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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Craving a little tropical heat this winter? With three courses of brunch food, rum cocktails and a huge party, The Reggae Brunch is a great choice for an alternative Christmas lunch in South London. Plus, with its various dates, you can choose a time that suits you and your party.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.