Can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner?

For PAs, EAs and support staff, this means one thing… it’s time to start thinking about organising the staff Christmas party and sourcing gifts for clients.

To make your life easier in the run-up to the festive season we’ve collated some of the offerings from some fab bars, restaurants and retailers in the city.

Read on to learn more…

Christmas at Bitters n' Twisted Venues

We may have just experienced the hottest day on record but we can't ignore the fact that the time for mince pies and mistletoe is approaching fast!

Bitters n' Twisted VenuesCocktails at The Island Bar are offering you the chance to save the date for your office party now - leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the summer before the finer details are needed.

Take your pick from South American vibes at Bodega, an old fashioned shindig at The Rose Villa Tavern or a Gin Masterclass and 'do at The Jekyll & Hyde.

Fans of cocktails & mischief should head over to Island Bar or get a little bit of everything at The Victoria.

Feeling a little more casual? A BBQ style dinner awaits at Buffalo & Rye or go the whole hog and hire the whole venue!

Wanna check out the space before you decide on a venue? All Bitters n' Twisted venue websites now have 360-degree tours... 

Click on the venue name below to take a look around. 

Bodega Cantina 

City Centre or Sutton Coldfield

2 courses for £17.95

BH Function room hire - holds 80

Enquire here for City Centre or here for Sutton

Buffalo & Rye 

Bennetts Hill

2 courses for £18.95

Full hire available - holds 40

Enquire here

Island Bar 

Suffolk Street Queensway

Cocktail Masterclass & Buffet - £30 pp

Tiki Bar hire - holds 60

Enquire here

Jekyll & Hyde

Steelhouse Lane

Gin Masterclasses - £25 pp

Gin Parlour Hire - holds 30

Enquire here

The Rose Villa Tavern

Warstone Lane, Jewellery Quarter

3 courses of US-style food £19.95

Grey Goose Lounge hire - holds 80

Enquire here

The Victoria

John Bright Street

Cocktail Masterclass & Buffet - £30pp

Function Room hire - holds 100

Enquire here

To sweeten the deal, any bookings that are confirmed before the end of August 2019 will receive a gift for you, the organiser.

Take your pick from either a £10 voucher to spend at any Bitters n' Twisted venue or a bottle of fizz to enjoy at home*

*This offer has been extended for PA guide members from the original July 31st cut off.  Please quote "PA Guide" when booking. A booking is only confirmed when the deposit is paid and Ts and Cs have been received.  

Celebrate in style at Hotel du Vin

Hotel du Vin has recently undergone a £1m refurbishment which saw the redecoration of all of its 66 bedrooms and suites. Set in a Grade II listed former Victorian Eye Hospital and perfectly located in the heart of Birmingham's business district, the hotel provides a beautiful setting for the festive season.

HDV Xmas

The hotel's chic Bistro du Vin has put together a delicious three-course celebration menu, available for lunch and dinner. Priced at £34.95 per person from Sunday - Wednesday and £39.95 from Thursday - Saturday, the menu features French classics with a distinctly British twist.

The bistro boasts an extensive wine and Champagne list, with over 40 delights to pick from or keep things simple with a celebration drinks package for just £20 per person.

Looking for a private party? Hotel du Vin has five stunning private rooms, ranging in capacity from 15 to 84 people seated or up to 100 for a drinks reception.

To learn more, take a look at the Hotel du Vin Christmas brochure here.

Make a booking enquiry by emailing Stephanie Taylor here.

Dreaming of a Malmaison Christmas?

For the ultimate Christmas celebration, look no further than the very glam Malmaison, a four-star hotel with 193 beautifully styled rooms and suites, as well as the glittering Chez Mal Brasserie.

Malmaison ChristmasStarting at just £29.95 per person, Chez Mal's three-course celebrations menu features traditional festive favourites including ballotine of turkey with all the trimmings, Daube of Beef and a delicious sticky toffee Christmas pudding. Make your meal even merrier by ordering some of the great drinks packages on offer*, such as six bottles of mixed house wine for £100 or six bottles of Prosecco for £200.

To find out more, take a look at Malmaison's Christmas brochure here.

Make a booking enquiry by emailing Stephanie Taylor here.

*Drinks packages are only available in advance and must be ordered two weeks before your party.

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Gaucho RestaurantSituated in the heart of the business district, Gaucho Birmingham is the city’s hotspot for destination lunches, evening dining and private events. The new style of décor is stylish and contemporary, but warm and welcoming, having taken inspiration from rural Argentina and its giant Ombu trees.

Gaucho's food and wine menus have a contemporary global influence, based strongly around modern Argentina. They create an experience beyond dining, with a unique and educated style.

Birmingham has a unique private dining room, located within a glass wine-room, allowing you the opportunity for intimacy but also the whole dining experience that Gaucho offers.

Dine at Gaucho this Christmas to experience the affordable side of impressive and receive a complimentary bubbly reception for you and your guests.

They also know that loyalty should be rewarded, which is why Gaucho have their very own PA Club.

Membership to our exclusive PA Club includes:

Access to complimentary events throughout the year, including networking events and fam trips.

Booking rewards and incentives.

A dedicated email and phone line for swift assistance for last minute and priority bookings.

To join, please email:

Celebrate Christmas in the height of luxury at Marco Pierre White, Birmingham

MPW MartiniThis year at Marco Pierre White we have prepared the best menus, drinks packages and entertainment that offer great quality and value!

Festive lunches, dinners and afternoon teas take place throughout December:

Festive Lunches
25 Nov – 30 Dec, 12pm – 4.30pm

Festive Dinner 
25 Nov – 30 Dec, 5pm – 11pm

Festive Afternoon Tea
1 – 31 December, 12pm – 5pm


Not forgetting Christmas Day with live music from our musicians, fantastic selections of festive drinks and delicious festive menu choices with all the trimmings!

