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					Mercure POINT HOTEL
       Christmas and Hogmanay Celebrations
Take advantage of Christmas in Edinburgh with the magical Winter Wonderland
in Princes Street Gardens. Enjoy our unique shopping districts and finish off that
last minute shopping at Princes Street, Harvey Nichols and the Royal Mile.

  Festive Season                                                       Festive Lunch & Dinner
                                                                       • 6 – 26 December 2008
  Edinburgh boasts the world's biggest winter festival with
  Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations.                                 • £22.50 per person, Sunday to Thursday
  We suggest you put your skates on for a whirl around the ice rink    • £25.00 per person, Friday and Saturday
  or if you have some time for some sustenance, visit the German
  Market, which is very popular with visitors each year. Here you      Lunch – 12pm – 2pm Monday to Friday
  can sip some mulled wine, and enjoy some frankfurters, meats,
                                                                       Dinner – 6pm – 10pm Monday to Saturday
  cheese and other traditional German food, then take a stroll
  around the charming wooden chalet stalls selling crafts and gifts.   Dinner – 6pm – 9pm Sunday
  If you still have time left for some great shopping head along to    Try our Festive lunch and dinner served in our Gold Plate award
  Princes Street and George Street, as well as magical                 winning Mercure Point Restaurant. Available for private tables of
  entertainment for all the family in Princes Street gardens.          two or we can offer sections for groups of up to 130 people.

  Enjoy Edinburgh during the most magical time of year and             Mercure Point Restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate
  celebrate with us at The Point Hotel.                                Christmas in style!

  We look forward to welcoming you.                                    Why don’t you meet in the ultra chic Monboddo Bar for pre
                                                                       or post drinks? Our New York styled cocktail bar boasts an
                                                                       impressive range of wines, international beers and spirits to cater
                                                                       for any tastes! Mix it up with a specially made festive cocktail or
                                                                       relax with a glass of wine and soak up the festive atmosphere.
Festive Lunch & Dinner Menu                                           Testimonials
Starters                                                              “A wonderful venue, a great setting, great food, great staff.”
Vegetarian Wild Mushroom, Tarragon and Roast Garlic Soup with          Neva from Enviros
Parmesan Croutons
Classic Greenland Prawn and Smoked Salmon Cocktail with               “ waiting about for food...or more to the point alcohol!”
Lemon, Cucumber and Cayenne
                                                                       Laura from Aegon
Chinese Pastry of locally produced Haggis with Clapshot, Chilli
and Whisky Dressing
Baked Cherry Tomato, Black Olive and Feta Tartlet with Green          “The venue looked fabulous & the fireworks at New Year
Salad and Pesto                                                        were just amazing!”
Main Courses                                                           Karen from VisitScotland
Irish Roast Turkey Breast with Crombie’s Auld Reekie Sausage
with Chestnut and Port “Gravy”                                        “Christmas Day Lunch was lovely and such a treat. Couldn't have
Lightly grilled Fillet of Greek Sea Bass with Rocket, White Truffle    asked for a better present.”
and Borlotti Bean Salad
                                                                       Edie from Fife
Goulash of Scotch Game scented with Juniper and a Horseradish
Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Cauliflower Madras Cucumber Raita          “... I will be recommending the Point to colleagues and friends
and warm Naan                                                          in the future.”
Goat’s Cheese Tortellini, Petit Pois and charred Kenya Beans,          Casheen from Burness LLP
Sage, Garlic and Parsley Cream

