Christmas At Thistle Cardiff The Parc

At Thistle Cardiff, The Parc, we certainly know how to host the best Christmas celebrations. From party nights, gala dinners, traditional Christmas lunches or New Year’s Eve parties – whichever you choose, we’ll make it the most memorable Christmas for you.

So if you’ve been nominated to organise your work’s Christmas-do, family get-together or your friends are looking to you to organise a treat, then look no further!

Behind the scenes, our friendly staff are experienced at organising events that are seamlessly smooth, beautifully presented and charged with a joyful atmosphere. And at every good party there’s got to be great food! At Thistle the food always matches the occasion and our chefs are passionate about serving consistently delicious, fresh food from a mouth-watering range of menus.

At Thistle Cardiff, The Parc, an eventful and enjoyable Christmas and a very happy New Year is waiting for everyone!

Don’t book a taxi... book a room!

You’re having a great night so don’t let it end too soon, spend the night with us! With such great room rates and a hearty breakfast the following morning, let us look after you!

Packages Available

Christmas Party Nights

A GUARANTEED MEMORABLE NIGHT OF FUN. PARTY THE NIGHT AWAY WITH ENTERTAINMENT FROM OUR RESIDENT DJ.

Starters

  • Terrine of Monmouth pork, cauliflower piccalilli, rye bread
  • Compression of roasted roots, horseradish crème fraîche (v)
  • Smoked salmon roulade, potato salad, honey and mustard dressing

Mains

  • Breast of free range turkey, braised leg, cranberry stuffing
  • Fillet of sea bass, mussel and clam salsa
  • Wild mushroom and chestnut orzo pasta, rocket and truffle oil (v)

Desserts

  • Homemade Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
  • Forest fruit cheesecake, grenadine cream
  • Milk chocolate mousse, raspberry and liquorice

Dates and Prices

£20.00 per person

28th and 29th November

£35.00 per person

5th, 6th and 20th December

£40.00 per person

12th, 13th and 19th December

Your party started

  • Arrival 7.00pm
  • Festive arrival drink
  • Dinner served at 7.45pm
  • 3 course meal with festive novelties
  • Disco
  • Carriages at 1.00am

Stay over?

  • From £69.00 per single room
  • From £89.00 for double/twin room single occupancy*
  • *£10 supplement charge applies for double occupancy
  • All rates include breakfast and VAT

Thistle insider

GO NUDE
Strong eye make up works really well with understated, pink-beige lips. Apply a nude lipstick with a brush for a precise finish to enhance your natural lip colour.


  • For just £20.00 why not upgrade your package to include 6 drinks vouchers per person. These vouchers entitle the bearer to certain drinks within the offer.
  • £10 deposit per person required within 14 days of enquiry.
  • Menu choices must be received no later than 14 days prior to arrival.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Christmas Party Lunches

WHY NOT GET OUT OF THE OFFICE AND JOIN US AT THE THISTLE CARDIFF FOR A 2 COURSE CHRISTMAS LUNCH IN STYLE WITH ONE OF OUR RESIDENT DJS?

Mains

  • Breast of free range turkey, braised leg, cranberry stuffing
  • Fillet of sea bass, mussel and clam salsa
  • Wild mushroom and chestnut orzo pasta, rocket and truffle oil (v)

Desserts

  • Homemade Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
  • Forest fruit cheesecake, grenadine cream
  • k chocolate mousse, raspberry and liquorice

Dates and Prices

£22.00 per person

Friday 12th December

£20.00 per person

Friday 19th December

Other dates available upon request

Your party started

  • Arrival 12.00pm
  • Festive arrival drink
  • Lunch served at 12.45pm
  • 2 course meal with festive novelties
  • Disco
  • Carriages at 4.00pm

Stay over?

  • From £69.00 per single room
  • From £89.00 for double/twin room single occupancy*
  • *£10 supplement charge applies for double occupancy
  • All rates include breakfast and VAT

Thistle insider

SET THE DATE
Avoid the Christmas rush and book well in advance if you have your eye on a certain party package, it’s all yours, guaranteed.


