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New winter menus and festive menus for Taste restaurants

27 October 2021

All Taste restaurants within Sanctuary Retirement Living services are now offering new winter and festive menus.

Sanctuary Festive Taste Restaurant Graphic

Many Taste restaurants are open to the public as well as residents and their guests. Some of the warming dishes featuring in the new winter menu (PDF 636KB) include beef bourguignon, chilli con carne, or shepherd’s pie, with desserts including blackberry and apple crumble, lemon meringue pie or syrup sponge. Booking is advised for large groups. Main courses are just £5.50 each, and desserts are £2.50 each. For more information and sample menus, see our Taste restaurant page.

As well as the new winter menu, Sanctuary Retirement Living’s Taste restaurants are once again offering a one, two and three-course special festive menu (PDF1.7MB) for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day for residents and their guests. Full menus for all three days are now available to view and book at your local Taste restaurant.

On Christmas Day, diners can enjoy classic dishes including roast turkey and stuffing, or honey and mustard roasted gammon, served with all the trimmings, followed by Christmas pudding or festive trifle. Boxing Day’s festive treats include a selection of cold meats with pickles and other accompaniments, with sticky toffee pudding for dessert. On New Year’s Day, Taste restaurant diners can choose from dishes such as slow-roasted leg of lamb and spiced cauliflower en croute, followed by chocolate-covered profiteroles or a fresh winterberry Eton mess. All festive special meals are followed by tea or coffee with mints and mince pies.

In addition, for residents who prefer to eat in the comfort of their own apartment on Christmas Day, but who enjoy the relaxing experience of not having to cook a full meal on the day, a 'Taste at your place (PDF 639KB) option is also now available to pre-order. It gives the option of a quality three-course festive meal, but with minimal preparation and cooking required. The ‘Taste at your place’ menu is available for just £15.99 per person and includes festive gourmet treats such as chicken liver pate with caramelised onion chutney, bacon-wrapped turkey fillet with stuffing, and a delicious chocolate and orange cheesecake.

All meals are freshly prepared by our onsite catering teams, giving diners a top-quality restaurant experience, without the need to travel elsewhere over the festive period. Booking for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day is essential and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All food must be ordered and paid for in advance. The exact menus may vary slightly at each Taste restaurant, so please see the menus on display at your nearest service before booking. Final orders for dining-in and ‘Taste at your place’ must be received by Friday 3 December.

For more information about the Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day menus, as well as opening times, pricing and allergen information, or to make a booking, please contact your nearest service or speak to a member of staff.

Many services will also be holding Christmas Fayres during November and December. There will be stalls selling handmade items, cards, gifts and food, to ensure residents, their guests and visitors are feeling full of festive spirit in the run-up to Christmas. For more information about Christmas Fayres and other upcoming events at a service near you, see our News and Events page, or follow us on Facebook.

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