Top Christmas Dinners 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.
Expect a sensational seasonal supper this Christmas, with 3 courses of all of the festive staples - smoked salmon, turkey crowns, and christmas puddings - all cooked up to perfection. Brimming with seasonal cheer and seasonal cocktails, the only thing you'll need to take care of is deciding who you'll meet under the mistletoe!
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.
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.
A sleek and sophisticated location close to London Bridge, Heeltap are whipping up a delicious range of menus this time around. There's a choice of options to suit the needs of your party and guests will be able to enjoy either 2or 3-course dinners or pick their way through a specially created sharing platter.
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.
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.
A short walk from Bond Street, Gordon Ramsay's Bar & Grill is offering one of the finest festive feasts of the year. Head down for their seasonal set menu of classic prawn cocktail, rump steak and christmas pudding with custard, or book in for Christmas Day with home cured salmon and classic turkey and trimmings.
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.
This season, Kings Cross' Rotunda is embodying the Scandi 'hygge' ethos and serving festive Nordic-touched menus. With dishes including Glogg and beef shin with sage dumplings and beef dripping crumb, you can enjoy four courses for £39.50.
If you're sick of all the turkey and stuffing, get down to Passo for an Italian-style Christmas spread that promises impressive bites and delicious wines in a pared back setting. Round up your mates, gather your colleagues or treat the family to a festive feast this winter.
Offering a more unique take on the classic Christmas menu, this Earl's Court eatery is bringing you a delicious menu of creamed cauliflower soup, confit duck leg with turkey bacon and winter fruit crumble, alongside an excellent wine list and few signature cocktails.
Get your Christmas dinner fix as this central London favourite cooks up a festive feast. Join Covent Garden's St Martins Lane Kitchen for traditional picks like butter-roasted turkey and puddings or go for something modern with salmon and Mont Blancs.
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.
As tradition goes, gorge to the point of bursting on this lip-smacking three-course feast for £32.95 or two-course spread of £27.95. Sumptuous starters, delicious desserts and a mega mains include ribeye steak and duck breast, as well as, seabass, accompanied by buttered vegetables and roast potatoes.
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.
An all-day drinking and dining hub in the heart of Balham, The Exhibit lays on delicious food packages guaranteed to bring cheer. Go for light finger food or indulge in the muilti-course banquet which offers up spiced festive soup, Norfolk bronze turkey and pudding coated in rum custard.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Cosy, cute and with loads of character, The Cat and Mutton is the perfect place for a Christmas dinner in London. The East London boozer is offering up mounds of turkey, veggie roasts and other festive goodies, with 2 courses from as little as £20.
Delving right into the seasonal spirit, York and Albany in Camden has got just what you need this winter. From set menus and private dining through to Christmas Day and New Year's Eve dining, there's nothing they haven't covered. And did we mention the Gingerbread Cabin..?
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.
Minutes away from The Shard and London Bridge, Tanner and Co is a brilliant restaurant to enjoy a Christmas feast this December. The restaurant uses the best quality British produce to bring you hearty dishes all in an intimate and relaxed setting.
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.
Bourne & Hollingsworth are all about cracking Christmas parties and dinners to remember, and this year is set to be no different. From blowouts in their basement to stunning festive feasts, there's no moment spared at this stunning spot.
Boasting one of only a handful of Josper ovens in the City and a Christmas menu coming in from as little as £33.50 a head, it's no wonder that this dapper dinner affair in is coming up trumps. Head to Shoreditch for private spaces and contemporary furnishings alongside cracking cocktails and candlelit tables.
With a tasty spread that includes everything from smoked ham hock and crispy pork belly through to sweet potato burgers and the classic Christmas pudding, you really can't go wrong with a festive meal at The Narrow.
For a Christmas dinner with Spanish undertones, check out Salvador & Amanda. They're famous Christmas parties come laced with tasty tapas, wines and cocktails from around the world, and they've got a whole host of bookable areas to suit groups of all sizes.
Sitting on the banks of the River Thames in Putney and ageing over 150 years, this cosy pub offers revellers a rest from the bustling city. With cosy spots and seating areas to relax in, the food menu is full of hearty, warming British treats and, come Christmas, features a range of festive treats.
Part of the Gordon Ramsay group, Maze Grill Park Walk is serving up a high quality offering this yuletide. The set menu promises affordable dining, with three courses at £29 - with a choice of mains that includes roasted salmon and rump steak.
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!
This botanical-inspired haven is arguably one of the most striking restaurants in London. It's an ideal candidate for Christmas, with guests able to enjoy anything from a canapé reception to a winter buffet via a sumptuous 3-course set-up. There's cocktails aplenty throughout, and a devoted event planning team to see you through every step of the way.
With industrial chic stylings and a spectacular array of dishes and drinks, this hella good looking venue in Bank is a charming choice for a Christmas dinner. These friendly folk serve up a crackinh selection offerings, from a fork and finger buffet to a traditional spread, leading to a cheeky dance in the downstairs club room.
Bringing you slap up dinners and festive celebrations join The Flatmates behind Chelsea favourite The Little Blue Door for their first Christmas at the flat. Think tasty meals, cute decor and a good old boogie to some classics tunes.
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.
The Christmas menu at new luxury central London eatery, The Soak, is an impressive affair. Choose from a selection of three, four and six-course tasting menus, with dishes such as Salt Marsh lamb and marinated venison tartar tempting you away from turkey for once and for all.