The Crowne Plaza in The City has many event spaces that work wonderfully for Christmas parties – warm and atmospheric, they provide just the right setting. From traditional festive menus to more out-there turkey alternatives, and with a range of entertainment options, there should be something to suit the type of party you had in mind this year.
In terms of spaces, there is the Bridwell Suite – a contemporary styled room that can accommodate from 80 to 144 guests – meaning this is the place for a larger Christmas get-together. It’s located on the dedicated and self-contained conference floor of the hotel, so offers privacy and fantastic tech and AV facilities for entertainment. The room can also be split in half.
Other smaller rooms, such as the Winslow, Executive Boardroom and Ludgate can also double as private dining rooms with festive packages starting at £60 per person. Roast turkey with all the trimmings, cocktails and cakes are included to ensure a proper traditional celebration.
Fancy something other than turkey this Christmas? You can indulge in the festive menu at the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Diciannove. Italian delicacies are given a festive spin and served with fine Italian wines – packages here start from £35 per person. Head chef Alessandro Bay is known for churning out classic and crowd-pleasing dishes such as artisan charcuterie boards, conchiglie pasta with monkfish, and beef fillet with potatoes tortino.
If you feel like venturing even further away from traditional Christmas grub, there’s an Asian option available, too. Give your festive season a twist with a feast for both your eyes and palate with the menu from the hotel’s AA Rosette-awarded Chinese Cricket Club. Here, the Chinese cuisine is bursting with flavours and is served either family-style (sharing) or in a semi-private dining settings available with packages from £37 per person. Huaiyang, Cantonese, Sichuan, and Shandong dim sum are the speciality, and they work well to spice things up this Christmas.