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Christmas Menus 2017


Turn onto Phoenix Street, off Charing Cross Road and you should spot the entrance to The Phoenix Artist Club and, as Dick Van Dyke said in his best Cockney in Mary Poppins: “That there is what you might call a doorway to a place of enchantment.” Descend the stairs to discover a unique Club that has the most eclectic membership in London but where you too can join in the fun. Our lively and nostalgic theatre bar was once the original dressing rooms and rehearsal space of the Phoenix Theatre, where Laurence Olivier made his stage debut in the 1930s in "Private Lives" with Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, and to where he returned in the 40s and 50s with Vivien Leigh. Still frequented by stage, film, TV and music stars (although we’re too discreet to name names), The Phoenix Artist Club has been inspiring performers, writers and directors since its opening in 1988, as well as refreshing cast and crew from all the West End Theatres once the curtain falls. With fascinating original posters, paintings and pictures from theatre productions spanning over 120 years, most of them signed and authenticated, a restored art deco interior and hidden treasures in every corner, there's something new to see on every visit and you never know who might be there to give an impromptu performance!


Christmas 2017 www.phoenixartistclub.com E: reservations@phoenixartistclub.com T: 020 7836 1077


'Diners' Choice Award' OpenTable 2017

'Business of the Year' FSB London Business Awards

'Best Bar & Pub in Covent Garden' Time Out Awards 2015 & 2016

'5 Stars' Food Standards Agency

'Certificate of Excellence' Tripadvisor 2016 + 2017

'Entertainment Club of the Year' Club Awards 2015


The Phoenix Artist Club is delighted to welcome its new Head Chef, Robert Kusy for the winter season. Robert makes his west end debut following appearances on numerous cooking shows (including alongside MasterChef UK Judge John Torode) and collaborations with celebrity chefs Silvena Rowe and Jean-Christophe Novelli. Our local suppliers include McKanna Meats (Old Holborn), La Petite Poissonnerie (Primrose Hill), Neal's Yard Dairy (Covent Garden), Sheringhams (New Covent Garden), and Gail's Artisan Bakery (Soho). The following menus are popular choices, and other menu suggestions can be tailored to your particular event.

'Shakespeare in Love ... with The Phoenix burger' By Mark Reeve Commissioned in 2014

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The Phoenix Artist Club is delighted to offer an exclusive Christmas Hospitality Brochure for 2017 to suit all your Christmas requirements. The enclosed details are intended to provide an overall guide to our Catering Services available throughout the Christmas Period however we would be happy to discuss any individual requirements with you. Booking Procedure If you require catering and hospitality for your meetings and special events, please call us on 020 7836 1077 or email: reservations@phoenixartistclub.com Please allow a minimum of one week for any catering requests although we will make every effort to meet your requirements in the event of a late booking. We would require a deposit of 25% to confirm your date and event and all bookings must be settled in full at least two weeks prior. Other Services Why not enhance your Christmas event? We can provide a variety of premium items: eg Flowers, Ice Sculptures, Candles and Entertainment. Please do not hesitate to discuss any special requirements. All prices are inclusive of VAT. Cancellation Policy There is no cancellation fee provided the event is cancelled in writing not less than one month prior to the event (although any deposits will be lost). Cancellation received in writing between two and one week prior to the event will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the full amount. Cancellation received in writing less than one week prior to the event will incur full charge.


Christmas Buffet Christmas Buffet A £12.95 per person. Minimum 25 covers. Christmas spiced marinated turkey skewers, sage and onion crumb Homemade pork and cranberry sausage rolls Tomato, olive, red onion and fresh basil platter Smoked fish mousse with flavoured crusty bread Baby roasted new potatoes with sea salt and garlic Red pepper houmous with tortilla chips Apple & raisin cinnamon strudle

Christmas Buffet B £17.95 per person. Minimum 25 covers. Hand raised turkey stuffed with roasted vegetables Slow roasted pork belly with apple and sage Buckwheat, mushroom and chardonnay shallot stuffed peppers The Phoenix cure gravadlax salmon, crème fraiché dressing Vegetable crudities with freshly made dips Cheeseboard selection with grapes Homemade white Christmas chocolate cheesecake


Traditional Christmas Experience Menu One ÂŁ29.95 per person. Minimum 8 covers. To Start Sweet potato and butternut squash soup with cream and toasted pumpkin seeds Main Course Roasted breast of butter basted turkey, chipolatas wrapped in bacon with sage, apricot & onion stuffing Served with seasonal vegetables and roasted herb potatoes Vegetarian Option Roasted aubergine stuffed with grilled vegetables, arancini, served with a tomato ragĂš Curtain Call Home-Made Christmas pudding with brandy sauce


Menu Two £34.95 per person. Minimum 8 covers. To Start Sautéed apple wrapped in pancetta with clementine and toasted pine nuts French onion soup with toasted gruyère and brioche crouton Poached pear with piped Neal's Yard blue cheese, served with a pomegranate molasses and crusty bread Main Course Breast of corn fed chicken, marinated in truffle oil and thyme with a Champagne and porcini sauce Baked fillet of sea bream, red pepper cream and salmon caviar Individual goats cheese and caramelised onion wellington with a cranberry and port sauce All served with a selection of seasonal vegetables and potatoes Curtain Call Dark chocolate and mulled wine berry mousse Spiced orange, honey and cognac cake with homemade vanilla pod ice cream


The Quintessential Christmas Experience ÂŁ39.95 per person. Minimum 8 covers. To Start Smoked salmon with beetroot mousse, sourdough croĂťte and mixed leaves. Jerusalem artichoke and white bean soup, sprinkled with aged parmesan shavings Bresaola beef, aubergine caviar, chargrilled peppers, rocket pesto and goats cheese Main Course Roasted sirloin of beef, horseradish mousseline with a rich Merlot Sauce and Watercress Roasted sea bass, fennel and lemon capers with a tomato and dill concasse Heritage beetroot and mascarpone buckwheat risotto, sprinkled with candied walnuts and fresh roquette All served with a selection of seasonal vegetables and potatoes Curtain Call Sicilian lemon and cointreau infused cranberry posset Rich chocolate truffle cake with amaretto cream


House Rules 1) Please respect members’ privacy and refrain from making any unsolicited requests or taking any photographs. One day we will all be Jude Law. 2) Please ask a member of staff before moving furniture. As Maurice would say, “Don’t touch the props, leave the props alone!”. Imagine descending in your bubble and someone has moved the Grimmerie… 3) Our food is delicious, and our bar well stocked so please do not consume food or drink sourced from elsewhere. We are not in Digs now! 4) Our Club is closed occasionally for filming and private functions, so members are encouraged to check social media or call in before visiting. Just so you can boast about who is in. 5) There will be no chewing of gum at any time while in the Club. Or else, Maggot, you will find yourself in The Chokey. 6) Upon leaving the Club please be considerate of our neighbours. A Gondola trip down Phoenix Street shouting “Sing for me, my Angel” will not be appreciated. Other than that, “Anything Goes”


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