Discover Christmas at the Alexandra....festive lunches, afternoon teas, as well as our 3-night Christmas package...

Festive Menu

From the 1st December we will be serving a 2-course and 3-course festive menu every day. Enjoy 2-courses for £28.95 or 3-courses for £32.95.

First Course

Locally Shot Game Terrine GF
burnt orange, hazelnut, honey and truffle dressing

Seared Fillet of Smoked Salmon GF
spiced clam chowder, herb oil

Roasted Onion Doughnut V
Black Cow Cheddar mousse, braised celery, smoked apple

Cauliflower and Cumin Spring Roll VG
carrot and pak choi salad, salted pumpkin seeds, mango gel

Main Course

Roasted Devonshire Bronze Turkey
served with traditional trimmings

Slow Braised Ox Cheek GF
crispy shallots, Dauphinoise potatoes, buttered greens, carrot puree, horseradish emulsion

Locally Landed Catch of the Day GF
smoked potato, crispy kale, salsify, saffron sauce

Roasted Beetroot Wellington VG
beetroot variations, pickled mushrooms, shaved fennel


Traditional Christmas Pudding
Dorset clotted cream or brandy sauce

Dark Chocolate Fondant
marinated clementines, clementine gel, white chocolate sorbet

Banana and Passionfruit Parfait GF
rum and coconut compressed pineapple, candied pecans

Local Cheese Plate
quince jelly, artisan biscuits

Christmas Parties at the Alexandra

Whether you are organising a Christmas office party, family get together or a  reunion we have a choice of private rooms to choose from – The Orangery, Alexandra restaurant, The Chapel or Lookout Tower. We can provide a full sit down menu or a selection of finger food / canapes to suit your requirements. Please ask to speak to our Event Manager on 01297 442010 to discuss.

Festive Teas

We have always served fabulous afternoon teas at the Alexandra. Throughout December we will be serving daily festive full afternoon teas starting from £19.95:



Freshly baked Christmas scented homemade scones, Dorset

clotted cream & strawberry jam served with a choice of

tea or fair trade coffee


(pre-order minimum 24 hours only)

Selection of finger sandwiches, mulled berry trifle, cranberry and orange

fudge, spiced chocolate macaroon, Christmas cake, mini mince pie, homemade Christmas

scented scones with strawberry jam & Dorset clotted

cream served with your choice of leaf tea or fair trade coffee 


(pre-order minimum 24 hours only)

Christmas full afternoon tea and a glass of house Champagne


Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

28th November & 12th December

Our festive wreath making workshops return again this Christmas in the hotel’s old Chapel.

Teressa from House of Flowers will be running a workshop on 28thNovemberat 10.30am making wreaths with an ‘English Hedgerow’ theme using hedgerow foliage, pinecones, cinnamon sticks and more .

Florist Rebecca Brooke will be running a workshop on 12th December at 10.30am making wreaths with a ‘Sea Theme’ using sea heather, eucalyptus, drift wood and more. You will create a beautiful door wreath in three hours, to take home.

After the workshop you will enjoy a two-course lunch and a glass of Prosecco in our Orangery. Tickets are £67 for the ‘English Hedgerow’ workshop and £77 for the ‘Sea Themed’ workshop, both include all materials, morning tea, coffee and biscuits and a two-course lunch with a glass of Prosecco. To book call reception on 01297 442010. Wreath Making 2019. pdf


Christmas Break at The Alexandra

Take the stress out of Christmas this year and enjoy a 3-night dinner, bed and breakfast stay with us from Christmas Eve until the 27th December. Read more about our Christmas package in our Alexandra Hotel 2019 Christmas Brochure

Or why not take the pressure off Christmas Day lunch and enjoy a traditional 7-course lunch with us for £99 per person.

Call reception on 01297 442010 for availability and further information.

Christmas Day Lunch

Winter Squash and Pistachio Soup

lime, chilli, coconut milk

Seared Diver Caught Scallops

chestnut velouté, candied chestnuts, apple, pancetta, watercress

Poached Creedy Carver Duck Breast

Brussel sprouts, caramelised apple, crispy skin

Mushroom and Chestnut Pate

fermented cranberries, tarragon

Champagne Sorbet

Roast Devonshire Bronze Turkey

served with traditional trimmings

Roast Rib of 21-Day Dry Aged Local Beef

dripping, Yorkshire pudding, pan gravy

Caramelised Shallot and Rosary Goats Cheese Galette

Trill Farm organic leaves, whole grain mustard vinaigrette

Traditional Christmas Pudding

Dorset clotted cream or brandy sauce

Dark Chocolate and Orange Mousse Cake

confit orange purée, chocolate jelly

Ginger Fondant Pudding

Dorset clotted cream ice cream, caramel anglaise

A Selection of West Country Cheeses

fig chutney, celery, grapes, artisan biscuits

 Coffee and Mince Pies

Call reception on 01297 442010 to enquire.

Looking for a unique gift to give this Christmas?

Why not purchase one of our Gift Vouchers