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Xmas Day Dining

Brighton Visitor
  • On November 7, 2011

We’ve compiled a list of cafes and restaurants that are offering Xmas Day lunches – in no particular order:

•  The Grand, 97-99 King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 2FW   01273 224 352 or email

This Christmas The Grand’s talented team of Chefs will be conjuring up a magical and sumptuous five course lunch accompanied by carefully selected wines for you to enjoy with your friends and family.  Lunch in The Grand’s ‘Empress Suite’ is famous for its elegant décor, atmosphere and stunning views of Brighton’s seafront, making it the perfect setting to enjoy the highlight of the festive season.

Christmas Day Lunch package includes:
Glass of Champagne on arrival
Five course festive lunch
Half a bottle of wine
£99.50 per adult  /  £49.50 per child
Sittings available between 12:30 and 2:30pm.

•  The Thistle Hotel, King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 2GS  01273 763 244

The Thistle offers 2 venues:
A quiet Christmas for couples and small parties up to 6 guests in the Promenade Restaurant overlooking Brighton seafront.

For larger groups and for those with children, our family party takes place in the Renaissance ballroom with a visit from Santa.
The Menu includes a 5 course meal with a glass of champagne on arrival.

£75.00 per adult to include half a bottle of house wine

For Children, there is a charge of £25.00 (age 14 and under) with orange squash and children’s favourites on the menu.

Children age 5 and under eat free.


•  Hilton Brighton Metropole, King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 2FU  01273 720710  email:

Christmas Lunch: The Hilton offers a breathtaking Christmas day Lunch Buffet in the Regency suite, which you can enjoy at leisure pace whilst being entertained by live music. A glass of bubbly will be waiting for you on arrival.

From £82 pp

Christmas Dinner: If Christmas always feels a little rushed, why not use the day to relax and experience a festive Christmas dinner whilst being entertained with live music. Enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival, before we show you to your table. All that is left to do is enjoy your Christmas evening.

From £60 pp


•  Holiday Inn Brighton, 137 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2JF  T: 01273 828250 option 3  Email:

Be greeted with a glass of Bucks Fizz on arrival and to accompany your meal enjoy a half of bottle of wine per adult and juice for the children. For all those good boys and girls there may even be a present under our Christmas tree.
Lunch served between 12.30pm and 3 pm.
Please advise of your preferred dining time when making your booking.


Tomato and Basil Soup
King prawns in filo pastry served with a mild chilli and tomato salsa
Duck liver parfait garnished with spiced oranges and Cumberland jelly
Chilled seasonal melon filled with exotic fruits and accompanied by a raspberry and mango coulis
Smoked salmon cornets glazed with hollandaise sauce
Main courses
Traditional roast turkey served with chipolatas wrapped
in bacon, stuffing and cranberry sauce
Beef Wellington
Prime scotch beef wrapped in puff pastry, oven baked and served with a madeira sauce
Noisettes of English lamb coated with a Dijon mustard and herb crust accompanied by a light tarragon sauce
Medallions of monkfish served with a lobster cream sauce and garnished with scallops
Roasted vegetable, put lentil and shire blue tart served on a pumpkin seed jus
Accompanied by seasonal vegetables and potatoes
Choice a dessert from our wide selection on the dessert island
Coffee or tea served with a slice of Christmas cake

•  AguaDulce Spanish Bar-Restaurante, 10-11 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 1NE  01273 328672

Open 1 -5 pm




Goats cheese and seasonal vegetable salad on a base of sauteed spinach (V)

Home-made Marinated Salmon Served With Diced Onions, Black Pepper, Capers + Lemon.

