Christmas Dinner in London
So you've been tasked with planning the get-together this year? Look no further, because we've searched far and wide to bring you the very best of the city's festive feasting. We know how difficult it is trying to please your fussy friends and colleagues, so let the DMN elves give you a hand. From swanky all-inclusive events to easy-going buffets, this lot is sure to get your mouth watering when it comes to planning the perfect Christmas dinner in London.
The Drift brims with quirky collectables, hidden alcoves, a mixology table, a fine dining nook and a secluded cabana with a captivating view of Europe's largest private aquarium, and on top of all that, it's a great spot for Christmas dinner. Ideally located near Liverpool Street, kick back and enjoy a 3-courses with all the trimmings.
Swanky West End bar, Sway, will be serving up a traditional Christmas lunch this year. Plough through your pigs in blankets and tuck into turkey before seeing off with a trio of chocolate mousse. Of course, you won't be able to go home without hitting the dancefloor first.
Give your traditional Christmas dinner a spicy revamp with these delicious dinners at Lokhandwala. Located in Fitzrovia, this Indian restaurant that creates modern and inventive curries and small plates right in the heart of the bustling West End.
Head to Islington's Upper Street where Michelin-trained James Cochran is bringing delicious and experimental dishes to the table, alongside great cocktails and minimal, studio-like interiors. This is one for those who are looking for that wow-factor.
An evening spent at one of these glamorous establishments isn't like your usual. Alongside quirky interiors and attentive service, you'll find a mouth-watering menu of delicious seasonal food and a cracking selection of speciality cocktails.
An historical pub and restaurant in the City, the Punch Tavern offers a slap up Christmas dinner perfect for office feasting. Head down for a classic Christmas spread with all trimmings and some great wines and ales to wash it down with.
Casual and happily affordable, Charlotte's Bistro ticks all your Christmas dinner in London needs. Located in Chiswick, head to the restaurant for locally sourced dishes and a delicious range of vegetarian options.
With elegant suites overlooking a plethora of exotic animals across 36 acres of zoological gardens, a Christmas dinner at ZSL is one for those seeking something a little different this year. What's more, hosting an event here means directly contributing to conservation projects around the world!
From the stunning redesign and central London location through to the jaw-dropping burlesque and show-stopping cabaret performances, Proud Embankment is bringing all the glitz and glamour to the party season.
This Victorian boozer is located just off Edgware Road and boasts a stunning menu filled with its infamous roasts and an impressive choice of cask ale, keg beer and whiskey, perfect for your Christmas festivities.
Chelsea's Jam Tree has crafted a reputation for its distinctive blend of British and Colonial-inspired food. There's no better time to catch them doing their thing than Christmas, with a range of flexible spaces and a seperate Loft area ready and waiting to host bespoke private celebrations.
A relaxing haven from the bustle of the City, The Anthologist is a sure-fire candidate for a delicious meal come December. Make one of their quirky private spaces your own and enjoy some fabulous fare washed down with winter-warming tipples.
Boasting a lavish and extensive set menu, you'll find dishes like beef fillet carpaccio, courgette cream, lemon and rocket to start, seafood, prawns and salmon pastry, creamy white wine, dill and cheddar sauce, baby potatoes and vegetables for your main, followed by banana, pecan and honey slice with espresso ice cream... *A pool of drool emerges*
If you'd rather leave the cooking to the professionals, then head to the Sanderson for one of the best winter lunches in London. Enjoy a 5-course meal with all the trimmings and naturally, there'll be a glass of Laurent-Perrier on arrival... because what's Christmas without a bit of the sparkly stuff?
Enjoy your feast from the comfort of this prized Canary Wharf location. Fancy something light? You can pick between a 7-item canapé menu for just £17 per person, or work your way through a delicious three-course banquet for £45 if you're seeking something more indulgent.
Located just a stone's throw from St Paul's Cathedral, this stunning hideaway is located in a Grade II listed building, with a nautical theme that harks back to Britain's trading history. If you fancy a tipple, there's an extensive drinks menu, along with a gorgeous selection of classic dishes.
McQueen offers a traditional three-course Christmas banquet in relaxed yet chic surroundings. The set menu comes in at £40 per person and offers a variety of meaty and veggie options for your perusal. If you're after the perfect east London spot, this could be it.
Tuck into a scrumptious Christmas lunch at this slick city restaurant. Abbey bar will be putting on cracking Christmas spread, and with an extensive range of options, there really is something for everyone here. From 'roasted parsnip soup' to 'bacon wrapped duck and apricot terrine', the starter section alone is brimming with variety.
Never mind Santa, dinner is what we're really here for. Those pesky pigs in blankets, that succulent bird, and all the trimmings... our mouths are already watering. If there's anyone that can knock up a good traditional festive spread then its got to be our Jamie.
Located in the heart of Covent Garden, Roadhouse offers a vibrant setting in which to enjoy a spot of Christmas dinner. Come for the great festive food and drink then enjoy some singing and dancing, with live bands every night and DJs hitting the decks until 3am.
