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Thank you and your wife for providing for us a truly memorable occasion on Saturday last.
The meal was everything we hoped for and more; your presentation, attention to detail, accommodating the various prefernces of the children and young adults was, for us, outstanding.  Every aspect of the meal was perfect - we couldn’t have asked for more.
Many, many thanks for helping to make our Golden Wedding celebration weekend one we shall always treasure.

Feb 24

Just want to drop you both and email to say thank you for looking after us on Saturday night,

as you might of guessed by the 'round of applause' when you left everyone was

super impressed with the food, service and how friendly you both we’re.

We certainly would have no reservation about recommending you 5*👍

Jan 24

I was very fortunate to be part of to a  birthday party last weekend

and just wanted to write and say that the meal you and your wife prepared was amazing

from start to finish, it was joyful and thank you both so much for that.
Jan 24

I just want to say a huge thank you for Friday evening.
The food and service was impeccable.
Everyone commented on how amazing the food was and my mum was blown away,

so thank you for helping to make the weekend so special.

Dec 23

Hi Julian. Just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time the other night when you cooked our 50th anniversary dinner.
We and our friends were very impressed with the food and service and would recommend you to anyone.
It made our stay in Bowness very special.
If we come again with our friends we will definitely ask you again.
Thankyou again.

Nov 23

We are now back in London, and I just wanted to write and thank you for a wonderful night for my birthday on Wednesday.

Our family all thought it was an exceptional evening and your catering and professionalism exceeded all our expectations.
If we are ever back in the Lake District we would not hesitate to try and engage you again.

Oct 23

We just wanted to thank you so much for last night.  It was all absolutely wonderful.

delicious food which everyone so enjoyed.
You gave us a fantastic evening to remember so thank you very much from us all.
August 23

I just wanted to reach out to say a huge thank you from us to you and your lovely family team for everything you did for us at

Bristowe Hill last Sunday! The food was simply perfect … More than we could have hoped for! We truly enjoyed every course.

Everything was just so delicious.

Right down to the special details, such as Liz serving us a board of vegan canapés just for the 2 of us, so we got to try everything, was so thoughtful, and we also really enjoyed the vegan cheeses in the evening!  So thank you for sourcing these for us.

We’ve had all of our guests saying how delicious the food was, and it really did make our day extra special.

So a big thank you from the both of us for everything!!

July 23

Just a quick note to say a huge THANK YOU to you and all your team.

The food was fab, the team were delightful and your tidying skills are brilliant!

If ever the opportunity arises to recommend you or, indeed, have the pleasure of working with you again,

we will leap at the chance.

July 23

Julian's catering is a 5 star service! Julian and Liz arrived punctually and brought everything they needed.

The cooking and table services were carried out very professionally and unobtrusively and the kitchen was left spotless.
We enjoyed 2 evenings of catered meals whilst staying in Grasmere to celebrate my birthday with 2 groups of friends.

We ordered from the Buttermere menu on the first night and from the Windermere menu on the second.

All dishes were beautifully presented and tasted as good as they looked! 5 stars in every way!
May 23

We're just home after a fabulous birthday celebrations in Grasmere!

Thank you, to you an Liz, again for the wonderful food and waiting services.  You are a great team!

We hardly knew that you and Liz were there, other than having the most excellent food delivered to the table.

All our freinds were impressed and inspired for further gatherings.  Thank you, it has been a pleasure to meet you.
May 23

Outstanding food and service from Julian and team

The quality was on par with a top restaurant (except we didn’t have to leave the comfort of our holiday home)!

A truly memorable evening and we will definitely book Julian when we’re next in The Lakes

April 23

Just wanted to thank you and your staff for providing such a memorable evening on Monday.
We all loved the food you cooked - absolutely delicious and beautifully presented too.
It made a very special evening for my mum's birthday

and it's something we would definitely consider doing again in the future.
April 23

Outstanding food and service from Julian and team - the quality was on par with a top restaurant

(except we didn’t have to leave the comfort of our holiday home)!

A truly memorable evening and we will definitely book Julian when we’re next in The Lakes
April 23

New menu went down a storm in Kendal for our 50th wedding anniversary.
Wonderful service and made the day even more special.  Thanks
April 23

Julian was very flexible when our party was reduced due to COVID, and he adjusted the menu at short notice.

