Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering in Poole has reported an increase in popularity for its event catering service during 2014. Bookings have doubled since autumn 2013, and with enquiries coming in thick and fast for next year, the Ashley Cross establishment is confident that 2015 will be another successful year.

Patrick Michael, owner of Patrick’s, said: “The current trend in the food industry is to keep dining relaxed and simple. Here at Patrick’s we can offer a more laid-back style of catering including barbeques and hog roasts. People seem to like the idea of grazing, rather than sitting down to a set menu.”

He added: “We provide bespoke menus for each individual client, whether they require a simple buffet for an office meeting or elaborate canapés for a wedding.”

In order to provide the best possible event catering experience for its customers, Patrick’s works closely with a variety of local businesses and suppliers, including hog roast company Tasty Pig and its regular restaurant suppliers.

Looking ahead, the restaurant is hoping to work on building more close relationships with producers and suppliers, in order to benefit each other. The team will also offer their pop-up barbeque catering at local events including Wimborne fireworks display, a fireworks display at Castle Court school and at next year’s Party In The Park.

Patrick’s is open every day from 10am for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information on future events and offers go to