Christmas menu

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Ridley Dining: Our 2022 Christmas menu

We are delighted to be taking bookings now for groups of between 25 and 70 now for Christmas dinners. Please browse our delicious menu below, which is served in Ridley Hall's 19th-century dining hall, just minutes' walk from the city centre in Cambridge. We also offer the option of a pre-dinner wine or mulled wine reception, with non-alcoholic alternatives always available.

Christmas menu

Our 2022 Christmas menu

£65 per person
Wine list available to order from (see below)
Drinks reception in the Lecture Hall (optional) £7.50 per person (or £10 pp for mulled wine reception)

Please choose one meat/fish & one vegetarian starter option, one meat/fish and one vegetarian main course option, and one dessert. Guests with any dietary requirements other than vegetarian will be catered for separately.

To start

Twice-baked cheese souffle,
cognac butter sauce, bitter leaf salad (V G, D, E, SD)

Roasted chicken terrine and liver parfait,
truffle sable biscuit, apple caramel (E, D, SD, G)

Velouté of white beans, home cured trout (D, F)

To follow

Honey & orange roasted goose, goose fat potato, sprouts & bacon, root vegetables,
brioche & cranberry sauce & roast gravy (G, E, D, SD)

Slow roasted forerib of beef, pomme fondant, mushroom fricassee,
braised cabbage & beef jus (£5 supplement) (D, SD)

Pithivier of squash, buttered girolles, smoked garlic mashed potato (V, G, E, D, C)

To Finish

“Christmas pudding in the black forest”:
Black cherry and dark chocolate pudding, black cherry mousse, kirsch cream (G, E ,D, SD)

Mulled spiced apple tarte tatin,
cinnamon & buttered popcorn ice cream (G, E, D)

A selection of British & French cheeses, quince jelly, plum and port chutney,
sesame crackers & baguettes (£4.50 supplement) (D, SE, G)

Coffee, Apricot & Frangipane mince pies (G, E, D, N)


Please see allergen information for key to abbreviations. We are also more than happy to discuss alterations to menus to suit our guests' requirements.

Wine menu

Our 2022 Autumn/Winter Wine menu

White wines

Ombrellino Pinot Grigio Catarratto
Italy 2020 13 992
Wild Ocean Chardonnay
South Africa 2020 20 434
Castaway Bay Sauvignon Blanc
South Africa 2021 20 447
Conde De Castile Blanco Rioja
Spain 2020 14 812
Villa St Jean Picpoul de Pinet
South of France 2021 10 189

Red wines

Crescendo Merlot
Italy 2020 13 993
Romero Gonzalez Malbec
Argentina 2020 40 238
Mozzafiato Primitivo
Italy 2021 13 984
Wisdom Tree Dao
Portugal 2017 15 036
Beronia Tempranillo Joven
Spain 2020 14 824


Bel Canto Pinot Grigio Rosé
Italy 2021 08 247
Crescendo White Zinfandel Rosé
Italy 2021 08 242
Beronia Rioja Rosado
Spain 2021 08 312

Sparkling wine & Champagne

Prosecco Bel Canto
Italy NV 23 332
Vilarnau Brut Gold
Spain NV 22 409
Paul Drouet Brut
Champagne NV 22 042