The Dimblebee Catering Company Caterers & Catering Hire in Leicestershire

The Dimblebee Catering Company

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Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £70

Price Range: £60 - £80

Features & Services

Full hire crockery, linen, glassware, equipment

Bar Hire

Canapes, Banqueting, BBQ, Afternoon Tea, Buffets, Vintage

Homemade and Handmade Food

Traditional English Rustic Style

Modern English Style

Professional staffing in uniform

Professional Wedding Caterers

Specialist outside caterers marquees, tipis, venues or at home

Family Style Table Sharing Menus

Formal Banqueting

NICHE Magazine Best Wedding Services

The FOOD Awards England - Best Caterer

As featured in VOGUE

best wedding caterers

sharing menu



rustic wedding


What kind of food do you specialise in?


Do you offer tastings?


Do you offer a bespoke wedding menu, or do I need to choose from set menus?

Yes, our experienced head chef would sit down and create a bespoke menu just for your wedding day.

Can you supply wine and soft drinks?

Yes, full bar.

How far in advance should I book my wedding caterer?

6 months up to a year.

What do your prices start from?


Which wedding venues do you work with?

Huntsmill Farm, Willow Marsh Farm, Boughton House, Ladywood Estate, Keythorpe Manor, Stanford Hall, Castle View Farm, Dodmoor House ect.

Can you cater for a marquee wedding?


Do you provide tableware such as linens and napkins?

We provide all hire, cutlery, crockery, glassware, linen and napkins.

Do you provide glassware?


Can you cater for unusual dietary requirements and allergies?


Do you cater for halal guests?


Do you cater for kosher guests?


About The Dimblebee Catering Company

Award Winning Wedding Caterers covering Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, & across the Midlands. Professional staff & high quality handmade Wedding Catering. We deliver discreet & professional service with fabulous high quality menus

Specialist Outside Caterers for marquees, tipi, venues or at home, Dimblebee Catering deliver high quality professional wedding catering and hire and are approved by some of the most prestigious UK venues.

We have only the best reputation for stylish handmade catering with discreet friendly and professional service for events where quality matters.

Our passion is high quality handmade/homemade fare and unique traditional styling and we have created some delicious sample menus and service styles which are on our website. We can of course design a bespoke service or menu to suit your tastes or your story.

Try our unique 'family style' table sharing menus or trademarked 'rustic slider' canapes or a fun 'mashtini' bar!

We will work with you to tailor the perfect package to suit your event including linens, glassware, crockery, staffing, equipment and bar.
If you are looking to cater for special dietary requirements - just ask!

We can cater from 20 to 1,000 guests be it formal banqueting, relaxed table sharing menus, buffets, canapes, table picnics, afternoon tea, fun evening food or BBQ. You will receive the best professional and personalised service and delicious homemade food.

Contact us today and come to see us in the new tasting room at our custom built 5 star rated kitchens in Leicester, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Dimblebee Catering – Multi award winning high quality wedding caterers Leicestershire, Northampton, Oxfordshire & Midlands.

Customer Reviews

The food for our wedding was delicious and looked fantastic, and we had great feedback from our guests. The chef team also created a perfect main course that we specifically wanted. Although we had a few complications on the day, Millie and her team were so helpful and willing to make everything right for us. I’m sure many other catering firms can create great food, but the helpful and caring team at Dimblebee really proved we made the right decision. Would definitely use Dimblebee again and recommend to others.

Dimblebee catered our wedding earlier this year. Emi, Millie and the team were fantastic throughout. Although we had booked and agreed most of our plans before COVID, the team remained flexible and responsive, taking into account the various changes we had to make in light of the changing government's guidelines...Your support and service during such uncertain times was really appreciated! On the day, the food and service was spot on - we could not have asked for more. I'd highly recommend their services to those who are on the search for a quality and reliable caterer.

