Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled a list of the most common questions asked about Dine for Fun.

If you're looking for an answer to a question which is not listed, please contact us and we'd be happy to help!

  • How much does it cost?
    • You can sign up for free! To take part in a dinner party, the subscription fee is £5 per week – excluding the week when you’re the host.
    • E.g. if you’re in a dinner party for six people, that would take six weeks, less your week at hosting, making £25.00
  • When do I pay?
    • All payments are made in advance to ensure both you and your guests are committed – we’d hate to arrange dinner parties where people cancel on us!
  • Are my details secure?
    • All payments are processed by an independent third party – PayPal. We never see any of your credit or debit card information.
    • Any personal information you provide to this site is held in the strictest confidence and transmitted to our server via a secure (SSL) connection.
    • We do, of course, need to share your details with your guests so that they can get to your house, but only current members of your dinner party will have access to these details.
    • We will not share your information with any third party companies.
  • What happens if I forget my password?
    • If you forget your account password, you can be emailed a reminder.
    • If you forget the email address you signed up with, you must contact us to restore access to your account.
  • What can I serve and what about allergies?
    • We don't like to tell people what to serve, but please remember others may not have the same taste as you.
    • Please check the other members of your dinner party's profile - any allergies that your guests may have should be listed there. We ask that you pay close attention to this as food allergies can be very dangerous.
    • There may also be dietary requirements for guests - these will also be listed on their profile.
  • How many courses should I serve?
    • We'd suggest three - a starter, main course and desert.
    • You are, of course, welcome to serve more!
  • As the host, am I expected to supply something to drink as well as food?
    • To an extent, yes.
    • Remebering that you will be a guest at other host's parties, having some soft drinks and alcohol (if you'd like), would ensure everyone has a great night and it would hopefully be reciprocated.
  • How much should I spend on food and drink?
    • There's no set amount really.
    • It all depends on what you can afford and what food and drink you are serving.
    • As you will be a guest at other parties, it would be a good idea to offer a similar cost and quality dinner party back in return.
  • How do I complain?
    • We certainly hope you’d have nothing to complain about – but if you think we should know about something, or you can suggest ways to better improve our service, please contact us directly.
  • Can I come with a friend?
    • Yes, you can request that someone else be included in a dinner party, just let us know when you are filling in the application form.
    • Your friend must also be a member and apply at the same time.
    • You will not be able to host joint parties.
  • Must I go to all the parties?
    • Yes, you must complete all dinner parties that you have been allocated to.
    • If you know you will not be able to make one or more of the parties, please let us know immediately so we can inform the other members.
  • What if I miss a party?
    • If it’s unavoidable for you to miss a party – please let us know as soon as possible so we can inform your host.
    • If it is your turn to host and you must postpone, it is imperative that you contact us immediately so that your guests have this information passed on.
  • What may I comment about?
    • This is a fun and friendly site, please keep your comments fair and not derogatory towards any hosts or guests.
  • If I miss a party, will I get refund?
    • Sorry, once the dinner parties have been arranged, it is not possible to provide a refund. The parties will proceed as normal and staff at Dine for Fun will notify guests of any alterations.
  • Must we take the host a gift?
    • It would be nice to bring your host a gift (perhaps some wine, or a bouquet of flowers?), but it’s not required. We’ll leave that up to you!
  • If there are not enough people in my area to make a dinner party, what happens?
    • If there are too few people in your area to have a dinner party arranged, we will refund your total subscription after 30 days.
    • If this occurs, please get in touch with us to arrange the refund.
  • How must I dress?
    • There’s no set dress code for the dinner parties – we suggest being yourself and wear whatever is comfortable with you!
  • Will I need to post menu online?
    • Yes, as soon as your dinner party has been arranged, the facility to upload your menu will become available. On uploading it, all the members of your dinner party will be notified by email.
  • What if someone is rude or aggressive?
    • You must report all mishaps to Dine for Fun and we will investigate the matter.
    • If anything serious occurs, please use common sense and telephone the police, if required.
  • What if I damage something?
    • Accidents do happen, however Dine for Fun cannot be held liable for any damage. We’d hope that you’d offer to replace the item (if possible), but that is between you and the host.
  • Do I have to pay for my own transport to dinner party?
    • Yes. We try to match you as close as possible to your other guests and provide a map and address details for your host. All transport, be it public or private, would be paid for by you.
  • Do you have any small print?
    • Yes, we do. Our full terms and conditions – and other legal stuff – is available to view at www.dineforfun.com/terms.