Festive Dining at Lifehouse

Get in the holiday spirit at Lifehouse this Christmas! Bring your friends, family or work colleagues for a Lifehouse Christmas Lunch or Dinner that everyone will enjoy.

The Restaurant at Lifehouse is a tranquil space with fantastic views out over the beautiful Thorpe Hall 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 28th November - 22nd December 2017 inclusive

Baked Butternut Squash with Roasted Root Vegetables, Goat’s Cheese and Frisse Leaves (v)
Haddock Carpaccio with Pomegranate and Pickled Ginger
Smoked Duck Breast Salad with Avocado, Slow Roast Cherry Tomato and Lentils

Turkey Breast, Slow Roast Leg with Swede Purée, Shredded Brussels Tops, Chestnut and Pancetta
Fillet of Hake with Roast Fennel & Tomato Sauce and Spicy Lemon Potato
Puff Pastry Parcel with Spinach, Celeriac, Cheshunt and Bishop Stilton (v)

Baked White Chocolate Cheesecake with Cranberry & Cinnamon Sauce
Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce
Fig & Almond Tart with Cinnamon Ice Cream

Complimentary private room hire Sunday - Thursday for groups of 20 or more people (subject to availability)

£10 deposit per person to secure

Why not make the most of your evening and Stay Over & Spa from just £85 per room?


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2 Course Lunch - £18.50 per person
3 Course Lunch - £22.50 per person

3 Course Dinner - £37.00 per person
Includes Coffee & Mince Pies

Pre orders required for groups of 10 or more

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

Alternatively, please complete this form and email to events@lifehouse.co.uk and we will respond as quickly as possible.

  • 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