It’s officially December 1st! Christmas is coming up, and it’s time to celebrate with a grand festive feast!
We are starting this December with the ultimate Christmas Guide with the top most stunning restaurants, perfect for hosting your Christmas celebration! From elegant Italian Christmas feasts, to specially curated Christmas menus served in an sophisticated private dining room, or in a glittering wonderland, continue reading to check out the best festive restaurants to take your family and loved ones this Christmas!
Claridge’s Hotel is offering a luxurious six-course Christmas Day feast on an elegant festive table that bursts with decadent Christmas flavours. Celebrate your Christmas at Claridge’s, where you can enjoy a magical lunch or dinner in an exquisitely French-decorated Salon. The Christmas Day Dinner Menu starts of with a Claridge’s seafood cocktail with lobster, langoustine, crab and Marie Rose sauce, to a main course of a Roasted Cambridge Bronze turkey with chipolatas wrapped in bacon, parsnips, carrots and bread sauce. Then finish off with a special Boule de Noël with chestnut, kumquat and Tahitian vanilla ice cream.
Claridge’s, Brook St, London W1K 4HR
This dazzling festive wonderland has more than 8000 glittering baubles that covers every inch of the walls and ceilings. You can enjoy a very 34 Christmas in their exquisitely decorated space, with special festive delights, limited-edition ‘As Choux Like it’ desserts and spice-filled cocktails.
Their a la carte offers seared foie gras with wagu gyoza, plum sauce & sesame, to a rotisserie & grill option that serves a Rotisserie Suffolk chicken with matchstick potatoes, chicken gravy & aioli. Then finish off with their delicious desserts where you can choose from the 34 doughnuts with chocolate sauce, lemon curd & raspberry sauce, or the baked vanilla cheesecake with clementines to share.
34 Grosvenor Square, S Audley St, London W1K 2HD
This one of a kind Al Fresco dining experience is set in an enchanting snow-covered hideaway, located in the Bloomsbury Hotel on Russel Street. This magical terrace will definitely get you into the festive mood, where you can sip on mulled wine and relish in their white chocolate fondue with clementines and strawberries.
16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN
This restaurant offers delicious Christmas classics with a new ‘Miracle on Mount Crumpit’ cocktail menu served in a Dr. Seuss Christmas inspired space, that will for sure make your Christmas celebration fun and memorable. With menus ranging from morning until night, check out The Ivy Chelsea for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, weekend brunch or dinner.
From their a la carte, choose from venison tartare, roast butternut squash with cranberries, to a roasted half chicken with wild mushroom sauce, green beans and Brussels sprouts. For dessert, choose between a special Christmas pudding with almonds, redcurrants and brandy cream, or warm mini mince pies with hazelnut and brandy cream.
195-197 King’s Rd, London SW3 5EQ
Escape to Neverland’s magical Alpine Winterland pop-up, where the Alpine Lodge gives you various festive spaces, like the Bavarian Beer Tent and Alpine Lodge Tables & Sofas, where you can indulge in hot mulled wine and festive fondues around a warm fire pit surrounded by 150 lighted Christmas Trees. Or for something more intimate, you can hire the private Forest Igloos, Winter Chalets and Ski-lift Bubbles for group bookings.
For food you have an ample list of festive classics that ranges from sharing fondues, such as The Gravy Fondue, served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings & pigs in blankets, to a rotisserie chicken with French fries, and Winterland scotch eggs with sausage and sage & onion in a pea puree with turmeric oil.
Neverland, Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW6 2TY
Celebrate the Christmas season at Norma in Fitzgravia, where your friends and family can enjoy a Sicilian-inspired festive feasting menu, in either their private dining room, or their main restaurant.
Their 3 differing feasting menus have been designed for sharing, where you and your guests can enjoy a selection of starters, main courses for the group, and family-style sharing desserts. For starters, it ranges from homemade focaccia, to the ‘Norma’ seafood platter with raw and cooked seafood, to the main of roasted glennarm beef sirloin, grape must and ‘Norma’ aubergine parmigiana, along with sides of Italian winter greens, fried truffle potatoes and slow-roasted pumpkin with raisins, pine nuts and sage. For dessert, the seasonal cannoli selection with homemade limoncello, to the warm chocolate and almond cake with whipped mascarpone & roasted figs, will definitely make a statement on your Christmas feast.
