Christmas at Thistle Manchester The Portland

At Thistle Manchester, The Portland, 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 Manchester, The Portland, 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, 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!ches and New Year’s Eve celebrations; whichever you choose – we’ll make it the most memorable Christmas for you.

Packages Available

Christmas Lunches in the Portland Street Restaurant

From £16.95 per person for 2 courses

Available throughout December

Fancy something a little different this lunchtime to tickle your taste buds, rather than the same old sandwich lunch? Get into the festive spirit and come join us at the Portland Street Restaurant for a delicious 2 course lunch.

Starter

  • Crunchy country vegetable soup with herb croûton (v, gf).

Main

  • Slow roast stuffed turkey paupiettes with Cumberland sausage and sage stuffing wrapped in bacon. Served with château potatoes, vegetables and roast gravy.

Dessert

  • Valrhona dark chocolate torte with mandarin cream and tropical fruit coulis.

What you need to know...

  • Christmas novelties included.
  • Bar available from 11.00am.
  • Meals served from 12.30pm.
  • Dress code: smart casual.
  • Vegetarian option available on request.
  • Enquire about our drinks packages.

Terms and conditions apply

Christmas Dinners in the Portland Street Restaurant

From £19.95 per person

Available throughout December

Join us in the Portland Street Bar and Restaurant from 6.00pm and be wined and dined with our delicious 3 course festive dinner.

Starter

  • Smooth parfait of Goosnargh chicken liver and cognac with red onion and spiced fruit chutney, herb salad and warm olive croûte.

Main

  • Slow roast stuffed turkey paupiettes with Cumberland sausage and sage stuffing wrapped in bacon.

Served with château potatoes, vegetables and roast gravy.


Dessert

  • Christmas pudding served with brandy cream sauce.

What you need to know...

  • Christmas novelties included.
  • Bar available from 6.00pm.
  • Meals served from 7.00pm.
  • Dress code: smart casual.
  • Vegetarian option available on request.
  • Enquire about our drinks packages.

Terms and conditions apply

Lakeland Party Nights in the Lakeland Suite

From £24.95 per person
£28.95 per person Thursday evenings
£31.95 per person Friday and Saturday evenings

Available throughout December

Join us for a delicious 3 course dinner, before dancing the night away with our resident DJ until the early hours.

Starters

  • Crunchy country vegetable soup with herb croûton (v, gf).
  • Smooth parfait of Goosnargh chicken liver and cognac, with red onion and spiced fruit chutney, herb salad and warm olive croûte.

Mains

  • Slow roast stuffed turkey paupiettes with Cumberland sausage and sage stuffing wrapped in bacon.

Served with château potatoes, seasonal vegetables and roast gravy.

  • Fricassée of wild mushroom, piccolo tomato and cream reduction tossed in pappardelle pasta topped with vegetarian-friendly Parmesan cheese (v).

Desserts

  • Christmas pudding served with brandy cream sauce.
  • Valrhona dark chocolate torte with mandarin cream and tropical fruit coulis.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal and disco.
  • Resident DJ included.
  • Christmas novelties included.
  • Arrive at 7.30pm.
  • Dinner at 8.00pm.
  • Carriages at 1.00am.
  • Dress code: smart casual.
  • Menu pre-selection required 2 weeks prior to your event.

Why not stay overnight?

  • Christmas accommodation rates from £89.00 bed and breakfast. Subject to availability.

Terms and conditions apply

New Year’s Eve Party Night in the Lakeland Suite

£49.00 per person

Bring in the New Year at Thistle Manchester, The Portland’s Lakeland Suite, with our gourmet buffet, before welcoming in the New Year with traditional Scottish bagpipes, then dancing into the wee hours with our resident DJ.

Starters

  • Pumpkin and coconut soup (v, gf).
  • Selection of salads and bread rolls.
  • Beetroot, bean salad, coleslaw, sliced cucumber, sliced tomato, ham, pineapple and mustard mayo salad.
  • Selection of sliced meat with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, lilliput capers and gherkins.

Meat from our Carvery Station

  • Chef will carve
    Roast turkey breast served with chipolata sausage, sage and onion stuffing and cranberry jus.

Buffet Mains

  • Lancashire hot pot.
  • Chicken tikka masala.
  • Herbed haddock fillet with kedgeree.
  • Tomato and basil pasta bake (v).
  • Pilaf rice and naan bread.
  • Crushed swede and carrots, roasted parsnip, roast potatoes, boiled new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Desserts

  • Milk chocolate cheesecake.
  • Burnt lemon tart.
  • Christmas pudding with brandy cream.

