Restaurants for Christmas Day in Suffolk – Updated for 2021

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a traditional Christmas dinner. Crispy roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings in puddles of rich gravy, and all the trimmings…

It doesn’t get much better than Christmas dinner.

In fact, the only thing that could make it better would be if you didn’t have to do any of the food preparation or washing up.

If you have never had Christmas day dinner in a restaurant before, you are in for a treat.

So why not follow his lead? Skip the hours spent in the kitchen missing the important moments and worrying about how long until the veg needs to go on, and just turn up for the food.

We have gathered together details of some of Suffolk’s best restaurants to eat at on Christmas Day. Just make sure you secure your booking early!

You may also be interested in reading our guide to Suffolk events throughout the year.


Christmas Party Nights 2021 | Hintlesham Hall

HINTLESHAM, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK, IP8 3NS

Christmas Party Nights

Why not bring your party to one of our party nights and celebrate in style?

Your evening begins from 6.45pm in one of our sumptuous lounges with a complimentary glass of Prosecco and Chef’s homemade canapés before sitting down for a delicious three course Christmas meal, and ending the evening dancing until 12am with our resident DJ in the magnificent salon.

From £47.50 per person.

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Hintlesham Hall Christmas Break

A Christmas break at Hintlesham Hall offers you a festive three night stay, beginning with a warm and welcoming arrival on Christmas Eve. Celebrate Christmas day with us, enjoying the timeless surroundings of Hintlesham Hall, and extend your celebrations into Boxing Day with a range of activities to delight in.

Not ready for the festivities to end? You can extend your stay to the 27th December from just £99.00 per person dinner, bed, and breakfast.

Find out more about your magical Christmas break below.

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Festive Fayre Luncheon​

Get together with your family and friends this Christmas, and celebrate the most magical time of the year with a delicious three course lunch in Carrier’s Restaurant. To toast to the end of 2021, a glass of Buck’s Fizz is included on arrival. The Festive Fayre menu is running throughout December. You can view the menu below, and please call us on 01473 652334 to reserve your table.

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FESTIVE PERIOD DINING | THE ANGEL

The Angel Hotel, 3 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

Christmas Parties

Lunch – 12-5pm

3 Courses plus coffee

Christmas Party Menu

Afternoon Tea

Everyday | 12-4pm

£26.50pp

Festive Afternoon Tea

Christmas Eve 

Lunch, open 12-4pm & Dinner, open 6-9.30pm (residents only, at this time). 

The A La Carte menu will be available, however booking is required.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas Day

This year, we are offering 2 sittings for the most important meal of the year.

Lunch will either be served at 1pm (12.30 arrival) or 5.30pm (5pm arrival).

Champagne and delicious canapés on arrival followed by a five course feast. £105 per adult / £50 per child (half portion).

Christmas Day Lunch


CHRISTMAS 2021 | MILSOM HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

There’s lots happening in December, from a delicious Christmas afternoon tea at The Pier to celebrating in the Weavers Room at Le Talbooth, and not forgetting our famous party nights in the Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

LE TALBOOTH

Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HP

CHRISTMAS GOURMET MENU

New for 2021 is the Christmas Gourmet menu, executive chef Andy has written a delicious five course menu for Le Talbooth in December.  We have also chosen five wines to accompany the menu to enhance each dish if you want.  These special Talbooth menus have been very popular in the past, so don’t delay in booking your preferred dates.

Christmas Gourmet £75.00 per person Monday to Saturday

Wine flight to accompany Christmas Gourmet £50.00 per person

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CHRISTMAS GOURMET GETAWAY

During December, we’ll be offering a Christmas Gourmet Getaway which enables you to  enjoy a fabulous dinner and then stay overnight at Maison Talbooth.

Included:

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Glass of Moet Champagne
  • Five course Christmas Gourmet dinner

From £245 per person

CHRISTMAS DAY

Join us at Le Talbooth for Moët Imperial Champagne and canapés followed by a traditional four course lunch with coffee and chocolates in the River Room and the Old Room.  Definitely a Christmas Day to remember with family and friends!

£155 per person

View the menu

View all Menu options at Le Talbooth here.


Christmas | Ufford Park

Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa, Yarmouth Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1QW

We have something for everyone. Why not bring the family out for a festive lunch, surprise a loved one with a festive afternoon tea, or party with the younger members of your family at our New Years’ Eve family disco?