LIGHT UP THE ROOM!
To add an extra special finish, sweep a little shimmer to the brow
bone, cheeks and down the centre of the nose to illuminate the face.
To add an extra special finish, sweep a little shimmer to the brow bone, cheeks and down the centre of the nose to illuminate the face.


  • For just £20.00 why not upgrade your package to include 6 drinks vouchers per person. These vouchers entitle the bearer to certain drinks within the offer.
  • £10 deposit per person required within 14 days of enquiry.
  • Menu choices must be received no later than 14 days prior to arrival.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Strictly Come Christmas

JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF DANCING. WATCH OUR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS IN THE STYLE OF JAZZ/LATIN, BALLROOM AND SWING, AND THEN TAKE PART IN OUR SALSA MASTERCLASS!

Starters

  • Terrine of Monmouth pork, cauliflower piccalilli, rye bread
  • Compression of roasted roots, horseradish crème fraîche (v)
  • Smoked salmon roulade, potato salad, honey and mustard dressing

Mains

  • Breast of free range turkey, braised leg, cranberry stuffing
  • Fillet of sea bass, mussel and clam salsa
  • Wild mushroom and chestnut orzo pasta, rocket and truffle oil (v)

Desserts

  • Homemade Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
  • Forest fruit cheesecake, grenadine cream
  • Milk chocolate mousse, raspberry and liquorice

Dates and Prices

£40.00 per person

Thursday 11th December
Thursday 18th December
Saturday 20th December

Your party started

  • Arrival 7.00pm
  • Festive arrival drink
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm
  • 3 course meal with festive novelties
  • Entertainment from our dancers and disco
  • Carriages at 1.00am

Stay over?

  • From £69.00 per single room
  • From £89.00 for double/twin room single occupancy*
  • *£10 supplement charge applies for double occupancy
  • All rates include breakfast and VAT

Thistle insider

IT’S YOUR PARTY
Wishes do come true, just believe! From buffets to 3 course dinners to canapés and cocktails, we’ll make it everything you dreamed of.


  • For just £20.00 why not upgrade your package to include 6 drinks vouchers per person. These vouchers entitle the bearer to certain drinks within the offer.
  • £10 deposit per person required within 14 days of enquiry.
  • Menu choices must be received no later than 14 days prior to arrival.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Rat Pack Swing Party Night

JOIN US FOR A NIGHT WITH THE RAT PACK FEATURING FAVOURITES SUCH AS AIN’T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD, MACK THE KNIFE AND FLY ME TO THE MOON.

Starters

  • Terrine of Monmouth pork, cauliflower piccalilli, rye bread
  • Compression of roasted roots, horseradish crème fraîche (v)
  • Smoked salmon roulade, potato salad, honey and mustard dressing

Mains

  • Breast of free range turkey, braised leg, cranberry stuffing
  • Fillet of sea bass, mussel and clam salsa
  • Wild mushroom and chestnut orzo pasta, rocket and truffle oil (v)

Desserts

  • Homemade Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
  • Forest fruit cheesecake, grenadine cream
  • Milk chocolate mousse, raspberry and liquorice

Dates and Prices

£28.00 per person

Friday 28th November

Your party started

  • Arrival 7.00pm
  • Festive arrival drink
  • Dinner served at 7.45pm
  • 3 course meal with festive novelties
  • Disco
  • Carriages at 1.00am

Stay over?

  • From £69.00 per single room
  • From £89.00 for double/twin room single occupancy*
  • *£10 supplement charge applies for double occupancy
  • All rates include breakfast and VAT

Thistle insider

SPARKLE AS BRIGHT AS THE LIGHTS
A hint of glitter, subtle shine or a flash of gold. All go just perfectly with classic black. Create an outfit made for celebrating this season.


  • For just £20.00 why not upgrade your package to include 6 drinks vouchers per person. These vouchers entitle the bearer to certain drinks within the offer.
  • £10 deposit per person required within 14 days of enquiry.
  • Menu choices must be received no later than 14 days prior to arrival.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Private Christmas Parties and Lunches

WHY NOT BOOK A PRIVATE PARTY FOR YOUR COMPANY OR GROUP? WE CAN CATER FOR UP TO 250 GUESTS.

