BOOKING early for Christmas helps ensure you get the venue of your choice - an important factor when you're looking for somewhere that suits all tastes, and which is popular enough to get full both during the festive party season and on Christmas Day itself.
With space for up to 80 diners, Imli Lounge on Kingsley Park Terrace is big enough for most office parties, and has a menu that's wide and varied, with spicy Indian dishes just as popular as the milder, or even English dishes, for those who don't want the heat.
Imli Lounge is always busy throughout December, as party organiser or the Christmas Day host leaves everything in the hands of owner Saf Choudhury and his experienced team so that they can relax and enjoy the occasion with family and friends.
As we approach the party season, Saf is inviting party organisers to find out more about the options available at the restaurant, whether it's for a big group, or just a table for five or six.
"We're always busy in the run-up to Christmas, so making a reservation is essential and booking early ensures the organisers don't have any last minute hassle," said Saf.
"There isn't a specific festive menu, but we are always happy to accommodate groups who want to have a night out and enjoy our specials and traditional favourites. We can put together bespoke drinks and dining menus for those who want them, otherwise our Wednesday banquet night is ideal for large groups as it's excellent value for money and so is the perfect opportunity to try something new.
"Or, of course, they can just book any evening they choose and select their food from the regular menu.
"People tend to stick with what they know they like, but a banquet night is a good chance to be a bit more daring because it's value for money and you can get dishes to share. There are plenty of English alternatives on the menu, like steak and scampi, so there's something for everyone."
The banquet night allows diners to enjoy a starter, main course, side dish between two and naan bread or rice for the fixed price of £10.95 per person (with a £3 charge for duck, king prawn or venison dishes).
On Christmas Day itself, Imli Lounge has a menu that has something for everyone. There's a selection of Indian dishes to appeal to all tastes, including korma and korai, as well as the traditional roast turkey and all the trimmings, sirloin steak chasseur or roast chicken.
A starter and dessert are included in the price, £28.95 per person (children's meals are half price).
Reservations, with a £10 deposit per person and menu choices must be made for Christmas Day, and ideally, bookings should also be made for the banquet nights.