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Delightful Dining offer personalised Wedding Catering, Party Catering and Business Catering to clients throughout Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and Middlesex. Based in Sunbury-on-Thames in Surrey, we are now in our 14th summer of catering for weddings but have been supplying Event Catering for Christenings, Canapé Reception Parties, Funerals and Office Catering since 1992.

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A
17 January 2020

Firstly thank you all for such a great party - everyone thought the food/team were terrific and it really allowed us to enjoy the our party

L
14 January 2020

We ordered Celia's Christmas lunch for the first time and what a treat! Everything was so easy to cook, and there was so much food. Dealing with Celia was a pleasure, and delivery was at the the time they said it would be, which really helps at that time of year. Absolutely delicious food and highly recommended. More...

N
13 January 2020

We ordered Celia’s Christmas delivery service for the first time in Dec 19. We were thrilled with the results! Great tasting food (Turkey Gravy received special compliments), quick and efficient to arrange. All round we couldn’t be happier. It really the stress out of what normally is a very stressful time of year cooking for 20. More...

A
13 January 2020

Was a little worried being Christmas Dinner but no need was beautifully prepared & easy to cook. Tasted delicious from starter to dessert highly recommended.

S
13 January 2020

Delightful Dining prepared and delivered my Christmas Dinner and it was such a pleasure doing business with them. Celia, who I dealt with, was able to address my every concern and adapted her menu to suit our individual needs. The food was tasty and plentiful and was delivered exactly on time as promised. I would not hesitate to use this catering company again and will willingly tell my friends of their great food and service. More...

S
10 January 2020

Delightful dining were fantastic to work with from start to finish. They ensured everything ran smoothly and nothing was too much trouble. The food wasn’t just delicious it was beautiful... and we had so many compliments to the chef. I cannot recommend them highly enough. More...

N
16 December 2019

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. More...

C
16 December 2019

Great communication and catering for all needs. Delicious food efficient service thank you

K
16 December 2019

We had a fantastic Christmas Party, thanks to Delightful Dining. The were a pleasure to work with and the food was delicious. The whole company can't stop talking about the event! Thanks for everything, and we look forward to working with you again in the future. More...

H
6 November 2019

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the food. It was lovely and we still have some left!!! Everyone commented on how lovely it was so thank you again.Many thanks,Mel

S
6 November 2019

We had a fantastic day and the catering was incredible! Everyone said the food and drink were flowing and the canapes were utterly delicious! Thank you for making the day go so smoothly.Many thanks More...

J
2 October 2019

Yummy hot food after our football zorbing activity! Also, the Brownies were delicious! Would highly recommend Delightful Dining :)

S
21 September 2019

Delightful Dining were our caterers for our wedding at Hampton Court House and from the very first conversation Celia and the team were professional, reassuring and reliable. We thought that the food on the day was amazing and we had so many brilliant comments from our guests too. Would highly recommend them as a wedding caterer! More...

O
7 September 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.

L
3 August 2019

Delightful Dining helped me with a Funeral Tea at very short notice. Celia took all the worry and stress away at such a sad time. The buffet food was to a very high standard and presented beautifully with china plates, teapots, cups saucers and linen. The team were very discreet and attentive taking plates away and tidying up, the venue was left immaculate. Celia and her staff were very attentive and professional serving the guests tea and coffee and everyone enjoyed and commented on how lovely the food was. I would have no hesitation in recommending her and her team. A class act. Thank you Celia. More...

A
29 July 2019

Celia provided exactly what we required, all very efficient and wonderful food.

C
25 July 2019

So much more than a great caterer. From the very start of our preparations to our wedding day Celia was full of creative suggestions on how to make the day run as smoothly as possible, and we were very glad we took her advice on board. We could not have been more pleased with our wedding, from the time the very first canape was served to when the dancing had finished and the last sausage roll consumed our guests were blown away by the quality of the food that Delightful Dining created. Celia is supported by a wonderful team of professionals who all went out of their way to make our wedding very special. We would not hesitate in recommending Delightful Dining for any event. May 2019. More...

K
17 July 2019

I cannot recommend this company enough. We have used 3 times in the last month and each time they provided an excellent service. Celia is the delightful in dining. Nothing is too much trouble and, as we are a school, the cost is fantastic value for money. We will be using again without hesitation. More...

V
30 June 2019

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! More...

