The Great Christmas Feast: The Lost Estate’s Iconic Festive Experience Is Back

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By Patrick Dunne | 23rd November 2023
The Great Christmas Feast

In Partnership With The Lost Estate

Today, we have come to you as the Ghost Of Christmas P̶a̶s̶t̶ Future to tell you about The Great Christmas FeastThe Lost Estate’s iconic immersive festive experience based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Running from November through the festive period, tickets are on sale for its sixth year. The previous five have all sold out, and tickets are already down to the last few, so act quickly to ensure you don’t miss out…

What Is The Great Christmas Feast?

There are a few iconic slots on every Londoner’s Christmas calendar – mulled wine at Covent Garden Christmas Village, seeing the lights on Carnaby Street, embarrassing yourself on the Somerset House ice-rink – and The Great Christmas Feast has fast become a must-not-miss festive event.

As night draws in, travel through the winding, cobbled streets – and a sort of psychological time-machine – to enter the candlelit Victorian-era London home of Charles Dickens, made stirringly atmospheric by the beautiful set design from Darling & Edge. 

Here, through a cast of actors and musicians, including both Dickens and Scrooge (brilliantly played by Alex Phelps), and with the help of a typically festive Victorian cocktail, you will be taken on a journey through Dickensian London. 

The Great Christmas Feast

The Food

It wouldn’t live up to its name without some culinary expertise – it’s called The Great Christmas Feast, after all – and Executive Chef Ashley Clarke (Gordon Ramsay Group, SmokeStak, Temper Soho) has put together a stunning three-course love letter to Christmas in Victorian London. To start, indulge in reimaginings of Victorian delicacies, such as Smithfield Ham Hock Press and Covent Garden Pease Pudding.

Then, feast on Michaelmas Duck, a Gressingham Duck Leg braised in juniper and Michaelmas spices or a Tourte au Magi mushroom pithivier with roasted leeks. A delicious festive dessert can be found in the Epiphany Tart, a black treacle and sweet ginger tart with Chantilly cream and mulled winter berry coulis. 

The Cocktails

Of course, Dickens’ personal cellar is open to all, with a Victorian cocktail menu of Flips, Cups, and Slings, served all night. The legendary Smoking Bishop returns – a delicious festive mix of orange, cloves and mulled wine – as does the Pear Tree Cup, accompanied by a number of new delights from the mysterious Rumfustian to the urbane Marley & Rye.

This is a festive experience you will never forget, that will leave even the most dedicated Scrooge embracing the Christmas spirit. 

How To Book (Before Tickets Sell Out)

when: 7 November – 14 January

Book your tickets now


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