Not only can this restaurant host over 100 for private dining. but if you're a smaller crew, you can mingle in with the daily folk and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere. St. Barts Brewery's kitchen is grounded in classic gastro goods, so you can count on a traditional Christmas set up here.
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.
Sitting on the banks of the iconic River Thames in Putney, the Duke's Head is one hell of a cosy watering hole. Head here for the warming atmosphere, hearty British grub and enviable drink selection, perfect for warming you up after a winter walk along the Thames.
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.
This legendary West End 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 in their sleek festive setting.
With a whole host of festive treats, classic cocktails and a great beer selection, John Salt makes for a fine Christmas lunch destination in London. Crack open your Champagne, feast on an impressive meal created by the head chef and dance the day away to live DJs.
One of the top spots to grab a Christmas lunch in the City of London, The Punch Tavern is a firm choice for festive dining. The historical Fleet Street pub will serve you up a good old-fashioned dinner, complete with all those tasty trimmings and a buzzing atmosphere to boot.
Head to Sway where the lights are bright, the atmosphere is cosy and the festive food is plentiful. The traditional Christmas lunch contains all of your the classic staples, from bacon-wrapped roasted turkey parcels to pudding terrine, while the buffet option offers all kinds of meaty treats.
Picture a plate of wild rabbit to start, slow cooked duck breast for your main and a delicious traditional 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 honestly, Christmas lunch shouldn't end any other way.
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.
Opt for sweet sophistication in the industrial chic setting of The Refinery this Christmas. When it comes to festive eating? They've got fresh turkey, venison, beef and nut roast for mains, with a wide choice of desserts including Christmas pudding and panna cotta to finish off.
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.
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.
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.
Spread across four floors, Smiths of Smithfield only uses the best Britain's farmers have to offer, making Christmas lunch in London even more flavoursome. Head here for festive feasts of expertly roasted meat, served alongside a range of carefully selected seasonal trimmings.
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 festive menu featuring traditional dishes and all the trimmings to get you in the spirit, so make sure you don't fill up on fizz.
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.
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 you festive party.
With a bright interior, excellent service and exclusive winter feasting menu, this Battersea restaurant makes a top choice this Christmas. Tuck into 3 delicious courses, and whatever you do - leave room for the white and dark chocolate mousse. Thank us later.
One of the best places for Christmas lunches in London, Smith's Bar & Grill are offering a gorgeous spot for you to enjoy the festive season. Nab a table on their heated terrace, or snuggle up inside with plates of roast turkey and classic Christmas pud.
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.
This charming venue in Clerkenwell embarks on a meticulous turkey sourcing procedure, serving only free-range birds from a specially selected farm in Norfolk. What's more, The Hat and Tun pair their Christmas lunch with friendly service and delicious drinks to boot.
Just minutes from Liverpool Street Station, Devonshire Terrace delivers a Christmas lunch unlike all others. Tuck into tasty dishes in their snugly heated covered terrace, or if you don't fancy facing the chill, choose from one of three private rooms or head to the stylish bar area.
Hailed as one of the best places to eat in London, this City watering hole has the whole Christmas lunch game down. Head to the The Jugged Hare as they tease with stunning festive plates, a charming British space and the very best in international wines to warm you up this winter.
The Admiralty is themed 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.
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, pair alll of your feasting with a few festive flutes or seasonal cocktails - 'tis the season after all.
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.
Sister venue to The Refinery, The Parlour boasts the same classy interiors and comprehensive winter offering. Combine hearty, Christmas chow with a cracking cocktail menu and an extensive wine list and you've got yourselves a charming inner City spot this festive season.
This chic spot is treating holiday revellers to festive sharing platters, hand-crafted cocktails and live entertainment. Situated in the hub of all the action, by Buckingham Palace, The New York Bar is offering guests with a welcome break from the hustle and bustle.
In the sleek surroundings of Nova in Victoria, Timmy Green is a paradise of contemporary design, live music and Aussie hospitality. Pay them a visit this Christmas and experience the best of festive eating with exquisite cocktails and a party spirit to match.
How about heading to a stunning listed building, perched upon the beautiful Thameside? If that weren't enough to whet your whistle, explore their Christmas menu of seasonal meat dishes, mouthwatering trimmings and decadent desserts to round off the festive feast.
One of the best restaurants in Blackheath for Christmas lunch, this fun bar and kitchen is offering three courses for less that £23 per head. Join them for a fantastic meal featuring classic turkey and trimmings, and plenty of tasty craft pitns.
Home to one of the best Christmas lunches in Central London, Allyu is sure to take you on a tasting journey through modern Nikkei cuisine. Experience South American-meets-Asian flavours at this swish spot where dishes range from sea bass ceviche to signature roast turkey.
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 City coolness this Christmas. From finger foods to a feast fit for the three kings, this place ensures you have your lunch served with a bit of finesse this season.
Chomp away on Barrio Soho's Christmas menu of picking delights and scrumptious slider that ooze South American flavour with some traditional Turkey, roasted Salmon and honey glazed ham in there too. Look out for Barrio Shoreditch or Barrio Angel for even more festive feasting.
The Drift delivers spectacular chow and masterfully mixed cocktails in a spot that's only a stone's throw from Liverpool Street Station. Something of a retreat from the hubbub of the City, this is a charming restaurant to bring family, friends and co-workers for Christmas lunch.
Paradise By Way of Kensal Green is one fabulous location for Christmas lunch in London, fronting vintage interiors, a vast buffet and stunning set menus. Have a scan through their private hire options, with plenty of spaces to accommodate all of your festive party needs.
With interactive tabletops, kitchen cams and delicious pan-Asian cuisine, Inamo is the high tech alternative Christmas restaurant you never you knew you needed. Make your way to Covent Garden for a modern take on tradition with innovative sushi dishes, grilled goods and more.
Nestled in the heart of the City, yet somehow offering the perfect escape from the hubbub, The Folly is a charming floral garden lounge for a stunning Christmas spread. Expect a seasonal menu of classic dishes alongside a few modern extras for the perfect marrying of old and new.
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.
This snugly Bethnal Green boozer has bag loads of history, having been built in 1729, giving it plenty of rustic charm. Turn up to The Cat and Mutton and you can tuck into two courses for £20, which includes delicious plates such as roasted turkey and warming winter soup.
This Botanist has classy pub lunches down to a tee, and their seasonal lunch is no exception. If you want your Christmas lunch in a more sophisticated setting, against a backdrop of beautiful natural illustrations, then look no further than this west London favourite.
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.
Do something a little different for Christmas lunch this year and get stuck into festive specials at The Breakfast Club. A haven for American-style feasting with a menu of all-day brunch goodies, it's sure to add a little extra cheer with its tasty plates and diverse cocktail selection.