Christmas 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 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 2018
Crayfish thermidor tartlet
Rabbit & gammon terrine, sweet pickled vegetables, prune & apple chutney
Smoked chalk stream trout, radish remoulade, quail egg
Heirloom tomato consommé, carrot spaghetti, olive oil caviar (v)
Pan seared diver scallop, pea shoots & brown shrimp butter
Crotin, fig & onion charlotte, pepper & beetroot relish (v)
Mulled berry sorbet
Roast breast of Norfolk turkey, pigs in blankets, pork & apricot stuffing
Roast fillet of British wagyu beef, two potato fondants, charred broccoli, caramelised onion gravy
Pan roast breast of Wivenhoe Park pheasant, parsnip puree, savoy parcel, potato boulangere
Pan fried supreme of halibut, leek & potato puree, wild mushrooms, langoustine sauce
Twice baked cauliflower cheese soufflé, beetroot gnocchi, butternut squash & toasted pine kernels (v)
Christmas pudding, cognac custard
Mandarin panna cotta, cranberries, chocolate crumb, cinnamon shortbread
Warm maple sponge, caramelised fig, Ferrero Rocher ice cream
East Anglian cheese selection, festive chutney, wafers
Coffee & Mince pies
Price per person £95 per person
Children under 12 – £47.50 per child
Children under 3 – Free
How to book
- Call us on 01206 878580
- email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay with us
Our 2 and 3 night Christmas break packages are perfect for a getaway this festive season. Click here to find out more.
WHERE WE AREfind us, however you travel
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
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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.
Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.