With many households facing a steep increase in their energy prices this winter, it certainly pays to be efficient – especially when cooking a traditional Christmas dinner uses a week’s worth of energy* in one day! 

For those looking to save on cooking, cleaning and energy, we’ve rounded up our favourite restaurants and pubs opening their doors on 25th December, offering exceptional hospitality and all-out festive cheer.

Best for…Breath-taking Views

Christmas Day Dining In London – Bōkan


Celebrate the festivities high-in-the-sky at Bōkan, where Executive Chef Robert Manea and his team have created a stunning festive menu for dining on Christmas Day with a difference. Inspired by rich European cultural cuisines, the Christmas menu – which is served at brunch and dinner – features four show-stopping courses of chestnut soup with Alsace bacon, ora king salmon sushi with dashi broth and venison queen’s pear and ginger spice, and baked Himalaya William pear with sorbet. Bottomless prosecco for an additional £35 is also available during brunch. 

To book your table, please visit: HERE | £99 per person (£35 bottomless prosecco as optional extra) | two brunch sittings– 12:30pm & 3pm; dinner seating at 7:30pm 

Best for… A touch of Spice

Christmas Day Dining In London – Benares Mayfair 

It’s a festive lunch with a special Indian twist at Michelin-starred Benaresin Mayfair. Enjoy a sensational dining experience and a culinary journey across India as you make your way through Executive Chef Sameer Taneja’s specially crafted Christmas Tasting Menu (£132 per person). Tuck into Indian street food snacks to start, followed by an Italian winter truffle shorba and a showstopping citrus marinated Scottish scallop tartlet, before moving onto mains such as mutton momo with winter vegetables and tandoori muntjac with garlic yoghurt & chilli chutney. Round-off the meal with a delicious Rasmalai and delicate petit fours. Paired wines are available at an additional cost. Vegetarian menu also available. 

To book your table, please visit: HERE | £132 per person | Last orders 3.45pm

Christmas Day Dining In London – Cinnamon Kitchen City

Located in Devonshire Square, Cinnamon Kitchen City invites diners to break away from the traditional and enjoy a five-course feast that showcases the best of modern-Indian flavours. Start with appetisers such as chilli paneer, followed by delicious starters of grilled partridge breast and Kolkata-style grilled king prawns. Showstopping mains come in the form of tandoori spiced venison or seared Kentish saddle of lamb, whilst desserts are no afterthought with a Punjabi malai kulfi or lemon brûlée tart.

To book your table, please visit: HERE | £65 per person | Opening Hours: 12pm – 5pm

Christmas Day Dining In London – Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea 

Want to spend the festivities overlooking the River Thames and all the London sights? Visit Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea, where rustic industrial interiors are contrasted with opulent furnishings to create the perfect spot for your festivities. Indulge in a five-course menu featuring appetisers for the table alongside an abundance of spice and flavour with dishes such as Keralan lobster bisque, Kempu-style turkey breast and shrikhand cheesecake.   

To book your table, please visit: HERE | £65 per person | Opening Hours: 12pm – 5pm

Christmas Day Dining In London – Cinnamon Bazaar 

Bringing the vibrant energy of the India’s marketplaces to the streets of Covent Garden, Cinnamon Bazaar’s spectacular five-course Christmas Day lunch is served against a backdrop of vibrant colour, patterned tiles and illuminating hanging lanterns. Indulge in wonderful savoury dishes such as lamb chapli kebab, smoky paneer soola, Malabar-style kingfish curry alongside Vivek’s iconic festive dishes with a twist – think garam masala mince pie naan, and carrot and ginger toffee pudding. 

To book your table, please visit HERE | £65 per person | Opening Hours: 12pm – 5pm

Best for… Comforting Classics

Christmas Day Dining In London – Gaucho, Hampstead, Richmond and Tower Bridge


Christmas Day Dining In London

Take the stress out of the ‘big day’ and head to Gaucho for a truly unforgettable Christmas. Available at Gaucho in Hampstead, Richmond and Tower Bridge for lunch only, tuck into a delicious four-course festive feast, priced from £125 per person. Begin with a glass of Domaine Chandon Brut NV, before tucking into an amuse bouche of roasted corn velouté with sourdough croutons. Take your pick from a selection of seriously good starters – think cinnamon cured salmon; chicken liver pate with toasted brioche; or a Christmas Empanada with pumpkin, provolone and truffle. For a unique twist on a classic Christmas Day main, enjoy a chimichurri butter roasted turkey, or opt for a showstopping beef wellington. Finish on a sweet note with Christmas Pudding and brandy butter, or indulge in a plate of fine British cheese with chutneys and crackers.

To book your table, please visit: HERE | £125 per person  | Opening Hours: 12pm – 5pm

Best for… Pub Dining

Christmas Day Dining In London – The Guinea – Mayfair 


Eat, drink and be merry with loved ones in the cosy surrounds of this Mayfair institution. London’s first steakhouse and named London’s best pub for food on the 2022 Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list, is offering a stunning five-course Christmas Day menu. Expect dishes including guinea fowl and black truffle ballotine with green apple salad and buttermilk, mains of roast ballotine of turkey or carved dry-aged rump beef and a lamb cutlet, served with all the trimmings including pigs in blankets, cauliflower cheese and gravy. End with the traditional Christmas puddingfollowed by a sharing cheese board, coffee and mince pies.

To book your table, please visit: HERE | £150 per person | Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 5:00pm 

Christmas Day Dining In London – Spread Eagle – Wandsworth


Christmas Day Dining In London

Marking its first Christmas since opening, Young’s new flagship pub, The Spread Eagle in Wandsworth, will be serving a traditional six-course lunch.  Bursting with British produce and seasonal ingredients, starters include smoked goose breast with chicory or wild mushrooms with goat’s cheese and truffle honey whilst mains feature English turkey with all the trimmings including Yorkshire puddings, pigs in blankets, truffled cauliflower cheese and ox croquettes as well as vegetarian choices. Post-lunch, relax in front of the open fire or retire for the evening to one of the pub’s 21 boutique bedrooms.

To book your table, please visit: HERE | £100 per person (£45 per child) inclusive of a glass of Nyetimber, coffee, mince pies and truffles | Opening Hours: 10:00pm – 3:00pm 

Christmas Day Dining In London – Brook Green Hotel – Hammersmith


Christmas Day Dining In London

Rock around the Christmas tree at The Brook Green in Hammersmith with its roaring fireplaces, hearty festive menus and gorgeous bedrooms. Kick things off with canapés followed by starters of smoked venison carpaccio or Jerusalem artichoke with winter truffle. Mains include a choice of turkey, pan roast duck breast, halibut, West Country fillet steak or a vegan heritage beetroot & celeriac Wellington with parsnip purée, cavolo nero and red onion gravy whilst desserts feature a classic Christmas pudding or Bramley apple, fig and chestnut crumble. Post-lunch, settle down for a festive tipple in the new Smith’s cocktail bar or retire to one of the pub’s boutique bedrooms. 

To book your table, please visit: HERE | £85 per person (£45 child) inclusive of glass of British fizz | Opening Hours: 7:30am – 6:00pm

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