Dear Emi and Millie, We would also like to say how wonderful it was working with you and your team. From Ian’s first contact with you, everything was really easy and we so appreciated all the menu food and arrangements. Everyone had such a great time and all agreed it really made our weekend. Thanks so much. All the best Debbie Lord and Lady Livingston of Parkhead

Hi Millie, Our experience was excellent; the food was delicious (many people commented as such) and with healthy portions. Your attention to detail was appreciated and the professionalism and flexibility of the team to accommodate our requests on the day was brilliant - indeed, they had already spotted 2 place name changes for the vege's before I even had told them! Genuinely though, absolutely awesome and I'll definitely be recommending you if anyone is in need of catering in the area. Thanks for being so fantastic in helping make the day be so special for us. Best wishes Simon

Hi Milijana / Emese, Just writing to say a huge thank you for all your efforts on Saturday. Everything was absolutely perfect, we had so many compliments from our guests about how good the food was and how professional the staff were. We also really appreciated all the tidying up that you did at the end of the night, we woke up on Sunday morning to find almost nothing for us to do apart from load up the car with all our decorations and enjoy our first breakfast as a married couple. So thank you again!! Kind regards, Rebecca

We were honestly shocked by the professionalism and standard of service you guys provided on Saturday. Everyone raves about the food, and how lovely all the staff were, including me. They always made an effort to come up to us and let us know the timings, if they could get us anything else etc. I really wasn’t expecting it to be such a fantastic experience. One thing I would say is that the lead up to the day we didn’t know anything about the carving knives or how it was going to be served really until the day, but it’s such a big selling point for you I would definitely make more of it on your website / social media / email communication. I think our photographer got some really good shots just of the food so we will send them through when we get them back. Thanks again, you guys really made the day special for us x Elinor

We Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing food and service at our wedding. From the first contact with you guys through to the set up and service on the day it was utterly faultless. Everyone commented on the quality of the food and the attentiveness of the staff. Everything was served with good humour and a smile and the food was utterly delicious. The dessert canapés were breathtaking and we absolutely loved the whole bowl food concept which was perfect for our informal wedding. We’re so glad we found you and would recommend you wholeheartedly and without hesitation. I know we had a very small celebration when compared to your usual wedding setup but despite the intimacy of the venue and the guest list, we were treated throughout like it was a royal wedding! Thank you so much for making our day so special. We have so many lovely memories and many will be due to the wonderful way you made our guests feel. You’re all superstars

To Robert, Milijana and team, we just want to say a massive thank you for the service at our wedding on Saturday! Milijana, you and your sister were fantastic! You made it all so easy for us and it all went so smoothly! Your waiting staff were excellent and so polite! Could you also please thank James for us as we did not get chance to see him, the food he had cooked and prepared for us was amazing! We had so many comments from our guests on how good it all was!! Robert thank you for always putting my mind at rest when I had a few panics!!! You truly are a fab team! We couldn't have done it without you!! Thank you so much!

I would like to thank Dimblebee Catering for a service second to none at our daughter's wedding. The food and service was excellent from start to finish, delivered in a professional and efficient manner.Highly recommended.

I wanted to say thank you. The food was fantastic, the presentation lovely and your staff were very courteous, friendly and professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dimblebee Catering!

Hi Team, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your service at the wedding last weekend! We have had so many compliments about how nice the food was and how great the service and staff were! We couldn't have wished for a better day! Many thanks again! We are all very much looking forward to seeing you all again in October for my sisters wedding!

Thank you so much for the excellent service we received when you catered our wedding recently. We knew your food was of an excellent standard already, but we were particularly impressed with your professionalism and the way you inspired confidence in the planning process and on the day. We would not hesitate to recommend you. Lydia and Richard

Dimblebee catering provided the catering at our recent wedding. Everything from a trial taster evening, communicating numbers and choices, catering for a huge range of dietary requirements, setting up prior to the event, serving drinks, producing an amazing afternoon tea and cooking a yummy BBQ was absolutely fantastic. Thank you everyone once again!

We couldn't have asked for more from Dimblebee Catering. Right from the initial meeting to the clear up at the end of the night, nothing was too much trouble. They made our day not only memorable but stress free. The food was all delicious and the service fantastic. We can't thank them enough!

