Treat yourself with a £250 per head Christmas lunch at Tom Kerridge’s first London restaurant, at the Corinthia Hotel. The much-loved Michelin-starred chef has created an elegant spread that starts, naturally, with Champagne and canapés before a cream of chestnut soup with kitsch classic devils on horseback, or Cornish crab vol-au-vent. For the big event, there’s rotisserie roasted Norfolk brown turkey with sage and apricot stuffing or fillet of beef for the poultry-averse.
Address: Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, The Corinthia,10 Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N 5AE
Telephone: +44 20 7321 3244
Price: £250 per head
The Spaniards Inn, Hampstead
It feels like Christmas whatever time of year you duck through the creaky doors of Hampstead Heath’s Spaniards Inn, which was built back in 1585 and appears in Charles Dickens’ Pickwick Papers. Expect actual Christmas Day, then, to feel like a turbocharged version of the event, with a pick-and-choose menu that includes the requisite roast turkey breast, but also beef sirloin, mushroom and nut wellington, pan-fried trout and lamb rump.
Address: The Spaniards Inn, Spaniards Road, Hampstead, London NW3 7JJ
Telephone: +44 20 8731 8406
Price: £72.95 per head