A Truly Traditional Christmas

Grim’s Dyke Hotel is a special place at Christmas. This beautiful Victorian building is the perfect setting for your celebration. Our Head Chef Daren Mason and Pastry Chef William use top quality ingredients and over 50 years experience between them to create a beautiful Christmas meal. Even in winter we use ingredients from our vegetable garden where possible. Grim’s Dyke Hotel has been with the current owners now for twenty years and we intend to make this the best Christmas yet. So whether you wish to share that special time on Christmas Day or celebrate on one of our festive fun evenings, the atmosphere, food and service will be just right.

Christmas Entertainment Events

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.

Murder Mystery Dinner – £60

Date: Friday 1st and Friday 15th 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.


Irish Christmas Dinner Dance – £45

Date: Saturday 2nd December
Timings: Bar opens 19.00. Meal served 20.00. Finish 23.30.
Includes: Traditional Irish Festive 3-course meal, live entertainment and dancing.
Special Irish Festive 3-course menu, shared tables for below 8, event takes place in the Music Room.


Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Dinner: The Mikado – £65

Date: Sunday 3rd 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.


80’s Christmas Party – £39

Date: Thursday 14th and Friday 22nd December
Timings: Reception drinks from 19.30. Meal 20.00. Finish midnight.
Includes: Cocktail reception, Festive 3-course menu and our great 80’s DJ.
See party menu below, shared tables for tables below 8, event takes place in the Music Room.


Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Dinner: Iolanthe – £65

Date: Sunday 17th 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 18th 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.


JW and the Lizards
Live Band, Singer and Festive Dinner with Dancing – £45

Date: Thursday 21st December
Timings: Reception drinks from 19.30. Meal 20.00. Finish 23.30.
Includes: Reception cocktail, live music and 3-course meal.
JW and the Lizards pride themselves on creating the perfect atmosphere for every individual occasion. With a repertoire in excess of 100 songs, across most genres, for all ages, ranging from the great classic soul, to current pop/rock/blues, R&B and Jazz, we guarantee to have your guests up and dancing for what will be an unforgettable experience.
See party menu below, shared tables for tables below 8, event takes place in the Music Room.


Graham Pike Live Jazz and Dancing – £45

Date: Saturday 23rd December
Timings: Reception drinks from 19.30. Meal 20.00. Finish 23.30.
Includes: Live Jazz band, reception cocktail, 3-course festive meal, dancing till late.
Graham’s website: www.grahampike.com
Set in the ornate Music Room with our grand piano. An evening of chilled Jazz across all eras as you enjoy fine festive fayre, followed by a Jive/Swing and Dance set. See party menu below, shared tables for tables below 8, event takes place in the Music Room.


Christmas Day – £109. Children 12 and under – £65

Date: Monday 25th December
Timings: Available sittings 12.15, 13.00, 13.45 and 14.30.
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 see menus at the bottom of the page.


Boxing Day Cream Tea – £31

Date: Tuesday 26th December
Timings: Available sittings 13.00, 13.30, 14.00 and 14.30.
Why not take a stroll through the beautiful woodland and garden before relaxing for seasonal styled cream tea. All of the scones, Pastries and Savouries will be made by our talented French Pastry Chef. To add to the occasion enjoy a glass of champagne, prosecco or mocktail to make it extra special.


New Year’s Eve – £95

Date: Sunday 31st December
Timings: Champagne reception from 19.00. Meal at 20.00. Finish 00.30.
Includes: Champagne on arrival, live music and 5-course meal.
Graham Pike and his band entertain you while you enjoy a 5-course gourmet menu. Then increase the tempo through till midnight. Last year sold out! Please book early. Music includes: Early swing Fats Waller, Ellington, 50’s – Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, 60’s Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Modern Chick Corea, Mose Alison.
See below for menu, event takes place in the Music Room.

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.

Cancellation notice required to receive a full refund:
Up to 2 guests: 48 hours notice. Between 3 and 5 guests: 5 days notice.
Between 6 and 9 guests: 14 days notice. Over 10 guests: 28 days notice.

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. We use top quality produce and our vegetable garden still provides some produce even in mid-winter. Please book in advance as we are always busy during the festive period. We will be operating our Festive menus between December 4th and December 23rd.


Monday to Friday

Two courses £18.95. Three courses £25.00 Lunch and Dinner.
Tea, coffee and petit mince pies £3.50
Price includes festive seasonal menu, crackers and party hats.
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Weekend

Saturday Night Dinner £31.50. Tea, coffee and petit mince pies £3.50
Sunday Lunch £29.00. Tea, coffee and petit mince pies £3.50
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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 4th December until 22nd.
Full cream tea £18.95 Prosecco Cream tea £23.95. Please book in advance.
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Christmas Day Lunch

Boxing Day Cream Tea

New Years Eve

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 time-scales below:

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 amendments outside of these time-scales there will be a cancellation fee of £5 per person. For a no show there will be a charge of £10 per person.

A separate deposit and cancellation policy applies to our Private Dining Room and will be confirmed at the time of the booking.

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.