Christmas Day 2016: the kids hurriedly open Christmas gifts from Santa, Mum & Dad busy themselves in the kitchen with a behemoth turkey, and Grandad sits in the corner, slightly sloshed on sherry, attempting a 2000-piece jigsaw of a very pebbly beach. By the time everyone has worked their way through mountains of peanuts, turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, brussels sprouts, Christmas pudding, mince pies, and chocolates, the idea of washing up seems a daunting task. Which is exactly why you should let someone else worry about the texture of the gravy for a change. Sit back, relax, get merry and allow the professionals to work their festive magic.
Here are some great restaurants in London that are not only open on Christmas Day 2016 but also have some fantastic Christmas Day lunch special offers to take advantage of.
Mayfair / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: British
Enjoy a traditional Christmas Day lunch with the whole family, allowing you to relax whilst we take care of the festivities for you. You will be welcomed with a glass of mulled wine or champagne, followed by a festive feast with all the gourmet favourites for a memorable Christmas banquet. 12.30pm-4.30pm, £130 per person. Check out the menu.
The Cinnamon Club Restaurant by Vivek Singh
Westminster / Restaurant / Cuisine: Indian
Add a dash of grandeur and a sprinkle of glamour to your celebrations at The Cinnamon Club, with a five-course menu for £100 per person. The beautiful modern-Indian menu will include: Keralan style lobster soup flamed with cognac, served with garlic naan; and South Indian spiced goose breast with red onion and curry leaf, layered with paratha.
Balans Soho Society
Soho / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: European
The grande dame of Old Compton Street will be flinging open it's doors and welcoming all those for whom the festive season is more about 'craic' than 'cracker'. Enjoy three courses for £70, with must-tries of twice baked soufflé with stilton and broccoli; and Norfolk Bronze turkey with chestnut and cranberry stuffing, pigs in blankets, sprouts and bread sauce.
Chelsea / Bar / Restaurant / Club / Cuisine: British
Book your coveted Bluebird table, or hire an opulently decorated private dining room, and celebrate knowing there's no effort required. Developed by newly-appointed Executive Chef Liam Smith-Laing, the Christmas Day menu (£95) will highlight the best of British produce including London cure smoked salmon with crème fraiche and Aquitaine caviar; roast Norfolk Bronze turkey with creamed sprouts, bacon and chestnuts; and molten chocolate pudding with pecans and iced milk.
Bloomsbury / Restaurant / Cuisine: Traditional English
Dalloway Terrace in Bloomsbury invites guests to celebrate the winter season with a fantastic programme of festive events this Christmas and New Year, including a decadent four-course Christmas feast. Dalloway Terrace's Head Chef Peter Del Campo has crafted an indulgent four-course Christmas lunch menu, available on 25th December from 12pm to 11pm, priced at £60 per person. Highlights of this menu include Venison Terrine, Pot Roast Duck Breast, Mulled Wine, and English Apple, Walnut and Sultana Strudel.
Marylebone / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Brasserie
108 Brasserie will be getting in the festive spirit this 25th December with an exclusive Christmas Day menu, featuring a selection of classic British dishes and seasonal delights. Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the celebrations while the restaurant takes on the hard work, providing them with the perfect Christmas feast. This Christmas, Executive Chef Russell Ford will be cooking up a five course feast for £75 per person.
Kensington / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: British
Sit back, relax and let the team at Town House at The Kensington take care of Christmas dinner this year with a hearty three-course feast from Executive Chef Steve Gibbs at £60 per person. Highlights of this delicious menu include Venison Carpaccio, Roast Bronze Turkey with all the trimmings and of course a Traditional Christmas Pudding. This Christmas Menu will be available on Saturday 25th December from 12 to 10.30pm.
Le Pont de la Tour Restaurant
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Restaurant / Cuisine: French
Thames-side restaurant Le Pont de la Tour will be open on Christmas day this year, with head chef Frederick Forster serving a five course tasting menu priced at £95. Highlights from the menu include: Cured ham hock, foie gras terrine, prune compote, celeriac remoulade; and of course the star of the show, Norfolk turkey, sage and onion stuffing with classic garnish. A vegetarian five course menu will also be available.
Marylebone / Bar / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: British
The Arch London, one of the city's finest contemporary boutique hotels, is the perfect setting for an elegant Christmas Day lunch or dinner. With its warm and intimate atmosphere, stylish interiors and exceptional cuisine, guests' Christmas celebrations will be memorable. The Arch London is offering a lavish five-course Christmas Day menu followed by tea, coffee and mince pies for £85 per person. Courses include Dressed Dorset crab with a celeriac and apple salad; Roast Norfolk turkey with traditional accompaniments; Port fed Stilton, walnut bread; and of course Christmas pudding with brandy sauce.
Ten Room at Hotel Café Royal
Mayfair / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: British
To celebrate Christmas Day, the Hotel Cafe Royal will be hosting an exquisite seven-course lunch that will be served in the stunning Pompadour Ballroom near The Ten Room, with menus featuring, London cure smoked salmon with Scottish langoustine and Sevruga caviar; Angus beef wellington with Pomme boulangère and truffle jus; and traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce. Tickets will be priced at £195 per person for seven courses.
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