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 host your feasting on the best seasonal food and drink 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 23rd November 2020




If you're after some serious Christmas comfort food, Dirty Bones have done all the hard work for you. Taking cue from the States, their feast offering includes turkey tacos, truffled tater tots and of course crispy Brussel sprouts, pimped up with bacon and sweet and sour cranberries.

The Elgin

351 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.

Flight Club

469 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.

Royal Oak

123 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.

Take a break from turkey and instead enjoy a yuletide feast of charcoal-grilled steak, surf 'n' turf combos and warm cookie dough with oven-baked marshmallows. Where can you find all of this and more? It has to be Steak & Lobster with various sites around London. 

@ Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel on Fri, 25th Dec 2020 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

This Christmas Lunch is a top choice for those spending December 25th in Central London. Taking place at the Wild Heart Restaurant and Bar in Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel, the three-course feast includes all the traditional delicacies with impressive puds and drinks to boot. 

@ The Little Blue Door on Various dates from Thursday 3rd December 2020

A stunning spot in Fulham, The Little Blue Door is welcoming you and you bubble into their apartment-style restaurant for an indulgent afternoon of eating, drinking and revelling. Enjoy a three or four-course feast of pig in blankets, burrata, arancini and blood orange granita.  

Taking place every Thursday and Friday throughout December, Proud Embankment's glitzy Christmas lunch will include a fabulous three-course feast set to a backdrop of world-class live cabaret and circus acts.

The Soak

4 user reviews 4

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 Gatehouse

245 user reviews 4

Bringing delicious, fresh and seasonal food to north Londoners all year round, this charming Highgate boozer cracks out all the fixings come December. Snuggle up in its cosy interiors and delve into their menu of festive classics with a slap-up spread to fill your belly. 

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 classic spread of turkey with all the trimmings and pair with a wide choice of bevs.