Five great Jesmond venues for your office Christmas lunch
What better way to celebrate Christmas with your colleagues in style than at one of Jesmond’s top, chic restaurants? From, the sophisticated style of Louis to the trendy, award-winning As You Like It, there is something to suit even the fussiest of office workers.
Here’s the JesmondLocal pick of eateries offering Christmas lunch deals:
Until December 24th, Firenze is offering a deal of just £14.95 for two courses or £17.95 if you’re still hungry for more. Located in a cosy, suburban-style courtyard off Osborne Road, the restaurant offers a simple yet warm atmosphere, making Firenze a great place for a relaxed lunch gathering.
Feast on traditional turkey with all the trimmings or opt for the lavish braised ham hock terrine. Finish off by indulging in an extravagant chocolate and hazelnut cake or the satisfying Christmas pud. Whatever your taste, each dish has a festive hint. View the Firenze Christmas menu here and call (0191) 281 2136 to make a booking. (And please remember to say you read about them in JesmondLocal.)
2. THE CHERRY TREE
Opened just last year, this restaurant boasts modern moods and trendy styles. The menu speaks extravagance… but with a festive touch: fig chutney… gingerbread ice cream…mmm. Until Christmas Eve, you can enjoy two mouth-watering courses at only £18.50 or £22 for a third.
View the Cherry Tree Christmas menu here and call (0191) 239 9924 to make a booking. (And, again, please remember to say you read about it in JesmondLocal.)
3. AS YOU LIKE IT
Situated on Archbold Terrace, this large venue includes four spectacular bars and three spacious floors, not to mention some excellent, home-made cooking. For a really special office Christmas lunch, there are private dining rooms available to book, day or night.
The menu takes you through British flavours, but with an international twist, such as the appetising Moroccan vegetable tagine or Paris mash. Then you can treat yourself to a comforting winter berry cheesecake or luscious champagne sorbet.
Three courses start at £19.95 or pay an extra £3 for another, fourth yummy portion. The owners kindly express their gratitude to the party organizer by giving away a free bottle of bubbly along with a generous £20 food voucher to dine with them again.
View the Christmas menu here, and to make a booking, call (0191) 281 2277. (Don’t forget to mention JesmondLocal.)
Louis’ is located in the centre of Osborne Road, where diners are surrounded by a range of contemporary images. If you’re looking for a Christmas lunch with classic ambience and a spark of elegance, Louis’ could be the one.
The lunch deal is a slightly more expensive price of £25 for three courses, but you’ll be treated to praline-creamed crepes, chestnut gravy and pheasant wellington – a deluxe alterantive to the conventional Christmas fayre.
View the Christmas menu here. To make a booking: (0191) 281 5284
5. JESMOND DENE HOUSE HOTEL
Hidden away on the edge of Jesmond Dene, this enchanting hotel could be the destination for an exceptional office Christmas feast. The award-winning restaurant offers guests the choice to wine and dine in their main restaurant, which includes two themed dining areas, or enjoy a more peaceful meal with your colleagues in one of the private function rooms.
Relax into a hearty lunch of root vegetable soup, KellyBronze turkey and scrumptious mince pies for a price of £25 for three festive courses.
View the Christmas menu here. To make a booking, call (0191) 212 3000 and please tell them JesmondLocal sent you.