Christmas At Thistle Inverness

At Thistle Inverness 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!

Be our guest with friendly staff 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 Inverness, 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 Lunches

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY WITH OUR FESTIVE LUNCH MENU SERVED IN THE CROMARTY BRASSERIE.  

Starters

  • Chef’s piping hot vegetable broth served with a warm roll (v).
  • Pressed salmon and potato terrine with beetroot salad and toasted focaccia bread.
  • Apple, celery and walnut salad mixed with red chard and lightly coated with natural yogurt (v).

Mains

  • Oven roasted turkey with all the trimmings and roast jus.
  • Steamed cod on a bed of leeks with a creamy tarragon sauce.
  • Broccoli and cauliflower pancake finished with a mild cheese sauce (v).

Desserts

  • Christmas pudding with brandy sauce.
  • White chocolate mousse served in a brandy basket.
  • Wild berry tartlet with vanilla ice cream.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee with a warm mince pie.

Dates and Prices

£9.95 per person

1 Course

£13.95 per person

2 Course

£15.95 per person

3 Course

Available throughout December.

Your party started

  • Tables available between.
  • 12.00pm and 3.00pm and must be pre-booked.
  • Bar available from 11.00am.

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.


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.


  • Car parking is available free of charge.
  • Deposits are required at the point of booking.
  • All party sizes catered for, subject to availability.

Tribute Party Nights (Rod Stewart)

ROD STEWART IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR ST ANDREWS WEEKEND. ENJOY A 3 COURSE MEAL WITH A HALF BOTTLE OF HOUSE WINE PER PERSON INCLUDED.

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait spread on focaccia crostini with winter fruit chutney.
  • Glazed goat’s cheese with beetroot and pomegranate salad (v).
  • Tiger prawn cocktail served with Marie Rose sauce and a citrus hint of lemon.

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown with sausage, sage and cranberry stuffing, roasted château potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy.
  • Roasted rib of beef with port sauce, château potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom orzo pasta with rocket, truffle oil, white wine and crème fraîche (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy cream.
  • Sticky treacle pudding with an irresistible caramel sauce.
  • Dark chocolate tart served with cream.
  • Crème caramel with chilled caramel sauce.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee.

Dates and Prices

£30.00 per person

Saturday 29th November

Your party started

  • 3 course meal, live entertainment and a disco until late.
  • Arrival 7.00pm–7.30pm.
  • Dinner served at 7.45pm.
  • Bar available from 7.00pm until midnight.

Stay over?

  • From £50.00 per person. Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room.
  • Rates inclusive of dinner, entertainment and bed and breakfast. Subject to availability.

  • Car parking is available free of charge.
  • Deposits are required at the point of booking.
  • All party sizes catered for, subject to availability.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Tribute Party Nights

OUR TRIBUTE NIGHTS ARE BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, ALL INCLUDE A 3 COURSE MEAL AND A HALF BOTTLE OF HOUSE WINE PER PERSON. 

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait spread on focaccia crostini with winter fruit chutney.
  • Glazed goat’s cheese with beetroot and pomegranate salad (v).
  • Tiger prawn cocktail served with Marie Rose sauce and a citrus hint of lemon.

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown with sausage, sage and cranberry stuffing, roasted château potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy.
  • Roasted rib of beef with port sauce, château potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom orzo pasta with rocket, truffle oil, white wine and crème fraîche (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy cream.
  • Sticky treacle pudding with an irresistible caramel sauce.
  • Dark chocolate tart served with cream.
  • Crème caramel with chilled caramel sauce.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee.

Dates and Prices

£30.00 per person

December

Friday 5th - Gary Barlow
Friday 12th - Dolly Parton
Friday 19th - Tina Turner

Your party started

  • 3 course meal, live entertainment and a disco until late.
  • Arrival 7.00pm–7.30pm.
  • Dinner served at 7.45pm.
  • Bar available from 7.00pm until midnight.

Stay over?

  • From £50.00 per person. Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room.
  • Rates inclusive of dinner, entertainment and bed and breakfast. Subject to availability.

  • Car parking is available free of charge.
  • Deposits are required at the point of booking.
  • All party sizes catered for, subject to availability.

Christmas Party Nights

WINE AND DINE IN STYLE WITH A COURSE MEAL, HALF A BOTTLE OF HOUSE WINE PER PERSON AND A DISCO UNTIL LATE. 

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait spread on focaccia crostini with winter fruit chutney.
  • Glazed goat’s cheese with beetroot and pomegranate salad (v).
  • Tiger prawn cocktail served with Marie Rose sauce and a citrus hint of lemon.

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown with sausage, sage and cranberry stuffing, roasted château potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy.
  • Roasted rib of beef with port sauce, château potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom orzo pasta with rocket, truffle oil, white wine and crème fraîche (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy cream.
  • Sticky treacle pudding with an irresistible caramel sauce.
  • Dark chocolate tart served with cream.
  • Crème caramel with chilled caramel sauce.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee.

Dates and Prices

£30.00 per person

Saturday 6th December
Saturday13th December
Saturday 20th December

Your party started

  • 3 course meal and a disco until late.
  • Arrival 7.00pm–7.30pm.
  • Dinner served at 7.45pm.
  • Bar available from 7.00pm until midnight.

Stay over?

  • From £50.00 per person. Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room.
  • Rates inclusive of dinner, entertainment and bed and breakfast. Subject to availability.

