Well Christmas is nearly here and gifts and ideas are on everyone’s mind, so how about book your friend, partner, or family member a cookery lesson or group of lessons covering a wide range of topics which can be arranged and discussed before they book, we will send you a gift card and box of homemade chocolate truffles with every gift purchased and 10% off any group booking for private dining, valid for 12 months.  We are also offering to cook your Christmas dinner and deliver it free of charge on Christmas eve ready to heat the next day, to include a choice of starters, main course turkey with all the trimmings and a selection of seasonal vegetables or a vegetarian Wellington option and then a selection of desserts, cheese and port are also available.  All I ask is that every member of the party makes the same choice, however all dietary requirements are catered for separately.  The price for this service is upon a enquiry as the chosen menus vary.  Lastly I am still free to fully cater on Christmas Day along with waiting staff, should you be interested please contact me.



We are offering exiting menus, fantastic food, great service and at a really great price to beat our closet competitors.  Dorset Fine Dining gives you a wedding to remember for all the right reasons.  We take great pride in everything we do and with our new production kitchen up and running large numbers are not an issue, we are able to cater for anything from 2 to 500 people which we recently did at the Grosvenor House Hotel Park Lane, a challenge yes!  But a real buzz I loved every minute of it.

We cater for civil ceremonies and large Indian Weddings as well as lots of other events and parties, we are able to cover all over the UK if necessary, bringing our skill, fantastic Dorset produce and friendly staff to your event or function.  Let us take the strain out of the organisation as we guide you if necessary and work with you to bring you the special day you were after without the stress normally involved!!!

For a truly unique and bespoke wedding give Nick a ring, we have so many ideas and love to come up with different and original ideas, making your special day truly amazing.  We use techniques and presentation ideas no other cater has, giving us the edge in being able to offer a lot more, but at no extra cost.

New BBQ Menu for 2014

We have updated our BBQ sample menu for next year, with orders now being taken for Weddings, Civil Ceremonies, Parties, Corporate Events and more in 2014.


  • Local beef burgers
  • Pork sausages
  • Burgers
  • Scallop and chorizo skewers
  • Teriyaki pork and courgette skewers
  • Mediterranean vegetable skewers
  • Marinated lamb skewers
  • Chicken and rosemary skewers
  • Chicken, sage and onion skewers
  • Surf and turf skewers
  • Asian spiced lamb patties
  • Pulled pork
  • Smoked duck and apple skewers
  • Smoked chicken and apple skewers
  • Rosemary and lemon monkfish
  • Sesame, ginger and basil salmon
  • Mussels buried under pine 
  • Salmon cooked on pine
  • Mussels and herb butter
  • Chorizo and red wine parcels
  • Shallot and lime tuna steaks
  • Ribeye steak
  • Lamb cutlets


  • Jacket potatoes cooked in the embers
  • Corn on the cob
  • Grilled and marinated aubergine
  • Watercress, rocket and radicchio
  • Roasted Mediterranean vegetables in foil
  • Grilled fruit skewers, sweetened mascarpone
  • Other salads are available upon request or please look at current BBQ menu for ideas 


  • Chickpea falafels, sour cream, spicy tomato salsa
  • Goats cheese and apple brick

Why not have a canapé or finger buffet style bbq!? Miniature skewers from 3 skewers per person to around 6for a more substantial meal. Each comes with a teriyaki dipping sauce and a couple of sides.

Beef, chicken, duck or prawn, salmon and scallop

Click here to contact us about placing an order from our BBQ menu for your event or party

Complete Catering Service

Well we are focusing on next years weddings, civil ceremonies and functions, coming up with new ideas and concepts to offer. We are undoubtedly one of the top caterers in the South West offering fantastic food, great ideas and all at a very competitive price to match if not beat our rivals.  With over 20 years in high end catering I am able to offer a truly memorable experience using friendly highly trained front of house staff we will make your day or event one to remember for all the right reasons.  We have a production kitchen just on the outskirts of Sherborne which you are welcome to visit at a mutually convenient time, we also offer a free wedding tasting of your chosen menu, allowing tweaks should you want them.  We cover the whole of the South West all the way up to London, where we also do a lot of corporate events.

Contact me directly on 07525667687 or via email on and we can go through your enquiry and send out a quote within 48 hours, I can also travel and meet up with you to discuss requirements.