The food was superb and every bit as good as a top class restaurant.

Every course was beautifully cooked and served fresh from your own kitchen.

Would highly recommend.

February 23

Excellent meal for my husbands 60th Birthday celebrations.

The food was amazing and dietary needs accommodated with no problems at all.

Arrived at our holiday home and provided three courses of delicious food and left the kitchen spotless afterwards.

Would definitely recommend

February 23

I just wanted to say thank you so much for such a wonderful meal on Thursday evening.

We were blown away by your fabulous food and brilliant service.

Thank you too for the additional scallops, tart and cheese board. It was really kind of you to do this.

Believe me, nothing has gone to waste.

Thank you again.

February 23

I just wanted to drop you a note to say a massive Thankyou for our wonderful supper last night.
The food was just delicious, we all loved it.
You and Liz made the evening totally stress free and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.

October 22

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for last night.

We have had lots of compliments on the food, and the team enjoyed working with you.
I will keep you updated on future events, as it would be great to work with you again.

September 22

Just a quick note to say a huge 'thank you' once again for your brilliant cooking over Christine's birthday weekend. Everyone really really enjoyed the food and the professionalism you showed throughout our celebrations. And we're very happy to recommend you, so do feel free to share our comments anywhere you like.

September 22

We had the pleasure of Julian’s exquisite chef services; on three evenings, during our holiday at the Waternook on Ullswater 5-12th August. Julian was personable professional and prepared, cooked and served our family the most delicious food. We would highly recommend Julian’s services which enhanced a magical holiday.

August 22

Just a quick email to say an absolutely massive thank you to you and Liz for such a delicious meal on Wednesday evening. My mum and dad were so surprised when we’d told them, shortly before you arrived, and we had such a wonderful evening (despite the hyper children!). The food was absolutely delicious and Liz’s service wonderful, and we couldn’t believe how sparkling clean the kitchen was left. Thank you so much for making it such a special evening!

August 22

Back home now and this email came through – it may or may not be of interest  but thought might be worth emailing before I forgot!
The food on Wednesday was wonderful -  thank you so much for making it such a special evening.
Wishing you all the best for the future

August 22

I just wanted to send you and email and thank you for the amazing job you did with the meal, it was all really delicious!

It was still amazing when we enjoyed it the next day and didn’t last very long. 

June 22

Thank you for the wonderful meal on Saturday 
You looked after us so efficiently and everybody loved their choices which were all so delicious 
All helping to make this weekend so special 
I will certainly mention you in my ‘report’

June 22

Just to say a big thank you for your excellent food and service.

Martin had a great 60th.

June 22

Thank you so much for Friday night, it really was the highlight of the weekend celebrations.

The food was absolutely outstanding and and I wish you every success in the future.

June 22

What a triumph the food was on Saturday.

Thanks so much to you and your team for the incredibly hard work and for making all the guests feels so welcome.

Lots and lots of compliments on the food and we were really impressed.

We will definitely be recommending you should anyone ask in future.

June 22

What a triumph the food was on Saturday.

Thanks so much to you and your team for the incredibly hard work and for making all the guests feels so welcome.

Lots and lots of compliments on the food and we were really impressed.

We will definitely be recommending you should anyone ask in future.

June 22

Fantastic and friendly service - couldn’t have asked for more!

Julian provided some jaw-dropping food for a group of 10 friends at our holiday rental,

we were all still talking about the apple tart days later!

Very happy to chat through the food with us and also work around our needs and requirements,

both in advance of the evening and during the evening.

Would recommend wholeheartedly.

March 22

I rarely leave reviews but felt Julian absolutely deserved a stunning review. We booked Julian for our second trip to Cumbria but this time for 3 nights. He exceeded our expectations. Every dish he made was excellent - delicious, beautifully presented and of top quality. He tailored the menu for my very fussy family. He did a covid test and wore a mask at all times. He and his staff were professional, friendly and accommodating and created a very comfortable environment. Will definitely book Julian again (for holidays and for private dining at home) and would highly recommend. Cannot praise enough.

December 21

Oh wow…what an amazing experience! 
We booked Julian for my Mum’s 70th birthday celebrations in The Lakes and we were not disappointed. 
From start to finish it was more than we could have hoped for.

