Discover magical Christmas restaurants
Christmas is the season to spread good cheer, and what better way than to share in some delicious food at unforgettable restaurants. This season, TheFork has got you covered, with some fantastic recommendations for you and your loved ones to enjoy. If you fancy Christmas lunch somewhere fancy, want to celebrate the season in style, or simply don’t fancy cooking at home on the 25th, then why not let one of the talented teams at leading London restaurants take care of it.
Read on for some of the most magical Christmas restaurants with menus that you can book on TheFork this Christmas season.
Upmarket South Kensington restaurant Cheneston’s is brimming with the sort of seasonal charm you’re seeking this Christmas. With a magical menu curated with passion and expertise from Head Chef Daniel Putz, book a table on TheFork to experience this West London dining destination for yourself.
Cheneston’s will be laying out a full Christmas lunch, with all the trimmings, over five luxurious courses. Along with that, expect a glass of champagne upon arrival, or even a festive cocktail of your choice. The seasonal generosity doesn’t end there, as children under 12 years old eat half-price. There will also be live music being performed, to add to the festivities and give you that picture-perfect atmosphere.
The Melody Restaurant, at former school St Paul’s near Kensington, is like visiting a stately home, quietly nestled within the leafy streets of West London. This Christmas, book your visit and be wined and dined by Head Chef Wayne Robert and enjoy the best service from his team when you’re served this special Christmas menu.
Begin with a glass of champagne and a welcome amuse bouche treat, before taking appetisers that include Seared Scallops in Shellfish Bisque, Confit Goose Terrine with Spiced Fig Chutney on Duck Fat Brioche, or Mackmyra Whisky Cured Salmon with Citrus, Shiso, Daikon and Caviar. For your main, keep it classic with Roast Norfolk Turkey, or branch out to some 35 Day Aged Beef Fillet or Line-Caught Wild Bass - not forgetting vegetarians, who will love the Butternut Squash, Chestnut & Cranberry Pithivier.
Head Chef Jorge Pacheco presides over the kitchen at El Inca Plebeyo with masterful skill and a cohesive culinary vision. Focussing on classic plates of familiar comfort food from his home country of Ecuador, expect delicious dishes focussed around fresh seafood and vibrant flavour.
If you’re missing the flavours of home, or fancy a Latin twist to your Christmas dinner, then you’ll be pleased to know they’re offering a special Christmas menu. From starters like the Guacamole with chifles or Grilled beef with ‘moro’ rice & lentils, to main dishes of Prawn encocado stew, or confit turkey with cassava patty. Don’t miss desserts of Quinoa pudding and Confit figs with homemade cheese.
Expect exceptional and diverse cuisine from across Europe at Bokan 37 in London’s Canary Wharf. With an impressive menu designed by Executive Chef Robert Manea. As well as their usual menu stacked with signature favorites, they are now offering a special Christmas menu featuring some seasonal twists. Begin your Christmas lunch with an Amuse bouche and a Chestnut soup with Alsace bacon. Next, enjoy Ora king salmon sushi in a dashi broth, and mains of Venison queen’s pear with ginger spice. Finish on a dessert of Truffle & Blackcurrant sorbet, and a special edible Bokan Snow Man.
Lovers of hearty, authentic Italian food flock to Degusto, in London’s Camden, for their amazing menu and warm, friendly service. Now, you can sample a seasonal selection of their tastiest dishes in their special three-course festive menu.
Sit down to warm, welcoming homemade Garlic Focaccia bread, before appetisers from Fried Calamari & Whitebait to Charcoal Focaccia with Stracciatella cheese and fresh tomato Panzanella. Move onto main dishes of Rabbit Tagliatelle with spices and chardonnay, or Grilled Octopus with sauteed potatoes & piment d’Espelette. Dessert includes Vanilla Cheesecake with Red Berries, Chocolate Fondant with Vanilla Ice cream, or classic Italian Tiramisu.
If you fancy sitting down to some Christmas lunch with the backdrop of the iconic Battersea Power Station behind you, then why not book a table at Cinnamon Kitchen. Specialising in fragrant dishes inspired by Modern Indian cuisine, check out their special menu being offered over christmas.
Appetisers of Samosa Chaat and Bhel Papdi ease you into this seasonal flavour bonanza, before starters of Indo-Chinese Paneer, Achari Cauliflower and Tandoori King Prawns. Expect decadent main dishes such as Malabar-style Pollock Moilee Curry and a Kempu-style Stir-fry of Turkey Breast.
Well-loved neighbourhood joint Manuel’s Restaurant and Bar is a South London destination for lovers of great Italian food. Now, you can feel like part of the family with their special Christmas day menu, available to book now on TheFork.
The five-course feast features Lobster soup, Mediterranean prawns with crab and avocado, and St. Daniele ham with melon to start, then Tagliatelle with beef sauce and Homemade ravioli with spinach and ricotta cheese for your next course. Your main course consists of Roast turkey, or a Lamb’s rack with red wine jus, before a selection of desserts from Christmas pudding to Coffee & tea with chocolates, chased down with homemade Limoncello.
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