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Christmas at Lakeside 2018

Christmas Opening Times

24 December
Pavilion Café 10am-4pm
Box Office 10am-2.30pm
Galleries, Museum and Gallery Café CLOSED

Theatre: Red Riding Hood performances at 11am & 1.30pm

25 & 26 December

27-30 December
Pavilion Café 10am-4pm
Box Office 10.30am-4pm
Galleries, Museum and Gallery Café 12noon-4pm

Theatre: Red Riding Hood performances at 11am & 2pm including relaxed performance on 28 December at 2pm

31 December & 1 January

Christmas Menu in the Pavilion Cafe
Available 27 November - 21 December
2 courses £12.95 | 3 courses £16.95*

Please call 0115 846 7179 to reserve your table, or email lakeside@caterlinkmail.co.uk


Soup of the day (gluten free)

Fennel & Orange Salad (gluten free)
A fresh fennel, orange and roasted beetroot salad with oregano infused croutons.

Smoked Cured Salmon
Salmon cured in dill, lime and beetroot served on a thin crostino with a fresh apple, spring onion salad and 5 spice crème fraiche.


Classic Roast Dinner
Sliced roast turkey breast, baby roast potato, Brussels sprouts, parsnip mash and a sausage and stuffing puff pastry roll. Served with a port reduction and homemade cranberry sauce.

Hot Roasted Vegetable Terrine (vegetarian)
Served with a mushroom stuffed pastry roll baby roast potato, Brussel sprouts, parsnip mash and roasted vegetable gravy.

Roasted Hake with Salsify, Citrus and Radicchio (gluten free)
Roasted hake on a bed of salsify coulis & batons, charred radicchio and a fennel and citrus dressing.


Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce

Profiterole with chocolate sauce and hazelnut crumbs

Selection of Cheese and Biscuits

Fresh Fruit Salad

*All orders for 3 courses come with a complimentary mince pie, and a choice of tea, coffee or juice.


Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time there was a young girl who went to spend the night at Grandma’s house … and her little brother came too. She just wanted to go to sleep but he was excited and wouldn’t settle down. To help lull him to sleep, the young girl promised to tell her brother a story. But when you start acting out your favourite fairytale, who knows what’s in store?!

Join the intrepid twosome on a night to remember in Olivier award-winning writer Mike Kenny’s adaption of this classic children’s tale. With music and songs from Julian Butler (Charlie and Lola), Red Riding Hood returns to Lakeside after premiering here in 2011, and promises to be a magical treat for families this Christmas.

See performance times and buy tickets