Christmas At Thistle Poole

At Thistle Poole 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 Poole, 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

Traditional Christmas Party Nights

£15.00 per person including set menu*

Sunday 1st - Thursday 5th December
Sunday 8th - Thursday 12th December
Sunday 15th - Thursday 19th December

£21.00 per person inclusive of arrival drink

Sunday 22nd December
Friday 3rd and 10th January
Saturday 4th and 11th January

£30 per person

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November
Friday 6th, 13th and 20th December
Saturday 7th and 21st December

Starters

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

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown with all the trimmings and rich gravy.
  • Roasted rib eye of English beef with all the trimmings.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with buttery hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom orzo pasta with delicate wild mushrooms, rocket, truffle oil, white wine and crème fraîche (v).

Desserts

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

Freshly brewed tea or coffee served with mini mince pies.

What you need to know...

  • Includes disco, crackers and novelties.
  • *Set menu – 1 choice per course.
  • Bar open from 7.00pm.
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm.
  • Dancing until 1.00am on Fri and Sat (12.00am Sun–Thurs).
  • Add Bucks Fizz for £3.50.
  • Add half a bottle of house red/white wine for £6.50.
  • Add our winter cocktail for £4.00 (must be pre-booked).
  • Minimum party size 10 people.
  • Private parties on request, minimum numbers and date restrictions apply.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Traditional Pre-Christmas Party Lunch

£14.50 per person for 3 courses

£12.50 per person for 2 courses

Available throughout December*

Enjoy the warmest of welcomes in our Harbour View Restaurant, offering stunning panoramic views across Poole Harbour.

Starters

  • Roast plum and red pepper soup with chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait on a focaccia crostini with winter fruit chutney.

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown with all the trimmings and rich gravy.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with buttery hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom orzo pasta with delicate wild mushrooms, rocket, truffle oil, white wine and crème fraîche (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy cream.
  • Crème caramel served with a chilled caramel sauce.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee served with mini mince pies.

What you need to know...

  • *Excluding Sundays, which will be a carvery lunch at the same price.
  • Includes crackers and novelties.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Children's Christmas Party

£10.00 per child under 12 yrs

£1 per adult (for up to 2 accompanying adults per child*)

Sunday 15th December

Join us for a fun filled family afternoon, parents can relax in our lounge whilst your children are entertained with a disco and visit from Santa, including a small gift for all children.

Menu

  • Selection of sandwiches.
  • Crisps and nibbles.

Dessert

  • Jelly and ice cream.

Drink

  • Jug of squash

What you need to know...

  • *Additional adults accompanying children will be charged £10.00.
  • From 2.00pm–5.00pm.
  • Children’s disco.
  • This event must be pre-booked.
  • Full payment is required.
  • In the Harbour View Restaurant

Terms and Conditions apply.

Christmas Day Lunch

£59.95 per person

£25.00 per child under 12 yrs

Relax, unwind and let us do all the hard work this Christmas. Enjoy a sumptuous 6 course menu including an arrival drink in the Harbour View Restaurant with superb views across the harbour. The perfect setting for your Christmas Day festivities.

Amuse Bouche


Starters

  • Cream of mushroom soup with chilli crème fraîche and crispy leeks.
  • Duet of smoked salmon and gravalax, red chard salad, beetroot and caper salsa with lemon and lime dressing.
  • Corn-fed chicken and duck terrine, baby watercress and purple shisho salad, tomato and onion chutney and toasted brioche.

Mains

  • Roasted breast of turkey with all the trimmings.
  • Roast rib eye of English beef with all the trimmings.
  • Grilled fillet of halibut, cheese and mustard crust, sauté spinach, mashed potato and caviar cream sauce.
  • Wild mushroom and tarragon lasagne, tomato and rocket salad, sweet potato wedges, truffle oil and vegetarian-friendly Parmesan crisp.

Desserts

  • Steamed Christmas pudding and brandied custard.
  • Pear frangipane tart, vanilla ice cream and brandy snap basket.
  • Chocolate and apricot torte, lime Mascarpone with macerated plums.

Cheese

  • Assorted English and continental cheese board, grapes, celery, chutney and biscuits.

To Finish

  • Handmade truffles, tea and coffee.

What you need to know...

