As the holiday season descends upon London, the Christmas shopping looms and the need for a festive booking for your office team outing or family gathering draws in. Fear not, we have put together some of the best options this Christmas for a wonderful festive treat.
Prepare to embark on a gastronomic journey as Pillow Magazine unveils a curated selection of the best festive menus in London, ensuring a memorable and lavish experience for all.
The Cadogan Arms, Chelsea
Nestled in the heart of Chelsea, The Cadogan Arms welcomes you to a culinary extravaganza that marries tradition with innovation. This Christmas, their family-style feasting and festive A La Carte menu are set to tantalize your taste buds. Picture yourself savouring the exquisite Christmas Stuffing Scotch Eggs, sharing the delightful Cumbrian Beef Wellington, and indulging in the Winter Fruits Crumble with Spiced Custard. With limited spaces available on Christmas Day, this gem in Chelsea promises an unforgettable celebration. For those seeking private gatherings, the Rose Room offers an intimate setting, ensuring a truly bespoke experience.
Address: 298 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UG
The Promenade at The Dorchester, Mayfair
Step into the iconic Dorchester hotel, where the festive season is celebrated like nowhere else in Mayfair. Immerse yourself in this year’s ‘gift of giving’ theme from November 18, adorned with Christmas trees and chic decorations. The Promenade is also set to host a special Christmas concert featuring renowned composer and pianist Chloe Flower on November 22, promising an evening of enchantment. Indulge in a set menu meticulously crafted by culinary director Martyn Nail, accompanied by Chloe’s exclusive festive cocktail, Sugar Plum. This exclusive event, priced at £165 per person, will see all proceeds going to charity partner Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.
Address: 53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA
The Savoy Grill, Strand
Adorned with beautifully decorated trees and twinkling lights, The Savoy sets the stage for a magical dining experience. The Front Hall features a vintage steam train, hosting a unique Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne experience within its ornate carriages. At The Savoy Grill guests will delight in curated menus that evoke the nostalgic flavours of the season and innovative cocktails crafted to perfection. Indulge in a specially curated Christmas Day menu featuring traditional yet refined dishes, priced at £290 per adult and £100 per child, or ring in 2024 in true Savoy Grill style with a memorable dinner and evening entertainment.
Address: Strand, London WC2R 0EZ
The Foyer at Claridge’s, Mayfair
From distinctive luxury gifts to a festive afternoon tea, Claridge’s is synonymous with Christmas splendour and known for unveiling their special designer tree each year. At The Foyer restaurant you can book an exquisite festive menu featuring delicacies like Devon crab salad, roast turkey breast, and Claridge’s Christmas pudding. Priced at £110 per person, this lavish feast promises an unforgettable treat this Christmas.
Address: Brook Street, London W1K 4HR
Nessa, the charming neighbourhood bar & restaurant in Soho, invites you to relish a retro feast reimagined. Executive chef Tom Cenci curates classic dishes with inventive twists, including sage stuffing brioche and ‘Grandmas roast chicken.’ This nostalgic menu, available from November 27 to December 31, promises a delightful culinary adventure. For groups of eight and above, reservations are open, ensuring an immersive festive experience in the heart of Soho. Read our dinner date review here.
Address: 86 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9UB
Upstairs at Trinity, Clapham
At Upstairs at Trinity, the festive season is synonymous with merriment, indulgence, and cherished memories. Dive into a symphony of flavours from reimagined British classics to innovative culinary creations. Their Festive Goose Menu, available from November 20 to December 31, promises an exquisite dining experience with an array of starters, a shared main course of roast rare breed goose, and decadent desserts. Priced at £70 per person, Upstairs at Trinity’s Christmas option crafts unforgettable moments of British festive magic.
Address: 4 The Polygon, London SW4 0JG