Christmas at Thistle Newcastle The County

 

At Thistle Newcastle, The County, 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 Newcastle, The County, 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!

Packages Available

Festive Lunch in the Rendez Vous Restaurant and Private Rooms

£16.00 per person

Available throughout December

Rendez Vous Restaurant is open throughout the festive period, serving a delicious 3 course lunch with a glass of wine. Ideal for a business lunch get together, an organisation’s Christmas celebration or an excuse to enjoy the festivities.

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait on a focaccia crostini with winter fruit chutney.
  • Glazed goat’s cheese with beetroot and pomegranate salad (v).

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown with sausage, sage and cranberry stuffing, roasted château potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with buttery hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom with orzo pasta, 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.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal with a glass of wine.
  • Book 20 places and the organiser goes free!

Terms and conditions apply.

Festive Party Nights

£22.50 per person

Saturday 30th November and 21st December
Thursday 5th and 12th December
Sunday 8th and 15th December

£29.95 per person

Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December

£36.50 per person

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait on a 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 served with port sauce, château potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with buttery hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom with orzo pasta, 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.

What you need to know...

  • Available in the Mozart and County Suites and Rendez Vous Restaurant and Bar.
  • 3 course meal and disco.
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm in the County Suite and 8.00pm in the Mozart Suite.
  • Bar available Friday and Saturday until 12.30am and disco until 1.00am.
  • Sunday, bar until 12.00am and disco until 12.30am.
  • Private parties are also available on alternative dates.
  • Book your party on a Sunday night and receive 20% off bar prices. Book 20 places and the organiser goes free!

Terms and conditions apply.

Festive Party Lunch and Disco in the Mozart and County Suites

£26.50 per person – Friday 13th December
£21.50 per person – Friday 20th December

No time to party in the evening, then why not book our festive party lunch? Enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious 3 course meal. Our resident DJ will ensure you dance the afternoon away then continue your party in the Rendez Vous Bar.

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait on a 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 served with port sauce, château potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with buttery hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Wild mushroom with orzo pasta, 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.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal with a glass of wine and disco.
  • Lunch served at 12.30pm in the County Suite and 1.00pm in the Mozart Suite.
  • Bar until 3.30pm and disco until 4.00pm.
  • Private parties are also available on alternative dates.
  • Book 20 places and the organiser goes free!

Terms and conditions apply.

That Mind Reader Guy Kennedy

£29.95 per person – Thursday 19th December

He’s fast, he’s funny and he can read your mind!

We’re delighted to have nabbed a date with one of the UK’s busiest live acts. Kennedy travels the country reading minds and making people laugh with his observational wit. It’s said he is “set to steal Derren Brown’s crown”, so if you want an unforgettable time this Christmas get your seat booked – he already knows you’ll love it (he should, he’s a mind reader!).

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait on a 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 served with port sauce, château potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with buttery hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom with orzo pasta, 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.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal, entertainment and disco.
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm in the Mozart Suite.
  • Bar available until 12.30am and disco until 1.00am.
  • Book 20 places and the organiser goes free!

Terms and conditions apply.

Tribute Nights in the Mozart Suite

£24.95 per person

Friday 29th November – The Boyz as Totally Take That

Top harmony band The Boyz present a sensational tribute to one of pop’s greatest bands. Pristine sound, lighting and authentic dance routines, their show features all the greatest hits. An excellent take on Take That!

Friday 20th December – ABBA Supreme

Immaculately presented with a superb high energy show. This excellent live band presents the very best of ABBA.

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait on a 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 served with port sauce, château potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with buttery hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom with orzo pasta, 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.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal, tribute act and disco.
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm in the Mozart Suite.
  • Bar available until 12.30am and disco until 1.00am.
  • Book 20 places and the organiser goes free!

Terms and conditions apply.

After Christmas Party in the Mozart Suite

£22.50 per person

Saturday 11th January 2014

A party for everyone who was too busy working over the Christmas period, couldn’t co-ordinate a date when everyone was available or who would like to have some fun and an excuse to attend another party!

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait on a 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 served with port sauce, château potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with buttery hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom with orzo pasta, rocket, truffle oil, white wine and crème fraîche (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding 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.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal and disco.
  • 20% discount on bar prices.
  • Dinner served at 8.00pm.
  • Bar until 12.30am and disco until 1.00am.
  • Book 20 places and the organiser goes free!
  • Please note alternative dates can be arranged.

Terms and conditions apply.

Christmas Day Lunch

£55.00 per person £20.00 per child aged 7–12 yrs

Wednesday 25th December

Let us take the stress out of your day for you and your guests. Unwind and relax on Christmas Day, as we serve you a mouth-watering lunch in the rich wood panelled Mozart Suite, with grand light fittings and original arched windows overlooking Central Station.

Starters

  • Wild mushroom and roasted chestnut soup (v).
  • Pan-fried monkfish and king prawn, black pudding, cauliflower purée and Parma ham crisps.
  • Ham hock and leek terrine, with spiced pineapple and red onion chutney.
  • Tian of Mediterranean vegetables with a tomato, basil and garlic dressing (v).

