Staying in London for Christmas and don’t fancy cooking up a feast at home? Don’t worry there are lots of restaurants open on Christmas Day in London so you don’t have to lift a finger. Check out our favourites here and if you’re on the hunt for pressies, check our our Christmas gift guide.
Seabird – Get high this Christmas and spend it at rooftop restaurant Seabird tucking into a sharing feast that includes oysters, crab croquetas, whole turbot with Txakoli sauce, piperrada peppers, patatas gratinadas and manchego cheesecake with membrillo.
Decimo – Do Christmas with a Spanish-Mexican twist this year by having lunch at Decimo at The Standard. Peter Sanchez Iglesias’s menu includes Spanish pigs in blankets and Muscovy duck mole, with vegan options like cauliflower tacos and artichoke with pardina lentils.
Rondo – The in-house restaurant at The Hoxton, Holborn is open on the big day. You can feast on the likes of pork & rabbit terrine, roast Norfolk turkey or Swaledale beef rib with all the trimmings, poached pear & sherry trifle and Christmas pudding.
Holborn Dining Room – Chef Calum Franklin is cooking up a right proper feast at the beautiful Holborn Dining Room at the Rosewood Hotel on Christmas Day. The menu features a pretty amazing baked lobster thermidor tart and rabbit & bacon en croute as well as roast Norfolk bronze turkey with braised red cabbage and cranberry sauce, and a 35-day dry-aged rib eye with peppercorn sauce. For dessert there’s a Pump Street chocolate brulee and lemon curd slice on offer.
Duck & Waffle – If you want to make your Christmas extra special, THAT view from Duck & Waffle combined with their festive menu should do the trick. Dishes include cheese souffle, lobster cocktail, roast turkey with cornbread stuffing and maple sweet potatoes, and peppermint baked alaska.
Riding House Cafe – The Fitzrovia restaurant is doing a festive feast featuring steak tartate, hand drive scallops, truffled portobello & sweet potato wellington, roast turkey with the trimmings, Christmas pud and a sharing cheese board for the table.
Dean Street Townhouse – As usual, Soho stalwart Dean Street Townhouse will be knocking out their famous Christmas lunch. This year you can expect dishes to include langoustine bisque; roast Norfolk turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce; and wild mushroom Wellington with truffle vinaigrette. There’s also an apple pie with cinnamon ice cream to finish, plus Christmas pudding with whiskey sauce.
The Cinnamon Club – If you’re not feeling the traditional Christmas grub, then The Cinnamon Club is for you. On the menu you will find Keralan lobster soup, green spiced pheasant breast, clove goose breast with brussel sprout poriyal, Hyderabadi style root vegetable biryani, and slow-braised Herdwick milk-fed lamb shoulder with nutmeg and fennel sauce. For dessert there’s garam masala Christmas pudding and dark chocolate & rassogulla tart.
Radici – Francesco Mazzei’s Radici is bringing a little Italian flavour to the traditional Christmas lunch. The menu features antipasti and broccoli soup followed by roast turkey with pumpkin, lentils and homemade sausage with panettone tiramisu for dessert.
Kahani – Modern Indian restaurant Kahani is doing a five course Christmas Day menu including king prawns with Kashmiri sweet chilli, smoked turkey with coconut sambol & string hoppers, spiced lamb cannon, and Christmas pudding with candied ginger glaze.
Tayyabs – If you want to escape all things Christmas then get down to Whitechapel’s Tayyabs. It’s business as usual at the curry house (not even a turkey curry!), and with BYOB you can have a good a proper knees up whether you’re celebrating Christmas or not.