Every day is a celebration at Las Iguanas... especially the festive season!

Every day is a celebration at Las Iguanas... especially the festive season!

Summer’s well and truly over and thoughts are turning to winter; wrapping up, getting cosy and looking ahead to the most wonderful time of the year.

As Christmas planning commences, Las Iguanas are thrilled to reveal the Christmas menu which will be available at their Latin American restaurants, alongside a new charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness. This year all Christmas Party bookings at Las Iguanas will also help to support homeless young people across the country (www.eyh.org.uk).

Las Iguanas’ Carnival Christmas menu will host festive celebrations large and small from 30th November, throughout December and up until 11th January for late Christmas parties. With happy hour all day every day*, there’s no better place for a celebration.

The Christmas menu has been carefully developed by the talented team of skilled chefs at Las Iguanas; all of whom love to discover unique flavours and inspiring recipes from Latin America and bring them to life closer to home, cooked from scratch daily at the restaurants.

There is something for everyone on the Christmas menu, and a taste bud-tingling three course feast will transport diners to tropical climes. To start try Nachos Navidad, vegan Jackfruit Tinga Tacos, smoky Cha Cha Chorizo or zingy Smoked Salmon Tiradito.

Main courses are plentiful and just as delicious and making a decision on what to have will be trickier than choosing which present to open first. Lechon Cuban Pork Belly, slow cooked with Mojo Criollo – an orange, garlic and oregano sauce - on sweet potato and kale mash topped with crumbled ‘chicharrones’ crackling will please any meat lover.

Veggies can tuck in to Asado Verduras flame-grilled steaks of aubergine and cauliflower with creamed corn and halloumi fries (vegan option available), and veggie Chimichangas are back by popular demand. Classic Fajitas will hit all the right notes and get you fired up for the fiesta. Sirloin Steak, sustainable fish and creamy Brazilian Xinxim chicken and crayfish curry also feature.

Christmas is all about indulgence so remember to save room for dessert. Enjoy sumptuous sweets such as Chocolate Brigadeiro Cheesecake; dulce de leche cheesecake topped with brigadeiro chocolate sauce and crushed malted nuts. Cinco Leche Cake is soft sponge soaked in cream, milk and arequipe with cinnamon, topped with a fluffy toasted meringue, and vegan Tembleque coconut pudding is smooth and creamy, with tropical mango and winter berries.

Several menu options are available, sure to please any budget. The Anytime menu offers two courses for £19.95 or three for £24.95, with the option to add an arrival drink for £3.95; the Spiced Mango Mimosa is not to be missed. A 2-course lunch menu is available until 4pm on selected dates for just £14.95 for a starter and a main.

Are you the nominated party planner? Your efforts will be rewarded with a tasty gift voucher to spend in the New Year; £20 for a group of 10 or more and £50 for groups of over 30.

For a very grown up celebration, Las Iguanas’ bottomless brunch menu will also be on offer on each Sunday in December and must be pre-booked. At £24.95 per head, the two-course menu with unlimited** bubbles or beer is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit! Selected restaurants are also open for a delicious Christmas Day lunch.

This Christmas Las Iguanas are proud to announce their new partnership with End Youth Homelessness, an organisation which brings together 11 regional charities to tackle the UK-wide issue of youth homelessness on a national scale. End Youth Homelessness focusses on homeless young people specifically and helps to provide them with the housing, education and support they need to turn their lives around and build successful futures. For every Christmas party booking made, Las Iguanas will donate £5 and are hoping to raise £20,000 this Christmas to support some of the 83,000-young people that experience homelessness in the UK every year.

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*Excludes Las Iguanas Royal Festival Hall where times vary

** Offer varies in Scotland due to local licensing restrictions

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