All of us at Dorset Fine Dining have the same passion for fantastic food and service and work with you.  Why not book me for your hen party where together we cook up a meal to remember , it’s a bit of fun without any of the clearing up as myself and my team take care of that whilst you eat your chosen meal…

From a buffet, finger food to fish and chips, sausage and mash or a high end bespoke dining experience we are the caterers for you, we look at different ways of serving to give the wow factor to your guests at no extra charge.

Nick 07525667687

What’s going on at Dorset fine dining!!

Well since my last post the HQ of Dorset Fine Dining has been completed at Manor Farm yard giving me a lot more space to work in, allowing me to push the business forward in preparation for next year.  Offering catering for civil ceremonies as well as weddings we are positive next year will be a very good year, we have a supper clubs on the list as well as special events throughout the year.  With new menus almost finished for wedding and civil ceremonies as well as dinner parties and events of all kinds for next year things are already looking good.  We have just finished a wedding at the a victorian Barn near Sturminster Newton, everyone was very happy with the food and service and it was a pleasure to cater for them, big congratulations to the happy couple.  Prices are very competitive and quotes give an all inclusive price per head, so there are no nasty surprises after the event.

We are producing assorted terrines this year ready for Christmas and will be selling them at several different outlets in and around Dorset, they are all handmade and contain only natural ingredients.  A great treat for you and the family at Christmas, I used to make them for Selfridges so be assured of the very high standard of local produce going into each and every one, please email for more information.

Until next time.. Happy Cooking 🙂

Professional Catering at Christmas

Christmas Catering from Dorset Fine Dining

Take a look at our sample 2013 Christmas Menu below, ideal for entertaining family our friends in the run up to (or even on, Christmas day!)

All of our outside catering menus our professionally prepared, using fresh ingredients – locally sourced whenever possible.

To start

  • Warm Capricorn goats cheese and sweet red pepper tart, leaves, flowers, raspberry vinegar dressing 
  • Homemade Local pork and seasonal game terrine, ale chutney, toasted brioche
  • Fresh salmon and prawn terrine, lemon dressing, crisp bread
  • Jerusalem artichoke soup, flowers and herbs

To follow

  • Slow Roasted free range belly pork, apple, crackling, red wine sauce
  • Fillets of plaice, champagne sauce, baby cucumbers
  • Pan fried turkey breast fillet, sausage and bacon, bread sauce, stuffing, roasties and rich gravy
  • Squash, potato and pesto pithivier with Somerset feta cheese

All the above served with a selection of seasonal vegetables and creamed potato unless otherwise stated

To finish

  • Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
  • Chocolate delice, black cherry textures, white chocolate crumble
  • Vanilla creme brûlée 
  • Selection of local cheeses, biscuits, fruit and fig jelly
  • Coffee and mince pies


A separate Christmas Day menu is available upon request.

Read more on our Dinner Party Catering service »

If you would like to enquire about ordering the above menu for your dinner party or special occasion, please contact us.

Dorset wedding

Well only five more days until my last Dorset wedding of the season.  The couple have chosen slow roasted shoulder of pork with local apple juice and herbs, selection of salads, apple sauce, crackling, followed by a buffet of miniature desserts to include crumbles, fresh fruit, brûlée and a few retro sweets to set it off.  A big thanks to food stuff for the fantastic miniature pots and spoons etc i will be using.  Then finally a buffet of local cheeses, crackers, bread and fruit to run along side a bar dedicated to local beers, ciders and wines.

This will be a great day and hopefully weather will will be on their side.

Looking forward to next years weddings, parties and events, I have a few lined up and things are looking great, my production kitchen is now finished just outside of Sherborne allowing myself and my business partner Howard Lloyd great versatility and with the use of a kitchen in central London we are able to cover weddings and functions all over the south west and London inclusive.

Forde Abbey

Well we had a great weekend last week a wedding at Forde Abbey all went really well and the bride and groom loved it.  I wish them all the best and congratulate them both on their marriage,look forward to catching up after they are back from their honeymoon.  The week before we held a bbq at Hayling Island for 80 pax and all went really well there and the weather was on our side.

pop up restaurants

Well these seem to be all the rage at present so i thought why not!  i will soon be holding pop up restaurant evenings in Dorset at a variety of venues.  i will be using local Artisan suppliers produce and creating a menu entitled a Taste of Dorset, it will be a set menu which will showcase the fantastic produce we have in and around the local area.  If you know of anyone who maybe interested in having their produce showcased and in return a free meal or fancy coming along please get in touch.  It will be a great night and you can bring along your own alcohol, non alcoholic cocktails we be able to be purchased for something a little different.