What people say

People have said some very nice things about us and our recipes. Here’ a little taster…
  • Beef Bourguignon

    “My wife and I have just eaten your Beef Bourguignon meal and it was super! Could have been served in a top restaurant, looking forward to the next meal.”

    Mrs Pamela Pitts

    17/04/16

    “The Beef Bourguignon is the best I have ever tasted! I quite like cooking myself, but will never cook BB again now I have found yours! … Thank you so much for your delightful food!”

    Miss Polly Black

    06/03/16

    “This evening we very much enjoyed our first Charlie Bigham meal for dinner. It was delicious, well presented, full of meat and veg. Gravy well seasoned and the right consistency.”

    Mrs Judith Ann Smith

    01/03/16

    “Just wanted to say “thank you”, I was always against pre made meals from shops, but i have been converted! I have tried almost all your dishes and pies and I have to say that they are so full of flavour and a good size, I have not been disappointed at all. Thank you for making my life easier when I get home from work.”

    Miss Samantha Dickinson

    22/01/15

  • Beef Cannelloni

    “Gorgeous dish! I do a lot of home cooked italian dishes and making canneloni is a faff as it takes so long. This tasted so delicious and was so moist, no dry pasta edges anywhere! The favours were excellent. I’ll be trying a few of these. Well done guys.”

    Mrs Caroline Denholm

    26/10/14

    “OMG! Just eaten this for my supper, it was absolutely divine, tasted so fresh, perfect with a big pile of greens. Just blown my Slimming World syns but it was really worth it – my treat for this week!!”

    Mrs Vicky Toms

    02/11/13

  • Beef Stroganoff & Rice

    “Just tried your Stroganoff for the first time and it is simply delicous. As a Chef I like to have the night off and I regularly buy your meals as I know it’s going to be tasty and full of good ingredients . Your Stroganoff is exceptional, not an easy dish to get right especially in quantity – savoured every mouthful – thank you Charlie.”

    Ms Amanda Townley

    20/04/16

  • Breton Chicken

    “Just had Breton chicken. WOW. That is a dish that will be repeated again and again in the McGowan family. Thank you.”

    Mr Jon McGowan

    20/05/16

    “Dear Charlie, just had the Breton Chicken and it was delicious. Just excellent and I said I cooked it . Such a liar!! Hope you are all well , lots of love Livvy (Henriques)”

    Mrs Olivia Henriques

    13/01/12

  • Chicken & Mushroom Pie

    “My husband and I have just enjoyed your chicken and mushroom pies …they were divine, and tasted fresh and rich as if I had just made them from scratch! Thank you for providing such fantastic range of food for our table.”

    Mrs Kerry Elms-Slater

    14/05/16

    “Your chicken and mushroom pies are truly delicious; and the nicest I’ve ever tasted. I’m originally from Wigan… land of the pie eaters; so I know what I’m talking about! Even love the quip about the ‘three little words’ on the packaging!”

    Mrs Amanda Phillips

    02/04/16

    “These are the best shop bought chicken and mushroom pies we hae ever tasted and being on the wrong side of 70 we have tried plenty. The pastry was outstanding and complimented the chicken and mushroom filling. This will certainly not be our last purchase of your produce.”

    Mr Garry Henderson

    14/03/16

    “I highly recommend the Chicken & Mushroom pies… Absolutely delicious flavour… Love the pastry too.
    As good or better than any restaurant / pub where I live.”

    Mr Christopher Folkard

    24/02/16

  • Chicken & Mushroom Risotto

    “Absolutely gorgeous. Rich, creamy and very tasty. Best ready meal I have ever tried.”

    Ms Julie Baxter

    01/05/16

    “Just wanted to let u know that my husband & I thoroughly enjoyed your Chicken & Mushroom Risotto, it was gorgeous… probably the tastiest I’ve ever tried, look forward to trying some of your other dishes.”

    Mrs Jo Hegarty

    16/04/16

    “We have just tried your risotto with crusty bread, truly delicious. We will certainly be trying the rest of the range in the near future. Compliments to the chef.”

    Mrs Anne Beddie

    27/01/16

    “Chicken and mushroom risotto was absolutely delicious – too good to share !”

