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.
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.
If stunning views are high on your Christmas dinner agenda, look no further than Gillray's. Delectable Aberdeen Angus steak is a specialty and the front-row vantage point of the Houses of Parliament and London Eye is well worth the visit in itself. The bar opens late, so there's every reason to stop by for a cocktail or two once your plates have been cleared.
You are royally invited to get down in true regal style, as this swanky Knightsbridge haunt gives you exclusive hire of the historic townhouse, a choice of bowl food, canapes or full-on dinner and cocktails with a prosecco reception. You can even have DJs, photo booths and lighting.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
About as quirky as they come, The Gable is a charming choice of venue in the City. Excelling in fun party vibes and serving up a raucous roster of good tunes and heady cocktails, you're in for a wild one. They're serving up a selection of dinner offerings; from a fork and finger buffet to a traditional 3-course meal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A stunning retreat housed in the St Martins Lane Hotel, you'll enjoy a fantastic Christmas dinner experience with Asian and Cuban undertones. Make yourself at home and allow their charming team to see to all your needs, with the adjacent Light Bar providing a great option for a post-dinner cocktail.
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.
Not only can you count on a fantastic atmosphere and gorgeous feast, but this south London outpost of Clapham will even be dishing out amazing Christmas crackers filled with miniature bottles of their signature festive tipples too.
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.
An evening spent at this glamorous Soho establishment 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This charming gastropub is showing Balham how it's done this year. Head down to find delightful decor filled with olive hues, quaint dining tables and strewn fairy lights. Tuck into a traditional Christmas lunch and wash it all down with a delectable cocktail or two.
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.
Charming, luxe and found in the heart of Canada Square, those of you looking to organise a Christmas dinner East of the river can't go far wrong with One Canada Square. From international wines to stunning plates, give the festive season a sophisticated twist right here.
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.
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.
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 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.
Give your Christmas feast a Roman twist at the swish Palatino in Clerkenwell. The restaurant is whipping up a choice of 3 or 4-course options, each with a delicious Italian take. We have our eyes on the goose leg with cotechino; it looks set to be a winner.
With ingredients sourced from Lebanon and using traditional cooking techniques, Lazeez is an intimate restaurant which specialises in tapas and sharing plates . With a range of spaces to hire, the spot is perfect for a private party.
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.
This botanically-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.
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.
With a bespoke party planning service that is as hassle-free as it is personal, Devonshire Terrace represents a fantastic option if you're looking to party close to the City. The venue's 4 private dining rooms play host to a delicious 3-course Christmas feast.
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.
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?
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.
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*
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.
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.
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!
Offering a festive set menu in both the main restaurant and their 6 private dining rooms - this City spot is the place to be this festive season. Choose between dreamy dishes such as roast breast of Gressingham duck, 12-hour slow braised Cumbrian ox cheek and pan-fried fillet of Peterhead cod.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dine in your own private heated igloo as Inamo Camden transforms its garden into a winter wonderland complete with cosy sheepskins, pretty flowers and twinkling fairy lights. Sounds like the ultimate romantic date night to us.
With a mouthwatering menu of seasonal European food and candlelit interiors, The Don is the perfect place for wintry date nights and group meals this Christmas. There's even a swanky private dining room for those looking to make a night of it.
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 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.
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.
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.
Nestled in the heart of Wimbledon, this west London favourite is a top pick all through the year, though wintertime is extra special. Make your way through 3 festive courses, including turkey, salmon gravadlax and beef short rib.
With an enchanting hall, slinky Director's Observatory, stylish Archives and a subterranean cocktail bar, Grace Hall can cater to any party. Whether you're in a small group of friends or huge office party, you'll be catered for from the food, to drinks and decor.
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.
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.
The scattering of potatoes, the piles of Yorkshire puddings and the meandering with wine... there's nothing quite like your good ol' fashioned roast dinner, and The Ealing Park Tavern are a venue doing it just right. Head on down for a Christmas meal with the team or a private event alike.
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.
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.
Mabel's is an exceptionally charming, super-cute Covent garden cafe that would make for an ideal venue for a Christmas dinner date. Expect a traditional lunch, as well as, festive buffet options too. On top of that, they're offering a seasonal drinks packages too.
The Loose Box in Westminster is all about hearty and wholesome food. Join them this Christmas for a traditional dinner, sleek atmosphere, and charming service.
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.
This gorgeous Japanese hideaway boasts a selection of stylish street-food dishes that are sure to bring a touch of rock'n'roll to any Christmas party. Ditch the traditional, bland and boring for something a little more vibrant at Kurobuta.
Not only can you get private hire and a menu of traditional Christmas favourites (...with a few signature twists), but this Mayfair favourite is ideally-located and a great choice if you're looking to impress. Tuck into delicious food and a great selection of beers, spirits and wines.
If you're looking for a fusion of British tradition with a splash of something a little exotic then this menu won't disappoint. With dishes from India, Asia as well as, an all-important Christmas cracker, choose one of their two buffet packages suitable for parties of 30 or more if you fancy a more casual affair. Check out Jam Tree Chelsea for more Christmas options.
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.
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.
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.
Retreat to Canary Wharf for feast at this sleek hangout. Offering anything from a canapé reception to an indulgent 3-course menu, The Parlour's dedicated team of event planners are there to take the stress out of your get-together by planning every step of the way.
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!
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.
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!
Dabble in the ultimate dining experience as one of the most notable names in the business promises guests a truly bespoke experience. Boasting the space for but 12 guests in their private dining room, Playboy Club London promises a veritable feast of in a luxe and intimate setting.