Fine Dining Menu

To create a perfect menu for you, we take into account food that is seasonal, your personal likes and any favourite dishes, and whether you want a traditional dinner with 3-4 courses, or a Tasting Menu offering a gastronomic journey through a selection of smaller plates.

Spring to Summer, Sample Menu


Pea & mint soup, locally baked sourdough

Wild mushrooms, potato gnocchi, truffle, parmesan

Chicken liver parfait, quince jelly, toasted brioche

Beetroot & gin cured salmon, rye bread, horseradish crème fraiche


Salt marsh lamb, balsamic roast vegetables, potato dauphinois, roast garlic, port jus

Pan-fried seabass, roast cherry tomatoes, crushed new potatoes, balsamic roast vegetables

Longstock egg florentine tart, chevre & swede gratin, asparagus, roast pepper coulis

Trio of Desserts

Chocolate , Citrus, Salted Caramel or Coffee

Cheese Course

Platter of British or Continental cheeses, fig jam, fruit, gourmet crackers.


Surprise Asian Birthday Buffet for 45

Many thanks for doing such a great job Maxine. It was a great event, well managed and hassle free. The food was excellent and everyone was impressed. I highly recommend your services and will definitely use you again.

Traditional Summer Buffet for 60

Thanks very much again for all your hard work and delicious and beautifully presented food. You made it all very easy and having been spoiled on this occasion I’m sure I’ll be tempted again!

Celebration Meal for 50

We were really pleased with how the christening went and thought the food you prepared was fantastic – the fact there were no leftovers is testament to just how much everyone enjoyed the catering!

Thai Celebration Meal for 20

We had an amazing, mouthwatering Asian menu for my parents 40th wedding anniversary. Not only was every dish delicious, made the whole evening such a pleasure. She comes into your home in a relaxed and well organised manner,  cheerful yet unobtrusive, making the whole occasion very special and memorable.

Divine Dinners Delivered 

We’ve used Quinntessential Catering several times. The food has always been amazing be it European or Far Eastern, from casual to black tie dinner parties. Its great value for money , as well as a fantastic service with a smile . Thank you for helping us make wonderful memories.

Anniversary French Meal for 2

Thank you so much for the special dinner. It was absolutely delicious, and we enjoyed it hugely! It was so nice to celebrate our anniversary as we usually would and we shall certainly be using you again. You beef in particular was wonderful. This is a dish I routinely make, but have never as successfully as yours!

Valentines Dinner for 2

Thank you so much for our Valentines meal. It was absolutely wonderful. Every mouthful left us wanting more! Now stuffed, but the Comte and onion tart and chocolate torte will live in my memory.