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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 2019

Ham hock terrine
Deconstructed piccalilli, thyme sourdough crisp

Smoked mackerel pate
Cucumber & dill pickle, beetroot gel, grilled ciabatta

Spiced roast parsnip soup
Chilli oil, parsnip crisps


Roasted Blandford farms turkey
Chestnut and cranberry stuffing, pigs in blankets, garlic & herb roast potatoes,
maple roast carrot puree and turkey gravy

Baked fillet of Hake
Herb crusted with saffron potatoes & root vegetable chowder 

Mediterranean style nut roast
Garlic & herb roast potatoes, maple roast carrot puree, Porcini gravy

2 Bowls of seasonal vegetables and cranberry sauce available on each dining table
(And extra gravy and roast potatoes if required!) 


Traditional Christmas pudding
Brandy custard & mulled winter berry compote 

Poached pear ‘Belle Helene’
Warm chocolate sauce, Chantilly cream & toasted almonds

Local cheese selection
Coastal cheddar, Cricket St Thomas brie & Blue Vinny with cider chutney & Fudge’s 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.


Sunday – Thursday
(Minimum 60 guests)
100+ guests, complimentary venue hire
Between 60 – 99 guests, £850.00 +vat venue hire
£32+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