Testimonials

Delightful Dining have been providing marquee and event catering for weddings, funerals, parties, corporate events and office lunches for many years. The following testimonials from our clients show our passion for catering.


“We’ve had a Friday night takeaway before but last night’s was just amazing, thank you so much!”
Kate
Friday Night Takeaway – January 2021

“We were lucky enough to have Celia catering our wedding in 2017 and the food was phenomenal! More recently we ordered a special meal for my husbands 40th at home and once again we enjoyed 3 delicious courses including pate, confit of duck, pavlova and sticky toffee pudding. It was fantastic. We highly recommend Delightful Dining!”
Rosanna
Special Meal at Home – September 2020

“We had afternoon tea today and it was DELICIOUS! Plenty of lovely, fresh food – sandwiches, yummy sausage rolls, scones (with no fruit – my favourite!!!!) and lovely light lemon cake. Delivery at a time to suit I would highly recommend!!! Thank you Celia.”
Catherine
Delivered Afternoon Tea – June 2020

“Amazing service and food from Delightful Dining! Delivered an afternoon tea as a surprise treat to my nan. Lovely company.”
Emma
Delivered Afternoon Tea – May 2020

“Lovely afternoon tea delivered (professionally and safely), wonderful service throughout and the food was fresh and delicious. Would highly recommend. Thank you Celia and team.”
Jo
Delivered Afternoon Tea – May 2020

“Thank you all for such a great party. Everyone thought the food and team were terrific and it really allowed us to enjoy our party.”
Anna
January 2020 – Party Catering

“We ordered Celia’s Christmas delivery service for the first time in December 2019. We were thrilled with the results! Great tasting food, quick and efficient to arrange. All round we couldn’t be happier. It really took the stress out of what is normally a very stressful time of year cooking for 20.”
Natalie
December 2019 – Delivered Christmas Dinner

“I have used Delightful Dining several times. Each time Celia has adapted the menu to suit the occasion. She goes above and beyond to make each event a success. The food was absolutely fantastic, freshly made and beautifully presented! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Celia and her team for any occasion.”
Nicky
December 2019

“So nice to meet Celia tonight for our wedding tasting. The food was incredible, and exactly what we were hoping for. We can’t wait for our guests to enjoy the food next year at Hampton Court House.”
Oliver
September 2019 – Wedding Tasting

“Just a quick note to say thank you so much for Saturday and helping us plan the wedding! The food was absolutely delicious and tasted exactly the same as our tasting. Special thank you as well to your team, in particular Hugo and the chefs that helped out with the sinking cake. Everyone was great! All the guests also commented on how good the food was and how smoothly everything went, so thank you again.”
Charlie & Charlotte
August 2019 – Hampton Court House Wedding

“THANK YOU to you, Alex and your team. We honestly could not have asked for better food or service and it really made our day! I have lost count of the number of people who contacted me after the wedding to let me know how much they loved the food, the lamb and those creamy potatoes which were a real hit! Please also pass my thanks on to the bar staff, they really knew what they were doing! I genuinely don’t have the words to express our thanks, everything just ran so smoothly. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you in the future to anyone who needs a caterer.”
Millie
July 2019 – Marquee Wedding in Egham

“Celia was really great from the very beginning. After a few questions in our first meeting, she nailed exactly what we wanted on the menu. She was very helpful with offering tips for the format of our day as she is so familiar with Hampton Court House. Our tasting evening was fantastic, we bought both sets of parents along. The food from start to finish was incredible and all our guests said the same. Celia was really accommodating planning our menu around vegan, gluten free and nut free requirements and suggested a really good mix of canapés. The meaty main (lamb) was absolutely fantastic, cooking it pink for so many guests (120!) must’ve been a real feat but Delightful Dining certainly pulled it off. We had many comments that the veggie curry was packed with flavour and all the sharing salads were really tasty. The timings all went to plan which was really important for us as we wanted the party to start early!!
Ingrid & Ian
May 2019 – Hampton Court House, East Mosley

“From Simone and I a big, big thank you for supplying the catering at our wedding on Sunday. We had an amazing day which would not have been possible without the support of Delightful Dining. The food, the drinks, the service, the set up, all were executed to the very highest standards. We also really appreciated all of your advice on the format of the day which ran very smoothly as a result of your input. Please pass on our thanks to all of your team, they were fantastic. Thanks again.”
Chris & Simone
May 2019 – Hampton Court House, East Mosley

