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 December 2019

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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. 

John Salt

150 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch £30 pp and 1 other offer

With a whole host of festive treats, classic cocktails and a great beer selection, John Salt makes for a fine lunch destination. Crack open your Champagne, feast on an impressive meal created by head chef Frankie and dance the day away to live DJs.

If you're after some serious Christmas comfort food, Dirty Bones have done all the hard work for you. Taking cue from the holiday season over the pond, their feast offering includes turkey tacos, fried chicken waffles, truffled tator tots and of course crispy Brussel sprouts, pimped up with bacon and sweet and sour cranberries to tempt even the most ardent of haters.

The Anthologist

829 user reviews 4

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Light and natural flavours reign supreme at The Anthologist. No stodgy fare here; rather a creative take on the traditional, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients available. The cocktails are expertly mixed too - what's not to love? Sit back and enjoy your banquet here.

The Elgin - Geronimo Inns

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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.

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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!.

Devonshire Terrace

338 user reviews 4

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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. 

Salvador & Amanda

1143 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. 


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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. 

Flight Club

430 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, as well as, a bottle of prosecco and Winter Pimms with DJs, festive treats and great times.

Smiths of Smithfield

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Burns Night Supper - £50.00 per person *(includes a three course meal, arrival cocktail and a wee dram of Glenfiddich 12yr old single malt)

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.

Martello Hall

310 user reviews 4

Head over to the gorgeous Martello Hall where their mix of classic Italian cocktails and delicious regional food has got your festive plans all wrapped up. With pizzas galore and loads of delicious wines and bubbly to get down ya, it's always a merry time at this Hackney hangout.


410 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.


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How about heading to a stunning listed building, perched upon the beautiful Thameside? If that weren't enough to whet your whistle, how about a divine Christmas menu that serves up a confit wild boar, a 12 hour slow braised Cumbrian Ox cheek and a chestnut and mascarpone cheesecake? Yep, that's what we thought.