Papadeli catering & hampers

Papadeli catering & hampers
Papadeli - delicious food in Bristol

Monday, 26 April 2010

shop refurbishment all worth it!

Papadeli closed for a week in April and re-opened looking gorgeous - much more space, all cleaner and whiter - overall a better space for customers and staff.
Call in to see how lovely it all looks.

Papadeli tutored wine tasting 18th May - Spain

So it's time to tell about our next tutored wine tasting with Raj Soni, former Chair of the West of England Wines and Spirits Association.
Date - 18th May
Time 7.30pm
Cost - £30
Raj will talk you through some of our favourite Spanish wines, and Simon will prepare some of our favourite Spanish foods - some you will have tasted before, some will be new to you.

Make sure you book early as these evenings are very popular.

Email us or phone 0117 973 6569

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Paella Valenciana supper

21st May 7.30pm £40

Enjoy a glass of cava and a selection of pintxos downstairs:

Tortilla con ali-oli

Boquerones with olives & guindillas chillies

Rollitos de chorizo

And then let the feast begin!

Tablas / tapas boards

Salt cod croquettes

Piquillo peppers stuffed with goat’s cheese & pine nuts

Cockles with crispy Serrano & sherry

Paella Valenciana

Chicken, rabbit & peppers in a rich saffron rice

Frisee salad with oranges & almonds


Crema Catalana – set custard pudding w. nutmeg


Spanish cheeses with membrillo

To book phone 0117 973 6569 or email

Thursday, 1 April 2010

time for a lick of paint!!

Papadeli is closing for a week (5-10th April)

We're having a Spring clean at Papadeli - after 8 years of business, and adding bits to the original deli and cafe, we've decided that it's high time to change a few things and paint a few walls.

We set up Papadeli 8 years ago, with some shelves from Habitat, an electric hob and cooker and two display fridges.  A year later, with the arrival of our second little boy, Sam, we opened a cafe upstairs.  It was immediately pretty busy, which was wonderful and scary.  Our systems were pretty simple and all the food was carried all the way up two flights of stairs from the kitchen area downstairs - dodging the customers and olive tables on the way.  That sure kept us fit, for one thing.  All the washing up was done downstairs, so all the dirty plates had to be carried down too.  Two years later, we got planning and finance to build a kitchen on the flat roof, which meant we no longer had to negotiate the stairs armed with plates of food.  We also bought a dishwasher which really did change our lives!!

As the cafe got busier (we often have queues down the stairs!) we put in a couple of tables in the deli downstairs.  Looking at them now, we see they are not perfect - a bit wide, a bit clumsy, they block the shelves and make life a bit difficult.  So, we have decided to put in a couple of bars in the window for customers to grab a coffee or Lahloo tea and watch the world go by.  Hank and Sophie, who are doing the refurb, are putting in a new, narrower table, sorting out the shelving and making the kitchen area downstairs into a streamlined bakery.

It's all a bit nerve wracking as closing the shop for a week will mean having to pay staff but not have any income - we are really hoping it will all be worth it!