Small Christmas Lunches & à la carte Dinners 2020

Christmas is going to be a little different this year, therefore we have moved all our larger events to 2021, with bookings already being taken.

For Christmas 2020, keeping in mind your safety, if allowed and within government guidance, we are pleased to be able to offer the following options for a much quieter way to celebrate Christmas with family and friends.

Book a table in the Refectory Restaurant on Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th or Friday 18th December for two to six people if Canterbury is not in Tier 3 restrictions.


Christmas Lunch – pre-order essential

Tables can be booked at: 12.30,1300 or 13.30

£24.95 3-courses


Spiced Parsnip Soup (V)

Sun Dried Tomato, Rocket, Olives, Mozzarella, Pesto, Pine Nuts, Crostini (V)

Salmon Mousse Terrine, Wholemeal Toast, Fennel Remoulade

Ham Hock Terrine with Tomato Chutney and Pickled Turnip

Main Courses

Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings

Slow Roast Pork Belly, Dauphinoise and Cider Jus

Pan fried Pollock, roasted New Potato, Spinach, Peas, Mangetout and Chive Cream

Squash, Leek and Brie Wellington with Chateau Potato and Thyme Jus (V)


Christmas Pudding with Brandy Cream (V)

Orange Delice, Chocolate, Orange Crisps, Pistachio Crumb (V, N)

Treacle Tart with Yoghurt Cream and Brandied Cherries (V)

Followed by tea, coffee & an individual mini mince pie

Vegan and special diets menu is available on request.

To make a reservation for lunch, bookings must be made in advance with our events team by emailing


December sample à la carte dinner menu – order on the night

Tables can be booked at: 18:00 or 19:30

£22.95 2-courses or £28.95 3-courses


Soup of the Day (V)

Sun Dried Tomato, Rocket, Olives, Mozzarella, Pesto, Crostini (V)

Salmon Mousse Terrine, Fennel, Apple, Wholemeal Toast

Ham Hock, Sourdough, Tomato Chutney, Pickled Turnip

Deep Fried Brie, Cranberry Sauce, with house Bread

Breaded King Prawns, Sweet Chilli Sauce


Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings

Pork Belly, Dauphinoise, Carrot, Cabbage, Gravy

Bacon Cheeseburger, Chips, Coleslaw, Pickles

Pollock, Potato, Pea and Spinach Fricassee

Breaded Plaice, Chips, Peas, Tartare Sauce

Squash, Leek and Brie Wellington, Roasted Potato, Carrot, Cabbage, Gravy (V)

Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle, Pine Nuts, Crème Fraiche, Ashmore Cheese (V)


Christmas Pudding, Brandy Cream

Orange Delice, Chocolate, Orange Crisps, Pistachio Crumb

Treacle Tart, Yoghurt Cream, Brandied Cherries

Fig and Pear Eton Mess

           White Chocolate and Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Followed by tea and coffee 

To make a booking for dinner, please email our reception team at

Special diets such as Vegan, Gluten-Free, Diary-Free catered for – please ask your waiter/waitress. This menu is a sample menu, therefore may vary on the day.

We hope you can join us!

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