Christmas At Thistle Edinburgh The King James

At Thistle Edinburgh, The King James 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 Edinburgh, The King James, an eventful and enjoyable Christmas and a very happy New Year is waiting for everyone!

Good honest seasonal food and drink

Raise your expectations because our winter menus are here to delight. Whether it’s a traditional Christmas party, lunch, or a gala dinner party, our chefs prepare every dish with the freshest ingredients sourced from the finest suppliers. And all our recipes include a large dash of culinary passion.

So enjoy the party season this Christmas and bon appétit!

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

Party Lunches

£24.00 per person

Friday 6th, 13th and 20th December

No time to party in the evening; why not book a festive party lunch? Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal including half a bottle of wine per person. Our DJ will ensure you dance the afternoon away to Christmas classics and current chart tunes.

We have a variety of Suites to suit parties from 20 to 250 people. Should you have an alternative date or prefer a private event, please call us to check availability.

Starter

  • Homemade tomato and basil soup with crusty roll (v).

Mains

  • Roast turkey with kilted sausage, sage and onion stuffing and rich pan gravy.
  • Chestnut, spinach and ricotta strudel with plum tomato compote (v).

All served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes.


Dessert

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy and cinnamon sauce (v).

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea and shortbread.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course lunch with disco.
  • Includes half a bottle of selected wine per person.
  • Bar available from 11.45am.
  • Lunch served at 12.30pm.
  • Disco until 4.00pm.
  • Have your drinks chilled and waiting for you on arrival.

Terms and conditions apply.

Traditional Christmas Party Nights

£25.00 per person

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November
Saturday 21st December

£35.00 per person

Friday 6th, 13th and 20th December
Saturday 7th and 14th December

Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal including half a bottle of wine per person. Our DJ will ensure you dance the night away to Christmas classics and current chart tunes.

We have a variety of Suites to suit parties from 20 to 250 people. Should you have an alternative date or prefer a private event, please call us to check availability.

Starters

  • Homemade tomato and basil soup with crusty roll (v).
  • Chilled honeydew melon with mulled berry compote (v).

Mains

  • Roast turkey with kilted sausage, sage and onion stuffing and rich pan gravy.
  • Poached supreme of salmon with lemon and ginger beurre blanc.
  • Chestnut, spinach and ricotta strudel with plum tomato compote (v).

All served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes.


Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy and cinnamon sauce (v).
  • Vanilla cheesecake with chocolate flavoured Chantilly cream (v).

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea and shortbread.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal with disco.
  • Includes half a bottle of selected wine per person.
  • Bar available from 6.30pm.
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm.
  • Disco until 1.00am.
  • Have your drinks chilled and waiting for you on arrival.

Terms and conditions apply.

Thistle Thursdays

£20.00 per person

Thursday 28th November
Thursday 5th, 12th and 19th December

Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal including half a bottle of wine per person. Our DJ will ensure you dance the night away to Christmas classics and current chart tunes.

We have a variety of Suites to suit parties from 20 to 250 people. Should you have an alternative date or prefer a private event, please call us to check availability.

Starter

  • Homemade tomato and basil soup with crusty roll (v).

Mains

  • Roast turkey with kilted sausage, sage and onion stuffing and rich pan gravy.
  • Chestnut, spinach and ricotta strudel with plum tomato compote (v).

All served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes.


Dessert

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy and cinnamon sauce (v).

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea and shortbread.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal with disco.
  • Includes half a bottle of selected wine per person.
  • Bar available from 6.30pm.
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm.
  • Disco until 1.00am.
  • Have your drinks chilled and waiting for you on arrival.

Terms and conditions apply.

Christmas Day Lunch

£46.00 per adult
£20.00 per child aged 6 to 12 yrs
Children 5 yrs and under eat free

Wednesday 25th December

Allow us to do the hard work this Christmas while you relax and enjoy time with your family and friends.

There will be a visit from Santa with a gift for each child.

