Add Sparkle to your Christmasin Sidmouth, East Devon

Enjoy Christmas by the coast this year with our complete festive package at Sidmouth Harbour Hotel. From a very warm welcome, to being poured your first glass of mulled wine, let us take care of you and your loved ones this Christmas.

With our fantastic Harding’s Restaurant with unrivalled views across Lyme Bay, enjoy mouth-watering local food, great wines and a sparkling Christmas atmosphere; complete with all of the trimmings to make your stay a special one.

 

Christmas Eve...Eve

Make the most of your Christmas Break by booking in a day early. Take time to explore the area or settle into your warm and welcoming room and then relax in the afternoon, with a good book and a pot of tea. Soak up the festive atmosphere in the evening as you enjoy a four-course dinner in Harding’s Restaurant with its stunning views overlooking the beautiful Red Cliffs of Sidmouth and sparkling Lyme Bay.

Christmas Eve

Restaurant, after which there is time to relax in one of our lounges. Enjoy the hotel as a home from home, as we provide everything you need to fully relax. In the evening, we gather in the lounge for Champagne and canapés, meet with the General Manager and his team whilst enjoying Christmas carols performed by a local choir, followed by a four course candle lit dinner. For those that wish to attend a church service, our reception team will be happy to make all the necessary arrangements.

Christmas Day

As you draw back the curtains you will discover beautiful views overlooking Lyme Bay, these will certainly take your breath away. Treat yourself to a full English breakfast and a glass of chilled bucks fizz or Champagne. Swap presents by the
tree, or in the comfort of your own room, before being seated for a four course lunch with all the traditional trimmings, accompanied by some Christmas favourites from our resident pianist. In the afternoon, whilst watching the Queen’s speech, Christmas cake will be available in the lounge, but before you enjoy a slice, why not try and guess the weight of the cake. The person with the closest guess will win a complimentary one night stay inclusive of dinner for a future stay. To round off the festivities there will be a traditional Christmas buffet (for those who can manage it!) and traditional board games available.

Boxing Day

Boxing Day is all about a long lie in, followed by a leisurely breakfast with the morning papers. The day is then yours to enjoy. For the energetic ones
amongst you, work off that Christmas indulgence with a walk along the seafront, to watch the annual Charity Fancy Dress swim, or alternatively explore the Regency town of Sidmouth and snap up those bargains at the Christmas sales. After
lunch, join us for a surprise coach trip. On your return, an afternoon tea awaits you. Join us for Champagne and canapés in the evening before a four-course dinner.

Sunday 27th December

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before saying your goodbyes… or why not stay with us a little longer to see in the New Year! If you would like to enjoy more of our festive hospitality we can offer you a special rate from £129 per couple per night, inclusive of Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.

Our Christmas Menus

Chef Alex Aitken has designed the delicious festive menus using seasonal, local produce. Below you’ll find the menus, with some dishes subject to the availability of local ingredients.

Enjoy a five-course dinner on Christmas Eve. Included in the Christmas package or £35.00 per person if booked separately

STARTERS

Parfait of smoked salmon, lobster and crayfish on a rocket
Chicken and mushroom parfait, dressed seasonal leaves, Cumberland sauce, walnut bread
Smoked salmon and prawn parcels on mixed winter leaves, citrus dressing
Carpaccio of melon, exotic fruit salad, Grenadine star fruit, passion fruit sorbet

followed by

Spicy Sweet Potato soup with a nutmeg cream

OR

Passion fruit sorbet

MAINS

Loin of venison wellington, roasted root vegetables and potatoes, red wine and shallot Jus
Grilled fillet of salmon, pink shrimp and vegetable paella with a balsamic glaze
Roast rump of lamb with dauphinoise potatoes and redcurrant & rosemary Jus
Spinach and ricotta cheese tart served with a medley of seasonal vegetables and sautéed potatoes

DESSERTS

Chocolate marquise coffee and amaretto sponge with a caramel cream
Pear and almond tart, raspberry compote and crème Chantilly
Raspberry brûlée with crisp honeycomb
Selection of fine local cheese and biscuits, apple, grapes celery, red onion chutney

festive finish

Freshly brewed coffee or tea with chocolate truffles

Enjoy a five-course lunch on Christmas Day. Included in the Christmas package or £70.00 per person if booked separately.

STARTERS

Lobster, king prawn and mango cocktail on dressed leaves with walnut bread
Pheasant, guinea fowl and pigeon terrine, winter leaves, plum chutney and melba toast
Smoked salmon roulade, avocado guacamole with cracked black pepper
Seasonal melon, glazed mandarin, and orange sorbet and port wine syrup (V)

FOLLOWED BY

Leek and smoked haddock chowder, with crusty walnut bread ( V )

OR

Champagne sorbet

MAINS

Traditional roast turkey bacon roll, chipolata, chestnut stuffing and roasted jus
Poached halibut with a lemon, chive and prawn butter sauce and crushed new potatoes
Gatcombe farm beef Wellington, encased in mushroom duxelle and puff pastry
Nut roast, roasted Mediterranean vegetables with a provencal sauce (V)

All served with a selection of seasonal vegetables and potatoes:
Buttered Carrots – Buttered Brussels Sprouts – Honey Roast Parsnips
Oven Roast – New Potatoes

DESSERTS

Traditional Christmas pudding with a rich brandy sauce
Classic English sherry trifle, with toasted almonds
Dark chocolate and hazelnut mousse topped with praline crumble and hazelnut tuille
Selection of English and continental cheese, grapes, onion chutney, celery sticks and savoury biscuits

FESTIVE FINISH

Freshly brewed coffee or tea with chocolate truffles

Enjoy a four-course lunch on Boxing Day. Included in the Christmas package or £35.00 per person if booked separately.

