Festive Feasts 2017

Sprouts, Christmas, Cornwall, 2017

T'is the season to be merry...

All over Cornwall there are food and gift festivals leading up to Christmas, and at the same time many hotels and restaurants are offering special festive meals...

Festive food bites at Carlyon Bay

Why not enjoy the festive season at the Carlyon Bay Hotel? Choose from a decadent Festive Afternoon Tea or a delicious Festive Luncheon. Our Festive menus are designed to make the most out of the best local produce and seasonal ingredients to provide a choice for all tastes. Our Festive Afternoon Teas include a selection of festive themed finger sandwiches, homemade scones, pastries & cakes; freshly prepared for you by our chefs and served to you in our festive lounge area! Make it extra special by adding a bottle of our house champagne!    Our Festive lunches offer a flexible programme of availability, for those planning a sumptuous lunch with a group of friends or an end of year celebration with colleagues, look no further. We also welcome back the return of our ever popular Sunday Festive Lunches through December. Join us in our award winning Bay View Restaurant for a four course meal with coffee, accompanied by our resident pianist.

For more information please follow this link  Bookings are essential and are now being taken! 


All the trimmings at Talland Bay
Christmas parties aren't just for office colleagues at Talland Bay Hotel in south east Cornwall. What better way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year than with a group of friends and loved ones over a beautifully cooked meal in a spectacular location. At Talland Bay you can be sure of all the trimmings and extra touches, without any of the hassle of hosting. Festive Feasts cost £28 per person for a three course lunch or dinner in the 2 AA Rosette restaurant. Available throughout December, pre-booking essential, for a minimum of 10 people. Make a night of it and stay from £50 per person when booking the Christmas Party Menu.  The Hotel will also be offering festive afternoon teas throughout December.  From £18 per person or pimp it up with a glass of prosecco for £25 per person. More info here.


A Happy Heligan Christmas

Join us throughout December to enjoy a traditional Christmas Lunch served with all the festive trimmings in the Heligan Kitchen, warmed by a welcoming wood burner on crisp days. Take a walk around the gardens and browse the shop for presents, the perfect way to celebrate the festive season with family and friends.
Christmas Lunches will be served from 1st December until the 23rd December (apart from the 9th &10th) £18.50 for 2 courses or £23 for 3 courses: Booking is essential, click here.


Christmas with a view...

Gather together your friends, family and colleagues at Amélies in Porthleven this Christmas for an evening to remember. From traditional turkey with all the trimmings to a Zuppe de Pesce seafood feast, there's plenty to tantalise your tastebuds whilst you share the festive cheer. See the full menu.
Available from December 2nd to the 23rd, the menu is priced at £26 per person and available for tables of 2 to 80 in the Main Restaurant, or you can privately hire the beautiful new terrace for up to 45 and enjoy Christmas with a view of the beautiful harbour of Porthleven.
And there's a free bottle of wine for organisers of parties over 20.


Party Nights at Tregenna Castle, St, Ives

From party nights perfect for your festive get together with friends, family or work colleagues and excellent Christmas stay packages with mouthwatering menus to choose from, Tregenna is the perfect choice this December.Three course festive dinners, coffee and confections, promotional drinks offers throughout the evening. Party poppers, hats, crackers, table decorations, disco and entertainment.  Grab a prop and strike a pose in our do it yourself photobooth.

Full use of all leisure facilities plus 20% beauty discount for all guests (excluding pamper packages) Golf at £5 per round the day before and after the function. From £23.50 per person.  And why not book accommodation from just £65 per night in a non-sea view room (based on 2 sharing on a bed and breakfast basis)? More details here. 


Christmas at Philleigh Way

This December, Philleigh Way has an exciting line-up of courses and events to get you in the festive spirit! Kicking things off is Philleigh Ways hugely popular Christmas cookery course which is taking place on Saturday 2nd December. Learn how to host the perfect Christmas party and wow family and friends with a variety of delicious festive delicacies. There's also the fun Christmas baking course. Nothing beats homemade when it comes to cakes and bakes and during this seasonally inspired baking course, you’ll learn how to prepare traditional favourites with a Philleigh Way twist!

We are also hosting two ticketed indoor Supper Club evenings to get you in the festive spirit! With a scrumptious festive inspired taster menu and a complimentary glass of bubbly upon arrival. Why not get a group of friends together and start the Christmas celebrations early! Dates are 16th and 20th December. Details on all things festive at Philliegh here.


It's all happening in Retallack's Festive Tipi

Experience a Christmas Party to remember with Retallack Resorts spectacular, 150-seater Festive Tipi. Dine, drink and dance the night away in our exciting new Christmas venue which is available to book between 1st-22nd December on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Exclusive use for 50 to 150 guests or purchase per table of 8-12 people, including a welcome apértif and 3-course dinner followed by a live band and dancing.  Only £45pp!  If you fancy something more intimate, why not hire our Lookout Restaurant & Lounge for your special festive gathering from £150 for the room, or simply book a table for your party.

