Here at Westgate Hall we are all about matching services to meet you needs and budget in all aspects of your event. To help with this we offer a range of food services ourselves while also working with a list of preferred caterers that both know the hall and we can vouch for their quality.

Informal catering – buffets, sandwiches, canapés are provided by the following:

In House Catering

Working from the venue we offer for any event that requires it a cafe service where we will serve a small menu of snacks and sandwich to match your event. We work with local master baker Aaron Prentice, know as the Beardy Baker to provide cakes of an exacting standard.

If you are looking for a hot or cold buffet we have a range of options available that we can match to your needs. From a light lunch to a full buffet menu.

Just mention in your booking form what you are after or contact us on 01227 634886 or

Leonora’s Kitchen

Leonora’s Kitchen is a bistro on the King’s Mile in the heart of historic Canterbury. This independent restaurant serves unique, fresh, seasonal and delicious handmade food with an international flavour in an open kitchen.

At the Westgate Hall they offer to cater a unique range of handmade pastries, sweet & savoury canapés, cakes and sandwiches. To see their full range of food visit

Discovery Catering

Discovery Catering provides locally sourced, Fairtrade, and organic vegetarian food. At the Hall Discovery Catering can provide sandwich lunches and hot and cold finger buffets. It can also cater for people with allergies or other dietary choices or needs such as gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and vegan diets.For sample menus, or to discuss catering for your event, contact Karen on  07597511874 or email

Discovery Catering is an emerging social firm, co-produced by people with and without learning difficulties as part of Skillnet Group CIC. For more information visit or on Facebook

For informal and formal catering, such as for seated meals:

Mama Feelgoods

High quality, creative catering for all your parties, weddings, BBQs, corporate events & canapé receptions with a wide selection of menus of hot or cold, formal to informal dining.

We prepare our menus from fresh, locally produced ingredients. Wherever possible, we aim to use free range meat and all of our desserts are hand baked by us, using free range eggs.

Please take time to peruse some of our suggested menus, downloadable from this page. Also we can develop a menu specifically to suit your needs; just ask and we will be happy to advise.

We are more than happy to arrange a meeting with you, either at the venue or at our delicatessen and café at ‘Mama Feelgoods’.

Maddie Allen, Proprietor 01227 830830 or 01843 482004


Chives the Caterers has over 20 years experience looking after events from birthday parties, corporate gala dinners to wakes & weddings. Chives’ wonderful menus, designed by Graham Green and his team, are all produced using local & seasonal produce (other than Kangaroo). The feedback from clients, family & friends is always that whilst Chives’ service is professional, the personal touch makes them feel relaxed and looked after.

At Westgate Hall Chives offers a range of formal and informal catering options. Visit Chives’ website for recommendations and get in touch at