Starters

  • Terrine of Monmouth pork, cauliflower piccalilli, rye bread
  • Compression of roasted roots, horseradish crème fraîche (v)
  • Smoked salmon roulade, potato salad, honey and mustard dressing

Mains

  • Breast of free range turkey, braised leg, cranberry stuffing
  • Fillet of sea bass, mussel and clam salsa
  • Wild mushroom and chestnut orzo pasta, rocket and truffle oil (v)

Desserts

  • Homemade Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
  • Forest fruit cheesecake, grenadine cream
  • Milk chocolate mousse, raspberry and liquorice

Dates and Prices

£18.00 per person - 2 courses

£20.00 per person - 3 courses

£15.00 per person - Buffet

Various dates available throughout November, December and January

Your party started

  • Choose from a 2 or 3 course plated meal or a standing buffet
  • Entertainment and theming options available
  • Buffet menu available on request

Stay over?

  • From £69.00 per single room
  • From £89.00 for double/twin room single occupancy*
  • *£10 supplement charge applies for double occupancy
  • All rates include breakfast and VAT

Thistle insider

GLITZ UP YOUR NAILS
Add a twinkle with a gradient effect, dabbing glitter polish on to the tips with a sponge. Add chunkier glitter to the very ends and finish with a top coat.


  • For just £20.00 why not upgrade your package to include 6 drinks vouchers per person. These vouchers entitle the bearer to certain drinks within the offer.
  • £10 deposit per person required within 14 days of enquiry.
  • Menu choices must be received no later than 14 days prior to arrival.

Terms and Conditions apply.

The Social Restaurant Christmas Dining

LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE SPECIAL FOR YOUR WORKS CHRISTMAS MEAL OR A GET TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS THIS CHRISTMAS? WHY NOT BOOK A TABLE IN OUR SOCIAL RESTAURANT.

Starters

  • The Social Christmas broth (v)
  • Smoked and confit duck ballottine, red wine and orange
  • Tea and rum cured trout, crushed potato, Keta caviar, prawn beignet

Mains

  • Breast and sausage of pheasant, roasted roots and parsnip crisps
  • Roast cod, buttery mash, parsley cream
  • Wild mushroom and chestnut orzo pasta, rocket and truffle oil (v)

Desserts

  • Homemade Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
  • Forest fruit cheesecake, chocolate macaroon
  • Selection of Welsh cheeses and bara brith

Dates and Prices

£16.00 per person - 2 courses

£20.00 per person - 3 courses

Available all week throughout December – lunchtimes and evenings

Your party started

  • 2 or 3 course meal as required
  • Tables of various sizes can be catered for

Stay over?

  • From £69.00 per single room
  • From £89.00 for double/twin room single occupancy*
  • *£10 supplement charge applies for double occupancy
  • All rates include breakfast and VAT

Thistle insider

MEN CAN SHINE TOO!
OK, so you may not opt for a gold suit, but it is the season to up the style stakes. So add a rich texture or dash of shine to traditional dark colours.


  • To book please contact The Social Restaurant directly on 02920 785593.
  • Why not book our Private Dining Room which can cater for groups of up to 20 people?
  • Want to pre-order wine? Please let us know and we will send you over a wine list.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Festive Afternoon Tea

RELAX IN THE SOCIAL LOUNGE AND TANTALISE THOSE TASTE BUDS WITH OUR FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA.

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Drink on Arrival

  • Mulled wine or Bucks Fizz

Selection of Finger Sandwiches

  • Turkey and cranberry, honey roast ham, smoked salmon, cucumber
    and cream cheese

Selection of Cakes

  • Scones and Welsh cakes
  • Homemade macaroons, mince pies, stollen
  • Hot beverage of your choice

Dates and Prices

£14.95 per person

Available every afternoon throughout December

Your party started

  • Choice of mulled wine or Bucks Fizz on arrival
  • Selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and festive treats

Stay over?

