We are The Recipe House, with over 50 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry, working and teaching, we have created our own Bespoke Dining Company.


Sometimes you just don't want to be the one stuck in the kitchen, maybe its that important dinner where everything has to be just perfect and you don't want to miss any of the conversations happening at the dining table, maybe it's a large group and you're not confident in cooking for that many people or the menu is challenging and beyond what you are comfortable with or maybe you just fancy good, honest home cooked food but don't have the time or inclination to cook.


That's where the Recipe House comes in, we will come to your house to cook for you.  We have some of our favourite menus for you to look at for inspiration, but they are only a suggestion and we would be delighted to sit down with you and plan your perfect menu. We will be happy to deliver your food to you and leave you to finish and serve, or indeed we can offer a full serviced dining experience, which will include all the washing up!  We offer a wide range of standard menus including a BBQ Menu, and a range of menus to suit a range of taste's and budgets as well as afternoon tea and an additional temptation.


We specialise in private dining for between 4 and 30 people, but we will be delighted to provide a catering service for Hen Parties, Bachelor Parties, Birthday and Anniversary Celebrations, Engagement and small Weddings, and Wakes, in your own home/venue.





We source all our ingredients from local suppliers wherever possible.



Everything cooked from scratch by us,  freshly prepared for your table.



All are recipes are tried, tested and loved by our families and us


“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own


Menu Examples

To make it easier for you to select the right menu at the right price point for your event, we have put together a selection of some of our favourite dishes for you to look through and select from.  Don't worry if there is something you would particularly like that isn't listed as this is only a guide and we are always delighted to work with our Customers to ensure you get exactly the meal you are looking for.

If you have any questions or would like to price up any modifications to these menu suggestions please feel free to contact us to discuss further.


If you have found the dishes you would like please click the button below to make a booking request.

Please remember that bookings are only confirmed once you receive a confirmation email from The Recipe House.





Fancy a bit of 'Al Fresco dining' but are fed up with BBQ food that's burnt on the outside and raw in the middle?  Or just don't want to be tied to the BBQ whilst your family and friends enjoy the sunshine?  Then choose our Bronze Menu and enjoy a delicious meal without the stress.


Sample Menu

Prawn, Grapefruit & Pomegranate Salad

Grilled Mackerel Fillets with Apple Sauce and Celeriac salad


Local Beef Burgers

Premium Pork Sausages

Cajun Spiced boneless Chicken thighs

Halloumi, Peppers & Mushroom Skewers


Key Lime Pie

Lemon & Mascarpone Tart with Raspberry Coulis

Planning an informal supper for a group of friends, or working with a budget, then our Silver Menus may be the perfect option.

Family favourites prepared with care and attention to detail that will leave your guests wanting more. . .


Sample Menu

French onion Soup with Cheese Croutons

Creamy Wild mushrooms on Sour Dough Toast


Chicken, Prawn & Chorizo Paella

Prime Beef Lasagne

Fennel & Lemon Risotto


Heston's Treacle Tart with Vanilla Ice cream

Seasonal Fruit Crumble

Holding a Family gathering, a celebratory Dinner or just wanting to spend the evening with Friends, great food and stimulating conversation.  Our Gold Menu options have choices that will appeal to everyone and lets you enjoy the evening . . .


Sample Menu

Fresh Pea & Mint Soup

Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé


Beef Bourguignon

Slow Roasted Belly Pork with Crackling & Apple Sauce

Wild Mushroom Stroganoff


Boulangère Potatoes


Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce

Raspberries in Champagne Jelly

Fancy something a little special?  A more formal Dinner Party? Out to impress Friends or Colleagues?  Our Platinum Menu Option pulls out all the stops . . . . .


Sample Menu

Duck & Orange Paté with toasted Brioche

Oan Fried Squid and Chorizo with a Rocket Salad


Oven Roasted Lamb Rump with a Harissa Crust

Pan Fried Sea Bass with Pearl Barley Risotto

Mushroom, Puy Lentil & Guinness (Hot  Water Crust) Pie


Dauphinoise Potatoes


Salted Caramel Chocolate Pots

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Blueberry Compote


Terms and Conditions

Booking Request


“There is no love sincerer than

the love of food.”

― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman


Learn To Cook

Come in and look through our recipes and menus, all our recipes are firm family favourites and ones that we have been enjoying over many years, some will be our Mother’s recipes, some  originating from ‘Good Housekeeping’ or the like, but adapted and tweaked over generations and some will be from scraps of paper with a hand written recipe on them either way, we would like to share these precious, delicious pieces of nostalgia with you.


 If , however, you find a recipe that you like, or indeed an entire menu and you don’t feel that you have the skills or confidence to tackle it alone, we can come and guide you through the processes, teaching you the practical skills, providing advice on the ingredients and equipment you’ll need.  This could be a one to one session, or with a group of friends, depending on the space available.  We will also be very happy to run children’s sessions, where children can learn about tastes, textures, fruit and vegetables, nutrition and simple baking/cooking skills.  Everyone will get his or her own Recipe House Apron to keep!  Please contact us to book a fun and informative session.


“People who love to eat

are always the best people.”

― Julia Child


About Us

It has been our pleasure to cook the Friday night suppers at Lee-on-the-Solent Sailing Club (LOSSC) for the past 3 years. We provide freshly prepared and cooked meals each week for 15-50 members. All our food is freshly prepared from scratch and our ingredients are all locally sourced where possible.  We also provide catering for their special celebrations such as, Trafalgar Night, Burns Night, as well as a number of celebratory dinners throughout the year.

We have known each other for over 35 years, since meeting at Highbury Catering College in the late 1970s, in those days the College had 40 Lecturers, all specialists in their field, we were very fortunate to be taught to the highest levels in classical Haute Cuisine.

We were both total swats and left after 3 years with a string of City & Guilds and a Professional Diploma in Cookery and a lifelong friendship.  We went our separate ways of course and both headed straight for the hotel trade, Angela to London and Jane to the New Forest.


“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”

Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance



“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”

 Mark Twain



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