8 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2LS
Step through their decked halls with gorgeously decorated Christmas trees, glittering snowfall, and relish on their Christmas Day menu in the Marcus dining area, where you can enjoy a black truffle risotto with turkey leftover confit and artichoke, to a Thug Estate Turkey in roast chicken fat emulsion with crispy sprouts and pickled cranberry. Then to finish off, the spiced gateau opera with redcurrant and vanilla will be a special way to end your Christmas meal.
(The Berkeley also offers vegetarian Christmas Day menus)
The Berkeley has also created a special Christmas pop-up, where the hotel’s terrace opens to five charming ‘Winter Cabins’, decked with wreathes, fir trees and fairy lights. Enjoy a warm Christmas evening with an alpine-inspired menu and rum-spiked hot chocolates.
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL
This contemporary Michelin Starred restaurant is a one-of-a-kind place to host your Christmas Day celebration. Whether you are looking to host a Christmas Day feast in their stunning private dining room (available for 12 guests), elegant main restaurant, or even just to pop in and try out their festive menu during anytime in December, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is a must-try, where their innovative and unique dishes would leave you memorised.
The Christmas Day menu is a five-course meal, with vegetarian options available. In the menu, expect Plum Meat Fruit with spiced red wine, chicken liver parfait & grilled bread, then a Frumenty grilled langoustine, spelt, smoked sea broth and pickled dulse. Followed by a roast duck with roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, pigs in blankets, stuffing, Brussels sprouts with bacon & smoked chestnuts. Then to dessert, a Christmas Tipsy Cake with spit roast pineapple, vanilla & sherry.
Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA
Located in the heart of Mayfair has transformed into a twinkling Christmas spectacle, where their magical light instillation invites you to a lavishing festive feast with limited-edition desserts.
Discover the flavours of Christmas at Scott’s Starstruck Christmas, inspired by the glamour of the Art Deco era. The main restaurant and the private dining room are decorated in their best festive finery, giving you the most sumptuous setting for your Christmas celebration. The menu is specially curated to serve you the most delightful dishes that overflows with Christmas spirit.
20 Mount St, London W1K 2HE
Perfect for a dazzling Christmas breakfast or lunch, go to The Glade Room at Sketch where their adoring space is filled with Christmas sprigs and woodland blooms, transporting you to an incredibly beautiful Christmas forest.
Their Glade menu offers a pumpkin valoute with passionfruit & Jerusalem artichoke ice cream, to a main course of truffled gnocchi with truffled parmesan cream. Then finish off with the trio of Desserts, with the Sketch chocolate with mint gel and cocoa ribs, or the pomegranate sorbet with vanilla and orange rice foam & rice tuile.
9 Conduit St, London W1S 2XG
Head down to Bvlgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, where you can revel in a captivating five-course Italian festive feast to celebrate the Christmas season! Dine in decadence on foie gras crostino with fig chutney, followed by a lobster tagliolini with lobster guazzetto, tomatoes and spicy breadcrumbs, to a roasted bronze turkey with chestnut and sage stuffing, with turkey bacon, chicken chipolatas, roast potatoes, brussel sprouts with cranberry sauce. Then finish off the season’s celebration with a mince pie with terrine and homemade chocolates.
(The Christmas Day menu includes five courses and canapés on arrival for £145 per person)
Ground Floor, 4 Knightsbridge Grn, London SW1X 7QA
Celebrate this festive season with a touch of Italian at Harry’s Dolce Vita’s Alpine Christmas. This restaurant transports you from the streets of Knightsbridge to the Italian Alps, where you can enjoy a special Christmas meal with limited-edition cocktails in the main restaurant, or even just for a glass of mulled wine on their seasonal terrace.
Harry’s Dolce Vita’s Venetian Christmas menu serves a pizzetta carciofi tartufo to start, which is a white-based pizzeria with crispy fried artichoke with creamy burrata and shaved black truffle, followed by a cotechino con polenta, which is a slow cooked pork sausage with creamy polenta, crisp fried parsnip and schiacciatella oil. To finish off, the Harry’s Festive Toadstool is a must! With white chocolate, fresh raspberries, mascarpone mousse, iced vanilla parfait and pistachio biscotti crunch served with warm pistachio sauce.
27-31 Basil St, London SW3 1BB
This restaurant in Kings Cross offers a stunning terrace that overlooks Granary Square and Regent’s Canal, a one of a kind scenic spot to host your Christmas feast.
