Festive Feasting in the South West

Christmas is all about food, and everyone knows a good meal is the best way to bring people together. Make feasting the top of your agenda this Christmas and indulge in first-class cuisine. To make choosing your venue easier, here’s our round-up of some of the best eateries in and around Bristol and Bath for a little festive indulgence.


River Cottage

If you’re looking for somewhere to host a fantastic Christmas feast, River Cottage has a range of options to suit all tastes. With an intimate private dining room that hosts ten to 12 guests, the River Cottage Farmhouse Dinner is a great choice for smaller parties. The upstairs restaurant area has long banquet tables and can accommodate up to 60 diners for a fun, social festive dining experience. Book in for a fabulous three-course meal and you’ll receive a warm welcome and your own personal waiter. You can either book in for a meal or enquire about exclusive hire and enjoy the fantastic seasonal food made in accordance with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s famous food ethos.

t: 01179 732458 • w: www.rivercottage.net • e:


Offering an amuse-bouche, three-course meal and a glass of Prosecco, Aquila’s Christmas celebrations are food-focused and utterly brilliant. With stylish modern decor and a great range of options on the menu, Aquila has all the ingredients you need to make the festive season extra special. Experience award-winning Italian dining at attractive prices this Christmas with the likes of beef Carpaccio with Parmesan fondue and pomegranate to start, mains such as grilled swordfish with rosemary, garlic and lemon zest, and tempting desserts like classic ricotta cheesecake served with orange sauce.

t: 0117 321 0322 • w: www.aquila-restaurant.com • e: [email protected]

Festive Faves in the South West

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Putting food centre stage, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is the perfect setting in which to impress your colleagues with a delicious festive lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. Creative executive head chef David Campbell has put together the most indulgent seasonal menus that are sure to delight even the most discerning of foodies. With a spectacular festive dining package that includes a welcome drink, canapés, dinner and delicious seasonal treats, the friendly team at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is sure to help you get into the festive spirit. The beautiful setting and charming festive decor make this a real treat.

t: 01225 823333 • w: www.royalcrescent.co.uk • e: [email protected]

Cumberwell Park

Oozing sophistication, Cumberwell Park is a wonderful choice for festive celebrations. With a lovely menu that focuses on classic flavours and seasonal ingredients, the brasserie serves Christmas meals throughout the day. Expect the likes of winter vegetable soup infused with truffle oil and Parmesan shavings, followed by sliced roast salmon fillet with salted maple-roast parsnips, fresh parsley and yoghurt sauce or roast turkey crown served with all the trimmings. Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce and fresh berries tops off a wonderful feast. Vegetarians are well catered for and all dishes can be adapted for dietary requirements, making Cumberwell Park’s offering perfect for your entire party.

t: 01225 863322 • w: www.cumberwellpark.com • e: [email protected]

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