Whether you’re planning a festive work do or a family get-together, London’s brilliant pubs are sure to be a hit. But with so many to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start! Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a list of 12 pubs in London that are offering some absolutely amazing festive food this year as well as great settings for your parties.
The Admiral Codrington
This long-standing Chelsea landmark offers an elegant private dining room seating up to 20 guests – or for larger parties, their spacious restaurant is perfect. With a choice between two different 3-course Christmas menus at either £35 or £45 per person, offering indulgent dishes like lobster thermidor and monkfish steak, The Admiral Codrington is sure to be a hit among your family, colleagues and friends.
The Admiral Codrington is also offering a fantastic New Year’s Eve menu available for pre-booked tables, priced at £45 a head. Also enjoy an hour of unlimited bubbles for £25 per person and end 2018 with a pop!
The Holly Bush
A unique village local tucked away in Hampstead, this venue promises cosy spaces and fireplaces for your Christmas do this year. With a range of dining rooms available for private hire, The Holly Bush is suitable for small, medium and large parties. They’ll be serving their festive 3-course menu, featuring classic winter flavours like chestnut crusted trout and apricot and turkey stuffing, from Wednesday 21st November until Friday 21st December for £39.95 per person. And there’s an early bird discount of 20% if you celebrate on certain days in November and the beginning of December.
With gorgeous views of the Parliament Hill fireworks, Holly Bush is also a great venue for New Year’s Eve celebrations.
The Fox and Grapes, The Victoria, and The Malt House
Owned by the independent Jolly Fine Pub Group, these three popular southwest-London gastropubs are offering a delicious 3-course Christmas party set menu at £30-35 a head, including enticing dishes like spinach, leek and ricotta turnover. In addition, this year’s festive cocktail party menu offers an exciting choice of canapés, such as deep fried camembert with cranberry jelly, with prices starting at £12 per person.
Early bird offers include: a complimentary bottle of prosecco when you book before 15th November or 10% off all pre-ordered food and drink if your event is between 1st and 9th December.
The Fox and Grapes and The Victoria are also hosting a Christmas Day lunch priced at £90-95 per adult and £45 per child, with the vegetarian menu costing £90 per person.
This characterful riverside pub in Hammersmith is offering an amazing range of festive food for parties in the run-up to Christmas for £36.95 per person, as well as an indulgent, varied set menu on Christmas Day itself, which is priced at £85 a head. They also have separate menus for gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan diets, so everyone can celebrate together!
When you’re there, make sure you don’t miss the glorious Christmas pudding made with fruit soaked in Fuller’s Black Cab Stout. And there’s a 20% discount for certain dates in early December – so book now before it’s too late!
The Orange, The Grazing Goat, The Alfred Tennyson, The Thomas Cubitt, and The Coach Makers Arms
This collection of distinguished central-London pubs, including the Good Pub Guide’s 2019 London Dining Pub of the Year (The Orange), are all run by Cubitt House, an independent local business. Their five pubs are open throughout the festive season and offer plenty of beautiful and cosy spaces to hire for your Christmas parties and events.
Each location is serving a unique Christmas function set menu, priced at £35-39 per person for two courses or £40-46 for three courses. Check out each of their websites to see which menu you prefer, but with such high-quality, mouth-watering dishes across the board, it’s going to be a difficult choice!
All except The Coach Makers Arms will be serving exclusive Christmas Day menus for £89 a head, featuring free-range Castlemead turkey and Lyons Hill venison.
Spaces are likely to fill up quickly, so book your table ASAP to avoid disappointment!
The Duke of Sussex
Last, but by absolutely no means least, is this beautifully restored Victorian pub which is renowned for serving top-quality Spanish cuisine. So, if you’re looking for something different for your Christmas party or festive gathering this year, why not try some chestnut and chorizo soup or cinnamon churros with chocolate sauce?
This Christmas, The Duke of Sussex is offering festive tapas menus with prices from £10 per person, a festive set menu priced at £23 for 2 courses and £28 for 3 courses, including exciting festive Mediterranean dishes that you won’t find anywhere else in London. They’re also taking bookings for their Christmas Day (£85 per person) and New Year’s Eve (£42.50 per person).
They expect to be very busy this year, so don’t delay and reserve your table now!