Festive Lunches and Christmas Parties in Canterbury

Looking for an exceptional Christmas Lunch or Christmas Party Night in Canterbury? Then look no further. Within the inspirational grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, the Cathedral Lodge offers superb first class banqueting facilities and is in the ideal location to celebrate Christmas. From only £24.95 per person, our great value Christmas lunches and Christmas party nights are perfect for large or small groups and a great way to celebrate with your family, friends or colleagues.

Christmas Lunch: £24.95 per person

Dates with space: Weds 4th, Fri 6th, Fri 13th, Mon 16th, Tues 17th, Weds 18th, Thurs 19th December

The Refectory Restaurant is available for couples or small groups, with larger groups above 60 people being accommodated in the Clagett Auditorium.


Christmas Party Nights: £37.95 per person – Friday and Saturday nights

Last few dates with tables available: Friday 13th December (1 table) £37.95 per person.or Wednesday 11th December (1 table) or Sunday 15th December (1 table) £29.95 per person

£25.95 per person for a 3-course Christmas Dinner in the Refectory Restaurant with the option to join a party night after dinner at £29.95 per person – call for dates.

For shared party nights, the Auditorium Foyer Bar opens for drinks from 6.30pm, with seating for dinner is at 7.15 pm. Our resident DJ plays all your favourite hits through to carriages at 11.00pm.

The best way to enter and exit the Cathedral grounds after 6pm is via the main Christ Church Cathedral gate in the Buttermarket. 

You can download our Christmas brochure with menu here

All Christmas menu choices and notice of dietary requirements must be received no later than 6 weeks prior to your event. For specific dietary or allergy information, please ask your event co-ordinator for a copy of our special diets menu.



Christmas Menu



Carrot and Thyme Soup (V)

Chicken and Black Pudding Terrine served with Apple Chutney and Pickled Kohlrabi

Smoked Salmon Mousse, Crème Fraîche, Lime and Dill, with toasted Bloomer

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta, with Mozzarella, Tapenade and Salsa Verde (V)

Main Courses

Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings served with Chȃteau Potatoes and fresh seasonal Vegetables

Slow Braised Brisket, Boulangère Potato and Beef Jus, accompanied by fresh seasonal Vegetables

Hake with Root Vegetable medley, Kale, Dill Cream and Oil, served with New Potatoes

Cauliflower, Leek and Cheddar Wellington, with Chȃteau Potatoes, Thyme Jus and fresh seasonal Vegetables (V)


Christmas Pudding with Brandy Cream (V)

Dark Chocolate and Orange Mousse with Pecans and an Orange Shortbread Crumb (contains Cointreau)

Upside-down Pear and Walnut Cake with Cinnamon Cream (V)

Followed by Tea or Coffee with Mini Mince Pies



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