We’ve all been to a rubbish Christmas party, sat around the same stuffy office you’ve been sat in all year, drinking cheap prosecco from a plastic cup and pretending to have a good time. This year, isn’t it about time you levelled up your festivities? Whether it’s you and a bunch of mates or an office do, you could book into one of the city’s best private dining rooms or you could host this year’s Christmas party in London at one of these spots.
Go Off-Piste at Velvet Pines
Immersive entertainment company Swamp Motel is throwing the ultimate festive bash complete with food, drink and cabaret. 70s-inspired ski resort Velvet Pines has been hit by a snowstorm but the hotel staff are on hand to keep everyone fed, watered and entertained in The Grand Lodge, with talent-packed cabaret show and a food menu from MasterChef finalist Omar Foster, including dishes like roasted Jerusalem artichokes with whipped feta & lemon, prosciutto shards, pickled red onions, mint oil and watercress; confit duck or roasted jackfruit & green lentils in a red wine miso sauce with wild mushrooms, carrot & orange puree and carrot & parsnip crispy skins; and mini bombe Alaska. Just make sure to watch out for the yeti.
Tues 7th November – Sat 23rd December 2023
49 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3PL
Christmas at Sohaila
Sohaila is a Lebanese-inspired restaurant, natural wine bar and bottle shop run by the Fat Macy’s team, and it continues the Fat Macy’s mission of helping young Londoners go from hostels to their own homes through food by training participants in cookery skills, front of house service, food hygiene and financial planning. The restaurant offers festive set menus with a Lebanese twist for groups of 10+ or you can hire out the whole venue for your party. Every meal helps support their in-house training programme so this is how to have a Christmas knees-up and do good at the same time.
14th November – 22nd December 2023
232 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6PJ
Festive Feasting at The Spread Eagle
If you need somewhere vegan-friendly for your Christmas do this year, look no further than The Spread Eagle. The Homerton pub is the first fully vegan pub in London and they’ve all the festive plant-based food options you could possibly need. Dine from a set menu that features deep fried shamembert with cranberry & port chutney, nut roasts and beet wellingtons with trimmings, and festive trifle.
224 Homerton High St, London E9 6AS
Virtual Clay Shooting at Clays
Indulge in a little friendly competition this Christmas and see who the crack shot is amongst your group with a few rounds of virtual clay shooting at Moorgate bar Clays. As well as unlimited interactive gameplay in a private ‘peg’, there are a range of festive packages to choose from so you can tuck into sharing plates, loaded breads, and festive drinks whilst you play.
55 Moorgate, London EC2R 6LL
Dive into Fried Chicken at Korean Dinner Party
If you’re sick of turkey, dive in to a tray of fried chicken instead this Christmas. Korean Dinner Party in Kingly Court has got two festive feasting menus, one featuring a slow-roast pork shoulder and ice cream cone tree, and one centred around trays of fried chicken and fried cauliflower, alongside mac & cheese, Korean corn dogs, crinkle fries, slaw and iceberg wedge salad. The Colonel could never.
Fri 24th November – Weds 27th December 2023
Top Floor, Kingly Court, Kingly Street, London W1B 5PW