Best Christmas Lunches In London 2022

As much as we love buying gifts and letting loose at the office party, we all know that the real winner is that festive spread. And if you're looking for a cosy spot to feast on scrumptious seasonal grub? 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 the best London Christmas lunches.

For more seasonal ideas? Check out our Christmas party guide to London

Last updated on 5th October 2022




The Bedford

235 user reviews 4

If you fancy somewhere homely to host your Christmas lunch in South London, you should really check out The Bedford. The Balham institution boasts a casual gastropub dining room, plus multiple private spaces, and is well-known for dishing out hearty comfort food bites.

The Black Dog

559 user reviews 4

For Crimbo lunch and a merry woofmas, make way for award-winning pub The Black Dog on Vauxhall Walk. As it serves up your classic Christmas roasts alongside a wild mushroom risotto and a seared cod fillet (with plenty of puds for your extra stomach), you'll be rolling out the door after this one.

The Market Tavern

3 user reviews 5

Want to book a Christmas lunch in London? Then check out The Market Tavern. Located in Mayfair, this is a pleasant pub to try a diverse range of British fare, such as loch-reared rainbow trout and a root vegetable Wellington, with craft beers, wines and artisan spirits available too.

The Soak

6 user reviews 5

Visit Victoria-based luxury restaurant The Soak for a Christmas dinner with a difference. Specialising in the art of fermentation, its yuletide tasting menus range from casual three-course affairs to sumptuous six-course celebrations, with the option of private hire.

Fleets

93 user reviews 4

With its three-course feasts on available for just £42, Fleets is an irresistible find if you're looking for an affordable Christmas dinner in London. Choose between turkey, confit duck leg and a vegan Wellington, while drinking a cheeky cocktail.

Marsha Southbank

356 user reviews 4

If you're a sucker for Instagram snapping, head to this pretty restaurant for a Christmas lunch to remember. Boasting amazing views of Southbank, Marsha will have you dining on seasonal British fare with succulent roast chicken at the heart of the menu. 

Quaglino's

10 user reviews 4

This legendary West End restaurant's fame speaks for itself, but did you know its one of the best London restaurants for Christmas lunch? Raise a glass as you sink your teeth into sumptuous starters, roasted bronze turkey and showstopper desserts in Quaglino's sleek setting.

The Elgin

545 user reviews 4

The Elgin represents your quintessential pub showcasing cheerful interiors and a menu of homely dishes. If that wasn't enough, it's also 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.

Searching for a cool restaurant for a Christmas party lunch in London? Look no further than Pasta Remoli, which is serving the best Italian cuisine to several locations in the city. We're talking mouthwatering rigatoni, spaghetti, ravioli and lots of bread.

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 seasonal chomping you can dream of. Delve into a spread of turkey with all the trimmings and pair it alongside a wide choice of bevvies.

The Mayflower

6 user reviews 4

This cosy candlelit pub has views of the Thames and wood-burning fireplaces, creating a traditional British setting for your Christmas lunch. The Mayflower offers fancy fare like slow-roasted short rib, confit halibut and a moreish stuffed aubergine.

If you're after some serious Crimbo comfort food, Dirty Bones has done all the hard work for you. Taking cue from the States, it cooks up New York strip with a bone marrow glaze, chipotle-dipped tater tots and crispy Brussel sprouts pimped up with sweet and sour cranberries.

Take a break from turkey and instead nab a yuletide feast of charcoal-grilled cuts, surf 'n' turf combos and keylime cheesecake at one of the best Christmas lunch venues in London. Where can you find all of this and more? It has to be Steak & Lobster, which has sites all around the capital.

Flight Club

544 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 its famous Brunch Socials. That's not all though, as you'll also get to try your hand at social darts on your own private ochre.

Royal Oak

205 user reviews 5

Royal Oak in Willesden rustles up what might just be the best Christmas lunch in North London. Cracking out a terrific turkey dinner that'll put your nan's to shame, it's a top pick for yuletide dining with your closest mates in a community setting.

Keeping an eye out for the best hotel Christmas lunch in London? The Milestone Hotel and Residencies is making sure your day goes to plan, rustling up beautiful five-course banquets, which showcase the likes of turkey, beef fillet and a roasted squash Wellington.