Christmas is just around the corner, and with so many restaurants and eateries to choose from in Birmingham these days, it can be a headache thinking about where to go. So.. We’ve created this little article of some top quality gaffs to ease your struggle. We have everything covered from pizza to curry, traditional roasts to vegan cuisine, and not forgetting the good ol’ Xmas Pud, tuck in and get booking!
Ding dong merrily with The Stable this Christmas! Whether it’s your work party, a family get-together, or celebrating with friends, The Stable is always a great place to gather for festive fun. Christmas menus are now available, with a range of options including sharing menus and cider tasting experiences. There are great vegan offering this year, too. And, instead of spending on crackers, The Stable are giving the money to Mind, the mental health charity. Humm Jingle Bells whilst tucking into to The Turkey Gobbler Pizza (tomato base, roasted free-range turkey breast, chipolata meatballs, herb roasted potato, crispy bacon, caramelised onions, fresh sage and mozzarella), The North Pole Porker (Bath Pig chorizo, tomato sauce and mozzarella, topped with peppery rocket and house Dijon dressing) and The Yule Love It! (spiced cauliflower sauce, base, butternut squash, garlic-roasted Brussels sprouts, vegan cheese and caramelised pecans). Full menu here.
The Bull’s Head, Bishopsgate Street.
The Bull’s Head is now taking bookings for a superb Christmas Fayre! Do not miss out on your chance to indulge in a delicious Christmas feast with a club room and plenty of seating downstairs too! Select from a delicious Xmas menu: Stuffed Turkey Parcel wrapped in bacon (served with buttered new potatoes, honey roast parsnips, broccoli spears, apple & red cabbage, chantenay carrots). 10 inch Pig in Blanket! (Award winning 10 inch Lashfords of Birmingham sausage wrapped in smoked streaky bacon, in a bretzel roll with cheese, served with fries, Asian slaw and barbecue dip). 8oz Bistro British Rump Steak (served with Roquefort sauce, gun powder, new potatoes, broccoli spears with apple & red cabbage *£3 supplement). Mushroom, Cranberry & Brie Wellington (served with broccoli spears, buttered new potatoes, honey roast parsnips and chantenay carrots). Full menu here.
Bar + Block
Bar + Block’s festive menu is available from 21st November and includes delicious dishes such as Smoked Salmon Soufflé (smoked salmon soufflé drizzled with Prosecco and crab sauce then topped with wild rocket); Turkey Feast (roast turkey wrapped in streaky bacon and stuffed with maple syrup, chestnuts and pork sausage meat, drizzled with a Malbec sauce) and Mince Pie Cheesecake (served with clotted cream ice cream). Christmas menu here.
The Red Lion & The Lord Clifden
Enjoy Xmas at The Red Lion UAB, with tantalising treats like Creamed Wild Mushroom Soup and Crispy Pork Belly. Offering a delicious 3-course feast for 2017 celebrations. Celebrate their award-winning food & drink amongst colleagues, clients, friends and family in the comfort of our newly refurbished pub & clubroom. Xmas bookings available from Friday 1st December until Sunday 24th December. Serving between 12pm – 9pm. Maximum party bookings of 45 people. Pre-orders must be submitted 2 weeks in advance of booking date. Menu here. Xmas bookings at The Lord Clifden, serving festive fayre such as Braised Ox Cheek, Saffron & Lemon Salmon Fillet and Vegetable Nut Roast are available Friday 1st – Thursday 21st December (Monday to Friday bookings only). Serving between 12pm – 8pm. Maximum party bookings of 28 people. Menu here.
Celebrate Christmas in Birmingham’s most stylish skyline Restaurant and Bar. Try something different this festive season with a hand crafted Asian inspired cocktails and a delicious 4 course festive feast for just £35.00 at Rofuto. Christmas Offer: Available between 28th November to 23rd December. *A complimentary glass of Prosecco each for all booking made before the 1st December. Choose from a fab festive menu including Crispy Suckling Pork Belly (Pak Choi, Sweet Potato Puree, Pork Crackling, Sweet Vinaigrette), Turkey Ballotine (Chestnut Stuffing, Sweet Potato Puree, Plum & Anise Chutney) and Vegetable Pad Thai (V) add 5 King Prawns for £3.00 (Rice Noodles in Tamarind Sauce and Spring Vegetables). See full menu here.
