Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

Booking now closed
We are returning to the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel in the heart of the City of Westminster, close to Victoria Station & Underground, again taking over the Banqueting Suite just one floor down from Reception, as a result of our survey after last year’s lunch.

Date/Time: Monday, 9th December 2019 at 11:15 - 16:00

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

Price: £24 per person. Member and guest: £48

Event Organiser: Harvey Schonfeld and Nigel Bartlett

Decorated Christmas treeIf you won a voucher in last year’s raffle & still haven’t used it, here’s a good opportunity!

On 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 10 people max – please check the seating plan.

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.

Our Reception & Lunch will be held in the basement which is accessed via the main hotel entrance.  There are steps and lifts on either side of Reception down to the Banqueting Suite.

The hotel and its facilities can be found here.  Please see the Info and Booking sheet for travel options.

Note: A stamped addressed envelope is not required for this event since we will not be issuing tickets.  For confirmation of your booking please provide your email address or send us a stamped, self-addressed envelope.  Check that your email address is correct and legible.  We will send you the table plan a couple of days before the event.

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).

Booking cut off date: Wednesday, 6th November 2019.

Event Booking

Booking now 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 2019

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 Ham Hock Terrine, Piccalilli & Toasted Brioche
(Ham Hock)
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)
Spiced Cranberry, Almond & Orange Tart with Vanilla Sauce
(Cranberry Tart)
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


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