Saturday, 19 December 2009

Christmas and New Year Festivities at Hotel Rafayel on the Left Bank

Magnificently situated on the River Thames at Battersea, very close to the Christmas shopping delights of Sloane Square, Chelsea and Knightsbridge, Rafayel on the Left Bank provides the perfect setting in which to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Whether you choose to enjoy a festive drink and bask in the warm glow of our spectacular lobby, dine and celebrate in style in our sophisticated riverside restaurant or watch the New Year fireworks from our roof terrace, your Rafayel experience will be long remembered.

For bookings and enquiries please contact us on +44 (0)20 7801 3600 or E-mail:

Staying at the Hotel

If you would like to stay in a five star hotel over the holiday season, look no further than Rafayel. We are pleased to offer our special introductory rates, providing luxury at an affordable price. Rooms start from £120. Festive Package: Book our “Festive Package” between December 20th and January 1st and receive a complimentary festive gift from Rafayel (including half a bottle of chilled champagne). For bookings and enquiries please contact us on +44 (0)20 7801 3600 or E-mail:

Christmas and End of Year Parties

Whether it be a corporate celebration or a private function, a large or small gathering let Rafayel organise your special event in one of our unique designer venues. We can accommodate up to 150 in our stylish 3rd floor event space with sweeping views of the Thames and our 5,500 sq ft luxury penthouse apartment on the 16th floor is perfect for private events. All spaces can be decorated with festive decorations.

For bookings and enquiries please contact us on +44 (0)20 7801 3600 or E-mail:

Christmas Eve Dinner

Celebrate Christmas at Rafayel with friends and family and enjoy the culinary delights freshly prepared by our chefs. We are pleased to offer the following festive menu:

6 Courses

Canapés and Kir Royale
Tiger prawn skewer with mango salsa
Bangras - Banyan spiced lamb sausage on masala mash
Pea and mint risotto with gran pandano served in a crisp cornet
Caramelized terrine of foie gras with hot pear chutney and toasted brioche
Pumpkin and carrot cream soup with vanilla oil
Inverawe smoked trout with rocket and pomegranate salad and dill essence
Tournedos of salmon served on asparagus tips with a Thai butter sauce
Three bird roast with cranberry and chestnut stuffing, butter roasted potatoes, honey roasted parsnips
Gnocchi served over a wild mushroom and cream sauce with parmesan crisp (v)
Pan fried Christmas pudding served with rum and raisin ice cream
White chocolate and cardamom mousse with praline
Fresh fruits with cinnamon syrup and vanilla pod crème fraiche
English and continental cheese board with chutneys
Freshly ground coffee with mince pies and ginger bread

New Year’s Eve at Rafayel

We will welcome you at 8pm with canapés and a glass of champagne. Enjoy the warm glow from our trendy lobby before moving through to Banyan on the Thames, our riverside restaurant, for a sumptuous five course dinner. After dinner count down the New Year and watch London’s fireworks from our wonderful roof terrace before dancing the night away.

New Year’s Menu

6 Courses

Champagne foam and caviar shot
Banyan spiced canon of lamb served on crisp naan bread
Lobster thermidor
Vodka and beetroot cured salmon with dill crème fraiche
Wild mushroom tart with micro salad and thyme essence
Caramelized sesame quail with julienne of vegetables
Fillet steak served on a gallette of dauphinoise potatoes with pan roasted vegetables, madeira wine reduction
Thai-baked seabass fillet with steamed rice, kaffir lime leaf and coconut sauce
Field mushroom baby spinach and feta cheese stack served with purple basil oil (v)
Apple Cinnamon and toffee tart tatin with nutmeg cream
Winter berry compote with white chocolate and orange sauce
Knickerbocker glory of strawberry, chocolate and hoki poki ice cream with winter berries
Selected cheeses and chutneys
Freshly ground coffee and tea infusions with chocolates

Firework Terrace

Whole roasted lamb stuffed with basmati rice, pistachios and fenugreek
Shisha pipes

Gift Vouchers

Want to treat a friend or loved one to special and unique gift? Consider a Rafayel gift voucher. Vouchers are available for our River Wellbeing Spa, our riverside restaurant or for overnight stays at Rafayel.

Hotel Rafayel on the Left Bank, Falcon Wharf, 34 Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RF
Tel: +44 (0)20 7978 7362; E-mail:; Web:

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