Best Restaurants Open On Christmas Day in London

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. You can go luxe for your Christmas meal by heading to one of London’s five-star hotels, or you could avoid the traditional turkey by heading out for a curry instead. Whatever road you wanna go down, these are the best places to have your Christmas lunch in London – and no washing up to do either.

Riding House Cafe – The Fitzrovia restaurant is doing a festive feast featuring beetroot-cured gravadlax with potato salad & caviar; charcoal goat’s cheese mousse with black truffle; roast turkey with the trimmings; Christmas pudding; and a sharing cheese board for the table.

The Grill at by Tom BootonTom Booton and team will be cooking up a six-course menu, including dishes like duck liver custard & artichoke, roast lobster & caviar, roast turkey, and Christmas pudding on Christmas Day at The Grill by Tom Booton.

Holborn Dining Room – indulge in a right proper feast at the beautiful Holborn Dining Room at the Rosewood Hotel on Christmas Day. The menu features the likes of venison & duck pate en croute with Christmas spiced chutney; potato & winter truffle terrine with smoked hollandaise; roast rib of Aberdeen Angus & Yorkshire pudding; and roast bronze turkey with sage & onion and chestnut stuffing. To finish, there’s a traditional Christmas pudding with cognac custard, among other desserts, and a cheese board too.

Holborn Dining Room

The Stafford – Feast this Christmas at The Game Bird at The Stafford London, kicking off with canapes followed by Exmoor caviar and crumpets; Devon crab tart; saffron-cured turbot with mussels and champagne sauce; Kellybronze turkey with all the trimmings; and Christmas pudding with brandy sauce.

The Cinnamon Collection – If you’re not feeling the traditional Christmas grub, then Vivek Singh has you covered with festive menus at The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Bazaar. You can expect dishes like tandoori spiced venison, chargrilled turkey breast tikka with coriander chutney, Malabar boatman’s kingfish curry, and garam masala Christmas pudding.

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.

Claridge’s Restaurant – Make it a super luxe Christmas with lunch at Claridge’s Restaurant. The seven-course festive menu features the likes of truffle crumpets; oysters and caviar; seared scallops with Jerusalem artichokes; roast Bronze turkey with festive sides; Delica squash pithivier with roast onion consommé; and chocolate Bûche de Noël.

Le Pont De La Tour – Do Christmas with a French twist by heading to Le Pont De La Tour; the five-course menu includes comte gougeres; cured salmon & poached lobster with horseradish mousse; Norfolk turkey with brussel sprouts, Chantenay carrots,and cranberry & sage farce; and Paris-Brest with Christmas pudding ice cream.

The Guinea – Mayfair institution The Guinea is doing a three-course menu for Christmas Day this year, starting with rock oysters and champagne. Then its onto dishes like guinea fowl & pistachio ballotine with pickled pear & cognac dressing, roast ballotine of Norfolk turkey, or carved dry-aged rib of beef, before finishing with a traditional Christmas pudding, coffee and mince pies.

The Colony Grill Room – The glamorous Beaumont hotel will be putting on a festive feast inside their classic New York-style grill, The Colony Grill Room. A transatlantic take on Christmas lunch, the menu will include the likes of smoked goose & foie gras terrine; lobster & tarragon dumpling; roast organic turkey with traditional garnishes; and The Beaumont Christmas pudding with brandy sauce for dessert.