Discovering The Christmas Slug & Lettuce Menu!

Slug & Lettuce currently have over 70 bars across the country. Myself and my husband (Andy) recently had the pleasure of visiting one of their newer branches – Bristol Harbourside. Slug & Lettuce have created a series of new food and drinks packages for the festive party season which began 15th November and is running until the 2nd January.

Christmas Slug & Lettuce

The new walk in menu features a Christmas Burrito (£8.29) and a Christmas Burger (£10.79) both of which come accompanied with chips or fries. If you’re wanting to have a special treat I highly recommend the Festive Sharer (£19.99). The festive drinks list is also extensive with firm favourites such as mulled wine or mulled cider (£3.95), to drinks for the shot lovers with Santa Hat and Mistletoe Mint (£3.50) or for the cocktail connoisseur Candy Cane (£10.25), Jäger Cranberry Crush (£9.25) and Festive Fizz (£9.75) to name a few!

If you are vegan there are varieties available with the set menus and the buffets. Dishes include falafel bites with baba ganoush and crudités and for main, vegetable linguini. Slug & Lettuce also cater for gluten free diets. The festive buffets start with packages starting at The Nibbler from £12.99 per person up to The Crowd Pleaser starting at £18.99 per person. For the festive buffets you need a minimum party of 10 people and you must book and have your booking confirmed a minimum of two weeks before your intended party date. On our recent visit we had the opportunity to test a variety of plates available from the buffet as well as the Festive Sharer.

We started with a cocktail, the Sparkling Chambord Royale. This was my favourite of the two we sampled. It came beautifully presented in a lightly glitter dusted glass containing prosecco, Chambord and further garnished with raspberries and a candy cane. The following cocktail was the Cranberry Crush Jägerpud, this was Andy’s favourite of the two, it had Jägermeister in so I knew he was going to enjoy that one more!

Christmas Slug & Lettuce

The Festive Sharer was brought to our table, complete with fries, garlic ciabatta, baked Camembert, pigs in blankets, turkey sliders, ham croquettes, fried chicken and two accompanying sauces. I love the concept of this tray of delights! My personal favourite from the Sharer was by far the turkey sliders, a simple idea which is packed with flavour. I’m not usually a fan of turkey meat but this was succulent and was finished off with a sweet cranberry jam. Andy’s favourite from the sharer was a more traditional offering of pigs and blankets.

Christmas Slug & Lettuce

Next we were greeted with a selection of the buffet plates available from the three packages. I’m not usually a fan of any seafood however I was pleasantly surprised by the crispy panko-crumbed calamari strips. For me this usually wouldn’t gain a second glance. However, I thought I would try it for the first time and I was amazed by how delicious it actually tasted. The halloumi, tomato and olive skewers were flavoursome and in keeping with the tastes of the calamari. I love that the buffet combines traditional with big flavours to delight the palette throughout the meal. There is truly something for everyone. A few of the other dishes you can look forward to are; sausage rolls with a smoky bacon glaze, crispy tempura vegetables, hot mustard rarebit ciabatta strips and ham & pea terrine crostini served with a real ale English chutney. These dishes vary dependant on the package you choose.

Christmas Slug & Lettuce

Finally Slug & Lettuce also offer two and three course meals starting at £22.99 per person. Starters include: tomato, pesto and bean soup, Scottish smoked salmon, applewood cheese and chive soufflé and ham and pea terrine. For the main course you can choose from; hand carved turkey, vegetable and Brie roulade, 8oz rump steak or fillet of hake.

To finish your meal you can treat yourself to either a Christmas fruit pudding, baked vanilla cheesecake, praline torte or a zesty lemon sorbet. All in all the festive menu at Slug & Lettuce would be a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas with your workmates or the perfect place to go for a delicious bite to eat with the family this winter!

Find out more about the Christmas Slug & Lettuce menu here: www.slugandlettuce.co.uk

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