CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH IN COLCHESTER

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£85 PER ADULT

£45 PER CHILD UNDER 10

FREE FOR CHILDERN UNDER 3

Join us for a traditional Christmas Day lunch in our 700 year old hotel. Guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit!

Our Christmas Day lunch is served at 12.30pm and 2.30pm, take a look at our Christmas Day menu below.

You might also be interested in our Christmas lunches, served every day throughout December.

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire

A non-refundable deposit of £25 per person is required within seven days of booking, with full payment and menu choices due 30 days before your Christmas Day lunch.

Built in the 14th century, The Rose and Crown is the oldest hotel in Colchester. A truly unique venue to enjoy your festive celebrations.

Your Christmas Day lunch will be served in our Oak Room; a very traditional room which looks stunning over the festive season with its original oak beams.

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire


CHRISTMAS DAY MENU

We also offer a vegan Christmas menu.

STARTERS

Garlic and lemon king prawns (cr)
rocket salad

Confit chicken leg terrine
wrapped in Parma ham, served with a cherry compote

Breaded Brie (g,mk,e,v)
cranberry dip and purple oak leaf salad (v)

Sweet potato and chestnut velouté soup (g,mk)
served with chestnut crumbs (v)


MAINS

Traditional roast turkey (g)
homemade stuffing, pigs in blankets, winter vegetables, roast potatoes and gravy

Rosemary lamb shank
roast potatoes, winter vegetables and a mint jus

Grilled monkfish and lemongrass skewers (f,mk)
served on Thai style rice noodles and a yellow coconut curry

Wild mushroom risotto (g,mk,v)
with chargrilled vegetables and truffle oil (v)


DESSERTS

Traditional Christmas pudding (g,mk,e,v)
brandy cream

Tia Maria and coffee cheesecake (g,mk,e)
Marsala cream

Bread and butter pudding (g,mk,e,v)
marmalade, chocolate and pouring cream

White chocolate panna cotta (mk,e,v)
fruit berries


Tea, coffee, mince pies and petit fours

Includes a special surprise visit from Father Christmas with gifts for children!

ALLERGENS KEY

cy – Celery | g – Gluten/Wheat | cr – Crustaceans | e – Egg | f – Fish | l – Lupin | mk – Milk | m – Molluscs | md – Mustard | n – Nuts | p – Peanuts | ss – Sesame Seeds | s – Soybeans | sp – Sulphur Dioxide


VEGAN CHRISTMAS MENU

Our vegan Christmas menu is available as an alternative to our standard Christmas Day menu.

STARTERS

Tomato, mozzarella and basil salad
rocket and olive oil

Beetroot, apple and walnut soup (g,n)
granary bread

Bruschetta with black olive tapenade (g)
sundried tomatoes and thyme


MAINS

Swede, parsnip and butternut pie (g)
roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy

Roasted red pepper and aubergine risotto
rocket salad

Soy and ginger cauliflower steak (s)
steamed rice and pak choi


DESSERTS

Chocolate orange brownie (g)
vanilla ice cream

Strawberry Eton mess

Lemon tart (g)
raspberries and cream

Tea, coffee and mints


ALLERGENS KEY

cy – Celery | g – Gluten/Wheat | cr – Crustaceans | e – Egg | f – Fish | l – Lupin | mk – Milk | m – Molluscs | md – Mustard | n – Nuts | p – Peanuts | ss – Sesame Seeds | s – Soybeans | sp – Sulphur Dioxide

Please note – menu selections cannot be changed on the day or combined with non-vegan menu options.


THE PERFECT LOCATION

The Rose and Crown Hotel is conveniently located just a 20 minute walk away from Colchester town centre, making us one of the most popular venues for a Christmas Day lunch in Colchester.

Taking a stroll up to Colchester Castle Park is a lovely way to spend time with your friends or loved ones after your Christmas Day lunch.

We have FREE parking with 35 spaces available, although this can get busy at peak times. The nearest public car park is Priory Street Car Park.

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HOW TO FIND US

Best Western The Rose and Crown Hotel
East Street, Colchester,
Essex, CO1 2TZ

We’re located just outside Colchester city centre, five miles from Colchester Zoo and a 15 minute walk from Colchester Castle.

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