It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and, after the year we’ve had, it’s time to make plans to thoroughly enjoy the festive season with friends, family and loved ones. Here are our top Christmas menus to celebrate the best festive food London has to offer!
The Cinnamon Club
Renowned modern-Indian Chef Vivek Singh is inviting guests to add some spice to their festivities with the Festive Feast menu at The Cinnamon Club. This bountiful banquet is served in the elegant surroundings of The Cinnamon Club’s exquisite Old Westminster Library.
The four-course Christmas menu includes dishes such as cured salmon moily with Kerala snow, chargrilled Obsiblue king prawns and a decadent garam masala Christmas pudding. The menu is available from 22nd November to 30th December 2021 for £65 per person, including a Chef’s choice of pre-starter.
Sea Containers Restaurant
Indulge in a decadent three-course sharing Christmas menu with all the trimmings and a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne with views of the Thames and St Paul’s at Sea Containers Restaurant. The Christmas Feast is available from £72 per person with dishes including Loch Duart salmon tartare, roast Norfolk turkey and apple cobbler.
On the big day (25 December), allow Sea Containers Restaurant to take the stress out of Christmas cooking and enjoy a five-course sharing menu and glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne. Choose from the traditional option of turkey with all the trimmings or go for something a little different like the dry-aged sirloin with charred cauliflower. Gather with your nearest and dearest and enjoy the Christmas Day Set Menu at £115 per person.
Farzi is a Pan-Indian Restaurant and Bar in Haymarket which has an exciting winter menu on offer this year.
The new dishes on the menu nod to Farzi Café’s global influence with tapas-style small plates of avocado and waffle tokri, bhuna goat tacos with pomelo and zaffrani murg tikka with smoked cashew and saffron cream. They have a variety of festive menus on offer, including a pre-theatre menu, Christmas lunch menu, vegetarian Christmas menu and a decadent feasting sharing menu priced at £69 per person.
Smiths of Smithfields – Christmas Restaurants London
Smith of Smithfields promises 4 floors of festive celebrations, including a Christmas menu in their restaurant, festive drinks at the bar, and private dining spaces too.
Their festive set menu offers classics such as English Rose turkey, roasted roots, chestnut stuffing, pigs in blankets and gravy and costs three courses for £60. There’s also an a la carte Christmas menu which offers more choice for those not wanting to stick to the traditional dishes.
Jimmy Garcia’s Chalet Barragiste Chalet
Jimmy’s Pop Up has opened a cosy chalet-style restaurant at Skate, Somerset House. This festive pop up takes its culinary inspiration from Jimmy’s years spent in The Alps and offers a fantastic menu with dishes ranging from côte de boeuf, baked Mont D’or and even build-your-own s’mores. There’s also a range of winter warming cocktails including earl grey martinis and hot buttered rum too.
After enjoying a delicious feast you can even put on your skates and work it off on the ice rink at Somerset House.
Pan Pacific London
Pan Pacific London is bringing a Singaporean-inspired festive twist to London this Christmas across all three of their dining spaces. Their festive dinner Christmas menu offers a wholesome array of flavours including tempura baskets with dashi dips, lobster nonya laksa, and panettone pudding.
Guests can indulge in a mouthwatering five course at £88 per person. They also offer a festive lunch menu and Afternoon Tea filled with hand-made patisserie combining traditional favourites of the season with the creative influence of Asian ingredients.
Ramsbury Forest Domes
Located in Covent Garden, the Ramsbury Forest Domes are eight beautifully dressed luxury dining pods that form part of a magical forest dining experience.
The sharing set menu is an extravagant Christmas feast bedecked with all the trimmings and plenty of vegan and vegetarian alternatives available. This exclusive Christmas menu is paired with Ramsbury Single Estate Spirits which complement the food and the experience beautifully.
The Domes can be booked for between 6-10 people and the set-menus start at £25 per person.
Dalloway Terrace is always a delightful destination, but this winter, they have transformed into a multi-sensory winter oasis. Working in exclusive partnership with British perfumier Miller Harris and Champagne Telmont, the restaurant has transformed into an immersive hideaway with a colourful and cosy installation by award-winning floral designers Early Hours.
The Afternoon Tea is the menu to try here, as it has been given an aromatic and colourful revamp for winter. Sweet and scented treats include tangerine cream on an orange and vanilla biscuit, Earl Grey and green tea jelly with green velvet sponge, delicately scented rose and almond sponge topped with rose cream and a rich and velvety dark chocolate mousse with spice liquid centre.
Afternoon Tea is available every day and starts at £35 per person.
Gaucho – Christmas Restaurants London
Gaucho showcases a Christmas menu in offering some of the traditional festive flavours we’ve grown to love. Their set menu includes various seasonal starters, mains and desserts, including Chestnut and Parsnip Soup, Turkey with red wine and cranberry jus, and classic desserts such as Christmas Pudding and Sticky Toffee Pudding. They have a lunch, dinner, and innovative Friends menu too, which includes a festive welcome glass of Chandon.
Additionally, for the first time, Gaucho Tower Bridge and Gaucho Piccadilly will be open on Christmas Day, offering a five course festive feast at a set price of £95.
The Engine Rooms
Combining beautiful classic cars, a more than impressive modern art collection and a restaurant complete with events space – The Engine Rooms creates a truly unique lifestyle experience like no other in London.
Their three-course Christmas menu includes clever twists on Christmas classics, from roast parsnip and celeriac soup, to Christmas turkey pithivier and Balmoral Estate venison loin, all rounded off with Christmas Pudding with brandy custard for traditionalists or chocolate fondant with salted caramel for the ultimate indulgence. The team behind the bar have also created a special Christmas cocktail – Spiced Apple Spritz with cinnamon, nutmeg, baked apple and cava.
FishWorks – Christmas Restaurants London
Looking for a Christmas menu with a difference? Then head to FishWorks Fishmonger and Restaurant for a Christmas menu perfect for any celebration or soirée. Available from 24th November across all three restaurants – Marylebone, Covent Garden and on Mayfair’s Swallow Street – the menu will be full to the ‘bream’ with delicious and sustainably sourced fish and seafood. Ideal for pescatarians and seafood lovers, this festive menu is priced at two courses for £30 or three for £35.
Rudie’s Jerk Shack – Christmas Restaurants London
Rudie’s Brixton is offering a 2 and 3 course Christmas menu brimming with a whole host of tasty jerk-based treats. Indulge in the likes of Jerk Turkey Wrap and Glazed Plantain specials alongside a selection of festive cocktails.
Additionally, available exclusively at Lost in Brixton, Rudie’s party sharing platters are ideal for group bookings. There’s everything from Island bites Platter (Boston wings, saltfish fritters, fried plantain, jerk fries and a selection of Rudie’s sauces) to the vegan Jar Love Platter (sauteed ackee and baby spinach, grilled sweetcorn, glazed plantain, rice n’ peas and homemade sauces).