“The feedback has been wondeful”

Good morning Nick, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for doing the catering at Chetnole for me on Monday.  The feedback I have had has been wonderful, the family were very pleased and I have even had someone come into the office for one of your cards, which apparently ran out at the wake. – Sherry

“Wonderful 4 course meal”

My husband and I (not royalty!) recently had a wonderful holiday with our family in Dorset to celebrate our Daughters 40th birthday. We had a local chef, Nick Holt  come in and cook for us. We had a wonderful 4 course meal! After canapes we began the meal with Lebanese Chicken , large bite-size pieces of chicken on a bed of spicy salad. For our main course we had sea bream with spinach , baby potatoes and vegetables; beautifully presented and tasting delicate! The dessert was sticky toffee pudding with a wonderful toffee sauce. It was all absolutely delicious and all the courses complemented one another! We all cleared our plates though I had a little trouble finishing my pudding! Some had lovely local cheese with port and others coffee and chocolates (home made). We were served by a young lady who set the table and waited on and cleared away. We were not rushed at any time, the whole evening was greatly enjoyed by all. Thanks to Nick Holt and his assistant! – Carol

“Mouthwatering menu”

Nick put on a mouthwatering menu for hubby’s 60th birthday bash. After initial discussion of what we would like, Nick came up with suggestions for suitable menu options and was happy to accommodate different dietary requirements and to cater for child/adult tastes in one meal. Admit to slight apprehension about someone else cooking in my kitchen, but from beginning to end, Nick took care of everything – I didn’t have to do a thing other than point him in the direction of the kitchen! He produced a delicious 3 course meal, which was beautifully presented and tasted delicious.  The main course of slow roasted lamb cooked on hay was very succulent and flavoursome. The kitchen was left spotless – and he washed up!! We can’t wait for another “occasion” to use him again! – Ann and Peter

South West Wedding Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce we have won South West Wedding Caterer of the Year 2017

The South West Wedding Awards are Devon and Cornwall’s premier people’s choice awards for weddings. The Awards recognise those businesses which exceed the expectations of their customers, who provide an outstanding service and who inspire their customers to actively and positively promote them.

For more information, visit www.wedding-awards.co.uk

We wish to thank all those who voted for us and look forward to providing our Award Winning Service throughout 2017 and beyond.

Raise the ‘bar’ at your event

There are many different options for your drinks service at any event and we at Dorset Fine Dining can help with this.

We have our own mobile bar that can be hired with staff and we also provide bar staff for your own bar.

Contact us for further details.

Pop-up Restaurant at Eweleaze Farm


Sample Menu

We are delighted to be opening our new pop-up restaurant at Eweleaze Farm, near Weymouth.

Choose from a great range of freshly prepared, locally-inspired dishes in wonderful surroundings of Eweleaze Farm.

Places are booking up fast – to reserve a table please call 01305 833690.



We offer a fantastic range of menus all using fresh and seasonal ingredients.  We are able to cater to any budget.  Don’t let our name make you question whether you are able to afford our services and do not think we are expensive.  We are Dorset Fine Dining because we offer fine food across the board, cooked with passion in our kitchen in the heart of the Dorset Countryside.  We are able to offer very relaxed and informal service as well as high end when needed.

We are discreet and professional.  We work with you from the start to finish, helping sort all the things which might cause a headache, from the food, venue, marquees, cutlery, crockery, glassware, decorations.  We cover it all, so you are able to relax and know things are being sorted for you.

Our pricing is very competitive and as mentioned earlier, are able to work to a budget you have set.

I am very creative and love to offer a different take on things and arrange statement pieces for your special day, such as bespoke canapé station with boat, fishing nets, seafood, driftwood or a dessert buffet with miniature desserts and retro sweets, just a couple of ideas.  Anything is possible.

Free tasting sessions are what we push for, it gives you a chance to try the food before committing, allowing for you to make changes and get things right for the special day.

After an initial quote its best to arrange a meeting so we can then go through the quote and rework it if necessary, so you are happy with everything.


Pop-up Restaurant in Dorset

We’re on the search for a suitable location in Dorset, where we we can provide our Dorset Fine Dining experience as a ‘pop-up restaurant’ on selected dates.

We provide a delicious menu, and you provide something to drink whilst sharing the experience with family, friends or colleagues.

If you know of any unique, quirky or untapped locations, we would be interested to hear from you.

Nick and the DFD Team

Private Chef Catering

Nick Holt – owner and Head Chef at Dorset Fine Dining can provide his skills, to produce a wide range of dishes for any occasion.

With over 20 years experience, Nicks career took off after being trained in classical French cuisine under the first British Chef to gain a Michelin Star with the Roux brothers at Le Poulbot in London. Since then, he has worked at a number of prestigious hotels in London and the South West, notably achieving two AA Rosettes at The Grange at Oborne, Dorset in 2009.

Covering the South of UK, Dorset Fine Dining are experts at catering for all kinds of occasions, from Weddings and Events to Dinner Parties.

For more information, please contact us.