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					Christmas
  made
         perfect!




THE GRAND BRISTOL   thistle.com/christmas
It’s one of the year’s biggest highlights – a chance
for people to get together and simply enjoy each
other’s company.

We go to extraordinary lengths to make your Christmas
celebrations an occasion you and your guests will always
remember. Whether you’re celebrating with a few
close friends, all the family or inviting everyone in the
workplace, you can safely leave all the details to us.

Superb food and great service in relaxed, comfortable
surroundings: it’s Christmas, made perfect.

We look forward to seeing you this festive season.




thistle.com/christmas
Contents
Cabaret Party Nights                 4
Festive Joiner Party Nights          5
Cellar Bar Party Nights              6
The Sunday Session Joiner Parties    7
Tyrells Festive Carvery Lunches      8
Christmas Day Carvery Lunch          9
New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner           10
The Drinks Cabinet                   11
So Stay, Why Don’t You?              12
Booking Form                         13
Christmas Pre-Order Wine List 2010   14
Terms & Conditions                   15
Where Are We?                        15




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Cabaret                            FRIDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2010
                                   Blues Brothers – A fabulous tribute to the
                                                                                  STARTERS
                                                                                  Smoked chicken salad, apple & celeriac

Party Nights                       duo and the cult film we all know and love.
                                   Make sure you bring your hat and shades!
                                                                                  rémoulade, chicory salad, sweet balsamic
                                                                                  dressing
3-course meal, cabaret and disco   WEDNESDAY 1st DECEMBER 2010                    Roasted plum tomato soup, mascarpone
                                   ABBA – Come and be a Dancing Queen             and basil pesto (v)
                                   with the top live Abba Tribute.                MAIN COURSES
                                   THURSDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2010                     Roasted breast of turkey, onion stuffing
                                   Freddie Mercury – This amazing one-man         wrapped in bacon, sautéed Brussels sprouts,
                                   show is certain to Rock you!                   honey glazed parsnips, baby roast potatoes,
                                                                                  gravy and cranberry sauce

              £29
                                   WEDNESDAY 8th DECEMBER 2010
                          50       Want You Back – Dance the night away to
                                                                                  Potato & goats cheese rosti, sun dried
                          P/P                                                     tomatoes, red pepper coulis (v)
                                   Europe’s top selling Take That tribute show.
                                                                                  DESSERTS
                                   WEDNESDAY 15th DECEMBER 2010                   Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
                                   Bee Gees – Dust off your flares and afros
                                   and dance to the 70s funky disco with the      or
                                   Bootleg Bee Gees.                              Vanilla panacotta with raspberry coulis
                                                                                  and a finger sponge
                                   SUNDAY 19th DECEMBER 2010
                                   Grease is the Word – Whether you’re            Coffee and mini mince pies
Doors open from 7.00pm             a T-Bird or a Pink Lady this night will be
                                   Grease Lightning.                              Prices are per person.
Meal will be served at 8.00pm                                                     Dishes may contain traces of nuts.
                                   WEDNESDAY 22nd DECEMBER 2010                   Menu correct at time of print; may be subject to changes.
                                   The Dreamettes – A fabulous celebration        Menu choices must be given to the hotel 2 weeks
Band will play from 10.00pm                                                       prior to arrival.
                                   of the classic Motown era.
Bar to close at 12.30am

Disco will finish at 1.00am



TO BOOK, PLEASE CALL 0117 930 3322
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Festive Joiner                  Whether you’re bringing a few        STARTERS
                                                                     Smoked chicken salad, apple & celeriac
                                close friends, all the family or
Party Nights                    inviting everyone from the office,
                                                                     rémoulade, chicory salad, sweet balsamic
                                                                     dressing
                                you can safely leave all of the      Roasted plum tomato soup, mascarpone
3-course meal and disco
                                details to us.                       and basil pesto (v)

                                Superb food, great entertainment     MAIN COURSES
                                and fantastic service in relaxed,    Roasted breast of turkey, onion stuffing
                                                                     wrapped in bacon, sautéed Brussels sprouts,
                                comfortable surroundings –           honey glazed parsnips, baby roast potatoes,
                                everything you want for Christmas.   gravy and cranberry sauce

