Hackney Pirates

Adventures in Learning

Catering at The Ship of Adventures

"Great food, beautifully presented and well received by everyone" - Gillian Dandy, Client Earth

No meeting or event is complete without some delicious food. Whether it's a light lunch or a full buffet we can provide all of your catering needs from The Ship of Adventures' in-house cafe. All food and drink at the cafe is freshly made and prepared on site.

By choosing us to cater your event in the Ship of Adventures you are further supporting the Hackney Pirates and our educational workshops with young people.

You can find our separate children's birthday party menu here


To place an order or to discuss tailored menus please email or call 020 3327 1777. Please note that the majority of our catering is for our internal events, if you would like catering for a meeting or an event outside of The Ship of Adventures then please do give us a call and we'll see what we can do (delivery charges may apply).

We are a small team that works from a small kitchen so need to plan in advance as much as possible - please place orders at least 5 days in advance and let us know of any special dietary requirements. We will do our best to accommodate them.

All catering orders must be for a minimum of 6 people or £30+ VAT. If you would like to order for a smaller number of people then you are welcome to pre-order from our cafe menu

All prices are per person and exclude VAT (unless otherwise stated). 20% VAT will be added on to all orders.

Catering Menu


Fresh fruit salad  - £1.50

Homemade breakfast muffins (vegan available)  - £2.00

Individual granola pots (Greek yogurt, homemade granola and fresh fruit)  - £2.50

Assorted home-baked cookies (vegan available)  - £1.50

Pastries (ask for availability)


Sourdough sandwich platter  - £5.00

A selection of homemade sandwiches on sourdough bread (enough for one large sandwich per person). Choose up to three of the below options for 6-12 people; four for 12-24; five for 24+

  • Mature cheddar, cucumber, salad leaves
  • Somerset brie, plum jam, salad leaves
  • Goats Cheese, Caramelised onion chutney, salad leaves
  • Harissa hummus, chickpeas and cucumber (vegan)
  • Wiltshire ham, olive tapenade, salad leaves                                 
  • Smoked salmon, cream cheese, dill

All sandwiches are available as individual salads for a gluten free option (please indicate number of salads required when ordering)

Savoury Extras

Tortilla chips  - £3.00 per large bowl (up to 6 people)

Mixed crudite  - £5.00 per serving (up to 6 people)

Harissa hummus, creamy pesto and spicy salsa dips - £10.00 (for up to 6 people)

Greek Salad  - £18 per large bowl (up to 12 people as a side salad)

Sweet Extras

Fresh fruit salad  - £1.50

Assorted home-baked cookies (vegan available)  - £1.50

Homemade muffins (vegan available)  - £2.00

Homemade cake  - Medium £16 (serves up to 8), Large £24 (serves up to 12)

If you would like to place a large order of sweet treats then we can provide a range of baked goods from Luminary Bakery, a local social enterprise providing training, employment and community to women from disadvantaged backgrounds. We will place the order for you and the minimum order is £60 + VAT.

Traybakes - £30 + VAT for 12 slices

Apricot, Almond and White Chocolate Flapjack
Coffee and Cardamon Cake Slice
Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie
Gluten Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie
Millionaire Shortbread
Seasonal Crumble Cake Slice

Cakes - £40 + VAT for 16-18 slices

Lemon and Blueberry Layer Cake
Chocolate and Salted Caramel Layer Cake
Sticky Toffee Layer Cake
Classic Carrot Layer Cake
Lime and Coconut Layer Cake

For further information about events and catering please contact