Hampton Court House for Weddings

“What a fabulous wedding day we had and thank you to Celia and the Delightful Dining for making it all possible. Celia was so helpful throughout, from the planning to the execution. The food was all delicious and our guests said how wonderful it was. We only discovered afterwards that there had been some technical issues on the day, but we really had no idea and the team were so professional and everything ran smoothly. I couldn’t recommend Delightful Dining more highly for your wedding catering. Thank you Celia and the Delightful Dining team for all your hard work to make our big day so perfect!”
Victoria H.
May 2019 – Hampton Court House, East Moseley

“So sorry have been meaning to email, difficult trying to find the words to give thanks to what was undoubtable, the best day of our lives. So thank you so much to you and all of your team who contributed towards making that happen. We’ve had SUCH amazing feedback on the catering from the main meal, evening food through to the bar service. There was one guy in particular who everybody adored…I’m sure he said he’d been working with you for over 10 years. We’ll be sure to leave those reviews as Kieran says…trying to find the next excuse to work with you again.”
Much love, from the new Mr and Mrs A. xxxx xxxx
May 2019

“Paul and I wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. The food was absolutely incredible, and we had so many wonderful comments on not only your food but the service and staff as well. The potatoes were divine! And the chicken and pesto sauce went perfectly together! Paul was quite nervous ahead of his speech so he didn’t manage to finish his brownie.but I had no problem polishing it off for him 🙂 and the bacon butties in the evening were a godsend! It was so lovely as well to see your staff enjoying themselves, and that really did put a smile on our faces.”
Rebecca
May 2019

“My wife and I recently chose Delightful Dining for our wedding, and really could not have been happier with our choice. Celia and her team were amazing from start to finish, and worked tirelessly on the day to make sure that everything was perfect. The quality of the food was amazing, and Celia was always on hand to answer all of our questions before the big day itself. She was also incredibly reassuring when it looked like we might be having to hold the wedding in a field (long story…) and told us that, no matter what, she would make it work! We would wholeheartedly recommend Celia for any event!”
Aymeric & Natasha
May 2019 – Kingston County Hall, Kingston upon Thames

“Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your staff for what was a fantastic evening. They were all very professionally and extremely courteous throughout the evening. Even when I threw in a few last minute changes they dealt with them extremely efficiently helping the evening to run seamlessly. I will not be here for the next Endeavour Dinner but I will ensure that the Squadron is aware that you come highly recommended should we need catering for future events.”
Tony 
May 2019 – Kingston County Hall

“Thank you so much for your hard work today. What a wonderful spread which not only looked fantastic but it also tasted great. You had everything under control and made it all go so smoothly. It was so reassuring for Karen and I so we could mingle and not have to worry. You and your staff were so attentive, tidy and a credit to your company.”
Julie
Funeral Catering – York House, Twickenham

“Thank you for the marvellous food and service on Saturday. So many good comments. Your help with the bar was invaluable. You really made the evening tick sand everyone seemed to have a great time. I won’t hesitate to recommend!”
Tim
Hinchley Wood, Claygate, Surrey – March 2019

“Honestly Celia, you made it all so easy and were simply marvellous. The food was truly delicious and I think the evening went really well, thanks to you of course. So thank you so much Celia you were just brilliant and we are so grateful to you for making it such a success. Life is so much easier when dealing with professional teams like you and Bernice! All the best and until the next time!

The feedback from everyone was:

  • Food was just delicious and plentiful
  • The hot food was perfectly hot
  • You and your staff were completely professional
  • Your staff were also attentive, helpful and charming
  • The wonderful Hugo was a big hit with my friend whose husband has dementia and shouldn’t drink so identified him and kept him at bay all night with non alcoholic drinks
  • Non alcoholic Prosecco Cocktails a big hit
  • Nothing could have been better and they all want your details!

Loveday and Ed
Kingston County Court, Surrey – March 2019

“I just wanted to thank you very much for the funeral buffet you did for me last Friday. As always it was perfect.”
Janet
Funeral catering in Lightwater, Surrey

“Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say an enormous thank you for making our day so special. We have had so many compliments from our guests saying that it was the best wedding food they have ever had and we can not thank you enough. It was truly delicious. Everything ran so smoothly and aside from having one too many Smirnoff Ice, we had the greatest day imaginable. You were a dream to work with and we’re so grateful to yourself and your team for making it happen.”
Roz
Wedding Catering – October 2018

“Highly recommended caterers, I used Delightful Dining for an event at work for 70 people and the catering was fantastic, the service and staff were very friendly and helpful throughout. The food was outstanding. The process from initial contact right through to the night itself ran smoothly and we will definitely be using them again. I cannot recommend this business enough.”
Jennie
Event Catering – October 2018