The Lighterman offers a Christmas set menu, where you can expect a pheasant, ham hock & pistachio pressed terraine with spiced apple chutney and sourdough, to a roasted bronze turkey with traditional trimmings, pork sausage and cranberries. For dessert, a Christmas pudding with spiced brandy custard, and an apple & winter berry crumble tart with clotted ice-cream will be the best way to finish off your Christmas meal.
3 Granary Square, N1C 4BH
28°-50° in Covent Garden has a stunning space to help you celebrate your Christmas Dinner this year! You can experience a decadent 3 or 5 course festive feast in their private dining rooms, The Wine Room, Oak Room or Oyster Bar for a more intimate group Christmas.
From the 5 course option, you start off with a truffle arancini & truffle mayonnaise, to a roasted cep veloute with wild mushrooms & herbs Chantilly, followed by a roast turkey breast with stuffing, roasted potatoes, heritage carrots & sage jus. Finish off with a traditional Christmas pudding with brandy custard, or a lemon Posset with blood orange & sable biscuit.
10 Upper St Martin’s Ln, London WC2H 9FB
You can enjoy a cozy and calm Christmas feast at the Holborn Dining Room, where their festive setting is perfect for gatherings amongst family, friends and colleagues.
The festive menu is available for lunch and dinner for parties of 8 and above. You can expect a baked lobster Thermidor tart, to a roast Suffolk turkey with braised red cabbage and cranberry sauce, and pump street chocolate brûlée with shortbread and mini mince pies to finish.
252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN
Make the most of Christmas at the Heddon Street Kitchen, where you can enjoy a delicious Christmas Day meal with family and friends in the heart of Piccadilly.
On the Christmas Day menu, you will find Christmas canapés of potted salt beef brisket with grain mustard, piccalilli & seeded crackers, to baked scallops with celeriac puree, crispy pork and pickled Granny Smith apple. The pièce de résistance is the Turkey Wellington with apricot stuffing, pigs in blankets, creamed Brussel sprouts and cranberry sauce. To finish off, choose between the Christmas pudding with brandy butter sauce, to the chocolate fondant with salted caramel ice cream.
3-9 Heddon Street, W1B 4BN
Located in Borough Market, Roast’s festive a la carte menu serves the upmost Christmas classics. Starting off with specially curated Christmas cocktails, to turkey & sage roast signature scotch eggs with festive cranberry ketchup & micro cress, to the mains of roast breast of Norfolk bronze turkey served with trimmings, pigs in blankets, sage & onion stuffings, roast potatoes, cabbage, honey & thyme roasted root vegetables and Yorkshire puddings. For dessert, choose from the Christmas pudding with brandy custard (with vegan options available), or a traditional warm sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce & Devonshire clotted cream.
The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London, SE1 1TL
In a Chateaux style, have a Christmas Day experience at Hans’ Bar & Grill, where you can enjoy a Christmas Private Dining menu or the Hans’ Festive All Day Dining at the main restaurant, which offers all the Christmas classics with some wintery traditions.
From the 3 course Festive All Day Dining menu, you can enjoy a chicken liver parfait with pickled vegetables & Christmas cranberry chutney, to a holly farm turkey breast schnitzel with braised red cabbage, fried potato & lemon. For dessert, delve in to the Hans ‘Hot Chocolate’ with warm chocolate pudding, whipped cream, marshmallows & candied nuts.
Or for a more intimate and special celebration, you can delight in Hans’ private dining room, where you can get a separate festive set menu. In this unique dining experience, you will find a duck terrine with chestnuts, red onion jam & pickles, to a roast turkey croquette with creamed spinach, sweet potato & cranberry sauce. To finish off, you can choose from a spiced dark rum cake with pineapple salsa & banana ice cream or a sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce & vanilla bean ice cream.
11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea, London, SW3 2RJ
This warm festive feast at Cinnamon Kitchen will add some spice to your festivities this Christmas. Cinnamon Kitchen’s Christmas Day menu will get you in the festive food, even if it’s a little different to your normal Christmas meals. The contemporary Indian dishes alongside the stunning look of the restaurant, will definitely make a long lasting impression on your friends and family.
From £75 per person, you can expect roasted aubergine mountable with chickpea wafer, grilled breast of partridge with pickling spiced & beetroot raita, to a main of pan seared goose breast with roast winter vegetables and kadhai sauce. To end, finish off with the Garam masala Christmas pudding with nutmeg custard, or the punjabi malai kulfi honeycomb crumble.
4 Arches Lane, Nine Elms, London, SW11 8AB