A decadent dining destination in the heart of central London, this charming spot is serving up a happily affordable spread this year. Boasting three-course Christmas lunch and dinners options alongside and cosy coffee and mince pies, Ruby Bar Blue promise to do feasting the right way.
Undoubtedly, Christmas is the best time of the year, but let's be honest, it's not best for the old bank balance. Fortunately, Loop Bar are offering a fantastic, affordable Christmas lunch. From just £17 per head, tuck into a traditional three course Christmas lunch with all of the trimmings. And this mouth-watering menu cuts no corners to accommodate for its pocket pricing. Tuck into Scottish smoked salmon for starters and then grilled sirloin steak for your main before seeing off your meal with a an Artisan cheese plate.
Offering a blend of vintage charm and contemporary style, this stunning Wandsworth gastropub is a cosy place to keep warm. Fitted with a variety of private dining rooms and event spaces, tackle a seasonal spread laden with English Rose turkey, 8oz British sirloin and figgy pudding. An ideal space for a relaxing festive meal with your nearest and dearest.
Drop in on Southwark Street's landmark Blue Fin building where a delicious 3-course banquet awaits. Fancy something lighter? Not an issue; The Refinery also offers canapé receptions and winter buffets to provide that bit of seasonal cheer. Don't miss their winter-warming cocktails!
A boutique venue mixing modern elegance with a personal approach, The Driver has 3 private spaces perfect for staging a Christmas shindig. Each has its own private bar and Martin Audio sound system, so if you want to take advantage of the late licence and go all out once the plates have been cleared, you're more than welcome.
Why not head to this edgy city bar for your Christmas lunch this year? From three course meals to help-yourself fork buffets; cocktail receptions to coffee and mince pies… there are a multitude of dining options here to make sure you're super full with festive foodage this holiday season.
Still searching for a swanky private dining spot? Located in the heart of London,The Studio at the Andaz Hotel is the perfect option for any special event. Guests can choose menu options from any of the hotel's 5 restaurants.
With Stevie Parle at the helm of this acclaimed eatery, you can expect great things. There's two menus to choose from; tasting or 3-courses, all with innovative and tasty dishes including the likes of beer-cured Devon trout.
Choose from a cracking selection of offerings; from a fork and finger buffet to a traditional 3-course meal with all of the trimmings, of course. You and your party will dine in a super modern space, at the base of The Gherkin. Can't get much better than that!
From chic canapé receptions to fully-fledged banquets, this St. Paul's watering hole passes the Christmas party test with flying colours. Ideally located in the City, guests sit down to a 2 or 3-course feasts all washed down with a winter-warming choice of cocktails.
Instead of your traditional Christmas dinner, go for a more elegantly Italian affair at Gatti's. Spread across two floors – with a wine bar upstairs and a luxurious restaurant below – you'll be treated to an evening of exemplary service and delicious Italian food.
This gorgeous Victorian public house is renowned for its lovely roast dinner, so if you're searching for somewhere to eat this Christmas, look no further. With a lovely traditional setup on offer, as well as, plenty of superb sips behind the bar, it definitely takes away all the hassle of cooking at home.
Forget the traditional festive meal and go for something a bit more futuristic at Inamo. Using the world's first interactive ordering system ,you can make thing's all the more exciting, with a lovely range of Asian dishes to tuck into.
Perfect for intimate office dos or a get-together with friends, Boisdale's Mayfair outpost offers a stonking selecion delicious food and drink, and more than a few musical extravaganzas to get your up and dancing after dessert.
Create your own bespoke event at this luxurious space and cocktail bar housed in a Grade II listed building. With lavish interiors and cosy alcoves, you can hide away with a sumptuous spread of food and drink for up to 150 or your nearest and dearest.
An enchanted lair where every detail tells a story, The Fable are offering bespoke packages to suit your every need. Whether you're looking to nibble on some canapés, pick at a buffet or get down to business with a delicious 3-course feast, you'll find it all. Book out one of their plush private dining rooms if you really feel like going all out.
A slick eating and drinking space upon Brick Lane, Cinnamon Kitchen offers an alternative to the traditional Christmas fare: look forward to a menu of modern dishes, crafted through a fusion of spice from the Subcontinent, using only premium British ingredients. There's even a mince pie naan this year!
Situated only minutes from Clapham Common, this much-loved restaurant bar is the perfect choice for festive feasting. Keep it traditional with Norfolk turkey, or go for something a little alternative like pumpkin gnocchi. Whatever you do, save room for the chestnut and orange cheesecake.
Marrying an industrial style with a laid-back vibe, The Clapham North is a south London gem and the perfect place for your celebrations. Offering a range of packages, you can dig into a delicious Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, sans the price tag.
For a smart and stylish Christmas dinner this year, make sure your destination is Goat in Chelsea. A real slice of New York in south London, this restaurant bar is bright and spacious, plus the Italian food is to die for! With smart cocktail bar Goat DRINK upstairs, this is the place to be for first-class fare this winter.