  • From £69.00 per single room
  • From £89.00 for double/twin room single occupancy*
  • *£10 supplement charge applies for double occupancy
  • All rates include breakfast and VAT

Thistle insider

FESTIVE CHEERS
Instead of a traditional roast, enjoy a lighter side of the festive season with our delicious Afternoon Tea with Bucks Fizz or mulled wine.


SHINE ON
Sleek or tumbling curls, whatever your look, use a smoothing heat protection spray before styling. This gives you enviable, head turning shine.


  • Celebrating a special occasion? Please let us know and we will be happy to make any special arrangements
    you require where possible.
  • To book please contact The Social Restaurant directly on 02920 785593.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Sunday Lunch with Santa

ENJOY SUNDAY LUNCH WITH THE FAMILY, AND THE LITTLE ONES GET A VISIT AND GIFT FROM SANTA HIMSELF!

Starters

  • Glamorgan sausage, spiced marrow and root vegetable crisps
  • Grilled mackerel, artichokes, baby beetroot, horseradish
  • Chicken liver pâté, homemade pickles, rye bread
  • Grilled Golden Cross, vegetable slaw, raspberry vinaigrette (v)

Mains

  • Roast sirloin of Usk Valley beef, heritage potatoes, Yorkshire pudding
  • Herb crusted saddle of Welsh lamb, Niçoise jus
  • Baked fillet of haddock, tiger prawn and chorizo dressing
  • Wild mushroom risotto, truffle oil and rocket (v)

Desserts

  • Warm chocolate brownie, coconut sorbet
  • Iced pear parfait, berry compote
  • Steamed sponge pudding, thick custard
  • Selection of cheese, chutney and bara brith

Dates and Prices

£19.00 per adult

£9.95 per child aged 6–12 years. Children under 5 years eat free

Available every Sunday throughout December

Your party started

  • 3 course meal with festive novelties
  • Gift from Santa for the children
  • Tables of various sizes can be catered for
  • Children’s menu available upon request

Stay over?

  • From £69.00 per single room
  • From £89.00 for double/twin room single occupancy*
  • *£10 supplement charge applies for double occupancy
  • All rates include breakfast and VAT

Thistle insider

BELIEVE!
Santa’s not stuck up the chimney, you’ll find him giving away presents with family Christmas dinners. We offer plenty of parking for sleighs and reindeer.


  • To book please contact The Social Restaurant directly on 02920 785593.
  • Why not book our Private Dining Room which can cater for groups of up to 20 people?
  • Want to pre-order wine? Please let us know and we will send you over a wine list.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Christmas Day Lunch

ENJOY A DELICIOUS 5 COURSE LUNCH IN THE RELAXING ATMOSPHERE OF THE SOCIAL RESTAURANT.

Soup

  • Jerusalem artichoke soup, roasted chestnuts (v)

Starters

  • Monkfish cured with rum and lime, grilled courgette and mint salad
  • Tartare of venison, game consommé, sourdough toast
  • Leek and roast tomato terrine, smoked aubergine, lentil vinaigrette (v)

Mains

  • Roast breast of goose or free range turkey. Served with croquette of
    leg with blackberry and rosemary stuffing, roast seasonal vegetables
  • Sautéed herb gnocchi, wild mushrooms, roast butternut squash,
    candied macadamia nuts (v)

Intermediate

  • The Social Christmas trifle

Desserts

  • Homemade Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
  • Sweet potato, cranberry, date and pecan strudel, popcorn ice cream

Dates and Prices

£65.00 per adult

£30.00 per child aged 6–12 years. Children under 5 years eat free

Thursday 25th December

Your party started

  • Guests arrive from 12.00pm
  • Festive arrival drink
  • Sittings from 12.30pm
  • 5 course lunch with festive novelties
  • Children’s menu available upon request

Stay over?

  • From £69.00 per single room
  • From £89.00 for double/twin room single occupancy*
  • *£10 supplement charge applies for double occupancy
  • All rates include breakfast and VAT

Thistle insider

CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS?
Robust reds and chilled whites are Christmas classics. Shake up your festive drink choices when it’s time to party, from iced Mojitos to Margaritas.


