Our Guide to Fabulous Festive Dining
Christmas means party season – frocking up and stepping out in a big way, but it’s also a time for celebrating on a more intimate scale. For smaller gatherings of family and friends, around tables laid with sparkling glass and shimmering silverware.
It’s a time for going somewhere special – so don’t hold back, feel inspired by our pick of the top tables for festive dining.
Prestonfield House – Glitter and Glam
What could be more suited to Christmas than this gilded shrine to opulence and glamour? Just stepping through the door of this splendid historic mansion house makes visitors feel a little bit more glossy, a little bit more party and a lot more fun.
Clearly Prestonfield is aware of its Christmas pulling power and the Festive Dining options are plentiful:
Sinking back into the plush surrounds of Prestonfield with a restorative glass of fizz and a morsel of something sweet and delicious – surely no better way to end a hard day’s Christmas shopping.
Thursday 19th & Friday 20th Dec
Princes Street and the Christmas Market are undeniably marvelous in December but an evening of cabaret and dancing in the giddy, glittering excess of Prestonfield – how much fun does that sound?
You shall go to the ball – and it will be extravagant and so much fun counting down to the Bells, having dined and danced to your hearts content. Great way to say hello to 2014!
For more information and reservations call: 0131 225 7800.
Ginger Snap Christmas Pop Up – Funky, Festive & Foodie
Pop ups are popping up everywhere and Scotland’s capital is no exception. Ginger Snap normally take their roving portfolio of fabulous, creative foodie fun out to events and parties all over Scotland but once a month they fling open the doors of the Leith HQ for a pop up extravaganza.
December heralds their Canapé Feast event – an evening of dining devoted to bite sized brilliance, 18 different canapés to get the party started. BYOB and foodie frivolity guaranteed. Sign up on the Ginger Snaps Facebook page and find details of future events.
For more info and reservations call 0131 554 4475, or click here.
Ochiltree’s Christmas Dining Event – 21st Century Dining in Historic Splendour
Abbotsford House, 20th December
Not the first time we’ve featured Ochiltree’s Dining on the A Hume Blog but when something good arrives in the Scottish Borders we like to make sure you all know about it!
And Ochiltree’s Dining is a worthy inclusion on your dining dance-card, especially at Christmas when they’re thoughtful enough to rouse the kitchen from its seasonal winter closure in order to rustle up a mouth watering festive menu for their one-off Christmas Dining Event on 20th December – confit of rabbit leg, tarragon and pistachio terrine, cranberry relish and pistachio tuille, anyone?
For more info and reservations call 01896 663962.
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