We love Christmas in London; the beautifully displayed lights above every street known to (wo)man, compliment festive-friendly food and drinks menus perfectly! Don’t you think? If you’re considering ditching the stress of cooking at home (and we don’t blame), here’s a quick round-up of which restaurants are open on Christmas day in London town.
1 Upper James St, London, W1F 9DF
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus, exit 8
Opening Hours: 12-3pm | 6pm-12am (business as usual)
If you’re looking for an elegantly retro-esque space with a literal “press for champagne” button, then Bob Bob Ricard is the restaurant to visit on Christmas Day! Serving up English and Russian cuisine in intimate booths, this is the perfect spot to bring friends and family for an unforgettable meal. From classics like beef wellington, to champagne & truffle humble pie, Bob Bob Ricard has a variety of winter-friendly dishes to keep you warm and well-nourished. To make your mouth water, check out their lunch menu and/or evening menu. We highly recommend reserving a table to avoid missing out, so click here to make a booking!
36E Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE
Nearest Tube: London Bridge
Opening Hours: 12pm-5pm | Lunch available only on Christmas Day
Butler’s Wharf Chop House in Bermondsey has created something special for Christmas Day lunch, featuring an exciting three-course menu, at £85 per person. Their eloquently presented Christmas menu features many delightful dishes to choose from, including meat and vegetarian dishes. Start with an oak smoked salmon and end with a bramley apple and winter berry crumble – we’re drooling already! Feast your eyes upon their festive-friendly courses here. Friendly note: the menu is subject to change. Due to the business of the holiday period, click here to reserve a table so you don’t have to cook this Christmas!
199-206 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BD
Nearest Tube: Holborn
Opening Hours: 7am-11pm
In the bustling streets of Holborn, lives a tucked away restaurant situated within the Hoxton Hotel. Hubbard & Bell is the epitome of Ennismore’s core values; welcoming vibes served with classic, wholesome dishes. This Christmas, they’ve prepared an exciting festive set menu, featuring dishes such as a roast 28-day dry aged rump cap, and desserts such as mouthwatering apple pie, and even a gluten-free brownie! This will be the only menu available on Christmas Day, costing £65 per person. Have a quick glance at their festive menu, and don’t forget to book!
39-40 Dorset Square, London, NW1 6QN
Nearest Tube: London Marylebone
Opening Hours: 7:30am-10:30pm
The Potting Shed is situated within Firmdale Hotel, open to hotel guests and the public for a splendid three course dinner, packed with the finest ingredients and a glass of bubbly to keep everyone merry. Christmas Day will feature seasonal specials; from goose and duck terrine served with chicory chutney, to turkey with all the traditional trimmings (all the roast potatoes, please!). Lastly, dessert is served; a rich chocolate tart with crème fraiche and orange – zesty! This lovely feast is available on the 25thDecember only, so don’t miss out! For booking information, click here.
Christmas is a busy time of year, and we totally understand hanging up the oven gloves and heading out for a top-notch three course dinner, with no worries about who does the washing up! It’s safe to say there are some excellent restaurants open on Christmas Day, with a huge variety of festive-friendly dishes.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our round-up of restaurants open on Christmas Day, will we be seeing you at one of these locations with turkey and all the trimmings? Let us know in the comments below! If you like our posts, you’ll love our Instagram. Follow us herefor more London inspiration.