Christmas at the Riviera Hotel Bournemouth

Christmas at the Riviera Hotel on Alum Chine beach in Bournemouth is a superb experience with a host of all-inclusive packages available as well as separate traditional lunch options if you would rather not cook on the big day. You can also host your office Christmas parties at the hotel, where you can celebrate another successful year until the early hours of the morning.


Christmas packages

Guests at the Riviera Hotel can enjoy all-inclusive Christmas vacations from 23rd December onwards which feature a welcome drinks reception, freshly cooked breakfasts, finger buffet lunches in the Bridge Bar with luxurious afternoon teas as well as fine three-course dinners in the Cunarder Restaurant. On the 25th the day will start with a visit from Father Christmas, who despite his late-evening escapades will still have presents and stories for all the children. A superb traditional Christmas lunch will then be served, family members can join you for just £65 for adults and £29 for kids, followed by the Queen’s speech and afternoon tea. The celebrations will continue at a gentle pace with an evening of board games in the Bridge Bar, with a range of mulled wines and brandies available to make the night a merry one.

Please note that a three night all-inclusive stay over the Christmas period at the Riviera Hotel currently costs £399 for adults and £129 for children. A full price list can be found by downloading their Christmas brochure, which also features details about their new years offers.


Riviera Christmas lunch menu

As one would expect from a hotel with such a fine reputation the Christmas lunch menu at the Riviera Hotel is truly sublime. The starters range from a palate-whetting sweet honey-roasted butternut squash soup to a smooth free range chicken & duck terrine served on freshly toasted sourdough bread. It is the mains which everyone looks forward to though and those on offer at the Riviera do not disappoint. Their main tradition offering is a roast turkey crown with pigs in blankets, rich duck fat roast potatoes and a sweet cranberry and chestnut stuffing, however you can substitute this for a full-flavoured roast sirloin of fresh West Country beef. You can also celebrate the occasion with flavours that lend themselves to local ingredients, such freshly caught Atlantic cod wrapped in local hams with a parsley mash and saffron cream. If you haven’t been filled to the brim afterwards you can enjoy a Christmas plum pudding, a chocolate yule log or a local Dorset cheese board. You can check out these delicious choices by examining the latest Riviera Christmas Day lunch menu which is uploaded to their website.


Christmas parties

When celebrating the end of the year with your office coworkers you should consider hosting your Christmas party at the Riviera Hotel as they offer their disco facilities and chef experience at reasonable package prices. A red carpet is laid out to welcome you to the venue and a resident DJ will be playing the best disco tracks until the early hours of the morning. A themed dinner and snacks will keep your fellow colleagues energised whilst partying the night away, plus cocktail happy hours will ensure that there will be tales to tell once the dawn breaks. Prices start from just £19 per person which includes half a bottle of wine each, however for their full price guidelines you can check out their Christmas party brochure which is updated yearly.