Where To Have Christmas Day in London

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.

Last updated on 14th November 2019

The Schoolhouse

325 user reviews 4

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If you're spending your Christmas Day with mates and fancy some tongue-in-cheek humour with a sprinkling of nostalgia, this is the spot for you. Taking you back to the days of Grange Hill, The Schoolhouse serves delicious bottomless brunch, dinner and Christmas treats with weird and wonderful cocktails straight from the science lab. 

Sea Containers

4 user reviews 4

8 dish sharing menu for two with a glass of bubbles - £25pp

Start your day with a glass of Laurent-Perrier at the swish, ocean-themed Sea Containers, before moving onto the full feast. The smart restaurant is catering for large groups with a traditional dinner that includes turkey, salmon and a whipped brie starter that sounds all sorts of dreamy.

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.

Vintry Izakaya Brunch Offer 2019 and 2 other offers

Slick spot Vintry and Mercer will be hosting Christmas day across their spaces, including at the Izakaya. The smart City spot is putting on three courses for £40, and along with the traditional turkey, adds an Asian flair with the likes of soy and ginger tofu steak.

The Wheatsheaf

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Sunday Quiz

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.

Scoff & Banter Kensington

15 user reviews 4

4 Course Christmas Luncheon: £75 and 3 other offers

With stunning restaurants in Oxford Street, Canary Wharf and Bloomsbury offering up delicious seasonal dishes, Scoff & Banter is a top pick this winter. With beautifully decorated interiors and plush fittings in a listed building, this Kensington location makes for an ideal Christmas day venue.

Offering a decadent Christmas lunch perfect for a true festive feast, The Chesterfield is serving up a slick selection of smoked salmon, Norfolk quail, Salisbury venison and roasted black leg turkey with all the trimmings. Book in for a warm welcome and a relaxing Christmas Day experience at this charming Mayfair hotel.

Leicester Square Kitchen

29 user reviews 4

5-Course Christmas Day Luncheon: £95 per person and 1 other offer

Make yours a Christmas to remember and get down to this swish West End spot, where you'll find a menu packed with Peruvian and Mexican sharing plates. Think soft shell tacos filled with tiger prawns to pisco-glazed smoked paprika ribs and equally intriguing cocktails to soak it all up.

Express Lunch at The English Grill

With a whopping 5-course spread this Christmas Day, The Rubens at The Palace Hotel is looking like a top choice if you're after a luxury lunch. With pumpkin soup, black leg turkey and apply strudel, this will be one mouthwatering feast.

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.

London House

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Open for business on the big day, Battersea's London House is a top spot to get that festive feast on come 25th December. Offering warm and welcoming interiors and a menu of classic Christmas eats, you can tuck into smoked highland salmon, turkey and trimmings and an indulgent chocolate and clementine mousse.

@ The English Grill at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel on Wed, 25th Dec 2019 @ 13:00 - 19:00

It's not the cheapest menu but it's one hell of a treat; Christmas day at The Rubens at the Palace is giving you enough food to feed a small army. Join the the smart spot for a fine-dining experience, from the smart waiters through to dishes such as Scottish beef carpaccio with foie gras, parmesan, and winter truffle.