If the idea of slaving over a hot stove again this Christmas Day is already knocking the stuffing out of you, why not let the professionals cook for you on this special day and really relax and unwind with some sumptuous festive fare?

We’re assembled a selection box of local restaurants and hotels who aim to make your Christmas Day 2014 one to remember…

The Gallivant, Camber, TN31 7RB

the gallivant, camber

The Gallivant is a modern and welcoming restaurant and hotel situated on the coast in Camber. Their food philosophy is to source local food that is fresh and creates great plates of food.

Their Christmas day service runs from midday until 4pm. The meal will include champagne and canapés, a starter, a main, side dishes, pudding and handmade chocolates/coffee.

You can choose to keep your Christmas menu traditional or not, with this delicious sounding menu. There is also an option to stay over in the hotel, and they are offering a 3 day Christmas escape to eat a little too much and sleep a bit longer – with carols and mulled wine making this seasonal package hard to resist!

Lunch on Christmas Day- Adults £75, children over 12 £65 children under 12 £35

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Dean’s Place, Alfriston, BN26 5TW

dean's place hotel

The picturesque medieval village of Alfriston is a wonderful setting for a Christmas celebration at Dean’s Place Hotel – enjoy the roaring log fires, beautiful grounds and delicious food.

They offer a variety of food and accommodation packages over Christmas and the New Year, if you want to enjoy a mini-break. For Christmas Day lunch, you can enjoy live music, as well as the festive fare on offer. Lunch includes a starter, main, pudding and coffee with petits fours.

The cost is £90 per person.

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The Bell In, Ticehurst, TN5 7AS

The Bell In Ticehurst

The Bell In is situated in the attractive and picturesque village of Ticehurst. It is a pub with a quirky and creative ambience, and offers unique and luxurious accommodation, as well as a great-quality restaurant serving locally-sourced and imaginatively-presented food.

As a family-friendly venue, they are offering a ‘Lunch with Santa’ on Sunday 14th December. This is a traditional Christmas lunch for the whole family to enjoy – with added entertainment to entertain the kids. There is balloon modelling, a magician and a visit from the very special guest of Father Christmas. He will even give children a special gift to take home with them.

Lunch with Santa – Adults £29.50, Children under 12 years £14.50, Children under 5 years – free

On Christmas Day itself, they will be welcoming diners from 11am to 2pm for an indulgent feast focusing on the local and traditional. Treat yourself to starter, main, cheese, pudding, coffee and mince pies.

The cost is £75 for adults and £37.50 for children under 12.

Find out more here.

Nobles Restaurant, Battle, TN33 0AE


Nobles restaurant is situated in the historic Battle High Street, just up the road from Battle Abbey. Nobles has a contemporary, fresh feel, and a sunny walled garden for warmer times of the year! Their food is modern, local and seasonal. They were recently named as the 57th best restaurant in the UK in the annual Square-Meals-out-of-London awards. Why not see what pleased all of the reviewers?

Nobles are open for Christmas Lunch and you have the choice of a wide and varied menu including local game and seafood. The menu includes starter, main, sweet and coffee or tea.

The cost is £75 per person.

Find out more here.

Bannatynes Spa Hotel, Hastings, TN38 8EZ


Bannatynes Spa Hotel in Hastings has a range of Christmas party and dining options, including their party nights with live music. The hotel is set in an impressive building, set in 38 acres of formal garden and woodland. As well as accommodation, they provide dining options in their various Rooms and suites, to suit your desired ambience.

On Christmas Day, you have a choice of two dining options – You can opt for a traditional 5 course lunch in the Conservatory Restaurant or a 4 course carvery in the Montgomerie Suite. If you have a young family, the added bonus of this choice, is that a children’s entertainer will be on hand throughout the afternoon – so children can have fun, and adults can relax and enjoy.

Conservatory Restaurant Lunch £75 per person, children up to and including 12 years of age £40 per child

Montgomerie Suite Carvery Lunch £45 per person, children up to and including 12 years of age £25 per person

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Wherever you choose to spend Christmas Day,we hope that it is a special one for you and your loved ones.

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