             £3900        P/P   FRIDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2010
                                THURSDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2010
                                                                     Potato & goats cheese rosti sun dried
                                                                     tomatoes, red pepper coulis (v)
                                                                     DESSERTS
                                FRIDAY 10th DECEMBER 2010            Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
                                THURSDAY 16th DECEMBER 2010          or
                                FRIDAY 17th DECEMBER 2010            Vanilla panacotta with raspberry coulis
                                                                     and a finger sponge
                                SATURDAY 18th DECEMBER 2010
                                                                     Coffee and mini mince pies
Doors open from 7.00pm
                                                                     Prices are per person.
Meal will be served at 8.00pm                                        Dishes may contain traces of nuts.
                                                                     Menu correct at time of print; may be subject to changes.
                                                                     Menu choices must be given to the hotel 2 weeks
Band will play from 10.00pm                                          prior to arrival.

Bar to close at 12.30am

Disco will finish at 1.00am



FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT thistle.com/christmas
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Cellar Bar                        Exclusive use of our newly     ASSORTED QUICHES
                                                                 & SANDWICHES
                                  refurbished Cellar Bar for
Party Nights                      an intimate and informal
                                                                 (sandwiches on ciabatta,
                                                                 wholemeal & white toast)
                                  atmosphere. Make your wishes   Asparagus quiche
2-course buffet,
                                  come true looking down the     Salmon and leek quiche
arrival cocktail and disco
                                  oldest well in Bristol.        Quiche Lorraine
                                                                 Turkey & cranberry sandwiches
                                  VARIOUS DATES DURING           Honey roasted ham & mustard bagels
                                  DECEMBER ARE AVAILABLE.        Brie & pickle sandwiches
                                                                 Grilled Mediterranean vegetable sandwiches
                                                                 HOT ITEMS
                                                                 Sweet chilli turkey kebabs

            £2500         P/P
                                                                 Individual mini shepherds pie
                                                                 Tempura prawns with tartare sauce
                                                                 Grilled salmon skewers with light soy sauce
                                                                 DESSERTS
                                                                 Mini mince pies
                                                                 Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
                                                                 Seasonal berries with whipped cream
Doors open from 7.00pm                                           Vanilla panacotta
Food will be served from 7.30pm                                  Prices are per person.
                                                                 Dishes may contain traces of nuts.
Disco will begin around 7.30pm                                   Menu correct at time of print; may be subject to changes.
                                                                 Menu choices must be given to the hotel 2 weeks
Bar to close at 12.30am                                          prior to arrival.


Disco will finish at 1.00am


TO BOOK, PLEASE CALL 0117 930 3322
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The Sunday                          A normal Festive Party Night –   STARTERS
                                                                     Smoked chicken salad, smoked breast,
                                    only at better value!
Session Joiner                      VARIOUS DATES DURING
                                                                     apple & celeriac rémoulade, chicory salad,
                                                                     sweet balsamic dressing

Parties                             DECEMBER ARE AVAILABLE.          Roasted plum tomato soup, mascarpone
                                                                     and basil pesto (v)
                                                                     MAIN COURSES
3-course meal and disco
                                                                     Roasted breast of turkey, onion stuffing
                                                                     wrapped in bacon, sautéed Brussels sprouts,
                                                                     honey glazed parsnips, baby roast potatoes,
                                                                     gravy and cranberry sauce
                                                                     Potato & goats cheese rosti, sun dried
                                                                     tomatoes, red pepper coulis (v)


               £2000          P/P
                                                                     DESSERTS
                                                                     Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
                                                                     or
                                                                     Vanilla panacotta with raspberry coulis
                                                                     and a finger sponge

                                                                     Coffee and mini mince pies

Doors open from 7.00pm                                               Prices are per person.
                                                                     Dishes may contain traces of nuts.
                                                                     Menu correct at time of print; may be subject to changes.
Meal will be served at 8.00pm                                        Menu choices must be given to the hotel 2 weeks
                                                                     prior to arrival.
Disco will begin around 10.00pm