Can not thank the team enough for their service from start to finish for our wedding Saturday. From the very start their service has been impeccable and the food was just fantastic. We had so many lovely comments from the guests about how lovely it all was. Thank you so much, couldn't recommend you enough Lauren and James Matts

To everyone at Dimblebee Catering, Thank you for the most incredible wedding breakfast. The food was outstanding and all of the team were very professional and could not do enough for us. Lots of love Vinny and Louise xxxx

Thank you so much for the fantastic catering and cake at our wedding. It wasn’t easy to manage the house, tipi and inclement weather and you handled it spectacularly and with the utmost professionalism and a smile. The food was fantastic and plentiful and so many guests could not stop talking about the venison. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone and everyone on the future – thank you for all your hard work. We had a wonderful wedding day and it would not have been half so good without you. All the best, Rosalie and Sam

From the first time I spoke to you on the telephone and more so on our first meeting I was left with the feeling that I was dealing with a professional catering company. This has proved to be the case and I feel that this should not pass without being acknowledged. Thank you to you all and your excellent staff on the actual wedding day. To the best of my knowledge there were no issues on either side, in fact, I heard only compliments from the guests. However as you know I was only responsible for the drinks. Thank you once again and if I am asked by any one I shall have no hesitation in recommending the Dimblebee Catering Company. Many thanks. Your Sincerely, Giles Butlin

Just a quick note to thank the Dimblebee's team for all their help yesterday at Cleobury Mortimer. The team worked so hard and were exceptionally professional. The bar team were fantastic. The gourmet burgers were very tasty and certainly fun to build (for young and old!) Many thanks again, Laura & Ben Johnson

The food was delicious and looked so attractive. Superb presentation. We were impressed by the friendliness and the professionalism of the team who arranged and served the drinks and food. They were most attentive. Please thank them all. The service you offered made the party the success it was. I shall have no hesitation in recommending your company to friends. Thank you once again. Best Wishes Tim

Just a quick note to thank the Dimblebee's team for all their help yesterday at Cleobury Mortimer. The team worked so hard and were exceptionally professional. The bar team were fantastic. The gourmet burgers were very tasty and certainly fun to build (for young and old!) Many thanks again, Laura & Ben Johnson

We would like to take this opportunity to say a MASSIVE thank you for all your help and support from day one up to the wedding. You and your teams were amazing on our wedding day. We have had been inundated with compliments for the food and the service. You have been very accommodating and we really appreciate that. The efficiency and professionalism of the team on the day was outstanding and went above and beyond helping where ever we needed it - from providing us with more prosecco to get us through the photo shoot to helping move tables so people could dance. Thank You again, we will be 100% recommending you to our friends and family.

I just wanted to thank you and all your team for providing the most delicious food and for looking after us so well on Saturday night. Everything went to plan and it was absolutely perfect. Many of our guests said how amazing the catering was! Hopefully it won’t be too long before we need to contact you to cater for us again. I will have to start thinking of something else we need to celebrate! Thank you again Paula, Adrian, Mark and Dan

I had the utter delight of working with Simon and the Dimblebee Team for one of my couples' weddings in April and I couldn't sing their praises any more highly. From the very first email exchange until the very last glass was cleared on the day, they couldn't have been more efficient, professional and - most importantly for someone like me - pure joy to work with. As an international wedding coordinator, I work with a vast variety of catering companies, but Dimblebee Catering truly stand out. It's a finely honed skill to be able to combine impeccable service and exquisite food with a gloriously cheerful attitude. The Dimblebee Crew have it all in spades and I'd be thrilled if I got to work with them again. Anna (Bride & Glory)

We wanted to say a massive 'thank you' for our wedding catering on Saturday. We wanted to say how brilliant the food was throughout the day and also the quality of service provided. It was so impressive; the quality was just excellent throughout and the service of your staff so impeccable. Many of our guests commented on it and we felt it made such a good impact on the day. Many thanks - it was truly excellent all round - you and your whole staff team were just superb.

