La Belle Assiette
La Belle Assiette are the UK's leading chef service.
Things to know about us:
1 - Our chefs have over 1000 reviews on the La Belle Assiette website, as well as 1000+ reviews on independent website TrustPilot!
2 - Menus are grouped into three price levels, starting at £45 per person (followed by £65 and £95). This includes ingredients, chef’s travel, cooking, service and the washing up! With this pricing you can avoid random quotes and unexpected extra costs.
3 - We have a dedicated customer care team to help you choose the ideal menu for your event. Let them know your preferences/requirements (cuisine, occasion, etc), and they'll get to work right away!
Helen Spencer• June 18, 2021
Antonio was outstanding! We hardly knew he was here….super efficient and delicious menu, what a fabulous service, thank you. Helen Spencer
Jyoti Chopra• June 5, 2021
Such a fantastic company to work with! So hassle, fast easy and reliable. Worth the money!
Lisa Johnson• Oct. 31, 2020
It was a fabulous evening from start to finish as Norbert was extremely professional and organised.
The food was exceptional and amazing sized portions so had leftovers which we enjoyed the next day.
This is a new concept to us of which we will certainly be booking Norbert again and recommending to others.
Gemma Roddy• Sept. 19, 2020
Fantastic service from La Belle Assiette and our chef was amazing. Couldn’t fault any of the booking process and the food was delicious. Great for a surprise birthday meal. Would recommend and would book again.
Sheila Varley• Sept. 16, 2020
Michael was a super host to our small party of 6 celebrating our friends 25th wedding anniversary. The meal was perfect and cooked on time. Michael is very entertaining and his food is delicious. We shall be booking him again in the future.
Ashleigh Maloney• Sept. 12, 2020
Fantastic experience with chef Hannah Milsom!
Sharlene Slater• Sept. 12, 2020
A very successful evening, Mark was very attentive to all our needs. He accommodate to our need to delay some of the timings due to unpredictable children. Nothing was too much trouble for him. We would definitely recommend this dining experience, and having a clean kitchen with no washing up was the icing on the cake.
Susan Campbell• Aug. 22, 2020
The meal was delicious and the service was first class would highly recommend thanks 😀😀
Sourav Saha• Aug. 9, 2020
Good service. Chef Holly was really very professional, adjusted to our small kitchen, cooked & cleaned everything as agreed. Very good food.
Claire Given• Feb. 15, 2020
Caz was the chef for our party and he was fantastic. He really made my husband's 40th a really special event. The food was delicious, he was friendly and professional.
He was the perfect choice. He even came with a little gift for my husband and gave us some jams for the morning. He was brilliant and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is an asset to La Belle Assiette.
nick smith• Feb. 15, 2020
A wonderful service. Very impressed with this business . Our chef Adam was amazing.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wanted a first class dinner party that is totally stress free and enjoyable.
Very good value for money.
Anna Mortell• Jan. 4, 2020
Wow! Wow! Wow! Ian and his wife were just fantastic!! The food was brilliant and the service was flawless! We didn't lift a finger and barely noticed they were there (aside from the gorgeous smells coming from the kitchen!!). Would highly recommend to anyone! A very special evening, thank you both.
Paul jones• Nov. 9, 2019
An amazing evening with Chef Romuald, food was simply amazing and all guests adored it along. A huge thanks
Kakoly• Oct. 19, 2019
Richard Johnson was excellent. He was very courteous, interesting and engaging. I had 2 small children sometimes mulling around and he was great with them. He was extremely well prepared so dinner was served on time, was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. I would very much recommend him to others
Choiti Guha• Oct. 12, 2019
Excellent service, great food and the kitchen was left spotless at the end of the evening. La Belle Assiete made the booking process very easy too.
Trevor Marklew• Oct. 11, 2019
Arranged a dinner for 10, in Teddington from Lancashire. La Belle Assiette's and chef's speedy communications were very good. The chef himself, Charlie Marriott, was very good and friendly. Coping with 2 children and 1 vegetarian was not an issue for him. A great evening.
Sue jameson• Oct. 5, 2019
Michael's menu was great and the standard if the food and service was amazing.
