Christmas 2016: Five restaurants in London to have your Christmas dinner
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.