Christmas in Birmingham
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Christmas party venues in Birmingham
Whether you are looking for a festive family feast or an office do, we’ve rounded up our pick of the venues for the holiday season
THE OFFICE PARTY
For the most stylish Christmas event, private dining at The Ivy offers a selection of spaces filled with charm and character. Seasonal menus can be tailored to suit your while the dedicated events team will provide inimitable service to help with all the arrangements.
Mix it up with a Christmas cocktail masterclass at Bodega Cantina, Bennetts Hill. Join the team of talented bartenders as they take you the classics including Margaritas and Caipirinhas. Then you get time to get behind the bar to mix and shake the drinks for you to enjoy.
Cherry Reds, in John Bright Street, offers a choice of festive buffets, starting from £14 a head (minimum eight people) to £18 per person (from up to 40 with a glass of prosecco included). The finger bits includes a seasonal-inspired spread and there’s even a vegan, low-carbon option too.
With a mezzanine space and a private bar, The Sun on the Hill, Bennetts Hill, offers party nights for 30-60 guests. For £15 a head, sharing platters include Mac & Cheese bites, Peri chicken wings, Moroccan spiced koftas and meatless meatballs, and there’s drinks packages too.
Tuck into a Christmas menu with a twist at Trocadero, Temple Street. The three-course Party Menu features Pizza Yule Love, Snow Burger Like It and Churohohos and is served from November 16 right through to January 3. You can then choose from a collection of drinks packages, including cocktails, spirits, fizz, bombs and buckets.
Let your hair down and boujee all the way at Tonight Josephine, The Burlington, Stephenson Street,. There’s four-hour drinks packages, food options and a host of entertainment including The Bad Santa Show and a Moulin Rouge cabaret. And if all that doesn’t tickle your fancy you can throw in a photo booth, ice luge and drag host.
From cocktail tokens to fizz packages, the team at Be At One, New Street, are on hand to plan a work event filled with Christmas spirit. There’s dedicated planners to help you pick the perfect drinks and accompanying nibbles for a great night out.
THE FAMILY GET-TOGETHER
A real hidden gem, The Lost & Found in Bennetts Hill offers a hearty three-courses showcasing the very best seasonal ingredients. Priced at £34.95, chose from a range of tempting dishes including smoked salmon tartare, traditional roast turkey, baked cauliflower cheese rarebit and the delicious-sounding Bakewell dome.
Book now to dine at the city’s famous Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill at The Cube. Christmas lunch costs £29.95 per person Sunday-Wednesday or £36.95 Thursday-Saturday from November 22-December 24. Served from 12pm-4.30pm expect classic favourites alongside modern dishes.
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with a selection of seasonal showstoppers at The Botanist, specially designed for groups of six or more. The two-course lunch launches on November 21 and is available until 4pm each day, priced at £27.95 to include a cocktail or mocktail.
Go private with private dining at The Medicine Bakery, Mailbox. The beautiful wood panelled space offers a more intimate setting for your family shindig. It seats up to 16 people so enough room for all those hungry aunts and uncles too!
Add a touch of sparkle to your celebrations with a three-course feast at All Bar One, Brindleyplace, Newhall Street and New Street station. For £27.50 (Sunday-Tuesday) and £30.50 (Wednesday-Saturday) there’s roast turkey and all the trimmings, while the vegans can tuck into This Isn’t Chicken Wellington. And we think we’ve found the city’s naughtiest sounding dessert … Porn Star Martini Eton Mess!
For a decadent festive menu brimming with seasonality check out Côte at Mailbox. The Menu de Noël is available from November 30-December 24 and includes such tasty Gallic dishes as Turkey Paupiette with Dauphinois Potato Gratin, Confit Duck Terrine and Winter Spiced Crème Brûlée.
Christmas parties with an Italian twist are on offer at La Galleria. The three-course menu is priced at £34.95 per person and includes a delicious selection of dishes including Pollo Alla Diavola, Risotto Funghi, Carpaccio Di Rucola E Bresaola and chocolate fudge cake.
BUBBLES & BRUNCH
Indulge in 90 minutes of unlimited drinks paired with your choice of breakfast dish for £35 per person at the Cosy Club on Bennetts Hill. On offer from November 23 through to Christmas Eve (from 10am-11.45) enjoy a choice of Prosecco, Mimosa, Bloody Mary and Virgin Mary.
Unlimited cocktails and a delicious menu to match at Manahatta, Temple Street? What’s not to love! Pick one dish from the extensive festive menu and team with tipples of your choice. Served right through to 4pm, it costs £39.95 per person. There’s also an evening version too, at £42.95, that’s sure to get the party started.
Take it to the oche and toast the season with Prosecco and bottomless pizza at Flight Club, Temple Row. The two-hour Festive Brunch Social is available Thursdays-Sundays in December, and for £30 per person you get a bottle of Prosecco each (yes, a whole bottle!) and a selection of pizza paddles as well as a complimentary carafes of orange juice and water. Add a Social Darts sampler and get an extra hour to perfect your throw.
There’s a festive twist to the bottomless brunches at The Cocktail Club, Temple Street. This city centre newcomer promises live vocal performances, games, sing-offs, karaoke (yes, there’s Mariah vs Bublé) for a Christmas party rounded off with food and endless cocktails.
A Bottomless Brunch with a South American swagger is on offer at Revolución de Cuba, Temple Street. Invite your friends to celebrate with a little festive fiesta and enjoy Cuban-inspired breakfast dishes with cocktails to match.
Celebrate Christmas with an extra hit of festive fizz at Las Iguanas, Temple Street and Arcadian Centre. Choose a main from the tasty brunch menu – including triple tacos, Bahian curry bowls or chilli cheese fries – and enjoy with unlimited cocktails, prosecco, draught beer for two hours from £29.95. Navidad Nights are back for December on selected dates.