Doris-Ann Williams• Sept. 21, 2019
Easy service with helpful people. Chef Bogdan cooked the most delicious meal from scrummy canapes, amazing starter, main & pudding. My guests loved his food & everything was left spotless in the kitchen.
Ian Dunkley• Sept. 4, 2019
Miranda contacted us to arrange the menu she arrived on time and cooked us an amazing meal. A very memorable evening
Judith Bye• July 6, 2019
Vicki Adams• June 29, 2019
First time we have used a private chef- great experience and would use the service again.
Lin Farmer• June 28, 2019
Brilliant evening with Adam Brodrick who we booked through La Belle Assiette. We had several options of chefs offered to us by Poptop. Once we’d chosen our chef there were plenty of opportunity to discuss menu beforehand. We booked several months in advance and payment in full was required at time of booking. Chef arrived, completed the pre-prepped food he brought, served and cleared all very efficiently for a hen party of 12. The food was excellent in taste and presentation. Would recommend chef dining, the chef we had and Poptop.
Richard Holland• June 18, 2019
We booked a chef for the evening for our Dad's 65th Birthday whilst on holiday in Devon. We were delighted with the food and our chef. William (the chef) was very polite and was happy to answer our questions about the food. We picked the 'choose your own menu' as we had a lot of dietary requirements within our group (GF, Diary free, no lamb & no fish!). The chef had some great ideas for the menu and it tasted amazing (and he was able to cater for all our dietary requirements with no fuss).
I would definitely use La Belle Assiette again for a special occasion.
Janet Kerr• May 31, 2019
Lee was an amazing chef. He met the brief exactly, managing to cater for 8 people: gluten free, vegetarian and pescatarian. The kitchen was spotless when he finished too. 10/10.
David Wright• May 16, 2019
"Jilly Darling (our chef) and James (our waiter) were really good hosts, the menu and food were fantastic and our evening was amazing. They sorted everything out and every minor detail was thought of.
The communication with La Belle Assiette was also first class on booking, confirmation and the run up to the evening.
I would throughly recommend them all.
Lyley Wheeler• May 11, 2019
Friendly chef, delicious food, great service, excellent value for money. Great customer service from la belle assiette also. Thank you!
Mandy squire• May 4, 2019
Excellent service. Fabulous food. Thank you.
Lorna Thomas• April 21, 2019
"Charlie Marriott provided a 5 course lunch on Easter Sunday to help me celebrate a significant birthday with my family. The sun shone, Charlie arrived punctually to prepare (which is more than can be said of my family!) and served us the most wonderful lunch in the garden. Every course was a delight both visually and for our taste buds. And it was such a relaxing experience for us as hosts to just leave Charlie to it. It was one of our best family days ever, and Charlie's contribution to that cannot be underestimated..
In fact, we cannot recommend Charlie highly enough. Everyone needs a Charlie and we will be making excuses to have Charlie cater for us again."
Gillian Crane• April 20, 2019
A fantastic evening with delicious food cooked and served by Richard, all the food was of the highest standard, and Richard could not have been more pleasant a lovely evening had by all and would not hesitate to recommend.
josephine ward• April 2, 2019
La belle assiette were excellent. Poptop themselves were very difficult to get hold of. Thanks
Alastair James Macdonald Newton• March 16, 2019
Brian and his wife Anne make a fantastic team, providing not only amazing food but an evening to remember. It couldn’t have been closer to the description given prior. They came, they cooked, they cleaned, they left (leaving behind great memories in the process). Brian provides great annecodotes of his professional career, cooking for the rich and famous, gave us pro tips on how he achieved the results in his food and being a local shared in on the banter of our guests. Could not of asked for more.
Sarah Sloman• Dec. 15, 2018
amazing - food was just what I asked for , well presented and service was impeccable - thank you .
Lisa Keiling• Dec. 8, 2018
Robert was brilliant!! The food was absolutely delicious and all my guests thought so too. I will definitely be using Robert again for my next dinner party.
Kerri Davies• Nov. 24, 2018
Great food, good communication and really nice people. Would definitely use La Belle again and recommend David the chef to others.
Carole wildash• Oct. 6, 2018
Great service, food delicious. Good communication.
