Christmas Lunch at Durham Castle 2023

calendarMonday, 25 December 2023 to Monday, 25 December 2023
University College

This is an opportunity to have a Christmas Day lunch at Durham Castle. The event includes a drinks reception served in The Undercroft at 11.45am, followed by a two-course lunch (main course will be served through the servery) with wine or a non-alcoholic drink in the Great Hall at 12.30pm.

Christmas Day lunch bookings are subject to availability and sold on a first come first served basis, with initial priority given to residential students. The maximum capacity of the Great Hall for Christmas Day lunch is 192.

All details, including the menu, are available on the booking website. There is no dress code for this event.

There will be no fixed table plan for the Great Hall on Christmas Day.

However, there will be an opportunity at a later date to reserve seats in the Great Hall should people wish to do so. Email notification will be given when this becomes available. Further questions can be directed to:

Refunds cannot be accepted after 4th December 2023

Residential students (£26) will have an exclusive booking period from Friday 3rd November.

Subject to availability booking will be available from Monday 13th November for Non-residential students (£26), Staff (£31) and up to one guest (£31).

All booking will close on Monday 4th December.


Main course

Hand-carved butter roast turkey breast, served with traditional accompaniments and a rich pan jus.Roast parsnips, duck fat roast potatoes, thyme and honey glazed carrots, Brussel sprouts and cauliflower gratin.

Vegan Alternative

Salt-baked celeriac, oyster mushroom and spinach Wellington, red wine and rosemary sauce served with traditional accompaniments. Roast parsnips, roast potatoes, carrots and Brussel sprouts.


Christmas pudding cheesecake served with caramelised oranges and brandy cream.

Vegan Choice: Chocolate brownie with caramelised oranges and (Vegan) vanilla ice cream

Christmas Lunch at Durham Castle 2023


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