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 feast on the best seasonal food and drink that money can buy? Then you've come to the right place. From intimate 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 17th December 2021


10 user reviews 4

This legendary West End restaurant speaks for itself, but let us tell you about their fantastic festive spread each year. Raise a glass as you tuck into sumptuous starters, roasted bronze turkey and showstopper desserts in Quaglino's sleek festive setting.

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. 

*CHRISTMAS SPECIAL* 50% off Canalside Igloos - price is already discounted at booking stage

Looking for unique places to have Christmas lunch in London? Skylight Christmas Canalside Igloos is fronting a menu of Alpine eats that act as a mouthwatering alternative to the usual fare. Expect steaming hot bowls of poutine, smoked bratwurst and chicken schnitzel burgers at this stunning spot.

The Black Dog

553 user reviews 4

For crimbo lunch and a merry woofmas, award-winning pub The Black Dog on Vauxhall Walk is just the spot. Serving up Christmas eton mess, their signature seabass fillet and vegan or turkey roast dinner with all the trimmings, you'll be rolling out the door once you've cleaned your plates.

The Admiralty

45 user reviews 5

The Admiralty is based 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. 

Flight Club

528 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.

The Soak

6 user reviews 5

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.

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

The Market Tavern

3 user reviews 5

Need somewhere to go for Christmas lunch, then check out The Market Tavern. Located in London's Shepherd Market, this is a fabulous spot to try a diverse range of British classics with craft beers, wines and artisan spirits.

The Bedford

168 user reviews 4

If you're looking for somewhere cosy to host your Christmas lunch, you should really check out The Bedford. The Balham institution boasts a casual gastropub dining room, plus multiple private spaces, and is well-known for dishing out hearty comfort food bites around this time of year.

The Reggae Brunch

1777 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.

Searching for the perfect place for a Christmas lunch? Look no further than Pasta Remoli, who are serving the best Italian cuisine to several locations in London. We're talking mouth-watering rigatoni, spaghetti, ravioli and lots of bread.

On the hunt for a festive feast this Christmas? Then head over to one of Barrio Bars themed events at their Soho, Shoreditch and Brixton venues. At their fab Sleigh Me To Bottomless Lunches, you'll get to choose between a platter or burger and wash it down with free-flowing drinks.

The Mayflower

6 user reviews 4

This cosy candlelit pub has views of the Thames and wood burning fireplaces, for a very traditional British setting for your Christmas lunch. The Mayflower offers fancy festive treats like foie gras and chicken liver terrine or crème brûlée with cinnamon shortbread and fresh berries.


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 spread of turkey with all the trimmings and pair with a wide choice of bevs. 

Royal Oak

187 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.