Thursday, 2 November 2017

Christmas at the Casino

Victoria Gate Casino Christmas Menu
Victoria Gate Casino Leeds Christmas menu


I know, I know, here I am again chatting about Christmas but I honestly can’t help the festive feels this year! In fact, I think I enjoy the run up to Christmas more than I love Christmas itself. The work Christmas party is the social event of the year (well, workwise it is anyway), and I’m already on the hunt for the perfect party dress – I’ve honestly never spent so much time on ASOS before in my life.

When it comes to Christmas parties, getting the right balance between food, drink and location is a pretty important balance so I was pretty excited to be invited back to Victoria Gate Casino to try their Christmas menu. I mean, what more could you want from a Christmas party venue than somewhere which is open 24 hours a day? There’s nothing worse than having an incredible night and the party drawing to a hasty close as you’ve only booked the venue until midnight. I mean, whilst we all love to make that Cinderella transformation from office worker to shit hot party gal, it’s always less fun on a curfew.

I love a Christmas dinner and I’m absolutely down with having food at a Christmas party. This might seem like a given, but I’ve worked in some places where the term ‘eating is cheating’ is thrown about all too often and the night always ends prematurely in a takeaway, which is the absolute worst. The casino has a Christmas menu running all the way through December so that caters for anything from your work do to a Christmas meal with friends – something I love to do every year.

There’s a lot to choose from on the menu which comes in at £27.50 Sunday to Wednesday and £37.50 Thursday to Saturday, which includes a glass of prosecco/bottle of Budweiser and a free £5 bet. As someone who isn’t a big gambler, I’d say that the £37.50 option is probably a little steep for what I’d like to pay, but £27.50 for the meal and then a little fun on the roulette table afterwards is more than reasonable.

When I went to try the menu, I definitely had some firm favourites. I thought that whilst I glanced down the menu and thought that it wasn’t particularly out of the ordinary, it’s definitely a crowd pleaser and has something for everyone, which is ideal if you’re going in a group. 

The starter options include chicken liver pate, prawn cocktail, petit camembert with rustic bread and winter vegetable soup. Out of those, I’d definitely be going for the camembert as it’s an indulgent treat for me – my family isn’t big on cheese so I never really have much of it at Christmas. 


Victoria Gate Casino Leeds Christmas menu


Victoria Gate Casino Leeds Christmas menu


The main courses to choose from are roast turkey roulade, salmon fillet, mushroom and brie wellington and daube of beef. Though turkey is my usual go-to for Christmas meals, I really enjoyed the mushroom and brie wellington which is served seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes. 


Victoria Gate Casino Leeds Christmas menu


Victoria Gate Casino Leeds Christmas menu


Victoria Gate Casino Leeds Christmas menu


Dessert was also pretty damn delicious with Christmas pudding, chocolate orange torte, lemon and raspberry posset and a cheese board on offer but you can’t have a Christmas dinner without Christmas pudding, right?


Victoria Gate Casino Leeds Christmas menu


Victoria Gate Casino Leeds Christmas menu


Victoria Gate Casino Leeds Christmas menu


Victoria Gate Casino Leeds Christmas menu



So tell me, where are you headed for your Christmas meal? What would be on your perfect Christmas dinner menu? Let me know in the comments.
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