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

Last updated on 3rd September 2019

The Elgin - Geronimo Inns

264 user reviews 4

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.

KuPP. Paddington

100 user reviews 4

Enjoy 2 or 3 courses from our dedicated Scandi menu and 1 other offer

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.

The Parlour

433 user reviews 4

'Botanical Beauties - Hen Party Package' and 1 other offer

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!.

Crazy Bear Fitzrovia

3 user reviews 5

50% off Champagne every Wednesday

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.


67 user reviews 4

Free Return Taxi Journey With Carrot Cars and 6 other offers

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.

Martello Hall

261 user reviews 4

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.

Salvador & Amanda

1008 user reviews 4

Tapas Monday - Drinks Area Only and 3 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 all week round, come here for a spot of sangria, tapas and live entertainment with a little extra sass. 

The Folly

1189 user reviews 4

Rugby World Cup

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 Camden

19 user reviews 4

£5 Wednesday Cocktails and 3 other offers

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.

£8 Spritz Cocktails and 1 other offer

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.

Flight Club

359 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, as well as, a bottle of prosecco and Winter Pimms with DJs, festive treats and great times.

Smiths of Smithfield

865 user reviews 4

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.

Barrio Soho

159 user reviews 4

Amigo Happy Hour Specials daily 'til 8pm and Sun-Mon 'til 9pm! and 1 other offer

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. 


275 user reviews 4

Free Entry Guestlist

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.

Tanner and Co

83 user reviews 4

Bottomless drinks and 2 other offers

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.

St. Barts Brewery

235 user reviews 5

Burger And Pint £14

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. 

The White Swan

114 user reviews 5

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. 

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

48 user reviews 4

£5 cocktails and 3 other offers

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.