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Hi, welcome to our website!

If you are looking for something that isn’t quite the norm then you’ve come to the right place!

Our style of catering is relaxed, informal, vintage and most of all friendly.

We pride ourselves on serving wholesome homemade food prepared using locally sourced and organic ingredients where ever possible. Our dainty finger sandwiches, home baked scones and award winning gluten free cakes are what we are all about really, oh and tea! We do love a good cuppa!! I suppose I should also mention the real star of the show…Dotty, our 1960’s vintage catering caravan.

Dotty has been known to razzle dazzle the guests in her best bunting and can also make the best espresso coffee in town.

How it all started…

From the age of 2 I went to work with my father who was a long standing stall holder at London’s Portobello Road  and it was here that I learned some very valuable life lessons which will stay with me forever. I loved mingling with the other stall holders and parading up and down in high heels from Pat’s stall and oversized fur coats and vintage handbags from Betty’s! I used to sit in my Dad’s Ford Transit van eating my cornflakes and listening to him converse with customers and I loved it!

Fast forward 30 years and I now find myself rocking up with Dotty at some of London’s most popular markets and vintage events…who knows, someday I may even get to take Dotty back to Portobello Road, where it all started.

Dotty didn’t always start life as 6 feet of lovliness!

It took a lot of time and effort to bring Dotty  back to her glory days but with the help of a fantastic team of people, family and friends we were able to convert Dotty into a travelling tea room and she really is every little girls dream come true.  My twin daughters’ Isabella & Ava love playing in Dotty and pretending to serve their customers with cups of tea and cake. When we are working locally  they love visiting us at events and always ask if they can make the cappucino’s so I definately have two little Barista’s in the making! I really hope they can benefit from watching Mummy and learning as much as I did from my Father.

Dotty is a real family affair and we love being a part of other peoples events and ultimately being a part of their memories.