DUKES London will be offering guests The Ultimate Christmas Break this Christmas, with cosy overnight stays, festive afternoon teas and bespoke food menus – topped off by the chance to win a free stay, should you find the ‘lucky sixpence’ in one of its restaurant’s famed Christmas Puddings.
Steeped in royal history and a former favourite destination of Princess Diana and the Queen Mother, the hotel is looking to provide a quintessentially British experience this year — providing the perfect base to explore the wonders of the capital at Christmas.
What’s more, its popular Christmas puddings, which are hand-prepared by Executive Chef Nigel Mendham, will also be on sale — adding just one ‘lucky sixpence’ to his limited edition puddings this year. The lucky finder will not only enjoy the traditional prize of a fortuitous year ahead but also win a stay for two, including dinner, to be taken during 2024.
This year, DUKES London is offering ‘The Ultimate Christmas Break’ package for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Alongside a two-night stay in either a one-bedroom suite or The Duke of Clarence suite, guests will arrive to mulled wine, hot chocolate, and minced pies. Champagne and canapés will also be served before the opportunity to indulge in Christmas lunch in the Great British Restaurant (GBR).
Available from the 24th of November to the 7th of January (excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve), the hotel will also be running its bespoke festive menu — celebrating some of Britain’s best seasonal ingredients. Nigel and his team at GBR have specially crafted each dish, with both two and three-course set prices available.
In a similar culinary vein, the festive afternoon tea will also be available from the 24th of November to the 7th of January and will be served in the elegant Drawing Room. With a selection of finger sandwiches presented alongside festive cakes and classic scones, the afternoon tea comes served with either traditional tea, Champagne, or mini MarTEAnis.
On Christmas Day itself, the hotel will be serving a special lunch with seatings at 12 pm and 3 pm. This will commence with a cocktail and canapés on arrival, followed by a seven-course menu that celebrates traditional Christmas classics. These dishes include Roasted Norfolk Bronze Turkey with ‘All The Trimmings’, Cauliflower Cheese Soup and a warm Christmas Pudding.
Following Christmas, on December 31st, DUKES London will also be hosting its New Year’s Eve celebrations — welcoming guests to enjoy a pre-celebratory dinner at GBR and see in the new year after indulging in great-tasting British cuisine. With the last seating at 10 pm, two and three-course set prices will be available — offering a delicious range of dishes, including a Twice Baked Oxford Blue Souffle, Turkey Ballotine and Bailey’s Cheesecake.
Commenting on this year’s festive offering, Michael Purtill, General Manager of DUKES London, said, “Christmas is a magical time of year for everyone, and at DUKES London, we want to offer our guests the ultimate festive experience. Whether it’s popping in for an afternoon tea in the Drawing Room or spending a couple of nights with us, we are looking to provide some of that Christmas magic through top-class hospitality.”
For more information on DUKES London’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve offerings and prices, please visit www.dukeshotel.com/christmas.
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