Christmas in Birmingham is creeping up on us.... If you're a PA, office party planner or social secretary of your friendship group, now's the time to book that festive feast for all.
Our favourite part of Christmas is far and away the amazing food and drink. It’s a time to loosen your belt and indulge in some good old-fashioned feasting.
Many big Christmas parties in Birmingham are being planned right now. So if you’re looking around or need ideas for a gathering, here are some great picks from a few of our partners.
(Top image: Hotel du Vin)
This Christmas, the pizza and cider spot on John Bright Street has got three festive food and drink options to satisty your Christmas cravings.
For slightly bigger office parties, try the sharer menu, which comes as heaps of special Christmas pizzas, potato wedges, mince pies and warm chocolate brownies.
If you want to choose your own indugent Christmas dish then opt for the set menu. The Turkey Gobbler pizza and The Squish Squash Pie are up for grabs.
Got a few cider drinkers in your office? Turn your Christmas party into a cider tasting experience instead with full buffet included.
Cider Masters will guide you and your party through a selection of The Stable's favourite ciders while you munch on pizzas and Christmas puds.
Set Menu: 2 courses - £19, 3 courses - £24
The Rose Villa Tavern
For The Rose Villa Tavern, it's all about cocktails this Christmas.
Grab all of your cocktail-loving pals or colleagues and book one of their cocktail masterclasses to indulge in a spot of festive fun.
You'll get to taste some of the bartenders concoctions, have a go at crafting your own, and chomp on their Christmassy buffet, which includes festive burger sliders, buffalo chicken wings, nachos and winter slaw.
Early bird offer: Book a masterclass and a buffet before 31st October 2017 and save £5 per person
Marmalade is the venue to go to if you love to uphold a spot of Christmas tradition.
They’re serving home-cooked roast dinners and indulgent desserts, paired with their much loved cocktail and wine menu.
Caramelised balsamic red onion and brie tartlets, butter-basted turkey with cranberry rolls and mini Christmas pudding ice-creams are all on their buffet menu, which costs £12.50 per person.
If you're the one organising your Christmas party, they've got a special offer on just for you...
Early bird offer: book your party by 31st October 2017 and you, the trusted organiser, can come back for dinner in Jan ’18!
Buffalo & Rye
Buffalo & Rye do American food well, and there's no better time to have a supersized feast than at Christmas!
On the menu this Christmas is buttermilk blackened chicken strips with tomato salsa salad, cajun crayfish mac 'n' cheese, and smoked lamb with truffle bourbon sweet potato mash.
You can even wash it all down with an Xmas milkshake!
If a smoky USA style feast sounds right up your street and you're looking to get in the Christmas spirit, book your Christmas party at Buffalo & Rye before 31st October and you, the trusted organiser, might find a little extra treat for yourself...
2 course dinner – £15.95
If a white Christmas doesn't sound like your idea of a good time and you'd spend the festive season sunning yourself in the tropics, then Island Bar might just have the next best thing.
They are offering cocktail masterclasses for you and your group to brighten up those dark evenings after work.
That includes a buffet full of Christmassy treats, such as festive pizza slices, pigs in blankets with honey and mustard dressing, and mince pie empanadas.
Make sure you book your masterclass and buffet before 31st October to save £5 per person.
Buffet - £10 per head, cocktail masterclass with buffet - £30 per person
The family-run tapas restaurant have also created a special Christmas menu for you, full of festive Spanish flavour!
Start with beef carpaccio with mustard dressing and Manchego, move onto oven roasted seabass fillets with Fino and tarragon sauce, and end with coconut creme caramel. Sound good?
If you want to take your Christmas party to the next level, you can even request to have their flamenco dancers perform. Can I get an Olé!
3 courses - £25 Sunday to Wednesday, £29 Thursday to Saturday
Kitchen Garden Cafe
Kitchen Garden Cafe are offering party packages for groups of more than 40 from just £6.50 per person.
That includes decorations, a delicious buffet with desserts and entertainment.
The cosy neighbourhood spot in Kings Heath has a charm all of it's own - check it out.
The Victoria have got a fantastic selection of Christmas party packages, but one in particular has a very special offer.
Attend one of their cocktail masterclasses with your friends and indulge in their untraditional Christmas buffet, all for just £30 per person.
The buffet menu includes nachos with all the toppings, pigs in blankets, winter slaw, and mince pie empanadas.
Early Bird Offer: Book a masterclass and a buffet before 31st October 2017 and save £5 per person.
At Rub Smokehaus you'll get a cocktail or glass of prosecco on arrival, and what better way to kick off your Christmas celebrations than that?
Feast on a BBQ sharing platter than includes baby back ribs, corn dogs, low n slow brisket and smoked cheese mash.
But the show-stopper is sure to be their 'freak desserts' - served messy in Kilner jars and changing daily with Christmas inspirations.
Perfect if you think Chritsmas dinner should be hearty, full of flavour, and a little bit naughty...
Sharing platter meal - £24.95 per person
Bodega Cantina have got a Festive Fiesta lined up for you – with South American vibes in abundance.
They have a series of exciting menu options and exotic drinks to add a sprinkle of Latin flair to your yuletide celebrations.
Early Bird Offer: Book your party before 31st October 2017 and you, the organiser, can come back for dinner in Jan ’18!
Hotel du Vin
Christmas is the season to treat yourself, so why not book your Christmas party at Hotel du Vin?
You'll find all sorts of tasty and upmarket flavours on their menu, from roasted turkey ballotine and beef bourguignon, to eggnog panna cotta and chocolate and chestnut pavlova.
They've even created a special Christmas afternoon tea...
3 courses - lunch £29.95, dinner £34.95
The Bull's Head
The Bull's Head have released a moreish-looking Christmas menu, available from the 24th November - 23rd December.
Try honey and mustard chicken skewers served with Asian slaw, barbecue dip and popadom to start.
Treat yourself to a whole 10-inch pig-in-a-blanket for your main course.
And if you've got a sweet tooth you'll love the Belgium cinnamon waffle served with clotted cream, drizzled in salted caramel sauce for dessert.
3 courses, £23.95 Sunday -Thursday, £25.95 Friday- Saturday (includes live music)
The Jekyll & Hyde
The Jekyll & Hyde's Christmas buffet menu has a selection of festive delights including:
Turkey & stuffing encased in mini Yorkshire puddings, chipolata sausages with chilli jam, smoked Loch duart salmon blinis, white and dark chocolate truffles.
And of course cocktails are involved, with cocktail masterclasses that include tasting and making your own...
Early Bird Offer: book your party before 31st October and enjoy a cocktail masterclass and buffet for just £30 per person.
So for everyone celebrating Christmas in Birmingham, we wish you a tasty and indulgent feastive season. (Couldn't resist!)
Posted by Niamh Carpenter