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

Christmas 2019 at The Alexandra

Festive Menu

From the 1st December we will be serving a 3-course festive menu daily. Enjoy 2-courses for £28.95 or 3-courses for £32.95.

First Course

Locally Shot Game Terrine, burnt orange, hazelnut, honey and truffle dressing

Seared Fillet of Smoked Salmon GF spiced clam chowder, herb oil (GF)

Roasted Onion Doughnut, Black Cow Cheddar mousse, braised celery, smoked apple (V)

Cauliflower and Cumin Spring Roll, carrot and pak choi salad, salted pumpkin seeds, mango gel (VG)

Main Course

Roasted Devonshire Bronze Turkey served with traditional trimmings

Slow Braised Ox Cheek, crispy shallots, Dauphinoise potatoes, buttered greens, carrot puree, horseradish emulsion (GF)

Locally Landed Catch of the Day, smoked potato, crispy kale, salsify, saffron sauce (GF)

Roasted Beetroot Wellington, beetroot variations, pickled mushrooms, shaved fennel (VG)

Pudding

Traditional Christmas Pudding, Dorset clotted cream or brandy sauce

Dark Chocolate Fondant, marinated clementines, clementine gel, white chocolate sorbet

Banana and Passionfruit Parfait, rum and coconut compressed pineapple, candied pecans (GF)

Local Cheese Plate, quince jelly, artisan biscuits

Coffee and Mince Pie available £4.50

2 courses £28.95 / 3 courses £32.95

(Some of our foods contain allergens and some V/VG options may have a variant to the menu . Please speak to a member of staff for more information.)

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.

Festive Teas

We have always served fabulous afternoon teas at the Alexandra. Throughout December we will be serving daily festive full afternoon teas starting from £19.95:

 

DORSET CREAM TEA £9.50

Freshly baked Christmas scented homemade scones, Dorset

clotted cream & strawberry jam served with a choice of

tea or fair trade coffee

 CHRISTMAS FULL AFTERNOON TEA £19.95

(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 

ALEXANDRA’S CHAMPAGNE CHRISTMAS TEA £29.95

(pre-order minimum 24 hours only)

Christmas full afternoon tea and a glass of house Champagne

 

Christmas Break

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 Alexandra Hotel 2019 Christmas Brochure

Call reception on 01297 442010 for availability and further information.

Christmas Day Lunch

Take the pressure off Christmas Day lunch and enjoy a traditional 7-course lunch with us for £99 per person.

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.

 

Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

28th November & 12th December

Our festive wreath making workshops return again this Christmas in the hotel’s old Chapel.

Teressa from House of Flowers will be running a workshop on 28thNovemberat 10.30am making wreaths with an ‘English Hedgerow’ theme using hedgerow foliage, pinecones, cinnamon sticks and more .

Florist Rebecca Brooke will be running a workshop on 12th December at 10.30am making wreaths with a ‘Sea Theme’ using sea heather, eucalyptus, drift wood and more. You will create a beautiful door wreath in three hours, to take home.

After the workshop you will enjoy a two-course lunch and a glass of Prosecco in our Orangery. Tickets are £67 for the ‘English Hedgerow’ workshop and £77 for the ‘Sea Themed’ workshop, both include all materials, morning tea, coffee and biscuits and a two-course lunch with a glass of Prosecco. To book call reception on 01297 442010. Wreath Making 2019. pdf

Looking for a unique gift to give this Christmas?

Why not purchase one of our Gift Vouchers