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Christmas Day Dining in London

Festive Meals on 25 December in London


Christmas meal - Roast Turkey and Vegetables with a Woman in the Background
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If you prefer to eat out on Christmas Day there are some restaurants open in London. Find out where to go for Christmas Day dining in central London and make sure you book in advance.

The Ritz

The Ritz Restaurant has a Traditional Christmas Day Luncheon (£390 per person / £195 per child), a six course menu prepared by Executive Chef John Williams. Musical accompaniment from the popular duo O'Donnell and Bell; entertainment for the children including a visit and gift from Santa Claus; make this a memorable Christmas Day. See the brochure...

Firmdale Hotels

These hotel restaurants have come recommended and there are six locations across central London. Find out more...

Bar Boulud

This French Bistro in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel has previously offered a £70 Christmas meal. Find out more...

Christmas Day Lunch Cruise

City Cruises run Christmas Day lunch cruises along the River Thames through central London, past Maritime Greenwich down to the Thames Barrier and back. Departs at 12.30pm from Westminster Pier and returns at 3.15pm. You'll enjoy a four-course meal with all the trimmings at £115 per person.
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The Marylebone restaurant has a seasonal six-course menu for £90. Find out more...

Little Bay Restaurant

Little Bay Restaurant in Farringdon has a 5-course menu at £28.95 per person.
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Brown's Bar & Brasserie

Many of Brown's London locations are open on Christmas Day and they are offering a four-course Christmas Day menu. Find out more...

Bella Italia

Many Bella Italia restaurants are open on Christmas Day. Book online for some fantastic festive offers. Find out more...


Many Strada restaurants are open on Christmas Day, with treats such as sirloin steak with a brandy and peppercorn sauce, lobster and tiger prawn risotto or for the traditionalists, turkey with all the trimmings. The 5 course Christmas day menu is available for £39.95 per person. Find out more...


There are five Sofra branches in London: Oxford Circus, Covent Garden, Mayfair, St. Christopher's Place, and St. John's Wood. These Turkish restaurants are usually open on Christmas Day with Christmas menus from under £20 per person previously.
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The Cinnamon Club

Here you can enjoy Indian haute cuisine with a very non-traditional Christmas Day meal. £85 per person. Tel: 020 7222 2555
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Another Indian alternative Christmas meal at a much lower price. Tayyabs' a la carte meal is around £15. Find out more...

Blueprint Cafe

This is the Design Museum cafe and therefore has great River Thames views. Christmas Day lunch is from £80. Find out more...

Gillray's Steakhouse

Celebrate the big day with the sumptuous Christmas Day menu at Gillray's - the perfect stress-free way to enjoy a lavish Christmas meal. £105 for adults and £50 for children aged 3-12 yearsFind out more...

Galvin at Windows

Galvin at Windows is on the 28th floor of the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane. It has a glamorous 1930's interior and serves modern French cuisine. It offers some stunning views of London including the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Christmas Day lunch is a five-course set menu at £269 each. Find out more...

There are more suggestions for Christmas Day dining on the Visit London website.


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