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Christmas Day hotel dining

  • 14-09-2022 9:41am
    Registered Users Posts: 12 Lola40

    Does anyone know of any hotels doing Christmas Day lunch in Dublin or the surrounding areas? Not the Merrion or Powerscourt as the prices are outrageous!


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,523 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko

    Fitzwilliam Hotel used to do this. We chose it last minute during the Celtic Tiger years when baby arrived unexpectedly early.

    It was a bit strange, mostly tourists, and a few Irish families who didn’t seem to want to talk to each other.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 Lola40

    Ah yeah it’s not the most intimate experience. We just wanted everyone to be together as a family, but don’t really have the space. Doesn’t appear to be many options unfortunately

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,865 ✭✭✭TRS30

    Maybe you could hire a function room in a hotel? With pubs/restaurants being closed, it greatly reduces the available place to eat out.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,695 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06

    Clontarf castle do this but may not be any cheaper than the ones you listed

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

  • Posts: 0 Michael Fat Diner

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,455 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    Take a winter break in a non Christian country and dine extravagantly and cheaply on the 25th December !

    For extra peace of mind .. Just you and your partner.

    Leave the kids at home with the in laws 🤣🤣🤣

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,080 ✭✭✭billyhead

    Op. Let us know how you get on in the search because I plan on booking somewhere for lunch on Christmas Day for my Mum and Dad.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 Lola40

    Glenview Hotel in Wicklow is doing Xmas day lunch for €150 p.p

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,865 ✭✭✭TRS30

  • Registered Users Posts: 935 ✭✭✭hamburgham

    Try Station House Kilmessan.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 260 ✭✭BingCrosbee

    Go down the country for a friendly welcome and keep away from Dublin. I wouldn’t touch Dublin with a barge pole. Try Mullingar or Athlone, less than an hour away and you’ll have a lovely time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,080 ✭✭✭billyhead

    For takeaway dinner in Dublin to avoid all the hassle of cooking can anybody recommend somewhere to get it?

  • Registered Users Posts: 615 ✭✭✭BK5

    Article in the yesterday showing 20 Christmas hotel breaks in Ireland for 2022 if anyone is still looking.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭SourSessions

    We did the Gresham last year - food was okay but atmosphere was lovely.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,105 ✭✭✭Deeec

    Stop being lazy and cook yourself. Business's who open Christmas day should not be supported. For god sake its only one day in the year - why cant you cook?

    People in takeaways work unsociable hours all year - give them Christmas day off!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,513 ✭✭✭JayRoc

    They explained that they don't have the space to accomodate a family dinner. Maybe you think everyone lives in a house with a dining room?

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,080 ✭✭✭billyhead

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  • Registered Users Posts: 779 ✭✭✭KanyeSouthEast

    Probably the wrong place to say this but is really not acceptable to not “love” Christmas. If you’re in any way indifferent to it you’re accused of all sorts unfortunately. Another one of these strange Irishisms.

  • Posts: 8,856 ✭✭✭ Uriah Great Witch

    Don’t scrimp if going out for Christmas dinner - nothing less than 5 star -you’ll be severely disappointed if you do

  • Registered Users Posts: 360 ✭✭Xidu

    Holy moly, just for a dinner?

  • Registered Users Posts: 360 ✭✭Xidu

    I have an idea

    What about rent an Airbnb house in countryside for 2 nights

    and you can cook

    and accommodate like 20 people

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,105 ✭✭✭Deeec

    You dont need to live in a big house to cook christmas dinner! People all over the country in small houses accommodate extra family members at christmas. Eat dinner on your knee if you have to, sit on stools, boxes etc. Thats part of christmas.

    Expecting people to work christmas day for a pittance to provide lazy people with a christmas dinner is shameful. Anyone that uses excuses not to cook christmas dinner needs to take a long hard look at themselves. Of course these lazy people want to enjoy christmas dinner with their families but they are happy to deny the same to hospitality workers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,988 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    hotels will be open… people stay there over Christmas…some by choice, some due to necessity, work etc…

    I’m guessing there will be eighty to ninety airline staff, long and medium haul pilots and cabin crew dotted around Dublin City in hotels..arriving from US, Middle East & Asia.. they need to layover.

    St Stephens day everything is back in action so they’ve no choice, get their legal rest… and back to work…..

    receptionists, concierges, security, chefs, bar staff, waiters, cleaners…just need to be there. Same the world over.. Aer Lingus guys will be in New York etc.

    its not cashing in, they just figure they need to provide a service to people who NEED to be presumably see it as ok to have the general public just come too…

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭BENDYBINN

    I work Christmas Day every year…really enjoy the atmosphere and the double pay…….I’d hate to be stuck at home…

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