1. They Have A Sushi Calculator
If you’re unsure about how much you need to order, Sushi Rolls has a solution – the sushi calculator. All you have to do is type in the number of guests, enter what sort of party it is (the team recommends five pieces of sushi per person as a ‘light snack’, eight pieces for canapés, and 13 pieces if you want everyone to feel full), and you’ll be given an instant estimate of cost.
2. It’s Easy To Order
Group orders and sushi platters can be ordered online, as long as you give 24-hours’ notice (they recommend 48-hours at the weekend, just to be safe). First up, you’ll need to choose a platter (the traditional sushi platter comes in at £54.92 and includes 64 pieces of sushi), or you can build your own, picking between 32 varieties of maki and sashimi (the website is filled with detailed, high-res images so you can get a real feel for what you’re ordering). Another plus? If you live in EC and WC postcodes, you’ll get free delivery.
3. The Food Is Delicious
The team prides itself on using chefs that have at least 12 years of experience when it comes to preparing sushi. This knowledge really shows – the attention to detail is impeccable, and the menus feature crowd-pleasing classics such as white crab meat, avocado, cucumber and tobiko uramaki; and roasted eel nigiri, alongside more interesting fusion dishes, such as salmon and chive hosomaki with crème fraiche and caviar; and panko rice cubes topped with tuna tartare, sriracha mayonnaise and spring onions. The team also provides tasty vegan and non-fish options.
4. It’s Not As Expensive As You Might Think
If you really want to push the boat out, you can hire your own sushi chef for the night, but for the most part orders can work out at around £25 a head, based on six people hitting the £150 minimum spend. For that, you’ll be able to buy 192 pieces of sushi – an absolute bargain, particularly when compared to eating out at one of the capital’s top Japanese restaurants.
5. They Set Up For You
The team behind Sushi Rolls have a background in event catering, so if you’re looking to throw a party, they’ll be able to show up early to set up, and will prepare the dishes behind the scenes so they’re extra fresh. The company also has its own team of serving staff who can circulate canapés for you, so you can focus on being the host.
6. It’s Perfect For Mid-Week Get-Togethers
Finish work at 6pm, but everyone’s coming round at 7:30pm? You can save hours of shopping, prepping and dishing up by pre-ordering a selection of sushi. The team aim to deliver the goods one hour before you want to serve up, so it’s at the perfect temperature and as fresh as possible. And you won’t have to worry about slaving away in the kitchen while everyone else is having fun without you.
7. Everyone Will Remember Your Party
Want to create a real showstopper of a party? You can book one of the company’s experienced sushi chefs to prepare all the dishes in front of your guests. Not only with the sushi be as fresh as you can get, but the chef’s meticulous preparations will be a talking point in itself.
8. You Can Pair It With Cool Cocktails
The team can lend you a brigade of bar staff to concoct cool cocktails that will be perfectly paired to the food being served. Elegant glassware and impressive drinks bars can also be provided to keep the party flowing without a hitch.
9. No Washing Up
Undeniably the worst part of hosting at home is the task of tackling the towering washing up pile afterwards. Whether you’re keeping things low-key with platters, or hiring the team to cater for your party, the best bit of the latter deal is that they’ll take all the dirty dishes and glasses away with them. Perfect.
10. You’ll Have Leftovers
While we love the precision of the sushi calculator, there’s almost nothing better than knowing that once the party’s over, you’ll have a second feast waiting for you the next day. All that omega-3 is excellent at keeping hangovers at bay, after all…
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