Best Christmas Dinners In Leeds

Ah, Christmas – it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Not just because we get to douse ourselves in holiday cheer and catch up with our families (sorry mum), but also because ‘tis the season to quite literally stuff our faces. Whether it’s a pub roast by a roaring fire or a bougie buffet in a decadent restaurant, this city is packed with places offering all kinds of festive feasts. If you’re in charge of organising this year’s do, then check out our list of Leeds Christmas dinners.

Last updated on 15th October 2021

Beck & Call

75 user reviews 4

Full of hidden nooks to hunker down in, Beck & Call is the cosy boozer in the suburbs of North Leeds that puts on one hell of a Christmas dinner. From roast turkey with all the trimmings and warming beef Bourguignon to a big buffet menu, lovers of traditional festivities will leave here happy as Larry. Our top tip? Book into the orangery for an extra special feel.

Editor's Draught, Leeds

42 user reviews 5

Gorge on a themed bottomless brunch or one of Leeds' best Christmas dinners when you head to the Editor's Draught this festive season. With pigs in blankets-topped pizza and buttermilk turkey burgers oozing with cranberry, this boozer is perfect for something a little different for your yuletide feast.

The Scarbrough Hotel

162 user reviews 5

A top spot for a Christmas do, The Scarbrough Hotel not only dishes out heavenly roasts, but also party-perfect buffets. The spread will be finger food galore, with toad in the hole bites, creamy goats cheese and spinach croquettes and other miniature winter warmers.

Slug and Lettuce Leeds

614 user reviews 4

Slug and Lettuce is an ideal location to enjoy a celebratory meal or booze-drenched work party, what with its foliage-adorned walls, neon signs and cocktail trees. Not a fan of roasts? Then opt for the Christmas buffet menu, a festive brunch or a yuletide-themed afternoon tea.

The Adelphi

16 user reviews 5

The Adelphi will be serving up a delicious variety of sumptuous roasts this festive season. Expect plates piled high with succulent cuts of meat, crispy spuds, luscious gravy and lots of veggies. This is a top pick for Christmas Day dinner in Leeds too, freeing you up to celebrate in style on the big day.

Water Lane Boathouse

191 user reviews 4

Sprouts on pizza? Plenty of pigs in blankets? Sliders overflowing with festive filling? Check, check and - you guessed it - check. When Water Lane Boathouse puts on a great big Christmas dinner spread, you can be sure it'll be one of the best in Leeds.

Bower's Tap Leeds

38 user reviews 4

From Christmas set menus to festive bottomless brunches and big buffet spreads, Bower's Tap Leeds delivers on all fronts. Whether you're looking for a dinner feast with your nearest and dearest or to have a boozy bash with friends, you can't go wrong with this cosy spot.

The Library, Leeds

20 user reviews 5

Boasting two different Christmas burgers, a traditional turkey dinner and gooey breaded brie wedges with cranberry sauce, you're spoilt for choice at The Library in Leeds. Saved room for some pud? There's some indulgent mince pie sundaes going begging here, so thank us later.

The Malt Brewhouse

11 user reviews 5

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Once the halls of The Malt Brewhouse have been well and truly decked, the Horsforth pub unleashes a mouthwatering menu of Christmas street food. With shuffleboard ready to go, craft beers on tap and mulled wine waiting to be poured, this is a great place to hang out long past all your food going down.

Reds True BBQ Leeds

482 user reviews 4

Whether you're a die hard meat-lover or on a plant-based diet, Red's True Barbecue always offers one helluva Christmas dinner in Leeds City Centre. Keep an eye out for this year's festive creations as past festivities have seen us digging into smoked brisket mince pies and vegan sausage.

If you're hunt on the perfect spot for your Christmas party, The Lamb and Flag caters for all tastes. With an inviting dining room of exposed brick walls as your backdrop, you can tuck into a magnificent sit-down meal or opt for the buffet menu. Consider their private hire options too, with a separate upstairs bar and balcony and a downstairs snug with exclusive terrace available.

The Ivy is a beautiful place for your get-together with friends, colleagues or family, as it boasts vibrant botanical décor, plush velvet seats and pretty plates of seasonal favourites. There's also a vast range of Christmas cocktails up for grabs, so you know you'll be washing your grub down with the very best themed drinks.


3 user reviews 4

If you fancy a bit more of a sophisticated celebration, pop over to Angelica, a gorgeous rooftop restaurant where the bar is framed with flowers. You and your party will get to fill up on a Christmas feast with all the trimmings, then wash it down with a few festive tipples.

The Cross Keys will really get you in the festive spirit, with their crackling log fire, ample selection of Champagne and award-winning roasts. Whether you're celebrating with colleagues, pals or family, you'll have a wonderful pub Christmas dinner in Holbeck.