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 for your eating pleasure.

Last updated on 11th December 2018




Tiger Tiger London

403 user reviews 3

Free VIP Entry

Go all out with a deluxe dining package, where you'll experience a champagne and canapé reception, followed by an excellent Christmas lunch. But if that doesn't tickle your pickle, opt for the buffet option instead, where you can tuck into classic staples and twists on old favourites.

Gun

67 user reviews 4

Free Return Taxi Journey With Carrot Cars and 3 other offers

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.

Patch East

116 user reviews 4

HAPPY HOUR

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 White Swan

88 user reviews 5

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

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. 

Treasure yourself and 1 other offer

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!.

Jamies Ludgate

70 user reviews 4

Prosecco £20 a bottle and 6 other offers

If you're looking for some Turkey-smothered goodness to keep the festive spirit stoked then our boy Jamie can sort you out at his Ludgate digs. He'll be putting on a traditional spread plus an array of platters or bowls if you fancy a grazing session. Get ready - it's nearly Turkey day.

The Folly

860 user reviews 4

Treasure yourself and 1 other offer

Nestled in the heart of the City, yet somehow offering the perfect escape from the hubbub, make your way to the charming floral garden lounge for a stunning spread. There's even a lovely floral garden lounge giving you the ultimare respite from the bustle of London.

Zigfrid von Underbelly

168 user reviews 4

One for the new age of eaters and drinkers in London; the vegans, pescatarians, vegetarians and bi-omnivores amongst you can rest safe knowing that this Christmas, Zigfrid is cooking us something for all of us to enjoy. Their produce is seasonal, with daily deliveries so you be sure that your lunch is the freshest plate going. 

Taking you all the way from canapes to coffee this elegant Bloomsbury bistro is a great pick. Whether you're in the mood for traditional turkey and Christmas pudding or looking to go all out with a fillet of beef and foie gras, this restaurant has got your festive food covered.

The Clarence boasts daytime boozing and character in bounds from its location South of the river. Sticking to what the punters love best, their menu is a beacon for British dishes like Fish & Chips or Bangers & Mash. Hire out your own space for a private luncheon with good grub and refreshing beer. 

Salvador & Amanda

751 user reviews 4

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. 

Balls Brothers Mayfair

36 user reviews 4

Happy Hour 5-7pm Everday!

Whether it's an intimate selection of friends or a larger corporate affair, Balls Brothers Mayfair is a great shout for a Christmas lunch in London. Think traditional festive food and a varied selection of ales, wines and spirits in the heart of the West End.

The Elgin - Geronimo Inns

190 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.

The Jam Tree Chelsea

34 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch and 1 other offer

For that friendly family vibe, make your way to The Jam Tree Chelsea: we're talking good vibes, hearty meals, garden views and a great setting. Obviously though, the most important part is the Christmas menu - these friendly fellows pride themselves on their menu, drawing influence from both colonial influence and traditional British fare.

Crazy Bear Fitzrovia

2 user reviews 5

NYE Cocktail Bar & Lounge Tickets

When it comes to punchy interiors and delicious dishes, this sassy spot is doing it all. With a prime location in the heart of Fitzrovia, this is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas, with glitzy drinks spreads, canapes, bowl food and private red leather vaults.

The Anthologist

339 user reviews 4

Treasure yourself and 1 other offer

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.

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.

Barrio Soho

115 user reviews 4

Amigo Hour Specials until 7pm!

Chomp away on Barrio Soho's Christmas menu of picking delights and scrumptious sliders. Their selection of bowls and canapes ooze South American flavour with some traditional Turkey tastings, roasted Salmon and honey glazed ham in there as well. You can even venture across to Barrio Shoreditch or Barrio Angel for some more festive feasting. 

Mabel's

235 user reviews 4

Free Entry Guestlist

Mabel's is a cute Covent Garden den taking on a charming British cafe physique and styled with vintage regalia. Its sophisticated edge makes it more of a refined dining destination. Satisfying all manner of alcoholic delights, you can choose to kick back with a cocktail or tatsy dish at this quaint spot.  

Devonshire Terrace

185 user reviews 4

Treasure yourself and 1 other offer

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. 

Treasure yourself and 1 other offer

Another hit from Drake & Morgan, this City watering hole is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle and unwind with the crew. Soak up hand-crafted cocktails and dig into a fierce spread, with a Christmas party events team who can help you plan every step of the way.

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.

Bottomless Brunch - £15 and 2 other offers

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. 

Smiths of Smithfield

466 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.

Treasure yourself and 1 other offer

This City bar is ready to have anyone over for Christmas grub. For the traditionalists, there's turkey with all the trimmings but if you'd prefer to mix it up a bit, try the celeriac, truffled mushroom & goat's cheese layered terrine. To add to the full-on feasting, there'll be the customary Christmas Champagne and canapés too.

Another City dweller, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms is a charming British restaurant with a modern persuasion. This versatile venue offers five different rooms available for private hire, so you can find your fine dining nirvana with all the cocktails and fizz trimmings you could hope for.

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

42 user reviews 4

£5 cocktails and 1 other offer

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 Fable

300 user reviews 4

Treasure yourself and 1 other offer

The Fable takes its inspiration from the land of fairy tales, making it the perfect destination for a special celebration. Their wonderfully resourceful team will ensure you and all of your guests are made to feel perfectly at home, with an impressive meal washed down by lashings of fizz.

Sway

78 user reviews 3

Free Entry Guestlist and 1 other offer

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.

Tanner and Co

83 user reviews 4

Bottomless drinks and 1 other offer

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.

The Jam Tree Clapham

95 user reviews 3

Bookcase Rooms Hire and 2 other offers

If you are in south London and on the hunt for somewhere to get your feasty kicks, then make sure this Clapham gem is at the top of your list. With the same feel-good friendly attitude as their big sister in Chelsea, this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit.

The Hat and Tun

110 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?

Ealing Park Tavern

123 user reviews 5

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

There's nothing better than a Christmas lunch... rumour has it that we have scientific evidence to prove it. Rumour also has it this west London hideaway is a great place to grab one. Whether you're heading down with the team or a private event, this is the space for you. 

The Jugged Hare

8 user reviews 4

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

Hailed as one of the best places to eat game in the UK, this City watering hole has the lunch game down. Head to the The Jugged Hare as they tease with stunning meaty plates, a charming British space and the very best in international wines. 

The Drift

294 user reviews 4

Treasure yourself and 1 other offer

The Drift delivers fairy tale service, spectacular chow and masterfully mixed cocktails in a spot only a stones throw from Liverpool Street Station. Something of a retreat from the hubbub of the City, this is a charming spot to bring family, friends and coworkers.