Discover Christmas at the Alexandra....festive lunches, afternoon teas and wreath making workshops. As well as our 3-night Christmas package...

Christmas 2018 at The Alexandra

Take the stress out of Christmas this year and enjoy a 3-night dinner, bed and breakfast stay with us from Christmas Eve until the 27th December. Read more about our Christmas package in our Christmas Brochure 2018

Or why not take the pressure off Christmas Day lunch and enjoy a traditional 7-course lunch with us for £95 per person.

Call reception on 01297 442010 for availability and further information.

Christmas Day Lunch

Winter Squash and Pistachio Soup

lime, chilli, coconut milk

Seared Diver Caught Scallops

chestnut velouté, candied chestnuts, apple, pancetta, watercress

Poached Creedy Carver Duck Breast

Brussel sprouts, caramelised apple, crispy skin

Mushroom and Chestnut Pate

fermented cranberries, tarragon


Champagne Sorbet


Roast Devonshire Bronze Turkey

served with traditional trimmings

Roast Rib of 21-Day Dry Aged Local Beef

dripping, Yorkshire pudding, pan gravy

Caramelised Shallot and Rosary Goats Cheese Galette

Trill Farm organic leaves, whole grain mustard vinaigrette


Traditional Christmas Pudding

Dorset clotted cream or brandy sauce

Dark Chocolate and Orange Mousse Cake

confit orange purée, chocolate jelly

Ginger Fondant Pudding

Dorset clotted cream ice cream, caramel anglaise


A Selection of West Country Cheeses

fig chutney, celery, grapes, artisan biscuits


 Coffee and Mince Pies

Call reception on 01297 442010 to enquire.

Festive Lunches

From the 1st December we will be serving a 2-course and 3-course festive lunch every day. Enjoy 2-courses for £25.95 or 3-courses for £29.95.

First Course

Smoked Duck Breast

roasted fig, bocconcini mozzarella, honey and balsamic dressing, curly endive

Pan Seared Burnt Cauliflower

roasted cauliflower cheese puree, toasted almonds, apple gel

Devilled Creedy Carver Chicken Livers

foraged woodland mushrooms, toasted sourdough

Chesil Beach Smokehouse Oak Smoked Salmon

cucumber vodka jelly, pickled cucumber, organic leaves

Main Course

Roasted Devonshire Bronze Turkey

served with traditional trimmings

Prune and Cider Braised West Country Pigs Cheeks

potato purée, glazed carrots, winter greens with chilli, Champagne vinaigrette

Roasted Cornish Monkfish Wrapped in Smoked Pancetta

beetroot gnocchi, sprouts, pickled courgettes, pine nuts, pomegranate

Rosary Goats Cheese, Cranberry and Walnut Tart

spiced jewelled cous-cous, Trill Farm organic leaves


Traditional Christmas Pudding

Dorset clotted cream or brandy sauce

V Dark Chocolate and Amaretto Tart

chestnut ice cream

V Caramelised Pear Tatin

pumpkin ice cream, butterscotch sauce

V Black Cow Cheddar Cheese Board

quince jelly, artisan biscuits

Festive Teas

We have always served fabulous afternoon teas at the Alexandra. Throughout December we will be serving daily festive afternoon teas starting from £9.50. Afternoon teas will feature treats such as mince-pie scented scones, mini Christmas puddings and an assortment of festive patisserie.



Freshly baked Christmas scented homemade scones, Dorset

clotted cream & strawberry jam served with a choice of

tea or fair trade coffee


(pre-order minimum 24 hours only)

Selection of finger sandwiches, mulled berry trifle, cranberry and orange

fudge, spiced chocolate macaroon, Christmas cake, mini mince pie, homemade Christmas

scented scones with strawberry jam & Dorset clotted

cream served with your choice of leaf tea or fair trade coffee 


(pre-order minimum 24 hours only)

Christmas full afternoon tea and a glass of house Champagne


Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

12th December & 14th December – 10am – 1pm.

Join one of the area’s top florists who will help you to create a beautiful festive wreath. All materials are included, plus tea, coffee and mini mince pies. £55 per person. Book on 01297 442010.

Christmas Parties at the Alexandra

Whether you are organising a Christmas office party, family get together or a  reunion we have a choice of private rooms to choose from – The Orangery, Alexandra restaurant, The Chapel or Lookout Tower. We can provide a full sit down menu or a selection of finger food / canapes to suit your requirements. Please ask to speak to our Event Manager on 01297 442010 to discuss.

Looking for a unique gift to give this Christmas?

Why not purchase one of our Gift Vouchers