The Waldorf Hilton

A magical festive season awaits at The Waldorf Hilton

19 Dec 2023 | |By Hitanshi Kamdar

Enjoy the very best holiday hospitality at this luxury hotel in Covent Garden

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The Waldorf Hilton

The most wonderful time of the year can test even the most competent hosts. So this year, why not let the experts at The Waldorf Hilton take over your festive get-togethers so you can enjoy quality time with your loved ones? Armed with special Christmas menus and lavishly decorated spaces, the hotel has a coterie of festive celebration options tailored to every group and occasion.

Christmas Day at The Waldorf Hilton

The Palm Court is perfectly primed to assume Christmas Day hosting duties with its immense menu, refined decor, and live musical entertainment. Kicking off with a glass of champagne and an amuse bouche of roasted celeriac soup with almonds and truffle, the meal officially starts with a selection of starters, including pressed game terrine served with foie gras mousse, pickled blackberries and chestnuts, the eponymous Waldorf salad, cured salmon with crispy oyster and caviar, and a heritage carrot tartar. 

Nibble on spiced lobster and salmon ravioli and baby violet artichoke before diving into main courses of Cumbrian beef Wellington, butter-poached halibut, and, of course, traditional turkey with all the trimmings. End on a sweet note with a Christmas pudding, pear and chestnut tart, or a selection of British cheeses. With everything taken care of for you, all that’s left to do is pick between the 1pm or 4pm sittings and enjoy a relaxing meal with your loved ones.

‘Be Our Guest’ A Winter’s Tale afternoon tea

Be My Guest Afternoon Tea

Designed for Disney fans of all ages, partake in the most British of traditions with the ‘Be Our Guest’ A Winter’s Tale afternoon tea, inspired by the fantastical gourmet creations from Beauty and the Beast. Sample elegant sandwiches, including salt beef and dill pickle bagels, Scottish salmon and beetroot hummus on pumpernickel, and truffled egg mayonnaise on a brioche roll, before tucking into delicate pastry creations.

Alongside classic scones with clotted cream and spiced plum preserve, sweet highlights include a blueberry snowflake layered torte, rose and raspberry macaron and chocolate and hazelnut tart. Choose from a range of fine teas, including The Waldorf Hilton’s signature blend from the renowned Kenilworth Gardens, or upgrade your experience with a glass of Louis Pommery English sparkling wine.

New Year’s Eve celebrations at The Waldorf Hilton

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Take the pressure out of deciding where to toast the New Year and book your table for the Waldorf Hilton’s ‘Be Our Guest’ New Year’s Eve Feast. Hosted at Homage restaurant, it promises to be an evening of fine dining and fantastic entertainment. As the champagne, wine, cocktails, and aperitifs flow, whet your appetite with a selection of British and continental charcuterie, freshly shucked oysters, and Mediterranean-inspired plates. 

Indulgent main courses for New Year’s include roasted sirloin of Aberdeen Angus beef on the bone, red wine braised oxtail ragout, crab and mascarpone tortellini, and winter truffle and celeriac wellington alongside a cheese soufflé and fondue station. Those with a sweet tooth will be sated with a selection of vanilla and chocolate profiteroles, Paris Brest filled with praline chantilly, spiced panna cotta, and gateau a la black forest.

The Waldorf Hilton Bar

After the feast, continue the party into the early hours at The Wild Monkey bar. The immersive, intimate environment promises to transport you to a tropical rainforest providing a location like no other to see in 2024. On New Year’s Eve, the Wild Monkey will be serving up a collection of signature cocktails made with Monkey 47 gin alongside delicious canapés and a live DJ to keep the party going all night long.

Festive dining at The Waldorf Hilton

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From 21 November to 24 December, indulge in a festive menu at Homage restaurant, where the Waldorf Hilton’s chefs have devised decadent two- and three-course menus. For a date night or pre-theatre excursion, head to Good Godfrey’s bar and lounge for signature cocktails and small plates in a glamorous 1920s settings.

If it’s a larger soiree you’re thinking of hosting, The Waldorf Hilton has you covered with venues fit for both intimate gatherings and extravagant parties. The Palm Court seats 180 while The Adelphi Suite, with its special lighting effects, can host 350. 

Throw a lavish Christmas bash with a three-course festive menu, dance floor, festive decor, and a dedicated event planner to take all the stress off your plate. The exclusive dining menu, available at Homage and for private events, includes starters such as smoked salmon terrine with Dorset crab and sourdough, and heritage beetroots served with whipped goats cheese, granola and vegetable crisps. Indulgent main course options, including beef fillet, truffle-stuffed chicken breast, and bronze turkey breast, before scrumptious desserts such as Christmas pudding ice cream baked Alaska, passion fruit and white chocolate cheesecake, and pear tart tatin. Warm mince pies round out the festive meal wonderfully.

Festive stays at The Waldorf Hilton

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Make this holiday season extra special with a staycation at one of the capital’s best luxury hotels. The Waldorf Hilton has wrapped up a series of delightful festive packages to help you make the most of everything the capital has to offer during the holidays. The Christmas Shopping Experience will find you relaxing in one of the King Junior suites before being chauffeured from the hotel to your choice of Christmas market or shopping destination, while the Winter Wonderland Package includes an overnight stay in a Junior suite and a one-way car service to Winter Wonderland or a London attraction of your choice. Both experiences also come with warming mulled wine and mince pies served at the hotel.

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