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Some comments…

Hilary & Robin – 50th Wedding Anniversary Dinner – February 2023

Everything was perfect from my first meeting with Hari in August 202r to the actual event. Our friends were delighted by the novel idea of having a dinner prepared and served in the comfort of our home.

The food was original and delicious, and Julia our “waitress” was efficient and friendly. We hope to have Hari and his team to cater for us in the future!

Hari – It was a pleasure to facilitate your significant milestone – so glad you enjoyed it 

Russell & Ivonne – Day Course for 2 – Chinese Cookery  – June 2021

Hi Hari.

Thank you for a fantastic day. You have opened our eyes to Chinese cooking.

You are an excellent teacher with so much knowledge & experience with great tips.

The food we cooked with your help was terrific. From start to finish like the food, was a day well worth having again & again.

Thank you for your time & many tips & anecdotes. A day to remember with full stomachs & more confidence in cooking Chinese food.

With best wishes Ivonne & Russell

Hari – I am so pleased you enjoyed the day – you both did amazingly well and I hope you will continue to practice…

Linda & Mike – Hari2Go – Takeaway – January 2021

First time and definitely not the last, Mouth watering and every detail covered, we both enjoyed the whole experience. Although I did not have the beer Mick assured me it was delicious!

Hari – So glad you both enjoyed it all 

David – Birthday Dinner – January 2021

Thank you Hari for our wonderful meal you cooked to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Everything was first class from the satay sauce on the starter to the delicious duck main course and the beer bread almost stole the show. There was plenty of food to go round and we enjoyed the petit fours the following day!

Hari – I am so pleased the Birthday Dinner went down well and thank you for your kind comments 

Dominic – Hari2Go Takeaway Dinner – January 2021

Delicious meal with all the flavours & exciting presentation. Amazing what can be presented in a Tiffin box. Lemon posset was the best. Homemade & served with butter shortbread. Will be booking for the next one.

Julia – Alfresco Family Lunch Party – August 2020

I created the menu and H.C. produced an exceptional lunch buffet, beautifully presented and every dish simply scrumptious. My compliments to a very professional, talented chef and thank you for your first class service. I will most definitely use Hari in the future – if there is one dish that stands out, I would highly recommend the Bang Bang Chicken. Heartfelt thanks for taking all the stress out of entertaining and making the party so enjoyable as the hostess.

Hari – I am glad you all enjoyed it an many thanks for the kind comments

Stephen – 40th Birthday Dinner – February 2020

Hari Covert came to our house and cooked an amazing dinner for 16 friends. It was an incredible evening and we were all impressed with the skill and detail from the home baked beer bread through five delicious courses to the coffee and petit fours in the lounge afterwards.

We didn’t have to lift a finger all night and so were free to socialise with our friends as if we were guests in our own home – with a charming waitress serving us wine!

Very good price for the level of cookery we enjoyed. Will definitely use them again!

Hari – Stephen, thank you so much for your kind words, I am so glad you enjoyed your dinner. 

Kathy – Autumn Feast – October 2019

Absolutely lovely evening. Food was superb and great spending the evening with people that began as strangers and hopefully will be friends

David – Summer Sizzler – July 2019

Food was excellent as usual. Particularly taken by the Sansho Peppercorn seasoning. Will need to get some! The evening was completed by some unexpected ‘celebrity’ dinner guests!

Thank you Hari

Amanda – Hola Marden – June 2019

Perfect start to the weekend! Wonderful music, great company and amazing food. I had the veggie paella and the flavour was really good and the veg still had ‘bite’ – very happy to have seconds!! A couple of glasses of cider and the strawberries and cream – couldn’t fault it and can’t wait for another one! Especially good that it was in walking distance so the cider could be properly appreciated.

Debbie – Hola Marden – June 2019

What a fabulous night. The food was tasty, the cider was tasty, the location was great and the music was perfect. What a good start to the weekend, thank you.

Kathy – Hola Marden – June 2019

Fabulous event!  Food, cider, band, weather and company all made for a very enjoyable evening.

Marc – Half Day Cookery Course – November 2018

Having dined at Hari’s one knows he is an amazing chef. Thus I begged my wife to treat me to a learning session as a birthday treat.

I could not have asked for more from Hari. He asked what I wanted to learn, made suggestions and created a session just for me. He guided patiently, gently correcting my poor knife skills and showed me how to create a set of delicious classically cooked dishes that I would never have attempted on my own.

I’ve now got the confidence to try even more new recipes and ideas in my own kitchen.

Thank you Hari for an inspirational, edifying and tasty day!

Debz – May you join us Dinner – May 2018

I have written elsewhere but also wanted to add to the Guestbook. A fab-u-lous meal Hari, especially the risotto, oh – and the lamb oh – and the pavlova!! Great nibbles beforehand. Lovely company as well, a really scrumptious evening. Many thanks.