Deborah• Sept. 22, 2018
Antonio was very pleasant and his food was excellent
Zoe Tate• Sept. 15, 2018
"I could not fault our chef Gareth! He was fantastic.
It was a great experience and something I would do again. He was so accommodating to all of our needs. We had 2 vegan guests which had special meals.
Very friendly and professional!"
Kate Spooner• Sept. 8, 2018
"The chef and his co worker were great, very pleasant, checked everything was ok, sorted them selves easily in the kitchen, laid the table etc - perfect!
The food tasted great and they really looked after us.
The only think I would say, is that it was probably a bit too much food, they could reduce the main slightly and the dessert too."
Karen Peters• Sept. 1, 2018
Excellent meal provided by Chef David Ingle,would highly recommend using this type of Evening.La Belle Assiette were very helpful in providing this service. Thank you.
Claire willman• July 28, 2018
Charlie was a great communicator in the lead up to our night and v responsive - he replied to messages promptly and worked out every detail in advance. On the night he was really easy going, he sorted everything with minimal fuss and moved discretely around our event - it took hardly any input from me at all. The food was excellent and everyone really enjoyed the evening . Many thanks!
Christine Caruana• July 7, 2018
We had an absolutely wonderful meal cooked by Alastair. He was friendly without being intrusive. He left the kitchen clean and tidy . We will definitely be using this service again .
Ashleigh• June 23, 2018
We have had a brilliant service from La Belle Assiette from the outset. Chef Adam was extremely accommodating with all of our dietary requirements and cooked us a delicious three course dinner. He also took the time to make sure we captured some brilliant and memorable photos from the evening, which was great! Thanks Adam for a lovely evening (and for leaving the kitchen absolutely spotless!
Kate Edwards• June 23, 2018
This was one of the best decisions I made for a hen party I organised. They whole process was easily put together and the value for money was extraordinary. The chef was prompt and wonderful to work with for an evening dinner party and the food was incredible. I will definitely be recommending this one and will look at working with them again in the future.
Bob Campbell• June 15, 2018
Well organised, chef was excellent and unobtrusive , catered for some variable dietary requirements. Communication with La Belle Assiette was easy and friendly
Vicky Shine• June 2, 2018
Hen party of 8 people, Adrian the chef was brilliant. Very professional and the food was amazing. Everyone loved it. We had a gluten free, vegetarian and other fussy eaters and all were catered for with ease. Great veggie options. Overall i was really pleased and would definitely recommend.
Jonathon Moore• June 1, 2018
A fantastic first class experience - it made the evening. Thank you so much for a culinary delight. Dave was fantastic and a complete professional. Classy - on time and very decent with it. Well done and our thanks as a group.
Nicola stokes• May 26, 2018
Great chef, arrived on time. Very accommodating. Friendly served us correctly. Food was lovely.
Grace Toro• May 11, 2018
I chose menu from chef Kasia. I was able to make a few amendments. Chef Katia communicated with me via text prior to the event and was prompt on the day. She and her assistant were really nice and jovial and relaxed. They got on with what they needed to do and were very easy to get on with. The food was delicious and it did feel like a special treat on the day. I would definitely recommend having a private chef for a special event and I would also recommend chef Katia.
Rowena• April 28, 2018
We were really pleased with Charlie our chef. Very polite and friendly and delicious food! Jo who served was great too. They provided printed menus, glassware, cutlery, plates and napkins too which was really helpful and made the table look so smart. All in all it was fab. Thank you!
Julian Antony Cordner• April 28, 2018
On Saturday evening Kirk Johnson cooked an absolutely delicious meal for 6 people at my house. Not only is he a fantastic chef but his personality added to everyone's enjoyment. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone else and would book him again if I considered hosting a similar evening in the future.
Heather Hodge• April 15, 2018
La Belle Assiette were very helpful. We needed a very bespoke menu for our anniversary lunch and they managed to find a chef willing to assist with this. We had a slight hiccup with communications but they sorted it out straight away and resolved the issue. The chef was brilliant and very patient with the continual back and forth with menu changes. Beautifully cooked and presented food. Our party thoroughly enjoyed the very bespoke meal and not having to wash any dishes at the end was a fantastic bonus for us all!! I would certainly recommend them and would use their services again.
