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 13th November 2019

KuPP. Paddington

117 user reviews 4

Enjoy 2 or 3 courses from our dedicated Scandi menu

Take shelter from the cold winter weather and relax in this Scandi space with a cocktail in hand. With seasonal dishes and light bites teamed up with an extensive drinks menu, you can't go wrong with a relaxing meal at KuPP.

Devonshire Terrace

303 user reviews 4

Just minutes from Liverpool Street Station, Devonshire Terrace delivers a Christmas lunch unlike all others. Tuck into tasty dishes al fresco, with a snugly heated covered terrace. If you don't fancy facing the chill, choose from one of three private rooms or tuck into lunch in the bar area. 

Tanner and Co

83 user reviews 4

Bottomless drinks and 2 other offers

With a cool but intimate industrial setting, brilliant location and cracking menu, Tanner and Co are a great choice for a festive lunch. The restaurant is a stone's throw from London Bridge, The Shard and Maltby Street Market - perfect for stretching your legs afterwards.

Patch East

179 user reviews 4

Match Your First Round For Free! and 1 other offer

Whether it's an intimate affair with friends or a little daytime debauchery for the whole office, Patch East is always ready to party. Tuck into a range of canapes and nibbles for larger groups, or delicious three course menus with plenty of vegetarian and seafood dishes available.

The Hat and Tun

130 user reviews 5

Exclusive January Offer: Selection of Canapés and bowl food for £25pp and 1 other offer

This charming venue in Clerkenwell embarks on a meticulous turkey sourcing procedure, serving only free-range birds from a specially selected farm in Norfolk. Pair with friendly service and delicious drinks. Attention to detail, or what?

The White Swan

119 user reviews 5

Picture a plate of wild rabbit, pigeon and a fois gras terrine to start, slow cooked duck breast or perhaps roast deer for your main, a delicious Christmas pudding to polish it all off. You'll have to waddle out of the door by the time The White Swan is done with you... but really, Christmas lunch shouldn't end any other way. 

The Reggae Brunch

1385 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.

Bottomless Brunch - £15

Opt for sweet sophistication in the industrial chic setting of The Refinery. Their mixing table means that everyone can get involved in crafting the perfect Christmas cocktail; ensuring that your party of friends, colleagues or family will remember this gathering for years to come. 

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.

Smiths of Smithfield

959 user reviews 4

Spread across 4 floors, the talented team of chefs at Smith of Smithfield work with the best cuts of meat that Britain's farmers have to offer, butchering, seasoning and grilling each cut on site before serving it to the many guests that walk through the door. Think roasted cuts of meat together with a range of vegetable sides.

Craft London

24 user reviews 5

Craft London Dexter burger and a drink for £20 per person

Looking for something special this time around? Craft have got you covered. Head over to this renowned joint for either a tasting menu or three courses, all including fine dining dishes such as monkfish with a parsley crust and beer cured Devon trout.

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.

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!.

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

48 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch!

Cooler than cool, this Shoreditch hangout sits pretty in London's hip East End. The food is as Christmas food should be; think mammoth portions and big flavours. Don your stretchy trousers and loosen your belt a couple of notches, because Blues Kitchen is gonna show you how to do lunch the Tennessee way. 

The Elgin - Geronimo Inns

276 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.

Salvador & Amanda

1073 user reviews 4

Flamenco Show

This Covent Garden haunt is steeped in low-lit ambiance and sensual Spanish flare thanks to amorous interiors and a style owed to that of historical Spain. Serving up one heaving fiesta all week round, come here for a spot of sangria, tapas and live entertainment with a little extra sass. 


339 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.

Iconic Shoreditch restaurant Tramshed is known for serving up the very best carnivorous dishes in the biz (as well as boasting some pretty impressive Damien Hirst artwork). This Christmas they will be keeping things simple with family-style festive feasts, complete with all the trimmings and mouth-watering puds such as the cranberry and white chocolate cheesecake.