Christmas Day dining suggestions in London
If you fancy eating out on Christmas Day, here are some ideas of places to dine in London. Keep an eye on this list as we will be adding new menus over the coming weeks…
For a Christmas dinner with a difference, hop onboard for a three-hour sail along the River Thames and unparalleled views of London landmarks, twinkling with festive lights. Each guest will be treated to half a bottle of wine and a luxurious five course menu including a prawn and crayfish cocktail; ballotine of Norfolk turkey with all the traditional trimmings; and Christmas spiced cheesecake accompanied by a glass of celebratory champagne to finish.
Prices start from £189 per person, with upgrades available for a full champagne lunch and unlimited wine. Boarding begins at 12.30pm, departing at 1pm and returning at 4pm. https://www.bateauxlondon.com/restaurants/glass-room
Located in the heart of Canary Wharf, 37 storeys above the city, destination restaurant and bar Bōkanwill be serving up Christmas celebrations sky high. Join Bōkan for the ultimate bottomless brunch or festive four-course dinner setting whilst admiring the twinkling London skyline. Dishes include salmon tartare with Avrugua caviar on melba toast; slow-cooked beef cheek with miso and caramelised tarte tatin. With bubbles flowing and luxurious flavours in abundance, what better way to spend the most wonderful day of the year.
Christmas Day brunch (£79pp) served from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Dinner (£79pp) served from 6.00pm to 10.00pm. Bottomless is available only for brunch, 1.5hours from time of reservation. http://bokanlondon.co.uk
The Cinnamon Collection
For a festive feast to remember, Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Collection of modern Indian restaurants have a range of menus and packages to suit all budgets. From an indulgent feast in the stunning surroundings of The Cinnamon Club’s Grade II-listed Old Westminster Library to a relaxed four-course menu south of the river at Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea, Vivek’s signature dishes fuse subtle spicing with Western influencers for a truly unique Christmas spread. Guests can expect dishes such as Keralan style lobster flamed soup and clove-smoked lamb rump.
The Cinnamon Club: Christmas Day 12-4pm, £125pp for four courses including an aperitif http://cinnamonclub.com; Cinnamon Kitchen City Christmas Day 12-4pm, £60pp for four courses http://www.cinnamon-kitchen.com/city/; Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea Christmas Day 12-4pm, priced at £50pp for four courses http://www.cinnamon-kitchen.com/battersea/; Cinnamon Bazaar Christmas Day 12- 4.30pm, priced at £55pp for five courses https://cinnamon-bazaar.com