Take the stress out of dinner this Xmas
From a Christmas Eve buffet, to the full turkey and the trimmings or a maybe you really want a curry? Here are some ideas to take the stress out of cooking at Christmas time and give yourself, and the family a treat.
Achray House located in St Fillans, Perthshire have created A Very Achray Christmas box. This box will take care of the most important of days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, leaving you to enjoy precious family time with restaurant-quality food, in the comfort of your own home.
£99 per box, based on two people
£30 for every additional person per box
Christmas Eve Buffet
Pork and Cranberry Sausage Rolls
Sun-dried Tomato Hummus,
Curried Pitta Breads
Chorizo and White Bean Stew
Festive Scotch Egg
Chilli Cheese Bites
Chilli & Garlic or Garlic & Rosemary Camembert
Christmas Day Dinner
Lentil and Bacon Soup
Pate en Croute, Red Onion Marmalade
Smoked Salmon, Capers, Shallots, Lemon
Main, your choice of:
Free Range Turkey or Slow Roast Scotch Beef or Honey Mustard Glazed Ham,
Pork and Apricot Stuffing, Creamed Brussel Sprouts, Honey Glazed Carrots & Parsnips Winter Spiced Red Cabbage, Roast Potatoes, Pigs in Blankets, Cranberry Sauce & Gravy.
Christmas Pudding Brandy Sauce
Praline Yule Log, Cream
Boxing Day Breakfast Pack:
Homemade Granola, Natural Yoghurt, Berry Compote
Unsmoked Back Bacon, Pork Sausages, Haggis,
Black Pudding, Tomato, Mushrooms,
Potato Scone, Beans, Eggs
Orange Juice & Homemade Bread for Toasting
For vegetarian and other dietary requirements, please get in touch with Achray House.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org | Call 01764 685 320
Bookings up until 12th December. £50 non-refundable deposit per box in order to secure the booking with the remaining balance due on 13th December. Free delivery within a 25-mile radius of St Fillans (as far as Crianlarich or Dunblane). Collection can be arranged if you are further afield. Delivery and collection on 23rd December.
Festive Feast for Four
Chef Dean Banks at HAAR has picked the following for their Festive Feast.
2x Dressed Lobster
2x Dressed Crab
Lunun Gin cured Trout and seaweed, Smoked mayonnaise, Rye Bread
2x 500g Sirloin or Ribeye (32-day dry-aged34≥)
10g Exmoor Caviar
Also served with:
Spicy Mango Salad (& Asian Dressing)
Brussel sprouts and pancetta
Cauliflower and Truffle cheese sauce
Mirin Butter Sauce
A loaf of Fresh Bread
You can also add extras and sides or drinks to your order at no additional delivery charge!
Order via HAAR website.
Feast on a four-course menu from Loveable Rogue. From Jerusalem Artichoke Soup to succulent Beef Wellington or juicy Christmas Turkey with all the trimmings, finished with the finest I.J. Mellis cheeses and Bread and Butter Pudding.
Orders open until Tuesday 15th December. Collections will take place on the 24th December.
(Includes a Loveable Rogue £10 gift voucher)
Bottle of either Red or White Wine
Jerusalem Artichoke Soup, Burnt Pear & Walnut
Goose Fat Garlic Roast Potatoes, Honey Roasted Carrots & Parsnips, Pigs in Blanket, Braised Red Cabbage, Chestnut & Pancetta Sprouts, Red Wine Jus.
Goose Fat Garlic Roast Potatoes, Honey Roasted Carrots & Parsnips, Pigs in Blanket, Braised Red Cabbage, Chestnut & Pancetta Sprouts, Cranberry & Turkey Jus.
I.J Mellis Cheese, Chutney, Stagg Oatcakes
White Chocolate, Cranberry Bread & Butter Pudding, Orange Crème Anglaise
*Please Note, a Vegetarian Box is also available.
They deliver to the following postcodes – G1, G2, G3, G4, G11, G12, G13, G14, G20, G61, G62 or you can collect, insert the word COLLECTION into the Discount Code box at checkout to remove the Delivery Charge.
Caravan at Home
Miles Kirby, the Co-founder and Chef Director was inspired to create the “Caravan Brunch Box”. Choose from baked eggs or kimchi pancakes, each with sourdough, coffee and fruit juice. Available to order at home as part of an exclusive and nationwide partnership with GreatFood2U. Deliveries on Fridays only. Order online.
Seafood Christmas Hamper from the Seafood Ristorante, St Andrews
If the celebrations are set to be a little low key this year, treat yourself and a loved one to a delicious dinner for two at home courtesy of the Seafood Ristorante in St Andrews. For £55, start with chicken and duck liver terrine with apple and pear chutney, before tucking into a sea trout wellington for two with smoked haddock and leek gratin. Finish with a delightful dessert of Valrhona Manjari chocolate fondant with vanilla crème frâiche. Add extras like Tayport Distillery Wild Rose Gin, prosecco, St Andrews farmhouse cheddar and John Ross of Aberdeen smoked salmon to your order with no extra delivery charges. The hamper is available for collection from the Seafood Ristorante on the 22nd December or can be delivered, nationwide, by DPD on the 23rd December.
