6 Restaurants You Need On Your Radar This Christmas

Still on the hunt for the perfect Christmas party venue? Can’t face slaving away in front of the stove on Christmas Day? Make the most of every moment this Christmas with a little helping hand from Gordon Ramsay Restaurants

Powered by the king of Christmas hosting, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants is putting on a show to remember this winter, offering everything from chef’s table experiences and yuletide-inspired cocktails to Christmas Day dining. Whether you’re looking for a Friendsmas venue, somewhere to spend the big day or are on the hunt for a brilliant New Year’s Eve do, this restaurant group has you covered. Read on to find out more…

The River Restaurant

Hidden away inside The Savoy, London lies The River Restaurant by Gordon Ramsay. Renowned for serving up some of the best shellfish and seafood in the UK, the classically dressed restaurant will be open for business on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. 

Priced at £275 per person, their Christmas Day package goes all out, featuring seven luxurious courses. Look forward to dishes such as smoked salmon, dill pickles crème Fraiche and Oscietra caviar; scallops baked in the shell with seaweed and lime butter; and roasted turkey with potatoes, glazed parsnips and cranberry sauce. Not into turkey? Swap it for Gordon’s legendary beef wellington with red wine jus or BBQ Cornish turbot Veronique with almonds venus beaublanc. Finish with a Black Forest delice with kish-soaked cherries, cherry sorbet and Manjari chocolate or a traditional Christmas pud with brandy crème anglaise.  

The restaurant’s New Year’s Eve celebrations will include a special seven-course menu and a glass of Champagne to toast the new year in style. Expect dishes such as chicken liver parfait with mandarin gel and toasted sourdough; fillet of beef with truffled Madeira jus, foie gras and cep; and Champagne and mandarin baked Alaska flambé.

Looking for something mid-week? Perfect for festive work-dos try its delicious weekday lunch offering, priced at £34 for 2 courses, or 3 courses for £40.

Savoy Hotel, Strand, WC2R 0EU

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Lucky Cat

Lucky Cat

Sway away from tradition this year and head to Lucky Cat, Gordon’s Asian-inspired kitchen and bar. Come Christmas Day, the stylish restaurant will be serving up its standard a la carte menu, filled with everything from sashimi to bao, skewers to maki. 

On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will be pulling out all the stops. Step inside as you take in the walls adorned with Lucky Cat figurines to bring good luck and prosperity to your year ahead, before delighting in an arrival cocktail. Look forward to a special ten-course tasting menu featuring Asian-inspired plates, from kombu caviar with seaweed parker roll to wagyu with wasabi. DJ Lulah Francs will be spinning the decks, helping you to dance into the new year. 

In the lead-up to Christmas, why not book in for an extra special chef’s table experience with your nearest and dearest, or stop by for its Lucky Lunch offer, serving three incredible courses for just £29 per person. 

10 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, W1K 6JP

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Skip the cooking chaos and book in for Christmas Day lunch at Petrus, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants’ Michelin-starred restaurant in Belgravia. The restaurant’s talented team of kitchen elves will be cooking up a six-course tasting menu storm, featuring dishes such as lobster ravioli with Périgord truffle and sauce Américaine; Cumbrian venison with Jerusalem artichoke, pickled walnut and black cardamom; and hazelnut soufflé with salted caramel ice cream. 

If you’re after Michelin-star dining at its finest on New Year’s Eve, the set menu is just as impressive. Think dishes such as smoked eel and potato salad; Isle of Skye scallop; and roasted Anjou pigeon with celeriac, pear and sauce Périgourdine. 

Festive dining doesn’t get much better than Petrus’ prestige menu, featuring seasonal ingredients and flavours. This is perfect for those looking to impress loved ones in the lead-up to the big day. 

Looking for a gift for a friend that has everything? Try Petrus’ chef’s table experience where you are guided through a theatrical menu of Michelin cuisine.

1 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, SW1X 8EA

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Bread Street Kitchen, St Paul’s

For a slightly more relaxed affair, look to Bread Street Kitchen, St Paul’s. There’s plenty to get excited about and involved in, including their special festive cocktail menu launching on Monday 28th November. Expect plenty of seasonal flavours to come alive in every sip. 

For Christmas Day dining, Bread Street Kitchen, St Paul’s will be offering canapés and a three-course menu. Priced at £150pp, begin the experience off with canapés of goat’s cheese sable and spiced pear; mackerel tartare with oyster mayonnaise; and beef carpaccio with red onion. Before making your way through starters of smoked salmon and crab roulade; salt-baked celeriac;  or ham hock and foie grae terrine. The piste-de-resistance will of course be the roast Norfolk bronze turkey with all the trimmings and a classic Christmas pud to finish. 

There’s also a dedicated New Year’s Eve evening if you’re looking for somewhere to see the new year in style with delicious dishes and festive cocktails.

10 Bread Street, St Paul’s, EC4M 9AJ

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Heddon Street Kitchen

From festive cocktail menus to DJ events on New Year’s Eve, there’s something for everyone this winter at Heddon Street Kitchen. 

Go all out on Christmas Day and book in for its special dining experience. Priced at £150pp, expect plenty of traditional fare with an added Gordon Ramsay twist, from roast and braised venison to chocolate marquis. And the best part? No washing up in sight. 

While on New Year’s Eve, expect a night of indulgence and partying. Priced at £150pp, the three-course menu features ham hock and foie gras terrine; beef wellington with mashed potato, charred broccoli and morel & truffle jus; and custard tart with nutmeg, date puree and pear sorbet.

Guests are invited to party the night away in the underground bar, Hidden Heddon. DJ Magaziine Music will be blasting the tunes and keeping guests on the dancefloor all night long. Just moments away from Piccadilly Circus, this is the place to party in central London this festive season and ring in the New Year.

3-9 Heddon Street, W1B 4BE

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Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, Park Walk

Expect plenty of festive cheer at Gordon’s Chelsea restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, Park Walk. 

The perfect spot for hosting, the restaurant’s group festive menu is a true delight. Priced at £65pp, look forward to dishes such as potted salmon with grilled sourdough, lemon, gherkins and watercress or burrata with sage roasted pumpkin and walnut crumble. Followed by your choice of roasted halibut, roasted cauliflower, turkey ‘wellington’ or braised ox-cheek. Finish it off a classic with Christmas pudding, chocolate brownie or coconut panna cotta. 

Open on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, save yourself some hassle and book in for a family meal to remember.

11 Park Walk, Chelsea, SW10 0AJ 

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Created in partnership with Gordon Ramsay Restaurants 

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