Event Catering

Events Catering

Our events team proudly manage all the catering services at Toynbee Hall as part of our venue hire offer. Our historic venue boasts a range of hall spaces, training rooms and conference halls available for hire, including the renowned Lecture Hall and Ashbee Hall. From liaising with suppliers to arranging and creating bespoke menus in collaboration with the best catering partners, our dedicated events managers will work with you to create inspiring menus for your event requirements.

Corporate Catering

Toynbee Hall can arrange catering for corporate events such as board meetings, seminars and more.

Whether you’re hosting a large conference, or you’re running a training session for a small group, our corporate catering service boasts a range of options to accommodate your preferences, including special dietary requirements.

Private Catering

Our private catering service is ideal for those looking to organise dinner parties and receptions. Depending on the size and purpose of your function, we can arrange for different menu styles, from haute cuisine to home-made alternatives.

We pay high attention to detail when catering for events and we strive to deliver locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

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Our Catering Suppliers

We work very closely with a range of award-winning suppliers and caterers whose offers align well with our values and ethos. All of the catering companies we have partnered with are experienced professionals, well-versed in delivering delicious food to both private and corporate clients.


TRADE are a family-run business who are very local to us – so local that their first shop is on the same street as us. They specialise in hearty, homemade artisan sandwiches, but also do quiches, salads, cakes and can supply their own “TRADE-MADE” special items.

TRADE were Platinum winners of the ‘Independent Sandwich Bar of the Year Award’, 2015. We are proud to continue supporting a local, loved business as well as the community’s wealth, and it’s been great to watch them grow – they opened their third branch just this year.


Another local caterer, Elysia is an award-winning social enterprise who are all about sustainability, reducing food waste and promoting local producers.

As part of our catering service, Toynbee Hall can also source waiting staff through Elysia to serve the meals and answer any questions you might have about the food or menu. We’re proud to be able to support a growing business like theirs that contributes to a circular economy through their environmental approach.


For those of our clients hosting extra special events or celebrations, who are looking for something closer to haute cuisine, we are very fond of Crumble. They’re a small catering team and their menu style is inspired by the travels of their co-founders Scarlett & Lyndell.

Crumble are always excited to create bespoke menus in theme with the event of the day and also offer an event decorating service to match their menu concept.

Tea & Coffee

We use The English Tea Shop for our speciality tea offer and our guests love their organic, Fairtrade variety, especially the Super Goodness and Wellness Me ranges. We have also recently partnered with Exmouth Coffee Roasters. Interestingly, their roaster is based in a nearby warehouse which used to be a part of Toynbee Hall’s estate. Because they’re located so close to us, they often deliver our coffee by foot.

Get in Touch

At Toynbee Hall, our aim is to make every event authentic and we are more than happy to discuss bespoke catering requirements. Enquire about our catering services for your next event by filling out the contact form below.