For more information, please visit: https://shop.theseafoodrestaurant.com
Contini Christmas Hamper by Victor and Carina Contini
Victor and Carina Contini can provide a taste of Italy this Christmas. Treat friends or family to a unique Christmas hamper they will not find anywhere else, featuring a classic or chocolate Contini Panettone (specially made for the family-owned business by the same artisan Italian baker for the last 40 years), Contini Prosecco, a jar of Victor’s limited edition summer 2020 honey, and Contini Arabica coffee beans. The hamper is £60 with a classic panettone or £65 for chocolate.
The Contini ‘At Home’ service, which includes the Christmas hamper, is available for collection from Contini George Street in Edinburgh or delivery UK-wide with some postcode restrictions. As well as Christmas gifts, Contini can also cater your Christmas Day, Hogmanay and New Year’s Day dinners with its ‘At Home’ service.
People in Edinburgh only should order at https://shop.contini.com/
People in the rest of Scotland/UK should order at https://uk.contini.com
For more information on the Contini Christmas Hamper visit: https://shop.contini.com/collections/contini-at-home/products/contini-christmas-hamper
Christmas Day orders: https://shop.contini.com/collections/contini-at-home/products/contini-christmas-at-home
Hogmanay and 1st January orders: https://shop.contini.com/collections/contini-at-home/products/contini-hogmanay-at-home
Christmas Gift Hampers from Eusebi Deli, Glasgow
Eusebi’s is offering an extensive range of Christmas hampers in all shapes and sizes for the festive season. Choose the Italian Goddess Edit for £60 which includes decadent treats like chocolate and black cherry panettone and a hand-poured ‘spirit of Christmas’ scented candle.
There is also the ‘Like a Boss’ hamper at £60, which includes celebrity red wine from the Godfather director Francis Ford Cappola, as well as a “leave the cannoli, take the gun” t-shirt and pasta arrabbiata and pistachio cream-filled cannoli biscuits.
For chocolate lovers of any age, choose the Chocolate Chaos hamper for £55, including double chocolate panettone, novelty cutting board with chocolate salami and chocolate cheese and pistachio chocolate spread.
Celebrate Christmas like an Italian with an artisan selection of traditional cakes and confectionery with the Dolci Christmas hamper for £45 or go gluten-free, including panettone, Gianduja and pistachio truffles, Cantucci biscuits and bronze pasta for £40.
Finally, for £60, the Dirty Truffle hamper is the perfect indulgent treat for truffle lovers. Create a showstopping larder with white truffle balsamic and oil, truffle honey, rich truffle mayonnaise, ready to make truffle risotto and chocolate truffles. Eusebi’s at home service will also provide a festive feast filled with the very best Scottish and Italian produce, prepared from scratch. Celebrate with decadent seafood, oven-ready roasts and spectacular desserts. All available for home delivery and pick up from Eusebi Deli in Glasgow.
For more information please visit https://shop.eusebideli.com/shop/101
For the big day itself, there is a three-course stress-free dinner where you can choose from hand made lobster ravioli, St Brides free-range truffle butter supreme and handcrafted desserts from the Eusebi bakery.
The menu includes starter choices – Avocado & Prawn Sambuca Cocktail, Lobster Ravioli, Game Terrine, Celeriac & Jerusalem artichoke soup.
Main Courses – Black Truffle Chicken Supreme, Roast Halibut, Beef Wellington, Yesterday’s Winter Lasagne.
Desserts – Salted Caramel Delice, Sicilian Lemon Meringue Tart, White Chocolate And Pistachio Tiramisu.
5-course Christmas feast for 2 from Swadish, Glasgow
£45.00 Pre-Order available from 3rd – 24th December. Minimum of 24 hours notice.
Selection of Poppadoms
Mint and Coriander Chutney
Mango and Onion Seed Chutney
Chilli Cranberry Chutney
Crispy Roasted Sprouts
Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Toasted Pine Nuts
Malai Chicken Tikka
Spinach and Feta Stuffed Samosa
Main Course (pick 2 meat dishes)
Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Roulade with Coconut Sauce
Spiced Roast Turkey with Caramelised Onion Sauce
Mint and Coriander Lamb with Spinach
served with Bombay Potatoes
Boiled Rice, Garlic Naan and Plain Naan
Cinnamon and Apple Crumble served with Custard
Red Onion @Home
Delicious, freshly prepared, restaurant-quality food to be reheated and enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. Each menu will keep fresh in your fridge for 3 days and comes with easy-to-follow cooking instructions and times. So relax, the hard work is already done!
Orders must be placed by 17th December, collected by 23rd/24th December.
All menus are gluten-free.
