With the festive season right around the corner, here are 6 ideas of places to dine this Christmas, from traditional turkey to tapas!
1766 Bar & Kitchen
Bristol Old Vic, 36 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4RR
Sitting at the heart of Bristol’s most prestigious Arts and Theatre venue, 1766 Bar and Kitchen is the place to eat, drink and be merry all year round, but really steps up to the plate during the festive season…
Built in – you guessed it – 1766, the space here was quite literally designed to bring people together, and it’s collaborative, curious and ambitious beginnings have not been lost since its refurbishment last year. Staying true to their curious nature, the 1766 Bar and Kitchen Christmas menu is packed with twists on traditional festive favourites, all inspired by Head Chef Coco’s International travels throughout 2019. Expect to find delights such as the Fried panko breadcrumb turkey, served with cranberry & orange, alongside gratin dauphinoise potato, red cabbage and snow peas… and all doused with a very healthy serving of turkey & thyme jus (yum!).
So, if you are looking for a Christmas party venue that celebrates Bristol and all those who make it, then this is the place for you. Enjoy 2 courses for £18.95 or 3 courses £23.50, and receive a special festive extra when booking for a larger party.*
Book now by emailing or giving the team a call. *Booking for 10 people or more? Quote B247 for a free glass of bubbly per person to enjoy on arrival.
Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, take your celebrations up a notch in the comfort and elegance of Aqua’s surroundings.
Choose between a two course lunch menu and a three course dinner menu, including delicious striploin of beef from Clannaborough farm, salt roasted porcetta, reared from Castlemead farm, turkey with bacon rolled chipolatas, roasted cod, from the north Atlantic ocean and vegetable & butternut squash strudel.
Got a party of 10 or more people? – get 10% your food bill! Offer applies on bookings for Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays throughout December (excluding Christmas eve).
Unit 3.1 Paintworks, Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EH
Festooned with fairy lights, vintage lamps and Chesterfield sofas, the original Bocabar is the ideal spot for a Christmas cocktail and a festive pizza. It’s a perfect space for large groups with Christmas menus from £20 a head for a glass of fizz, pizza and dessert to £29.50 for a full three course dinner. There are DJs and dancing on Fridays and Saturdays in December with everything from reggae to disco on the menu. Meanwhile, the brand new Bocabar at Finzel’s Reach opens November 28 offering small and large plates of local and seasonal goodies, cocktails and up to eight locally brewed beers.
Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY
Who’s up for a Fuss Free Christmas? We are! At The Canteen it’s all about the people, the food and the booze. Getting together without the need for everybody’s aunty to order three different dishes. Our menu makes it simple for you to enjoy what Christmas is about, relax, and be merry. Our Crumbs nominated Head Chef, Will, has put together seasonal favourites with tasty new flavours at a price that is hard to beat, giving you top notch affordable food! Bring your friends, your family, your colleagues, your neighbors, all dietray requirements can be catered for- just ask when booking.
The locally sourced, seasonal menu will be available as two course (£16.50) and three course (£20) which includes a glass of organic prosecco to get your on your merry way. With a super vegan soup for starter, a choice of four mains (including vegan and vegetarian options) served with sharing sides of crispy spuds and seasonal veg, and to finish a selection of desserts to squabble over – The Canteen has celebration all sorted out.
And all this before we even mention the music! Make it a proper party and stick around into the evening. With locally brewed beers, and distilled spirits, an enviable whisky list, and probably a drop of port somewhere too, if the bar doesn’t tempt you to stay, check out our music listings to find out what’s on. We’re certain there’ll be something to dance to!
Sound up your Straße? Get in touch with the lovely team to book your table today.
197 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8BG
0117 924 4334
Christmas is all about sharing – a feature of the menu at The Grace since 2014 – and this Christmas is no different. The Gloucester Road pub’s team of chefs have put together a feasting menu more about togetherness than turkey with dishes including Cassoulet of Goose, with Toulouse Sausage and Gloucester Old Spot Pork Belly to Thyme and Shallot Tarte Tatin with Beetroot and Hazelnuts. While there’ll also be roasties, pigs in blankets and sprouts aplenty, The Grace should be ideal for anyone who fancies a change from the standard office do. Check out their menus online.
New Moon Tapas
9 The Mall, Bristol, BS8 4DP
New Moon Tapas’ husband and wife team combine 20 years head chef experience from owner Tavokar and his wife with a passion for different cuisines from around the world. Delicious menus introduce small plate dishes from Israel to Barbados, Ireland to Nepal, with Cultural Cuisine Tours offered. Options include dishes such as Russian Pelmeni dumplings, charred octopus or roasted quail. They’ve just opened New Moon On the Quay, so book quickly for a Harbourside Christmas gathering. Whether dining by the water or in Clifton Village, expect friendly service and great cooking that introduce a choice of world cuisines which changes each month.
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The Real Greek
84a Glasshouse, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BX
Book a Party Menu at The Real Greek Bristol this November to enjoy Ellinas Greek wine at the special price of £12.00 (instead of £18.00). There’s a great selection of authentic Greek dishes to enjoy including extensive veggie and vegan options with the Party Menu starting from £14.95pp. The Real Greek offers a warm, welcoming dining experience with friends & family, not to be missed!
T&C`s apply. Reservations via the website or bookatable.co.uk
Bullfinch Close, Filton, Bristol, BS34 6FG
Hotel Bristol has the perfect option for you to truly have a ball this December. Get in the spirit every Wednesday in December with Bingo Boogie nights, a crazy night of number calling, delicious dining and disco dancing. Enjoy the evening with a table of your closest friends, family or colleagues and experience an unforgettable party before the big day for £25pp. For the big meal, Village Hotel Bristol’s Christmas dining offering is a luxurious spin on a classic. A delicious starter of slow roasted red pepper and tomato soup will warm you up to the main course of either prosciutto wrapped turkey breast or sautéed mushroom and leek pie, both served with all of the festive favourites including roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts and honey glazed carrots and parsnips. A salted caramel and chocolate tart will finish it all off.
With an event suite that can fit up to 140 people, an intimate dining area for ten and everything in between, Village Hotel Bristol is the perfect choice for your seasonal celebration.
To book, please visit the website.
The Westbury Park Pub
Northumbria Drive, Bristol, BS9 4HP
Once the ‘Kebab and Calculator’ (for the old ones, who remember ‘The Young Ones’), this excellent Henzleaze boozer will be serving up its Christmas menu from Thursday 28th November.With game terrine or chipotle pumpkin to start, there’s venison, cornish hake and a delicious sweet potato strudel to follow, not to mention the obligatory turkey (with apricot stuffing). Three courses cost £21.95 and come with a free glass of bubbles.
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