With the rule of 6 continuing for a few more weeks, we’re enjoying socialising in our gardens a lot more, especially in this glorious sunshine (when it stays!). The problem with hosting is having to prepare the food and drink. Why not have a bring-your-own-booze theme and hire one of the five amazing grazing platter businesses in Southampton we have included in this blogpost.
Not only will you feel good for supporting small, you’ll also have a lot less stress when planning the perfect evening or day with friends.


With their meats sourced by one of the best butchers in Southampton, Uptons of Bassett, and other locally sourced foods from Hampshire cheeses too, Agrazing platters have been featured in magazines such as Tatler and Vogue and have platters to suit every dietary need, with Vegan sweets from Candy Kittens amongst many others.


A Hampshire based grazing company founded by a local family. They offer many different boxes and platters from the brunch platter to an antipasti platter and boxes including brownie and macaroon boxes, to afternoon tea. There’s something for most budgets and the food is lovingly prepared, so you can do a little happy dance when you order from them knowing you haven’t broken the bank!


A local Southampton small business dedicated to “no beige buffets” catering for many occasions, from children’s parties to sophisticated parties, Charlotte is always looking for perfection. With delicious food you won’t be disappointed and with a mixture of sweets and savoury foods and some cute foliage for aesthetic it’ll look great on the gram.


From parties of just 2, perfect for date nights, a night with your bestie or even your Mum to a wedding party of 100, Viva La Graze, cater for all. With dietary needs taken into consideration you won’t be left disappointed or hungry. So whether you’re planning an afternoon tea, a vegan feast or want a hearty antipasti platter, there’s something you.


Although currently taking time off with their newborn we wanted to include them as a local small business for when they are ready to return. Nibble and feast do both platters and boxes and we love the look of their grazing boxes which makes it easy to bring on a picnic to make even your little adventures to the beach or walks in the wood a little more sophisticated and special. With artisan foods and a whole load of deliciousness, you won’t be disappointed, we’re eagerly awaiting the return of Nibble and Feast.

If your mouth is watering as much as ours right now, and you’re ready to throw a party or just fancy a treat for two, take a look at these 5 small Southampton based businesses.

Head to the Southampton Eats page to see our Guides for where to eat, and look for plenty of recommendations.


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