Bar to close at 12.30am

Disco will finish at 1.00am


FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT thistle.com/christmas
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Tyrells                          Festive lunches in the hotel           STARTERS
                                                                        Chicken liver & cognac pâté,
                                 restaurant – a bright and fun-filled
Festive Carvery                  festive afternoon. A great way to
                                                                        sun dried tomato & olive toast,
                                                                        chicory salad & raspberry vinaigrette
                                 get into the Christmas spirit.
Lunches
                                                                        Grilled asparagus salad, apple & celeriac
                                                                        rémoulade, truffle dressing
                                 THESE ARE AVAILABLE MONDAY TO
                                                                        Leek & potato soup
3-course meal followed by        FRIDAY DURING DECEMBER.
a disco in our Marlows Bar                                              MAIN COURSES
                                                                        Traditional roast Norfolk turkey crown,
                                                                        bacon wrapped chipolatas, traditional bread
                                                                        stuffing, roasting jus
                                                                        Roast dry aged strip loin, Yorkshire pudding,
                                                                        roasting jus


            £2195
                                                                        Seared sea bream, confit fennel,
                         P/P                                            mussel and saffron sauce
                                                                        Mediterranean vegetable moussaka
                                                                        (All served with baby roast potatoes,
                                                                        honey glazed parsnips, buttered sprouts
                                                                        & roast carrots)
                                                                        DESSERTS
Doors open from 12.00 noon                                              Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
                                                                        Black forest gâteau with sherry compote
Meal will be served at 12.30pm
                                                                        Prices are per person.
Disco will begin around 2.00pm                                          Dishes may contain traces of nuts.
                                                                        Menu correct at time of print; may be subject to changes.
Bar to close at 4.00pm

Disco will finish 4.30pm


TO BOOK, PLEASE CALL 0117 930 3322
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Christmas Day                                   STARTERS
                                                Roasted plum tomato soup, mascarpone
                                                                                              DESSERTS
                                                                                              Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Carvery Lunch                                   and basil pesto
                                                Smoked salmon gravadlax, pickled
                                                                                              Vanilla panacotta with raspberry coulis
                                                                                              and a finger sponge
In Tyrells Restaurant                           beetroot salad, raspberry vinaigrette
                                                Suffolk ham hock terrine,                     Coffee and mini mince pies
                                                Granny Smith apples and herb salad,           Prices are per person.
                                                grain mustard dressing                        Dishes may contain traces of nuts.
                                                                                              Menu correct at time of print; may be subject to changes.
                                                Char-grilled Mediterranean vegetable
                                                terrine, sun-dried tomato dressing
                                                TO FOLLOW

               £74
               PER ADULT
                            95                  Champagne sorbet
                                                MAIN COURSES
                                                Traditional roast Norfolk turkey, bacon
                                                wrapped chipolatas, traditional bread
                                                stuffing, roasting jus
                                                Roast dry aged Casterbridge rib eye,
                                                Yorkshire pudding and roasting jus
                                                Seared sea bass, basil mash, confit fennel,
                                                mussel and saffron sauce
£74.95 per adult
£25.50 per child between 5 & 12 years old       Potato & goats cheese rosti, sun dried
Children under 5 years old eat free and every   tomatoes, red pepper coulis & herb salad
child receives a gift from Santa                (All served with roasted winter vegetables
                                                & Jersey potatoes roasted in goose fat)
Reservations are between
12.30 and 2.30pm




FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT thistle.com/christmas
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New Year’s Eve                  Begin 2011 in style: celebrate with    SET MENU
                                                                       Mosaic of game terrine, Madeira jelly,
                                a Champagne reception in our Grand
Gala Dinner                     Ballroom served with a selection of
                                                                       pickled beetroot & cress salad
                                                                       ***
                                sumptuous canapés, followed by a       Native lobster bisque
                                6-course gala dinner. Then dance the   with tarragon chantilly
                                night away and see the New Year in     ***
                                with our fantastic resident DJ.        Lemon and lime sorbet
                                Only £69.95 per person                 ***
                                                                       Duo of West Country beef, roasted dry aged

            £6995         P/P
                                Save the taxi fare! Don’t wait
                                around to get home to bed – use
                                                                       fillet, confit ox-tail, layers of confit onion &
                                                                       King Edward potatoes, truffle jus

                                one of ours. Our New Year package      Gâteaux of grilled Mediterranean vegetables,
                                                                       sautéed wild mushrooms, truffle dressing (v)
                                includes standard accommodation,
                                                                       ***
                                all the New Year’s Eve celebrations    Assiette of chocolate:
                                and a fabulous brunch on New           dark chocolate & raspberry mousse,
                                Year’s Day.                            chocolate brûlée & hot chocolate
                                Only £120.00 per person                ***
                                                                       Coffee & tea
Drinks reception from 7.00pm
                                                                       Home-made petit fours
Meal will be served at 8.00pm                                          Prices are per person.
                                                                       Dishes may contain traces of nuts.
Disco will play from 10.00pm                                           Menu correct at time of print; may be subject to changes.

