Christmas Day In London: Things To Do & Dinners

Mistletoe, mulled wine and meltdowns over an undercooked turkey? Christmas day is great but all too often it leads to squabbles over mashed tatties, hours slaving away in a kitchen, and moans from hangry uncle Brian. Not this year, we've rounded up the best pubs and restaurant in London to celebrate Christmas day - think all the cheer and none of the fear.


8 user reviews 4

Stunning Quaglino's has entertained everyone, from royalty through to celebrities, and is perfect for something a little different come Christmas day. Descend down the stairs to find a unique Art Deco-inspired space, with a three-course set menu to keep you fed and watered.

The Chelsea Ram

317 user reviews 5

This gorgeous gastro-pub is the perfect spot for Christmas dinner if you're looking for a homely feel with contemporary edge. With its fresh food, fine wine and delightful selection of beer, it's a quaint, all-round lovely place packed with yuletide spirit. Dinner includes four courses and a glass of bubbles.

Afternoon Tea Week Complimentary Champagne upgrade

For an indulgent Christmas feast in an opulent, classically British setting, look no further than Kensington's Cheneston's Restaurant at the Milestone Hotel. Serving up a five-course meal, you can expect delicious dishes such as duck liver parfait and spiced orange marmalade, wild mushroom ravioli with Madeira and truffle, fillet of beef wellington in red wine jus and clementine truffle with sherry ice cream.   

Add some luxury to your day with a trip to The Curry Room at The Rubens at The Palace. Located just a hop, skip and a jump from Buckingham Palace, the Indian restaurant is serving up a four-course feast, including petit fours, within a luxury setting. Or, if you fancy something a little more relaxed, check out The New York Bar for live music in a chilled atmosphere. 

The Wheatsheaf

126 user reviews 4

If you're searching for an authentic pub to spend you Christmas Day in, look no further. This beautiful Victorian public house has superb sips behind the bar, that will perfectly complement your traditional Christmas dinner, alongside British staples such as pigs in a blanket and slow-braised Devon lamb shoulder.

For something a little different this Christmas day, head to Steak & Lobster where you'll enjoy a turkey-free lunch of surf and turf croquettes, charcoal-grilled lobster with garlic butter and key lime pie within one of the restaurant's stylish venues.

Located in the heart of Marylebone, TOKii is bringing a slice of elegance to your Christmas Day proceedings. Their festive menu offers something a little different from the norm; with spicy honey-glazed gammon and yuzu-marinated salmon stealing the show.