“A month seems to have passed so quickly since we got married. Belatedly, I need to thank you for your large part in making our day so wonderful. Pretty much everything went perfectly and we enjoyed every single minute of the day. Our guests were very complimentary of the food, and for us, it was a pleasure working with you, Alex, Hugo and the rest of the team to get what we wanted and to see it all come together so smoothly on the day.”
Stuart & Tuuli
Wedding Catering – October 2018

“A really big thank you for catering for us, everyone has sent comments about how fabulous the food was. I hope we have the pleasure of your cooking again sometime in the future.”
Alison & Doug
Catering – August 2018

“Celia and Alex absolutely made our wedding in June. From the first meeting Celia was full of good ideas and helped to guide us through the crazy wedding planning process. We didn’t use a traditional venue so required a lot of extra input, delightful dining thought of and dealt with things we hadn’t even considered and we can’t thank them enough. Celia created the most incredible menu which Alex and his team executed perfectly on the day, they worked tirelessly in a little tent attached to our marquee on one of the hottest days of the year and our guests still haven’t stopped talking about the amazing, unique food! They guided us in our DIY bar, which they ran with big smiles all through the evening and really made our vision for the day come to life! We cannot recommend them enough and will definitely use them in the future for all our catering needs.”
Ellie
Wedding Catering – Shepperton – June 2018

“Celia and her team catered for our Diamond Wedding occasion. They worked with us from the beginning, suggesting many helpful ideas. Tables and chairs were ordered in, our colour scheme was followed and the meal itself was excellent. It was served hot from a relatively small kitchen. We and our guests were most impressed. The hired hall was left immaculate. We have very happy memories and are grateful for the professionalism shown throughout.”
David
Diamond Wedding Catering – Hampton Court House, East Mosley – April 2018

“Delightful Dining made our Golden Wedding Anniversary lunch a very special occasion. Celia produced and served a delicious meal which was greatly enjoyed by all ages.”
Liz
Golden Wedding Anniversary Marquee Catering – Thames Ditton – March 2018

“We have used Delightful Dining 3 times now for different types of party and on each occasion the food and service have been impeccable. One was a dinner party for 20 people for our 50th birthdays, then we had a buffet for a family party for 20 and, most recently, a party for 50 for our daughter’s 18th.  Celia was exceptionally helpful and took time to understand our events, made excellent menu recommendations but also listened to our opinions. I would not hesitate to recommend Delightful Dining and will definitely be using them for future parties.”
Kingsley
50th Birthday Party, Family Party of 20, and 18th Birthday Party Catering – Walton upon Thames – January 2018

“We cannot rate Celia, Alex and Delightful Dining highly enough. They provided the catering and bar service for our wedding in November 2017. Not only was the food and service on our wedding day superb, but Celia’s guidance and advice in the lead up to the big day was invaluable. She was honest about what would and would not work, and provided us with helpful and thoughtful suggestions about the catering, and other aspects of the wedding. The tables were set beautifully, and their staff were professional and courteous throughout the day. We had a number of comments from our guests about how fabulous (and plentiful) the food was.”
Kate
Wedding Catering – The Landmark Arts Center, Teddington – November 2017

“Jamie and I had our wedding at Hampton Court House in September. Celia and her team catered for our 105 guests who we were both worried about pleasing. Being Greek / Italian we really wanted our guests to enjoy the food and feel at ease. We couldn’t fault this catering company one bit. Both working in the customer service industry, it’s easy to pick faults in service yet we couldn’t find one. Celia is the one person who you could dream of to run your wedding wedding. She is efficient, fast and most importantly LISTENS!! Our guests, all 105 of them, complemented how amazing the food was and wholesome it was over and over again! We can’t recommend Delightful Dining enough. Thank you so much for making our day run smoothly with your fun, friendly and efficient team.”
Nikola
Wedding Catering – Hampton Court House, East Mosley – September 2017

Testimonials

“Delightful Dining catered for my son’s 21st birthday party. From the delicious canapés at the start of the evening to the final pudding course at the end of the dinner it was superb. The food was outstanding, how they managed to produce such an excellent meal in such basic facilities – a small catering section of a marquee – was a marvel. Everything was cooked to perfection, and the main course of duck had many of our guests commenting on it – it was perfectly crispy on the the outside and tender on the inside, just wonderful! The staff were excellent and seemed to do everything effortlessly and they coped so well with everything. Alex and his team did a great job!”
Nicky
21st Birthday Party Marquee Catering – Walton upon Thames