There will also be a Christmas Market in the Tipi on 26th November from 10am. There will be plenty to do for all the family with a selection of local craft stalls and raffles. Children can get hands on creating crafty Christmas decorations and adults will find unique and personal gifts from local Cornish sellers. For more info on what's happening at Retallack over the Festive period, click here.


News from The Rosevine, Porthscatho

Enjoy a Wine tasting Dinner on Saturday 9th December with Steevenson Wines! The evening starts with blind tasting games by the log burner followed by an informal dinner of 4 courses perfectly matched with a different wine per course. Charles, the owner of Steevenson wines, hosts the evening and shares his vast knowledge with ticket holders throughout the course of the evening. Tickets £45.00pp including wine pairing and tasting games, special room rates offered. There are still a few rooms available over Christmas and New Year, both packages include all food over the festive period.

Head Chef Tim Pile has also just launched his new menus for Winter! Find them here. The restaurant is open all year for both residents and non - residents.


Learn to make a Christmas Wreath in West Cornwall
The Gurnard's Head Inn, situated on the wild north Cornish coast between St Ives and Lands End, will be holding two wreath making workshops hosted by Pippa Monies of Zennor Wild. Pippa was trained by the Cornish Cutting Garden and describes her style as "wild and natural". Workshops will include all materials and will be followed by two courses from the set menu. Choose either Wednesday evening 13 December  at 5.30pm followed by supper at 8.30 or Thursday morning 14th December 9.30am followed by lunch at 12.30 Cost £50 per person.

Meanwhile, over on the south coast at Mousehole, the 4th and 11th December will see Ruby Alice hosting a Wreath Making Workshop at The Old Coastguard. From 6.30pm with a break for supper at 8pm. £50 per head to include supper. All materials included and a mulled drink on arrival. More info here.


Something to Mull over..

Every weekend throughout December between 3-5pm, the Polgoon Vineyard Shop will be hosting local choirs and singing groups to accompany your Christmas shopping. Local producers, including our local Christmas tree grower Ladydowns Christmas Trees, will be providing plenty of inspiration for unique Cornish gift ideas and offering seasonal treats to sample. Polgoon will also be serving complimentary mulled wine, mulled cider and mince pies to warm the spirits and get everyone feeling festive! We will be collecting for The Fishermen’s Mission during the month so please come along and support. More info here.
Where: Polgoon Vineyard Shop, Rosehill, Penzance, TR20 8TE
When: December 2nd and 3rd, 9th and 10th, 16th and 17th


Festive Foodie Fares in Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar

Throughout December Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar at the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay will be delighting hotel guests and locals alike with their very special Festive menus.
A very special 3 course Festive lunch with a sparkly welcome drink is available Monday-Thursday from 12pm-5pm daily – whether you want to treat family members to a Festive meal or fancy a Christmas get together amongst friends, stylish surroundings, the freshest produce and first class service awaits, from £23pp. Booking essential.
There will also be special lunches served on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. More info here.


Christmas Parties at St Michael's

Throughout December, St Michael’s Hotel in Falmouth boasts a host of Christmas party nights where fun is always had, as well as a carefully prepared 3 course feast with coffee, entertainment and festive goodies. And if you’re attending a Christmas party, why not stay overnight, slumber until morning and tuck into a full Cornish breakfast. You could even indulge in one of our new Beach House Rooms or treat yourself and get ready for the big night by pre-booking a beauty treatment, those festive nails won’t paint themselves! Ease the last of that fuzzy-minded feeling before you head home, splash, soak and simmer in our health club or completely unwind with a massage.

We also offer January Party Nights in case you need that extra bit of flexibility, or why not book one of our Christmas party lunches, where you can choose from either 2 or 3 courses plus coffee and enjoy a festive celebration to get you in the mood. Ideal for smaller groups or people who simply prefer a day time celebration. More info here


Christmas at Rick Stein’s

Come together with old friends, family and colleagues to celebrate the arrival of the festive season with great food and wine at Rick Stein Porthleven, Rick Stein Falmouth or the Cookery School. With 2 or 3 course options available featuring classic dishes like salmon gravlax, confit duck and of course, Christmas pudding, followed by a mince pie and coffee. More info here.  Also winter is a lovely time of year to visit The Cornish Arms in St Merryn. Roaring log fires and people coming together to enjoy great, comforting food and drink after bracing walks in the Cornish countryside, or nearby beaches like Trevone, Harlyn or Constantine. There’s lots going on to enjoy, including a traditional Sunday roast, pub quiz, vintage lunches for the over 60s, community supper evenings and more.

Festive Tea's at Pentillie

There's still time to enjoy a festive afternoon tea at Pentille Castle on the banks of the Tamar. Dates available are the 4th, 11th, 17th and the 18th of December.

More info here


And don't forget all the wonderful Christmas Gift and Food Fairs going on in the lead up to the big day, We have a list of some of the best here