    Mrs Julie Holmes

    07/07/14

  • Chicken en Croute

    “Many thanks for a delicious meal of chicken en croute. Very fresh and real ingredients (rather than mushed up so you are not sure what is in there). Will be happy to buy again.”

    Dr Alison Peattie

    01/02/16

    “Perfect! Tender chicken breast, delicious sauce and flaky puff pastry – another winner from the Charlie Bigham’s collection. A special treat that has become an absolute favourite with my family. Thank you.”

    Mrs Sabina Jackson

    18/05/14

    “Just bought and subsequently devoured “Charlie Bighams Chicken en croute”. My wife or I normally make and cook our own. Not anymore. These are delicious which shouldn’t come as a surprise considering your fame as a top chef. The bottom line is… Excellent. You are a clever chap. From the Harps, Sudbury, Suffolk.”

    Mr. Geoff Harper

    07/01/14

    “To sum up our first purchase of your chicken en croute…delicious. Portion size was generous, chicken succulent, good balance to the sauce, well textured mushrooms with just the right amount of gammon. Oh, and did I mention the light pastry too!
    The recyclable packaging makes a welcome change to polystyrene and a great starting point for a Blue Peter project!”

    Mr Michael Moat

    29/01/15

  • Chicken Jalfrezi

    “Just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this meal, it was very satisfying and the flavours really came out. I would certainly buy another of your meals, it was one of the best curry ready meals I have ever tasted.”

    Mr Peter Bury

    19/03/16

    “First time for me and throughly enjoyed your Chicken Jalfrezi, well done. I would go as far to say Indian restaurant quality!”

    Mr Simon Lochhead

    08/03/16

    “Congratulations, we had your Chicken Jalfrezi last night and it was amazing, truly sumptuous. … I cannot sing your praises high enough.”

    Mrs Juliet Catt

    20/01/16

    “Very enjoyable well presented creamy nice @ tasty authentic cury.
    Would certainly buy it again & recommend it to friends.”

    Mrs Catherine Williams

    29/11/14

  • Chicken Kiev

    “Your kievs have ruined all other kievs for me. I enjoy the flavour, the texture, the smell of them cooking in their wooden tray… Utterly delicious and recommended to everyone who listens.”

    Miss Amie Fuller

    12/01/16

    “We subsequently enjoyed chicken kievs which are quite different from other kievs and, yes, we really like them! We enjoyed these dishes so much that we bought them several times.”

    Mrs Diane Lilley

    03/05/14

  • Chicken Korma

    “Loved it! Authentic taste – rice was wonderful in itself – very good value. Also loved the packaging – a lot of care gone into both food and packaging.
    ’Second to Naan!’

    Mrs June Clark

    01/02/15

    “Fantastic korma, better than any other ready meal version or takeaway I’ve ever had. A real treat, feels like having a restaurant quality meal at home for a fraction of the price! Will definitely be buying again.”

    Mrs Johanna Bannerman

    14/12/14

    “Chicken Korma was AMAZING. My whole family loved it and it was beautifully presented and garnished. Can’t believe it beat my homemade version!”

    Mrs Rebecca Langford

    12/09/14

  • Chicken Tikka Massala

    “Subtly spicy and wonderfully tasty. I am so glad I gave this a try, it is delicious and a fine quality dish.”

    Ms Vivia Richards

    03/05/16

    “At last – a meal for two that serves two. Lots of chicken and the rice actually cooked properly. Very subtle and long lasting heat from the spices. The best “stick it in the oven and leave it” dish I have ever had.”

    Mr Brian Oates

    19/04/16

    “Dear Charlie, A wonderful culinary adventure into the authentic aromas and spectacular spices and flavours of the Raj, amazingly prepared in a truely unique way. Congratulations ! this will not be our last foray into your highly tempting range of dishes.”

    Mr Trevor Hopwood

    06/02/16

    “Dear Charlie I’ve just tried your Chicken Tikka Masala & Pilau Rice for dinner this evening and I must say it was absoutley divine, I also love the wooden boxes too very rustic”

    Ms Samantha Bulmer

    03/02/15

  • Chilli con Carne

    “WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE! I can’t make it that good. The quantities were just right, the flavour was amazing and the whole meal was just perfect.. Thank you for making such a delightful meal.”

