Christmas Day & Boxing Day Lunch

Christmas Day at Wivenhoe House is a special occasion for all the family

Christmas Day & Boxing Day Lunch



Bring friends and family and join us for a traditional four course meal at Wivenhoe House this Christmas day lunch. Our Christmas lunch menu is specially prepared by our dedicated chefs who will be making the most of the fantastic local and season produce. Our flexible layout means we can accommodate a wide range of group sizes with private dining spaces also available. Our Arctic Themed restaurant is located on the ground floor of the hotel and in the tranquil setting of Wivenhoe Park. The extensive parkland is a beautiful place for a Christmas lunch walk where you can stand in the spot that John Constable did when painting ‘Wivenhoe Park’ 200 years ago.

Christmas Day lunch menu 2019


Crab and avocado cocktail

Cantaloupe and avocado cocktail (v)


Wild boar, smoked pork and apple terrine, mulled rhubarb compote

Gin cured salmon, pickled cucumber and fennel, oyster mayonnaise

Caramelised celeriac soup, roast pear, sage and artichoke tortellini (v)

Pan seared scallop, chorizo sausage, spring onion and broad bean emulsion

Charred tenderstem broccoli, driftwood ash goat’s cheese, quince and hazelnut dust (v)


Satsuma and ginger sorbet


Roast Essex turkey, pigs in blankets, pork and fig stuffing en croute

Roast fillet of British beef with braised cheek, potato fondant, buttered kale and shallot marmalade

Pan roast Wivenhoe Park partridge, parsnip tart, onion braised potato, savoy puree

Pan fried supreme of hake, mussels and bacon, parsley mash and shellfish sauce

Steamed mushroom and chestnut pudding, red cabbage, thyme roast potatoes, Guinness gravy (v)


Christmas pudding, brandy sauce

Sticky toffee cheesecake, salted caramel

White chocolate and cranberry buttered brioche pudding, custard ice cream

East Anglian cheese selection, festive chutney, wafers

Coffee & Mince pies

Vegan menu

Caramelised celeriac soup, roast pear, sage and artichoke wonton (vg)

Steamed mushroom and chestnut pudding, red cabbage, thyme roast potato, Guinness gravy (vg)

Pumpkin meringue pie, burnt orange gel (vg)

For full terms and conditions please download our 2019 Christmas Brochure  

Price per person £105 per person

Children under 12 – £52.50 per child

Children under 3 – Free

How to book


Boxing Day Lunch Menu 2019 

View our Boxing Day Lunch Menu here.

Boxing Day Lunch is priced at £37 per person.

Please note we require full pre-payment.


find us, however you travel
By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

Download our PDF Map

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.