Christmas Day in London: Where to Eat?

November 25, 2016

Come Christmas day; most businesses will be closed. That, however, does not mean that you will not want to go out and have a little fun. In fact, I’ve been surprised to learn the amount of people who go out for their lunch on Christmas Day. Not only will you be able to have a delicious meal as prepared by a professional chef, but you also have the opportunity to try something new other than turkey meat.

So, if you intend to go out on this wonderful holiday, here are restaurants open on Christmas day in London.

 Christmas Day in London - Where to Eat

Cinnamon Soho

Cinnamon Soho presents the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy something different. Why not try their delectable Tandoori chicken malai tikka or that mouth-watering aromatic spiced lamb galouti? This Indian restaurant is not only elegantly decorated, but it is also priced in a very pocket – friendly manner. Typically, their 3 courses meals go for £45 per person.

Dean Street Townhouse

If you are in the mood for a classic British dish then you simply must try out Dean Street Townhouse. This restaurant is almost always buzzing with activity, but you can find some peace and quiet in their Georgian rooms, which are specially designed for private celebrations. You will receive a complimentary glass of champagne, coffee, truffles and mince pies to go with your meal. They are a little pricier, but the smoked eel terrine, roast beef fillet, and tipsy trifle are all worth it.

Duck & Waffle

How about a romantic Christmas dinner while you overlook London? No, we are not talking about taking a hot air balloon ride over the city (although that is not a terrible idea). We are talking about the fantastic views from the 40th floor of the Heron Tower where Duck & Waffle is situated. Picture a starter like bacon wrapped dates and dreamy sounding desserts like a chocolate fondant. One of the best things about this restaurant is that vegetarians have a separate menu that offers them such treats as roasted crispy polenta and artichoke ravioli. There is something for everyone. Did we mention the view?


Tozi, a Venetian-Italian restaurant, offers much more than your typical turkey Christmas dinner. Here you will get seared beef Carpaccio, chargrilled sea bream and even sautéed wild mushrooms as just some of the main course options. It is affordable; it is beautifully decorated, and the ambience is just perfect for those intimate Christmas dinners with loved ones.

Sea Containers

At Sea Containers, it is all about the celebrations on Christmas day. The tone is set as soon as you walk through the doors when you are welcomed with a glass of champagne. On the menu, are such wonderful meals as clay-baked Camembert, winter crumble, turkey sherry vinaigrette and roast turkey. The four-course meals are simply finger licking.

Hungry House

Above are just some of the restaurants open on Christmas day in London. If however, you don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your sofa this Christmas then Hungry House has an impressive list of takeaway restaurants that are open on Christmas day to serve you exquisitely prepared meals without having to leave your doorstep.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you eat in with the family or is it a tradition to go out for your Christmas lunch?



7 comments so far.

7 responses to “Christmas Day in London: Where to Eat?”

  1. I always have a cooked meal my mum has made and it’s always delicious! I can’t imagine going out for dinner on Christmas day! Sophie x

  2. Laura says:

    I have never been there, but Thanks for sharing the eating places . I’ll keep these in mind if I ever visited London x

    Pink Frenzy

  3. Rachel says:

    I do kind of like the idea of ordering a takeaway, it is so naughty but such a great idea!

  4. Nikki says:

    Ive never eaten out for christmas day, i always feel sorry for retaurarant employees who have to work it. I work in the NHS so have no option but it would be nice for everyone who doesnt need to work have it off xx

  5. Rebecca Smith says:

    I’ve heard such good things about the Duck and Waffle. I’ve never eaten out on Christmas Day but its something I would consider

  6. This is a great post idea – I always go home for Christmas, but know lots of people who stay in London. Would love to do a festive Duck and Waffle visit!

  7. chris says:

    I usually get something warm from ASDA. Curry’s are actually really nice and worth the money.
    I did find a couple of chinese buffet restaurant’s that are not too bad and Thai in London is great.

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