A Truly Traditional Christmas

Grim’s Dyke Hotel is a special place at Christmas. This beautiful Victorian building is the perfect setting for you to celebrate with your family, friends and colleagues. Our talented kitchen team use top quality ingredients and with over 50 years’ experience between them they enjoy creating our festive menus and cooking your beautiful Christmas meal. So whether you wish to celebrate Christmas Day or celebrate on one of our festive fun evenings with us, we can guarantee the atmosphere, food and service will be just right!

Celebrate the Festive Season

We have put together a selection of events with entertainment for your party or special occasion. Alternatively you may wish to book in to Gilbert’s Restaurant or join us for a Festive Cream Tea. Please see the corresponding entertainment menus at the bottom of this page.

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Dinner: The Mikado – £83

Date: Sunday 1st December
Timings: Bar opens 19.00. Sit down 19.30 prompt. Finish 23.00 approx.
Includes: Festive 3-course meal and live Opera.
See party menu below, shared tables for tables below 4, event takes place in the Music Room.


Festive Disco Dine – £35

Date: Thursday 5th and Thursday 12th December
Timings: Reception drinks from 19.00. Meal 19.30. Finish midnight.
Includes: Cocktail reception, Festive 3-course menu and festive disco.
See party menu below, shared tables for tables below 8, event takes place in the Music Room.


Murder Mystery Dinner – £65

Date: Friday 13th December
Timings: Bar open arrival 19.00. Show and meal start 20.00.
Includes: Festive 3-course meal, half a bottle of wine and entertainment.
Set in the beautiful Music Room. Nobody could accuse us of taking murder seriously. This is as much a show as a mystery. Of course, if that’s your thing, then all the clues are there, but if you just want an evening’s entertainment, you can have that too. And when I say entertainment – did you think Music Hall was dead? Not if you’ve seen Iris in action. Many of the actors have all done stints in the West End. You will come away with the feeling that you’ve had a great evening, even if you never quite understood what was going on!
See party menu below, shared tables for tables below 8, event takes place in the Music Room.


Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Dinner: Iolanthe – £83

Date: Sunday 15th December
Timings: Bar opens 19.00. Sit down 19.30 prompt. Finish 23.00 approx.
Includes: Festive 3-course meal and live Opera.
See party menu below, shared tables for tables below 4, event takes place in the Music room.


NSPCC Carol Concert – £10

Date: Monday 16th December
Timings: Event starts 19.00.
Please pay cash on the night. Sorry, no card payments. An NSPCC representative will be there. All of the ticket monies go directly to the charity.
Pre-booking required – limited spaces available.


Festive Disco Dine – £45

Date: Thursday 19th, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st December
Timings: Reception drinks from 19.00. Meal 19.30. Finish midnight.
Includes: Cocktail reception, Festive 3-course menu and festive disco.
See party menu below, shared tables for tables below 8, event takes place in the Music Room.


Christmas Day – £112.50 / Children 12 and under – £56.25

Date: Wednesday 25th December
Christmas Day at Grim’s Dyke is a truly special occasion. All of the food is freshly prepared here on the premises by our talented team. As Grim’s Dyke is such a popular location for Christmas Day we offer lunch in three settings. Gilbert’s Restaurant, the Drawing Room and the Music Room. All of the rooms have beautiful period features and provide an elegant setting. The service is always attentive and your table will be yours for the afternoon which allows for a relaxed occasion.
Please click here to see the menu, alternatively you can find our menus at the bottom of this page.


Boxing Day Festive Afternoon Tea – £21.95

Date: Thursday 26th December
Served in the Drawing room or Music room, our pastry chef has created some special seasonal dishes to make your Tea extra special. Why not take a stroll through our beautiful woodland and gardens before afternoon tea.

Terms and conditions apply.
*Prices are per person and all events are subject to availability.
Please note that the Music Room is on the first floor and is accessible by stairs only.

Entertainment Cancellation Policy
60+ Days – Full Refund.
35 Days – 25% of your total amount will be charged if you cancel or make any changes.
28 Days – 50% of your total amount will be charged if you cancel or make any changes.
14 Days – 75% of your total amount will be charged if you cancel or make any changes.
7 Days – 100% of your total amount will be charged if you cancel or make any changes.

Christmas Day/Boxing Day Cancellation Policy
We will need to know of any cancellations by Monday 2nd December 2019 for a full refund.
Unfortunately any cancellations after the 2nd December will not be refunded.

All bookings are subject to our full terms and conditions.

Gilbert’s Restaurant and Menus at Christmas

At Christmas we always include traditional favourites along with imaginative seasonal dishes prepared daily in-house. Please book in advance as we are always busy during the festive period. We will be operating our Festive menus between December 2nd and December 23rd.

Special notice for guests staying with us over the Christmas period:
During the Christmas period Gilbert’s Restaurant will only be open for Breakfast for residents on the 24th of December. We will be serving food from a Seasonal Light Menu in the Bar and Drawing Room until 9pm except on the 25th and 31st of December. On the 1st of January 2020 the hotel will be closed. We will be open for business as usual on 2nd Jan 2020, where you can come and enjoy a seasonal lunch or dinner in Gilberts or a snack in the bar.


Monday to Saturday

2 Course Lunch – £19.95
3 Course Lunch – £24.95
2 Course Dinner – £23.95
3 Course Dinner – £28.95
À la Carte available alongside Set Menu
Price includes festive seasonal menu, crackers and party hats.
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Sunday

Sunday Lunch 3 Courses – £32
Price includes festive decorations, crackers and hats.
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Party Menu

Festive Cream Tea

This year we will be offering a special festive cream tea served in the Drawing room or Music room as Gilberts Restaurant is often full during this busy time. Our pastry chef has created some special seasonal dishes to make your Tea extra special. Available Monday to Friday 2nd December until 20th.
Full cream tea £18.95 Prosecco Cream tea £23.95. Please book in advance.
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Christmas Day Lunch

Christmas Bar Menu

Gilbert’s Restaurant Booking and Cancellation Policy

We kindly request credit or debit card details to guarantee your reservation for parties of 6 and over. However no charge is made to your card at the time of the reservation.

A charge will only incur if you fail to turn up or cancel your reservation outside the following time-scales: For tables of 6 and over, we will require 1 weeks’ notice for complete cancellation. In all cases, we require 24 hours’ notice to amend a reservation. If there are any cancellations or No Show outside of these time-scales there will be a cancellation fee of £10 per person.

Make a Reservation – Call: 0208 385 3100

We strongly advise bookings are made well in advance for the festive period.

Make a Reservation


Call: 0208 385 3100

We strongly advise bookings are made well in advance for the festive period.