If you’re staying away from home over Christmas it can be hard to recreate that same magic of waking up at home on Christmas morning. However, if you’re in London this Christmas, then one of our London serviced apartments will give you the space and flexibility to enjoy the day in your own way. While a fully equipped kitchen means you can prepare your own Christmas dinner, it may be easier for the business traveller to eat out over Christmas. We’ve rounded up some of the best restaurants in London to enjoy the best meal of the year.
Kettner’s is located in Soho in the West End of London and has a trendy, vintage atmosphere where you can hire out a private room for the evening.The restaurant’s old age charm is authentic, first opening its doors in 1867 as the restaurant of Auguste Kettner, chef of Napolean III. It’s said to have catered to ‘colourful characters’ such as Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie and Bing Crosby. Kettner’s set Christmas menu is £49.95 per person and includes vegetarian and vegan options. Groups of twenty-five people and under can order from the set menu on the day, but groups of over twenty-five are asked to order beforehand.
From a trendy restaurant in Soho, to a classy venue in Hackney, Rawduck (pictured above) offers a healthier option for Christmas dinner. The menu is inspired by the idea of tear and share and plates are brought to the table piled high with food that’s both satisfying and nourishing. Your table can choose from three starters, one main with two ‘seasonal sides’ and a choice of pudding. Christmas bookings are currently being taken so book now to avoid disappointment.
The Old Frizzle
The Old Frizzle is a unique venue in Wimbledon which has a homely atmosphere. The interior is spacious and they’ve put together several well thought out menus. The Christmas menu, which costs £24.50 for two courses, or £29.50 for three courses, gives you a choice of five starters, six mains and four deserts with complimentary canapés and a ‘festive drink’ on arrival.
The Orange Public House & Hotel
Another Christmas menu comes courtesy of The Orange Public House & Hotel, a hotel come gastro-pub in Pimlico. The Orange is offering turkey with a fig and chestnut stuffing which comes with a side of potato fondant, braised red cabbage, kale and a cranberry au jus. The restaurant also has a huge selection of wines and cocktails to compliment your Christmas dinner.
Northbank Restaurant offers an appetising menu accompanied by a picturesque view over London. Each of the two Christmas menus boast a choice of four starters, four mains and four desserts. If you’re planning on hosting a big Christmas in the capital, the entire venue can be hired out and can accommodate up to 175 people.
So, if you’re looking for a hassle free Christmas, where you’re relieved of any potato peeling duties, then there are plenty of restaurants offering the perfect Christmas meal with all the trimmings in London this festive season.
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