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Whether it’s the annual office do, a sports team social or a night out with your favourite club, Christmas parties are a staple in everyone’s calendar. Did the planning fall on you this year? Does the thought of organising it scare you? If so, don’t worry – Listed’s annual Christmas Party Guide is on hand to help you plan a party you and your colleagues will never forget…

As you would expect from the innovative Days Buffet Restaurant, this Christmas they are offering a dinner menu for the festive season. Book between 01 -24 December and you will experience a Christmas menu like no other and you will still be able to sample all the usual favourites. The special Christmas menu is priced at £16.99 Monday-Thursday and Sunday and £17.99 Friday and Saturday - making it a must for Christmas. Christmas dinners for children is £9.99. Lunches will remain as usual.

If you’ve never visited the cool and

funky Coriander then this will be a great excuse to. The bar staff can flair up an exceptional round of cocktails and for the Christmas party revellers, drink offers have just been announced: buy five jugs of cocktail and get one for free or buy five buckets of beer and get one free!

The Nelson Tavern in Christchurch is an award-winning, warm and cosy pub, part of which has been transformed into a positively modern restaurant serving up authentic Thai food and also a traditional English menu. Throughout December you can enjoy a 2 course Christmas Lunch for £11.95 (either Thai or English cuisine) with the option of a dessert at an additional cost. At lunch, choose between parma ham and melon or tomato and roast pepper soup for starter and roast turkey with all the trimmings or vegetarian nut roast with cauliflower cheese for main course. Or


if it’s Thai you fancy, choose between turkey and cranberry spring rolls or chicken sweetcorn soup for starter and Thai chicken green or vegetarian curry for main course. In the evenings, you can enjoy a three course menu (Thai or English) for £15.95. If there are over ten of you, you will need to pre-order.

Suitable for a work do, festive lunch for the office, girlie night out or family get together, Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa offers one of Dorset’s best-kept secrets for the Christmas season. Enjoy a festive cocktail on arrival, followed by a three course meal with coffee (pre-order required) from £25.50 per person. There will be music from the trio ‘The Sidemen’ with a Disco until the end of the evening. Stay and relax after the partying with full use of the luxury Harbour Spa, (excluding treatments) from £65 per couple, per night.

Situated on the stunning Sandbanks

Peninsula with glorious harbour and sea views, The Sandbanks Hotel is a great destination for your Christmas party. The Sandbanks Hotel, one of Dorset’s best beachside locations can host your Christmas party from Friday 30 November where you can enjoy a three course Christmas dinner, coffee and mince pies, party novelties and a disco. Sit down and enjoy a traditional festive meal before taking to the dance floor! Choose from Creedy Carver Duck Plate with spicy gooseberry chutney and toasted sweet

French bread or toasted Goat’s Cheese Crottin with balsamic cream for starter. For main, choose between a delicious choice of courses, including West Country Leg of Lamb served with creamy mash potato and tomato jus or Grilled Fillet of Bream served with crushed, mixed herbs potato, shallots and fennel. This delectable party menu can be enjoyed for £27.50 per person Sunday-Thursday evenings and for £33 per person Friday and Saturday evenings. A private party can be arranged for numbers of 50 or more. Rather than slip away when the dancing is over, you can stay at The Sandbanks Hotel with a very special room and breakfast rate of £39.75 per person per night.

Every Thursday in December The Kings

Arms will host some fantastic Christmas Comedy Nights which include a Kings cocktail on arrival, ‘Bring Me Food’ table buffet and the finest comedians from the UK comedy circuit and a DJ to dance the night away from just £25 per person. What’s more, every Friday The Kings will be turned into a Rat Pack-themed party, which will include a cocktail on arrival, Bring Me Food table sharing platter and a DJ from £25 per person. On Saturday evenings throughout December, The Kings will be turned into a sparkling Christmas Wonderland from £30 per person. Why not make a night of it with party night bedrooms from £75 per couple, per night?

Above, top to bottom: Coriander, Christchurch Harbour Hotel,

Sandbanks Hotel, The Nelson Tavern

Throughout the festive season, Village in Bournemouth hosts top tribute acts and party nights for you to enjoy with family, friends and colleagues. There is something for everyone at Village, with the biggest names and the best acts live on stage as you’ve never seen them before! Enjoy the Winter Wonderland Christmas Party Night in the magical Inspiration Suite on Friday 30 November or Tuesday 04 December. At just £20 a head, this party night includes a delicious three course festive meal followed by a Disco until 1am.

VENUE DIRECTORY Christchurch Harbour Hotel, 95 Mudeford, Christchurch, 01202 483434, Coriander, 22 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, 01202 552202, Days Buffet Restaurant, St. Peters Quarter, Bournemouth, 01202 318888, The Kings Arms, 18 Castle Street, Christchurch, 01202 588933, The Nelson Tavern, 75 Mudeford, Christchurch, 01202 485105, The Sandbanks Hotel, Banks Road, Poole, 01202 707377, Village, Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth, 0871 222 4574,


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