The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party
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The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party

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Bring your appetite when you visit The Great Dickens Christmas Fair - there is ever so much to eat and drink!

Feast on delicious foods from the British Empire and beyond, from scrumptious savories to tempting hand-crafted sweets. Then visit one of our 5 traditional pubs to enjoy draft ales, wine, and champagne, or wrap your hands around a Hot Buttered Rum, Irish coffee, or Hot Toddy. Or, enjoy a traditional English High Tea with Scones and little sandwiches - anytime is teatime in Britain!

Food prices at the Dickens Fair range from desserts/coffee/tea at $2 to full plated meals at $17. Reservation meals at Cuthbert's Tea Shoppe are $27. No food vendors accept credit cards; there are four ATMs in the event (two in the entrance lobby, and two on Fish Street inside the Bank of London).

Savories

RoastedChestnutsCloseup The Chestnut Cart (Jonah Nickolds) Roasted organic chestnuts, served hot in traditional paper cones. Delicious and nutritious - helps to stave off scurvy!

 

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Acropolis Greek Food (Ted & Glynnis Papageorgacopoulos):

  • Egg Lemon soup
  • Gyros
  • Chicken Pitas, Falafel Pita, Athenina Pita (salad in a pita
  • Greek salad
  • Spanakopita (spinach pie), Tyropita (cheese pie)
  • Kalamata olives
  • Moussaka plate
  • Dolmas
  • Piroshki
  • Baklava and delicious ice cream desserts and floats

 

HMS Fish and Chips
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HMS Fish & Chips (Art & Cookie Napala):

  • Traditional English fish and chips
  • Oysters
  • Calamari
  • New England Clam Chowder

 

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The Tippling Toad (Patrick Morris) Delicious full meals, including turkey, duck, and chicken platters, with all the sides and extras. A Christmas favorite. Don't forget the pumpkin pie!

A private dining parlour may be reserved for a special sit-down feast. There are two seatings a day, at 2:00 and 4:00; included in the reservation is a ticket for the Saucy French Postcards Review. Advance reservations are recommended, and can be made either at the counter or in advance by emailing [email protected].

 

Mr. Barker's Bangers
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Mr. Barker's Bangers (Valerie Taylor):

  • Banger sausages (mild and hot & spicy) with grilled onions or sauerkraut
  • Smoked bratwurst sausages
  • Bangers and mash plates
  • Gourmet French onion soup
  • Iced tea

 

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Mr. Punch's Pasta (Andrew Patterson) A favorite of children of all ages!

  • Farfalle (Bowtie) Pasta with Marinara Sauce
  • Farfalle (Bowtie) Pasta with Marinara Sauce and Meatballs
  • Farfalle (Bowtie) Pasta with Butter
  • Meatball Sandwich with Marinara Sauce and Mozzarella
  • Fresh Garden Salad with Cucumber, Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes, and Ranch or Italian
  • Dressing
  • Side of Meatballs
  • Garlic Sourdough Bread

 

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Daybreak Crepes/Roast Beef (David Day):

  • Roast Beef Platter or Sandwich
  • Yorkshire Pudding
  • Bread Pudding w/Anglaise Sauce
  • Crepes Savory or Sweet
  • Coffee, Americano, Espresso, Latte, Mocha (optional syrup flavors)
  • Iced Coffee or Tea

 

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Fresh Popped Popcorn (Andrew Patterson) Fresh hot, buttered popcorn served all day in front of the Victoria & Albert Theatre.

 

Samirah Cuisine

Aunt Samirah's East India Cookery (Hornsby): Have a visit to Aunt Samirah's and revive your step with a serving of our butter curry over rice. Or choose a full dinner plate that includes saag paneer, side salad and naan. Prepare yourself to become enchanted with the flavors of the Far East!

  • Chicken tikka masala
  • Butter curry chicken
  • Saag paneer
  • Yellow curry vegetables
  • Garden salad with roasted curry vegetables
  • Coconut rice pudding
  • Mango Lassi
  • Ginger tea served hot or iced

Sweets

AlmondsCloseup Cinnamon Crunch Almonds (Valerie Taylor) Glazed and roasted before you, these sweet nuts are habit-forming!

 

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Maclaren's Cookies & Milk (Andrew Patterson) Fresh-baked warm Cookies and Ice Cold Milk. A holiday favorite!

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Snickerdoodle Cookies
  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Triple Chocolate Cookies
  • White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
  • Ice Cold 2% Milk

 

Dickens Fair Coffee Shop

Mr. Brown's Fine Coffee and Tea (Jeremy & Kristi McMaster) offers refreshing hot Artisan roasted coffee,Turkish coffee and Chai made from scratch.

ShopDickensFairOnlineVisit us online at http://www.mullahsteahouse.com/!

Delicious artisan roasted coffee (Mullah’s Blend and Turkish Blend) available whole bean or ground.

Sealed pouches of cold brew coffee, and our specialty Mullah’s Spicy Chai are also available for delivery.

