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To the whole of the DFD team, Nick, Georgina & Victoria,
On my behalf of myself, Gareth and all of our guests we wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your support on our wedding day!!! It honestly was the best day and seemed very seamless, I am sure with a lot of behind the scenes hard working from all of you!
From setting it up exactly to my vision, the yummy food which EVERYONE commented on, through to the amazing bar staff, it was all above and beyond what we could have expected.
I do hope my very drunken friends did not cause too much of a stir to the bar staff, but I know I and a lot of others enjoyed the many cocktails the bar staff made for us!
Thank you again and good luck for the rest of the summer!
Many thanks,

Jackie & Gareth

We wanted to thank you for your part in such a magical day for us on Saturday.  

So many people complimented your food Nick and lots of people commented on how wonderful, polite, professional and friendly the serving staff were Victoria. Your team was exemplary and having Vic’s friendly face popping up here and there throughout the day was a great comfort for me.  I cant believe how hard you all worked, I don’t know how you keep it up, from early til so late.  Nothing was too much trouble and every request seemed to be met with a smile.


Compliments were free flowing from canapés to pizzas and Paul and I really enjoyed the main meal ourselves which isnt always a given on such a busy day.


All at Dorset Fine Dining,

Neil and I would very much like to thank you and all your staff for providing really delicious, high quality canapés and meal for everyone at Jess and James’ wedding at Symondsbury on the 7th July. It really was very tasty and nicely presented.

We would also like to thank all your serving staff for a friendly and efficient service. Plus all kitchen staff for all their hard work during the day and for leaving the remaining booze and cake so readily available.
You helped make it a very happy day.

Thank you and very best wishes.

Neil & Jillie

It was perfect in every way. The service and food both brilliant. People were particularly complimentary about the venison. One person said “best meat I have ever tasted” – wow!  The choice was just right. Thanks for your steer – the creme brules were a great finish.


We had a delicious and fantastic dinner, thank you so much. Thank you so very much for everything! Have had so many compliments about the dinner, so thank you 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.


Thankyou so much for the meal you made for us – it was stunning!!


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!


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 & Peter

Nick, excellent dinner, everyone was really impressed, thank you


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!


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