Christmas at Thistle Kensington Gardens

At Thistle Kensington Gardens we certainly know how to host the best Christmas celebrations. From an informal to formal gathering or a simple traditional lunch event, 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 Kensington Gardens, 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 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

Christmas Season Dinner

£28.00 per person for 2 courses
£39.00 per person for 3 courses

Available throughout November, December and January

Traditional Christmas fare served in the relaxed atmosphere of our Brasserie with views over Hyde Park.

Starters

  • Duck liver pâté with spiced fruit chutney and a focaccia crostini.
  • Roast pear salad with blue cheese, red onion and pecans (v).
  • Butternut squash soup with toasted sunflower seeds (v).

Mains

  • Roast Norfolk turkey with sage and onion stuffing and seasonal trimmings.
  • Baked haddock fillet with lemon and dill lentils.
  • Warm quinoa salad with grilled haloumi (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce.
  • Yule chocolate log with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
  • Plum tart and a honey and yogurt sauce (v).

Tea or coffee and mince pies.

What you need to know...

  • Includes crackers, novelties and decorations.
  • 2 course meal includes a glass of house wine.
  • 3 course meal includes half a bottle of house wine.
  • Minimum 10 people, maximum 125 people.

Terms and conditions apply.

Christmas Buffet Dinner

£25.00 per person

Available throughout November, December and January

Traditional Christmas fare served in the relaxed atmosphere of our Brasserie with views over Hyde Park.

Mains

  • Roast Norfolk turkey with a shallot white wine sauce.
  • Haddock fillet with lemon and dill lentils.
  • Penne pasta with roasted butternut squash and pesto (v).
  • Rice (v).
  • Roast potatoes (v).
  • Seasonal vegetables (v).

Desserts

  • Yule chocolate log.
  • Christmas pudding trifle.
  • Apple tart with butterscotch sauce (v).

Tea or coffee and mince pies.

What you need to know...

  • 2 course traditional buffet including one glass of house wine, crackers, novelties and decorations.
  • Minimum 15 people, maximum 75 people.

Terms and conditions apply.

Christmas Day Lunch or Dinner

£42.00 per person including canapés, sparkling wine on arrival and a glass of wine with the meal

Wednesday 25th December

Traditional Christmas fare served in the relaxed atmosphere of our Brasserie with views over Hyde Park.

Starters

  • Duck liver pâté with spiced fruit chutney, focaccia crostini.
  • Cream of cauliflower soup with sautéed wild mushrooms (v).
  • Roast pear salad with blue cheese, red onion and pecans (v).

Intermediate

  • Sorbet to freshen the palate (v).

Mains

  • Roast Norfolk turkey with sage and onion stuffing and seasonal trimmings.
  • Pan-fried salmon supreme with curly kale and mussels.
  • Mushroom orzo pasta in white wine cream sauce and truffle oil (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce.
  • Yule chocolate log with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
  • Mango lime mousse.

Tea or coffee and mince pies.

What you need to know...

  • Sparkling wine and canapés on arrival.
  • 4 course traditional lunch followed by coffee and mince pies.
  • Includes crackers, novelties and decorations.

Champagne package

  • Celebrate the year’s success with our fabulous Champagne Package – Mumm Champagne at £35 per bottle (6 glasses per bottle). Subject to availability.

Terms and conditions apply.

Reward the Organiser

Book a Christmas party for 50 or more and get a complimentary one-night stay in January or February 2014 in one of our Executive rooms (subject to availability).

Pay your deposit before the end of October 2013 and get 10% off your party cost.
January Sale – 20% off all bookings in January 2014!

Upgrades and Accommodation

Upgrades

Add some extra fizz to make your celebrations by choosing some additional upgrades. We can tailor packages or functions to meet your requirements.

Here are a few suggestions:

Upgrade to a deluxe package from £15.00 per person, including wine, cheese and an after dinner liqueur.

Add a drinks reception including a glass of bubbly and canapés from £10.00 per person.

Book a private function and ask about adding entertainment to your requirements. DJs, karaoke, casino nights, magicians and bands from £350.00 plus VAT per event.

Accommodation

Enjoy special Christmas bedroom prices when you book your Christmas party with us.

Rates from £60.00 per person per night, based on 2 people sharing a standard twin or double room including breakfast and VAT, subject to availability.

Sit back and relax while our specialised events team takes care of your party details.

Contact the Christmas Co-ordinator now on 020 7262 4461 or email christmas.kensingtongardens@thistle.co.uk.

Thistle Kensington Gardens

104 Bayswater Road
London
W2 3HL

Tel: 0871 376 9024
Int Tel: +44 845 305 8324

Directions

At the Marble Arch roundabout, pick up the Bayswater Road and follow signs to Notting Hill Gate (A402). Go past Lancaster Gate Underground station, then take the fourth right into Porchester Terrace: Thistle Kensington Gardens is on your left. To programme your sat-nav, please use the postcode W2 3HL. There are 62 car parking spaces available at an additional charge.