Christmas Eve Supper £25pp
Trio of Crispy Bon Bons – Ramsay’s haggis, Finnan Haddie and Black Pudding and Pepper Sauce
Pot-Roasted 4 Hour Blade of Scotch Beef with Dauphinoise Potato Gratin, Maple Glazed Carrots And Green Beans Lyonnaise.
Eton Mess with Passion Fruit And Raspberries.
Christmas Day Lunch £30pp
Seafood Cocktail with Lobster, Crayfish and Crab, Spiced Marie Rose Dressing and Crisp Baby Gem.
Chestnut Soup with Crème Fraiche, Pancetta and Herb Croutons.
Roast Turkey Paupiettes with Sage, Cranberry and Onion Stuffing, Duck Fat Roasters, Maple Glazed Root Vegetables, Lemon and Garlic Buttered Brussel Sprouts, Ramsay’s Chipolatas and Gravy.
Mandarin and Amaretto Trifle.
Vegan Christmas Day Lunch £25pp
Grazing Platter of BBQ Corn Ribs, Buffalo Cauliflower and Haggis Bon BonsChestnut Soup with Sweet Potato Crisps and Herb Croutons.
Pumpkin, Kale and Confit Shallot Filo Parcels with Wild Mushroom Veloute, Roasters, Lemon and Garlic Brussel Sprouts and Maple Glazed Carrots.
Apple and Cranberry Crumble with Brandy Custard
Boxing Day Curry £20pp
Onion Bhajis and Mixed Pakora with Mixed Leaves and Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce.
Char-Grilled Lemon Chicken Korma with Turmeric Rice, Tzatziki Salad and Paratha
Thorntonhall Coconut and Pineapple Ice-cream
The Little Chartroom
The Little Chartroom have a ‘festive feasts’ range covering both Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
• Christmas Day is a four-course meal including a half-bottle of champagne and a bottle of wine with the meal, priced at £165 for two.
• The New Year’s Eve meal is a sumptuous five-course dinner with a half-bottle of champagne to begin and a bottle of wine. The meal will feature Roberta’s venison tartare from Great British Menu and is priced at £185 for two.
All dishes have been designed to reheat at home. The restaurant delivers to Edinburgh postcodes only (EH1 – EH16) but collection is also available.
This is the first Cail Bruich Christmas with new head chef Lorna McNee (previously at two Michelin starred Restaurant Andrew Fairlie and BBC’s Great British Menu’s Champion of Champions). Lorna has designed a luxury hamper which includes a festive four-course menu (a smoked salmon and caviar starter, duck liver terrine with brioche followed by turkey with all the trimmings and pudding), with seasonal snacks, sourdough bread, petit fours and mince pies (for later) and a half bottle of Delamotte Brut Champagne, priced at £140 for two.
For a more lavish affair, you can order a range of supplementary courses including Lobster thermidor (£25pp), honey roast ham (£25 for two), truffled Tunworth cheese course (£15 for two).
A carefully curated wine selection and cocktails are available to accompany the meal, starting from £40.
The online shop is also stocked with Cail Bruich Gin, a bespoke hand-crafted gin in partnership with Garden Shed Drinks Company, using botanicals found in the Cail Bruich kitchen. National Delivery is available for the gin, making it the perfect present for gin lovers. Delivery to all G postcodes within Glasgow. Collection is also available from the restaurant.
Order from https://www.cailbruich.co.uk/shop
Wedgwood the Restaurant
Wedgwood’s is one of the few independent restaurants in Scotland to offer UK-wide delivery of its festive five-course menu throughout December*. Featuring locally sourced Scottish ingredients this hamper is one for Scots missing a taste of home. The menu, that has been designed to finish at home (video tutorial is included), will feature locally sourced grouse ham, smoked halibut and pheasant breast (can be swapped for turkey on 24 Dec deliveries) and is priced at £125 for two. Additional wine selections from the Wedgwood wine cellar will also be available to order.
*Nationwide delivery is available Friday 11th & 18th, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd December.
Edinburgh only delivery on Thursday 24th December.
Order from www.wedgwoodtherestaurant.co.uk
Aizle is run by ex-Gordon Ramsay and Sandy Lane (Barbados) chef Stuart Ralston. Stuart has devised a Christmas dinner for one (ideal for self-isolators or those just wanting some peace and quiet) or more if you have a houseful of hungry mouths to feed. The three-course menu, with house rolls and home-made butter and petit fours, includes a starter of Prawn, smoked trout and crab, Marie rose sauce, avocado, gem lettuce; Ballotine of duck and sausage stuffing with truffled potato gratin, parsnips, sage butter and pickled raisins, charred carrots, dates and tamarind, Brussel’s sprouts, bacon and lemon breadcrumb, pear and cranberry mostarda sauce and a Pumpkin tart, pecan praline, Chantilly cream.
Christmas Dinner is priced at £80 per person and is being delivered in a five-mile radius around Edinburgh on 23 and 24 December. Collection from the city centre is also available. Order online
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