Fabulous Christmas Lunch 2017
30/12/2017 Wendy U, Stowmarket, United Kingdom
This was my first time attending the Cedars for a Christmas Lunch and I was not disappointed, quite the opposite ! The food was delicious and while we were expecting a 3 course lunch we actually had e... more
This was my first time attending the Cedars for a Christmas Lunch and I was not disappointed, quite the opposite ! The food was delicious and while we were expecting a 3 course lunch we actually had extras : cheese and biscuits, chocolates (seemed handmade) and mince pies with coffee - the first ever time I have had mince pies at a function which were not out of a box ! The pastry was amazing ! Back to the main course - huge amounts of turkey and no dark meat to be seen ! Both of us cleared our plates on each course and didn't need to eat again for the rest of the day. Onto the service : excellent throughout. We had a song to start with (not cringy) which set the atmosphere. The food was served efficiently with no waiting around for plates to be cleared once a course had been finished. There was exactly the right time between courses. There was a senior member of staff who was constantly monitoring service and was available if needed - I even saw him ferrying drinks from the bar to a table for a person with poor mobility ... nice touch. The room was packed (over 80 customers?) and it seemed many were returning ones who knew the routine of the day. We will be amongst that number next year as I have already booked my place ! Well done to all staff concerned who truly offered service with a smile even thought they were having to work on Christmas Day. less
Michelle W, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your wonderful review of the Christmas Day Lunch at the the Cedars Hotel and Restaurant. We are so happy that you had had such a great time and your comments have been passed on to the staff who worked on Christmas Day.
We are also extremely pleased that you have booked for next year already but do hope that you will visit us before then.