  • Car parking is available free of charge.
  • Deposits are required at the point of booking.
  • All party sizes catered for, subject to availability.

Snowy Sunday Party Night

WE UNDERSTAND ITS'S TOUGH TO GET  WEEKENDS OFF SO WE HAVE ADDED A SUNDAY PARTY NIGHT. PARTY THE NIGHT AWAY AND ENJOY A 3 COURSE MEAL AND A DISCO UNTIL LATE.

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait spread on focaccia crostini with winter fruit chutney.
  • Glazed goat’s cheese with beetroot and pomegranate salad (v).
  • Tiger prawn cocktail served with Marie Rose sauce and a citrus hint of lemon.

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown with sausage, sage and cranberry stuffing, roasted château potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy.
  • Roasted rib of beef with port sauce, château potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom orzo pasta with rocket, truffle oil, white wine and crème fraîche (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy cream.
  • Sticky treacle pudding with an irresistible caramel sauce.
  • Dark chocolate tart served with cream.
  • Crème caramel with chilled caramel sauce.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee.

Dates and Prices

£25.00 per person

Sunday 14th December 

Your party started

  • 3 course meal and a disco until late.
  • Arrival 7.00pm–7.30pm.
  • Dinner served at 7.45pm.
  • Bar available from 7.00pm until midnight.

Stay over?

  • From £50.00 per person. Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room.
  • Rates inclusive of dinner, entertainment and bed and breakfast. Subject to availability.

  • Car parking is available free of charge.
  • Deposits are required at the point of booking.
  • All party sizes catered for, subject to availability.

Christmas Day lunch

RELAX AND ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES WITH FAMILY ON THE SPECIAL DAY AND LET US CATER TO YOUR NEEDS WITH A DELICIOUS 4 COURSE LUNCH AND A SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE.

Starters

  • Pan-fried scallops with crisp pancetta, poached quails’ eggs and sweet corn vinaigrette.
  • Duck and orange pâté with onion chutney and toasted oatcakes.
  • Pineapple and Parma ham with mango sorbet.
  • Rustic tomato and vegetable soup with parsley croûtons (v).

Intermediate

  • Raspberry sorbet.

Mains

  • Roast turkey with chipolata sausage wrapped in bacon, sage and onion stuffing, cranberry tartlet and a rich red wine jus.
  • Baked whole sea bass, presented on a bed of stir-fried noodles drizzled with a smooth basil pesto dressing.
  • Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and thyme gravy.
  • Garden moneybag, a selection of freshly steamed vegetables bound in a garlic cream sauce served in a moneybag pancake (v).

Desserts

  • Christmas pudding with brandy sauce.
  • Eton mess, whipped cream, strawberries and crushed meringue with strawberry coulis.
  • Mixed berry tartlet with crème anglaise.
  • Chocolate and orange cheesecake with homemade vanilla ice cream.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee and petit fours.

Dates and Prices

£46.00 per adult

£23.00 per child 13-16 years

£16.95 per child 12 years and under

Thursday 25th December

Your party started

  • 4 course lunch with novelties and a special guest appearance.
  • Sittings at 12pm and 2.00pm with no table turnarounds.
  • Bar available from 11.00am.

Thistle insider

IT’S CHRISTMAS!
Christmas is to be enjoyed, so don’t defrost the turkey and forget the washing up. Come and enjoy a very warm welcome and an irresistible festive lunch.


  • Car parking is available free of charge.
  • Deposits are required at the point of booking.
  • All party sizes catered for, subject to availability.

Exclusive Party Nights

TAILOR YOUR PARTY NIGHT TO SUIT YOU AND YOUR GUESTS. IDEAL FOR LARGER PRIVATE GROUPS OR COMPANY FUNCTIONS. EXCLUDED DATES OF THE PRE-ARRANGED PARTY NIGHTS.

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait spread on focaccia crostini with winter fruit chutney.
  • Glazed goat’s cheese with beetroot and pomegranate salad (v).
  • Tiger prawn cocktail served with Marie Rose sauce and a citrus hint of lemon.

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown with sausage, sage and cranberry stuffing, roasted château potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy.
  • Roasted rib of beef with port sauce, château potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom orzo pasta with rocket, truffle oil, white wine and crème fraîche (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy cream.
  • Sticky treacle pudding with an irresistible caramel sauce.
  • Dark chocolate tart served with cream.
  • Crème caramel with chilled caramel sauce.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee.

Dates and Prices

Packages from £30.00 per person

Available throughout November and December 

Your party started

  • 3 course meal, novelties and a disco until late.
  • Arrival 7.00pm–7.30pm.
  • Dinner served at 7.45pm.
  • Bar available from 7.00pm until midnight.

Stay over?

  • From £50.00 per person. Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room.
  • Rates inclusive of dinner, entertainment and bed and breakfast. Subject to availability.

  • Welcome your guests with some optional extras, for example an arrival drinks package or canapés.
  • Contact the events team to discuss your ideas. All party sizes catered for, subject to availability.
  • Car parking is available free of charge.
  • Deposits are required at the point of booking.

Thistle Inverness

Millburn Road
Inverness
IV2 3TR

Tel: 0871 376 9023
Int Tel: +44 845 305 8323

Directions

From the South on the A9 take the Raigmore Interchange exit (signposted Aberdeen) and take the first left towards the city centre (third turning if you’re coming from the North). Thistle Inverness is on the opposite side of the roundabout. We have 150 on-site car parking spaces available free of charge. To programme your sat-nav, please use the postcode IV2 3TR