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We all know that Nottingham is a vibrant city, full of restaurants, bars, cafés and pubs - but at Christmas the city really comes into its own as party season gets underway. Whether you are looking for the perfect venue for your office party or a place where you can catch up with friends and family, we have plenty of inspiration. But hurry - popular Christmas party dates get snapped up quickly in the city.
The cosy surroundings at Le Bistrot Pierre make it the perfect place for a festive occasion. Housed in an elegant building, the restaurant serves warming French dishes and fine wines. The Larder, on Goosegate, offers delicious seasonal food, including wonderful Christmas dishes, while the Riverbank at Trent Bridge also has great food and a stylish function room. Meanwhile, fine dining restaurant Hart's will be hosting Christmas parties throughout the festive season where you can expect prosecco, fabulous food and entertainment. For those of you who are looking for thrilling Christmas entertainment Galleries of Justice Museum has an exciting programme of Christmas Murder Mystery Nights and Sheriff’s Banquets.
If you want to catch up with friends, family or colleagues in relaxed surroundings choose Hand and Heart on Derby Road. Inside this cosy pub you can tuck into traditional hearty dishes made using local produce or sample the cask ales on offer. Over the festive period there is a four-course set menu available, which includes a glass of mulled wine or cranberry juice on arrival.
Or, try one of Beeston Fields' Party Nights, if you want to enjoy a three course meal with family, friends or colleagues, and then dance the night away with a resident DJ.
At The Ram in Newark you can enjoy warming dishes such as cream of mild spiced parsnip and apple soup, duck and port terrine, slow roast bronze turkey breast, butternut squash risotto, and much more.
You can also enjoy a bit of healthy competition with your group by taking on the Langar Karting's challenge. Compete against your colleagues on the circuit and enjoy a tasty buffet. Let the best man win! Or if you prefer a relaxing and cosy Christmas meal on board of The Nottingham Prince and Nottingham Princess, then Princess River Cruises are a prefect choice with their daytime and evening Christmas Cruises.
Make a break of it and stay overnight
Nottingham has a superb selection of city centre hotels so why not extend your party night into a weekend break? Our hotels include internationally-known brands such as Hilton, Ibis and Crowne Plaza as well as boutique hotels like Hart's and St James' Hotel.
If you are looking for a bit of peace away from the city then retreat to one of our market towns or villages for your Christmas party. Newark has a host of excellent pubs and restaurants including The Ram and Castle Barge, while in West Bridgford you can enjoy tapas at Escabeche and drinks at the Southbank or Côte Restaurant. You can also chose to have your Christmas party at the Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel, make the most out of their SPA, and stay overnight.