Best For Christmas Lunches in London

As much as we focus on buying gifts and letting loose at the office party, we all know that the real winner is that festive spread. Looking for a cosy place to host your feasting on the best seasonal food and drink that money can buy? Then you've come to the right place. From cosy British pubs with roaring fires to upmarket restaurants for that special touch, we've put together a list of some of the best London Christmas lunches as the city gets stuffing with turkey, cranberry sauce and more.

For more seasonal ideas? Check out our Christmas party guide to London

Last updated on 14th December 2020

Royal Oak

136 user reviews 5

Family friendly and completely cosy, head to the Royal Oak in Willesden for one of the tastiest Christmas lunch offerings in North London. Cracking out a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings, it's a top pick for festive feasting with your closest mates in a community setting.

The Parlour

650 user reviews 4

Sister venue to The Refinery, The Parlour boasts the same classy interiors and comprehensive winter offering. Combine hearty, Christmas chow with a cracking cocktail menu and an extensive wine list and you've got yourselves a charming inner City spot this festive season.


150 user reviews 4

The Tokenhouse is dedicated to delivering a real British set-up this Christmas, think twinkling fairy lights, glasses of belly-warming ale and all the festive feasting you can dream of. Delve into their classic spread of turkey with all the trimmings and pair with a wide choice of bevs. 

The Soak

4 user reviews 4

Head to Victoria-based luxury restaurant The Soak for a Christmas dinner with a difference. Specialising in the art of fermentation, their Christmas tasting menus range from casual three-course affairs to sumptuous six-course celebrations, with the option of private hire.

Flight Club

471 user reviews 5

You'll probably be sick of roast turkey by the end of December, so get down to Flight Club for bottomless pizza and prosecco at one of their famous Brunch Socials. That's not all though, as they're pulling out winter Pimms cocktails, live DJs and plenty of surprises along the way.

Take a break from turkey and instead enjoy a yuletide feast of charcoal-grilled steak, surf 'n' turf combos and warm cookie dough with oven-baked marshmallows. Where can you find all of this and more? It has to be Steak & Lobster with various sites around London. 

If you're after some serious Christmas comfort food, Dirty Bones have done all the hard work for you. Taking cue from the States, their feast offering includes turkey tacos, truffled tater tots and of course crispy Brussel sprouts, pimped up with bacon and sweet and sour cranberries.

The Gatehouse

353 user reviews 4

Bringing delicious, fresh and seasonal food to north Londoners all year round, this charming Highgate boozer cracks out all the fixings come December. Snuggle up in its cosy interiors and delve into their menu of festive classics with a slap-up spread to fill your belly. 

The Reggae Brunch

1665 user reviews 4

Craving a little tropical heat this winter? With three courses of brunch food, rum cocktails and a huge party, The Reggae Brunch is a great choice for an alternative Christmas lunch in South London. Plus, with its various dates, you can choose a time that suits you and your party.


8 user reviews 4

This legendary West End restaurant speaks for itself, but let us tell you about their fantastic spread this year. Raise a glass as you tuck into foie gras parfait, roasted bronze turkey and desserts like chestnut and cassis Christmas baubles in their sleek festive setting.

The Admiralty

45 user reviews 5

The Admiralty is themed on the HMS Victory in all its glory with boating paraphernalia decking out the whole establishment. Drop anchor here and experience a classic crimbo pub lunch with all the trimmings, before sneaking off to the gun deck for some cocktails and lounging.