  • Want to stay longer for Christmas? Ask the team to create a bespoke package for you – maybe include Afternoon
    Tea on arrival as well as lunch on Christmas Day.
  • £10 deposit per person required within 14 days of enquiry. Complimentary parking subject to availability.
    Menu choices must be received no later than 14 days prior to arrival.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Home Away from Home

ENJOY A FAMILY CHRISTMAS BUT DON’T LOOK FORWARD TO THE WASHING UP? LET US TAKE CARE OF IT! BOOK A PRIVATE DINING ROOM WITH YOUR OWN BUTLER.

Starters

  • Terrine of wild rabbit or Monmouthshire pork, homemade pickles
    and chutneys
  • Platter of home cured and smoked fish
  • Local mussels, Orchard Gold cider, oregano
  • Leek and roast tomato terrine, smoked aubergine, lentil vinaigrette (v)

Mains

  • Roast free range turkey, traditional trimmings
    (to be carved and served by the guest themselves)

Desserts

  • The Social Christmas trifle
  • Homemade Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
  • Sweet potato, date, cranberry and pecan strudel, popcorn custard

Dates and Prices

£400.00 for up to 10 guests

£800.00 for up to 20 guests

Thursday 25th December

Your party started

  • Your own Dining Room for the afternoon with a Butler
  • TV available
  • Choose your own starters and desserts
  • Carve your own turkey with all the accompaniments

Stay over?

  • From £69.00 per single room
  • From £89.00 for double/twin room single occupancy*
  • *£10 supplement charge applies for double occupancy
  • All rates include breakfast and VAT

Thistle insider

KEEP IT FLOWING
From a sparkling reception to a wide choice of soft drinks, we’ve got you covered. Pre-order your favourites from our inspired drinks menu.


  • Want to stay longer for Christmas? Ask the team to create a bespoke package for you – maybe include Afternoon
    Tea on arrival as well as lunch on Christmas Day.
  • £10 deposit per person required within 14 days of enquiry. Complimentary parking subject to availability.
    Menu choices must be received no later than 14 days prior to arrival.

Terms and Conditions apply.

New Year's Eve Welsh Party at the Parc

PARTY WITH US THIS NEW YEAR. ENJOY A 5 COURSE WELSH INSPIRED DINNER, THEN DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY TO ALL THOSE WELSH FAVOURITES.

Soup

  • Cream of celeriac soup, chanterelles, chestnuts (v)

Starters

  • Mini Caerphilly, leek and potato pasty (v)
  • Bresaola of Usk Valley beef, toasted walnuts, semi dried plums
  • Herb gnocchi, Swansea crab, shellfish sauce

Mains

  • Braised Welsh beef, heritage potato mash, roast ceps and salsify
  • Roast mullet, locally caught clam chowder
  • Roast root vegetable tatin, allspice crème fraîche (v)

Intermediate

  • Blackberry sorbet, gin and lime granite, raspberry syrup (v)

Desserts

  • Dark chocolate and orange torte
  • Traditional cranachan, Penderyn whisky
  • Selection of Welsh cheeses, homemade chutneys

Dates and Prices

£45.00 per person

Wednesday 31st December

Residential Package from

£205.00 per room double
occupancy including the Welsh
party, accommodation and Brunch
on New Year’s Day

Your party started

  • Guests arrive from 7.00pm
  • Festive arrival drink
  • Dinner served from 8.00pm
  • 5 course dinner with festive novelties
  • Entertainment from our band and disco

Stay over?

  • From £99.00 per single room
  • From £109.00 for double/twinroom single occupancy*
  • *£10 supplement charge applies for double occupancy
  • All rates include breakfast and VAT

Thistle insider

DON’T EVACUATE THE DANCE FLOOR
Let your good time roll on and on, book a room and enjoy a lie in and breakfast on us. A perfect start to the morning after.


  • Tables available in both our Social Restaurant and Private Function room. Seating areas can be requested but
    not guaranteed.
  • £10 deposit per person required within 14 days of enquiry.
    Menu choices must be received no later than 14 days prior to arrival.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Thistle Cardiff The Parc

Park Place
Cardiff
Glamorgan
CF10 3DN

Tel: 0871 376 9011
Int Tel: +44 845 305 8311