The Handbook
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If you’re yet to book your work Christmas lunch, are looking for a fun place to host ‘Friendsmas’ or are keen to head out for lunch on Christmas Day itself, we’ve found the restaurant for you.

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay is an Asian-inspired restaurant that hit London’s food scene with a bang earlier this year. There’s a wealth of creative cocktails, dishes that knock traditional turkey out of the park and a Mayfair party atmosphere to fuel your Christmas celebrations.

Let’s start with the dishes. Executive Head Chef Ben Orpwood and his team have upgraded some festive favourites for something cooler, sexier and, dare we say it, more delicious. Think Brussels sprout tempura that will turn even the most staunch sprout adversaries; smoked pigs in blankets with a wasabi mustard – yum; and ginger miso smoked salmon for a twist on the Christmas classic. In fact, even the bold, flavour-packed Christmas Day menu doesn’t have a turkey dish insight.

Plates are intended to be shared, making them perfect for a friends and family get together or work party. You can book for lunch Monday to Saturday for just £38 which is three courses and a glass of wine or join for the decadent and delicious brunch on Sundays.

Speaking of parties, Lucky Cat isn’t just about the food. Inspired by the drinking clubs of 1930s Tokyo, just the right amount of hedonism is encouraged at the restaurant with late-night DJs.

For those looking for a more private space to party, the private dining menu offers something really special. Tuck into dishes such as the street food-inspired wagyu pastrami buns to start; tasty tuna tataki with soy, ginger and sea herbs, followed by the signature Yum Baba – a Japanese robata-take on the classic dish with pineapple and coconut chantilly.

And for something for just the two of you, pull up a stool at Kasai, Lucky Cat’s exclusive Chef’s Table where you can enjoy counter-style dining and course after course of expertly crafted Asian-inspired small plates each introduced by a member of the Lucky Cat team.

The restaurant will be opening its doors on the big day itself, so those of you keen to go out on December 25th can book in for a memorable 10-course tasting menu of Asian-inspired dishes for £175 per person, where you can enjoy an indulgent weeping tiger USDA sirloin and the Christmas pudding lolly.

And the final celebrations Lucky Cat are treating guests to this year are sure to send 2019 off with a pop. The New Year’s Eve Kasai Chef’s Table menu offers an epic 11 courses and half a bottle of champagne per person, or you can join the party in the main restaurant with a 10-course tasting menu and champagne. With dishes such as fried duck leg bao buns, chirashi donburi and orkney scallops served in a yuzu hot sauce, New Year’s Eve 2020 is going to be a lucky one.

Find Lucky Cat at 10-13 Grosvenor Square, W1K 6JP