Louise Ball• April 14, 2018
Using Poptop UK was a great finish from the start. We found a great chef and enjoyed our meal. Made very easy by Poptop UK.
Naomi• April 14, 2018
The chef was on time, polite and unobtrusive and the food was very yummy. Really pleased with this service!
Jacqui• April 7, 2018
I can highly recommend La Belle Assiette. Our chef, James Benson, prepared a beautiful celebratory dinner together with the best canapes I have ever tasted! The quality of the food and presentation was exceptional. I would have no hesitation in booking James again.
Ursula Faulkner• March 24, 2018
I thought La Belle Assiette was excellent and my chef was great. The menu was delicious and he made the evening stress-free for me. (I'm assuming 5 is the best ranking!)
emma mitchell• March 17, 2018
"Great chef, very friendly
Food amazing and left place clean and tidy
Amanda Blane• March 10, 2018
Jaques was quite some moly fantastic, he can mminicated well before the day and on the day as traffic delayed his arrival but not our first course. He engaged with all our guests wonderfully and the quality flavour and presentation of his food was faultless, all he had to clear were the gnawed bones from the rack of lamb. Everyone has been in touch to say how great it was particularly one guest who has a range of allergies but was able to eat everything we did bar dessert of which she had her own v impressive show stopper. The kitchen was left clean and tidy and I was able to enjoy the meal as much as all my guests. We will definitely do this again.
Dani Barraclough• March 10, 2018
Great selection of chef's and menu's. Our Chef Michael Holloway was extremely talented and professional. We selected a tailored menu with him over the phone and the food was beyond our expectation. Delicious.
Emma Guy• March 10, 2018
Excellent food and service
Luisa• Jan. 27, 2018
We were having a school reunion, just one night, 6 of us in an AirBnB so we didn't want to trek out to a restaurant. La Bella Assiette were so easy and helpful in arranging a menu according to our tastes (3 meat eaters and 3 veggies) and finding us a great couple of chefs - Munya and Hendrhina - who were fantastic. The chefs rang me shortly after I had make the booking to introduce themselves and get some more details for the event. They produced and served a gorgeous meal, were friendly but discreet, left the kitchen gleaming and made us a freshly baked loaf of bread for the morning. Would highly recommend.
gemma pace• Nov. 6, 2017
What can I say? Just wow, wow, wow. The chef was amazing. I didnt have to worry about a thing so could spend time with my guests. The food was out of this world and my guests were so impressed. Would thoroughly recommend
Georgia Lown• Oct. 26, 2017
Our chef Norbert and his colleague arrived and we instantly felt confident and comfortable with them in our accommodation, and sure they would deliver some excellent food. Norbert did not disappoint! He made us some absolutely delicious homemade bread which all 14 of us were very impressed by, followed by three more delicious courses. The food was of a highly professional standard, much as you would expect from a top-class restaurant.
There was lots of food, and Norbert and his colleague were kind enough to wrap up what we weren't able to eat for us to eat the next day, which we absolutely did. Norbert was even thoughtful enough to bring my mother, whose birthday it was, a card and small gift.
We would encourage anyone who is thinking about using this private chef to do so- it is fantastic, professional service at a very reasonable price.
Thanks ever so much again!"
jamie mitton• Oct. 5, 2017
Debbie Crosby• Aug. 31, 2017
We had chef Martin Davies and his lovely wife Charlotte for our event; a dinner party for 12 at the National Trust property Godolphin House. Absolutely brilliant evening. The food was wonderful. In fact everything from Menu, Food, preparation, clearing up - all was faultless. They made our night! Thank you both!!!
Russell Edkins• Aug. 30, 2017
The process was really smooth and easy right from the off. The guys at PopTop were exceptionally responsive with follow up emails to make sure everything was running smoothly, and so were the guys at La Belle Assiette. After a couple of emails back and forth I was sent a link to a menu to make my selections from, but I needed a couple of changes and La Belle Assiette were more than happy to accommodate these. The chef herself was fantastic. She texted me to confirm, texted to make sure everything was still ok a few days before the event, so at no point was I left wondering if it was still going to plan. I even had one last minute drop out which was handled quickly and efficiently by PopTop and La Belle Assiette. The food was outstanding and the starter was one of the best I've ever had frankly. When it was all over, the kitchen was cleaner than when it started. Awesome. Would definitely recommend the service and would use these guys again in a heartbeat. And almost definitely will!
