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Bread Ahead's Panettone doughnuts

Wembley, Borough, Chelsea, Soho

This limited edition ball of loveliness features a Bread Ahead doughnut filled with a creme patissiere combined with orange and lemon zest, mixed peel and raisins - it's all then topped off with an almond sugar disc and will be available from 2 December at £4.50 each.

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Yard Sale's Christmas Banger

Hackney Road; Leytonstone; Walthamstow; Finsbury Park; and Clapton

This year Yard Sale have teamed up with The Marksman for their festive pizza. The Christmas Banger has a white base and is topped with Cotechino style Italian Christmas Sausage, thinly-sliced potatoes, crispy sage and parmesan. £1 from every pizza sold donated to Hackney Winter Night Shelter.

When: from 2 December until the New Year

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London's best Christmas specials

The Table's Xmas Stackmas

Southwark - 83 Southwark St, London SE1 0HX

Southwark cafe The Table has gone for an epic brunch dish for its Christmas special. Choose from the Stackmas (pictured) which is three grilled bagels with chorizo and ham hock baked beans, a stuffed turkey roll, pigs-in-blankets and two poached eggs. There's also a veggie version with cherry tomato and charred red pepper baked beans, a nut roast roll, veggie pigs-in-blankets and two poached eggs. Both are £16.50.

When: Available daily from 7.30am - 4pm, from 25 November to 24 December.

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London's best Christmas specials

Tonkotsu's Christmas ramen

Various locations

Noodle lovers shouldn't miss out on Christmas specials. Over at Tonkotsu their new Kurisumasu Spiced Duck Ramen is made with Christmas-spice glazed crispy duck, pomegranate seeds, bamboo shoots, charred Brussel sprouts and seasoned egg, topped with Tonkotsu's signature homemade noodles, in a rich chicken broth. It's £14.95. 

When: Now until mid-January.

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London's best Christmas specials

Crosstown's panettone doughnuts

Various locations

You can always rely on Crosstown putting some interesting seasonal specials on. This year there's a choice of three - a vegan Winter Fruit Crumble, Black Forest Cake and - our pick - Panettone Custard & English Sparkling Rosé which is a black cocoa sourdough filled with panettone infused custard, topped with a Gusbourne English sparkling rosé glaze and finished with candied Seville orange peel. They're £4.50 individually or £20/£34 for a box of 6/12.

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London's best Christmas specials

Cinnamon Bazaar's mince pie naan

28 Maiden Ln, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7JS

It went down a storm last year so Cinnamon Bazaar have brought back their Mince Pie Naan. It's buttery naan bread, stuffed with homemade mincemeat matured for six months in dark rum, brandy, red wine and Vivek Singh’s house-made garam masala spice blend. It's £7 with cinnamon ice cream, £6 without.

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London's best Christmas specials

itsu's Christmas cracker gyoza

Various locations

Head to itsu if you fancy a go at their Christmas cracker gyoza. They're filled with turkey, bacon, pork, sage and cranberry and boast of being the only naturally red gyoza on the high street this Christmas.

When: Available until 31 December.

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London's best Christmas specials

Poppie's battered Quality Streets

55-59 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 6HW

What's better than Quality Street at Christmas? Battered Quality Street - that's what. Poppies in Soho are putting on a very festive dessert featuring a lucky-dip selection of deep-fried Quality Street. Have it in-house or takeaway with five for £2.50.

When: Available 1-25 December.

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London's best Christmas specials

Homeslice's Christmas pizza

Various locations

Over at Homeslice, their Christmas pizza is a full-on combo of crispy confit goose leg, Ticklemore Goat’s Cheese and Fior Di Latte Mozzarella on a bread sauce base with shaved brussel sprouts, blackberries and redcurrants along with Christmas Gravy. 

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London's best Christmas specials

EAT's Christmas Dinner Hot Pot

Various locations

This is the last festive season for EAT which has been bought up by Pret and will see the stores changing over to Pret. But for now enjoy their pigs in blankets pots, Festive Full Works bloomer sarnie and this - new to the menu for 2019, a hot pot consisting of turkey, parsnip, carrot and leek served with mashed potatoes and braised red cabbage. From £6.25

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London's best Christmas specials

Butter Believe It's Quality Street cookies

42 Brushfield St, Spitalfields, London E1 6AG

In Spitalfields, the Butter Believe It dessert shop has a range of festive specials planned. We particularly like the sound of The Purple One - a cookie inspired by the purple one from Quality Street which is rich chocolate hazelnut with caramel in the middle.

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Looking for burgers and sandwiches?

There are so many Christmas burgers and sandwiches, we have special pages for each of them.  

London's best Christmas burgers for 2019
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London's best Christmas sandwiches for 2019
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