"you retrieved the situation admirably"

"Thank you for all your efforts to make our evening a very happy and memorable one. Sorry it got off to a wobbly start but you retrieved the situation admirably. "All our guests commented on how delicious the food was and we also endorse those comments. Your staff were very efficient, so if you use them again please pass on our thanks."

Jeff & Mary Brooks, Westbury-on-Trym Village Hall, September 2017

"We would highly recommend Tara's Table... excellent."

"We would highly recommend Tara's Table, the food was excellent (delicious chicken kebabs and pork belly). We were extremely happy with everything. Thank you very much indeed. "Interestingly I went to an event at Clevedon last week where the food was also delicious and it was you guys that had done that!"

Nicky Howarth, Bristol, September 2017

"The lamb tagine melted in the mouth"

"I really hope that you feel a huge sense of pride in the canapés and food that you made for us last night. Without fail - everyone last night and in the messages this morning have been complimenting the quality and flavour of the food. The chorizo sausage rolls were superb, the tortilla lifted by the aioli, the aubergine so delicate and the yummy prawns - the flavour was spot on. The lamb the tagine melted in the mouth, and the pork dish beautifully balanced. The veggie tagine was a hit with the vegans, the chaps were easily persuaded to have seconds/thirds, and there is enough left over to have a couple of 'family suppers'. Thank you so much"

Catherine Turner, Clifton, September 2017

"the best BBQ food we've ever tasted"

"Thank you Tara for really wonderful food on Friday night. Everyone said it was delicious, which must be why they were so greedy with it! Several people said that it was the best barbecue food they had ever had. "I was very happy indeed with it and I am most grateful!"

Party for the Dean of Bristol Cathedral, September 2017

"the portion sizes were great"

"Thank you Tara for coming back again and taking care of the client lunch we held at our offices last week. The menu you suggested was just right and we had some great feedback. The food was perfectly cooked and the portion sizes were great."

Brewin Dolphin, Bristol, June 2017

"Professional and caring service"

"Tara's Table provided an excellent lunch for 35 people. All our guests appreciated her lovely main courses which included, salmon en croute, ham hock in a delightful dressing and roast chicken with an avocado dressing. Her desserts were equally lovely: lemon tart, raspberry trifle and chocolate torte. I highly recommend her professional and caring service."

Jane Clarke, Alveston, June 2017

" a high standard of food...unobtrusive yet friendly and professional"

"We celebrated our Golden Wedding last week at Walton Castle where Tara's Table catered for two dinners. The first was an intimate family gathering of eight, the second was a larger group of 21 people, both including children. Despite challenging weather conditions, and the distance between the kitchen and dining area for the second dinner, Tara and her staff served delicious food, all to a high standard in an unobtrusive yet friendly and professional manner on both occasions. In short, we couldn't fault the quality or service and we only wish we were local so that we could recommend Tara's Table to other people looking for private catering in the Bristol area."

Hilary Kirkby, Walton Castle, May 2017

"calm control of the occasion and lovely staff"

"Many thanks for making our Golden Wedding celebration such a memorable occasion. Everything went extremely well, we really enjoyed ourselves knowing the catering was in good hands, the drinks and canapés were being distributed charmingly by your young ladies and much appreciated by our guests. The supper was just right for the occasion and we were very pleased how well we managed 35 sitting down for supper without feeling the house was overrun with chairs and tables. The kitchen was left clean and tidy and our guests left totally impressed with not only your culinary expertise but your calm control of the occasion and your lovely staff. I look forward to you catering for another event when we have an excuse to celebrate."

Jackie Lloyd, Wrington, December 2016

"sumptuous food"

"Liz and I wanted to say a huge thank you for the immaculate way that you looked after us on Saturday. The food was really delicious and all presented without fuss as you managed to navigate around our kitchen without any need to ask where things were. This meant that we were able to enjoy the whole evening, including your sumptuous food, without doing anything! What a treat. Thank you so much for making it such a success. We would love to use you again."

Charles Hyde QC, Westbury Park, Bristol, October 2016

"cooked to perfection"

"Thanks Tara for making my 50th a fabulous event. You and your team were organised and professional throughout the evening. My friends loved the canapés which were delicious, especially the scallops which were plump, juicy and cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend you to everyone I know."

Sandeep Marwah, Redland, Bristol, September 2016

"Tara was totally calm and unflustered"

“Tara cooked a delicious three course dinner for a family occasion. We were all in awe of her ability to serve over twenty people from a small domestic kitchen. She was totally calm and unflustered and the food was excellent… it was a lovely evening and we have had lots of compliments about her delicious food.”

Annabel Dixey, Westbury-on-Trym, September 2016

"fantastic service from start to finish"

"Tara catered for my sister's hen do and the service was fantastic from start to finish. It was a very last minute booking but Tara was so accommodating and very quick with communication making the process far less stressful! The food was absolutely wonderful; we had courgettle fritters to with fresh tzatziki, lamb with spring veg and salsa verde which was beyond delicious; the lamb was succulent and accompaniments also spot on and to finish we had tarte au citron which was a special request and executed wonderfully. I would highly recommend to anybody looking for caterers: a friendly and professional service and very reasonably priced for the standard produced. Thank you Tara!!"

Abby Davies, Bath, June 2016

"all three courses were delicious"

"Tara turned up and cooked us a delicious meal from scratch, we were very impressed and all three courses were delicious. She also did incredibly well at dealing with 15 not so sober men on a stag weekend! We would highly recommend Tara to anyone looking for a private chef in the Bath area. Thanks Tara!"

Tom Murray-Willis, Bath, June 2016

"the lamb was the best I've taster, ever!"

