For a Christmas Day feast in a cozy boozer, head to the Fatling in Hornchurch. Nestled on the main high, enjoy a selection of refreshing real ales while tucking in the festive menu. Expect a giant pig in blanket yorkie with mash, drizzled in rich, onion gravy and a classic festive pudding to finish.
Christmas Day In Essex
When the big day arrives, it can be hard to find anywhere that's open. Pubs put their shutters down and restaurants close up for the holidays, leaving you without your yuletide feast. But luckily for you, we've compiled a list of places to eat and the best things to do on Christmas Day in Essex, from hitting the festive jackpot to tucking into a three-course lunch with all the trimmings.
Last updated on 1st November 2023
Whether you're after fancy cocktails or a meal with all the trimmings, Grosvenor Casino in Southend has what you need for an entertaining Christmas Day. Think Bailey's Hot Chocolate and Tiramisu Martinis along with a traditional roasted turkey crown or braised beef.
Everyone loves Christmas entertainment which is why Mecca Bingo in Harlow is ideal for some festive fun. Head to the North Shore area of the seaside resort or to it's Southend, Dagenham and Romford sisters. Play your way through the holiday with slot machines, jackpots and touchscreen tech, plus tasty food and drink.
Tuck into a delicious three-course lunch at the Country Hotel, a beautiful venue doing Christmas Day dinner in Chelmsford well. Served in the ballroom or restaurant from 12pm, the menu features the classic turkey with all the trimmings as well as mouthwatering desserts like red velvet and white chocolate yule log.
On Christmas Day in Essex, restaurants can often be shut. Fortunately for you, Orsett Hall are dishing up a traditional lunch served with all the trimmings. Dine at either the Gold Room and Whitmore Suite or The Garden Brasserie from 12:30pm. Expect a five-course meal with coffee, mince pies and petit fours, at £135 per person.