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Christmas has arrived in Birmingham, which means it’s time to indulge in some seriously delicious food. Whether you’re celebrating with your work colleagues, toasting to the most wonderful time of the year with your family, or picking up some beautiful gifts, the Mailbox has got a host of delicious offerings that you simply can’t say no to. From stylish dining at Harvey Nichols to festive pop-up shops and beautiful decorations, Christmas at the Mailbox never looked so good!





Enjoy a romantic Christmas meal for two at Harvey Nichols



Christmas may be about spending quality time with your family and friends, but that doesn’t mean you should give your date night the cold shoulder. This festive season, take your seat in the elegant Harvey Nichols restaurant for a delicious turkey ballotine served with stuffing and pigs in blankets followed by a classic handmade Christmas pudding.



If that doesn’t take your fancy, why not enjoy head chef Stewart Mackie’s festive creations including mandarin and sesame seed duck terrine with beetroot and black garlic purée; Spinach and ricotta ravioli, mushroom and onion crumb; and toffee apple sponge with cinnamon ice cream.


Priced at £33 per person, these opulent choices are available Monday 12pm-7pm and Tuesday to Sunday 12pm-10pm until Tuesday, December 24.


To book email reservations.birmingham@harveynichols.com or call the Brasserie on 0121 616 6028.



Celebrate with a festive afternoon tea at Chez Mal



Make Christmas one to remember with your friends with a temptingly tasty afternoon tea at Chez Mal, Malmaison.


Featuring a range of delicious classics with added sparkle, the menu includes savoury choices of smoked chicken and cranberry wrap and Asian salmon and pickled cucumber sandwiches on dark rye. Of course, there will be plenty of sweet treats including cherry and vanilla Battenberg, mince pie tart, tiramisu with amaretto and panettone and chocolate roulade.


Washed down with a choice of tea or coffee, it’s a fabulous way to toast to the holidays. There are even vegetarian and gluten-free options available too – and if you want to make it extra special, you can upgrade to a Champaign or cocktail afternoon tea.


Running from Wednesday, November 20 – Monday, December 30, Chez Mal’s standard afternoon tea costs £24.95 per person including a glass of Prosecco or £27.50 per person for a Champagne or cocktail afternoon tea. Click here for more details.



Indulge in a Christmas bottomless brunch at Aluna



Aluna is bringing festive flair to the Mailbox with a Christmas Bottomless Brunch that you can enjoy throughout the whole of December. Known for its flamboyant cocktails, Aluna’s seasonal bottomless brunch is made up of an inviting menu filled with traditional classics – including options for vegetarians – alongside choices of edamame and kale pancakes, a club sandwich, waffles and eggs Florentine.



During your two-hour slot, you can enjoy one main course followed by pudding, plus bottomless Prosecco or cocktails – sounds tempting, right?


The Christmas Bottomless Brunch will be available from 12:30pm- 3pm and costs £29.95 for Prosecco or £42.50 for cocktails. For more information or to reserve a table, click here.



Festive dining with a French flair at Côte Brasserie



This Christmas, Côte Brasserie has a menu that will take you from Birmingham to the beautiful streets of Paris. Bursting with festive flavours, you can enjoy mouth-watering options of rabbit and pork terrine, breaded calamari, bacon-wrapped chicken supreme, duck confit a la orange, Tarte aux Mirabelles and crème brûlée.



And if you have room, you can enjoy three tempting courses from £29.95. There’s also the option to include a drinks package of wine, teas and coffees from just £17 per person.


Want to find out more about festive dining at Côte? Click here to view the brochure. Further information can also be found by clicking here. Cheers!



Tuck into delicious tapas at Bar Estilo



Bringing some festive Mediterranean flavour to Birmingham, Bar Estilo could be the perfect choice for somewhere to wine and dine with work pals or family.


If you’re looking for a more relaxed approach to dining or want to steer away from more classic choices, Bar Estilo has two tapas menu options (minimum of eight people sharing) and one three course set menu to choose from, with prices starting from £19.95 per person. Perfect if you’re looking for somewhere to dine that won’t break the bank and offers a fantastic variety of food that everyone can tuck in to.


Book your festive shindig during lunchtime on Monday – Sunday between 12pm – 4pm and you’ll get 25% off the set Christmas menu, plus the party organiser will also receive a voucher to treat themselves in the New Year (T&Cs apply).


Want to know more about dining at Bar Estilo this Christmas? Click here to view the three menu options in full or call 0121 643 3443 to book.



Get into the festive spirt at Christmas by Mailbox



Christmas by Mailbox will be hosted on Level 1, where guests can browse a wide range of handcrafted jewellery, wreaths and decorations, as well as festive food and drink.


Guests can expect a free cup of mulled wine on arrival* as they browse collections from nine independent jewellers who learnt their craft in the region’s famous Jewellery Quarter. The event is in collaboration with Birmingham School of Jewellery and will be in place on Saturday 30th November and Saturday 7th December.


Floral expert, Richard Randall, will kick off the festive season at the Mailbox from Thursday 28th November. His range of show-stopping decorations, wreaths, floral displays and trees will be available to browse on Level 1 every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 22nd December.


Live music will also be performed on selected weekends in November and December so guests can enjoy their favourite festive songs and carols while they shop.


For more news and information visit www.mailboxlife.com