We were so well looked after by Julian & Annabelle and the food was another level.

Beautifully prepared local produce that tasted sublime. 
If you’re looking for the ultimate foodie experience then look no further!!
Thank you Julian, Saturday night made our weekend

December 21

Wow. Just wow. Every single dish was so delicious! Julian and Annabelle were both professional and very friendly.

Thank you so much for coming to cook for us all - it made our mum’s birthday that extra bit special.

Would 100% recommend.

December 21

We booked Julian, with the help of Helen, to cook a celebration dinner at our holiday let for my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary. From start to finish, the communication and services offered were impeccable. Everyone commented how professional the service was and the meal was simply delicious. Thanks again.

November 21

Julian & his team catered a meal for my Parents 60th wedding anniversary at a farmhouse we'd rented for the weekend. We contacted Julian a few times before the event and all questions were answered promptly. He arrived at the time agreed and quickly got to work creating a fabulous meal. Very friendly team and the service was impeccable. Highly recommended

October 21

Julian cooked a fantastic meal for our family during our holiday. Absolutely delicious food and great, friendly service made for a very special evening. I would highly recommend treating yourself to a meal cooked by Julian! Thank you

September 21

We booked Julian for my parents belated golden wedding anniversary family get together as a surprise. Could not fault the experience at all. Julian was absolutely excellent and nothing was too much trouble, despite travelling out of his area to get to us. His food was delicious and he was friendly and professional. My parents loved it and it was the highlight of the weekend. Would highly recommend.

August 21

Absolute  fantastic chef from start to finish, food was beautiful such a wide choice service was lovely.

Highly recommend thank you  Julian for making are stay at Glastonbury old hall a very memorable one.

June 21

Just wanted to pop you a quick email to say WOW!

Thank you so, so much for our amazing meal last night. It was absolutely delicious and a real highlight of our day.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

We’re actually holding our blessing and ‘big wedding’ at Longlands next year on 2nd July if you were available (and willing) to cater for larger groups? It would be for about 60-70 people.  Absolutely no worries if not, just wanted to put feelers out

as we adored your food and thought you were great.

May 2021

Booked Julian for my mum's birthday as a suprise, literally couldn't fault our experience. Julian was responsive and helpful from the start. Arriving promptly, the food was outstanding and the professionalism second to none. He was friendly and made us feel very comfortable. Mum said it was the best meal she's had in years. We had a little one sleeping so ideal for us as an alternative option to going out. Very reasonable price too. Would definitely recommend and cannot wait to be able to do it again and try some more of Julian's delicious food!!

May 2021

Fantastic experience with easily some of the most delicious food I have ever had. I could not recommend Julian's service as The Cumbrian Chef highly enough, it made a long awaited family reunion and birthday celebration a truly memorable experience. Every single detail was perfect and the meal was simply beautiful. Julian was so friendly and kind and was happy to talk to us about the food when I started asking about how things were made. Just a completely luxurious experience, and best of all no dishes to clean up at the end of the night!!! Cheers, Julian!

May 2021

We are delighted with our experience with chef Julian, which exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious.  As a group with many vegetarians, we are always worried about veggie options being less interesting - that was not at all the case. In the days leading up to our dinner, Julian communicated clearly with us, assessing our equipment and ensuring he would have nice plates for  presentation. He also showed great flexibility with arrival time and kindly played along as we were trying to surprise our friend, who was celebrating his 40th birthday. On the day, Julian also showed a lot of consideration to COVID-19 safety, discussing our preferences, and wearing a mask to protect our little ones. He also kindly brought extra food and treats for the kids to try (we hadn't ordered food for them and had prepared a separate dish).  I would recommend it!

July 2020

Chef Julian was fantastic from start to finish. He called me a couple of days before the event to go over everything - we had hired a property for the weekend and being unsure of the quantity of what was there, Julian brought some plates as well just in case. He was very well prepared. On the evening, Julian was fantastic, he was friendly, personable and couldn't have done any more for us. All the food was incredible and was the same, if not better, than restaurant quality but with the personal touch of getting to see the chef. He also left the kitchen cleaner than what I think it was before he came!! Would definitely do this again and the whole party was so impressed and gave the wow factor to the weekend that I was looking for. Thank you so much for all your hard work!!"

March 2020 

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