If you book a table of six or more before September 30th you will receive a £50 voucher to spend at Marco Pierre White in January 2020!

What’s more, if you mention ‘The PA Guide’ upon booking, all guests will receive a FREE glass of fizz with their meal!

To view menus and drinks packages please visit:

Our reservations and events team are on hand to help guide you through the booking process, ensuring a great festive celebration experience for you and your guests.

To discuss your requirements with our team and to book, please contact: // 0121 634 3433

Explore a secret garden of food and drink at The Botanist

The Botanist BirminghamMore than simply a bar, The Botanist Birmingham could be likened to a secret garden full of intrigue and mystery.  It's a place where resident botanists craft out unusual concoctions and antiquities and trinkets hang from walls.  We're known for our mouth-watering menus, taste bud tingling cocktails and nightly live music. Our customers come back time after time and, since our opening in 2015, we have won 19 awards throughout the hospitality industry.

Christmas at The Botanist is a truly special time of the year. Think twinkly lights, delectable menus, enticing drinks and nightly live music to get you in the Christmas spirit.

The main restaurant can hold up to 120 people with tables of 2,4 and 8’s that can be joined together or larger tables can be adjacent or next to each other.

The downstairs private dining room is suitable for up to 40 diners and you will have your own server. Hire of the private room is based on a minimum spend with its own private adjacent bar with a combined capacity of 100 people if you are looking at a buffet.

We also have a delicious two-course menu at £23.50 (available Monday to Thursday 12 to 5pm) or three-course menu available at £29.95 with a wide range of festive drinks packages.

Please email Sue on for more details.

Order your Harvey Nichols Hamper now

Harvey Nichols HamperOur friends at Harvey Nichols in the Mailbox have recently released their 2019 collection of hampers.

They've put together 29 wicker baskets and gift boxes filled with the finest food, wines and spirits – the lot. Holding everything from Jingle Balls (white-chocolate truffles infused with gin and lemon) to Naughty Nibbles (sorry, Santa), panettone (three kinds, all made in Italy) to pistachios (cocoa-dusted, of course). Whether your recipient prefers sweet or savoury, we think you’ll find something to fill them with Christmas cheer.

If you are looking for the perfect gift for your client, host, friend or family, drop Harvey Nichols an email here to discuss your requirements.

Fazenda Bar & Grill

Large Private Dining Room at Fazenda BirminghamLocated on the prestigious Colmore Row, Fazenda Birmingham brings all the tradition behind the unique Brazilian way of serving in the heart of the financial district.

Fusing century-old gaúcho traditions and rodizio dining in opulent surroundings, Fazenda Bar & Grill boasts an interior which exudes elegance and splendour, with continuous table-side service of the finest grilled meats and a selection of gourmet sides from the salad bar.

Whether you're celebrating with family, friends or colleagues, Fazenda's December Menu is the perfect festive experience for all.


Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine whilst indulging in a selection of exquisite meats from their usual rodizio selection, accompanied by dishes from their gourmet sides bar and a sharing board of delightful petit fours to finish.

View December Menu

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Why not treat your loved ones with a Fazenda Gift Voucher this December?

Give the Gift of the Fazenda Experience

For all reservations and event enquiries, you can contact Fazenda's Relationships & Events Manager

Christmas party showstopper at unique venues birmingham

The Greatest Showstopper LogoUnique Venues Birmingham are thrilled to announce that they have an exciting, thrilling and exhilarating Christmas party offering for you and your colleagues!

Roll up and secure your ringside seats for our Christmas Party Extravaganza - The Greatest Showstopper!

Arrive to a circus-themed welcome drink and immerse yourself in the stunning circus theme and décor with themed table centres and photo area. Go crazy with the festive novelties and confetti cannons and enjoy a delicious three-course menu including half a bottle of wine per person. You’ll be entertained all evening by a glamorous ringmaster DJ and host and the private bar goes on until 1am!


Party packages are available over a variety of dates during December and cost from £67 per person.

Contact UVB today to secure your place at their Christmas Party Showstopper:

Call on 0121 245 2066 or email:


Three Church Rd XmasChristmas 2019 is fast approaching!

Three Church Road’s bespoke festive menus are proving very popular and they are excited to be spending this special time of year with so many people.

If you haven’t made plans for your Christmas celebrations, the stylish restaurant in Edgbaston still has a limited number of tables available.

Whether you feel like a three-course indulgent dinner or a light afternoon tea, Three Church Road has something for everyone.

Take a look at their menus here.

Make a booking enquiry here.

a christmas party with a fabulous 'unfortunate' twist at the hippodrome

Christmas Party Nights alongside Unfortunate!

Save £10pp on a party of six or more for a Christmas Party with a fabulous ‘Unfortunate’ Twist – Thu 19 Dec, Just £50pp to include: welcome drink, 3-course dinner, premium show ticket and after-party.

We're having a party on Thu 19 Dec .... and you're invited! Make the Hippodrome your number one party destination to celebrate with friends and colleagues this Christmas.

Join us for a Christmas celebration with a difference alongside the fabulous musical parody Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch. It’s time to take the plunge as we reveal what really happened under the sea, in a tell-all tale of sex, sorcery and suckers.

It’s hilarious ….

Be part of mix in party with colleagues, family or friends in our Circle Restaurant Places are just £50 per person (with this offer, a saving of £10 pp) to include your show ticket, welcome drink, delicious seated dinner in our festively decorated spaces and our Drag Queen DJ-hosted party through till midnight!

Call Beth to book on 0121 689 3084 and quote PAGUIDEURSULA