You can now book a £7.50 three-course Christmas Dinner at Morrisons café

The festive meal targets workers at small businesses.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 4:00 pm

Morrisons will come to the rescue of workers suffering from cutbacks to Christmas parties with a new cut-price menu offering a three-course Christmas dinner for just £7.50.

The supermarket chain will open the cafe at stores around Edinburgh to Christmas party groups as part of a nation-wide campaign to offer festive celebrations on the cheap.

Bookings will be available between Monday November 25 and Monday December 23.

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A Christmas party at Morrisons.

The Christmas Meal Deal starts from £6.50 a head for a two-course meal and £7.50 for three courses.

Participating cafes include Ferry Road, Moredun, Hunters Tryst, Gyle and Portobello Road.

Revellers can choose between soup, toast and pork liver paté, or prawn cocktail to start.

This is followed by a Christmas turkey lunch, mushroom wellington with roast potatoes and brussels sprouts, or salmon filet with hollandaise sauce.

The company is keen to highlight that in a ‘touch of festive generosity’ Christmas dinners will come with both roast and mashed potato. .

As well as turkey and two potatoes, the meal will include carrots, brussels sprouts, stuffing, yorkshire pudding, pig in blanket, gravy and cranberry sauce.

The options for dessert are Christmas pudding with custard or brandy sauce or Kelly’s ice cream in chocolate or strawberry.

The cafe will accept bookings of up to 20 people.

Helen Tordoff, Head of Cafes at Morrisons said: “Some small businesses have had a tough year so we have created the best Christmas meal for those on a budget.

“And as our cafés regularly host group meet ups, we thought we’d extend the invite to local companies so they can save some Christmas costs.

“It will mean that more people can get into the party spirit without breaking the bank.”

Vegan and vegetarian options are also available for the meal.

Bookings can only be made in person by visiting the store and asking for the Cafe Manager or Community Champion.

The meal offer was also in place at stores around the UK last year.

Diners could enjoy a similar menu for the same price of £7.50 a head for three courses.

The Christmas Meal Deal has been reinstated this year in response to research showing that 70 percent of workers in the UK expect cutbacks to their work Christmas parties this year because of tough trading conditions, economic uncertainty and fragile confidence.

Five percent of workers expected their work Christmas do to be cancelled altogether.

The research was conducted by London-based independent research company FLY Research, in a survey of 1,000 UK workers this month.

Morrisons is one of the UK’s largest food retailers with 120,000 employees in 494 stores serving 12 million customers every week.

As well as supermarkets, Morrisons offers cafés, pharmacies, dry cleaners and over 300 petrol stations.