Festive Dining

A stylish and relaxing alternative to Christmas office parties, Lifehouse is the perfect location for festive get-togethers.

The Restaurant at Lifehouse is a stylish, tranquil space with fantastic views out over the beautiful historic English Heritage Listed Gardens in Essex. With fantastic service, a fine wine list and plenty of free parking, it’s the perfect setting for your Christmas celebrations. 


Available 22nd November - 22nd December 2019 inclusive


Crispy salad of squash, Cropwell Bishop Blue stilton, toasted walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette (v)
Salt cod fritta Neapolitan Christmas Style, with olives and a tomato sauce
Duck liver pate with red onion marmalade and radicchio of Treviso salad


Turkey breast & slow roasted leg with chestnut & swede purée and shredded Brussel tops
Cioppino fisherman seafood stew with seasonal market fish & shellfish
Timballo puff pastry parcel with winter vegetables and Fontina cheese sauce (v)


Classic Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
Christmas chocolate log with Creme Anglaise
Panacotta with poached William pear in a cinammon syrup

To finish

Coffee & mince pies

Pre-orders required for groups of over 10. Crackers and table decorations provided for groups of over 6.

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2 Course Lunch - £26 per person
3 Course Lunch - £32 per person

3 Course Dinner - £42.50 per person
Includes a welcome Prosecco and coffee & mince pies to finish

Overnight stays - from £42.50 per person

Pre orders required for groups of 10 or more. Complimentary room hire Sunday-Thursday for groups of over 20 (subject to availability) - a £10 non-refundable deposit per person is required to secure. Full payment due 7 days prior to arrival. A 10% service charge applies to groups of 8 or more.

To book, please phone 01255 860050 or email events@lifehouse.co.uk

  • Terms & conditions

    1. To check availability, please phone us on 01255 860050 or email events@lifehouse.co.uk. To make a reservation please phone 01255 860050 option 1.

    2. A deposit of 25% per person will be required to secure your booking at time of making your reservation.

    3. All bookings not confirmed by payment will be released by 1st December.

    4. After 1st December full payment due on booking.

    5. Complimentary room hire is available subject to availability for 20 guests or more dining on the Festive Menu.


    1. Guarantee your booking by paying a non-refundable deposit as above.

    2. Full payment together with any food and/or wine pre-orders will be required one month prior to your date booked.

    3. Due to the high volume of payments we can only accept payments & amendments from the main organiser.

    4. All additional charges must be settled on departure.


    1. If you need to cancel your booking you must notify the hotel immediately.

    2. All monies paid are non refundable or transferable in the case of a cancellation.

    3. We regret that if your party size decreases in numbers no refund in deposits paid will be made and the final balance due will be on the revised numbers.

    4. Increases in group size will be subject to availability and prices may change.


    1. The hotel reserves the right to change the festive programme, contents or prices due to circumstances outside of its control and will not be held liable other than to return any monies paid.

    2. Please notify us at the time of booking if any of your party have food allergies or special dietary requirements one month prior to your date.

    3. Lifehouse is strictly 16 years and over, proof of age may be required.

    4. Evening Dress Code smart casual, we ask that you refrain from wearing trainers or sports wear. Fancy dress is not permitted.

    5. Customers will be held responsible for any damage caused to bedrooms, furnishings or equipment.

    6. Prices include VAT at the current rate of 20%.

    Group bookings are by special arrangement only please call 01255 860050 for details. 

    Please read our full T&Cs