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 warming space to host your wining and dining on the best seasonal mains and tatties 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 26th February 2020

Drake and Morgan have things all wrapped up this year with their plans to put on a cracking feast. Whether you opt for the canapés and buffet options or the traditional sit-down lunch, you can expect quality Christmas grub this festive season. Make sure that whatever you've gone for is accompanied by a few festive flutes or some seasonal cocktails - 'tis the season after all!.

The Elgin

323 user reviews 4

The Elgin represents your quintessential British pub with cosy, comforting interiors to lounge about in and a menu of homely cooked foods to tuck in to. If that wasn't enough, this place is armed with a bar of craft beers as well as a dedicated Gin Palace so you won't be short of spirit... Christmas or not.

Part of Gordon Ramsay's restaurant empire, Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill is all about well-sourced meat - so you can expect good things when it comes to your Christmas dinner. Along with being open on Christmas day, the space also has a delicious set menu, we've got our eye on the Buffalo turkey Milanese, with kale and blue cheese sauce.


447 user reviews 4

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Head to Sway where the lights are bright; the atmosphere is cosy and the food is plentiful. Choose from a multitude of indulgent dining options; from three-course feasts to party spreads. The traditional lunch contains all of your staples; from bacon-wrapped roasted turkey parcels to pudding terrine, whilst the buffet option offers something slightly different.

The Soak

4 user reviews 4

Head to new Victoria-based luxury restaurant The Soak for a dinner with a difference. The dishes here focus on a special process of pickling and fermenting, using the finest high-quality ingredients. Their Christmas tasting menus range from casual three-course affairs to sumptuous six-course celebrations, with the option of private hire for larger dinners. 

The Admiralty

45 user reviews 5

A Fuller's favourite, The Admiralty is themed on the HMS Victory in all its glory with boating paraphernalia decking out the whole establishment. Drop anchor here for your wining and dining as you experience a classic British pub lunch from before sneaking off to the gun deck for some cocktails and lounging. 

The Reggae Brunch

1627 user reviews 4

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 various dates, you can choose a time that suits you and your party.

Take a break from turkey and instead enjoy a yuletide feast of lobster and kale salad, charcoal-grilled steak with paprika sides or, if you can't decide, a surf 'n'turf combo. And to top it all off? Warm cookie dough with oven-baked marshmallows, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate chip cookies.


835 user reviews 5

Whether you opt for a table in the restaurant, a space at the DRINK bar or the privacy of the Chelsea Prayer Room, one thing is for certain at this west London gem; you're in for a treat. Expect top-notch menus and the vibe to round it all off.

Royal Oak

96 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.