Tis the season to be jolly in bars, restaurants and venues across the region. Here’s our pick of the best Christmas packages.
Luxury Racecourse Fun: The White Horse
These guys literally have Christmas all-wrapped-up! From breakfasts with Santa, to wreath making workshops and delicious festive lunches, family dining and New Year’s Eve luxury, it’s Chester’s one-stop shop for fabulous festivities this season.
The Christmas set menu offers two courses from the set menu from just £20 per person. On weekends a DJ will be on had to get the party spirit going on Friday and Saturday evenings. For creatures of habit, the normal menu will also be available throughout December with some extra festive treats for those looking for a bite to eat after Christmas Shopping in Chester city centre.
Don’t Miss: New Year’s Eve
End 2018 on a high! This year, The White Horse is going all out on New Year with an all-inclusive black-tie bash, complete with three-course dinner, live entertainment, fizz and extra sparkle.
Guests will be treated to an all-inclusive drinks package and a glass of fizz at midnight. The DJ will be playing party classics throughout the evening and a for those feeling lucky, a fun casino to hedge your bets. Tickets for this fantastic evening are just £75 per person.
The White Horse, Chester Racecourse, CH1 2LY, 01244 304 650, www.thewhitehorsechester.co.uk.
The Traditional Christmas: Wheelers of St James’s
With a reputation for superb quality food and service, Marco Pierre White’s restaurant in the Pullman Hotel offers traditional favourites, along with exciting new dishes packed full of seasonal flavours, created with the finest ingredients.
Christmas here is beautifully traditional, while the contemporary interior oozes luxury.
Expect menus to suit every aspect of festive dining from super-value set menu options to their opulent Christmas Day offering at £85 per person.
Don’t miss: The amazing value set menu
This offers two courses and a glass of wine for £20 between 5-7pm. A stone’s throw from the Echo Arena, it’s the perfect place to eat before a show, or to finish off a day’s Christmas shopping in style.
Pullman Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, L3 4FP, 0151 945 10 10, www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk.
The Countryside Christmas: The Yew Tree
Nestled in the heart of the historic Cheshire village of Bunbury, this stunning country pub oozes Christmas spirit.
It has a fabulous festive menu, offering two courses for £20 and three for £25.
Don’t Miss: The four-course Christmas Day menu.
Brimming with traditional classics and delicious treats, it’s an opportunity to take time for family and friends and leave the food prep and washing up to someone else
Long Lane, Bunbury, Cheshire, CW6 9RD, www.bunburyyewtree.co.uk
Happy Holidays Social Style: Commonhall St Social
Get together a bunch of mates and make the most of a relaxed feast at Chester’s coolest bar. For £19.50 per head they do a feast of slow cooked turkey, stacks of roasties, pigs in blankets, cranberry and sage stuffing and sticky red cabbage. There’s also delicious honey-roasted roots, buttered sprouts and a fantastic IPA gravy. Minimum eight people.
Don’t miss: For pudding there’s a pile of doughnuts and chocolate truffles.
10 Commonhall Street, Chester, CH1 2BJ, 01244 313258, www.commonhall.co.uk
Classic elegance and delicious dining: 1539 Restaurant and Bar
With its views across the racecourse and stunning interior design, 1539 Restaurant and Bar offers a magical Christmas to remember.
The racecourse provides the perfect backdrop for any festive feast, with three course festive set menus from just £24.50 per person.
Don’t miss: The Greatest Show New Year’s Eve Black Tie party.
For one night only, Restaurant 1539 will be hosting the show everyone has been waiting for. Guests are invited to lose themselves in an evening of living wonders, daring performances, thrilling displays and fantastic dining. Enjoy four courses and Champagne and canapes on arrival, for just £95 per person and welcome in the New Year against the fabulous backdrop of Chester Racecourse.
Nuns Road, Chester, CH1 2LY, 01244 304 611, www.restaurant1539.co.uk.
Perfect for a City Centre Celebration: Santa Maluco
Trade in traditional turkey for a festive feast of pizza at this super-cool rodizio style pizzeria on Castle Street. Its Christmas party menu from £26 offers half an enormous 18″ pizza per person, plus a selection of Christmas sides, a dessert pizza slice and a glass of prosecco or Caipirinha served on arrival, offering an ideal base for your office party or family get-together.
Don’t Miss: The Christmas pizza – topped with turkey, cranberry and pigs in blankets – basically everything but the spuds and the sprouts.
Christmas Smokehouse Style: Hickory’s Smokehouse
Go all out for a full-on Southern style celebration at Hickory’s Smokehouse.
Whether you’re planning a Christmas party with colleagues, a get together with friends or a festive family celebration, they’ve got Christmas covered. Their Smokehouse menu will be available throughout Christmas, so you can enjoy your favourite dishes at your Christmas get-together.
Don’t Miss: Their amazing value Monday – Friday menu, running until Christmas Eve.
It offers an appetizer and main for £10 or three courses for £15. It’s packed with delicious dishes including their take on turkey – a Southern-style roast turkey burger, with molten brie, pork and leek. Smokin’ good.
The Coolest Christmas: Miracle On Seel Street
This grown up grotto inside a cool secret bar is a haven of Christmas films, leather armchairs, fairy lights and snow globes. Guests can look forward to an exclusive Christmas cocktail menu and feast on festive snacks such as mince pies, pigs in blankets and turkey sandwiches. Ticket holders will receive a goody bag and a complimentary glass of home-made Irish Cream or Mulled Wine. Hidden above Salt Dog Slim’s and 81LTD, it’s a completely private space for up to 50 people with a pool table and personalised entry code.
Don’t miss: The Graffiti Spirits pin in every goodie bag, which offers exclusive rewards across all Graffiti Spirits restaurants.
79-83 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BBwww.resdiary.com/restaurant/miracleonseelstreet1
For Christmas that comes to you: Horseradish
For those wanting to enjoy the delights of Christmas at home, but without the stress – and washing up – a stunning Christmas menu is waiting to be unwrapped from those clever caterers at Horseradish.
If you would like to organise a private Christmas party, from a large corporate event to something more intimate in your own home, they are on hand to ensure your festive vision is fulfilled.
Don’t miss: If you’d rather go to one of their existing venues, Horseradish are on site at Chester Racecourse, Chester Town Hall and new for 2018, Old Hall.
They offer an excellent choice of facilities from which to host your festive celebrations including the Pavilion Suite, the Racecourse’s Private Executive Boxes or the County Stand. Alternatively, set right in the heart of the City is Chester Town Hall, a great setting to wow your guests, or there’s the magical Winter Wonderland in stunning surroundings at The Events Co. at Old Hall.
Whichever venue you choose, Horseradish’s Christmas coordinators will help you select your perfect festive package.
HorseradishCatering.com, 01244 304 660.