The Drift brims with quirky collectables, hidden alcoves, a mixology table, a fine dining nook and a secluded cabana with a captivating view of Europe's largest private aquarium, and on top of all that, it's a great spot for Christmas dinner. Ideally located near Liverpool Street, kick back and enjoy a 3-courses with all the trimmings.
Top Christmas Dinners in London
So you've been tasked with planning the get-together this year? Look no further, because we've searched far and wide to bring you the very best of the city's festive feasting. We know how difficult it is trying to please your fussy friends and colleagues, so let the DMN elves give you a hand. From swanky all-inclusive events to easy-going buffets, this lot is sure to get your mouth watering when it comes to planning the perfect Christmas dinner in London.
An enchanted lair where every detail tells a story, The Fable are offering bespoke packages to suit your every need. Whether you're looking to nibble on some canapés, pick at a buffet or get down to business with a delicious 3-course feast, you'll find it all. Book out one of their plush private dining rooms if you really feel like going all out.
From chic canapé receptions to fully-fledged banquets, this St. Paul's watering hole passes the Christmas party test with flying colours. Ideally located in the City, guests sit down to a 2 or 3-course feasts all washed down with a winter-warming choice of cocktails.
This charming gastropub is showing Balham how it's done this year. Head down to find delightful decor filled with olive hues, quaint dining tables and strewn fairy lights. Tuck into a traditional Christmas lunch and wash it all down with a delectable cocktail or two.
Head to Farringdon where The Piano Works is spicing up your Christmas with a little live music. The party pros are welcoming you into their underground abode for an afternoon of delcicious cocktails, tasty food and songs as requested by the audience - aka you.
Looking for somewhere a little bit different for your Christmas dinner in London? Experience Allyu's sumptuous tasting menu of modern Nikkei cuisine, with dishes including sea bass ceviche, stunning roast turkey and Peruvian-style truffles in luxurious surroundings.
Minutes away from The Shard and London Bridge, Tanner and Co is a brilliant restaurant to enjoy a Christmas feast this December. The restaurant uses the best quality British produce to bring you hearty dishes all in an intimate and relaxed setting.
An all-day drinking and dining hub in the heart of Balham, The Exhibit lays on delicious food packages guaranteed to bring cheer. Go for light finger food or indulge in the muilti-course banquet which offers up spiced festive soup, Norfolk bronze turkey and pudding coated in rum custard.
A sleek and sophisticated location close to London Bridge, Heeltap are whipping up a delicious range of menus this time around. There's a choice of options to suit the needs of your party and guests will be able to enjoy either 2or 3-course dinners or pick their way through a specially created sharing platter.
This gorgeous Victorian public house is renowned for its lovely roast dinner, so if you're searching for somewhere to eat this Christmas, look no further. With a lovely traditional setup on offer, as well as, plenty of superb sips behind the bar, it definitely takes away all the hassle of cooking at home.
Searching for something different for your Christmas dinner in London? Look no further than The Curry Room at The Rubens. The restaurant is serving up a stunning three-course feast that'll take you on a gourmet journey. Using spices imported from India, dishes include a keema samosa and Kulfi ice cream.
With industrial chic stylings and a spectacular array of dishes and drinks, this hella good looking venue in Bank is a charming choice for a Christmas dinner. These friendly folk serve up a crackinh selection offerings, from a fork and finger buffet to a traditional spread, leading to a cheeky dance in the downstairs club room.
The Christmas menu at new luxury central London eatery, The Soak, is an impressive affair. Choose from a selection of three, four and six-course tasting menus, with dishes such as Salt Marsh lamb and marinated venison tartar tempting you away from turkey for once and for all.
Drop in on Southwark Street's landmark Blue Fin building where a delicious 3-course banquet awaits. Fancy something lighter? Not an issue; The Refinery also offers canapé receptions and winter buffets to provide that bit of seasonal cheer. Don't miss their winter-warming cocktails!
Swanky West End bar, Sway, will be serving up a traditional Christmas lunch this year. Plough through your pigs in blankets and tuck into turkey before seeing off with a trio of chocolate mousse. Of course, you won't be able to go home without hitting the dancefloor first.
Expect a sensational seasonal supper this Christmas, with 3 courses of all of the festive staples - smoked salmon, turkey crowns, and christmas puddings - all cooked up to perfection. Brimming with seasonal cheer and seasonal cocktails, the only thing you'll need to take care of is deciding who you'll meet under the mistletoe!
Situated only minutes from Clapham Common, this much-loved restaurant bar is the perfect choice for festive feasting. Keep it traditional with Norfolk turkey, or go for something a little alternative like pumpkin gnocchi. Whatever you do, save room for the chestnut and orange cheesecake.
