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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 tatties, cranberry sauce and more.
For more seasonal ideas? Check out our Christmas party guide to London.
With bright interiors, delicious cocktails and a charming atmosphere, this City bar is a top pick for Christmas lunches in London. There's even a dedicated Christmas menu to get you in the spirit, so make sure you don't fill up on fizz.
Full to brim with delicious tipples and quirky character, this Hoxton spot is always on hand to deliver a Christmas lunch in London that you won't be forgetting any time soon. The cocktail list is extensive, and the food is finger-lickin' good.
Whether you opt for a table in the restaurant, a space at the DRINK bar or the privacy of the Chelsea Prayer Room, one thing is for certain at this west London gem; you're in for a treat. Expect top-notch menus and the vibe to round it all off.
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.
Looking for a cosy space south of the river this year? Look no further than Clapham North. Laden with fairy lights and comfy booth seating, you can enjoy a hearty seasonal supper with all the trimmings, coupled with delicious drinks and a laid back vibe.
Tucked away in the heart of New Cross, this lovely boozer is always full of spirit and Christmas is no exception. Come into the warmth and enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks with good vibes all around.
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.
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.
With a menu catering for private parties, Ask For Janice is an ideal place if you're on the hunt for somewhere with a bit of cool City character and industrial style. From finger foods to a feast fit for Kings, have your lunch served with a bit of finesse this season.
Let this victoria hangout help to coordinate your party with dinner, drinks and special packages to choose from. There's free-from menus, a finger buffet and a proper spread, complete with dishes like London Porter smoked salmon and Roasted Usk Vale turkey breast.
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.
Sister venue to The Refinery, The Parlour boasts the same classy interiors and comprehensive winter offering. Combine hearty, seasonal chow with a cracking cocktail menu and an extensive wine list and you've got yourselves a charming inner City spot this time around.
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!.
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.
For a more contemporary and experimental take on the Christmas dinner, head to Islington where James Cochran is serving up three unique six-course tasting menu at 1251 to suit every taste in your party.
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.
Leading the wave in cool interiors, you'll find The Sterling tucked at the base of the Gherkin and attracting a City clientele. This iconic location is ideal for a celebratory lunch in the name of Christmas where you can dig into gastronomic pub food with all of the festive trimmings.
With ingredients sourced from quality suppliers, local beers and a relaxing vibe, The Loose Box should be on your radar if you're looking for a cracking spread in Westminster. Think traditional dishes with a British focus.
Bringing delicious, fresh and seasonal food to north Londoners all year round, this charming Highgate boozer cracks out all the fixings come December so you can enjoy a slap-up spread in warm and cosy interiors.
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.
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.
Sit back and relax as culinary excellence and modern style are combined in equal measures, to deliver a spectacular Christmas menu. Oh, and you can be sure of only the best quality, hand picked meats and vegetables in the heart of Shoreditch.
Looking for a Christmas lunch that will truly impress? Whether you're organising a meal with mates or rounding up your colleagues from the office, take them to this Marylebone restaurant for gorgeous dishes, contemporary cocktails and airy interiors.
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.
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.
Blues Kitchen has got you covered with a mouthwatering combination of Texan BBQ, Creole and Cajun food matched with an extensive spirits collection. There's even live music and bands through the week. If you'd prefer as east London playground, be sure to check out their Shoreditch locale.
Housed at the top of the Gherkin, Iris possesses a coveted location and enviable views. One for those looking to impress, head to this stunning spot for classic cocktails and fine dining as you take in the sights of London's iconic skyline.
This legendary restaurant speaks for itself, but let us tell you about their fantastic spread this year. Raise a glass as you tuck into foie gras parfait, roasted bronze turkey and desserts like chestnut and cassis Christmas baubles.
The Miller is a great spot if it's space you're after, plus the venue is always throbbing with activity and full of cool arty types. With a whole host of local craft beers and a selection of burgers to please veggies, vegans and carnivores, you won't go hungry.
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.
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.
One for the new age of eaters and drinkers in London; the vegans, pescatarians, vegetarians and bi-omnivores among you can rest safe knowing that this Christmas. Gigi's is cooking us something for all of us to enjoy with is seasonal produce delivered on the daily.
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.
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.
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.
Tucked away behind the Tate Modern, this Bankside outpost of Camino is offering you airy interiors, seasonal dishes and even a variety of themed cocktails at its pop-up Winter Sipping Bar. Soak up mulled sloe gin or a hot gin-gerbread along with your food.
Located just minutes from Moorgate station, this Italian restaurant makes for the perfect after-work spot. Gather your colleagues and prepare to chow down in style. Spread across two floors, there's plenty of room for all kinds of gatherings.
Offering a series of great dining packages, this French-accented British restaurant in Shoreditch will be bringing you an interesting and delicious Christmas spread, including curried parsnip soup and butter poached turkey.
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.
Found in the heart of the West End, this modern restaurant boasts an iconic location. Not only are you slap-bang in the middle of central London (hello after-party) but there's contemporary interiors, delicious food and a smashing cocktail list to boot.
Not only can this restaurant space host over 100 for a private dining event but if you're a smaller crew, you can mingle in with the daily folk and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere. The kitchen is grounded in classic gastro goods, so you can count on a traditional set up here.
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.
One Canada Square is, quite simply, stunning in all regards. Delivering only the highest quality ingredients to the good people of Canary Wharf, this is most definitely a top choice of venue to enjoy a delectable feast.
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.