Bar to close at 12.30am

Disco to finish at 1.00am




TO BOOK, PLEASE CALL 0117 930 3322
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The Drinks                          The Standard Package £85.00
                                    Our standard package of two bottles
Cabinet                             of red wine, two bottles of white
                                    wine plus a bucket of 8 beers
Pre-order some drinks to be ready
for you at your table…              The Premium Package £105.00
                                    Our premium package of two bottles
                                    of premium red wine, two bottles of
                                    premium white wine plus a bucket
                                    of 8 beers
               From                 Bucket of Beer £25.00
            £7    50                A bucket of 8 beers of your choice
                                    including Stella Artois, Budweiser
                                    or Becks
                                    The Soft Drinks £12.00
                                    8 half pints of either Coca-Cola,
                                    Diet Coke, lemonade or tonic water
                                    Water Package £7.50
                                    Two bottles of water,
                                    still or sparkling (750ml)




FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT thistle.com/christmas
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So stay,                           Treat yourself and stay the night       OTIUM HEALTH
                                   by contacting our reservations          AND LEISURE CLUB
why don’t you?                     department on 0117 977 2323 and         Otium is the perfect choice for
                                   take advantage of our special festive   health, fitness and relaxation.
No driving, no taxi, no problem.
                                   accommodation rates.                    Refresh yourself in our swimming
Just a good night’s sleep.
                                                                           pool, step into our hot spa and
                                   Standard rooms from £40 per
                                                                           unwind, or simply relax on a
                                   person sharing a twin or double
                                                                           poolside lounger. Our state of the
                                   room. Single rooms from £60.00.
                                                                           art gymnasium provides the ideal
                                   Upgrade to a deluxe for only £15.00.
                                                                           environment to work out, tone up
                                   Special room rates include breakfast,
              From                 service and VAT.
                                                                           and de-stress.

          £4000      P/P




TO BOOK, PLEASE CALL 0117 930 3322
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT thistle.com/christmas
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Christmas & New Year 2010/11                                                                                          Payment


Booking Form                                                                                                          I have enclosed a cheque of £10.00 per person (only one cheque per
                                                                                                                      booking) totalling £ ...................................................................................

                                                                                                                      Method of payment                                Credit Card                              Cheque
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Payable to Thistle Bristol

                                                                                                                      Please state Credit Card type ................................................................
Contact name ............................................................................................
                                                                                                                      Card number .............................................................................................
Company (if applicable).............................................................................
                                                                                                                      Expiry date ................................................................................................
Address .....................................................................................................         Cardholder’s name (please print) ..............................................................

...................................................................................................................   Please forward booking form and payment to:
                                                                                                                      Meeting & Events Sales Office
...................................................................................................................
                                                                                                                      The Grand by Thistle,
                                                                                                                      Broad Street
.................................................................. Postcode .................................
                                                                                                                      Bristol BS1 2EL
Daytime telephone number ......................................................................                       Tel: 0117 930 3322 Fax: 0117 922 7619

Email address ............................................................................................            All deposits and further payments are strictly non-refundable and are
                                                                                                                      not transferable to beverages or any other services within the hotel.
Date and type of party ..............................................................................
                                                                                                                      Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to your party.
Number of guests .....................................................................................                Once you have read and understood our Terms & Conditions,
                                                                                                                      please sign below.
Number of vegetarians .............................................................................