C
30 June 2019

My husband and I married at Hampton Court House in June 2019, and it was truly the best day of our lives. We would like to extend wholehearted thanks to Celia and all of the Delightful Dining team for our catering, which went above and beyond expectations. Initially we chose Celia because of her flexibility and extensive knowledge of the venue – from our first meeting, she was warm and happy to share all of the insider info she had to help make our day extra special.Our next meeting at the tasting session certainly reaffirmed our decision…the only difficulty was choosing between the various delicious options she’d kindly provided, but when the day came we knew we’d made the right choice! We had infinite compliments from our guests on all aspects of the meal and evening service: from the canapés, main meal, trio of desserts and evening buffet through to the fantastic floor and bar staff who were all exceptional. They were friendly and efficient without being too intrusive, totally professional.We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Delightful Dining , and thank them once again for everything they contributed to giving us a day we will never forget. More...

J
9 June 2019

The Delightful Dining team recently catered for our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding at Hampton Court House.We’d just like to say thank you to Celia, Alex and the team for your hard work, wonderful service and delicious food! It was all so fresh and beautifully presented! There was such a range of canapés to start that we were spoilt for choice. The main meal and dessert were equally delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. All the guests were very complimentary and really enjoyed their meals.Celia and the team were so professional that nobody had any idea that they had a crisis on their hands in the morning, as they couldn’t access the food and equipment in their van. Despite this everything was calm and service was relaxed, friendly and utterly professional. They obviously had backup plans for unforeseen circumstances like this. It was a great credit to all the team. We would highly recommend them. Thank you so much. James and Kate More...

R
19 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 god send! It was so lovely as well to see your staff enjoying themselves as well, and that really did put a smile on Paul's and mine faces. Thank you again X More...

E
27 March 2019

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. More...

T
14 March 2019

Friendly, helpful but totally professional. Great, imaginative food and service at a sensible price - great value. Good people to work with on your event or party. Highly recommended!

J
13 September 2018

Dear Celia, many thanks to you & your team for everything on our wedding day. It was perfect ! Empty plates all round & everyone had a lovely time the food was great and your staff very efficient and accommodating! Lots of love Jen and Rory xx

G
29 August 2018

Celia, Alex and team did a wonderful job at our recent celebration. The food was fabulous, bar well organised & nothing was too much trouble for the Delightful Dining team. All our guests commented on how great the food was - thanks again! More...

J
29 August 2018

Delightful Dining prepared a cold buffet for a family birthday lunch in our garden on a very hot day this summer. They were very helpful and efficient. The food was delicious and beautifully presented with generous portions provided for 30 people. The cold meats in particular were of a very high quality - tender and full of flavour. The puddings too were a big hit! We particularly appreciated that they delivered the food just before we ate, keeping it cool! They provided all the crockery and cutlery and took it away to wash up - this was very much appreciated and of great value! We were very impressed with the food and the service and thank Celia and Alex very much. More...

J
29 August 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.Thanks to the Delightful Dining team! More...

R
30 July 2018

We used Delightful Dining for our Wedding in April 2018. In the lead up to the event Celia was so helpful in the planning, giving great advice from her experience of events and putting on a delicious tasting for us. On the big day itself Celia and all the team were superb with all our guests complimenting how fantastic the food was with matching service to keep the party going later. We couldn't recommend Celia and the team enough, thanks for making our big day so special! More...

N
23 July 2018

Amazing food and great to work with, would hivhly recommend

M
23 July 2018

We had the pleasure to working with Celia and her team on our most special day on November 5th 2016 for our wedding. On the lead up to the wedding, Delightful Dining was extremely helpful and flexible with regards to menu options, accommodated any special requests and offered advice on drink selections and amounts. On the day the food was superb with many of our guests commenting how delicious it was. Would not hesitate in recommending Delightful Dining for any occasion. Five stars from us. Allison and Marc More...

