Planning to eat out on Christmas Day this year? Marble Arch and Edgware Road have lots of options for you.
While most restaurants and businesses in central London shut down on Christmas Day (e.g. Oxford Street) or are well booked up or terribly busy (e.g. Leicester Square!) much of Edgware Road and surrounding streets are open as usual. There are a number of special Christmas Day lunch and dinner offers as well as plenty of places open for their regular menus, welcoming local residents and visitors to the area over Christmas.
All of the venues below have confirmed they will be open on Christmas Day and we’ve indicated where booking is recommended. However, if you’re thinking of eating Middle-Eastern you can probably take your chances and walk-up on the day to one of the many cafes and restaurants on Edgware Road for a festive mezze-style feast.
Turkey, trimmings & twists on traditional
Lanes of London at the Marriott Park Lane
The five-course Christmas Day menu at Lanes of London includes Turkey Ballotine, Beef Fillet or Nut Roast Wellington as the star on your plate plus some tempting sounding starters and desserts (ask for the Park Lane Christmas Pudding). Book now for lunch or dinner, £85 per person. Call +44 (0)20 7647 5606.
Fiamma at Hilton London Metropole, Edgware Road
Work your way through a fantastic Festive Buffet for lunch (1.30pm-4pm) or dinner (6.30pm-10.30pm) at ground floor restaurant Fiamma. £65 per adult, £32,50 per child, under 5s eat free.
The Pickled Hen at the Marriott Marble Arch, George Street
Enjoy a traditional Christmas Day roast turkey lunch (with veggie wellington alternative) with canapes on arrival, Christmas pudding dessert and coffee and mince pies for £40 per person at the Pickled Hen, a modern Gastropub on the ground floor of the Marriott. The slightly lighter Festive set menu is also on offer at £28 per person and a reduced a la carte menu. Booking recommended.
The Portman, Seymour Place
There are lots of tempting choices on The Portman’s Christmas Day menu, including “pink gin cured salmon”, turkey with the works, fish, duck and lamb dishes and two vegan options. This pub takes its food seriously, using seasonal ingredients to create contemporary twists on classic British pub food. The Christmas Day menu is £38 per person for 3 courses. Booking recommended. The pub is open all day so you can drop in for a drink, but closed on Boxing Day.
Montagu Kitchen at the Regency Hyatt Hotel, Portman Square
Fancy laid back grazing on Christmas Day? Book now for Christmas Brunch from 12.30pm at the Montagu Kitchen and pick from the grazing table, live carvery, hot buffet, cheeses and sweets for £130 per adult (includes half a bottle of wine). Later on you can book for a buffet dinner or a la carte, depending how hungry you are.
The Grazing Goat, New Quebec Street
Go Gastro at the Goat and they promise you won’t have to do the washing up. Four courses include the traditional turkey plus interesting takes on classic fish and beef dishes with pigs in blankets on the side. Plenty to amuse veggies and vegans too. The apple pie sounds very nice. Price is £89 per person. Add an Ultimate Wine Package for an all-in experience. Booking essential.
Maroush, Edgware Road
Maroush is famous for its magnificent mezze spreads for sharing which are an excellent alternative way to eat yourself silly on Christmas day. You can also choose from salads, wraps, kebabs, beautiful fresh breads and sweet treats. and we’ve heard they might have a special turkey dish of the day! Maroush I has live entertainment with music and belly dancing but any of the following venues will keep you happy and very well fed on Christmas Day. You can book through their website.
- Maroush I, 21 Edgware Road
- Maroush Express, 68 Edgware Road
- Maroush Gardens, 1 Connaught Street
- Ranoush Juice, 43 Edgware Road
- Beirut Express, 56-58 Edgware Road
Other Middle Eastern restaurants on Edgware Road like Beirut Cafe, Sannin, Al Arez and more will also be ready to serve you.
Red Sun, New Quebec Street
This unmissable bright red Chinese restaurant is open all through Christmas, including Christmas Day, for homestyle Shanghai-inspired food. Switch your traditional turkey for aromatic crispy duck, Szechuan stir fry, rice and noodle. Lots to choose from the very reasonably priced menu for lunch (12pm-3pm) or dinner (5.30pm-11pm).
Bombay Palace, Connaught Street
Open for lunch (12.30pm-3pm) and dinner (6.30pm-11pm) and serving their a la carte menu, head to Bombay Palace for award-winning Indian and Pakistani food. Tandoori barbecue grill is a specialty, their vegetarian dishes make our mouth water just reading the menu. Don’t forget to order some freshly made naan bread too.
Steak & Lobster Marble Arch, Granville Place
As well as serving its signature smart surf and turf, there’s a vegan menu to choose from too. The Christmas Day luncheon set menu is £55 per person, a la carte also available. Christmas booking essental via Open Table, terms & conditions apply.
Green Valley, Upper Berkeley Street
For last minute ingredients or takeaway food if your cooking goes wrong, Green Valley’s incredible food hall will be open all day to help you. Treat yourself to some of their delicious sweet treats while you’re there, go on, it’s Christmas!
Use our Eating Out Guide to find more places to eat, drink and shop around Marble Arch and Edgware Road.