Christmas 2016: Five restaurants in London to have your Christmas dinnerChristmas 2016Food & Drinks
Say goodbye to dry turkey and burnt roasties and dine out in London this Christmas. Here are our top picks.
With award-winning hospitality, excellent food and luxurious Art Deco surroundings, the Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont Hotel is the perfect setting for glamorous diners. Featuring a full a-la-carte menu for Christmas Day, it promises to feed even the pickiest of guests, while its notoriously strong drinks promise a very merry dinner.
To book a table at the Colony Grill room, 8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair, W1K 6TN, call 020 7499 9499 or visit here.
Soho’s Dean Street Townhouse is the epitome of London chic. As a venue it combines Georgian architecture and modern furnishings to create a cool hangout space, and its food is equally charming. With a seasonal menu that includes a cheese platter, the customary turkey, and Christmas pudding, expect a dining experience that takes the best of the old and adds a contemporary twist.
To book a table at Dean Street Townhouse, 69-71 Dean St, Soho, W1D 3SE, call 020 7434 1775 or visit here.
For hearty eating, the Jugged Hare is a superb destination. This pub offers venison as an alternative to the conventional turkey, in a three-course fare that encompasses salmon and sticky toffee pudding. Its central location makes it a great middle-ground to meet on, and is in walking distance of other pubs if Christmas day becomes more of a bar crawl.
To book a table at the Jugged Hare, 49 Chiswell St, EC1Y 4SA, call 020 7614 0134 or visit here.
For the rule breakers, Cinnamon Soho is a great option. Serving a variety of delicious curries from Chicken Tikka to Lamb Galouti, this is a culinary occasion that is ideal for relaxed, grown-up gatherings. On the big day, they’re serving three courses plus appetisers, as well as a festive Cinnamon Bellini.
To book a table at Cinnamon Soho, 5 Kingly Street, W1B 5PF, call 020 7437 1664 or visit here.
Part of the Soho House family, Hubbard & Bell provide a polished yet casual meal, which makes it a great family spot. In relaxed, industrial settings, they serve vegetarian-friendly and traditional Christmas dinners, which is complemented by a substantial drinks list.
To book a table at Hubbard & Bell, 199-206 High Holborn, WC1V 7BW, call 020 7661 3030 or visit here.