"The best food in the county; it deserves its Michelin star. The celeriac soup was the best soup I can remember and attention to detail and overall concept applied throughout the meal."
"immaculate service which matches the impeccable food. we went for the 9 course tasting menu. before ordering the "snacks" gave a delightful introduction. the beetroot meringue with goat's cheese mousse filling was exquisite. difficult to find the best course of the nine, the duck heart is hard to beat and melted in your mouth. Booking essential."
"Very superior food in a beautiful pub in the quintessential English village. Excellent ingredients, charming service and prefect surroundings."
"The food was fine, if not as good as it thought it was. Putting anything in inverted commas on a menu is always a risk - what exactly is it? - but fortunately the friendly waitress was on hand to translate. The restaurant itself is strangely lifeless and sterile considering it has only just opened. Perhaps it will improve once it gets into its stride?"
"Excellent SE Asian food that is all freshly prepared on the premises - unlike some similar chains... Friendly service and reasonable prices make this a top destination for lunch or dinner."
"How standards have slipped with the amateur food served in the Conservatory restaurant. Used to be so good (been coming here for yonks) but I suspect the chef has changed and not for the better. Such a shame!"
"Exceptional and stylish Indian. Distinguished for its splendid spicing. Dishes which you can try elsewhere taste better here because of the subtlety of the spicing."
"The friendly, cheerful and knowledgeable staff make you feel at home instantly - and the food! Novel, inventive, well prepared and VERY tasty."
"What a joke. You would think they would train the staff before they opened. Very expensive for what it is. Sheekey's need not worry."
"Despite undergoing considerable expansion, these modern chic restaurants retain the feel of a one off, which serving authentic Thai food prepared from scracth, on site by master chefs."
We all know the flapping, fluster and general furore that can precede planning a dinner party. Buying candles and napkins, checking you have enough champagne flutes and glasses, choosing the right wines to go with your menu – deciding on a menu in the first place. It is a complex and intricate business.
A menu must have balance and flow together like a well constructed piece of music. And, if you cook for your guests yourself, concern over their enjoyment of the meal will often eclipse your own, leaving you without the slightest desire to actually eat anything.
Of course you could always hire a caterer – but quality can be variable in the extreme. However, there is another option:
La Belle Assiette is an online private chef booking service which brings restaurant-standard cooking to your home, making entertaining guests easier and more enjoyable. It employs 180 UK-based professional chefs who will purchase ingredients, cook in your kitchen, serve each dish to you and clean up before leaving.
Launched in February 2012 by Stephen Leguillon and Giorgio Riccò, La Belle Assiette has created a new market in the food industry. The website is an online service where chefs can create their profiles; creating menus and updating them seasonally, setting their own availability and prices. On the chef profile you can also read about the chef, reviews from previous La Belle Assiette customers and browse photographs of their food.
With a community of over 600 private chefs across six countries (France, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg anf Germany) customers can book a chef through La Belle Assiette in advance, or up to 24-hours before the event for those last minute get-togethers. Menu prices start from just £35 pp.
Corporate services are also offered for fine dining business lunches and dinners, or casual team meals, in your company offices.
And Harden's readers can enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne when they book a La Belle Assiette private chef for a dinner party. Just use the code BUBBLESWITHHARDENS when booking.
How to book a private chef with La Belle Assiette:
How to book your private chef and the menu? It's easy!
1. Visit: labelleassiette.co.uk
2. Select the location, date and time for your event
3. Browse available menus from local chefs, you can filter them to suit your budget and cuisine preference
4. Once you found the perfect menu you can book securely online from 2+ people. If you haven't contact our team to customise your menu.
Terms & Conditions of champagne offer
- valid for 3 months
- no min booking required
- all over UK
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