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!

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

ENJOY A SPARKLING GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE BEFORE BEING SEATED FOR A DELICIOUS 3 COURSE MEAL. THEN DANCE THE AFTERNOON AWAY WITH OUR RESIDENT DJ.

Starters

  • 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


Desserts

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

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea with shortbread.

Dates and Prices

£24.00 per person

Friday 5th, 12th and 19th December

Your party started

  • Bubbles on arrival
  • 3 course lunch with disco
  • Bar available from 11.45am
  • Lunch served at 12.30pm
  • Disco until 4.00pm

Stay over

  • £89.00 – Fridays
  • Rate inclusive of bed and full Scottish breakfast in a double/twin room.

Thistle insider

LET’S DO LUNCH

Christmas is a busy, busy time and everyone’s calendars get full to bursting. So you may want to swap a party night for a leisurely lunch and enjoy the festive spirit with all the trimmings.


SET A 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.


  • Have your drinks chilled and waiting for you on arrival, see pages 9 and 10.
  • For more information visit thistle.com/christmas

Christmas Party Nights

ENJOY A SPARKLING GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE BEFORE BEING SEATED FOR A DELICIOUS 3 COURSE MEAL. THEN DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH OUR RESIDENT DJ.

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 with shortbread.

Dates and Prices

£25.00 per person

Friday 28th November

Saturday 29th November

Saturday 20th December

£35.00 per person

Friday 5th, 12th and 19th December

Saturday 6th and 13th December

Your party started

  • Bubbles on arrival
  • 3 course meal with disco
  • Bar available from 6.30pm
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm
  • Disco until midnight

Stay over

  • £89.00 – Fridays
  • £109.00 – Saturdays
  • Rate inclusive of bed and full Scottish breakfast in a double/twin room.

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DANCE! DANCE! DANCE!

We have some amazing DJs to round off your perfect party, with dancefloor classics that keep that glitter ball rolling, all night long.


REMEMBER WHEN?

Do you like Motown classics or 70s rock, just ask if you’d like a party with a theme and we’ll provide the soundtrack.


  • Have your drinks chilled and waiting for you on arrival, see pages 9 and 10.
  • To book please call 0131 556 0111.

Private Parties

WITH FUNCTION SUITES TO SUIT PARTIES OF 20–250 PEOPLE, WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU CREATE A PARTY TO REMEMBER. ENJOY GREAT FOOD, A GREAT ATMOSPHERE AND GREAT SERVICE.

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.
  • 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 with shortbread.

Dates and Prices

£25.00 per person

Includes bubbles on arrival

Available throughout November, December and January

Upgrade

Enhancements are available to private parties at a supplement. These can include:

  • A 2 or 3 course plated meal or a standing buffet.
  • Entertainment and theming.

Stay over

  • £69.00 – Midweek
  • £89.00 – Fridays
  • £109.00 – Saturdays
  • £59.00 – Sundays
  • Rate inclusive of bed and full Scottish breakfast in a double/twin room.

Thistle insider

EAT AND BE MERRY

We cater for everyone, so just check if anyone has any allergies or special dietary requirements. We’ll make sure everyone’s included in the good times.


  • Have your drinks chilled and waiting for you on arrival, see pages 9 and 10.
  • A buffet menu can be provided on request.
  • For more information visit thistle.com/christmas

Thistle Thursday

ENJOY A SPARKLING GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE BEFORE BEING SEATED FOR A DELICIOUS 3 COURSE MEAL. THEN DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH OUR RESIDENT DJ.

Starters

  • 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


Desserts

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

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea with shortbread.

Dates and Prices

£20.00 per person

Thursday 27th November

Thursday 4th, 11th and 18th December

Your party started

  • Bubbles on arrival
  • 3 course meal with disco
  • Bar available from 6.30pm
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm
  • Disco until midnight

Stay over

  • £69.00 – Thursdays
  • Rate inclusive of bed and full Scottish breakfast in a double/twin room.

Thistle insider

YOUR WINE WISH LIST

Do you like a Merlot or a Bordeaux? A chilled Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, pre-order your favourites from our tempting wine list.


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.


  • Have your drinks chilled and waiting for you on arrival, see pages 9 and 10.
  • For more information visit thistle.com/christmas

After Christmas Parties

ENJOY A SPARKLING GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE BEFORE BEING SEATED FOR A DELICIOUS 3 COURSE MEAL. THEN DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH OUR RESIDENT DJ.

Starters

  • 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


Desserts

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

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea with shortbread.

Dates and Prices

£20.00 per person

Friday 9th January 2015

Friday 10th January 2015

Your party started

  • Bubbles on arrival
  • 3 course dinner with disco
  • Bar available from 6.45pm
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm
  • Disco until midnight

Stay over

  • £89.00 – Fridays
  • £109.00 – Saturdays
  • Rate inclusive of bed and full Scottish breakfast in a double/twin room.