Baby squid in an andalucian seafood sauce

Slices of magret of duck drizzled with a mandarine reduction served with chickory and toasted chorizo pate

Fresh scallops on a base of slow cooked onions, peppers and tomato (spanish style)

Salpicon – Spanish seasonal fresh seafood salad

Aubergine strips cooked with garlic, fresh tomato, capers and olives served on a bed of lettuce (V)


Whole filleted fresh seabream filled with seafood served in a mariniere sauce with fresh vegetables and potatoes

Fresh salmon “Book” filled with spanish ham and caramalised onions oven baked and served on a bed of cream of mustard with fresh vegetables and potatoes

Vegetarian Paella – Spanish style rice cooked with fresh vegetables and stock (V)

Roast whole baby chicken filled with spanish ham and spinach served with homemade gravy and trimmings

Vegetarian “TRICOLOR” pudding with butternut squash crisps served on a base of homemade basil and tomato sauce (V)

Leg of lamb slices slow cooked on the bone in a clay dish finished with a wine sauce served with fresh vegetables and potatoes

Individual roast PORK HOC finished with a honey and SAN MIGUEL sauce served with fresh vegetables and potatoes


Christmas Pudding

ALASKA – Homemade baked meringue filled with ice cream, sponge and fruit

Homemade chocolate TRUFFLES


£24.95 Plus 10% service charge


•  Little Bay Restaurant, 60-64 King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 1NA.   01273 731 330


Five Courses @ £27.95 (open Noon till 6pm)

Vegetable Soup (V)
Warm Salad of Honey Glazed Goat Cheese – Cherry Tomato Jam (V)
Slow Roasted Pork Belly – Caramelized Apple & Celeriac Purée
Classic Prawn Cocktail – with Avocado, New Potatoes and Marie-Rose Sauce
Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraiche & Avruga Caviar – Served with Toasted Muffin

Traditional Norfolk Turkey with all the Trimmings
Braised Knuckle of Lamb – Garlic Mash and Green Vegetables
Fillet of Sea Bass – Sautéed New Potatoes, Green Beans, Lemon & Thyme Sauce
Vegetable Moussaka – Ripe Tomato Sauce & Macedonian Salad (V)
Rib Eye Steak – Gratin Potatoes and Sautéed Green Beans with Bernaise Sauce

Christmas Pudding – Brandy Sauce (V)
Apple Cake – Custard and Vanilla Ice Cream (V)
White Chocolate Cheesecake – Passion Fruit Coulis (V)
Profiteroles – Banana Cream and Hot Chocolate Sauce (V)
Filter Coffee or English Tea


•  In Vino Veritas, 103 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YW   01273 622 522

Menu – Sittings at 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm


•  A Taste of Sahara, 103 Western Road  Brighton, BN1 2AA.  01273 911 843

A Lebanese, North African & Middle Eastern restaurant.


•  The Courtyard, 20 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF  01273 819 600

(Dec 24th 25th 26th £10.00 Surcharge per person)
Two course £19.95 per person
choose any 2 courses below
Three course £23.95 per person
~ Starters ~
Spicy Parsnip Soup (v)
with walnut oil & sage croutons
Hazelnut, Feta and Tangerine Salad (v)
with a pomegranate vinaigrette
Chicken Liver Parfait
Served with Melba toast and Red current Coulis

~ Main Course ~
Roast Turkey
roast turkey breast wrapped in streaky bacon
with chestnut, sausage meat and pancetta stuffing,
pigs in blankets,
bread sauce, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy
Salmon Trout
on wilted greens with with a lemon and ginger dressing
Crisp Roast Belly of Pork
With sausage meat and pancetta stuffing & Cider Apple Sauce
Roast Chestnut and Cranberry Nut Roast(v)
bread sauce, cranberry sauce, and reduced vegetable stock gravy
all served with
crispy roast potatoes, honey roast parsnips sauteed Brussels sprouts with chestnuts
Orange & tarragon glazed carrots, braised red cabbage

~ Desserts ~
Traditional Christmas pudding
with brandy butter
Brandy Chocolate & Orange Mousse pots
Cheese & Biscuits
Stilton mature Cheddar and Goat cheese
served with biscuits & celery



Not forgetting returning home safely:

the following Taxi companies will ensure you get from A to B and back again, or even A to C!

Brighton & Hove Radio Cabs  01273 20 40 60 / 01273 41 41 41 / 01273 76 76 94

Station Taxis  01444 230 230