Discover the Best Alternative Christmas Dinners

Tired of your traditional roast dinner this Christmas? Fancy something a little more unconventional? Then the following restaurants have got you covered this festive season!

The Grazing Goat

From the Cubitt House family, The Grazing Goat is offering a varied Christmas Day menu for those who want to avoid turkey this year. Starters include pumpkin dumplings, ricotta, pine nut granola, spiced pear chutney with pan-fried Lyme Bay brill, roasted Jerusalem artichokes, pickled baby onions, apple & truffle dressing as an option for your main. They also have Christmas pudding on offer for dessert if you’ve got a festive sweet tooth.

The Victoria

This gastro pub in south west London is offering a small but delicious Christmas Day lunch menu. If you prefer fish over meat, then the beetroot cured Loch duart salmon is the perfect choice. Like the Grazing Goat, The Victoria also has a Christmas pudding for dessert if you want to sneak a piece of tradition in.

Galvin at Windows

What’s a better festive treat than a Michelin Star meal with 360-degree views? Galvin at Windows has some amazing alternatives to your traditional roast, such as: Open lasagne of pumpkin, soft aubergine, honey roasted vegetables & onion jus and Steamed fillet of sea bass, cauliflower gratin & truffle emulsion.


If sustainable seafood from British waters excites you, there is no better place to enjoy Christmas than Michelin Star restaurant Angler. With ravioli, Dorset crab, Orkney scallop & clementine to start and Dover sole or BBQ black angus beef for main, you’ll be in for a treat. Located at the top of the South Place Hotel, enjoy spectacular views with your Christmas lunch.

Outside of London

The Green Man

Situated in the beautiful Essex countryside, The Green Man, part of the Galvin Restaurants Group is the perfect cosy pub to celebrate Christmas Day. Relax by the roaring fire and enjoy daube of venison or wood roasted squash with wilted greens and mozzarella, to name just a few options.

The Terrace at the Montagu Arms

If you’re looking for a serene Christmas Day lunch away from the hustle and bustle, The Terrace is offering delicious alternatives such as Loch Duart Salmon and glazed passion fruit tart for dessert, which can be enjoyed in a British country house setting.

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