Chesterfield food

Christmas Day and Boxing Day dining in Chesterfield

Imagine a Christmas Day without the hassle of cooking turkey and all the trimmings… Well the good news is you don’t need to imagine, as there are several brilliant pubs and restaurants ready and waiting to take your booking!

So whether you want Christmas away from the kitchen, or you’re looking to head out with family and friends on Boxing Day for a big festive meal, Chesterfield has everything you need for a festive feast this Christmas.

Check out our guide below to the best places to book for Christmas Day and Boxing Day meals. But be quick, as they tend to get booked up faster than Santa can say Ho-ho-ho!

For those who are looking to prepare their own Christmas Dinner, find fabulous food and drink or buy your loved ones the best gifts from local independent retailers, our Christmas in Chesterfield page has plenty of information, shopping guides and activities to ensure you have a magical Christmas.


Casa Hotel

Chesterfield’s award-winning Casa Hotel is offering you the chance to enjoy a luxury Christmas Day and Boxing Day feast in the Cocina Restaurant and Barcelona Suite.

Christmas Day

£100 per person or £50 for under 12s. Under 3s with compliments. Barcelona Suite available between 12pm – 3pm / Cocina from 12pm – 3:30pm.

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Boxing Day

£50 per person or £25 Under 12s. Under 3s with compliments. Boxing Day lunch in Cocina Restaurant is the ideal place for family and friends to continue the festivities after a busy Christmas Day.

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Ringwood Hall

Christmas Day

Ringwood Hall will be serving up a classic Christmas Day lunch from 12:00pm-2:30pm. Adults £85.00 – Children aged 3-12 years £32.50 – under 3’s £10.00.

There will be Bucks Fizz and Santa’s special fruit cocktail for the children to greet you on arrival. Santa’s grotto awaits children under 12 whilst the resident pianist plays in the Ringwood suite and the sound of light piped music plays in the Coach House.

  • The Ringwood suite is generally a lively atmospheric room for families with younger children celebrating Christmas Day
  • The Coach House is a quieter dining room reserved for adults only

For that extra special treat why not book one of Ringwood’s private family dining Rooms, Cavendish suite for up to 12 guests and the Hollingwood suite for up to 18 guests, enquire for more details.

Contact the team on: 01246 280077 or Email: Sales@ringwoodhallhotel.com

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Boxing Day

Ringwood Hall’s resident pianist plays melodies throughout lunch, which includes a fabulous Boxing Day menu. Activity packs that will keep the children entertained are also included!

£50 per person or £25 Under 12s. Under 3s with compliments. Served 12pm – 3:30pm.

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DoubleTree by Hilton

Christmas Day

Celebrate the big day itself at DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park! Enjoy a mouth-watering 3 course festive carvery lunch which the whole family will love and take in the wonderful seasonal atmosphere around you. Santa will even be making a special appearance to bring a gift for every child.

Lunch will be served in the Devonshire Suite, where you will be dazzled by the magician and table entertainer who will be circulating around the room.

The prices are £60 per adult and £30 per child, aged between 4 and 12, with under 4’s eating for free.

Lunch is served in both suites between 12.30pm and 3pm.

To make a booking or for more information please get in touch on 0114 282 9988 or sales@doubletreesheffield.com

Boxing Day

Continue the celebrations with Boxing Day Lunch at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, Sheffield, which is located within DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park.

To make a booking contact 0114 2828231 or info@mpwsteakhousesheffield.com.

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Fox and Goose

Christmas Day

Enjoy Christmas Day at one of the best local pubs with great views on the outskirts of Chesterfield, set against the backdrop of the glorious Derbyshire countryside.

A delicious 4 course meal is available for both Adults (£85) and Children (40).

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Van Dyk

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Christmas Day

Experience all your traditional festive favourites at Van Dyk by Wildes this Christmas! Choose from three fabulous dining rooms including the Sherwood Suite, Garden Ballroom or The Chapel.

