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!

We’re just adding the finishing touches to our Christmas party packages.

For more information please contact us.

Packages Available

Christmas Party Nights

Enjoy a memorable evening in the run up to Christmas with a glass of bubbles, a fabulous festive three-course meal and dancing to music from our resident DJ.

Starters

  • Homemade roasted parsnip and carrot 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 a rich gravy.
  • Poached supreme of salmon with lemon and ginger beurre blanc.
  • Roast pepper stuffed with chestnut, cabbage and tomato cous cous (v).
  • All served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes*

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy and cinnamon sauce (v).
  • Rich chocolate tart with Chantilly cream and berry coulis (v).

Dates and Prices

£27.50 per person

Saturday 28th November

£35.00 per person

Friday 4th and 11th December

Saturday 5th and 12th December

£37.50 per person

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th December

Your party started

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

Accommodation Offers

  • £89.00 – Fridays
  • £109.00 – Saturdays

Thistle insider

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.


  • *Tea/coffee are not included in the price.
  • **Rates inclusive of bed and full Scottish breakfast in a double/twin room subject to availability.
  • Have your drniks chilled and waiting for you on arrival

Private Parties

Whether it’s the office ‘do’ or a family gathering, we’ve got the perfect space for your festive party. Our flexible function suite can accommodate between 20 and 250 people. Enjoy superb food, a great atmosphere and excellent service..

Starters

  • Homemade roasted parsnip and carrot soup with crusty roll (v)
  • Chilled honeydew melon with mulled berry compote (v).

Mains

  • Roast turkey with kilted sausage, sage and onion stuffing and a rich gravy.
  • Poached supreme of salmon with lemon and ginger beurre blanc
  • Roast pepper stuffed with chestnut, cabbage and tomato cous cous (v).

All served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes


Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy and cinnamon sauce (v).
  • Rich chocolate tart with Chantilly cream and berry coulis (v)

Dates and Prices

£27.50 per person

Available throughout November, December and January

Accommodation Offers

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

Your Party Started

  • Bubbles on arrival
  • Three-course meal with disco*
  • Bar available from 6:30pm
  • Dinner served at 7:30pm
  • Disco until midnight

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.


  • A buffet menu can be provided on request.
  • *Tea/coffee are not included in the price.
  • **Rates inclusive of bed and full Scottish breakfast in a double/twin room subject to availability.

Drinks Packages

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.


Pre-Order 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


Wine List Pre-Order*

White wine
Borsari Inzolia, Sicilia, Italy £17.50

Luis Felipe Edwards Lot 66 Sauvignon Blanc,
Rapel Valley, Chile £19.95

Corte Vigna Pinot Grigio, Pavia, Italy £20.95

Kleine Zalze Bush Vines Chenin Blanc,
Stellenbosch, South Africa £20.95

Short Mile Bay Chardonnay,
South-Eastern Australia £21.95

Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough,
New Zealand £23.95

Red wine
Arium Tempranillo-Garnacha Tinto Albali,
Valdepeñas, Spain £17.50

Berri Estate Shiraz,
South-Eastern Australia £19.95

Luis Felipe Edwards Reserva Pinot Noir,
Curicó Valley, Chile £21.95

La Campagne Merlot, Pays D’Oc,
France £22.50

Faustino VII Rioja Tinto, Spain £22.95

Portillo Malbec, Valle de Uco, Mendoza,
Argentina £23.95

Rosé
Vendange White Zinfandel, California, USA
£18.95

Corte Vigna Pinot Grigio Rosé delle
Venezie, Italy £21.95

Champagne
Conti D’Arco Prosecco, Italy £25.50

Bolla Sparkling Rosé, Italy £25.50

Mercier Brut NV, France £45.00


  • *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%.

Terms & Conditions

To make a booking

Provisional bookings can be made by telephone and will be held on an automatic release for 7 days. All bookings must be confirmed inwriting and a non-refundable deposit of £15.00 per person. This must be received within 7 days of the provisional booking. All monies are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable. No refunds will be given for lost deposits. Should your numbers reduce, the monies lost cannot be used against wine, drinks or the final balance. Party organisers are advised to inform all members of their party of this policy. The outstanding balance along with wine and drinks pre-order for the party must be received no later than Tuesday 3rd November 2015.

Any special dietary requirements must be advised at this time. Bookings made after this date will only be accepted with full payment. Multiple cheques are not acceptable. One organiser’s cheque per party. Cheques should be made payable to Thistle Hotels or The King James Hotel. Credit/Debit Card payments are also acceptable using the booking form, which must be signed to give authorisation to debit your card.


Cancellation policy

Deposits, part payments and full payments are not refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances. We recommend that you take out event insurance to cover you in the case of cancellation. The management reserves the right to cancel events should minimum numbers not be achieved. We will endeavour to offer an alternative date/themed event of the same or higher value. Deposits and pre-payments are refundable for events cancelled by the hotel.


Food and drink

If you suffer from an allergy or food intolerance please let us know, before ordering, so we can advise you. An information pack is available listing the allergenic ingredients used in our foods, as required by current UK & EC laws.It also describes any associated cross contamination risk which may affect specific menu items.

Menus are correct at time of print and may be subject to change. Some special diets can be catered for individually providing we are aware of them in advance.

Bar accounts can be arranged prior to the date of your event with credit card details provided.Only 1 credit card per booking can be accepted. Please call to discuss with our Christmas Co-ordinator.

Alcohol consumed on the premises must be bought from the hotel. Corkage or bring-your- own is not available. Please note the hotel reserves the right to search bags upon entry tothe hotel. Any alcohol (also in the form of a gift given on the night) found will be withheld until the conclusion of the event.


General Information

All prices include VAT at the current rate. All prices are per person and include hats, streamers and novelties where appropriate.

The management reserves the right to ensure that the staff in the hotel are in a safe environment. You will be liable for the cost of repairs carried out as a result of any damage caused to any part of the hotel premises or equipment thereon, by negligence, wilful act or default of any person invited by you or on your behalf to the hotel. The hotel management will not accept liability in respect of any loss or damage to articles brought on to the premises.

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.