We had an absolute ball at our wedding and couldn't have asked for better food and service. We have received so many compliments of the food honestly it was very well executed and truly delicious! We also loved the bar staff, who held their own with the rowdy bunch and i think were a HUGE hit with the crowd that propped themselves up for the majority of the night. Thank you all again! Mr&Mrs D.Natale

That was 'some wedding'! Thank you so much for the catering for Rob and Leah's wedding. I have lost count of the number of people that have come up to me and spontaneously mentioned the quality of the food. It is fair to say you wowed our guests, and you certainly both wowed me and proved me wrong! I thought having a 3 course choice menu would be a challenge, and despite some last minute changes to guests (some avoidable, some less so!) and tables, you all coped brilliantly. I could not be more impressed. I will not hesitate to recommend you! Thank you again, and please pass on my thanks to ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE involved - special mention to the waiting staff who had to duck under tent poles - hope no one had a sore head on Sunday morning. I did, but that may have been for a different reason.... Ross

We just wanted to say a huge huge thank you for the amazing food on our wedding day. Not only did we love it but our guests have been talking about it ever since. Your team on the day were fantastic. So efficient and very productive. The photographer at our wedding has asked for your details as she is getting married next year so I have forwarded your email to her. We keep on thinking of another event that we could plan just to have you all back :-) Thank you again xx

Dear Simon, Sam, Robert & Team, What a wonderful weekend! Thank you for the delicious food and support – both on the day itself and in the run up to it. We had great feedback in how lovely the food was and how attentive your staff were – one of our cousins even wrote us an email on the following day to make sure we told you this!! They were so impressed! The attention to detail and the real care that went into everything was what made it so special. Thank you!! Beth, James and Families

I wanted to say a big thank you to all involved with our wedding catering... the food was perfect and the staff so very professional and did a fantastic job to squeeze around everyone. Our guests were very impressed with the whole service as were we. We know that you guys went above and beyond so thank you again! Thank again for everything, we hope the day went as smoothly for you as it appeared to!Hollie and Mike xx

A Big THANK YOU for all you did for us on our wedding day, we were so pleased with the catering and so were our guests. Your service could not have been more suited to the atmosphere we wanted. It was professional but so friendly. We had so many good compliments from our guests regarding the quality and helpfulness of the staff the food the service (and the quantity!!). Best wishes Lauren and Kevin XX

A Big THANK YOU for all you did for us on our wedding day, we were so pleased with the catering and so were our guests. Your service could not have been more suited to the atmosphere we wanted. It was professional but so friendly. We had so many good compliments from our guests regarding the quality and helpfulness of the staff the food the service (and the quantity!!). Best wishes Lauren and Kevin XX

Thanks to the team for their outstanding service and quality of our wedding banquet on Saturday in Buckinghamshire. Unusually for a wedding everybody was delighted with the food and service on offer and we had not a single grumble or complaint, excellent job all round! Personally I only had a small bit as my pre-speech nerves were shot, in hindsight I should have just tucked in… Genuinely excellent work team. Many thanks again, Jim

We just want to say thank you, your food was superb. How you managed to create such amazing food when we were in a marquee utterly amazing!! Your staff are so friendly and clearly have a great passion to work with you as that came over very clearly. We couldn't have been happier with your service and will highly recommend you to all our friends thank you Hannah & Matt wedding on 18th June 2016

Whow what an amazing day we had last Saturday 30th July 2016 made even more amazing from our wonderful wedding caterers the Dimblebee team. From my first early chats over the phone with the lovely Sam and Robert to our first meeting and a year in the planning the team were so very professional, always made us feel so warm and welcome when we popped over at our menu taster we could of sat and chatted all day with Sams amazing food creations and great company these guys aren't just a business but the most lovely caring kind family too. On the big day the food was just as delicious as our menu taster, Sam worked so very hard and Simon was always on hand if we needed him and making sure our guests were happy relaxed and enjoying the wedding breakfast. The team were smart helpful and delivered a great job, or family and friends absolutely loved the delicious sharing bbq it was fun and effective gave a real talking point, relaxed and cool but delicious and looked amazing too. Guys I hope too enjoyed the day as much as we did and our family and friends too your very special to me and lee and our family thank you for being a huge part of our day take care love and lee x

