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  • A Very Searcys Christmas 2021

    31 August 2021

    As we look ahead to Christmas this year, our celebrations come with a newfound appreciation for gathering together with friends, colleagues, and loved ones and enjoying the festive season.

    Across Searcys’ many unique venues this year, our Christmas celebrations are all about heritage and indulgence. Our guests are looking to make up for the missed moments and celebrations, and the enquiries are already coming in for office parties and experiences. From lavish banquets at Blenheim Palace to glittering cocktails at the top of The Gherkin, rooftop office parties at 30 Euston Square, to dancing the night away at The HAC – Christmas is the time to sparkle.

    Being at the heart of events for over 170 years, Searcys knows how to throw a party! We’ve seen high society through intricate Victorian luncheons and innovative post-war rationing, trifles and prawn cocktails in the seventies and extravagant weekday lunches in the eighties. Now, as we gear up for the 2021 Christmas season, we’re looking to bring the magic back to in-person celebrations, however, that may be for you.

    We’ve got endlessly versatile menus, Champagne at the ready, and a team of events planners ready to realise the events you’ve been dreaming up for the last 18 months.

    Make it Special. Make it Searcys.

    A Sparkling Christmas 

    If ever there was a time to pop open a bottle of Champagne, it’s this Christmas. What’s more, we’ve got a menu of three Champagne cocktails served in a 1920s-style coupe: enjoy a vintage Kir Royale, Mimosa or St Germain cocktail to get the festivities started. Our very own Searcys Cuvée also adds a unique sparkle to your celebrations.

    An elegant and fruity pour, the Brut and rosé make wonderful gifts for those who aren’t able to join the party in person, and can be delivered nationwide in a beautifully packaged gift box. For anyone off the alcohol during the Christmas season, our Jing sparkling tea is an elegant non-alcoholic option so you can share in the magic.

    Sprouts, Sprouts, Leave ‘Em All Out 

    Veggies often joke that they’re left with a pile of Brussels sprouts for their Christmas dinner, but when the humble green vegetable tastes as fantastic as these new sprout-centric dishes, they quickly become the star of the show. Love them or hate them, sprouts are an undeniable taste of British Christmas, a staple on the dinner plate since well before Searcys was founded in 1847. For starters, we’ve got Sprout hearts with roast carrot puree, pickled sprout hearts and heritage carrots, elderberry dressing and shaved chestnuts. For the main, guests will enjoy roast calabrese broccoli with parmesan and pancetta, poached gnocchi, spiced cumin roast sprout tops with winter truffle. Our menus are designed to surprise and delight, and for those who can’t stand the sight of sprouts, we’ve got many other twists on seasonal classics.

    The Very Best Turkey

    Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without turkey. Ours is the finest free-range British breed, naturally, a Norfolk Bronze sourced from our butcher and partner Fenns of Piccadilly. The Norfolk bronze is the king of all British turkeys, with a lovely game flavour and a firm texture that retains its moisture on cooking. This year we’ve created a new Turkey Wellington, surrounded by rich chestnut and goose liver duxelles and a savoury herb pancake, wrapped up in all-butter puff pastry and glazed with stout and seeds. This heavenly dish is served with Lincolnshire chipolatas wrapped in dry-cured streaky bacon, goose fat roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, mulled wine braised red cabbage, pancetta fried sprout hearts, cranberry compote, and a rich turkey gravy.

    Save Room for Pudding

    Plum Pudding has been a Christmas dish for centuries, enriched with dried fruit and topped up brandy and savoured as a special yuletide treat. Our traditional recipe is a recreation of the historic dish, doused in alcohol and served with lashings of brandy butter. For something more modern, Searcys Mince Pie Sundae is a welcome twist on festive pastries.

    Across all our venues, Christmas is set to be the highlight of the social calendar and a key time for impressing delegates, rewarding colleagues and celebrating with family and friends. Read on to find out what our different venues have got in store.

    IET London: Savoy Place

    From £114 + VAT per person

    Pop the prosecco, clink your glasses and look out at London’s twinkling skyline, as you toast the festive period at Savoy Place. Choose from either our Riverside Room, which can be themed to anything from a winter wonderland to a red-carpet Hollywood party, for up to 250 people or opt for our more traditional Maxwell Library for up to 120 guests.

    Our all-inclusive Christmas party packages include everything you need to celebrate the festive season in the heart of London.

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    The HAC

    From £90.00 +VAT per person for standing receptions

    From £118+VAT per person for seated dinners

    The Long Room and Prince Consort Rooms at the Honourable Artillery Company make for beautiful and colourful spaces for fabulous Christmas feasts in a historic setting. Treat your guests to a lavish Alpine experience, with stag heads, vintage ski racks and faux fur throws nestled among the Christmas trees throughout our event spaces.