Indian street food restaurant Zindiya has already established itself in the heart of Moseley, and their colourful surroundings make the perfect place for a Christmas meal. The Christmas Menu which is available from 24th November to 24th December covers such delights as Turkey Kebab with Cranberry Sauce, Salmon Tikka and their legendary Lamb Chops which are all cooked over charcoal, you also get a Christmas Cocktail on arrival. Info here.
The Plough, Harborne
The Plough in leafy Harborne, has two beautiful private rooms available for your Xmas party. The small room is intimate and seats up to 12 while the large room holds 20. Or if you would rather be down in the main pub and enjoy the buzz they can host from 2 to 50! The Christmas menu is simple yet seductive in true Plough Style. Slow Cooked Beef Cheek with Creamed Potato and Salsa Verdi, Cod Fillet and Chorizo Stew with Red Jalapenos, Sourdough and Garlic Mayonnaise, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chilli with Avocado and Flat Bread (v) with a most traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Cream sneaking in on the menu. See their Christmas menu here.
El Borracho De Oro
Brum’s finest Spanish restaurant can host Christmas parties for up to 90 people seated, or 120 buffet/canapé style. Live music is also an option and lots of food choices including many vegetarian and vegan options and gluten frees can easily be catered for. El Borracho is stylish, relaxed and informal but professional and fun at the same time, with an emphasis on excellent service and authentic Spanish cooking at affordable prices. The lunchtime tapas offer of 2 for £7.50 and a weekday cocktail happy hour 5-7pm runs throughout December along with their Sunday 3 for 2 tapas. Menus are updated regularly but here are a few to get your mouth watering: Scallops with black pudding and a piquillo sauce, Roast Suckling Pig (fantastic for upto 10 people as a really special celebration meal) and Vegetarian (vegan and gluten free too) Paella – wonderful celebration dish and warming and comforting. Full menu can be found here.
Have your Christmas Party on the canal basin with CANAL HOUSE. In the spirit of Christmas the CANAL HOUSE are giving out gifts. Book your Christmas party for ten or more and they’ll treat each guest to a complimentary drink* with their main course. Or if you’d prefer, you can choose a £50 gift card** that’s redeemable in the New Year instead. Find Crymbo delights such as Turkey Hanging Kebab with a spiced cranberry glaze, Salmon en croute filled with creme fraiche and spinach, served with a rotisserie-roasted pepper and tomato sauce, Ridings Reserve sirloin steak with truffle sauce and creamed kale and leeks and Roast butternut squash & mushroom wellington with Long Clawson Stilton, chestnut and sage with roast cherry tomatoes. Check out their Christmas menu here.
Buffalo & Rye
No more generic restaurant serving the same generic dinner for the office ‘do this year! Not when Buffalo & Rye have cooked up a USA style feast… Guests will enjoy 2 courses for £15.95 in their American inspired smokehouse and speakeasy style venue. So why not start with a Celeriac, apple & stilton soup followed by proper comfort food such as brisket burger with Cajun house fries & slaw – Who said it must be a traditional Christmas party? Early Bird offer – Book before 31/10/17 and enjoy a cocktail masterclass and a buffet for just £30 per person. Menu here.
Pasta Di Piazza
Why not celebrate Christmas with Italian style. Pasta Di Piazza is one of Brum’s oldest and most welcoming restaurants. Choose from creative Christmas dishes like Tacchino All Italiana (Roasted free range Turkey with onion and sage stuffing in a rich traditional Italian gravy with chipolata sausages) and Filleto Al Vino Rosso (Flash-grilled sliced British beef filled Chianti red wine sauce light cream and brandy) and you won’t go wrong. Xmas menu here.