To the wonderful Dimblebee crew … I was meaning to do this sooner (but I basically stayed away from technology on the honeymoon!) but myself and Nick would just like to say a huge and heartfelt Thank You! For not only putting on a fantastic wedding breakfast but for going above and beyond our expectations to make sure we had the perfect day! Our friends and family were equally blown away and I am still getting compliments to pass on for the food and impeccable service :-). We were so touched by all the additional effort you put into the day, from last minute Chinese supermarket hunts, to keeping all the millions of candles lit, to giving the marquee entrance a spruce up, and of course to giving our wedding cake the most Amazing make-over ever (Sam I am convinced you are an actual fairy godmother!!!) the day would honestly not have been the same without you all. Particular thanks to Robert – such a shame we didn't meet but thanks for being so helpful in the lead up! From start to finish you were all brilliant and it was an absolute pleasure to have you there as part of our wedding. I genuinely hope our paths will cross again in the future.

Congratulations to everyone at Dimblebee's, so well deserved. This is absolutely why we chose you to cater our wedding. Only the best would do! Xx Thank you for your fantastic Afternoon Tea on Saturday. It was absolutely perfect and all of our guests commented on how beautiful and delicious it was. The attention to detail and service was impeccable. Thank you for being part of our special day xx

Our decision to use Dimblebee Catering for our wedding day has proved to be an absolute triumph. We have been overjoyed with our dealings with you and have received many compliments from our guests regarding the food and the quality and friendliness (yet quiet efficiency) of your waiting staff. Love from us all, Susan x

We just wanted to say thank you so much for the food and the service you provided at our wedding. It was such a wonderful day and everyone loved the food. Aimee was brilliant on the day and helped the day run very smoothly. Thank you to Sammy too who helped us make the perfect BBQ menu for our guests. Sorry we haven't emailed before this, we've just come back off our honeymoon. Thank you again Amy & Matt

Dear Robert, Sam and Aimee. We LOVED our wedding - right from word "go" when we came to see you, you understood completely what we wanted to do with our relaxed menu. The food was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS and all the staff were just brilliant reacting to last minute changes and keeping our rowdy bunch of friends & families well 'oiled'! You all worked your socks off until the wee hours & we really appreciate it. Thank you so very much. Lots of love from Sarah & Graham xxx

Thank you so, so much for you continued help, professionalism, friendliness throughout the whole process, I can honestly say I have never worked with such great caterers!! From the moment I enquired with you I felt in very capable, safe hands and I always knew you were only a call away if I needed anything- which is just brilliant service. You made the day by going above and beyond to fix leaks, do special birthday plates- really just fantastic & lovely people you are!! I only hope I get to do more events that need caterers so I can use you again! Thank you a million times! Katie

Wow! We cannot thank Dimblebee Catering enough for making our wedding celebration so perfect. We had an idea of what we wanted with a Moroccan theme and they certainly delivered. The food was just amazing from presentation to taste. The staff couldn't do enough for us and our guests. Many of our friends said it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding and those who have weddings coming up have already asked for contact details. We would 100% recommend Dimblebee's and want to thank them for making it so special. Thank you so much. Mr & Mrs Watson xx

We couldn't have asked for any more, so much so, I don't really know where to start.Right from the first contact, these guys have been amazing. we didn't make it easy, trying to organise our wedding from overseas, but Robert, Sam & the team have been brilliant every step of the way. They were so helpful during the day before, helping us get the marquee set up and everything in place. On the day everything ran absolutely great even when we were running late, nothing was a problem. The food was amazing, the team got everything absolutely spot on, from the canapes to the dinner right through to the evening BBQ,everything was just amazing. I really don't think the wedding would have half as good without these guys, they really felt like part of the wedding and were even up dancing later on! every guest commented how ace they all were. Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Service and food all 5* MR & MRS Hine