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    116 Pall Mall

    From £100 + VAT per person 

    Celebrate the roaring twenties in style and step back in time as 116 Pall Mall is transformed into an Art Deco masterpiece for your Christmas party 2021. Expect glittering chandeliers in every room, opulent 1920’s décor and theming, a delicious three-course festive dinner, incredible entertainment from the Gatsby Girls and much more. It wouldn’t be the ‘20s without some misbehaving, so throw it back to prohibition in our secret cellar wine bar or flaunt your riches in one of our seven beautiful ballrooms – no matter how subtle or sensational you want to go, we have three flexible party packages perfect for every occasion. Choose from The Tango, Foxtrot or Charleston packages or create something bespoke with our team.

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    30 Euston Square

    From £99 + VAT per person

    Celebrate Christmas with a difference on the outdoor winter Rooftop Terrace at 30 Euston Square, sipping festive cocktails and dancing the night away under a heated pergola as you look onto the twinkling lights of the city below. Indoors, the festive three course seated dinner menu caters to those looking for a traditional Christmas celebration, complete with traditional roast turkey, glazed parsnips and the nation’s favourite: Christmas pudding.

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    The View at The Royal College of Surgeons

    From £105 + VAT per person

    The Royal College of Surgeons of England’s brand-new events and hospitality space The View kicks off the festive party season with a bang this Christmas. Say goodbye to traditions and hello to the new, with the introduction of beautiful festive florals in the form of a sustainable botanical display. The View, a large versatile space, lends itself to both a festive seated dinner for up to 180 guests or a more informal standing reception for up to 300 guests.

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    10-11 Carlton House Terrace

    From £90 + VAT per person

    If you’re looking for a central London Christmas party venue with period elegance to host your festive celebrations, then 10-11 Carlton House Terrace is the perfect setting. Choose from our lunch, dinner, reception or party packages, designed to take the stress out of planning and give your guests a true taste of Christmas cheer.

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    Vintners’ Hall

    From £85 + VAT per person for canapes and drinks reception (min 100 guests)

    Choose between a candlelit Christmas canapes and drinks reception, a candlelit reception with bowl food, or a full-blown Christmas feast within this historic building in the heart of London.

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    11 Cavendish Square

    From £99 + VAT per person for canapes and bowl food, plus drinks

    Enjoy a sparkling white Christmas with generous canapes, drinks and bowl food or an elaborate sit-down dinner in the heart of London minutes from Oxford Street.

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    The Barbican

    From £109 + VAT per person for the festive fun package

    The private botanical paradise at this Brutalist London landmark is a truly unique setting for your next Christmas party – an exotic winter jungle to save you from London’s weather. Dine and drink under the stars – then dance the night away among tropical plants and trees.

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    The Gherkin

    Private Dining Room standing receptions from £129+VAT per person, dinners from £155+VAT per person

    Helix and Iris standing receptions from £99+VAT per person, dinners from £125.00+VAT per person

    Private room hire charged separately.

    Celebrate in style at the top of one of London’s landmark skyscrapers after a day soaking up the city’s Christmas lights, with Champagne fountains, festive menus and new cocktails designed to see in the festive season with a bang.

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    One Moorgate Place

    From £92.00+VAT per person for a seated dinner or standing reception

    This beautiful Grade-II listed venue in the heart of the City of London makes for a classical Christmas destination steeped in history. Host Christmas parties for up to 600 guests in the great hall or enjoy a festive lunch for 35 guests in the exclusive Members’ Room.

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    St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar

    3-course festive menus available from £37.00 + VAT per person

    Private room hire charged separately

    Whether or not you’re able to hop on a train to Paris this Christmas, there’s something about this grand Victorian station that lends itself perfect to Christmas gatherings.  The Art Deco-styled brasserie and champagne bar has a private dining room ideal for intimate Christmas parties and wine tastings of up to 14 seated guests, as well as space for glittering seated dinners for up to 180, or a sparkling Champagne reception for up to 400 guests.

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    Christmas in the Pump Room Paolo Ferla

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    The Pump Room and Assembly Rooms in Bath

    3-course festive menus available from £46.00 + VAT per person

    Festive reception packages also available. Room hire charged separately and minimum spends apply.

    Purpose-built to accommodate the Georgian social scene, Bath’s Historic Venues remain the finest place to celebrate in style. As their contracted caterer, with over 170 years of experience in hosting special celebrations, we’ll ensure your festive celebration is one to be remembered.

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    The Inner Temple

    3-course lunch/dinner £99.50 ex vat per person. 5-course lunch/dinner £125.00 ex vat per person

    Canape & Bowl Food Receptions from £90.00 ex vat per person. Festive Food Stations from £105.00 ex vat per person.

    Making up for lost time and missed special occasions, we are taking The Inner Temple back to where traditional sentiments count.

    Events for up to 250 seated or receptions for 400 can enjoy the rich surroundings of a venue that can trace its original Christmas party to 1614.  From intimate diners to full scale parties in the Hall, we encourage all guests to experience hospitality at its finest and indulge in all the traditional treats and signature dishes on offer.

    Located a stone’s throw from the River Thames, The Inner Temple is set amongst one of the City of London’s finest private estates and gardens – a location like no other.

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