What you need to know...

  • Gourmet buffet, entertainment and disco.
  • Arrive at 8.30pm.
  • Buffet at 9.30pm.
  • Carriages at 2.00am.
  • Dress code: smart casual.
  • Strictly over 18s only.
  • Enquire about our drinks packages.

Why not stay overnight?

  • £99.00 per person, including Party Night, accommodation and breakfast brunch, which will be served until 1.00pm on New Year’s Day.

Terms and conditions apply

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner in the Portland Street Restaurant

£69.00 per person

Join us at our New Year’s Eve gala event in the Portland Street Restaurant for an arrival drink and canapé reception, followed by an exquisite 4 course meal created especially for the evening by our Head Chef.

Starters

  • Pumpkin and coconut velouté, with a drizzle of crème fraîche (v, gf).
  • Dill and fennel cured salmon, on a bed of caper berry salsa and micro cress.
  • Ham hock and foie gras croquette with baby leaves, red cabbage and honey mustard chutney.

Intermediate

  • Winter berry sorbet (v).

Mains

  • Smoked garlic and green peppercorn crusted Aberdeen beef fillet and braised shin bon bon, pancetta rosti, glazed root vegetables and cognac jus.
  • Seared fillet of sea bass, tiger prawn risotto, linguini vegetable and saffron butter cream.
  • Crisp roast supreme of Barbary duck with thyme scented potatoes served with French beans and Seville orange sauce.
  • Pappardelle pasta with fricassée of wild mushroom, white wine cream reduction, vegetarian-friendly Parmesan and black truffle oil and mature cheddar cheese (v).

Desserts

  • Rich Valrhona chocolate cheesecake, cinnamon ice cream with kumquat compote.
  • Mango and peach panna cotta, ginger tuile and Malibu cream.
  • Coffee and walnut sponge with coffee butter cream and honeycomb ice cream.

What you need to know...

  • 4 course meal, entertainment and disco. Arrival drink and canapés 7.00pm–7.30pm.
  • Dinner at 8.30pm.
  • Carriages at 2.00am.
  • Dress code: black tie/ lounge suits.
  • Strictly over 18s only.
  • Menu pre-selection required 2 weeks prior to your event.

Why not stay overnight?

  • £119.00 per person, including Gala Dinner, accommodation and breakfast brunch, which will be served until 1.00pm on New Year’s Day.

Terms and conditions apply

January Party Night Packages in the Lakeland Suite

From £20.14 per person

Just because you are too busy to let your hair down in December doesn’t mean you should miss out on the celebrations. Let Thistle Manchester, The Portland, organise a party in January with tailor-made packages designed to suit you.

Starters

  • Crunchy country vegetable soup (v, gf).
  • Smooth parfait of Goosnargh chicken liver and cognac with red onion and spiced fruit chutney, herb salad and warm olive croûte.

Mains

  • Slow roast stuffed turkey paupiettes with Cumberland sausage and sage stuffing wrapped in bacon.

Served with château potatoes, seasonal vegetables and roast gravy.

  • Fricassée of wild mushroom, piccolo tomato and cream reduction tossed in pappardelle pasta topped with vegetarian-friendly Parmesan cheese (v).

Desserts

  • Christmas pudding with brandy cream sauce.
  • Valrhona dark chocolate torte with mandarin cream and tropical fruit coulis.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal and disco.
  • Resident DJ included.
  • Christmas novelties included.
  • Menu pre-selection required 2 weeks prior to your event.

Terms and conditions apply.

Thistle Manchester The Portland

3-5 Portland Street
Piccadilly Gardens
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M1 6DP

Tel: 0871 376 9026
Int Tel: +44 845 305 8326

Directions

Leave the M6 motorway at junction 19. At the roundabout take the third exit onto the A556. Continue on the A556, then join the M56 until this becomes the A5103. Keep following signs for Manchester City Centre, then turn right onto the B6469 (Whitworth Street West). When this becomes Whitworth Street you can either park at the Argent car park opposite the train station, or bear left onto Aytoun Street, where you can either turn right into Hope Street and park at the NCP Grand, or continue to the T-junction and turn right onto Portland Street: the Portland Hotel will be on your right. To programme your sat-nav, please use the postcode M1 6DP