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.
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.
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.
Head over to The Waterway this festive season where they'll be serving up one of the best Christmas lunches in London. Book in for a gourmet feast of epic proportions, served in their cosy dining room or in a pretty igloo.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 restaurant also boasts a delicious set menu for festive feasting.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A great way to treat the other half this Christmas, this unique hotel stay is offering you and your +1 the chance to rest your heads at a top London hotel, complete with a three-course festive feast and tasty mince pies.
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 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.
For a special Christmas lunch in a memorable setting, look no further than Little Venices The Summerhouse. The gorgeous canalside restaurant will be treating guests to an indulgent menu of seared scallops, Norfolk turkey breast with all the trimmings and a festive cheese platter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located just minutes from Moorgate station, Gatti's restaurant makes for the perfect after-work spot for Christmas lunch with your colleagues. Spread across two floors, there's plenty of room for all kinds of groups interested in feasting on autunitic Italian dishes this festive season.
Fronting gastro grub, handcrafted cocktails and party spirit by the bucket load, The Old Queen's Head is one fun spot for Christmas lunch in London. Alongside their main dining room, this quirky pub stands out for its playroom and karaoke spaces to keep your guests on their toes.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Housed at the top of the Gherkin, Iris possesses a coveted location and enviable views from its home in the City. If you're looking to impress this Christmas, head to this stunning spot for classic cocktails and fine dining as you take in the sights of London's iconic skyline.
Located on the Thames, The Narrow is a top choice for Christmas dining in Canary Wharf. Head to this restaurant for Gordon Ramsay-led menus that see the kitchen whipping up everything from traditional turkey ballotine and pan-fried gnocchi to sticky toffee puddings.
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.
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.
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.
Shake things up this December with a daytime party brunch at Q Shoreditch. The East London's RITUAL event will have you and your bubble snacking on a five-course tapas spread whilst jiving to boppers from Sam Divine and a line-up of DJs.