Opt for sweet sophistication in the industrial chic setting of The Refinery. Their mixing table means that everyone can get involved in crafting the perfect Christmas cocktail; ensuring that your party of friends, colleagues or family will remember this gathering for years to come.
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 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 turkey, cranberry sauce and more.
For more seasonal ideas? Check out our Christmas party guide to London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're after some serious Christmas comfort food, Dirty Bones have done all the hard work for you. Taking cue from the holiday season over the pond, their feast offering includes turkey tacos, fried chicken waffles, truffled tator tots and of course crispy Brussel sprouts, pimped up with bacon and sweet and sour cranberries to tempt even the most ardent of haters.
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.
A Fuller's favourite, The Admiralty is themed on the HMS Victory in all its glory with boating paraphernalia decking out the whole establishment. Drop anchor here for your wining and dining as you experience a classic British pub lunch from before sneaking off to the gun deck for some cocktails and lounging.
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.
Part of Gordon Ramsay's restaurant empire, Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill is all about well-sourced meat - so you can expect good things when it comes to your Christmas dinner. Along with being open on Christmas day, the space also has a delicious set menu, we've got our eye on the Buffalo turkey Milanese, with kale and blue cheese sauce.
One of the top spots to grab a Christmas lunch in London, this gorgeous historical Fleet Street pub will serve you up a good old-fashioned festive dinner, complete with all those tasty trimmings and a buzzing atmosphere too.
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!.
Already known for its tasty roast dinners, you'd better believe this Tufnell Park pub and eatery knows its trimmings. Head down for a slap-up Christmas lunch of warming winter dishes and indulgent desserts.
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.
Stripped back and full of quirky design features, Lokhandwala in Fitzrovia is a great option for something a little different this Christmas. Head to the swanky spot for a modern take on Indian cuisine, including tapas and classic flavours.
Just minutes from Liverpool Street Station, Devonshire Terrace delivers a Christmas lunch unlike all others. Tuck into tasty dishes al fresco, with a snugly heated covered terrace. If you don't fancy facing the chill, choose from one of three private rooms or tuck into lunch in the bar area.
Whether you're out for a client lunch or dining with friends, this City restaurant should be on your list. Situated just minutes from St Paul's, the Gordon Ramsay favourite is cooking up a seasonal storm, with set menus and private dining available.
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.
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.
Iconic Shoreditch restaurant Tramshed is known for serving up the very best carnivorous dishes in the biz (as well as boasting some pretty impressive Damien Hirst artwork). This Christmas they will be keeping things simple with family-style festive feasts, complete with all the trimmings and mouth-watering puds such as the cranberry and white chocolate cheesecake.
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.
This Botanist has classy pub lunches down to a tee, and their seasonal lunch is no exception. If you want a more sophisticated setting against a backdrop of beautiful natural illustrations, then look no further than this west London favourite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 to match.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 interactive tabletops, kitchen cams and delicious pan-Asian cuisine, Inamo is the high tech restaurant that you never you knew you needed. Make your way to Covent Garden for a modern take on the usual lunch.
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.
Hailed as one of the best places to eat game in the UK, this City watering hole has the lunch game down. Head to the The Jugged Hare as they tease with stunning meaty plates, a charming British space and the very best in international wines.
Located in South Woodford, Liban Tapas is the east London spot that brings Lebanese cooking to the forefront. This Christmas is no different, as the menu leans towards mixed grills, soujuk and creme brulee, with a vegan menu for meat-free diners.
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.
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.
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.