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19/04/2013 at 08:32
What is a reasonable price to pay per head for a decent buffet? We're getting A baptised in July and I want an informal pub affair after, there are three that I want to contact but I have no idea what I should be expecting to pay. I've lost all concept of UK prices so I don't want to be ripped off but don't want anything cheap and nasty either. it's in the midlands if that affects thing so not like London prices for example.
19/04/2013 at 08:36
I think I paid about £7 per head for J's Christening buffett. It included a huge chilli and curry, with rice, chips, roast potatoes, popadoms, garlic bread, sandwiches, crisps, sausage rolls, quiche, pasta, salad, prawns etc.
For my mam's surprise 50th birthday party we paid £8 per head for roughly the same thing.
19/04/2013 at 09:01
We paid about £4.50 a head for a cold buffet. It was the same company we used when we got married, but TBH, the quality that we recieved was crap in comparision to what we got when we got married.
19/04/2013 at 09:50
We paid £8 a head for my Mums 60th 2 years ago which was for a fork buffet so included salads
19/04/2013 at 09:51
Sw - that's about what I hoped for, you got quite a lot for your money it seems.
Chids - what a shame, I was disappointed with N's christening food, we all had a roast at a pub we used to go to a lot so knew the food was good, only they'd changed chefs and must have cut costs as well because the food was really not very good.
What would you want to see at a buffet?? I'd like the kind of things people can just pick up and eat and carry on mingling.
19/04/2013 at 09:52
Thanks CW, about the same as SW then.
19/04/2013 at 09:55
Every party I have organised I have had a hot buffett with some usual cold stuff for the kids, older people. I don't really like cold buffetts.
19/04/2013 at 13:46
I love buffets. If you have enough tables and chairs for people ten a fork buffet with hot food is fine. I hate having to balance my plate on my knee to try and eat with a knife and fork, but cold finger food is fine if some people need to stand up.
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