“I’ve attended many formal and informal meals over the years: none has surpassed the lunch catered by Tara’s Table for my 80th Birthday, in my own home. The roast rump of lamb, a favourite of mine, was the best that I’ve tasted, ever! Likewise, the pastry in the individual strawberry tarts was outstanding. The service, provided by Tara and her staff, was the perfect balance between efficient and kindly without being obsequious. My view was shared by my guests, without reservation.”

Brian Pickering, Westbury-on-Trym, May 2016

"prompt, proactive & friendly service"

Tara’s Table did a fantastic job for Clarke Willmott’s annual trip to Badminton Horse trials on Friday. The service was prompt, proactive & friendly, and the food & drinks were delicious – just what we needed for a day in the sun. We’ve had nothing but good feedback from our clients. See you next year Tara!”

Clarke Willmott, Badminton Horse Trials, May 2016

"fantastic food & wonderful service"

“Thank you so much for your help in making Saturday evening such a great night! The food was delicious and we were all so impressed with the way you managed to work so unobtrusively in a strange kitchen. The combination of the fantastic food and wonderful service and generosity of spirit from you and the waitress meant that we all felt thoroughly pampered! I would have no hesitation about calling on your services again and I know that our guests all felt the same.”

Nadia Reed, Clifton, April 2016

"Dinner from Tara's Table is an absolute treat"

“Dinner from Tara’s Table is an absolute treat. I’ve organised two corporate events with Tara (around 15-20 people) and they’ve been great successes. I found Tara to be a great help to me not just in feeding hungry guests with stunning food, but also with ensuring that the evening runs smoothly and all guests are well looked after throughout the evening. I will be asking Tara to come back to help me create another fantastic evening again in the future – she is the perfect sidekick for anyone organising this type of event and I thoroughly recommend her services.”

Shaw & Co, Bristol, February 2016

"like having a celebrity chef in!"

“Thanks so much for your help. Everyone was really impressed with the catering, which we’ve just been discussing: comments on the food include ‘absolutely cracking’, ‘top quality’ and even ‘like having a celebrity chef in’! We’re been enjoying the leftovers today and those colleagues who weren’t there last night have been able to sample the goodies too. Thanks once again and we look forward to seeing you for our next event!”

Nash Partnership event at Openspace Bristol, November 2015

"a pleasure to have Tara involved"

"Tara made producing a wonderful 3 course meal for 21 people in my home look amazingly easy. All of our guests commented on the quality of the food, and it was a pleasure to have Tara involved in the event."

Clare, Clifton, September 2015

"top restaurant quality food"

“I hosted a dinner party for 13 guests as part of my friend’s hen weekend. We were incredibly impressed by the professional service and the wonderfully delicious meal that she provided. All of my guests commented how impressed they were by the top-restaurant quality of her food and how efficiently Tara worked to put out 3 perfectly cooked courses (including delicious melt-in-your-mouth scallops) in good time. She made my life as the host very easy, even leaving the kitchen cleaner than she probably found it in our rented accommodation! Thanks once again for helping to create a delightful evening for us!”

Misha Kabir, Petty France August 2015

"fennel risotto with vodka to die for"

“Another great meal dished up by Tara, this time for 31 people, all cooked in a domestic kitchen, assisted by two lovely helpers who kept everyone’s glasses nicely topped up. Three delicious courses, with the starter plates (we had fennel risotto with vodka to die for) having to be washed up between courses to serve pudding on – in fact, all the washing up vanished seamlessly and, incredibly, silently, given that the kitchen/dinning room is open plan. Crucially, Tara deftly caught a ball that I had dropped – I had forgotten, until the main was seconds away from being served, that two of my guests were vegetarian, but Tara sprang to the rescue with a big smile. Thank-you letters from guests included comments like: ‘Thank you for bringing back ta-ra Tara who delivered top grub’. Thank you and the girls for helping to make it a most memorable and enjoyable evening.”

Sophie Chalmers, Chippenham, August 2015

"I will recommend you to everyone I know"

“Tara, I literally can’t thank you enough! Everybody has been complimenting us on the catering. Everything you brought out was delicious! Your staff were friendly, helpful and didn’t stop working for a second and you not only kept the amazing food flowing but you have made a friend for life with my daughter. We have agreed that she is going to help me with the cooking from now on. And to top it all off, the kitchen was spotless after you left! Thank you so much again. I will recommend you to everyone I know who’s throwing a party.”

Lorna Woolfson, Bristol, July 2015

"Wow! just Wow! I've booked again already."

“We had the most amazing dinner party last week to celebrate a 50th birthday, all prepared and cooked by Tara. I did nothing beyond lay the table and choose from her yummy menu. Tara took care of every aspect of the meal and timings. Everyone was completely wowed by her cooking, and her service was the height of understated professionalism. Wow! Just Wow! I’ve booked her again already. This is the nicest way ever to have a dinner party and really get to enjoy your guests.”

Sophie Chalmers, June 2015

"exquisite options and excellent service"

“Tara catered for our wedding recently at Walton Castle. Her food was truly wonderful and we couldn’t recommend it enough. Exquisite options and excellent service. Highly recommended.”

Tina Williams, Walton Castle, May 2015

"exceptional standards"

“Tara catered for a picnic that Clarke Willmott Solicitors put on for some of their valued referrers at Badminton Horse Trials. She met the brief to exceptional standards with the food being absolutely delicious and very well presented. She understood the clientele and the purpose of the event perfectly, hence the suggested menus she put forward prior to the event were ideal, well thought through and good value for money. Her communication and time keeping was excellent as was her attention to detail and most importantly her professionalism and manner with the guests on the day.”

Clarke Willmott Event at Badminton Horse Trials, May 2015