The Olive Tree Southampton
As the festive season begins there are plenty of options of places to enjoy a Christmas lunch or dinner in Southampton, but after sampling the Christmas menu at The Olive Tree Southampton, it has to be the perfect place to give a Christmas gift to your taste buds!
The Olive Tree is located in Southampton’s Oxford Street in the southern end of the city, this street maintains it’s authentic and historic feel and is a pleasant escape away from the bustling city center.
From 23rd November – 31st December, alongside its regular menu, The Olive Tree is offering an al la carte Christmas menu for lunch and dinner parties, and is open for lunch on Christmas day.
All menus include a three-course meal in the price, with a few added extra’s for the dinner party menu. Take a look at The Olive Tree Christmas Menus. Each course offers a good selection of Christmas favourites as well as something a bit different for those tempted away from the traditional.
As part of the evening menu you can enjoy a selection of savoury canapés. From plump pork sausage rolls with perfectly flakey pastry, to candied beetroot that awakens the taste buds.
Confit Duck & Pistachio Terrine
The starters are mouth-watering. Confit Duck & Pistachio Terrine is tender and complemented perfectly by the combination of pistachios and pomegranate seeds. If you like salmon then the Roasted & Smoked Scottish Salmon is a real treat, with beetroot done three-ways to add depth of flavour, and a horseradish cream to give it a slight kick. For vegetarians the Jerusalem Artichoke Tart has a smooth and indulgent filling nestled in perfectly cooked pastry.
On to the mains and at this time of year it’s hard to go wrong with Traditional Roast Turkey. Turkey is notorious for being dry, but at The Olive Tree there is no danger of that! Perfectly basted and stuffed with a flavourful chestnut pork stuffing, the turkey is succulent and juicy, and delicious with its accompanying rosemary potatoes and thyme jus. For those less traditional the Beef Bourguignon is so tender that your knife glides straight through it, with a rich sauce and fluffy mashed potatoes, it is a taste-sensation! The Roasted Hake is ideal for fish-lovers, perfectly cooked it sits on top of a celeriac and saffron gratin which almost steals the show by itself.
Christmas dinners are made for being enjoyed, so taking your time with a fine glass of wine is the best way to enjoy your meal at The Olive Tree. The helpful staff will help you select the best wine to accompany your meal, allowing you to sit back and enjoy.
Cinnamon Poached Pears
& Amaretti Mascarpone
Once you’re ready for dessert the hardest part is choosing which one! The Chocolate & Orange Brioche Pudding with Crème Anglaise is an indulgent way to wrap up your meal, masterfully un-heavy it’s so moreish that you will find yourself on your last mouthful before you’ve realised you are full. For a lighter dessert the Cinnamon Poached Pears are perfect, with an Amaretti Mascarpone which is so delicious you’ll be tempted to ask for a bowl of just that!
From start to finish, Christmas lunch or dinner at The Olive Tree Southampton is a delightful way to enjoy a Christmas meal with family, friends or colleagues. A pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff, and some of the finest food in town – what more could you ask for!