From start to finish Sam and her team made our wedding day just as special as we dreamed of. When choosing the food Sam was full of ideas and completely hit the nail on the head as the food on the day was presented beautifully by the team, professional in appearance and the food tasted amazing!! Thank you so so much for all you've done, love 'Hazards' xxx

From the second I first spoke to Sam, I knew I had made the right decision to use Dimblebees. She instantly understood our vision and made it come to life. Service was exemplary right up until the day and they went above and beyond to ensure everything was just right. On the day the food was out of this world- every guest complimented the flavours and combinations. The team were hardworking and friendly. More than that, every aspect of the service we had expected was outdone by Sam, Jamie and the team. They made the day what it was. Thank you! Vikki Bishop

Brilliant caterers, Sammy and the Team were perfect from start to finish and we would highly recommend.

Where do I start... We cannot thank Dimblebee Caterers in Leicester enough for everything they did to make our wedding day so very special. We could not have wished for better wedding caterers or people to work with, and no words can describe our gratitude. Dimblebee's put in so much effort before the big day talking us through our options, giving us tasters and menus and for that we are so grateful. They really did make the whole process enjoyable and stress fee and we cannot commend them enough for that. And for the day itself, everything was perfect from setting up the reception tables at the farm the day before to the end of the day. The food (canapés then beautiful rustic roasted meats) was stunning and presented beautifully and many of our guests have said it was the best wedding catering they have ever experienced. And the famous Dimblebee cheese wedding cake... wow it was stunning! Robert, Sam & Jamie have a truly great team and we extend our thanks to them all. And a special thanks to Sammy for being there all day, helping with the dress malfunction and being all round lovely! Thank you so very much! Mr & Mrs Roberts-Morrow

Sam and her team were absolutely wonderful in catering for our wedding in Nottingham recently, despite the problems of working in a small, old kitchen at our venue. They did everything they could to make the day run smoothly and the food was delicious, commented on by all our guests. They even did a special Vegan menu for one of our guests, and she said it was some of the very best Vegan food she'd ever eaten. From our first meeting with Sam, we felt looked after and paid attention to. Sam was even there to greet me as I arrived at the venue in my wedding dress, which was really sweet. Thankyou all for being so awesome and for lovely food! :)

Did you get our voicemail, it was just to say a massive thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day. The food and service were amazing and you went above and beyond to help us when we were stressing about the rain forecast! We loved the food so much! We didn’t have a taster session because we were short of time so even though we had complete trust in you, we didn’t really know what to expect. But it was so tasty and right up our street! That creamy mash! So many people have commented on that! It was beautifully presented too. All of our friends and family loved the food and the service just surpassed all of our expectations! The staff were so lovely and professional but also really relaxed and a good laugh too! The coped so well with our self-stocked/strange bar! What was the lady at the front of house? I can’t remember her name now… sorry, but she was just brilliant! Honestly, I don’t know what we would have done without Dimblebee’s on our wedding day. Sammy, you were so much more than a chef and I felt like you were our wedding planner and you completely put my mind at rest the day before the wedding when I felt like I had no idea what I was doing! Thank you for the help with the tables and the extra entrance/shelter – amazing that we didn’t need it in the end! So, thank you so much. We will definitely recommend your services to anyone who are looking for caterers. Can’t thank you enough! Anyway, that’s enough gushing – take it easy! Best wishes, Kate and Dev x

Sam and Dimblebee Catering were a great choice of caterer for our wedding on 1st September 2012. The food provided on the day was excellent and a huge number of guests commented on the quality of the food. Sam was extremely keen to provide us with the menu we were looking for and delivered on the brief perfectly. Nobody went hungry as the amount of food matched the very high quality. All staff were also a credit to the company. Would highly recommend.

Customer Service Shortlist 2015
Customer Service Winner 2016
Customer Service Finalist 2017
Customer Service Finalist 2018

The Dimblebee Catering Company

Unit 10 Linwood Workshops, Linwood Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 6QJ

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