    Mrs Jasmine Simeone

    01/05/16

    “Just to say we have so enjoyed your Chilli con carne – three times over! It is beautifully prepared … We treat ourselves when time is short or – as now ,when we are in our little cottage and trying to have an occasional break from things like cooking! Thank you very much.”

    Mrs Sarah Bowden

    10/03/16

    “Just eaten your Chilli and it was absolutely delicious! So much so I didn’t want my meal to end. Haven’t eaten anything so tasty in a long time. Thank you Charlie Bigham!”

    Mrs Sasha Stagg

    15/05/14

  • Cottage Pie

    “I bought the Cottage Pie as a treat to save on having to cook after the weekly shop, and what a treat it was! I honestly would have believed it was home made (and that’s praise indeed).”

    Mr Heath Flicos

    28/04/16

    “I have been eating my way (with my partner) through your range of food, and have always been completely delighted. However, I had never had the Cottage Pie (till now) but with this you have really outdone yourself, it is quite magnificent (I may pass it off as my own made).”

    Mr Gordon Lestrille

    10/03/16

    “I just wanted to congratulate you on your cottage pie which has to be the tastiest I have ever had. The flavour was perfect and it is one of those dishes that you would definitely recommend to people to try. Thank you”

    Mr Patrick Slater

    04/10/14

    “Recently tried you amazing Cottage pie. Absolutely scrumptious! I must say the packaging is also very unique, stylish and environmental friendly.”

    Mrs Grace Kew

    27/01/14

  • Cottage Pie (For one)

    “I bought the Cottage Pie as a treat to save on having to cook after the weekly shop, and what a treat it was! I honestly would have believed it was home made (and that’s praise indeed).”

    Mr Heath Flicos

    28/04/16

    “I have been eating my way (with my partner) through your range of food, and have always been completely delighted. However, I had never had the Cottage Pie (till now) but with this you have really outdone yourself, it is quite magnificent (I may pass it off as my own made).”

    Mr Gordon Lestrille

    10/03/16

    “I just wanted to congratulate you on your cottage pie which has to be the tastiest I have ever had. The flavour was perfect and it is one of those dishes that you would definitely recommend to people to try. Thank you”

    Mr Patrick Slater

    04/10/14

    “Recently tried you amazing Cottage pie. Absolutely scrumptious! I must say the packaging is also very unique, stylish and environmental friendly.”

    Mrs Grace Kew

    27/01/14

  • Chicken with White Wine

    “Easy to cook, amazing flavours, superb quality as always, thanks Charlie.”

    Mr Kevin Ball

    28/09/14

    “Tonight we had your chicken breast with white wine sauce and mash.
    It was delicious! would definitely try more of your dishes.
    Thank you”

    Mrs Marilyn Beazer

    30/08/14

  • Fish Pie

    “Never done this before, your fish pie for one was just perfect! Absolutely delicious ,at last, I’ve found the perfect dish for one. I look forward to trying your other dishes.”

    Mr Robert Beatty

    10/04/16

    Your fish pie is better than the laborious one that I create at home. I was simply astonished at the delectable, top taste that is hard to produce, let alone find in a restaurant…So congratulations. A revelation.

    Mr Bernd Schulze

    14/03/16

    Hello, Just wanted to say that we have just had your fish pie and it is the best pie we have ever tasted. It is obvious that you use good quality produce and do not skimp on the fish. Thank you for such a lovely dinner tonight. We will definitely be trying your other recipes.

    Mrs Simone Stokoe

    15/02/16

  • Fish Pie (For One)

    “This is the best Fish pie I have ever tasted, chunks of fish in a creamy sauce, loved it, bought a second one to check, will be using this in the future.”

    Mrs Sally Redmond

    20/05/16

    “Never done this before, your fish pie for one was just perfect! Absolutely delicious ,at last, I’ve found the perfect dish for one. I look forward to trying your other dishes.”