L
23 July 2018

Delightful Dining were the caterers for our wedding at Hampton Court House on 19 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 (a choice of antipasti or a trio of fish) to the main courses (a choice of either lamb or salmon) to the dessert (a trio of cheesecake, profiterole and fruit salad), 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 (e.g. a grandmother who requested chicken whilst at the top table… a request which was met within 10 minutes and was just as delicious as the other main courses!), the wedding breakfast was served perfectly and on time (mostly thanks to Celia’s input and exceptional timing recommendations!) 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; thank you so much for organising and executing our wedding reception so perfectly!
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S
23 July 2018

From the moment Delightful Dining arrived for our 50th Birthday event I felt in safe hands, they took full control allowing us time to have a very enjoyable evening with friends. They made planning for the event as simple as possible with some great dinner party guidance and menu recommendations. From the Canapés, starters, mains to the Desserts and cheese, each course was absolutely fantastic and very much enjoyed by everyone. Thank you so much for such a great evening Delightful Dining. More...

H
23 July 2018

Celia and her Delightful Dining team were absolutely fantastic and we couldn't thank them more for their services. From our first meeting with Celia, our food tasting (we wish we could have dinner at Celia's every week! ) and through to the day - everything was brilliant! We chose to have the carvery and the quality and amount of food to chose from is something guests still talk to me about 6 weeks later when we talk about the day. Thank you to Celia and her team - the bride that just wanted to throw the biggest party of her life did truly that! More...

K
23 July 2018

We hired Celia and her team to cater our wedding reception on June 23rd. Food is obviously very important at a wedding reception, and we considered many caterers from the beginning of the planning process. I'm so happy we ended up with Delightful Dining, as I don't think we could have hired anyone better. We received many compliments on how great the food was and how great the staff were. The canapés were delicious and the carvery buffet was wonderful. The potatoes are seriously the best. Celia was extremely efficient and very easy to work with and she really took on board our suggestions but also helped guide us with her knowledge and experience. We were really pleased with Delightful Dining and would absolutely recommend them to anyone who is hosting an event. More...

C
26 May 2018

Delightful Dining did the catering for our wedding. Celia was great to work with - open to new ideas; flexible and very personable. The staff on the day were brilliant and kept everything running smoothly. Most importantly, the food was delicious! We had so many comments in thank you letters to say how much people enjoyed it and that they would have happily paid to eat the food! More...

S
26 May 2018

Celia and her Delightful Dining team were absolutely fantastic and we couldn't thank them more for their services. From our first meeting with Celia, our food tasting (we wish we could have dinner at Celia's every week! ) and through to the day - everything was brilliant! We chose to have the carvery and the quality and amount of food to chose from is something guests still talk to me about 6 weeks later when we talk about the day. Thank you to Celia and her team - the bride that just wanted to throw the biggest party of her life did truly that! More...

K
26 May 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. If you are thinking of booking Delightful Dining for your event, then we would encourage you to do so. More...

D
26 May 2018

Celia and her team catered for our Diamond Wedding occasion. They worked with us from the beginning, suggesting many helpful ideas. Tables & 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. More...

L
12 March 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.

K
22 January 2018

Thank you so much to Delightful Dining for making our day so wonderful! Celia's correspondence in the lead up to the day was great and she answered all our many questions- even the annoying ones! On the day we didn't have to worry about a thing; which is exactly what we wanted. The food is still talked about by all our guests- especially the Lamb Rump. Thank you again. Best Wishes Kate & Matt Jones (Hampton Court House- 27th July 2017) More...

S
12 November 2017

Celia and her team catered for our wedding in August 2017 and it couldn't have been better. Delicious food, wonderfully presented and served - we received compliments from our guests for weeks afterwards. It was really easy to work with Celia to devise our menu and she couldn't have been more thoughtful as we rushed to get everything arranged last minute! Highly recommend. More...

S
26 September 2017

Celia was an absolute delight, and very easy to deal with. Food was perfect for what we needed. Will definitely use again.

Thank you Sarah

F
18 September 2017

We used Delightful Dining for our wedding at Hampton Court House in August 2017. Celia was really helpful in the build up to the day, had some great advice and knew the venue extremely well which helped with the planning. Celia also organised a tasting session for us, the best man and maid of honour, so we got to try all sorts of different food which was all lovely. We therefore knew what to expect on the day but we had several compliments from guests, many saying it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding, both in terms of quality and quantity! Really happy therefore with Delightful Dining and would happily recommend to a friend. More...

J
7 September 2017

Jamie and I had our wedding at Hampton court house Friday 1st of September 2017. 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 it service, yet we couldn't find one. Celia is the one person who you could dream of to run your wedding weddding. 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. Celia you are a credit to this company. Many thanks Nikola and Jamie More...