Helen – Full Day Cookery Course – April 2018

My husband gave me a day course with Hari as a birthday gift (not entirely selfless, I’m sure!). The experience was outstanding- Hari took care to understand my skill level and what I wanted to learn, before planning a bespoke day which was perfectly pitched. Hari is a natural teacher, I learnt far more beyond the planned recipes; how to minimise waste, make a good stock, rescue hollandaise, impromptu chocolate tasting…. I would happily do a similar day next year (hint to husband), it was great fun and I left with armfuls of goodies we had prepared. Thank you Hari for a great day.

Hari – Helen it was a real pleasure and I am glad you enjoyed it all 

Ivan – ” 16 Go mad in a Ski Chalet” – Weeks Chalet Catering  – Alpes d’Huez February 2018

Hi Hari, Wow. What a week. I have put on a couple of kilos. The food was outstanding, as always. Delightful afternoon cookies and cakes. Varied and flavoursome main courses. Delectable desserts. Thank you for making our hilarious skiing experience an exceptional culinary one, as well. Ivan

Hari – Pleasure was all mine – glad you thought it was good

Laura – Pre Wedding Dinner – September 2017

A wonderful relaxed evening with all the stress calmly taken on by Hari and Julia, including the addition of 6 extra guests at the very last minute. The food was amazing and our American visitors were awed – thank you both for ensuring that our wedding weekend got off to a cracking start.

Hari – Glad you enjoyed your pre wedding dinner and good the big day went well both here and in NYC… 

Peter & Linda – Private Birthday Party – September 2017

I used Hari for a very special birthday for my wife . Both Hari the chef, and his assistant Julia were outstanding.

Julia had my grandchildren helping lay the tables and helping with the food set up which they absolutely loved.

I found Hari so unobtrusive and professional and was keen to share his recipe and tips.

The food was amazing and there was certainly plenty of it . I wouldn’t hesitate booking him again a truly fantastic experience.

Thank you so much Hari & Julia for making my wife’s birthday so special.

Hari – So glad we helped to make Linda’s day special – it was a pleasure cooking and serving your family

Kim & Steve – End of the World August 2017

What a great evening.
We were greeted with some wonderful cooking smells to whet our appetites and the welcome drinks and nibbles went down a treat. The starter and main were over and above our expectations; the flavours were amazing and so very tasty but the piece de resistance was the Anno vodka jelly, strawberry parfait and the oh so wonderful warm fresh shortbread. Thank you Hari for a very enjoyable evening.

Sue & Nigel – End of the World August 2017

Hari, another excellent evening with you, your wife and the other guests !! Sue and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with a tiptop menu choice, highest quality ingredients and cooking skills rounded off with engaging conversation with fellow diners and yourselves. We will certainly be visiting you again and will be recommending you to friends and family. Keep it up, Ciao for now Sue and Nigel

Angela – Covert on the Mountain Crowborough March 2017

6 of us attended the covert on the mountain dinner and it was excellent. The food was imaginative, very well cooked and delicious to eat. The service was friendly and attentive and we all thoroughly enjoyed the evening, thanks a lot, would definitely attend another.

Sue & Nigel – Game On Dinner February 2017

Another scintillating culinary extravaganza with the “Game On” event at Hari’s secret location on Sat 25 Feb !!This 4-course meal with its game produce theme was perfectly cooked and presented with the added surprise of a tasty welcome drink/nibbles and afterwards coffee/tea with warm homemade shortbread….delicious. The locally sourced game dishes consisting of venison, wood pigeon and guinea fowl all complemented each other as we ate each course. Hari you have excelled yourself and the convivial company of the other guests made it a thoroughly enjoyable “foodie” evening which we hope to repeat again soon. If you haven’t tried one of Hari’s secret location events you should try and open your taste buds to new experiences in homely and friendly surroundings. You won’t be disappointed.

Hari – Thank you so much for such lovely comments, the pleasure was all mine.

Sally – Half Day Cookery Course – February 2017

Just to say thank you. The half day Cookery Course for my 12 year old was a huge success. To quote “It was a once in a life time experience” . The risotto, focaccia, home made pasta and lemon possett surpassed his and our expectations..!

There was nothing left from all of the dishes. This ranged from 10 – 86 year old dietary preferences. More to the point – I was told that “Sir” was a great teacher because he told me what to do but made sure that I did it myself.  Thanks Hari

Hari – Dewi was a model student – I am so glad he enjoyed himself welcome anytime!

Andrew Thurston – The Pot Luck Dinner – January 2017

Cauliflower and white chocolate; very different, and being a chocoholic would have liked two chocolate flakes sticking out of it!
Tagine and Cheesecake bursting with flavour and uniqueness (particularly the slight ‘kick’ to the tagine) Lovely ambience, lovely evening.
Thanks as ever Hari!

