It's the most wine-derful time of the year... and Veeno knows it. Celebrate the Italian way; with apertivo-style drinks, authentic nibbles and a board filled with cured meats and cheeses. Not your usual spread, this is one for those looking for an alternative Christmas menu.
Christmas Lunch in Brighton
Whether you fancy cramming in the cranberry with a group of your office chums or taking a loved one out for a spot of tasty turkey with a mound of veg big enough for its own postcode, Brighton boasts a dapper selection of festive feasting destinations. Check out our recommendations for the best places to grab a spot of Christmas lunch this winter and spend the season as it was supposed to be... with a belly full of fine food.
Hailed as the meat mecca of Brighton, The Coal Shed is heralded for its quality seasonal dishes. At Christmas, the seafront spot comes alive with the sweet scent of seasonal fare. Whether you take to the turkey or have a hankering for beef, you'll find a top-notch selection of lunchtime dishes.
Spread over 3 floors; including the main pub, the Regency restaurant and a gorgeous terrace, this is on one hell of a shout for Christmas lunch. Chow down on an array of dishes and relax in the heart of town, just between the seafront and Western Road.
Something of an institution, Brighton Music Hall is a top choice for a Christmassy banquet. Not only can you feast your eyes on sea views, but you can even dig into a menu of homely classics. Looking for something more interesting? Why not book a Christmas party in one of their stunning igloos.
Nestled in the heart of The Lanes, this vivacious watering hole is perfect for everything from chilled out dinners to big nights out. With bookings available until the end of January and a myriad options for every course, its a great treat for family, friends or co-workers.
With a buffet menu, a multi-course Christmas offering and a variety of fondue feasts, it's looking like a grand old affair at this seafront favourite. Yes, there's a dedicated Fondue Kitchen. Yes, there's some of the coolest pub interiors in town.
Whether you're a carnivore, veggie or somewhere in between, this cosy watering hole can cater to you. A great spot for a hearty Christmas lunch, you can expect a menu heaving with options, as well as a microbrewery dashing out proper pints.
When it comes to winter warmers, Grand Central has got it down. The regal pub has gone all out this time around, armed with an impressive menu of traditional treats and modern classics. Tuck into 3 courses for just £29.95 or opt for a finger food feast. There's even a free-from menu for those with dietary requirements.
Whether you're looking for an intimate spot for a wintry date night or organising the office Christmas lunch, The Mesmerist can do it all. Choose between 4 menus, 2 private function rooms and multiple bars, as well as, carefully cooked dishes from the chefs at Space & Thyme.
For a Venetian take on your classic crimbo roast, head to POLPO for a quality spread. There's beef shin arancini on the menu, as well as chicken, sea bream and gnocchi with baked pumpkin. How's that for an alternative to turkey?
Not only is The Revelator serving up an exclusive menu from the Tofu Social Club (think tofish goujons, Korean cauliflower skewers and spiced lentil and parsnip sausage rolls), but they will even help you to plan the ultimate Christmas party. That means DJs, performers and musicians on top of a tasty meal.
Fancy celebrating in an oh so seasonal environment? Start with sticky BBQ ox cheek doughnuts, Jack Daniels-glazed salmon or burnt sweet potato before making your way through the mains and desserts. There's even a buffet for just £12.95. Alternatively, you can hire The Greene Room for something swankier.