Dunsyre Blue, Mull of Kintyre Truckle and Isle of Ghiga Cheeses,
Black Grapes and Arran Oaties
Sticky Ginger Cinnamon Sponge Pudding with Mackie’s
Honeycomb Ice Cream
Banoffee Crème Brulée with House Shortie
Baked Vanilla and Lemon Cheesecake with Chantilly
Coffee with Shortbread
Christmas Day Lunch                                             Christmas Day Lunch Menu
• 25 December 2008                                              Starters
                                                                Vegetarian Roast Butternut Squash and Toasted Almond Soup
• £50.00 per person                                             with Crispy Sippets and Lime Crème Fraiche
                                                                Classic Prawn, Crayfish and Smoked Orkney Salmon “Cocktail”
Celebrate Christmas day from 12.30pm until 4pm with our         with Lemon, Cucumber and Cayenne
4 course festive menu and champagne on arrival served in our    Corn-Fed Chicken, Apricot and Ayrshire Bacon Terrine with Spicy
Gold Plate award winning restaurant.                            Salsa, Toasted Croissant
                                                                Wild Mushroom Casserole baked with Brioche and a warm Kenya
Relax in Monboddo after the meal with mulled wine and           Bean Vinaigrette
mince pies.
                                                                Main Courses
Children up to 12 years old are half price.                     Traditional Roast Perth Turkey with Classic Trimmings
                                                                Shetland Salmon, poached in a Caraway Court Bouillon with
“The Point offers a fabulous atmostphere for Christmas day...   Saffron Mash, Cullen Skink
 presents under the tree for the kids was a nice touch...”      Roast Sirloin of Scotch Beef with Tarragon and Red Wine Gravy
Mrs Stewart from Kelso                                          and a Yorkshire Puff
                                                                Open Lasagne of Asparagus, Mange Tout and Goat’s Cheese,
                                                                Parmesan Crisps and Basil Dressing

                                                                Mull of Kintyre Truckle, Dunsyre Blue and Isle of Ghiga Cheese,
                                                                Black Grapes and Arran Oaties
                                                                Baked Lemon and Ginger Cheesecake with Raspberry Fool
                                                                Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy “Custard”
                                                                White Belgian Chocolate and Vanilla Pod Crème Brulée
                                                                Cherry Compote, Tantallon Castle Biscuit
                                                                Coffee and Shortbread
                                                                Christmas Mince Pies
Christmas in the Penthouse                                           Penthouse Hot Fork Buffet
• 28 November – 24 December                                          Starters
• £25.00 – £29.00 per person                                         Vegetarian Wild Mushroom, Tarragon and Roast Garlic Soup

                                                                     Classic Greenland Prawn and Smoked Salmon Cocktail
Do you want to impress your clients? Put on that truly special
staff Christmas Party and try one of our flexible packages in our    Main Courses
Penthouse Suite; situated on the top floor of the Hotel, it boasts   Roast Perth Turkey Breast with Crombie’s Auld Reekie Sausage
an unrivalled view of Edinburgh Castle and the city skyline.         Chestnut and Port “Gravy”
Completely exclusive for parties up to 60 people, we can serve       Goat’s Cheese Tortellini, Petit Pois and Kenya Beans Sage,
a 3 course hot fork buffet accompanied by a fully stocked bar        Garlic and Parsley Cream
with wine of your choice. At an extra cost we can also provide
                                                                     Served with a selection of Vegetables and Potatoes
a DJ or you can arrange your own entertainment!

For groups of between 50 and 120 people, we can offer fully
flexible packages that incorporate the best of what the Mercure
Point Hotel has to offer! Start with our 4 course festive feast in   Dunsyre Blue, Mull of Kintyre Truckle and Isle of Ghiga Cheese
our restaurant then dance the night away with our Christmas DJ       Black Grapes and Arran Oaties
in our stunning Penthouse Suite for £35 per person. Ask our          Dark Belgian Chocolate Mousse Cup, Market Fresh Strawberries,
Christmas Coordinator to create the perfect Christmas party          Fruit Purées
for you!
                                                                     Coffee, Tea, Shortbread and Biscuits
Sunday to Wednesday – £25.00

