2021 BBC Grand Christmas Party – 7PM Friday 10th December

Mark your diary from 7 pm onwards on Friday, 10th December 2021!  After the last year’s woes and cancellations, polish off your dancing shoes it is time for fun! 

This year the Christmas Party will be at Hôtel Vatel, 4 cours du Médoc, 33070 BORDEAUX, an excellent venue close to the Quai des Marques and its ‘outlet shops’ in the Chartrons, Bordeaux. There is also the benefit of a tram stop very close by.

Even better, there is a tram stop nearby!

The evening begins at 7 pm with an aperitif and canapes this is followed by a 3-course dinner, wine and coffee.   Just for your enjoyment dinner will be followed by a little entertainment and dancing into the small hours.


Aperitif and Canapes



Burrata Rotie a la pistache, jambon pata negra 24 mois,

Crème d’asperge et notes d’agrumes


Risotto aux noix de Saint-Jacques grilles, legumes

Croquants et beurre au Noilly Prat



Filet de canette roti et contise a la piperade, blettes,

Pome de terre et epinars en tourte truffee


Saint Pierre braise au combawa, tartae au celery et algues,

artichaut en barigoule, puree de panais



Banane frecinette rotie flambee au rhum, glace vanilla-tonka,

Biscuit moelleux au citron


Traou Ma a la fleur de sel, cremeux chocolat noir et ganache montee noisette



Inclusive of red or white wine and water.

Tickets are 47 euros a head for members and 55 euros for non-members and guests.  The price includes, aperitif & canapes, three course menu, water, wine and coffee.   Closing date for registration is 3rd December.

Please note that in compliance with current regulations the hotel will require you to have available for scanning either a pass sanitaire (paper or electronic QR code) or negative covid test taken within 48 hours.

You can register for this event by purchasing tickets on-line using HELLOASSO (giving your menu choices) or by sending an email to Norma copy Collette at president@bordeauxbritish.com and eventorgcg@bordeauxbritish.com


Hotel Vatel has only 10 rooms and these range between 100 and 130 euros.  Reservations must be made directly with our contact Marina at the hotel using email,  m.blezeau@hotelvatel.fr and YOU MUST STATE THAT YOU ARE ATTENDING THE BORDEAUX BRITISH CHRISTMAS PARTY.   As the number of rooms is limited the hotel has an agreement with ‘Seeko’O Hotel, just 5 minutes’ walk along the quai, rooms will be charged at 130 euros (normally 190-230 euros) again Marina at Hotel Vatel will make the reservation for you to get the reduced rate.  A reduced fee for overnight parking at the Quai des Marques can be obtained from the hotel reception.  Other nearby hotels are Mercure Bordeaux Chateau Chartrons, 81 Cours Saint-Louis, Chartrons Bordeau 33300, 8 minutes’ walk away, rooms on booking.com range from 102 to 207 euros per night depending upon your chosen room.  Mercure City Hotel, Mondial Centre Ville, 20 Quai Chartrons 33080 is 12 minutes’ walk away, rooms on booking.com range between 113 and 174 euros.

Address:  Hotel Vatel, 4 Cours du Medoc, 33070 Bordeaux.  Tel 05 56 11 01 11. Tramline B, stop ‘Cours du Medoc’.  Parking opposite the hotel at the Quai des Marques (ask at the hotel reception for reduced parking fee), also on street parking and at parking metres (orange zone charges apply, free after 7 pm).