Best of British / Great British Welcome

Held at Blighty on the 25/26 April 2017,
photographed by Mike Hopkins.
Selfies and comments by our guests.


Great British Welcome

Assortment of artisan breads

Roast tomato soup with sour cream and chives or
Aubergine frittata with salad leaves

Herb and lemon chicken with chickpea pilaff or
Roasted peppers stuffed with fennel and Cannelloni beans served with a tomato sauce
with a medley of steamed vegetable

British cheeses and fresh fruit and a selection of Patisserie

Best of British

Assortment of artisan breads

White Bean and fennel soup with sorrel pesto or
Apparatus with soft poached egg, Hollandaise and wild garlic
Seared duck breast with Lyonnaise  potatoes or
Veggie bangers and mash 
with buttered greens           

Individual cheesecake puddings with soft fruit and pomegranate seeds

Best of British - by Mike

Best of British  - by us and our guests



Another TRIUMPH!  I had such a lovely time, thank you so much, and a big thank you to Mike’s Team. 

The feedback  has been fantastic from all of our clients. We work with marginalised and extremely isolated individuals in poverty experiencing high levels of social exclusion so I had to share this feedback and congratulate you on this innovative social enterprise.

I really enjoyed the evening and was impressed by the quality of the food, the professionalism of the team and above all the very special atmosphere there seemed to be amongst your team and our fellow diners!!  

All three guests were just amazed by not only the food but also with the surroundings, the atmosphere and the people that made them feel so very welcome. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and can only recommend it for the future. Thank you again for reaching out to us. It really made a difference.


La Fromagerie
City Harvest
Family Mosaic
GAIL's Artisan Bakery
The Margins Project
Hackney Migrant Centre
Plan Zheroes
Ted’s Veg (Borough Market)
Hackney Mind
The Hampstead Butcher
Prisoners Aboard and One Housing

Many thanks to all our amazing partners for referring such wonderful guests and for donating surplus food.

Special thanks to El Baraka supermarket for donating surplus halal meat and to Quality Veg & Food and Nazmul Hussain from Watney Market.


Chefs: Andi & Daniel
Sous Chefs & Hosts:
Best of British - Eve, Manolis, Zaidee, Camila, Daniel, Georgine & Louise
Great British Welcome - Zaidee, T, Sarah, Sally, Lesley, Louise & Daniel
Mike Hopkins