Halesworth & Southwold Community News October 2019 15

Festive Dining

Christmas is a time of year for families, friends and workmates to come together more than any other to have a great time and celebrate, dine, drink and have fun. It’s a season of parties, pantomimes, night’s out and goodwill all round.

From November, right up to Christmas Eve, offi ce parties are in full swing; restaurants and pubs are alive with revellers; the shops are open all day and until late into the evening to give us plenty of time to buy a few festive gifts around busy work schedules and a hectic festive party schedule. There’s a defi nite Yuletide buzz in the air too with

most town and city centres ablaze with Christmas lights and decorations, adding to the ambience of the season. But when it comes to the offi ce party, or pre-Christmas get together with mates or friends who are home from university, fi nding the right venue is crucial and worth spending some time thinking about. There is a tremendous variety of venues to choose

from during the festive season with high quality menus and entertainment across Suff olk for a fun night out. What is beyond doubt, however, is the importance of giving your Christmas nights out some early thought.

In fact, now is the time, as the more popular places are already getting booked up, particularly for the prime Friday and Saturday night slots. Whether you want a pub meal where you can have a few drinks fi rst, or a nice restaurant where you can enjoy an aperitif or a prosecco before sitting down to dinner, choose your venue carefully so it suits your whole party and then get booked up so as not to be disappointed. Pubs and restaurants in the outlying towns and villages, are just as busy at this time of year as those in the city centres. Most have a set festive menu with a number of options,

plus cater for those with gluten or dairy free or other dietary requirements so non-one misses out on the Christmas meal. Whether there is fi ve, 15, 20, or more, most locations can cater for groups of all ages and sizes and will ensure the festive offi ce party, seasonal drinks, or pre-Christmas dinner goes with a swing.

Christmas Day Menu

Tel 01502 478217 Christmas Party Menu


Christmas & New Years

Come and enjoy your special day with us at The White Hart……. (£75.00 per adult, £37.50 per child 5-12yr olds, under 5 year olds free) A pre-order will be required by the 13th December and a non-refundable deposit of 50% will be required at the time of booking.

Father Christmas will be leaving a small gift for each child under the Christmas tree

We will be open from 11.45am-3.30pm. Arrive for 12pm for a glass of Bucks Fizz. Please be seated for 12.30pm for your meal to commence.

Smoked trout fi llet with crab mayonnaise and crispy squid Wild boar pate with smoked duck and a port & cranberry compote Prawn cocktail with avocado and a satsuma & sesame marmalade

St arters

Parsnip Veloute soup with honey and truffl e oil and a wild mushroom & goats cheese crostini

Roast turkey breast, goose fat potatoes, pigs in blankets, stuffi ng, seasonal vegetables and pan gravy


Roast Sirloin on the bone, duck fat potatoes, roasted roots and a Broadside Yorkshire pudding

Sweet potato, cashew & apricot pastry Galette and smoked paprika Parmentier potatoes Roast Halibut with Langoustines, chive creamed potatoes, buttered leeks and a bisque sauce

Traditional Christmas pudding, Brandy sauce and candied fruits Baileys Crème Brulee and a gingerbread biscuit


Milk chocolate tart with poached pear and a clementine sorbet Selection of local cheeses, grapes, biscuits, quince jelly and chutney

Brandy butter ice-cream, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg ice-cream and Clementine sorbet (Festive chocolate sundae available for children)

Tea or coffee and petit fours To Finish Available to book from 2nd-20th December

To book call – 01502 478217 (Bookings/pre-orders only) St arters

Smoked salmon with a golden beetroot, shaved fennel and clementine salad

Deopham Blewe cheese mousse with mulled poached pear, chicory and pickled walnuts Wild boar pate with an apple, date and tamarind chutney and toasted sour dough Creamy parsnip, Chestnut and leek soup with sage oil

Roast Turkey breast, leg croquette, duck fat roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, stuffi ng, and pan gravy


Feather-blade of beef, horseradish Dauphinoise, Bordelaise sauce (baby onion, bacon and red wine) and kale

Baked cod with a herb and parmesan crust, mash potato, creamed sprout tops and chestnuts

Baked Camembert & cranberry pastry Galette served with a Waldorf salad Puddings

Christmas pudding cheesecake with brandy butter ice-cream Classic apple strudel with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg ice-cream

Chocolate and salted caramel torte with Chantilly cream and a winter berry compote Selection of local cheeses with quince jelly, grapes, biscuits and chutney

Coffee/tea & a mini mince Pie To Finish £22.95 for 2 courses/£28.95 for 3 courses

The party menu is available for groups of 4 or more. We are able to cater for large groups.

Weekends we will only be able to cater for groups of 10 or more. A pre-order is required one week before the event. A 50% non-re fundable deposit is required at the time of booking.

Opening/Food Times (BOOKING ADVISABLE-

DATE Monday 23rd CHRISTMAS EVE Tuesday 24th CHRISTMAS DAY Wednesda 25th BOXING DAY Thursday 26th Friday 27th Saturday 28th Sunday 29th Monday 30th NEW YEARS EVE Tuesday 31st NEW YEARS DAY Wednesday 1st Jan Thursday 2nd Friday 3rd

PLEASE CALL US ON 01502 478217) BAR


11am-11pm 11am-11pm 11.45am-3.30pm

11am-6pm 11am-11pm 11am-11pm 11am-10.30pm 11-11pm


11am-6pm 11am-11pm 11am-11pm

New Years Eve at Th e Whit e Hart, Blythburgh-

Come and celebrate the new year wit h us - Food available from 6-9pm (main menu + specials) - booking highly recommended. Open until 1pm. Music from 9pm-mid-night from “Local singer Janine - from the Beatles to Rita Ora, great entertainment for everyone!” Fireworks at midnight!

Free shuttle bus provided (within a 10 mile radius) - Please contact us for further details

12-2.30pm/6-9pm 12- 2.30pm/5-9pm BOOKINGS ONLY 12-4PM

12-2.30pm/5-9pm 12-3/5-9pm 12-8pm

12-2.30pm/6-9pm 12-2.30pm/6-9pm 12-4pm

12-2.30pm/6-9pm 12-2.30/6-9pm


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