Adults £89 and Under 14’s £49 per person

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Boxing Day 

Relax in style on Boxing Day with a banquet 4-Course meal in Van Dyk’s new Garden Ballroom.

For a less formal Boxing Day, choose to unwind after Christmas in the Orangery with delicious grill favourites alongside the restaurant’s signature Beef Bourguignon.

Boxing Day Banquet 4 Course Meal – £45 per person

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Peak Edge Hotel

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Christmas Day

With a relaxed and cosy atmosphere, enjoy Christmas time together as a family and let the Peak Edge Hotel do all the hard work.

Drinks available upon arrival and canapés served to your table; sit back, relax and indulge in the three-course festive menu followed by tea, coffee and of course, mince pies.

£100 per person or £50 Under 12s. Under 3s with compliments. Served 12pm – 3:15pm

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Boxing Day

Let the festivities continue on Boxing Day. Gather with friends and family after a busy Christmas Day and have a well-earned break from the kitchen before normality kicks in again.

£50 per person or £25 Under 12s. Under 3s with compliments. Served 12pm – 3:30pm

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Chesterfield Football Club

Christmas Day

The sumptuous cuisine and impressive surroundings of The Technique Stadium create a unique and unforgettable dining experience.

A traditional family Christmas lunch, prepared by head chef, Paul Tattersall, is on offer in the SBK Computers Spires Restaurant and National Windscreens Vice-Presidents Suite.

Package includes a glass of prosecco served on arrival from Midday, Traditional Christmas Day lunch, Christmas table decorations, Gifts for all under 12s. Dress code: Smart Casual

£75 per adult, £35 per child (under 12s)

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Enjoy a picnic in Chesterfield with local food and drink

A picnic in Chesterfield doesn’t have to be ordinary – not with the range of local produce the town has on its doorstep. With great weather forecast and so many wonderful spots to enjoy a picnic in Chesterfield, this summer could be the tastiest yet.

Whether you have a sweet tooth or are a lover of savoury snacks, there’s something to fill every picnic hamper from Chesterfield’s independent food and drink producers. And we’ve selected a few products for you to sample.

What are you waiting for? Grab your favourite picnic blanket and enjoy some of this delicious produce which is available on your doorstep.


Crooked Pickle

Shortlisted in this year’s Food and Drink Producer category in the Love Chesterfield Awards, Crooked Pickle’s popular Bread and Butter pickles feature crunchy pickled cucumber and onion in a sweet and fragrant vinegar. It’s perfect with a cheese sandwich.

Former baker and beer brewer, Felix Mendelson established the business in 2018 after discovering a gap in the market for ‘inventive and tasty pickled vegetables’. He commented: “I’ve always dabbled in food. The business has gone from strength to strength and I am getting busier.”

Bread and Butter pickles – £4.95

Crooked Pickle products can be bought at Society Cafe and online at www.crookedpickle.co. Free local delivery is also available.

Teresa Lambarelli

Winner of the Chesterfield Food and Drink Producer of the Year Award three times, Teresa is hoping to make it a fourth win at this year’s Love Chesterfield Awards.

During lockdown, Teresa has also developed a new line – Stir Naked, which incorporates collagen in its ingredients. She said: “I have developed a powdered form of my sauce with added collagen. You simply add water and it tastes just like one of my pasta sauces. It can also be enjoyed as a soup. It’s a meal working from within.”

Teresa’s range of salad dressings and pastes are perfect for a picnic. Stir her Pomodoro Sundried Tomato Paste into pasta and eat cold. Or simply enjoy with cheese and crackers.

Pomodoro Sundried Tomato Paste – £3.75

Available to order online at www.teresalambarelli.co.uk or instore at 7 Chatsworth Road.

Granny Mary’s

 A former winner of the Food and Drink Producer of the Year Award in 2015, Granny Mary’s is now stocked in 14 Co-op stores, Morrison’s in Chesterfield and a myriad of independent food stores.

Sales Director Craig Maxwell explained: “Given the current shortage of staff in the hospitality industry because of Covid, our range of pates and spreads are really popular with chefs. They know they are good quality products which they can buy in and serve quickly and easily to diners.”

