8 of the best places for a cracking Christmas party

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The festive season is fast approaching, and all the best party venues will already be booking up fast. These fantastic local places have everything you need to enjoy the perfect Christmas get-together with friends and family Let your hair down and celebrate the end of the year in style, as groups of friends, families and workmates gather together in hotels, restaurants and night-spots to eat, drink and be merry at their annual Christmas parties. If you’re responsible for organising the get-together in 2017, your role as head of festive frivolities comes with its own unique pressure and you’ll also no doubt want to put on the most brilliant bash possible to impress your friends, colleagues, and maybe even your bosses. To ease some of that pressure, The Herald has put together a list of some of the county’s best Christmas party venues that have everything you need to really get in the spirit this winter. So grab some tasty festive food, knock back a glass of bubbly and dance the night away at one of these fantastic places in Devon and Cornwall. Zuzimo! Zuzimo! Restaurant & Tapas on Vauxhall Street is a vibrant independent eatery which offers something for everyone. The couple behind the success of the vibrant independent eatery are Mo and Zuzi, an international pair with a keen eye for giving customers a well-rounded dining experience.Their determination to bring flavours of the world, together with top-notch service and plenty of personality, has elevated the 70-cover restaurant to one of Plymouth's most beloved venues during the past four years. There really is something for everyone, and diners can eat around the world in one sitting - from pasta and Teriyaki, to tapas and Persian flavours. There is also plenty of room to move and no end of fun at monthly themed nights which promise a focus on a specific regional food. Christmas at Zuzimo! promises diners a real feast, with a superb selection of delicious dishes on offer over the festive period. Start off with the Spanish paella fishcakes, followed by traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings for mains, and then rich chocolate fudge brownie and double cream for dessert. The restaurant is even open on Christmas Day, with the three-course menu and welcome drink for only £34.95 per person. Get in touch: Call 01752 651300 or click the links to visit the website or Facebook page.Popworld Plymouth Known for championing all your guilty pleasures, Popworld has forged a legendary status across the UK for providing memorable nights out filled with fun, laughter and the best pop tunes in town.Its popular Plymouth club will be hosting a number of fantastic Christmas party nights, from Reindeer Rodeos, weekly DJ residency by Sam Callahan, of X Factor fame, and “The XMAS Factor” which gives revellers the chance to win £500. Popworld Plymouth offers venue hire six nights a week for larger parties, as well as providing very popular and bespoke party packages which include table service all night - so all you need to do is sit back, relax and let the experienced team do all the hard work. So, visit Popworld Plymouth this Christmas and 'Spice Up Your Life' with a sprinkling of the Spice Girls, or even a good old sing-along with your work friends to Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'.The Miners Arms The Miners Arms is a popular pub and restaurant in the picturesque village of Hemerdon, situated five minutes outside Plympton. It offers a perfect meeting place for families, couples and dog walkers to grab a drink and a delicious meal.Its vaulted restaurant is spacious and light. In fact, one wall and part of the ceiling is a huge window, meaning you can look out across the rolling Plymouth countryside as you tuck into one the tasty dishes on the extensive menu. Head chef Jordan Turfrey is the foodie mastermind at The Miners Arms - and his cooking credentials are superb along with the team who support him, as they turn carefully-sourced ingredients into delicious dishes. Whether you're looking for a light bite or a three-course meal, there really is something for everyone. Start off with seared scallops, honey-roasted chorizo and harissa mayonnaise, followed by chargrilled steak and all the trimmings for the main course, and baked white chocolate cheesecake for dessert. Craft ales and cider are a very British tradition, and The Miners Arms has a full calendar of beer and cider events each year, together with a well-stocked bar all year round. The oldest part of the pub is great for a proper pint or for cosying up by the real fire, but there are nooks and crannies in which to chill out at the 70-plus-cover restaurant. Get in touch: Call 01752 336040 or click here to visit the Facebook page. Find them: The Miners Arms, Hemerdon Lane, Hemerdon, Plympton, PL7 5BU. The Stable The Stable in Plymouth has come up with some yummy festive ideas, ready for the cold weather to set in. So grab your tacky jumper, practise your fa-la-las and meet under the mistletoe to enjoy some delicious food.Along with The Turkey Gobbler, the Christmas menu is filled with a selection of pizzas, pies, and salads from the regular menu, plus a couple of special guests. There are plenty of different options on offer, and the chefs can cater for all dietary restrictions - even those afflicted with seasonal turkey addiction! If it’s a set menu you’re after, The Stable has two- and three-course options available, so whether you believe in the need for cheese, or the power of the pudding, the team has got you covered. If you have to cater for the many, not the few, then let The Stable do the hard work for you with its sharing menu, where you can sample a little bit of everything with those you love. And if you're after something a little more special, why not try the cider-tasting experience? At The Stable you'll get lots of food, lots of cider - and you may even learn a thing or two in the process.The Red Lantern The Red Lantern has two fantastic Christmas options available for diners during the festive period. Opened just before Christmas 2016, The Red Lantern replaced the famous Wah Tin restaurant on North Hill.

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