Mr. Brown’s Fine Coffee and Tea thanks you for your patronage!

 

Tea Parlour

Cuthbert's Tea Shoppe (Sue Honor) is the place where visitors to the Dickens Christmas Fair can come and enjoy a nice pot of tea, scones, tea sandwiches, and delightful desserts in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Victorian London.

Patrons do not need reservations, but without a reservation there is a possibility that we may not have space available due to our Shoppe's popularity, especially for our 4 p.m. High Tea service.

To make a reservation online, please visit www.cuthbertsteashoppe.com. Reservations can also be made directly at Cuthbert's at the Fair by checking with the hostess to see if there is space available.

In addition to tea, our menu includes Tea Sandwiches, brownies, gingerbread, rum cake, Devon puffs, plum pudding, English sticky toffee pudding, shortbread, trifle, fruit cup, gingersnaps, tarts, and macaroons. Gluten-free and/or vegan options available of most items!

 

Bramosia Fine Chocolates & Candies
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Bramosia Fine Chocolates & Candies (Paul Schneider) Fine hand-made artisan chocolates and candies by the piece or by the box, including:

  • Luscious truffles
  • Creamy caramels
  • Buttery toffee
  • Rich rocky road with fresh made marshmallows

All of our delicious chocolates are gluten, soy, and GMO free. We have three vegan/dairy-free options. The chocolate is fair trade certified.

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Are you saddened that you won't be able to go to Dickens Fair this year? Missing getting your fix of some delicious Hot Buttered Rum? While we can't do anything about the former, we can help you with your Hot Buttered Rum needs!

Order our Hot Buttered Rum Mix now and we will ship you a jar or two (or ten, we don't judge!), directly to you. A 9 oz jar is only $9.50, plus $12 shipping and handling. ( if you buy larger amounts, we should be able to combine shipping costs to get this lower per jar.) Bulk orders are also welcome. Contact us for pricing. All orders shipped USPS priority mail.
 
To order, please visit us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bramosiachocolates, and direct message us there. All orders shipped within 48 hours of payment.

 

TwoEnglishLadies 2020

Two English Ladies (Bob Holdstock) A mother-daughter team born right here in England, specializing in traditional cream tea products:

  • Lemon curd; orange, lime and apple cinnamon curd
  • Traditional scone mixes
  • Shortbread
  • Royal cream (our version of clotted cream)
  • Specialty tea

Take home everything you will need for an authentic English Cream Tea to have with family and friends; everything is made according to original English recipes!

ShopDickensFairOnlineOur delicious products are available for purchase online at https://www.twoenglishladies.com/.

 

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London’s Finest Cakes & Puddings/Artisan Candies (Kristen and Dean Scott) All of our treats are made from scratch and are perfect for serving at your next holiday meal or giving as gifts to friends. We use only the finest ingredients to create tasty, mouth-watering cakes, candies and mince including:

  • Liquor Cakes
  • Lemon Tea Cakes
  • Scottish Tablet and Peanut Brittle
  • Yule Cakes
  • Fruit Mincemeat and Cranberry Mince
  • And the celebrated English Christmas Pudding!

Our handmade fruit mince (also known as mincemeat), and cranberry mince are perfect for making mincemeat tarts and pies, and serving at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Come by for a sample!

ShopDickensFairOnlineOur cakes, and our other sweet treats, are available online at https://celticteashoppe.com/.

 

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B & P Confectionary & Toy Shoppe (Boucher & Patterson) A distinguished establishment catering to those looking for sweets and treasures for both the young and young at heart.

We aspire to provide our customers with quality, imported confections that will surely bring joy to even the most discerning palette. The establishment is run by Mrs. Truly S. Boucher and her partners, Mr. A. Patter and Mr. M. Son, long time local merchants and proprietors of all things sweet, tasty and indulgent.

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Salt Pedlars (Larson): Salt Pedlars brings tasty treasures from exotic lands for the betterment of our glorious Empire and the favor of Queen Victoria. After many months of travel on the world's oceans, the finest salts and spices arrive safely in London’s harbour and are delivered to our humble shop. Come sample these tasty riches that have so pleased our beloved Monarch!

Four Traditional Pubs & the Bohemian Absinthe Bar

Serving draft ales, wine, and champagne, hot buttered rum, Irish coffee, hot spiced mead, hot mulled wine, and hot toddies, as well as sodas and other cold drinks.

  • The Leather Bottle in the Grand Concourse, just by Jingles Gate
  • The Prince Edward Pub in Bellringer's Row (Port tasting at 5:30 pm. Reservations required; please speak to your server to procure your ticket.)
  • The Mermaid Inn in Cratchit's Yard (Port tastings at 12 Noon, 1:45 pm, and 4:00 pm. Reservations required; please speak to your server to procure your ticket.)
  • The Bohemian Absinthe Bar in Fagin's Alley
  • Mad Sal's Dockside Inn in Ale House Alley

 

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