With nearly two decades of experience, the team at Bellaria are by now well used to what makes the perfect night out. Come Christmas this high-end Italian restaurant proves a popular place for festive celebrations of all kinds. Whether that be family get-togethers in a private space or a full office reunion that requires exclusive hire of the entire restaurant.
The space lends itself to cosy gatherings, with vaulted brick walls and arches, as well as low lamp lighting and timeless furnishings. It’s this snug ambiance which helps create a relaxed atmosphere. Tables are set classically with crisp white tablecloths and delicate glassware, the ideal foil for any additional decoration you’d like to add yourself. The helpful in-house team will ensure each detail of your Christmas party is perfectly planned and are on hand to advise on the final additions (whether you want to bring in your own entertainment, or perhaps need their help with florist recommendations, for instance).
Menus can be tweaked and tailored for Christmas parties, and the kitchen will happily discuss set courses or a variety of formats (from cocktails and canapes through to family-style sharing platters or bowl food). Set menus offer fantastic value for money and typically feature seasonal specials alongside crowd-pleasing starters like a classic tricolare salad or a wonderfully fresh beef carpaccio. Mains run from familiar plates of spinach and ricotta ravioli through to luxuriously portioned 28-day aged sirloin steaks served with fries and a piquant peppercorn sauce, and of course a twist on a Christmas dinner is always on offer. Any good host knows to end their event on a sweet note, and desserts here supply a wonderful way to close proceedings - ranging from a classic tiramisu through to a palate cleansing lemon sorbet.
Drinks, as you’d expect from an Italian restaurant, are carefully considered too. There’s a far-reaching wine list with top-class European bottles, as well as a full selection of beers, softs and spirits. Drinks packages can be arranged on request.