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Flavoursome Festive Food at Marriotts Walk

Christmas and the New Year is a time for heartwarming food – succulent meats, crispy mouthwatering veggies, rich scrumptious sauces, and to-die-for desserts.

Whether you’re planning the Christmas office party, a trip to the shops with friends or a mammoth banquet on Christmas day, you’ll be in for many tasty treats over the next four weeks.

We’re grabbing the season of delish dishes by both hands and celebrating festive food here at Marriotts Walk, so have a read of our what’s-in-store rundown at your local retailer stores.

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Shopping Break

Shopping for the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family is a tough one – so many gorgeous ideas to choose from but so many tastes to cater for. It’s a conundrum and you may need a little time out to reflect on the ideas you’ve seen.

Fortunately, Caffe Nero have some great festive savoury snacks including seasonal turkey, bacon Brie and cranberry, pigs in blankets and roasted mushroom and Brie. Follow up with a sweet mince pie pastry, salted caramel cake or tiramisu and wash down with handcrafted teas, iced drinks, hot chocolates or award-winning Italian coffees. You’ll be refreshed and back on your feet in no time.


If you’re short on time you can always rely on Subway to grab a wholesome Christmas cracker meal to eat, dunk and be merry.

But on your travels, be sure to stop off at Fresh Cards and Gifts – they have a great selection of cards and quirky gifts for food lovers.

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Dining Out

Christmas is a time to be merry, to celebrate the achievements of the current year and to look positively forward to the New Year. There’ll be plenty of festive fun at office parties, outings with friends and family mealtime.


Feast your eyes on the indulgent Christmas Party menu at Café Rouge. Scrumptious starters, moreish mains and decadent desserts… what more could you want over the festive season? Enjoy 2 courses from only £16.95pp*  – some of the most popular dates are getting full so hurry! View the menu and book your table by clicking here.

The Frankie & Benny’s festive menu has something for everyone from a traditional turkey dinner or a Brie & cranberry burger to a festive ‘not dog’.

And if you fancy a film and a feast, there’s 10% off cinema snacks at Cineworld with their Unlimited Card (also an ideal present for movie lovers).

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Dining In

The traditional turkey roast for Christmas gained popularity from the late 16th Century – would you believe boar and geese were most popular on the plate prior to this?

Pop into M&S for a huge choice of exceptional festive foods to suit every taste. From chocolate pinecones to Jolly & Holly chocolate salted caramel snowman and the BBC Good Food Christmas Taste award-winning Belgian chocolate & cherry dessert and free-range festive turkey.

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Festive Drinks

It wouldn’t be Christmas without raising a tipple with loved ones so how about these ideal alcoholic stocking fillers and gifts sets from Debenhams – Prosecco mixers, malt whisky, rhubarb gin and chilli beer.

For tea-totalers and those of us who like to snuggle up with a hot beverage in front of the fire, Whittard of Chelsea have got you covered with their luxurious hot chocolate, teas from around the world, and ever-growing range of coffee beans. Hampers and gift sets start from less than £50.00.

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Remember your jumpers on Christmas Day

Your centrepiece hearty turkey, roast beef, leg of lamb or fresh salmon wouldn’t be the same if you didn’t get into the spirit by donning this year’s Christmas jumper. Whether you fancy a quirky character or chunky traditional knit, you’ll be spoilt for choice with glitzy, snuggly picks from the Marriotts Walk retailers. Pick out your favourite and use the click and collect service next time you’re in town:

Not forgetting the little ones, check out Jo Jo Maman Bebe’s brilliant range of cuddly clothing for babies and toddlers – simply adorable – and Accessorize’s furry friends.

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A few final festive thoughts

If you’re still after something glamorous to wear for your next Christmas meal, Phase Eight have a great range of fringe and sparkle little black dresses for the ladies and for all the men who like to think they can brave it out there in the cold, try to cover up and stay warm with the Crew Clothing winter wooly essentials.

Whilst Christmas is a time when many of us over indulge in rich food and a few too many beverages, it’s important to remember to stay healthy and to give your body the best chance to breakdown the foods we eat and to expend the alcoholic toxins – these handy water bottles from Trespass are ideal to keep on hand and sip throughout the day.

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Happy Christmas to all our customers

This will be our last blog of 2018 so let us use this space to wish you a very Merry Christmas, enjoy your mince pies, marinated pudding and Yule log, and thank you for supporting all the stores here at Marriotts Walk.

*Price varies by location.

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