“Delightful Dining have just provided us with a cold buffet for my husband’s big birthday party and WHAT a buffet! The salmon and homemade mayonnaise, the pink slices of beef and some of the best vegetarian dishes I’ve had in a long time… I could go on and on. Really, everything was so delicious and the portions were so generous, the delivery so prompt (as was the amazing pick-up of dirty dishes the following day), the whole thing was worth every penny. Thoroughly recommended!”
Claire & Ian from East Molesey
Birthday Party Catering – May 2017

“Both Jake and I wanted to send a message of thanks for doing such a superb job of catering our wedding. We had such a brilliant day and so many of our guests commented on how tasty the food was. We thought it was all absolutely delicious and your staff were so professional too. The evening food also seemed to go down a storm as I wasn’t quick enough to get any – not even a pickled onion ;–) Jake wanted to also send a special thank you for allowing him to have a lamb shank AND a nut roast on the same plate. Thanks again for everything, you’ve been so great to work with from the start and we were so happy with how everything went.xx”
Sarah & Jake
Wedding Catering at Hampton Court House – February 2017

“Delightful Dining were the caterers for our wedding at Hampton Court House in November 2016 and my husband and I don’t know where to start with feedback! The first thing we would say is that the food was absolutely incredible and the comments we each received from guests matched our thoughts entirely. As one of our ‘seasoned’ wedding guests commented: “I have been to many weddings in my time and I judge every wedding by my stomach; and yours beats them all”. Everything from the canapes, to the starter to the main courses to the dessert, everything was scrumptious! The evening food was just as fabulous and beautifully presented. The other important thing to say is that Celia and her team could not have been more brilliant on the day: our guests’ glasses were always topped up, last-minute menu changes were handled magically, the wedding breakfast was served perfectly and on time and the evening bar was manned with a great level of professionalism in the face of some rather well oiled wedding guests! Finally, Celia is beyond a caterer; we had been told that weddings can be rather stressful occasions to organise and ours was no exception. Celia is absolutely the person you want at your side helping you through it. She is down-to-earth and handled every hiccup we presented her with along the way in such a lovely down-to-earth, calm and kind way we could not have done it without her. We cannot recommend Celia and Delightful Dining highly enough.”
Lizzie & Tom
Wedding Catering at Hampton Court House – November 2016

“We cannot thank you and your excellent team enough for the hard work and effort that went into catering our wedding. The food was sublime, and we’ve had several comments on the quality (and quantity!) that was provided for our day; with some saying it was the best catered event, not just wedding, that they had experienced. It was clear from our first meeting that you are experienced, respected in the catering industry and dedicated to each booking you make; you were honest with your opinion on our choices, but also open to any requests / ideas that we had. It is also clear that the staff that you hire enjoy working for you; we have received so many compliments on the cheery disposition of your serving staff, who were always smiling and no request was too small or big for them. But you weren’t just our “caterers”; you offered such great counsel on all aspects of our day, and you became our go to person for advice. The help you offered us with our logistical nightmare the day was greatly appreciated, you went above and beyond to help solve an error that wasn’t yours, and it will not be forgotten. By the time the day came round, it felt as though our friend was with us, cheering us along! To anyone who reads this – if you’re swaying on who to book for your event then I cannot recommend Celia and Delightful Dining enough. You don’t just get exceptional food; you get 20 years of experience, a team that clearly love that what they do and respect their founder, and a lady who makes you feel like your booking is the only thing in the world.”
Carly and Tom
Wedding Catering – September 2016

“We just wanted to say the hugest thank you to you for all of your hard work last weekend. The food was beyond perfect, we’ve heard nothing but praise and so many of our guests said they’d never had a wedding breakfast quite like it – fancy restaurant standards! You went to so much effort to ensure everything was perfect for us and your staff were nothing but attentive, a number of friends and family also commented.”
Charlotte and Josh
York House Wedding – August 2016

“Thanks again to Celia and the rest of the Delightful Dining team for the delicious food and excellent service!”
Rob
Party Catering in Sunbury – August 2016

“June and all the family would just like to thank you for the lovely food for June’s lunch. The guests ate nearly all of it – which speaks for itself! It all contributed to a very lovely day.”
Melanie
Delivered cold buffet – May 2016

“Thank you for the wonderful food and staff you provided to us today, mum would have approved! Your efforts were much appreciated by us all on what was a very tough day.”
Funeral wake catering – March 2016

Blinis with smoked salmon

“Celia and her team were with us the whole way through our wedding planning and helped us put together a wonderful bespoke 3 course dinner for 150 people, plus canapes and drink service. Each dish was fantastic and different guests took time to individually praise every one of the dishes, which was no less than they deserved. The team were fabulously well organised, kept to perfect time, and were relaxed and completely professional, which really helped keep the stress levels down!”
Simon D
Wedding Catering at Land Mark Arts Centre – August 2015

