Festive Dining Experiences for the Holiday Season

What’s Hot | 17th Dec 2021 | 4min read

There’s something extra special about the Yuletide season.

You feel it in the air, the lights, sounds and colourful decorations.

When it comes to food, Christmas-themed dishes have a comforting and warming effect.

Cinnamon, cranberries, gingerbread, marzipan and pumpkin are some of the festive flavours associated with it.

Craving already? We know where to find the restos and unique dining experiences you seek!

Head over to these restos to savour the season’s most extraordinary gastronomic delights.


9 Endeavour Square, London E20 1JN

Named after the Olympic skier, Anders Haugen, this resto-bar takes inspiration from Alpine dining.

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Located at the heart of Stratford, you don’t have to travel to the Alps to experience dishes like raclette fondue, tartiflette, Vienna schnitzel and apple streudel whilst downing some glühwein, and schnapps.

Plus, you’ll get to enjoy these entrees in a chalet-like ambience, complete with faux fur throws and heaters.

Check out their special three-course menu for Christmas Day and four-course menu for New Year’s Eve at £55 and £65 respectively.

Beach Blanket Babylon

45 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AA

Get a taste of the baroque era right at the heart of Notting Hill.

Feel like royalty as you dine in a Rococo-inspired ambience with candlelit tables, opulent chandeliers, fanciful furniture and an exquisite fireplace.

Feast on a four-course Christmas menu featuring entrees like chicken liver parfait, hand-carved turkey with stuffing and cranberries, poached pear in mulled wine and chocolate sauce, mince pies and coffee and more!


10 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BX

Sarap literally means “delicious” in Filipino, and that’s exactly what you’re in for.

Taking residence at 10 Heddon Street,  Sarap Mayfair will offer a luxurious dining experience, sans the hefty price tag.

And because it’s the festive season, they’ve got traditional dishes usually served during noche buena (Christmas Eve feast)…but with a creative twist.

Treat your palette to an explosion of exotic flavours!

Ever tried smoked aubergine with salted duck egg, slow-roasted suckling pig stuffed with lemongrass and truffled adobo rice, roasted celeriac in peanut sauce and steamed rice cake topped with coconut jam?

You can enjoy each unique dish with a price range of £7 to £18. What a good deal!


34-35 Maiden Ln, London WC2E 7LB

You can never go wrong with the oldest restaurant in London! Located in lively Covent Garden, Rules was founded by Thomas Rule in 1798.

An established star of London’s food scene, it has been frequented in the past by no less than literary legends, Charles Dickens and H.G. Wells.

Rules is known for the gilded grandeur of its décor and the sheer quality of its classic British fare.

The menu is seasonal and adjusts according to availability of local ingredients.

Expect a selection that includes the best oysters, pies, puddings, roasts and sweet sponges that London has to offer.

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Eat, be merry and spend responsibly! Have a grand time!

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