Enjoy Granny Mary’s’ range of six flavours, which include Potted Beef, Beef and Tomato, Chicken Liver Pate, Duck and Orange, Chicken Garlic & Thyme, Ham Hock and Parsley, and Pulled Pork on crackers or crusty bread in a picnic.

Find out where to buy here: https://grannymarys.co.uk/where-to-buy/

Cup and Saucer

Cup and Saucer now has a place on the high street. The business opened its first shop in Clay Cross in January 2020 just two months before lockdown hit. Despite the setback, the business has gone from strength to strength. And It’s now teamed up with other local producers including Homemade by Haslemere, creating hampers and an online gift delivery service.

Gail Hannan, Owner of Cup & Saucer commented: “Lockdown was an opportunity for me to work with other local producers. The business went crazy and I was busier than I have ever been – it was full on.”

What picnic would be complete without a flask of tea – hot or cold. Try Cup and Saucer’s ‘The Pennine Picnic’, a tropical fruity flavoured tisane, served cold over ice for a refreshing cuppa on a hot day.

The Pennine Picnic – £2.85 for 30g.

Buy in store or online at https://www.cupandsauceronline.co.uk/shop

Homemade at Haslemere

A fig tree inspired former Parkside School Deputy Headteacher, Rachel Hammond to establish Homemade at Haslemere in 2018. She said: “I have a fig tree in my garden, which produces loads of figs and I didn’t know what to do with them, so I made jam and everyone loved it – the business went from there. Now most of the jams and chutneys I make are made from produce which comes from within five miles of where I live.”

All products are seasonal, so be quick. Once they’re gone, they’re gone until next year. You can, however order Afternoon tea for Two all year round, which is packed full of homemade sandwiches, scones and cakes.

Price: Afternoon Tea for Two – £25.00

Order at www.facebook.com/Homemade-at-Haslemere

Salute

Chesterfield’s Salute uses local distillery and soft drinks companies to create personalised drinks hampers. For a larger garden gathering, why not hire the Horsebox or Pop-Up Bar and let Salute serve you some summer sparkle!

Price: Hampers from £17.99

Visit www.salute-prosecco.com/hampers to purchase.

Northern Tea Merchants 

Northern Tea Merchants’ Hibiscus Flowers tea is a delightful infusion, served hot or cold. It is often common to serve this tea with a little sugar as some people can find it a little tart, similar to cranberry.

Or why not try the finest quality, small leaf ‘breakfast tea’, Gourmet Classic. Due to its excellent quality constituent teas, the Gourmet Classic has a delicious aroma, a bright and coppery liquor and excellent flavour.

Prices: from £2.19

Available to purchase online from https://www.northern-tea.com/shop/ or instore from Northern Tea Merchants on Chatsworth Road. Or give the shop a call on 01246 232 600 to arrange free local delivery.

The Cheese Factor 

What’s a picnic without a good quality, locally sourced cheeseboard? Pair these tasty cheeses with crackers and biscuits for the perfect way to finish your feast.

Price: Large cheeseboard (8 cheeses) – £16.00

Click and collect from the store next to the market hall: Cheeseboards – The Cheese Factor (cheese-factor.myshopify.com)

Derbyshire Distillery

Fancying a tipple with your picnic? Enjoy summer in a glass with this Passion Fruit Gin from Chesterfield’s very own Derbyshire Distillery.

Price: £29.95

Order online today: https://www.derbyshiredistillery.com/product/derbyshire-passion-fruit/

Liza Bakes

With a range of afternoon teas, cakes and bakes, you’re sure to find what you need at Liza Bakes. The Posh Ploughman’s lunch consists of Strong Cheddar finger, Red Leicester cheese finger, Scotch egg, bite size pork pie, rolled ham slice, quiche, home-made tear and share bread, pickle, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, celery and fruit skewer.

Price: £12.00

Delivery is available, 2 days’ notice required. Purchase online at https://lizabakes.co.uk/product-category/shop/

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