Christmas Lunch 2021

Christmas Lunch 2021

Booking closed
Due to popular demand we return to the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, close to Victoria Station & Underground, again taking over the Banqueting Suite – Covid-19 permitting.

Date/Time: Tuesday, 14th December 2021 at 11:15 - 16:00

Location: Park Plaza Victoria, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1EQ

Price: £25 per person. £50 for retiree and guest

Event Organiser: Nigel Bartlett and Harvey Schonfeld

The hotel says ‘it encourages its employees to be vaccinated, however it isn’t mandatory. Lateral flow test are requested on a regular basis from all employees, twice a week. They still wear masks both in front and back of house’. See this link for other measures they have taken to ensure both guests’ and employees’ safety:

To protect your fellow guests we request that you take a lateral flow test before leaving home and only travel if the result is negative. Also please wear a face covering whenever appropriate.

The hotel and its facilities can be found here. Our Reception and Lunch will be held in the basement and accessed via the main hotel entrance. There are steps and lifts on either side of Reception down to the Banqueting Suite.

Decorated Christmas treeOn arrival, leave your coats in the complimentary cloakroom & check in to pick up your coloured cards with your menu choices & table number.

From 11.15 tea, coffee & biscuits together with a glass of Bucks Fizz (one per person) will be served. Other drinks can be ordered from the cash bar. There will be one bottle of red & one bottle of white house wine on each table. Further supplies can be obtained from the cash bar.

At 12:45 we will move into the Victoria Suite for lunch. Seating will be pre-allocated, as we have done in the last few years. If you wish to sit with anyone in particular, please state on your application form and we will do our best to fulfil your requests. Each table seats up to 8 people – please check the seating plan for your table.

Please book early!

Lunch will be a traditional three-course Christmas menu followed by tea & coffee with mince pies. Please indicate your choice of each course on the application form and let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

After lunch, we will have our fantastic raffle with vouchers for the lucky winners. We expect the event to conclude around 4:00 pm.

Please see the Info and Booking sheet for travel options.

If you won a voucher in the 2019 raffle and still haven’t used it, this is your last opportunity!

Booking and payment options available for this event are:

  • Book online using the form below and pay online when requested
  • Post a paper booking form with your cheque to the event organiser
  • Book online using the form below and post a cheque to the event organiser
  • Post a paper booking form to the event organiser and pay online when requested

For Online Payment Nigel will send you an email with instructions, our bank details and what reference to use (after he has received your booking).

Note: No tickets will be issued. For confirmation of your booking, please write your email address clearly on your application form. Or enclose an SAE. If you give us your consent, we will email you the table plan (listing all attendees) a couple of days before the event.

Booking cut off date: Wednesday, 17th November 2021.

Event Booking

Booking closed
Please note that all bookings are subject to our Event Booking Rules.  The printable event information and booking sheet is available here: More info and booking
Online Booking
Online booking help is here.  Please provide the following information:
Christmas Lunch 2021

Online Booking Request for Christmas Lunch 2021

Please note that fields marked with '*' must be completed before this form can be submitted.

Member and Booking Information

If guest has one
If you would like to be seated with your friends enter their names here. We will try to accommodate your request
If you or your guest is registered disabled and requires additional help, eg wheelchair access, specify here. We will pass this on to the venue
I/we consent to the sharing of our names with other attendees at this event *

Menu and Your Selections

This year's menu is as follows:
Starter Salmon Gravadlax, Watercress and Cream Cheese
(Salmon Gravadlax)
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, with Wild Mushrooms & Tarragon (V)
(Butternut Squash Soup)
Main Roast Turkey with Traditional Accompaniments
(Roast Turkey)
Pan-Fried Salmon Fillet, Saffron Mash, Seasonal Vegetables & Chive Cream
Lentil & Cashew Nut Roast with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Tomato Tarragon Gravy (V)
(Lentil Roast)
Dessert Homemade Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce
(Christmas Pudding)
Blackberry and Lemon Mousse
Member Starter *
Member Main *
Member Dessert *
We will pass this to the hotel to see if they can accommodate your request
Guest Starter *
Guest Main *
Guest Dessert *
We will pass this to the hotel to see if they can accommodate your request

Payment Method and Amount

Redeem a Club Voucher
Payment Method

No payment is required as your voucher fully covers the cost of this event.

Post your cheque and/or voucher to the event organiser.  For a cheque:

  • Make it payable either to IBM Retired Employees' Club (London) or IBM Ret Emp Club
  • Write your personnel number on the back

Form Submission

Confirmation of your booking request will be emailed to you on successful submission of this form.
If you do not want to receive a copy of the details you have supplied above then untick the next box.

Include a Copy of This Form in the Confirmation Email