Owing to the current restrictions due to Covid-19 we have new specific ‘Lockdown Menus’ to offer available indoors and outdoors according to Government guidelines.  The prices do NOT include staff at the event but does include local delivery, VAT crockery and cutlery and we will make it even easier for you and take the dishes away and wash up back at Saunts.


Our usual Saunts menus can also all be adapted to take into consideration the current social distancing rules.

Everyone remembers a good party and that’s what Saunts is all about.  Combining her passion for entertaining with her background in outside catering, Lesley Mercer launched Saunts in 2004 and is now one of the leading caterers in the north.


Saunts is a bespoke event company that provides top quality catering to a wide range of parties and events.


Lesley has over 30 year’s experience organising events at prestigious venues including London’s Science Museum and Kensington Palace.  In addition, Lesley worked for a couple of years as Operations Director for Leiths, one of the best known party companies in the business.


Today, the Saunts team focuses on bespoke catering for weddings, private functions, corporate hospitality and exclusive contracts at city venues.

All our prices include:

  • VAT

  • Good quality table linen

  • Crockery and cutlery

  • Outside catering equipment

  • Staff

  • Delivery

About Saunts

Get in touch and talk to us about your event…
call 01759 306005



Whatever theme or style you have in mind for your wedding, party or event we can work with you to create menus and presentation styles to fulfil your ideas. Start the conversation and we’ll work with you.​
Meet the Team
Lesley Mercer
Lesley Mercer

Managing Director

Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright

Head Chef

Terri Codling
Terri Codling


Jonathan Mercer
Jonathan Mercer


Dan Sharp
Dan Sharp

Back of House Manager

Claire Kettle
Claire Kettle


Sally Coverdale
Sally Coverdale


Kirsty Akister
Kirsty Akister


Izzy Kirk
Izzy Kirk


Sue Sharp
Sue Sharp


INSPIRED Corporate events

We work with all kinds of businesses. From SME's to grand presentation events. We understand that creating the right image is everything in corporate entertaining and we work hard to make sure we get it just right.


This extra effort means we already have a core of satisfied companies who continue to book and rebook with saunts.

Saunts were proud to be the caterers for the distinguished 2017 Turner Prize Awards...


Our Venues

Merchant Taylors' Hall
Set in its own gardens, just within the ancient walls of York, the Merchant Taylors’ Hall is an ideal venue for weddings, lunches, private dinners and meetings. 
Welcome to one of Hull’s remaining medieval buildings which has stood in Hull for over 700 years, an amazing place to host your event with a variety of interesting spaces.

For those who dream of a romantic occasion in a truly special place...

What our clients think...

“Lesley and her team are great to work with! Everything from their food to their service and delivery. It’s great to find a business that’s so passionate about what they do and strive for perfection – would highly recommend!”

Jessica Robinson
Marketing, Events & CRM Executive Hugh Rice Jewellers

“A huge thank you for being part of making our day so special- the food was wonderful and the service first class – I would recommend you to everyone”

Anne-Marie Jackson

Wedding party

“Lesley and the Saunts team are a delight to work with and can cater for every occasion, from small bespoke receptions to large scale VIP events. Their food and service is of the highest quality and always delivered with the utmost care and attention to detail. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

Louise Babych 
Development Manager & Business Relationships 
Hull UK City of Culture 2017

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