our office Christmas party is always great, right? The food arrives just at the right Y point between tipsiness and all-out drunkenness, the staff take your hilarious banter with admirable good humour and, at the end of it all, you're stuffed enough to i make sure that your foolish foray onto the dance floor remains nothing but a hazy dream. And that's before you even consider the tasty turkey, the endlessly flowing , wine and the chance to pucker up with that one you've had your eye on from the IT department.
But for every blinder, there's a year when a last minute decision means soggy sprouts and cold potatoes, and no one wants that for their Christmas event, do they? Although right now December may seem light years away, the hottest venues get booked up incredibly early, so starting your search as soon as possible is vital. But if the thought of trawling through the yellow pages for inspiration fills you with a dread akin to the moment before you open that present from Great Aunt Bessie, then do not fear because help is at hand. In the following pages, you'll find something to suit every taste 2 and desire. It's all you need to make sure that all-important festive event goes off in the : finest style possible. (Rachael Street)
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Cardoon at Bruntsfield offers high quality festive dining using the best locally sourced seasonal
produce. Lunch and dinner menus
‘ are traditional with a modern twist.
Recognised for quality and awarded an AA rosette, Cardoon provides the perfect venue for festive lunches,
dinners and also for private dining. l M ° 1 Add an ambience that combines ' ' friendly informality with great 1 ‘ service and you'll appreciate that Christmas celebrations at Cardoon
have all the ingredients to make your event extra special.
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A warm welcome, good cheer and fantastic food are on the festive menu at Cardoon.
Visit our website www.thebruntsfield.co.uk
to :li‘evl: our brochure :nd menus. V] J . by calling 0131 229 1393. I|._v ‘ :l'el:_0,l3| - i
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