Tis’ the season to be jolly, from traditional roasts with all the trimmings to afternoon tea, you’ll be sure to discover tasty festive food and seasonal drinks this Christmas in Basingstoke and Deane. We’ve made a list (and checked it twice!) of our top finds which we’ll keep updated all the way up to Christmas.
Santa Claus is coming to town…
Whether you are looking for a takeaway, a meal for two, a work Christmas lunch or coffee with friends, check out the choice of restaurants and Christmas pop-up’s in Festival Place. Nigerian food hub Afrizi has festive foods on its menu including the return of turkey wings and new this Christmas, puff puff deserts (pick from chocolate, pistachio or mango sauces, topped with oreo, biscoff, chin chin or coconut!) Cote Brasserie has its carefully crafted Menu De Noel, full of seasonal delights including a mushroom bourguignon, turkey paupiette and an indulgent vegan chocolate salted caramel tart. At Brewdog there’s festive tipple packages with food options including turkey sliders, brie wedges and vegan mince pies from its Christmas buffet menu or skip the canapes and enjoy a festive ‘Hoppy’ meal which includes a turkey burger, fries and a can of ‘Hoppy Christmas’.
In the Top of the Town, Christmas specials are back at Willows Coffee House including a gingerbread latte, cappuccinos, mint frosted moccas and hot chocolates. There are winter warmer options available in the Tea Bar including a delicious homemade cauliflower cheese soup. Enjoy an authentic South Indian seasonal menu at Elai, prepared with freshly sourced ingredients from local providers. Dice Tower gaming café also has its Christmas menu available which includes a Terry's orange hot chocolate.
If you’re looking to grab something ‘on-the-go’ whilst on a gift shopping spree, don’t miss the Christmas market in The Malls Shopping Centre where you will find a hog roast, donuts, waffles, crepes and festive hot chocolate.