

Gravy & Custard is a family catering venture based on a love of traditional cooking that adds the flair of restaurant experience and mixes it with the warmth of the family table.

We look forward to cooking for you soon!

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Artweeks Supper Clubs

As part of Watlington Artweeks, on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th May, we will be returning for the 3rd year with our fantastically popular Long Table Supper Clubs with a Maltese Inspired Menu this year! These will take place from 7pm in the Tree Barn at Christmas Common, where you will be able to enjoy a wonderful Three Course Meal surrounded by some of the sensational art work on display! The Suppers will be held on long shared tables and are designed to be a unique, relaxed, social, community-building dining experience focused around wonderful food experiences. To find out more about the amazing community project that Artweeks is and to book your seats for the Supper Club please use the link below.


In House Dining

We are delighted to offer a unique and special private chef experience that is designed to be affordable, accessible, simple to book and a genuine alternative to eating out. Our ethos is to bring the flair of the restaurant experience and mix it with the warmth of the family table; and where better to be able to achieve that than in your own home?

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We set out to make your wedding a magical experience for you and your guests, with beautiful food, attentive service and strong attention to detail. We endeavour to offer a customised experience for each of our couples to support you along the journey of planning your big day; every wedding is special and unique in it's own way, whether it's an intimate wedding in a family garden with canapes and family style sharing dishes, or a large wedding with a formal banquet and late night food to keep your guests dancing after dark, we want to offer a service that is unique, affordable and a pleasure to plan from the very beginning of the process to the last mouthful of food.


Event & Party Catering

From 80's themed Birthday Dinners, to House Warming Garden Parties with Bowl Food, Christmas Canapé Parties for the village, Christening Buffets in your garden to elaborate feasts in the Crypts of Liverpool Cathedral, we've catered every type of event. Whatever style or size of event you're hosting, we can create the perfect bespoke menu to compliment your plans and budget to make a truly memorable occasion for you and your guests!

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Supper Clubs

Our Supper Clubs are pop-up restaurant nights held in local venues on long shared tables and are designed to be a unique, relaxed, social, community-building dining experience focused around wonderful food experiences.

Our next supper club will be at Watlington Artweek in May at the fantastic Tree Barn at Christmas Common, booking is essential and places are selling fast!

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Crumble Shack

The Crumble Shack is our flagship street food stall, taking our love of crumble and custard to Festivals, Street Food Markets, University Balls, Fireworks and Weddings since 2015. We offer piping hot portions of Great British Crumble with a luscious vanilla custard and vanilla ice cream, a choice of fruit filling and crunchy toasted crumble toppings, all handmade with love from scratch with fresh ingredients.

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Crew Catering

We have had the pleasure of catering on set and on location to Film and TV shoots, both local to us in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and in London. So whether you are looking for local caterers to feed a hard working crew on location or would love to bring in the Crumble Shack for a fabulous treat for the whole crew, we'd love to hear from you to run through your brief or project!

Christmas 2024

After the great success of our Christmas Delivered Boxes since 2020 we will be back with our Christmas offering for 2024 later in the year!

By ordering one of our prepared Christmas Delivered Meal Boxes, you can ensure a magical treat for yourself and your loved ones; let us unburden you from the hassle with delicious, locally sourced,  handmade food from an independent family business, fully prepared and delivered to your front door (with a lot less washing up)!

Please check back in the Autumn or join our mailing list below to be the first to find out more!


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We hired Gravy & Custard for a TV production in Huntercombe, and they were fantastic caterers to work with! Each day, they delivered exceptional hot food. Multiple departments across the production frequently praised their cooking, including Executive Producers who are highly experienced in the food sector, and every day the food was delivered on time. Gravy & Custard were also incredibly flexible with their menu options, despite our constraints and budget limits, and were able to produce a variety of delicious meals each day. I'd highly recommend them and will definitely be working with them again!



Crumble Shack provided catering for St Catherine's College Ball, their service was friendly, professional and speedy to feed 2000 guests! Our guests loved the food and how fresh, warm and delicious it was! The choice of flavors was exceptional and I'd recommend them to anyone looking to treat their guests to something comforting and super tasty!


All the food you provided was a complete hit - really delicious, so a huge thank you! Each time I included one of your dishes on the table someone would ask who made it so Gravy & Custard became the most talked about topic over most meals and how lucky I am to live in Watlington!


Sam and Dan, otherwise known as Gravy and Custard, catered our son's surprise 40th birthday party at Moulsford Pavilion and we cannot recommend them highly enough! The food was absolutely exceptional!
From our first contacting them, to their leaving the event, we were delighted with their attention to detail and to delivering exactly what we wanted.
Family and friends had a wonderful time, sustained by Gravy and Custard's gorgeous gastronomic creations.


What can we say - The food for our wedding from Gravy & Custard was absolutely outstanding and delicious! Many of our guests couldn’t stop raving about how the pies were the best they had ever eaten! The crumble was so yummy and again our guests couldn't get over the flavours. Our particular favourite was the evening platters and the falafel! They were so yummy I asked for us to take a box home! Huge thanks from the bottom of our heart - you made our day so magical! 


What Daniel and his family team achieved on the day was out of this world. The shack set up looked amazing and we were blown away by the exceptional quality of the food and our vision was met 100%. Daniel and his family worked like Trojans and went above and beyond, even standing outside to cover up the open top wedding car during a brief hail storm.

Whenever our guests talk about our wedding they always comment on the amazing food. Our wedding was the best day of our lives and we can't thank Daniel and his team enough for helping make our day absolutely perfect.


Brilliant caterers with absolutely amazing food! Sam and Dan and their team are so lovely, helpful, professional, skilled and efficient - my new husband and I highly recommend Gravy and Custard Catering for any wedding, festival or special event!


Thank you for the absolute best Christmas lunch we've ever had.  The whole experience was wonderful!  I loved the way it was packed and delivered and the cooking instructions were a Godsend.  The food was amazing, truly delicious and special; all my guests asked me to pass on their thanks for a job brilliantly done.  You will be my first port of call the next time I'm entertaining!


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