12 great Christmas party venues in Kent

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The festive season gets booked up quickly, so whether you want to organise a work do or a family bash, here are 12 great Christmas venues in Kent


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Alimo, Railway Arches, Whitstable CT5 1DA. 01227 272725

The newly refurbished Alimo in Whitstable is the areas’ only authentic Moroccan restaurant, with a cosy and friendly ambience. Located under the railway arches on the way into Whitstable High Street, their new menu will excite your senses. Christmas party and gathering bookings are now being taken and there are a few tables left for Christmas Day dining, 3 courses at £60 p/p, so book now to reserve yours and avoid the clear-up! And pop down on 18th October for their wine tasting evening, this includes a buffet of their famous food; tickets are £20 p/p and must be booked in advance.

Cinque Ports

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Cinque Ports

50 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ. 01843 269431

Celebrate at Cinque Ports this Christmas. This historic seaside pub will be serving festive treats with its feasting and finger food menus celebrating the best of British, with a twist of the continental. Look out for the new burger on the menu too. ‘Santa’s Whopper’ will be available from 3rd December.

Join for lunch, dinner or Christmas cocktails throughout December with DJs every Friday and live funk band on Saturdays. Visit the website for menus and reservations.

De Jagers

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De Jägers Wine Bar

152-156 High Street, Hythe CT21 5JU. 01303 261620

De Jägers wine bar is the perfect place to unwind. Set in a beautiful grade two listed building dating back to 1620 with its uneven floors and low ceilings all adding to its charm. Our south facing beautiful walled garden is complimented by an original cat slide roof, one of only a few left in Hythe. On Friday & Saturday evenings from 7.00 pm our resident pianist tickles the ivories on our baby grand piano. Ask about our popular Steak nights, two sirloin steaks with all the trimmings & a carafe of house wine £29.50. Dine by candlelight in the restaurant. Celebrate your Christmas party with us or dine at De Jägers on Christmas day.

Flavours by Kumar

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Flavours by Kumar

Effingham Street, Ramsgate (01843 852631) and Canterbury Road (01843 226666) for the Garlinge restaurant. Twitter @flavoursbykumar

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If you are looking for traditional Indian food then you need look no further than Flavours by Kumar.

Bringing exquisite Indian food to the town of Ramsgate and now to Garlinge, Margate, why not enjoy one of the restaurant’s signature starters Fish Amritsari. This is freshwater Basa fish from Asia prepared in Punjabi style spiced with mango powder and served with a homemade fishcake. Or what about soft shell crab, delicately dusted with spices and lightly cook in shallow oil? And for a vegetarian option - Aloo Tikka chaat, a North Indian snack made of potato, ginger, cumin and spiced chickpea served with assorted chutneys. You can enjoy a set lunch menu of two courses for £10.95 and three courses for £12.95 at Flavours by Kumar. Evening service is 5.30pm - 9.30pm. Monday to Sunday, noon to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to 9.30pm.


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Frasers, Egerton

Coldharbour Farm, Barnham’s Mill Road, Egerton, nr Ashford, TN27 9DD 01233 756122. info@frasersegerton.co.uk

Celebrate in style this Festive period at Frasers, Egerton. The 2 AA Rosette award winning restaurant located in a beautiful oak-framed Kentish barn, with a 14 foot real Christmas tree, offering you the perfect ambience for all your festive entertaining. Menus from £26.50 per person available from Friday 16th November. The festive afternoon tea will also be available from this date.

They offer the perfect place for family gatherings, a catch up with friends or the office Christmas party. A bespoke private dining facility is also available.

Hendricks of Hythe

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Hendricks of Hythe

119 High St, Hythe CT21 5JJ. 01303 311095

Family-run Hendricks of Hythe is the perfect venue to enjoy anything from a quiet drink, friendly get-together or surprise party to a company sponsored event. They combine handmade chocolates and truffles, created on the premises, and the licensed coffee lounge to create a unique and welcoming atmosphere often described as a “home from home”.

They run a variety of chocolate workshops, comedy evenings, chocolate and wine parties, clairvoyant nights and cheese and wine tastings or tailor an event to your requirements and budget.


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Roost Restaurant & Café

19 Cliff Terrace, Margate CT9 1RU. 01843 229708

Famed for family friendly dining, with its street food-inspired menu catering for carnivores to vegans, Roost, opposite Margate’s Lido beacon, is the perfect restaurant for any celebration with friends, colleagues or family.

We offer exclusive hire for larger bookings and a downstairs space with pool and ping pong, is great for pre- and post-dinner fun. If you’re planning a Christmas party, ask about the Christmas Menu and let them do all the hard work for you and your guests.

Bears Trading Co

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The Bears Trading Co.

134 Tankerton Rd, Whitstable CT5 2AN. 01227 264950

Welcome to the ‘Festive’ slice of Beartopia, step inside the larch clad trading post from the wild west, browse the gifts whilst you join them for a light lunch, or warming bear’verage by one of our roaring log burners.

The Bears offer a wide range of gifts from beautiful home decorations to the world famous “Steiff”, “Charlie Bear” and “Silver Tag by Suki Gifts” collections, step through the door and experience what they have to offer you.

During the festive season wind your way through the Winter Wonderland to the log cabin where the big man himself will be visiting.

The Dog at Wingham

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The Dog at Wingham

Canterbury Road, Wingham, CT3 1BB. 01227 720339

It feels like The Dog at Wingham was built hundreds of years ago with Christmas in mind. Open log fires, old beams from which to hang holly and mistletoe, smouldering wood burners and the cosiness only an historic inn gives you. Join them at The Dog to celebrate Christmas with your colleagues, friends and family this year. The Christmas Party menu starts from £24.50 p.p. for a fabulously festive three course meal. They start celebrating Christmas on Monday 19th November and you just need to call or email to check your date and book now.

The Kentish Pantry

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The Kentish Pantry

The Kentish Pantry, 1 Duke Street, Margate CT9 1EP. 01843 231150

The handsome-but-homely Kentish Pantry in Margate old town offers a menu of stunningly fresh produce from the Garden of England.

A mouthwatering menu using local ingredients as much as possible. Their popular supper clubs should be booked in advance, and you will find an array of hampers for Christmas, or you can make your own! And the exclusive Twisted Chilli products are also on sale along with a lovely selection of chutneys and sauces to take home. Christmas party bookings are now being taken.

The View Hotel

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The View Hotel, Folkestone

30-32 Clifton Rd, Folkestone CT20 2EF. Hotel: 01303 252 102 Restaurant: 01303 847 880

Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year at The View Hotel & Cliffe Restaurant. Festive Feasts Menu is available from Friday 30th November and is only £28.95 per person for 3 courses. 10% off week days and Friday/ Saturday Lunch time.

Make your Christmas party one to remember with live music, outstanding food and great atmosphere! This menu is sure to get everyone into the festive spirit.


Dreamland - Credit: Archant


Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ. sales@dreamland.co.uk

Dreamland is the place to be this Christmas. The party packages include exclusive use of the Ballroom, four course dinner and after dinner DJ.

The beautiful Art Deco room will be festively dressed and is available exclusively for parties of 75 people or more. For even more Dreamland fun, you can skate in the retro Roller Room, play on the vintage pinball machines and arcade, or add a live band or cabaret show.

Only have a small group? You can still join in the fun and book a table at one of the shared party nights. Packages start at £43 per person.

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