    Mr Robert Beatty

    10/04/16

    Your fish pie is better than the laborious one that I create at home. I was simply astonished at the delectable, top taste that is hard to produce, let alone find in a restaurant…So congratulations. A revelation.

    Mr Bernd Schulze

    14/03/16

    “Absolutely gorgeous! My husband and I love Fish Pie but as we all know, it’s very time consuming and you may not “always get it right”. So for our dinner last night, I bought two “Perfect for One” fish pies at Waitrose. They were delicious, beautifully finished and took all of 30 minutes! I was very impressed with the packaging, as well. The little wooden crate added a rustic yet homemade touch and the high quality, pleated parchment casing just added to the class and sophistication of your product.”

    Mrs Zin Matthews

    24/02/16

     

  • Lasagne

    “Nicest lasagne I’ve ever tasted. Will definitely purchase again!”

    Miss Brenda Robinson

    08/04/16

    “Just had your lasagne and wanted to say how truly delicious it was”

    Ms Anneli Tobiasson

    20/03/16

    “Just had for supper one of Charlie Bigham’s Lasagne. Absolutely delicious, the best I have ever tasted. Can’t wait to try all the other menu’s. Thank you.”

    Mr Chris Wright

    23/02/16

    “Tried this lasagne and really loved it…better than my Italian mother-in-law’s recipe…must try your other foods.”

    Mrs Susan Daj

  • Lasagne (For one)

    “Nicest lasagne I’ve ever tasted. Will definitely purchase again!”

    Miss Brenda Robinson

    08/04/16

    Just had your lasagne and wanted to say how truly delicious it was!
    “Thank you”

    Ms Anneli Tobiasson

    20/03/16

    “Just had for supper one of Charlie Bigham’s Lasagne. Absolutely delicious, the best I have ever tasted. Can’t wait to try all the other menu’s. Thank you.”

    Mr Chris Wright

    23/02/16

    “Tried this lasagne and really loved it…better than my Italian mother-in-law’s recipe…must try your other foods.”
    Mrs Susan Dajlid

  • Macaroni Cheese

    “Best Macaroni Cheese ever – no contest. Fabulous flavour, consistency utterly yummy.”

    Mrs Theresa Ferebee

    07/04/16

    “I have been yearning to have some Macaroni Cheese for a few weeks and noticed your range in Tescos and duly purchased same. I must say I was not disappointed, it was cooked to perfection, the flavour was superb, really cheesy and absolutely delicious, the croutons and lardons of bacon were a really good addition. I am not usually swayed into purchasing new lines but will definitely look forward to trying some more of the dishes in your range. ”

    Mrs Lesley Allcock

    01/03/16

    “Dear Charlie, I love Mac n cheese and I brought yours this evening and it is seriously gorgeous, the best one Ive found yet!”

    Mrs Scott Stevens

    29/02/16

    “What a super Macaroni Cheese you produce – never expected it to be so good!”

    Mrs Margaret Turner

    21/02/16

  • Macaroni Cheese (For one)

    “Best Macaroni Cheese ever – no contest. Fabulous flavour, consistency utterly yummy.”

    Mrs Theresa Ferebee

    07/04/16

    “I have been yearning to have some Macaroni Cheese for a few weeks and noticed your range in Tescos and duly purchased same
    I must say I was not disappointed, it was cooked to perfection, the flavour was superb, really cheesy and absolutely delicious, the croutons and lardons of bacon were a really good addition. I am not usually swayed into purchasing new lines but will definitely look forward to trying some more of the dishes in your range.”

    Mrs Lesley Allcock

    01/03/16

    “Dear Charlie
    I love Mac n cheese and I brought yours this evening and it is seriously gorgeous, the best one Ive found yet!”

    Mrs Scott Stevens

    29/02/16

    “What a super Macaroni Cheese you produce – never expected it to be so good!”

    Mrs Margaret Turner

    21/02/16

  • Meatballs Al Forno

    “Meatballs al forno, absolutely delicious tasted like restaurant quality food if not better!”

    Mrs Diane Cook

    17/01/16

    “I have never felt the urge to provide feedback before but my husband and I have just tried one of your range of meals and I feel compelled to let you know how very impressed we were with not only the quality of the ingredients but also the delicate seasoning.”

