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Tis the season for planning Christmas parties and the Christmas Menu will be the focus of everyone’s lips.

Are you planning an intimate Christmas event for friends and family or looking to hire a corporate venue for your office Christmas party? The Italian Villa is the perfect winter wonderland setting. Set in the beautiful grounds of Compton Acres our multi-award winning venue offers bespoke Christmas party packages to suit most budgets. If this doesn’t get your mouth watering, our new Christmas Menu certainly will…

Christmas Menu 2018

Duck liver & Armagnac (GF)
Spiced fig chutney, brioche toast, textures of apple

Smoked salmon parfait (GF)
Horseradish, pickled beetroot & grilled sourdough

Celeriac soup (GF, VG)
Truffle oil & smoked Dorset cheddar


Roasted Blandford farms turkey (GF, DF)
Chestnut and sausage stuffing, crisp roast potatoes & homemade turkey gravy

Seared Scottish salmon (GF, DF)
Creamed potatoes and a mussel & local cockle chowder

Butternut squash, spinach & goats cheese pastilla (VG)
Crisp roast potatoes, red pepper & basil fondue

Bowls of roasted seasonal vegetables & roast parsnips with cranberry sauce available on the dining tables (GF, DF, V, VG)


Christmas pudding (V)
Brandy custard & mulled winter berry compote

Praline Semifreddo (GF, V)
Salted caramel and raspberry coulis

West Country cheese selection (GF)
Spiced red onion chutney & crackers


Tea & coffee selection with warm mini mince pies



Christmas menu choices to be given no later than 2 weeks prior to the dinner

Food Allergies and Intolerances:
Please note that all of our food contains allergenic ingredients. Special diets for food allergies will be catered for only if they have been arranged prior to your event and confirmed in writing.

If you wish to know more about our ingredients, please speak to your Event Coordinator.

Food Key

GL=Gluten Free (or can be gluten free) | DF= Dairy Free (or can be dairy free) | V=Vegetarian | VG=Vegan


Sunday – Thursday
(Minimum 60 guests)
100+ guests, complimentary venue hire
Between 60 – 99 guests, £850.00 +vat venue hire
£31+vat per person – Includes a 3 course meal with coffee & disco

* Please enquire for Friday & Saturday dates


Like the look of our Christmas menu? Get in touch and let’s start planning your perfect Christmas party.

Book a viewing at The Italian Villa today by calling 01202 816074 or email


Christmas Menu 2018 - Warm Mini Mince Pie