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Michel Lemoine personal chef Bath

Michel Lemoine accomplished French chef Bath



Chef/Proprietor of the highly-regarded Bistro La Barrique French restaurant in Bath can be your personal chef for privately catered events.

  • Private chef providing a personally-cooked dinner party in your own home
  • Monthly Saltford Supper Club
  • Outside catering for your celebration event
  • Cookery Demonstrations

Personal Chef in and around Bath
Let me organize and cook your dinner party for you. I can provide you with the ultimate dining experience. Wonderful French cookery prepared in your own home, without any clearing or washing up to do. I'll agree the menu with you, which will be based on three courses (see some example menus in the PDF below). Everything will be organized for you - not just the food but also plates, cutlery etc. What a treat! Of course you will be assured of exceptional style and quality, and with me as your personal chef for the evening, you’ll be free to focus on entertaining your guests without having to worry about the food as well. All you need to do is to supply the wine(s) and glasses.

Perfect for a unique and distinctive private celebration, or a fabulous way to entertain your special corporate clients.

BLB spring menu download 1
Personal Chef Service - Sample Menus
See three example 3-course selections ranging from £40-£60 pp.
Click here to see the PDF

The menus above are a guide and can be adapted to suit your specific requirements. If you are interested in this service please email me at with your enquiry, providing some outline details : date, location, number of guests, occasion, initial thoughts as to requirements, together with your day and evening contact telephone numbers, so that I can call you back to discuss further.

For practical reasons, travelling distance would need to be limited to a maximum 10-15 mile radius around Bath.

Outside Catering in Bath
Looking for that intimate private celebration with a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ for the added ingredient? If so, maybe Michel can help. Let me organize all the catering for your event to make it a truly special occasion – typically for 20-30 people. Email me ( initially with some basic information: the nature of the celebration, where it will be held, some details of the kitchen arrangements, also for how many people, type of menu required, plus the date, timings and your contact details: email and day/eve phone numbers.

Cookery demonstrations
Michel is passionate about the food he creates and loves nothing more than to share this passion with an audience, large or small. Most recently he was up at London Olympia for The France Show in January 2015.

Michel at The France Show, Olympia, January 2015 (Click on images to enlarge)

Private parties at our restaurant in central Bath
Our centrally-located Bath restaurant is available as a venue for parties, wedding receptions, corporate entertainment, special events and private hire.

The restaurant can cater for up to 30 on the ground floor, plus an additional 18 on the lower ground floor which can be reserved for your exclusive use. Plus, on fine weather days, we can accommodate a further 20 in our secluded rear courtyard.

Originally studying cookery in his native France and first working in Paris, Michel came to London in the 1980s to work with such illustrious names as the Roux Brothers, Alistair Little, and with Simon Hopkinson at Bibendum.

Moving to the West Country in the 90s, Michel joined Bristol’s Glass Boat as head chef. By 1998 he had become a partner in Byzantium and then went on to build a reputation for quality French bistro cuisine as proprietor of the highly-regarded No.5 restaurant in Bath. He set up Bath's now celebrated Bistro La Barrique French restaurant in 2008.



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Bistro La Barrique    31 Barton Street  Bath    Tel: 01225 463 861


Opening times:
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 1200-1430 hours
Evening: Monday to Thursday 1730–2200 hours;
Friday & Saturday 1730–2230 hours
Sunday - closed

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