Recommendations on hotels and restaurants for X-mas dinner.

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Recommendations on hotels and restaurants for X-mas dinner.

Postby DonDaddyD » Wed Nov 07, 2012 17:48 pm

Someone very dear to my heart lost someone (very dear to my heart) earlier this year and as such she doesn't want to have Christmas at home. She has suggested having Christmas Dinner at a hotel or restaurant in either the Central London area or the Surrey/just outside the southernly side of the M25 area - with the possibility of, if at a hotel, staying the night and leaving Boxing Day, maybe the day after.

Guys, any recommendations?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Recommendations on hotels and restaurants for X-mas dinn

Postby rjsterry » Wed Nov 07, 2012 17:52 pm

No, but book soon - the office Christmas do bookings will block book stuff very quickly.
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Re: Recommendations on hotels and restaurants for X-mas dinn

Postby Corporate Camper » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:21 am

rjsterry wrote:No, but book soon - the office Christmas do bookings will block book stuff very quickly.

Having your office Cristmas do on Christmas day is bad for your work-life balance...

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Re: Recommendations on hotels and restaurants for X-mas dinn

Postby DonDaddyD » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:59 pm

ANYONE!?
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Re: Recommendations on hotels and restaurants for X-mas dinn

Postby rjsterry » Thu Nov 08, 2012 13:07 pm

Corporate Camper wrote:
rjsterry wrote:No, but book soon - the office Christmas do bookings will block book stuff very quickly.

Having your office Cristmas do on Christmas day is bad for your work-life balance...


Arf. You could do worse than St Pancras Renaissance Marriott (to give it its full name) - last year's work do was very nice, and a friend had his wedding there. Apart from anything else, it is an amazing building.
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Re: Recommendations on hotels and restaurants for X-mas dinn

Postby pangolin » Thu Nov 08, 2012 13:11 pm

Don't think I would usually go to places nice enough for what you're after. Will give it a go though!

http://www.timeout.com/london/feature/1994/london-restaurants-open-on-christmas-day

From the South London options maybe http://www.timeout.com/london/hotels/venue/4:179793/the-windmill-on-the-common

Or this list is from last year

http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com/londons-best/top-five-london-restaurants-for-christmas-day-lunch/1257.article

Couple of nice places I have thought of I've actually been to are closed for Christmas.
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Re: Recommendations on hotels and restaurants for X-mas dinn

Postby t4tomo » Thu Nov 08, 2012 13:17 pm

probably needs to be a hotel - most restaurants close to give the staff a day off
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Re: Recommendations on hotels and restaurants for X-mas dinn

Postby BigLights » Thu Nov 08, 2012 13:35 pm

Try Stoke Park Hotel....it's very nice, the staff are very warm and friendly, there's the full gamut of spa/pool blah blah plus plenty of space to take a walk. The food is very good (including the best omelette i've ever had in my life at Bfast). we stayed there on the evening of 25th - 27th a couple of years back (so not actually Xmas eve). Top experience.

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Re: Recommendations on hotels and restaurants for X-mas dinn

Postby TheStone » Thu Nov 08, 2012 13:39 pm

We went to one of the big hotels on Edgeware Road one year, but it wasn't that good. Very Christmas, but kind of dull.

There's a pub in Hampstead that was much better, but I can't remember which one (maybe the Roebuck) . It wasn't Christmas food, but a nice atmosphere for lunch and some drinks.


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