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 18th October 2021




The Reggae Brunch

1703 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.

Quaglino's

9 user reviews 5

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.

The Elgin

430 user reviews 4

The Elgin represents your quintessential pub with cosy interiors to lounge about in and a menu of homely cooked foods. 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 otherwise.

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.

Royal Oak

166 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.

The Green Room

604 user reviews 4

The Green Room is one of the best places for Christmas lunch in Central London. Nestled in the heart of Southwark, this stylish pavilion offers a menu of elevated festive dishes (including a good glug of brandy custard, yes please) or canapes for a festive soiree, paired with stylish decor and lush foliage.

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.

The Black Dog

509 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. 

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

3 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.

Flight Club

502 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.

3 Course Spanish Bottomless Brunch Experience & Live Music and 6 other offers

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 this Christmas, it's ideal for a spot of sangria, tapas and live entertainment for your festive party.

Tokenhouse

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.