Starters

  • Homemade carrot and ginger soup, crème fraîche and crusty bread roll (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait with red onion marmalade and garlic crostini.
  • Trio of melon laced with sparkling wine and topped with refreshing sorbet (v).
  • Smoked salmon and king prawn plate, citrus dressed salad and bloomer bread.

Mains

  • Roast turkey with kilted sausage, sage and onion stuffing and rich pan gravy.
  • Roast sirloin of beef with mushroom and chicken liver pâté en croûte with Madeira sauce.
  • Poached supreme of Scottish salmon with char-grilled vegetables and pesto.
  • Chestnut, spinach and ricotta strudel with plum tomato compote (v).

All served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes


Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy and cinnamon sauce (v).
  • Cranberry and orange cheesecake (v).
  • Cappuccino mousse with homemade shortbread (v).
  • Tipsy laird (v).

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea and shortbread.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal with a gift for the children from Santa.
  • Reservations between 12 noon and 3.00pm.
  • Children will be served half portions from the menu.
  • Have your drinks chilled and waiting for you on arrival.

Terms and conditions apply.

Scottish Experience

£28.00 per person

Monday 30th December

A taste of Scotland!

An evening of traditional Scottish entertainment, including a 4 course meal and half a bottle of wine per person. A unique way to start your Hogmanay celebrations with family and friends. Enjoy a rousing welcome from our Pipe Major and entertainment from our professional Highland dancers.

Starter

  • Cream of leek and potato soup (v).

Address to the Haggis

  • Tower of haggis, neeps and tatties with a whisky sauce.
  • Vegetarian haggis also available (v).

Mains

  • Fillet of salmon, traditional Ayrshire cream and Drambuie Brie.
  • Succulent breast of chicken, creamy Scotch whisky and Isle of Arran mustard sauce.
  • Roast beef, red wine and thyme jus.
  • Chestnut, spinach and ricotta strudel with plum tomato compote (v).

All served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes.


Dessert

  • Tipsy laird (v).

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea and shortbread.

What you need to know...

  • 4 course meal including half a bottle of wine per person.
  • Arrival at 6.45pm.
  • Dinner served at 7.15pm, followed by entertainment.

Terms and conditions apply.

Hogmanay Tea

£20.00 per person

Tuesday 31st December

Fill up before the party!

Relax before the Princes Street party. Our restaurant is the perfect place to fill up before you hit the bustling streets of Edinburgh. Only a stone’s throw from the world famous Hogmanay Street Party!

Starters

  • Cullen skink – a thick and creamy soup made from smoked haddock, potatoes and leeks.
  • Haggis, neeps and tatties.
  • Vegetarian haggis also available (v).

Mains

  • Scottish steak pie with rich pan gravy.
  • Bradan rost – oak smoked salmon, oatmeal potato cake, cream and chive sauce.
  • Rumbledethumps – a combination of mashed potato, turnip and cabbage, topped with cheddar cheese and roasted baby leek sauce (v).

All served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes.


Desserts

  • Clootie dumpling – a rich steamed suet pudding, dried fruits and spices with vanilla custard.
  • Edinburgh fog – whipped cream, Drambuie, toasted almonds and crushed macaroon biscuits (v).

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea and shortbread.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal. Available between 6.00pm and 9.00pm.
  • Pre-booking essential.

Terms and conditions apply.

After Christmas Parties

£20.00 per person

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th January 2014

No time to party?

Start your year with a bang! Too busy to enjoy the social side of December? Why not gather friends and family together and make it a night to remember?

We have a variety of Suites to suit parties from 20 to 250 people. Should you have an alternative date or prefer a private event, please call us to check availability.

Starter

  • Homemade tomato and basil soup with crusty roll (v).

Mains

  • Roast turkey with kilted sausage, sage and onion stuffing and rich pan gravy.
  • Chestnut, spinach and ricotta strudel with plum tomato compote (v).

All served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes.


Dessert

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy and cinnamon sauce (v).