STARTERS

Smoked duck and orange salad with baby beetroot, served with a raspberry
Game terrine wrapped in smoked bacon on a mixed leaf salad, with a pear and quince chutney
Parsnip and Sherry Soup (V)

from the buffet

Decorated whole poached salmon, king prawns and smoked salmon
Seafood Selection
Roasted Sirloin of West Country beef
Dressed Honey Roast ham
Carved roast chicken
Gala pie and assorted vegetarian quiche

OR

A light lamb curry, pilau rice, popdum, pickles and mango chutney

salads

Richly dressed coleslaw
Pasta and pine nut salad
Plum tomato and basil salad
Mixed seasonal leaf salad
Carrot, celeriac and orange salad
Beetroot, orange and mint salad

DESSERTS

Treacle and walnut tart with Drambuie cream
Chocolate fondant with Cornish clotted cream
Fresh fruit salad with pouring cream
Selection of local cheese and biscuits, apple, grapes celery, red onion chutney

FESTIVE FINISH

Freshly brewed coffee or tea with chocolate mints

Our shared Christmas Party lunches are perfect for an office Christmas celebration or a gathering of friends, as you enjoy delicious festive dishes and a great Christmas atmosphere. 4 courses for £24.00.

STARTERS

Chicken, apricot and pistachio terrine with winter leaves red onion marmalade and toasted sourdough bread
Smoked salmon roulade filled with prawns and crème cheese served on mixed leaves and a concasse tomato and cucumber dressing with walnut bread
A duo of seasonal melon, autumn fruits and a raspberry coulis (V)
Cream of leek & potato soup topped with crispy croutons and chopped chives (V)

MAINS

Traditional roast turkey breast and leg, parsley, sage and chestnut stuffing, pigs in blankets and all the festive trimmings
Baked tranche of salmon coated in a fresh herb and lemon crust served with a white wine and dill cream sauce, sautéed new potatoes
Roasted Chicken Supreme stuffed with a chestnut & sage farce served with a Port jus
Rustic filo pastry tart filled with roasted Mediterranean vegetables, goats cheese, drizzled with a red pesto cream (V)

All served with a selection of seasonal vegetables, glazed carrots, Brussels sprouts, honey glazed parsnips, oven roast and new potatoes

DESSERTS

Traditional Christmas pudding served with a rich brandy sauce
Fruits of the forest roulade with a raspberry coulis and fresh cream
Bramley apple, blackberry & cinnamon crumble vanilla bean ice cream
Chocolate truffle torte accompanied by whipped Chantilly cream and a caramel sauce (V)

FESTIVE FINISH

Freshly brewed coffee or tea with chocolate mints

Our shared Christmas Party Nights are perfect for an office Christmas night out or a gathering of friends, as you enjoy delicious festive dishes, entertainment and a great Christmas atmosphere. 4 courses £29.50 per person.

STARTERS

Chicken, apricot and pistachio terrine with winter leaves red onion marmalade and toasted sourdough bread
Smoked salmon roulade filled with prawns and crème cheese served on mixed leaves and a concasse tomato and cucumber dressing with walnut bread
A duo of seasonal melon, autumn fruits and a raspberry coulis (V)
Cream of leek & potato soup topped with crispy croutons and chopped chives (V)

MAINS

Traditional roast turkey breast and leg, parsley, sage and chestnut stuffing, pigs in blankets and all the festive trimmings
Baked fillet of salmon coated in a fresh herb and lemon crust served with a white wine and dill cream sauce, sautéed new potatoes
Roast sirloin of Scottish beef, horseradish cream and Yorkshire puddings
Rustic filo pastry tart filled with roasted Mediterranean vegetables, goats cheese, drizzled with a red pesto cream (V)

All served with a selection of seasonal vegetables, glazed carrots, Brussels sprouts, honey glazed parsnips, oven roast and new potatoes

DESSERTS

Traditional Christmas pudding served with a rich brandy sauce
Fruits of the forest roulade with a raspberry coulis and fresh cream
Chocolate truffle torte accompanied by whipped Chantilly cream and a caramel sauce (V)
Selection of fine cheese, apple, celery, red onion marmalade and savoury biscuits

FESTIVE FINISH

Freshly brewed coffee or tea with chocolate mints

How to Book

To make a Christmas booking, please call us on the number below, or enquire online and we’ll get back to you.

Call us on: 0844 858 9186

Thank you. Your enquiry has been sent.

Christmas Rates

Pre-Paid Rate, book before 30th September 2015

ROOM TYPE FOUR NIGHTS, ARRIVAL 23RD DECEMBER 2015 THREE NIGHTS, ARRIVAL 24TH DECEMBER 2015
SINGLE £625 £525
INLAND VIEW  £580 £480
STANDARD SEAVIEW  £615 £515
FEATURE SEAVIEW £650 £550
HARBOUR CLASSIC  £685  £585
SUPERIOR  £720  £620

Book after 30th September 2015

ROOM TYPE FOUR NIGHTS, ARRIVAL 23RD DECEMBER 2015 THREE NIGHTS, ARRIVAL 24TH DECEMBER 2015
SINGLE £690 £625
INLAND VIEW  £645 £580
STANDARD SEAVIEW  £680 £615
FEATURE SEAVIEW £715 £650
HARBOUR CLASSIC  £750  £685
SUPERIOR  £785  £720

Terms and Conditions
All rates are per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Extra nights available from £129 per couple, per night dinner, bed and breakfast. Single supplements apply for single use rooms. Non-refundable deposit of £200 per person is required for all full-price festive packages, within 7 days of making the reservation, full payment is required by 1st November 2015. Early booking rates must be paid in full at time of booking. Please ask for our cancellation policy.