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Banquets and Parties

The Food Company

The Food Company


86 London Road,
Marks Tey,


We can host private celebratory events such as birthdays, parties, business events and weddings.

Our ground floor restaurant can accommodate up to 130 guests, making it ideal for any event. Whether you are celebrating small or large, our experienced chefs can provide personalised, bespoke menus to cater for your entire event needs.

We know that every event is personal which is why we can tailor your menu to suit your budget and requirements, making your event as enjoyable and easy for you as possible.

To find out more, visit our website: http://www.thefoodcompany.co.uk/parties-events.

We can also provide outside catering, our talented chefs have years of experience in creating menus for private dining. Whatever the occasion our menu is sure to have the perfect dish for you and your guests.

For business catering, drinks parties and buffets we have a well planned selection of canapés and finger food. Or choose from our seasonal menu of home cooked traditional dishes for an informal dinner party.

To find out more, visit our website: http://www.thefoodcompany.co.uk/outside-catering.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Essex Life Independent Retailer of the Year award 2011 Great Taste Shop of the Year Award 2013



Plan route to The Food Company using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 999251  Lat: 51.88859 Long: 0.90346

We are just off the A12 at Marks Tey opposite the Shell garage.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Marks Tey Station station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Essex Life Independent Retailer of the Year award 2011 Great Taste Shop of the Year Award 2013

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu