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The best London restaurants for Christmas parties in 2021

Bamboozled by the sheer choice of where to choose for your Christmas party in London this year? Whether you're booking for a group of friends or looking for somewhere to hold your office Christmas dinner, we've got some excellent ideas for you.

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Levantine feasting at Barboun

London Christmas parties at Barboun

Barboun

61-67 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU

Experience Christmas like never before with a Levantine-inspired festive feast at Barboun. Located in the heart of Shoreditch, guests can relax in the elegant hangout while indulging in Eastern Mediterranean style seasonal menus and drinks, the ideal setting to make this year's celebration one to remember.

Barboun’s Festive Sharing Menus includes starters such as the Talagani Cheese accompanied with fig, wildflower honey, truffle, sarawak and sumptuous main dishes such as the dry aged on the bone Cote De Boeuf with beef gravy. For those with a sweet tooth, there's Sticky Date Pudding and Burma Baklava.

Price: Choose from a £40, £50 and £80 sharing menu

Booking info: book online or email reservations@barboun.com or tel: 0203 995 3622.

Glamorous get togethers at Drake & Morgan

London Christmas parties at Drake & Morgan

Drake & Morgan

Across London

With their unique collection of cocktail bars and restaurants across London, including city favourites The Folly, The Refinery Bankside, Devonshire Terrace & The Happenstance Drake & Morgan are getting ready to party this Christmas. Get dressed up and celebrate the season in style with set menus including goose breast and butternut squash ravioli or book a party menu for a group with festive bites like turkey koftas, hot smoked salmon blinis and chestnut, sage and brussel sprout sausage rolls. There are also plenty of opportunities for private hire if you want to party on a grand scale.

Price: 2 courses £28, 3 courses £35. Party menus for a minimum of 25 people are £14.95 with a selection of festive treats.

Booking info: book online

Tis’ the season ...to get together and tuck into some cracking crustaceans at Burger & Lobster.

Christmas parties at Burger & Lobster

Burger & Lobster

Across London

For the ultimate seasonal sharer, B&L have teamed up with legendary Scottish chef and restaurateur Tony Singh MBE on a limited-edition lobster sharing dish Punjabi Spiced Lobster. The sharing dish features two whole pot-roasted native lobsters, dressed in a spiced, aromatic masala sauce. £1 from each dish sold will go to charity StreetSmart and will be available from November 15th to December 31st.

With an array of dazzling winter cocktails, tempting small plates and decadent truffled lobsters, there’s something for everyone, from work dos to uni friend reunions, family get-togethers to carol singers, to tuck into this Christmas.

Booking info: Book via website. For groups of 20+, please get in contact via email.

Celebrate Bombay-style with Dishoom’s Feasting Menu

Celebrate Bombay-style with Dishoom’s Feasting Menu

Dishoom

Carnaby, Kensington, Shoreditch, Covent Garden, King's Cross

Dishoom’s Festive Feasting Menus are back - served up in all locations from 22 November to 24 December. Whether to reunite with family and old friends, or salute the Christmas break with colleagues, the menu has been carefully built to emulate the sharing culture of Bombay’s Irani cafes - catch-ups over festive tipples and starters, passing around the dishes as the conversation flows.

Turkey Raan (turkey leg, marinated and slow-cooked), or the brand new vegan no turkey raan, will sit as the table centrepiece with all the trimmings; Bombay potatoes, masala winter greens and cranberry chutney. Alongside the main will come all of your Dishoom favourites, like house black daal, delicate fresh naans and raita. The meal is rounded off with Gadbad Mitha, a proud centrepiece pudding of cinnamon ice cream, fresh fruit and vanilla sponge - the sort to dip your spoon into all at once.

Price: £39 pp. Groups of 4-11. Larger bookings are available on request. 

Booking info: Via the Dishoom website or by phone at any Dishoom location

Spanish festivities with José Pizarro

London Christmas parties at José Pizarro

José Pizarro

Bermondsey, Broadgate, the RA and The Swan Inn, Esher

Across his restaurants, José will be making sure that us Londoners don’t miss out on his ultimate Spanish Christmas feasts, with festive sharing platters that will be available for group bookings in the private dining room at each location. With menu highlights including Buñuelos de gambas (Spicy prawn fritters with lemon aioli), Presa Ibérica 5J marinada (Marinated 5J 100% acorn-fed ibérico pork), Tarta de queso Vasca (Basque cheesecake with peaches), and a whole Cochinillo asado de Segovia (Segovian suckling pig), the platters will be generous and hearty, a true celebration of our much-anticipated return to feasting with family and friends.

Price: from £27.50 pp

Booking info: Book online

Go vegan with a Vietnamese Christmas at Pho

London Christmas parties at Pho

Pho

Across London

Pho, the healthy Vietnamese high street group, have launched TWO Christmas set menus, one of which is totally vegan. You won’t find any turkey breast or Brussels sprouts here, but rather generous set menus that bring together firm favourites from their main menu. Guests can feast on spring and summer rolls, wings, squid and a whole host of mains ranging from their pho noodle soups to their decadent curries and fried rice dishes. All set menus come with both prawns (or prawnless for the vegans) and Christmas crackers. Whether you’re looking for something different for an office party, a break from Christmas shopping, or a hangover busting lunch for your team, Pho have got you covered

Price: £17.50 for two courses or £22.50 for three.

Booking info: book online

 

More Christmas party inspiration

pergola paddington christmas

Pergola Paddington is reopening with its Deck The Halls makeover for Christmas. Book one of their Christmas chalets for up to eight people and enjoy hot toddies from the private bar and Alpine fondues.

Over in Finsbury Square, The Curling Club is popping up for the festive period (1-19 December). Book a sheet for eight people and you'll get street food, beer and wine included and table service.

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park goes big on parties and packages start at £100 per person giving you your own exclusive area, drinks and food tokens and a choice of either bar ice or ice skating as an attraction.

In Wapping, Tobacco Dock has chosen the Roaring Twenties for its Christmas theme this year. Prices start at £59.50 if you don't mind sharing the party with others.

 

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