Praise and Plaudits

From our customers

“What The Dickens served up delicious, wholesome, traditional food for our wedding (150 people in a listed building) and our son’s christening (30 people in the back garden), as well as an historic church event, centered on their trademark kedgeree, but with lots of interesting and thoughtful additions as well (including cockles and mussels!). It was excellent value, loved by everyone and a real talking point. We look forward to their jolly, quirky, scrumptious catering again!”  Matthew and Emily

“A professional set up and an excellent performance makes an event a success and working with the cheeky chaps from What the Dickens truly delivered. Setting up in a tricky courtyard of our temporary venue they entertained and delighted the guests with their charming banter and of course delicious food!  True pleasure to work with…”   Tim & Mel Sperryn, Cube Space Ltd at BL-NK

“What The Dickens made our evening celebrations so special with their delicious food, with a vintage twist. All our guests loved the food and it blended in perfectly with the style of our day. I heartily recommend the kedgeree!” Bekki & Paul

“Thoroughly helpful during the planning stage, very accommodating on menu options and price, extremely professional on the day, entirely self-sufficient and required little to no effort on our part to set up and get going and then when they did…..a really nice set of people who both entertained our guests and more than satisfied all appetites!  Couldn’t recommend these people highly enough as a good party food option; both food-wise and as a good conversation starter!!” Emma & James

“What the Dickens! Catered the 2014 Everybody’s Reading Festival launch and the food was perfect.  Adam and the lads were fantastic and the whole event was given a huge boost with these slightly bonkers characters dishing up great British street food from their pop up kitchen!” Juliet Martin, Festival Director

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did for us. We had such a wonderful day and the food was fantastic. So many people have told us how much they enjoyed the meal and how impressed they were with everything from the charcuterie to the masala dosas.” Toby & Lana

From the press

“…it was indeed the devilled kidneys I had that deserved a championing of droolworthy praises…I say go and seek out a nice bank manager now!…This was one of the best dishes I’ve had this year.” – Review by respected London food blogger, Bellaphon

“What The Dickens – three earnest young men in Victorian garb who handgrind coffee and serve up devilled kidneys and kedgeree (without a stitch of irony).” Time Out

“It’s a major hit…for its shopping pleasures but also for the days of yore snacks at What The Dickens, a gourmet coffee stand that’s manned by Victoriana-clad chaps who serve treats like devilled kidneys.”Conde Nast Traveller Magazine

“If you like your food dished up by a trio of tweedy besuited gents, which I do, then this is the breakfast for you…currently residing at Chatsworth Road Market, What the Dickens? revels in iconic British grub such as kedgeree and devilled kidneys”Listed as number 3 in The 50 Best Breakfast Spots in Britain, The Independent

“Initially establishing themselves with a repertoire of iconic British dishes, from devilled kidneys to kedgeree…their traditional fare is matched by their eccentric style and vintage attire.”Nominated as one of four newcomers to watch on the London food scene at LondonConfidential.co.uk

“…the new generation of traders is raising street food drama to new heights – with costumes and scripts. Three old school friends founded What The Dickens to revive iconic British fare – dressed in cravats and cuff links, and riding round on a Victorian tricycle.”The Guardian

“They dress like tools, sure, but their kedgeree is really nice.” – Kathryn42, The Guardian Comment Section