Offering one of the best Christmas dinners in London, this gorgeous offering from Smith's Bar & Grill is bringing you a traditional line-up of roast turkey and trimming and brandy custard-covered pudding, alongside plenty of delicious festive specials.
As tradition goes, gorge to the point of bursting on this lip-smacking three-course feast for £32.95 or two-course spread of £27.95. Sumptuous starters, delicious desserts and a mega mains include ribeye steak and duck breast, as well as, seabass, accompanied by buttered vegetables and roast potatoes.
Bourne & Hollingsworth are all about cracking Christmas parties and dinners to remember, and this year is set to be no different. From blowouts in their basement to stunning festive feasts, there's no moment spared at this stunning spot.
With a bespoke party planning service that is as hassle-free as it is personal, Devonshire Terrace represents a fantastic option if you're looking to party close to the City. The venue's 4 private dining rooms play host to a delicious 3-course Christmas feast.
Cosy, cute and with loads of character, The Cat and Mutton is the perfect place for a Christmas dinner in London. The East London boozer is offering up mounds of turkey, veggie roasts and other festive goodies, with 2 courses from as little as £20.
Sitting on the banks of the River Thames in Putney and ageing over 150 years, this cosy pub offers revellers a rest from the bustling city. With cosy spots and seating areas to relax in, the food menu is full of hearty, warming British treats and, come Christmas, features a range of festive treats.
This botanical-inspired haven is arguably one of the most striking restaurants in London. It's an ideal candidate for Christmas, with guests able to enjoy anything from a canapé reception to a winter buffet via a sumptuous 3-course set-up. There's cocktails aplenty throughout, and a devoted event planning team to see you through every step of the way.
This season, Kings Cross' Rotunda is embodying the Scandi 'hygge' ethos and serving festive Nordic-touched menus. With dishes including Glogg and beef shin with sage dumplings and beef dripping crumb, you can enjoy four courses for £39.50.
Why not head to this edgy city bar for your Christmas lunch this year? From three course meals to help-yourself fork buffets; cocktail receptions to coffee and mince pies… there are a multitude of dining options here to make sure you're super full with festive foodage this holiday season.
One of the best places for Christmas dinner in London, this unique offering in the heart of Westminster brings a twist on the classic turkey dinner. Tuck into festive vegan burgers, pork belly bites and some more traditional spreads, washed down with tank-fresh craft beers and quality cocktails.
Located just a stone's throw from St Paul's Cathedral, this stunning hideaway is located in a Grade II listed building, with a nautical theme that harks back to Britain's trading history. If you fancy a tipple, there's an extensive drinks menu, along with a gorgeous selection of classic dishes.
An evening spent at one of these glamorous establishments isn't like your usual. Alongside quirky interiors and attentive service, you'll find a mouth-watering menu of delicious seasonal food and a cracking selection of speciality cocktails.
A short walk from Bond Street, Gordon Ramsay's Bar & Grill is offering one of the finest festive feasts of the year. Head down for their seasonal set menu of classic prawn cocktail, rump steak and christmas pudding with custard, or book in for Christmas Day with home cured salmon and classic turkey and trimmings.
Instead of your traditional Christmas dinner, go for a more elegantly Italian affair at Gatti's. Spread across two floors – with a wine bar upstairs and a luxurious restaurant below – you'll be treated to an evening of exemplary service and delicious Italian food.
The ultimate festive celebration, The Aeronaut's Christmas cabaret shows promise a night of jaw-dropping circus-themed acts and mouthwatering food. Save yourself the washing up by taking a seat in the heated marquee and leaving it up for the experts.
Delving right into the seasonal spirit, York and Albany in Camden has got just what you need this winter. From set menus and private dining through to Christmas Day and New Year's Eve dining, there's nothing they haven't covered. And did we mention the Gingerbread Cabin..?
If you're sick of all the turkey and stuffing, get down to Passo for an Italian-style Christmas spread that promises impressive bites and delicious wines in a pared back setting. Round up your mates, gather your colleagues or treat the family to a festive feast this winter.
Offering a more unique take on the classic Christmas menu, this Earl's Court eatery is bringing you a delicious menu of creamed cauliflower soup, confit duck leg with turkey bacon and winter fruit crumble, alongside an excellent wine list and few signature cocktails.
For a Christmas dinner with Spanish undertones, check out Salvador & Amanda. They're famous Christmas parties come laced with tasty tapas, wines and cocktails from around the world, and they've got a whole host of bookable areas to suit groups of all sizes.