Mains

  • Roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, chipolata in bacon and pan gravy.
  • Fillets of lemon sole, smoked salmon mousse with a prawn and white wine sauce.
  • Roasted loin of lamb with puy lentils and mint sabayon. Roasted butternut squash and spinach risotto with toasted coconut chilli oil (v).

All accompanied by chef’s selection of seasonal festive vegetables and potatoes.


Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce. Trio of chocolate trifle, lemon cheesecake and spotted dick and custard.
  • Panettone perdu, honey roasted figs and vanilla crème fraîche. A traditional selection of cheese, chutney and oat cakes.

Coffee, tea and sweet mince pies.

What you need to know...

  • Children’s menu available.
  • Children 6 yrs and under eat free.
  • Arrival drink, 3 course meal with coffee and a gift for the children.
  • Reservations between 12 noon–3.00pm.

Terms and conditions apply.

New Year’s Eve Hogmanay Ball in the Mozart Suite

£65.00 per person

Tuesday 31st December

There’s no better excuse to party than on New Year’s Eve.

Enjoy a delicious meal followed with a live ceilidh band, our resident DJ and party into 2014 with a famous countdown at midnight followed by pipes and drums.

Starter

  • Spiced pumpkin and sweet potato soup with pumpkin and potato crisps (v).

Intermediate

  • Haggis, neeps and tatties with whisky sauce.
  • Vegetarian haggis, neeps and tatties with whisky sauce (v).

Main

  • Slow roasted lamb rump with rosemary and garlic and a red wine sauce.
  • Risotto of beetroot, goat’s cheese beignet and garlic pesto (v).

All served with chef’s selection of seasonal festive vegetables and potatoes.


Dessert

  • Trio of chocolate torte, lemon posset and raspberry pavlova.

Cheese

  • Traditional selection of cheese, chutney and oat cakes.

Coffee and petit fours.


Midnight Snack

  • Roast beef and horseradish stotties.

What you need to know...

  • Glass of champagne on arrival.
  • 6 course meal, ceilidh band and disco.

Why not stay overnight?

  • £115 per person in a standard double or twin room to include the New Year’s Eve event, accommodation, breakfast and late checkout.
  • Upgrade to an Executive room for £30.00?
  • Offering a larger room, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary welcome tray.

Terms and conditions apply.

Reward the Organiser

Celebrate Christmas in style at Thistle Newcastle, The County, as this year’s festive programme promises to offer something for everyone.

Our Mozart and County Suites offer the ideal setting for your Christmas party, accommodating up to 250 guests combined for joiner or private parties.

The Mozart Suite offers a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere in a classical setting with rich wood panelling, large picturesque windows and elegant chandeliers. The County Suite offers a more intimate setting with original stained glass windows.

Book 20 places and the organiser goes free!

Why not stay overnight?

  • Check out our competitive room rates for an overnight stay. Starting from as little as £59.00 per room (based on double or twin rooms).
  • Or why not upgrade to an Executive room for an additional £30.00?
  • Offering a larger room which includes bathrobes, slippers and complimentary welcome tray.

Pre-order Drinks Packages

  • Why not pre-order your drinks in advance with a range of options to choose from and savings to be made?

Terms and conditions apply.

Festive Accommodation Rates

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!

Bed and Full English Breakfast

Midweek from £59.00 per room*

Fridays from £69.00 per room*

Saturdays from £99.00 per room*

Sundays from £49.00 per room*

*All prices are based on double or twin rooms.

All bookings must be confirmed with a credit/debit card and are subject to a 7 day cancellation policy.

Why not stay overnight?

  • Check out our competitive room rates for an overnight stay. Starting from as little as £59.00 per room (based on double or twin rooms).
  • Or why not upgrade to an Executive room for an additional £30.00?
  • Offering a larger room which includes bathrobes, slippers and complimentary welcome tray.

Terms and conditions apply.

Wine and 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.

Here are some of the pre-order options you may choose from:

Reception Drinks Selection

  • Choose from a selection of pre-dinner drinks such as: champagne, sparkling wine, Buck’s Fizz or cocktails.

Account Bar

  • Bar accounts may be set up prior to your arrival to allow you to entertain your guests with ease.

Wine Selection

  • Save up to 20% off our wine list prices on house and premium wines by the bottle.

Bottle Selection

  • Bucket selection – 8 bottles of beer, cider or alcopops.

Soft Drinks Selection

  • Still and sparkling mineral water, pitchers of selected fruit juices, buckets of 8 bottles of non-alcoholic beverages.

Christmas Table Packages

  • Packages also available to include a mix of wines, bottled beers, ciders, alcopops and soft drinks.

Thistle Newcastle The County

Neville Street
Newcastle
Tyne and Wear
NE1 5DF

Tel: 0871 376 9029
Int Tel: +44 845 305 8329

Directions

From the A1, follow signs to Newcastle city centre via the Gateshead Bypass and over the Redheugh Bridge. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights, then go straight on at the third and take the next turning right, just past the Cathedral, into Bewick Street (this is for buses and access only). The County Hotel is on the left in Neville Street. We have limited car parking available on site at an additional charge. To programme your sat-nav, please use the postcode NE1 5DF