About Us

For many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home. If you are considering a new one, top of the wish list is usually quality along with an individual look at an affordable price.

Our company is at the forefront of everything to do with kitchens; we have been selling and installing kitchens for more than 40 years.

We are a family-owned business; started in 1970 by myself, Bob Darkens, I now run it with my eldest grandson, Dean Darkens.

We use our own qualified fitters and contractors including electricians, plumbers and tilers who work on installing the kitchens from start to finish.

Both beautiful and affordable the kitchens come in traditional solid wood, painted or contemporary styles - along with an after-sales service that is second-to-none.

Based in Castle Road, La Belle Cuisine is also a Gorenje centre of excellence and we have been a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen since the early 1970s.

Our name comes from the days when we imported many of our kitchens from a factory in France, but today we are proud to deal almost exclusively with UK companies.

Our cabinets are made by a Kentish company and all our doors come from suppliers in the UK.

Good kitchen planning and design requires time. At La Belle Cuisine, care and attention is taken at every stage so that customers' requirements are fully incorporated. Expert advice is on hand to ensure that any problems are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Much of La Belle Cuisine's business comes from customer recommendations and repeat business, which is a testament to the quality of the personal service they receive.

The company operates within a 20-mile radius of Sittingbourne.


If you are considering a new kitchen, top of the wish list is usually quality along with an individual look at an affordable price.



‘Just a quick note to say how happy we are with our new kitchen, the service from start to finish was fantastic, thank you so much’ – Mrs James, Twydall