H
11 August 2017

Recently, Celia and her staff provided the catering for my wedding, roughly 75 adults and 9 children. In all honesty, I do not know how the day would have run without her. From start to finish, she was nothing but friendly, professional, organised and to the point. Clearly, she has been doing this for a number of years, and she has it down to a fine art.

I could gush about how wonderful and delicious the food was, or how stunning the evening buffet was, but the service provided was so much more than that. What really stood out for us was the care and attention to detail which went into the organisation. It meant that we were not stressed in the run up, as she had already dealt with most issues. On the day, the whole system ran like a well oiled machine. Her staff were incredibly helpful and went above and beyond expectations for us.

Honestly, I could not fully do justice to Delightful Dining, they made our day a true success.
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N
11 July 2017

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! More...

S
8 July 2017

The service at our son's wedding on 1st July was excellent, attention to detail was exemplary. The food was superb and of the highest standard. Thank you Heidi and your team, you were all brilliant. More...

H
2 July 2017

Celia and the team catered for our wedding at the beginning of March and the service and quality received before, during and after the day was nothing short of flawless. Going far beyond the 'call of duty', all the effort and support made the day run like clockwork, we were extremely great full for that. We would highly recommend Celia and the team for any event, especially wedding. Reproducing the food to the same exceptional standard as per the taster for 100 guests was truly sensational.

There were several compliments form our guests about the food (many of which are self confessed foodies). The varying starters and mains prepared and cooked to perfection with such generous portions put a smile on all our guests faces.

Please pass on our gratitude for the day to everyone that helped to make it so perfect.
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A
28 June 2017

As usual the catering for our group at Ascot was fab...roll on next year many thanks Celia

A
25 June 2017

When looking for a caterer for my 60th Birthday party, i decided to stick with Celia, who had catered our daughter's wedding 2 years previously and done a brilliant job. I know am really fussy as I do a lot of very high-end entertaining with my job, but Celia didn't let me down. She was also really helpful on recommending on line resources to look for other items such as a stretch tent. On the day, everything went smoothly and the team that Celia brought with her to serve food and drinks were friendly, helpful and efficient. Celia's food made the evening into one that I could relax and enjoy to the full. I will use Celia again without hesitation. More...

M
25 June 2017

Celia and Delightful Dining managed the food and evening bar at at our wedding at Hampton Court House. We could not recommend them highly enough. Celia was extremely helpful from start to finish and was more than happy to spend more time with us to guide us through all the things we needed to do such as timings, cake decoration, food choices, food and drink quantities etc...The food was beautiful, filling and served very professionally and we received so many compliments from our guests. Celia is down to earth and a pleasure to work with. Our guests also appreciated how friendly and fun all the staff were and felt that the team take pride and pleasure in what they do. More...

E
24 June 2017

Using Delightful Dining for our wedding was an excellent decision, everything went so smoothly and the food was delicious. Everyone told us how much they loved it - in particular the potatoes!

All the staff were really friendly and helpful and efficient. Celia's help in the run up to the wedding was invaluable and we really
appreciated her wisdom! We'd highly recommend Delightful Dining.
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H
17 June 2017

Many thanks for the excellent food and service for my 50th birthday you provided last Saturday. Everyone commented on the excellent service you provided. We will be in touch very soon I hope . Hugh and Julie More...

A
14 June 2017

Hi Celia,

Just wanted to say a quick thank you by email before we get around to sending our letters,
We were absolutely delighted with how everything went, you were absolutely brilliant, the food was outstanding, and your staff were simply amazing! ! So attentive and discreet, everyone has asked us who we used so we have recommended you to everyone, it wasn't an easy task! Especially with the space and the electrics!!!!!! But you smashed it!

We will def be google reviewing as well ????????

Thanks again

The new Mr & Mrs Sweetapple!!
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A
11 June 2009

Celia & Alex,

Many thanks for all your help both before and on the day.Everyone enjoyed the food and service all day from the canapes to the bacon sandwiches everything was perfect.
Best wishes,
Mr&Mrs Budd !!!

A
8 June 2009

Dear Celia and Alex,

My Husband and I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and effort you put into our wedding, making it such an amazing day for us and all of our guests. ...You went above and beyond what was expected and will always be grateful for that.The food was outstanding ...just amazing.

Thank you again,

All our love, Mr and Mrs Gaines
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