It doesn’t seem so long ago basking in the sizzle of September and clinging on to the glorious sunshine, the trees holding their leaves and it still being acceptable to wear shorts.

Then all of a sudden the festive season is fast approaching and the big day itself isn’t far away at all. With the clocks soon going back, cosy autumnal days and nights will be here and it’s time to start planning seasonal get-togethers with friends, family and colleagues to celebrate Christmas as it is meant to be – big groups and smaller gatherings coming together as one.

LEAF’s three venues work perfectly for large festive get-togethers just as they are intimate cosy escapes to indulge in a winter warming tipple or two. And now the independent venues across the city region have just announced their Christmas plans – West Kirby and the flagship Bold Street destination will feature a delicious 3-course set menu and Smithdown Road will feature lovely festive specials.

The 3-course feast features lots of traditional touches and some mouth-watering flourishes with the option of a mince pie and filter coffee at the end. It’s £29.99 per person and the service will run from 28th Nov – 20th Dec. Booking are open now.

LEAF’s 3-course Christmas menu – £29.99 per person


Caramelised parsnip and pear soup
Ham hock, pork belly and tarragon terrine, spiced pineapple chutney, toasted focaccia
Cured torched mackerel, kohlrabi and pickled cucumber salad,
cream cheese and chive emulsion

Main Course:

Roast cod with warm potato salad and coconut curry sauce
Traditional turkey with all the trimmings
Braised daube of beef with burnt onion purée, beef dripping fondant
Chestnut and mushroom strudel, miso ketchup, pickled golden beets

All mains served with a medley of vegetables and sea salted roast new potatoes


White chocolate and cranberry bread and butter pudding, crème Anglaise
Ray’s of Prescot Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
Pear and chocolate brownie cake, mulled berries
Mascarpone and tonka bean panna cotta, satsuma suzette


Add a mince pie and freshly brewed filter coffee for £3.95pp

And after last year’s successful debut, LEAF’s Christmas At Home feasting boxes are also making a very welcome return. Borne from the idea to simply take all of the hassle out of cooking on December 25th, LEAF’s approach is to have everything covered for a sumptuous service with all the trimmings. Collection is from LEAF’s three venues.
LEAF’s Christmas At Home Feasting Boxes
THE FEAST: Turkey wrapped in streaky bacon / Pigs in blankets
Homemade stuffing

Sides: Roast goose fat potatoes / Cooked Chantenay carrots / Maple glazed piccolo parsnips / Sprouts with chestnuts / Mashed carrot and swede / Cauliflower cheese / Homemade gravy and cranberry sauce

Christmas Feast Box x 4 people – £80
Christmas Feast Box x 6 people – £100
Christmas Feast Box x 8 people – £120

Additional sides: Seitan Nut roast – £10.95 / Veggie gravy – £3.95 / Potatoes without goose fat – £4.95 Pigs in blankets – half a dozen £3.95 / dozen £7.50

To book the Christmas set menu or Christmas At Home, contact or call 0151 707 7747.

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