Clare Palastanga – The Pot Luck Dinner – January 2017

A lovely evening with deliciously tasty food, thank you. Will be back soon,

Alison Dry – The Pot Luck Lunch – January 2017

We had no idea what to expect and like other’s were a bit apprehensive before hand as we didn’t know what we would be eating, how well it was going to be cooked or really where we were going to be eating it! We needn’t have worried – It all turned out very well and we all enjoyed our meal. The Cauliflower Risotto was a very unusual combination but worked and the tagine was delicious as was the cheesecake. Hari and his waitress were lovely. I’m sure this won’t be my last visit.

Terry Mills – The Pot Luck Dinner – January 2017

I hadn’t seen the menu, so had no idea what to expect, except that I knew it would be good ! And so it was, and thank you for catering for myself and Fi’s alternative requirements, every course was excellent! All that, plus such friendly and chatty company made for a wonderful evening, can’t wait until we can do it again !!

Terry and Fi

Rob Bird – The Pot Luck Dinner – January 2017

Cauliflower & White Chocolate Risotto – well that’s a new one but WOW
Lamb tagine – pure heaven on a fork
Lemon & Lime Cheesecake – well that’s a perfect indulgence.
…… and all for a tenner?
Another splendid evening chez Covert that lived well up to expectations. Thank you, Hari.

Kim & Steve Smith  – The Pot Luck Dinner – January 2017

We were a little apprehensive as we had no idea what we were going to eat. We met two of our fellow diners outside, and were soon chatting away with the rest of our table over pre-dinner drinks and nibbles. The meal was amazing; flavour combinations we had not tried before but definitely want to try again – cauliflower and white chocolate, green beans and lemon – just wow and that beer bread — I want the recipe please. Can’t wait to do this again and would recommend without hesitation. Thank you Hari, a really enjoyable evening.

Hari – Glad you both enjoyed it my Beer Bread Recipe can be found here 

Hans & Julie-Ann – The Itch Dinner – Nov 2016
After seven years I think it was fantastic that we were able to celebrate this occasion with you….. and as we have come to expect the menu definitely didn’t disappoint with the many variety of flavours we experienced, they were amazing, but the sea bass did stand out the most I think, but I do also have to mention your beer bread and also your banana jam Thank you again for yet another lovely evening.

Mandy Bissell – The Itch Dinner – Nov 2016
Hi Hari & Julia, Thank you so much for a really fun evening! The food was absolutely divine and Julia’s attention to detail was second to none! Yo and I decided the Sea Bass was our favourite, a dish to die for! We will be back! Thanks again. Mandy

Graham & Lindi – The  Itch Dinner – Nov 2016
A most enjoyable and tasty evening. As always a most enjoyable culinary experience , with each dish bringing interesting combinations and flavours. Particularly enjoyed the sea bass with ginger cream sauce. Will be back.

Sarah Hughes – The Itch Dinner – Nov 2016
Hi Hari! Thank you so much for Friday’s ‘Itch Dinner’. We all had a wonderful evening, debating which of the 7 course tastings was our favourite- it was so hard to choose! The food was absolutely delicious and as always the service and company were great too. I can’t thank you enough for providing a wonderful special birthday celebration. We will be back soon!

Nigel Barton – Slope Off Friday Lunch – Nov 2016
This was an excellent meal with a very comfortable ambience. Menu choice from two for each course and everyone cleaned their plates to assist the washing up !! Hari and team made us all very welcome and the dining room contained a very practical large square table to sit the 15 of us. Thoroughly recommend this secret dining experience as you certainly won’t be disappointed !!

Fiona Stephens – Slope Off Friday Lunch – Nov 2016
I attended the lunch not really knowing what to expect and it was fabulous! Great food, lovely venue and a convivial atmosphere and great value for money – would highly recommend Hari Covert.

Charles Tassell – Slope Off Friday Lunch – Nov 2016
What a wonderful afternoon, great guests and superb food. The mushroom starter was outstanding, how did you get such an amazing flavor from mushrooms. The Oven Baked Sea Bass was great, I always go for fish when I know the chef is first class, as good fish well cooked never disappoints.. Finally, as an apple grower how could I not have the Homemade Apple Crumble with Taywell Ice Cream, especially as Mr Taywell Ice Cream was a fellow guest.

Alastair Jessel – Slope Off Friday Lunch – Nov 2016
Great food, great company, great service – couldn’t ask for any more!

Victoria Field – Anno Gin Dinner – Oct 2016
A lovely evening. The food was great and what an interesting venue! I would love the recipe for the Duck Rillettes with Green Peppercorns & Sloe Gin Jelly and the Gin soaked sponge and burnt vanilla cream please. Many thanks

Sam – Vastint drinks party – Sept 2015
Great paella cooked freshly for us and our guests – perfect party food to accompany a few beers!

Debbie – Covert Cook School – Feb 2013
Covert cookery lessons rock! Thank you so much for your patient and clear instructions – we were both really chuffed that we successfully filleted the fish and delighted to eat it in your lovely recipe. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning with you and we certainly hope that we will be able to repeat the experience in the not too distant future.

Debbie – January Sale Dinner – Jan 2013
Wonderful dinner on 19/1/13. Food is first class – I highly recommend this secret dining experience.


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