Jackie Butler• Aug. 4, 2017
"Food was excellent and well presented. Norbert was charming yet unobtrusive.
Perfect evening for our hen celebration."
Rachel• July 21, 2017
A fantastically cooked meal by a lovely chef! Would definitely recommend!
Simon Flowers-Jones• July 17, 2017
Great service and attention by the team and the Chef was top notch. Would recommend and when the event calls for it will use again. Thanks all.
Taryn Slater• May 11, 2017
"The chef was brilliant, arrived on time, and settled in well.
Was very easy going, and got on with cooking with ease.
The food was amazing, all 3 courses were served in a timely manner, and the presentation was beautiful. The hot courses were served all piping hot for all of us.
He was very friendly and we enjoyed the whole experience
Would definitely recommend Jan and look forward to doing again sometime.
anthony allsop• Oct. 9, 2021
In the end the experience with La Belle Assiette was ok however the experience regarding the booking was most unsatisfactory
A week before the event it became clear that no chef had been booked and no records of my booking and menu choices were on record, this is despite repeated calls and e mails to La Belle.
Fortunately the event was saved at the last minute by “Grace” at La Belle Assiette however the whole experience was most definitely unsatisfactory
Magda Sbai• Jan. 18, 2020
Portions could have been more substantial but food was tasty
Richard David• Dec. 28, 2019
Chef Tarek served a delightful dinner and took special attention to my daughters dietary needs. Very much recommend.
Susan Gornall• July 31, 2017
The birthday party went well and the food was good. The only point we would make is the lack of communication on the day - a simple text saying what time they should arrive. A few of us were worried that the caterers wouldn't turn up.
Sheila Paterson• April 25, 2020
As I have already indicated the event had to be cancelled due to Coronavirus
jane• Sept. 8, 2018
"It is with regret that i am writing this email informing you that we were very disappointed with certain aspects of the evening. I feel somethings were totally unacceptable.
Firstly I would like to express everyone was completely satisfied with the food and thought the quality of the food matched the premium prices we paid. The service staff worked hard all night, arriving on time (around 6) running around in the dark to try and get the food out quickly..
It was agreed that the chef would arrive at 6pm to serve for 6.30pm, which was already pushed back as we wanted 5pm. By 6.20pm we began to think, ""where is the chef"", and changed the plans for the evening and showed a video before the dinner that was meant to be after! By 7.20pm still no sign and no call! So we called him, he advised nothing had gone right for him today and he had a flat tyre. My first complaint is that he should of contacted us if he was going to be 5 minutes late, he was 1 hour 20 minutes late!! unacceptable without being contacted.
We then breathed a sigh of relief (as the young children where beginning to lose it and our plans for the after dinner entaintainment looking unlikely) as we then believed that the food would be out within the half an hour he had stated before. We did not get our starters until 9pm mains until after 9.30 which is totally unacceptable, people had to leave without dessert, all plans for the evening after dinner were scrapped as people needed to leave. Completely ruining the night!
Although the majority of the kitchen was left in a clean state, the U-bends of two sinks needed to be removed and cleared out as they were full with food waste.
Finally I believe the quality of the service we received was not worth the money we paid, my mum will only be 60 once and for our family was a big deal and with the no contact and communication made us feel like this was just another job for them and we paid the price as we wanted it to be special. Please can you advise what i need to do to escalation this to the appropriate team or person.
Look forward to hearing from you
What services do you offer?
La Belle Assiette provides private chefs for events all over the UK, with a specialisation in private dining!
Do you offer a venue for the banquet?
No, our chefs come to you!
Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?
Yes, any modifications are possible!
What kind of cuisine do you offer?
We offer all cuisines!
Do you offer special menus?
Yes, we offer bespoke menus for any occasion!
Do you also offer a wedding cake?
Yes, this can be arranged
What is included in the menu?
Our service is all-inclusive: ingredients, chef's travel, cooking, service and cleaning up!
Private chef dining, all over the UK