Festive Lunch and Dinner

2 courses £19.95 per person

3 courses £22.95 per person

View Menu here

Christmas Day Lunch

Lunch sittings between 12 noon and 3:00pm

£74.50 per adult

£29.50 per child (3yrs to 12yrs)

Under 5’s FREE

View Menu here

Festive Afternoon Tea

Available from Monday 6th December until Sunday 2nd January, our festive afternoon tea is the perfect way to celebrate the build up to Christmas with friends and family.

£20.00 per person

available between 2pm and 5pm

(excluding 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December)

View Menu here


Places to Stay in Suffolk

Hintlesham Hall Hotel

George Street, Hintlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3NS

The Angel Inn

Polstead Street, Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, CO6 4SA

Maison Talbooth

Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HN

The Ship | Dunwich

St James Street, Dunwich, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3DT

The Packhorse Inn | Moulton

Bridge Street, Moulton, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8SP

Stanstead Hall Farm B&B

Stanstead Hall, Hitcham, Suffolk , IP7 7NY

The Bridge Street Guest House | River Room

Bridge Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BQ

The Bridge Street Guest House | Rose Room

Bridge Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BQ

Newlands Holiday Park

Newlands Otley Road, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6RY


Events in Suffolk

Starts

14

Oct

Expires

30

Dec

New Thursday Music Night! | Lamarsh Lion

Music Night at The Lamarsh Lion Pub Thursday Nights from 7pm-10pm

The Lamarsh Lion | Pub
The Lamarsh Lion, Bures Road, Lamarsh, Essex, CO8 5EP

Starts

20

Oct

Expires

29

Dec

Wednesday Quiz Night | Lamarsh Lion

Wednesday Evening Quiz Night We are now open on Wednesday evening from 5pm. Quiz Night Starting at 7.30pm and booking essential. We will be operating a limited menu and light snacks...

The Lamarsh Lion | Pub
The Lamarsh Lion, Bures Road, Lamarsh, Essex, CO8 5EP

Starts

20

Oct

Expires

15

Dec

Open Mic Night at The Crown | Wormingford

Open Mic Night Join us for our open mic nights starting at 8:30pm. 20th October 2021 17th November 2021 15th December 2021

The Crown Wormingford | Pub
The Crown, Main Road, Wormingford, Essex, CO6 3AB

Starts

01

Dec

Expires

25

Dec

The Crown Wormingford Christmas Menu 2021

Christmas Menu 2021 Christmas menu is now available to view. Menu starts 1st December. (If you would like this menu before this date please give us a ring) We accept ALL booking...

The Crown Wormingford | Pub
The Crown, Main Road, Wormingford, Essex, CO6 3AB

Starts

04

Nov

Expires

04

Nov

Wine Tasting Evening – Sparkling Wines | Bin93.uk

Wine Tasting Evening Our next night is the 4th November On the first Thursday of each month we will be hosting a wine tasting evening with a difference. The event will run from 6pm – 9pm...

Adult Ticket: £15.00

Bin93.uk, 93-95 Fore Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1JZ

Starts

12

Nov

Expires

12

Nov

The Only Fools & Horses Comedy Dinner Show

Come and enjoy an evening at Del Boy’s very own restaurant where the characters serve their guests. A glass of Prosecco on arrival with some homemade canapes & 3 course dinner including...

Hintlesham Hall Hotel
George Street, Hintlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3NS

Starts

20

Nov

Expires

20

Nov

Bavarian Beer Fest at The Duke of Marlborough

Oktoberfest style night out! Help spread the Gemütlichkeit at Somersham's first Oktoberfest style night out! Drink, sing, and slap your thighs along to The Oompah Band who kick off at...

Tickets: Entry, Supper & Pint: £25.00

Duke of Marlborough | Pub
Main Road, Somersham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 4QA

Starts

03

Dec

Expires

03

Dec

Christmas Market at The Duke of Marlborough

Christmas Market Our Christmas Market returns on Friday 3rd December from 5pm - 8pm Wrap up warm and join us for a spot of Christmas shopping out in our marquees. Fire pits ablaze,...

Duke of Marlborough | Pub
Main Road, Somersham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 4QA