Thistle insider

AVOID THE CHRISTMAS RUSH

Celebrating in December can be hectic, with so many venues getting booked up. As an alternative you could consider November or January.


YOU’RE INVITED

Fixed a date? Time to send out an email invitation or you could go traditional and print one, including an RSVP and dietary requirements.


  • Have your drinks chilled and waiting for you on arrival, see pages 9 and 10.
  • To book please call 0131 556 0111.

Wine List pre-order

White

Per Bottle £17.50
Borsari Inzolia, Sicilia, Italy
Typically Italian – exciting, fresh and innovative.

Per Bottle £19.95
Luis Felipe Edwards Lot 66 Sauvignon Blanc, Rapel Valley, Chile
Fruity aroma and flavours of citrus, melon, pineapple and pear.

Per Bottle £20.95
Corte Vigna Pinot Grigio, Pavia, Italy
A dry, light, floral Pinot Grigio from North-West Italy.

Per Bottle £20.95
Kleine Zalze Bush Vines Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Soft and creamy, light tropical fruit flavours with a hint of vanilla.

Per Bottle £21.95
Short Mile Bay Chardonnay, South-Eastern Australia
Unoaked, tropical fruit flavours with notes of spring blossom and honey.

Per Bottle £23.95
Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Vivaciously crisp, grapefruit, guava, lemongrass and tropical fruit flavours with a zesty finish.


Red

Per Bottle £17.50
Arium Tempranillo-Garnacha Tinto Albali, Valdepeñas, Spain
Easy drinking Spanish, full of cherries and plums.

Per Bottle £19.95
Berri Estate Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia
Medium-bodied fruity Shiraz, raspberry, cherry and plum flavours, with a hint of vanilla.

Per Bottle £21.95
Luis Felipe Edwards Reserva Pinot Noir, Curicó Valley, Chile
Smooth, full-flavoured Pinot Noir, with strawberries, redcurrants and vanilla undertones.

Per Bottle £22.50
La Campagne Merlot, Pays D’Oc, France
Originating from some of the best estates, full plummy fruit and soft, rounded flavours.

Per Bottle £22.95
Faustino VII Rioja Tinto, Spain
A hint of soft oak balances the lively, fresh fruit of the Tempranillo grape.

Per Bottle £23.95
Portillo Malbec, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina
Plums, blackberries, fresh fruit flavours with a vanilla and spice finish.


Rose

Per Bottle £18.95
Vendange White Zinfandel, California, USA
Medium-bodied, delicate colour, strawberry aroma and zingy freshness.

Per Bottle £21.95
Corte Vigna Pinot Grigio Rosé delle Venezie, Italy
Medium-dry, light and fresh, with a hint of morello cherry and strawberry.


Sparkling & Champagne

Per Bottle £22.50
Conti D’Arco Prosecco, Italy
Fresh apples, pears and a hint of white peach.

Per Bottle £25.50
Bolla Sparkling Rosé, Italy
Fresh and fruity, with a hint of strawberry and cherry.

Per Bottle £45.00
Mercier Brut NV, France
One of the best known Champagnes, with undertones of apple, pear and white blossom.


For reserve BIN wines selection and other wines available to pre-order, please ask at booking. All wines are subject to availability and vintages may vary. If your chosen wine is not available, a suitable alternative will be provided. The AVB range of the wines on this list is 11%–15%.

Drinks Packages & Accommodation

ORDERING YOUR DRINKS IN ADVANCE CAN HELP YOUR PARTY RUN MORE SMOOTHLY ON THE NIGHT AND THERE ARE ATTRACTIVE PRE-ORDER DISCOUNTS. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR OUR LATEST DEALS AND PRICES.


Drinks packages

Here are some of our pre-order drinks packages available (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Choose from:

Beer buckets

  • Bucket of 6 bottles containing Peroni, Corona, Stella, Budweiser, Miller, Estrella or Becks.

Alcopop buckets

  • Bucket of 6 bottles containing Bacardi Breezers or Smirnoff Ice

Soft drinks

  • Still and sparkling mineral water, pitchers of selected fruit juices and buckets containing 6 bottles of non-alcoholic beverages.


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!

  • £69.00 – Midweek
  • £89.00 – Fridays
  • £109.00 – Saturdays
  • £59.00 – Sundays

Rates inclusive of bed and full Scottish breakfast in a double/twin room. Subject to availability.

For further information or to make your reservation please contact 0131 556 0111 and ask for reservations.

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.


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.


YOUR BUDGET

Our party packages include a set number of courses and many include a certain amount of drink, so you’ve got a really good idea of price per person.


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.


  • All bookings must be confirmed with a credit/debit card and are subject to a 7 day cancellation policy.
  • To book or for more information, call 0131 556 0111.

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.