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea and shortbread.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course dinner with disco.
  • Includes half a bottle of selected wine per person.
  • Bar available from 6.45pm.
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm.
  • Disco until 1.00am.
  • Have your drinks chilled and waiting for you on arrival.

Terms and conditions apply.

Private Parties

From £25.00 per person including half a bottle of wine

Available throughout November, December and January.

Looking to book something private? We will help you celebrate the festive season with a great atmosphere, good food, friendly service and real value for money.

We have function Suites to suit parties of between 20 to 250 people, so just give us a call and our experienced team are happy to help create a party to remember.

The below is just a sample menu of what can be offered.

Starters

  • Homemade tomato and basil soup with crusty roll (v).
  • Chilled honeydew melon with mulled berry compote (v).

Mains

  • Roast turkey with kilted sausage, sage and onion stuffing and rich pan gravy.
  • Poached supreme of salmon with lemon and ginger beurre blanc.
  • Chestnut, spinach and ricotta strudel with plum tomato compote (v).

All served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes.


Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy and cinnamon sauce (v).
  • Vanilla cheesecake with chocolate flavoured Chantilly cream (v).

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea and shortbread.

What you need to know...

  • Enhancements may include themed decorations, red carpet arrival, traditional piper, alternative menu options and themed reception drinks. These are just a few ideas – please contact us with your specific requirements.
  • Minimum numbers may apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

Pre-Order Wine List

Ordering your drinks in advance can help your party run more smoothly on the night and ensure everyone has a drink waiting for them on arrival. Please contact us for our latest deals and prices.

Here are some of the pre-order options you may wish to choose from:

White Wines

Castelbello Catarratto, Italy £15.00
Borsari Inzolia, Italy £17.50
Luis Felipe Edwards Lot 66 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile £19.95
Corte Vigna Pinot Grigio, Italy £20.95

Red Wines

Castelbello Merlot Red, Italy £15.00
Arium Tempranillo, Spain £17.50
Berri Estates Shiraz, South Eastern Australia £19.95

Rosé Wines

Castelbello White Zinfandel, Italy £15.00
Vendange White Zinfandel, California, USA £18.95
Corte Vigna Pinot Grigio Rosé, Italy £21.95

Sparkling & Champagne

Pigalle Brut, France £16.95
Prosecco Sant’ Orsola, Italy £25.50
G.H. Mumm Champagne, France £45.00

Drinks Packages

Here are some of our pre-order drinks packages available (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) you may choose from:

Bucket of 6 bottles containing Peroni, Corona, Stella, Budweiser, Miller, Estrella or Becks.
Bucket of 6 bottles containing Bacardi Breezers or Smirnoff Ice.
Still and sparkling mineral water, pitchers of selected fruit juices and buckets containing 6 bottles of non-alcoholic beverages.

Contact us for more information.

Festive Accommodation

Eat, drink and be merry, then take a short stroll to your bedroom. Enjoy the perfect end to a great party with no need to worry about driving home or booking a taxi.

Sleep well!

Midweek from £69.00 (Double or Twin) for bed and full Scottish breakfast

Fridays from £79.00 (Double or Twin) for bed and full Scottish breakfast

Saturdays from £99.00 (Double or Twin) for bed and full Scottish breakfast

Sundays from £69.00 (Double or Twin) for bed and full Scottish breakfast

For further information or to make your reservation please contact 0871 376 9016* and ask for reservations (all bookings must be confirmed with a credit/debit card and are subject to a 7 day cancellation policy).

What you need to know...

  • Rates subject to availability.
  • All rates are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

Terms and conditions apply.

Thistle Edinburgh The King James

107 Leith Street
Edinburgh
EH1 3SW

Tel: 0871 376 9016
Int Tel: +44 845 305 8316

Directions

From the M9 and M8, pick up the A8 and follow signs for Edinburgh city centre. The King James is located at the end of Princes Street, near the St James Shopping Centre. We have parking for 20 cars available on site at an additional charge. To programme your sat-nav, please use the postcode EH1 3SW.