Another Italian, Jamie’s cater for all tastes in a large modern space conducive to letting your hair down this Xmas. All their Christmas party menus are available 20 November — 30 December. There’s a vegetarian menu available upon request, please enquire when you book. You’ll be treated to Fizz and Crackers on Arrival and you can choose from faves such as Gennaro’s Turkey Ravioli (Hand-filled pasta stuffed with slow-braised turkey & plenty of herbs, served with sage butter & honey-toasted chestnuts) and Cracker-shaped spinach pasta parcels filled with buffalo ricotta, squash & chestnuts, served in a clementine butter sauce with crispy sage for the vege option. Take not of the Truffled Flash Steak too (Flash-grilled prime British beef steak, served with whipped truffle butter, chargrilled portobello mushrooms & Chianti red wine sauce). Menu here.
The Rose Villa Tavern
So many people to keep happy, so much pressure to make it the best yet… So take the easy route and make The Rose Villa Tavern your Xmas party venue! Starting from £15.95 for 2 courses, guests can enjoy classic American style dishes as well as tip top Christmas party packages in their beautiful old building. And if that’s not enough, guests can book a cocktail masterclass and shake their own cocktails like a master! Menu here.
This artisan local in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter is offering Christmas bookings of 6 and upwards, all day Tuesday- Saturday, starting Nov 28th with an upstairs function room to seat up to 30 people. Choose from two courses for £21 or three for £25. There’s Free Range Roast Turkey, Slow-Roast Rump of Beef, Wild Mushroom and Yorkshire Blue Nut Roast and Wild Alaskan Salmon En Croute.. Hark the Haerlad Angels Swing! Menu here.
Feliz Navidad! It’s Festive Fiesta Time At Bodega! Are you the office hero, given the mission of organising the annual party? Something fun, nothing too corporate but still great quality food and drinks? Bodega Cantina is here for you! There’s a line up of wonderful Christmas party packages and drinks to suit everyone – with South American vibes in abundance! 2 courses for £16.95 / 3 courses £20.95. Menu here.
The Old Crown, Digbeth
If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate the festive season in Birmingham then look no further than The Digbeth Apres Ski Lodge – Birmingham’s original ski lodge and winter party venue. The Old Crown and Seasonal Markets events are getting ready to hold the first Digbeth Apres Ski Lodge Party over three weekends in December the 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd. STANDARD TICKETS COST £12.50 and include reserved seating.
TICKETS FOR GROUPS OF 5 OR MORE WITH FOOD cost £22.50 and include two courses; a sharing cheese fondue platter served with a selection of breads, charcuterie, bratwurst, potatoes, pickles and vegetables and a waffle from The Bournville Waffle Company. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your party size and any dietary requirements. The Old Crown is also taking christmas lunch and dinner bookings inside their cosy restaurant. Accommodating up to 50 people the chefs have been working on something special for this years menu. For the copy of the menu please click here.
The Jekyll & Hyde
DR. Jekyll has concocted a delicious selection of traditional but yet exciting nibbles. From homemade pork pie to turkey & stuffing encased in mini Yorkshire puddings, there is something for everyone at The Jekyll and Hyde. Guests can choose 6 for £7.50 or 8 for £10 and enjoy drinks packages. Gin lovers? Their talented bartenders will take guests through various cocktails and guests will even step behind the bar and shake up a gin served in a bathtub! Menu here.
This year for the festival get-together why not let Marmalade host your event in their beautiful theatrical surroundings. Marmalade’s drinks and dinner packages are perfect for large corporate bookings and more cosy gathering. From Aubrey Allen free range turkey escalope parcels to a vegan Haggis Wellington, there is something to please everyone. Guests can choose between 2 or 3 courses from the Christmas menu or pick a selection of delectable nibbles from the buffet menu for £12.50 per person. Menu here.
Don’t Drink & Drive!
Looking for somewhere to stay after your Christmas Party? We all know how long you have to wait for a taxi during peak Christmas times, in some cases even your tried and tested taxi service can leave you waiting in the cold dark night, so what better way to relax than book a fab night’s stay in Bloc Hotel in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter with their awesome drench showers and cool stylish rooms. If you click the banner and book through the site, you can enjoy an exclusive Grapevine Brum Discount.