The clock strikes 1pm and I'm wriggling desperately in my chair as lunch has arrived and today it is coming from none other than Platter London. Not heard of them? Well sit tight as you're about to learn all about this deliciously creative company who are hotting up the platter scene as you know it.
Platter London are a beautifully bespoke, creative catering company with abundance at their core. Based in London they are extremely innovative and unique, bringing the Australasian phenomenon of platters to the UK. They design, curate and deliver all their beautifully presented food platters to create a delicious impact.
This lunchtime we have ordered from their newest range of platters, the Platter Lite range, these fresh, homemade platters are served in biodegradable and recyclable boxes, making them perfect for corporate lunches! We have gone for a selection of the delicious platters available and with them laid out in front of me I am feeling ravenous and keen to tuck in and try all the goodies.
I opt for a delicious mini brioche bun stuffed with cheddar cheese and onion chutney, followed by a couple of smoked salmon sandwiches on wholemeal with cream cheese and chive stuffing; the platter box is also laden with fresh focaccia bread and tempting vegetarian wraps, but with plenty to still try I leave these for the veggies in the office. Plate stacked relatively high, I test another one of the glorious platters; the cheese platter; the platter is exquisitely presented with artisan cheeses; a cranberry cheese, goats cheese, cheddar, brie and blue cheese. The cheese is draped in fresh seasonal fruits; grapes, strawberries, figs, raspberries, all accompanied with a selection of crackers.
These platters work perfectly for lunch and within seconds I find myself scrapping my plate, admiring my next course. I've noticed I'm not the only one doing so, as everyone in the office seems to be loving the switch up of cuisine from the pizza/Chinese norm!
It is clear whilst enjoying the food that only the best quality produce has been selected when creating these picturesque and moreish platters, all lovingly handmade to ensure deliciousness as well as eye-capturing presentation - just check out their Instagram page to see for yourself!
Now the puddings at Platter London are not to be missed or forgotten even after gluttonously making my way through the sandwich, cheese and fruit platters I have still found space to try a selection of the mini sweet treats and if it's a sweet tooth you have, I speak from experience now, look no further. I help myself to a portion of the rocky road, brownie, carrot cake and and lemon drizzle (no, I did not hold back!). All equally delicious and perfect in their flavouring, I think my favourite of the lot would have to be the rocky road, could have eaten this all afternoon!
Platter London was founded in 2017 by Klara Fine, a Graduate of the University of Manchester, who, whilst studying for a degree in Fashion Marketing, realised that her true passion was in the creative food industry. She has since worked tirelessly to develop a product that combines her love of fine food and penchant for artistic flair. And boy are we thankful she went down this route.
If you were to order from the larger, original platters, these have all been freshly prepared on a canvas of beautiful rustic wood, in fact all of these beautiful platters are made using the same wood, from the same tree. That same wood has also been used for the shop interior, on the beautiful backing wall and counter.
Platter London are perfect to cater for weddings, birthday parties, christenings, corporate functions and everything in between. They are even able to create edible logos and lettering to personalise the treats.
So the next time you are looking to cater for an event, impress your guests with Platter London. Even better, with your Portico Places card you can buy one box and get the second box half price on the Platter Lite option. Don't say we don't spoil you!
Currently available on Platter Lite option are; The Crudités Platter Box, The Breakfast Platter Box, The Sandwich Platter Box, The Cheeseboard Platter Box, The Fruit Platter Box, and The Sweet Treats Platter Box.
Buy one box, second box half price on Platter Lite with your Portico Places card.
To get your own free Portico Places card, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address and we will send a card out to you.