“Delightful Dining were recommended to us by a friend and we definitely weren’t disappointed. Celia goes about her business in the most professional way and has tonnes of experience when it comes to weddings, so you’re definitely in good hands! She helped us immensely with all of the planning, giving us recommendations on what to do/what not to do on the day, which was very valuable! It was also really was great to have someone as capable as her in charge of the day, it really helps put your mind at ease. And above all, the food is AMAZING! Everyone commented on how good our canapes and dinner was, which was really important to us. They are a great company to work with and one I would highly recommend if you’re looking for a friendly, reliable and talented caterer.”
Nicola R.
August 2015

“I would like to say how impressed we were with Celia and Delightful Dining. To put things in context – Celia wasn’t on our wedding venue’s list of in-house caterers, so the venue insisted on charging us a further £1500 sur-charge for Celia to use their kitchen – and it was money well spent! We originally contacted half a dozen caterers but it was apparent very quickly that Celia had absolutely everything we were looking for. Celia has a very friendly and calming approach and understands perfectly how stressful weddings can be. She put us at ease very quickly and her confidence in managing our wedding catering was unequivocal. Celia could accommodate any budget and any type of food we wanted for our wedding from all the canapés and fizz to the 4 courses we had. When Celia came to our house to cook our menu choices for us – we knew there and then that we had to hire her. We had confit of duck, lamb rump and salmon as a choice of main and everybody at the wedding thought it was one of they best meals they ever had. Cooked to perfection. But it wasn’t just the food – it was the whole dining experience with Celia’s fantastic staff. They took all the pressure away and the day was perfect.”
Paul
Wedding Catering – June 2015

“I initially booked Delightful Dining because I had been so impressed with the food and service at my Sister’s wedding a couple of years previous which Celia had catered for. Second time around and again, did not disappoint! Celia went above and beyond, thought of every little detail so that I didn’t have to and personalised her usual wedding menu so that we could enjoy our favourite dessert on our special day. Celia’s food is utterly delicious and best of all you get great sized portions of it to enjoy! Top restaurant quality, despite cooking for a huge group in a catering tent conditions. The waiting and bar staff were all helpful, polite and professional too. I would highly recommend Delightful Dining to anyone looking for great food for their wedding or function. 5 star!”
Lauren H
Wedding Catering – November 2014

“Delightful Dining absolutely sums up the offering! With a bride who works in the drinks industry and as a couple, two people who love to cook amazing food, Celia had her work cut out. Not that you would have known it, she was a wonder to deal with from start to finish. Our pre-wedding tasting (delivered in thick snow) had proved that we had made a good choice. We loved the delicious dishes and “family style” serving suggestion to give our guests a huge choice and sticking to our budget. On the Big Day Celia was super organised, and everything was spot-on the mark, from the linens, to the team, to the wonderful food on our plates. Celia certainly runs a tight ship and we were actually ahead of schedule thanks to her incredible organisation! She has such a genuinely likeable nature that I can see why the venue rates her so highly. She devised a menu especially for us, not forgetting yummy food for the children, and tweaking everything to our exact requests. We have memories of one amazing wedding banquet.”
Natasha
Wedding Catering

“We just wanted to take this opportunity to say an enormous thank you for making our day so fantastic. We were absolutely blown away by just how brilliant everything that you did for us was. You truly are an incredibly talented couple. The quality of your work is truly stunning and the standard of your food was just first class. The food from the canapés, to wedding breakfast to evening buffet was the best food we have ever had at any wedding, ever. We were so over the moon – so many guests told us the very same thing and our friends and family are still talking about how wonderful the food was.”
Alison & Andrew
Wedding Catering – Guildford , Surrey

“Rachel and I wanted to express our thanks for the wonderful catering you provided on our wedding day. The food was of a quality you’d expect from a top restaurant, but from a small kitchen. We’d also like to say a big thank you to the waiting staff. They were so efficient they always made sure there was wine on the tables and champagne in our glasses, yet they were so discreet we hardly even noticed them.”
Adam & Rachel
Wedding Catering – Hampton, Greater London

“The service by your team was superb, 120 guests and not one had an empty glass all day! The waiting staff were all friendly, polite and exceptionally efficient – it was easy to forget they were there until suddenly you realised your glass had been filled again. Our guests were commenting all evening (and the following day) on the quality of both the food and the service – clearly a job well done! Thank you to you all for making what could have been a thoroughly stressful day the best day of our lives, there was not a single thing that we would wish to change about what what you did for us, we couldn’t fault it.”
Mr & Mrs L.
Wedding Catering – Woking, Surrey

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