Special dietary requirements ....................................................................                     Signature ........................................................Date...................................
                                                                                                                      Please retain a photocopy of the booking form for your reference.
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Christmas Pre-Order Wine List 2010
Please indicate how many bottles you would like to order by completing the form below
Bin Wine                                                £ per No of              Bin Wine                                                                      £ per No of
                                                        bottle bottles                                                                                         bottle bottles
     White                                                                       21    Don Jacobo Crianza Rioja Tinto,                                        £23.45 ______
1    Echo Falls Sauvignon Blanc, Chile                  £15.95 ______                  Bodegas Corral, Spain
     Citrus and tropical fruits abound                                                 Layered vanilla cream with ripe red berries
2    Domaine Toulet VdP des Côtes de Gascogne, France £17.95 ______              22    Vidal Estate Pinot Noir, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand £26.95 ______
     Crispy citrus chunks, delicate blossoms                                           Ribbons of sweet raspberries ripple through vanilla
                                                                                       cream layers
3    Fish Hoek Chenin Blanc, South Africa               £18.95 ______
     Tropical fruit burst followed by melon and pear                                   Rosé
6    Bolla Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, Italy            £20.95 ______            25    Echo Falls White Zinfandel, USA                                         £15.95 ______
     Freshly cut peaches – finger lickingly juicy!                                     Fruit-packed, fun packed. Simply sociable
7    Nobilo Southern Rivers Sauvignon Blanc,              £22.95 ______          26    Vipra Rosa Cerasuolo                                                    £19.95 ______
     East Coast , New Zealand                                                          Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Bigi, Italy
     Passion fruit, zest of gooseberry and wafts of grass                              Quick to please fragrant cherry fruit.
11   Petit Chablis, J. Moreau et Fils, France           £30.00 ______                  Sparkling & Champagne
     Elegant, steely style. Shy hints of firm peaches
                                                                                 28    Berri Estates Cuvée Brut, Australia                                     £18.95 ______
     Red                                                                               Bursting bubbles of juicy berries
13   Echo Falls Merlot, USA                             £15.95 ______            30    Codorníu Pinot Noir Brut Rosé, Cava, Spain          £26.95 ______
     Crushed red berries, ripe plum richness                                           Heaps of ripest summer berries waft from every glass
14   Fish Hoek Pinotage, South Africa                   £18.95 ______            31    G. H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut, NV, France                               £39.95 ______
     Lush strawberry, cherry and candy floss flavours                                  Full and rich with a hint of crispiness
16   Fortant de France Cabernet                         £18.45 ______            32    Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, NV France                                    £38.00 ______
     Sauvignon, VdP d’Oc, France                                                       Light yet lingering. Elegant yet full of elaborate
     Velvet ripe black berry fruit. Lingering                                          fruity bubbles.
18   Nottage Hill Shiraz, Australia                     £20.05 ______                  Mineral Water
     Soft, spicy and juicy with blackcherry, plum
     and cherry aromas                                                                 Sparkling                                                                £4.95 ______




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                                                                                       Still                                                                    £4.95 ______
                                                                                 This wine list is available for pre-orders only and may be subject to change on the party night.
14                                                           In the event that a certain wine is not available, we reserve the right to offer a similar vintage in price and quality.
Terms & Conditions                                                                                           Where are we?
Reservation Terms and Conditions 2010/2011           7. You will be liable for the cost of repairs carried
The following are the terms and conditions              out as a result of any damage caused to any




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                                                         together wherever possible. However, we will
4. Any amendments to the final pre-paid number           not accept individual table plans.
   of guests should be advised to the Hotel a                                                                                                 THE GRAND BY THISTLE
   minimum of 7 working days prior to your event.    11. The Hotel reserves the right to fill the tables                                                    Broad Street
                                                         with other groups.                                                                              Bristol BS1 2EL
5. Prices quoted are inclusive of VAT @ 17.5%
   at the time of booking and maybe subject to       12. Please note that the New Year’s Eve Gala                                                      T 0871 376 9042
   alteration should the VAT rate change.                Dinner is for over 18s only.                                                                  F 0871 376 9142
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6. Beverages of any kind are not permitted to be     13. Where stated, all menus must be pre-ordered.                                                 thistle.com/bristol
   brought to The Grand by the event guests or           Choices must be given to the hotel no later
   clients. Beverages will be held by our Security       than 2 weeks proir to arrival.
   department and returned to our guests after
   the event.

   No corkage is available.

   Bar accounts can only be set-up on the
   evening if a credit card is given.




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