    Mrs Bridget Pettecrew

    17/12/15

    “Hi Just to let you know we tried the Meatballs Al Forno tonight and it was amazing just like it was made in my kitchen. Proper meaty meatballs, the pasta firm but tasty and the sauce packed full of flavour. Another 10/10 dish where you could blag it as your own

    Mrs Mary Webster

    27/11/15

    “Again amazing meal. Really enjoyed the pasta and meat balls superb.”

    Anne Goulden

    15/10/14

  • Meatballs Al Forno (For one)

    “Meatballs al forno, absolutely delicious tasted like restaurant quality food if not better!”

    Mrs Diane Cook

    17/01/16

    “I have never felt the urge to provide feedback before but my husband and I have just tried one of your range of meals and I feel compelled to let you know how very impressed we were with not only the quality of the ingredients but also the delicate seasoning.”

    Mrs Bridget Pettecrew

    17/12/15

    “Hi Just to let you know we tried the Meatballs Al Forno tonight and it was amazing just like it was made in my kitchen. Proper meaty meatballs, the pasta firm but tasty and the sauce packed full of flavour. Another 10/10 dish where you could blag it as your own

    Mrs Mary Webster

    27/11/15

    “Again amazing meal. Really enjoyed the pasta and meat balls superb.”

    Anne Goulden

    15/10/14

  • Moroccan Chicken Tagine

    “I don’t generally do packaged meal, but not an E numbers, or any other nasties in sight, so thought I’d give the Morroccan Chicken Tagine a whirl. It was ABSOLUTELY delicious. As suggested, I paired it with giant cous cous and was amazed just how fresh and truly homemade it tasted.”

    Ms Scarlett Orridge-Curtis

    10/01/14
    “We have had your meals several times and they are always delicious! Tonight we sat down after a busy weekend to plan our Christmas week and had your chicken tagine. My god it is so, so wonderful I really felt I ought to let you know, even though we’ve had.”

    Mrs Kim Parry

    19/12/11

  • Moussaka

    “Your moussaka was fantastic the best ever we have had.”

    Mr Joseph Anura

    23/02/16

    “Amazing! It smelt delicious (I could smell the wine) and tasted even better. I enjoyed eating the moussaka so much that I didn’t want to finish it! Meat was tender, aubergine wasn’t overcooked and cheese sauce was firm. Just enough tomato puree without becoming orange and oily. Overall full of flavour and fab-u-lous! Thank you Charlie”

    Mrs Jenny M

    09/11/15

    “Your Moussaka was the best that I have ever tasted and I am 94!
    I found it and others in Booths of Ripon, N. Yorkshire.”

    Mr. Hugh Le Messurier

    21/12/14

  • Moussaka (For one)

    “Your moussaka was fantastic the best ever we have had.”

    Mr Joseph Anura

    23/02/16

    “Amazing! It smelt delicious (I could smell the wine) and tasted even better. I enjoyed eating the moussaka so much that I didn’t want to finish it! Meat was tender, aubergine wasn’t overcooked and cheese sauce was firm. Just enough tomato puree without becoming orange and oily. Overall full of flavour and fab-u-lous! Thank you Charlie”

    Mrs Jenny M

    09/11/15

    “Your Moussaka was the best that I have ever tasted and I am 94!
    I found it and others in Booths of Ripon, N. Yorkshire.”

    Mr. Hugh Le Messurier

    21/12/14

  • Paella

    “Today I purchased, cooked and ate, with great delight, your paella. It was supreme. I followed the simple instructions and had the most moist and tasty paella that I can recall in a long time, good restaurants included. The ingredients were first class, a good balance of seafood, chicken and rice and liquor. A great job well done. Great value. Many thanks for a fantastic lunch from a very content and happy consumer.”

    Mr Darren Stephens

    12/03/16

    “Congratulations on your excellent Paella. It was authentic and took me back to delightful days on the Costa Blanca Well Done Thank You”

    Mr Hal Dawes

    21/11/15

    “Oh my giddy Aunt, we are in heaven! Just tried your paella, first time we ever tasted paella was at our new Spanish neighbours house warming party last summer… we loved it. We have since tried a few others but none matched the first one until this evening… you surpassed it. Don’t tell the neighbours! Fabulous food, we look forward to sampling the rest of the range. Thank you so much.”

