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Celebrate Christmas at Café Cru
We love the festive season at Café Cru Restaurant. And everyone knows how much our chefs love making Christmas Pudding, a time-honoured tradition that's been handed down, chef to chef from generation to generation. But if Christmas Pudding isn't your idea of a delicious dessert, our talented 2 AA Rosette chefs have plenty of other tastebid tantalising treats in store.
We'd love to welcome you, your friends and family to Café Cru Restaurant this December. It's been a year no-one will forget in a hurry! And as ever, it's time to sit back, relax and reflect as Christmas approaches. Book now and enjoy the very best the festive season can offer with a superb meal in Café Cru.
Our Covid-secure restaurant is just the place to celebrate the season with tables of 2, 4 or 6 available. We can't wait to feel festive with you.
The Festive Season at Café Cru and on The Terrace
We'd love to welcome you for a delicious 2 AA Rosette style festive meal at Imperial Hotel this December. Our special seasonal menu, created with Christmas in mind, will be served from Wednesday 2nd December 2020. This should give you plenty of time to fit in all those Christmas lunches or dinners that you are planning! We'll be serving our festive menu all the way through to Tuesday 22nd December.
Choose to enjoy two or three courses (two courses £23.50 per person, three courses £27.50 per person). Dietary requirements happily catered for, please advise at the time of booking.
Festive lunches will be served Monday to Friday from 12noon to 2pm. Festive lunches may also be made available on The Terrace, weather permitting. Festive evening meals are served in Café Cru Restaurant from Monday to Saturday from 6.00pm to 10pm. Our winter menu will also be available throughout December if you'd rather save the turkey until Christmas Day.
And why not turn your festive evening meal with friends or family into a cheeky December mini break?
Check in from 2pm and relax in your 4 star room at Imperial Hotel. Join us in Café Cru Restaurant in the evening, and simply retire upstairs to bed once you've enjoyed your meal. At only £75 for a classic twin, king or super king room, or £95 for a deluxe sea view room and including a proper Imperial breakfast the following morning, it's also great excuse to sample our superbly curated wine list. Please telephone us on 01493 842000 to secure your room at these very special festive rates.
Current Covid-Secure guidelines state that the largest table size we can accept a reservation for is 6 guests and Café Cru Restaurant must be closed by 10pm. Please bear this in mind when making your evening reservation - if you're planning on enjoying all 3 courses, we'd stronlgy recommend you book for no later than 7.30pm to give you plenty of time to sit back, relax and really enjoy our Christmas creations.
Our Festive Food menu is available now. And there's no time like the present! Book now to secure your preferred time and date. Call us on 01493 842000.
Festive Lunch & Dinner Menu - Christmas 2020
Parsnip & Sage Soup (V)
Sage crisps, truffle foam
Coarse Chicken Liver Pâté
Quince jelly, ciabatta toast
Herb Crusted Cod Fillet
Pea & mint mash, parsley velouté
Cranberry, Brie & Onion Tart (V)
Mixed leaves, cranberry syrup
Roasted Bronze Norfolk Turkey
Bacon wrapped chipolata, chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce, duck fat roasted potatoes & seasonal vegetables
Braised Skirt of Beef
Creamed potato, heritage carrots, buttered kale, Bourguignon sauce
Fillet of Scottish Salmon
Spinach & crab potato cake, cockles, shellfish sauce
Celeriac, Spinach & Artichoke Pithivier (V)
Roasted beets, kale, swede purée, mushroom jus
Imperial Christmas Pudding
Brandy infused crème anglaise
Orange & Mascarpone Cheesecake
Orange gel, honeycomb, speculaas crumb
Dark Chocolate Mousse
Textures of mandarin
Duo of local Cheese
Winter chutney and biscuits
Price per person
£23.50 for 2 courses
£27.50 for 3 courses
Monday to Friday 12noon to 2pm (last orders 2pm)
Monday to Saturday 6pm to 10pm
Due to current guidelines, our restaurant has to be closed by 10pm. If you're planning on enjoying all 3 courses on our menu, we'd recommend you join us no later than 8pm. If you sit down to eat after this time, you may only have enough time for one or two courses. And no-one likes to be hurried over a delicious dinner.