  • Lunch served between 12.00pm–3.00pm.
  • This event must be pre-booked.
  • Full payment is required.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Boxing Day Carvery Lunch

£16.50 for 3 courses

£12.50 for 2 courses

£8.95 for 1 course

Children under 3 yrs eat free
Children under 12 yrs eat half price

Thursday 26th December

Join us in our Harbour View Restaurant offering superb surroundings and breathtaking views for our sumptuous carvery lunch, the perfect way to unwind after the hustle and bustle of Christmas Day.

Starters

  • Assorted cold meats and fish selection.
  • Vegetarian option available.
  • Soup of the day.

Carvery

  • A choice of 3 carved meats with a selection of vegetables, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, gravy and accompaniments.
  • Vegetarian option available.

Desserts

  • Assorted hot and cold desserts.
  • Cheese and biscuits.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee served with mints.

What you need to know...

  • Lunch bookings available from 12.30–3.00pm.
  • Includes crackers and novelties.

Terms and Conditions apply.

New Year's Eve Dinner

£69.95 per person

Thursday 31st December

Celebrate in style with a magnificent 6 course menu, beginning with bubbly and canapés followed by entertainment from our table magician. Then join us for a midnight countdown and dance away into the New Year.

Canapés and Bubbly


Amuse Bouche


Starter

  • Salmon, tuna, leeks and red pepper terrine, rocket salad and salsa verde.
  • Goat’s cheese, cherry tomato and spinach tartlet, fennel marmalade and red harrissa dressing.
  • Smoked duck breast salad with apricot and brandy chutney, courgette and carrot spaghetti.

Main Course

  • Roast rump of lamb, celeriac mashed potato, savoy cabbage ball with red wine rosemary gravy.
  • Grilled fillet steak, green beans in bacon, fondant potato served with a light malt whisky cream sauce.
  • Baked supreme of turbot, brioche and parsley crust, spinach, dauphinoise potatoes and grain mustard cream sauce.
  • Steamed vegetable and herb dumplings, carrot and swede purée, roasted new potatoes and watercress sauce.

Desserts

  • Dark cherry upside down pudding, crème anglaise and cherry compote.
  • Raspberry and rhubarb cranachan with tuile biscuits and toasted oats.
  • Baked orange and white chocolate chip cheesecake, orange compote and brandy snap cannelloni.

To Finish

  • Truffles, tea and coffee.

What you need to know...

  • Arrival reception drinks from 7.00pm.
  • There will be 2 sittings 7.30pm or 8.30pm.
  • Carriages at 1.00am.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Accommodation Packages

Reward the Organiser

Free Room with Full Breakfast

We appreciate how much work goes into organising the annual Christmas party.

To allow the organiser to freshen up before the event, and also enjoy the evening to it’s full extent, we are offering a complimentary double room if they book and confirm prior to Friday 27th September for a party of more than 50 people.

Overnight Accommodation Special Offer

From £30.00 per person – Based on a standard double or twin room*
From £50.00 per room – Single room*

As you will naturally want to eat, drink and be rather merry, we have also arranged a special overnight accommodation rate for you, to be used in conjunction with your party night.

Our Co-ordinator will be pleased to book your ‘play and stay’ room. It will then be just a short stroll to your comfortable room after the celebrations have ended.

For those wanting a Harbour View room, these are available at an additional £15.00 per room.

*Rates are subject to availability.

What you need to know...

  • Complimentary car parking available to party guests. Please see Terms and Conditions for full details.
  • There is a reduced charge of £5.00 for those guests wishing to leave a vehicle overnight; please enquire at Reception on the night.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Thistle Poole

The Quay
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1HD

Tel: 0871 376 9032
Int Tel: +44 845 305 8331

Directions

From M27 junction 1, follow the A31 to Wimborne Minster, then take the A349 into Poole town centre and follow signs to the Port (A350). Thistle Poole is on the seafront. If you’re travelling to Thistle Poole by car, car parking is available for 120 cars at a charge of £5.00 per night. Please note that Parking Eye is used in the carpark, so please ensure that you register your car details at reception on arrival. For those not staying in the hotel, please use the pay and display machines located in the carpark, or follow the instructions on signs in the carpark to pay by card. To programme your sat-nav, please use the postcode BH15 1HD