Thursday to Saturday – £29.00
Party Night Buffet                                               Christmas Party Nights
Starters                                                         • 12, 13, 19 and 20 December
Eggnog                                                           • £25.00 per person
Greenland Prawn “Shooters”
                                                                 Doors open at 7pm - Finish at Midnight
Baked Cherry Tomato, Olive and Feta mini Bruschetta
                                                                 Jingle the night away with our ground floor Christmas
Main Courses                                                     Party Nights!
Roast Turkey and Trimmings Brochettes with Cranberry             A rolling finger buffet will be served from 7pm until 9pm and
Dipping Sauce
                                                                 then spend the rest of the night dancing to our festive DJ.
Curried Sweet Potato and Chickpea Tortilla with Mint Yoghurt
                                                                 A fully stocked cash bar will be available with a selection
                                                                 of wines, beers, juices and soft drinks.
                                                                 Why not save on your taxi fare home and take advantage of our
Christmas Pudding Tartlets
                                                                 special Christmas room rates of £85 per room per night single or
Mull of Kintyre Truckle, Dunsyre Blue and Isle of Ghiga Cheese   double occupancy breakfast included!
Platter, Black Grapes and Arran Oaties
Hogmanay Gala Dinner                                                 Hogmanay Gala Dinner Menu
• 31 December                                                        Starters
                                                                     Smoked Shetland Salmon and Gravlax Platter Black Olive
• £59.00 per person, full gala evening                               Tapenade, Lemon and Capers
• £45.00 per person, dinner only                                     Vegetarian Water Cress with Nutmeg and Potato Soup
                                                                     with Crispy Sippets
                                                                     Thyme Marinated Charred Vegetable Spicy Tabbouleh,
Sold out year after year, The Mercure Point Hotel Hogmanay Gala      Toasted Brioche
Dinner and Champagne Reception still offers the best value and
                                                                     Chinese Pastry of locally produced Haggis with Clapshot
an exclusive view of the world famous Edinburgh Hogmanay
                                                                     and Tomato Butter Sauce
Fireworks display that draw thousands of people every year.
Start with a sumptuous 5 course meal in our award winning            Intermediate
Gold Plate restaurant then move up to the Penthouse Suite for        Champagne and Strawberry Granita
the champagne reception and experience front seat panoramic
views of Edinburgh Castle lit up by the ever spectacular             Main Courses
Hogmanay Fireworks display.                                          Roast Sirloin of Scotch Beef with Wild Mushroom, Tarragon and
                                                                     Red Wine Sauce
We also offer a dinner only option for those who want to enjoy the   Steamed Turban of Lemon Sole and Asparagus Spinach Mash and
Hogmanay Street Party for only £45.00 per person.                    Lobster Veloute
                                                                     Truffled Potato and Saffron Gnocchi, Rocket Salad, Parmesan and
                                                                     light vinaigrette

                                                                     Gluten Free Dark Belgian Chocolate Torte
                                                                     Mackie’s Honeycomb Ice, Apricot Compote
                                                                     Mull of Kintyre Truckle, Dunsyre Blue and Isle of Ghiga Cheeses
                                                                     Black Grapes and Arran Oaties
                                                                     Baked Ginger and Lemon Cheesecake with Raspberry Fool

                                                                     To Finish
                                                                     Coffee and Shortbread
                                                                     Petit Fours
ENQUIRY FORM                                                                                         Mercure POINT HOTEL, EDINBURGH
                                                                                                     34 Bread Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AF
For more information or to make a booking, please call or                                            Tel: 0131 221 5414 Email:
e-mail on the contact details provided or alternatively fill in
this form and return it to us. Once we receive your details,                                         HOW TO FIND US
we will contact you to discuss your requirements.
                                                                                                     • By Road: The Mercure Point Hotel is located centrally from the west
                                                                                                       end of Princes Street (A8), just off Lothian Road on Bread Street.
                                                                                                     • By Rail: We are centrally located between Haymarket and Waverley
                                                                                                       stations, with both being approximately 15 minute walking distance
                                                                                                       or an approximate £5 taxi ride from the Hotel
                                                                                                     • By Air: Edinburgh International Airport is 20 minutes from the city
                                                                                                       centre and is serviced by a high frequency air shuttle or is
                                                                                                       approximately £16-£20 taxi ride to the Hotel.
                                                                                                     • By Coach: St Andrews Bus Station is located just off Princes Street
                                     Post Code:                                                        and is approximately 25 minute walk away or £5 taxi ride.
                                                                                                     • Parking: is available at Castle Terrace NCP car park and Princes
Telephone:                                                                                             Exchange car park on Riego Street. Both car parks are within
                                                                                                       2 minute walking distance and a 20% discount is available from
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Terms and Conditions: All reservations will be treated as provisional and will be held for no more
than 14 days pending receipt of written confirmation and a non refundable deposit of £10.00 per
person. All alterations to a booking must be confirmed in writing.
Full payment is required by 1st December 2008. Once final payment is made no refunds or credit
vouchers will be given.

Full terms and conditions will be supplied with the booking confirmation.


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