Exclusive Festive Gatherings

Experience a truly exceptional Christmas celebration, exclusively tailored for University of Leeds employees.

  • Outside Cloth Hall Court with Santa

Christmas at Cloth Hall Court

Why not treat your team to a memorable off-campus adventure and indulge in a festive treat?

Our shared catering space promises an extraordinary experience, with events expected to sell out quickly. No need to reserve a separate room, but if you’re interested in arranging a meeting before or after the festivities, we’re pleased to offer those at a discounted rate.

Act fast, as we have very limited availability on select dates—only on the 15, 18, and 19 of December.

We’re exploring the possibility of adding more dates to accommodate your needs. If these dates don’t align with your schedule, you can also consider our festive menus at University House or The Refectory, available for private hire.

To book Cloth Hall Court please complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Two-course Christmas Buffet

Served 12pm – 1.30pm, £24.95 per person.

  • Roast bronze turkey, gravy and pigs in blankets
  • Wild mushroom and chestnut suet pudding, vegan gravy
  • Garlic and sage roasted new potatoes (vg)
  • Maple roasted carrots and parsnips (vg)
  • Mulled balsamic red cabbage (vg)
  • Brussel sprouts, feta and pomegranate dressing (vg)
  • Fine beans with orange and winter leaves (vg)
  • Christmas pudding, warm vanilla custard (vg)

Includes tea, coffee & one glass of wine per person.

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Served 2.30pm – 4pm, £19.95 per person.

  • Selection of finger sandwiches and wraps: Roast turkey and stuffing, smoked salmon cocktail, brie and cranberry (v) cucumber and whipped vegan feta (vg)
  • Scotch quail’s eggs, cranberry sauce
  • Ham hock and truffled chestnut tarts
  • Brussel sprout bhajis (vg)
  • Mince pies with brandy butter (v)
  • Egg nogg tartlets (v)
  • Chocolate orange pots (vg)

Includes tea, coffee & one glass of wine per person.

Festive canapés & drinks reception

Served 4pm – 6pm, £24.95 per person.

90 minutes reception with house wine, beer and soft drinks (3 drinks per person). With a choice of 3 canapés from the following:

  • Ham hock terrine, sourdough croute, clementine ketchup
  • Smoked salmon cocktail blini, confit tomato, Marie rose
  • Pig in blanket sausage rolls, grain mustard mayo
  • Little baked potato, Brussel sprout Caesar, truffled cashew cream (vg)
  • Smoked cheddar arancini, cranberry sauce (v)
  • Savoury choux buns, smoked cheddar mousse, apricot gel (v)
  • Mince pies (v)
  • Fruit cake, Yorkshire blue, walnuts (v)

Day Delegate Rate Festive Lunch

Served throughout December, £42.50 per person.

The Cloth Hall Court Day Delegate rate includes:

  • Main room hire
  • Venue management
  • Arrival refreshments – Fairtrade coffee, tea, a selection of mini-Danish pastries and fresh fruit platters
  • Mid-morning refreshments – Fairtrade coffee, tea and festive sweet treats
  • Two-course hot folk buffet
  • Afternoon refreshments – Fairtrade coffee, tea and festive sweet treats

University House

Embrace the holiday spirit at University House! Join us for a festive team lunch at University House this December. With availability for groups of 4 to 75 guests, our festive menu promises a memorable Christmas gathering. Book your celebration now and savour the season’s flavours.

To book University House please complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Christmas menu

Two-course £29.95 / three-course £38.95

Organiser to choose one option per course, with vegetarian alternative


  • Spiced coconut and sweet potato soup topped with crème fraîche, toasted seeds, chilli oil (V) (GF)
  • Pulled ham hock roulade with homemade piccalilli & baby leaves (GF)
  • Yorkshire crab & avocado tian with dressed leaves and lemon gel (GF)


  • Turkey escalope filled with pork stuffing wrapped in pancetta bacon, served with seasonal vegetables, thyme roasted potatoes & turkey jus
  • Pan fried sea bass with sweet potato fondant, wilted greens, pan fried mushrooms & béarnaise sauce (GF)
  • Pea and leek risotto topped with homemade parsley pesto & crispy leeks (V) (GF)


  • Christmas pudding with crème anglaise & poached berries (V)
  • Sticky toffee pudding served with toffee sauce and vanilla bean ice cream (V)
  • Stem ginger crème brûlée & salted shortbread (V)
  • Poached spiced fruit with raspberry sorbet (Ve) (GF)

The Refectory

Why not bring the whole team together to enjoy delicious food made with the best seasonal flavours, along with Christmas trees and crackers? The Refectory is a great place to host your festive get-together. To book The Refectory please complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Hot buffet

Served throughout December, £19.95 per person.

  • Roast turkey with pigs in blankets and sage and onion stuffing ball and gravy
  • Mushroom and stilton wellington with roasted onion gravy (V)
  • Roast potatoes
  • Creamed potatoes
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Syrup glazed roasted root vegetables
  • Chef’s dessert table

Three-course dinner

Served throughout December, £35 per person.


  • Spiced butternut squash soup with crème fraîche and crispy croutons (v)
  • Pea and ham hock terrine with an autumn fruit chutney


  • Roast turkey with pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing ball, seasonal vegetables and gravy
  • Roasted beetroot & mushroom wellington with seasonal vegetables and roasted onion gravy (ve)


  • Traditional Christmas pudding with luxury rum sauce (v)
  • Indulgent salted caramel and chocolate tartlet with soused raspberries (v)

Sleigh Bells Ringing, Tables Filling – Act Fast!

Please take a moment to fill in our enquiry form, and our team will reach out within 2 working days to chat all things Christmas with you.