    Ms Edith Tanner

    06/05/14

    “I’ve just eaten one of your Paella meals & may I say how truly scumptious it was… you must go to the top of the class… thank you”

    Mr Glyn Wallace

    13/12/13

  • Salmon En Croute

    “I tried your Salmon En Croute..and my God…it was just woww..!!absolute heaven on earth…would have it again…”

    Mrs Zareen Mumtaz

    26/08/12

  • Shepherd’s Pie

    “Loved your shepherd’s pie purchased yesterday. Just like homemade and by far the best ready meal I have ever purchased. Haven’t seen your products before but will definitely be buying again on a regular basis. Thanks for a great meal.”

    Mr Clive Long

    03/04/16

    “Great first meal. Shepherds Pie
    Thanks Charlie,
    I’ll be back to Waitrose for more”

    Mr Bob Grace

    07/12/13

  • Spaghetti Bolognese

    “This was very tasty and filling, my husband & I shared this and we both loved it.”

    Mrs Denise Richardson

    28/01/15

  • Spaghetti Carbonara

    “Tried your Spaghetti Carbonara last evening. My wife and I agreed that the dish was as close to the “Italian real thing” as we have encountered. Delicious.”

    Mr Richard Clement

    06/02/16

    “Wonderful! Delicious! So tasty! I bought it today as it’s Friday – I’ve had a hard week & wanted something simple for myself & daughter to eat & it was simply lovely & seasoned well!!”

    Mrs Julie Peach

    08/01/16

    “Without question, these are the most delicious, well-prepared chilled meals we have ever come across. The ingredients are superb and we are slowly working our way through your entire range. Brilliant!”

    Mrs Debbie Hallard

    05/02/15

  • Spanish Chicken

    “We had the Spanish chicken and roasted potatoes tonight, very nice indeed.
    Will definitely be trying other dishes, hoping they will be just as nice.”

    Mr Barrie Grice

    16/11/14

  • Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

    “Just finished your Spinach & Ricotta cannelloni. Marvellous, really marvellous.”

    Mr Michael Searle

    20/10/14

    “We have just had one your dishes for dinner and it was delicious!!
    and the presentation is wonderful. Thank you.”

    Mrs Doreen Lowe

    11/01/14

  • Steak & Ale Pies

    “Quality meat, a generous portion and fantastic flavour, a winner in our house!”

    Mrs Sarah Kennedy

    16/05/16

    “Succulent taste, fantastic flavour, beautiful pastry and very useful ramekins.”

    Mrs Brenda Pink

    15/04/16

    “Hi, I have just tried for the first time your steak and ale pie…WOW! How fantastic it is! Both my daughter and I love them….much tastier and fulfilling than anything that we have tried on he market today. Thank you for making them, we are definite fans now!”

    Mrs Pamela Dungey

    02/02/15

    “I just had to let you know that my husband and I absolutely love your steak and ale pies. They are utterly delicious, full of tender meat and flavour and as for the pastry well…gorgeous!
    Well done!”

    Mrs Brenda Hart

    12/01/15

  • Thai Red Chicken Curry

    “Just to say that we loved this dish. It’s what it says in the package. The rice was fluffy and fragrant and the curry had the right amount of spiceness with a delicate flavour that Thai food should have. Specifically I loved the wooden trays which looks nice on the table.”

    Mrs Elisabete Mokhtari

    26/01/16

    “My wife came home with your Thai Red chicken curry last week. It was just tremendous! I could eat it all day. Good authentic taste and the right level of spicing. Keep up the good work.”

    Mr Peter Frazer

    24/12/14

    “Thai Red Chicken Curry is one of my favourite dishes and this is excellent the best I have tasted,will be trying your other dishes”

    Mrs Margaret Roberts

    20/10/14

    “Your red thai chicken curry is fabulous! We’ve had it twice and we both love it. Smooth and spicy – just right.”

    Mr Andrew Adams

    14/10/14