Festive feasting: the very best London restaurants doing Christmas Day delivery

18 Dec 2020 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Innerplace

Restaurant reservations may be cancelled, but Christmas Day certainly isn't. Whether you are tempted for a traditional roast turkey with all of the trimmings, a glistening beef Wellington or an alternative sushi spread, these London restaurants

Dinner at home by Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park may be closed, but the kitchen is still serving fine cuisine and good cheer throughout the festive season. Select from various four-course menus, which include signature dishes including Blumenthal’s iconic Plum Meat Fruit, which presents liver parfait in spiced red wine, and Christmas Tipsy Cake, with roast pineapple, vanilla and sherry.

From £85 per person; collection between 12-7.30pm, dinnerbyheston.co.uk

The Wolseley, Mayfair

Corbin & King’s Piccadilly flagship restaurant has launched a collection of at-home menus, with entertaining in mind. The Christmas Day Feast begins with a smoked salmon starter, followed by roast Norfolk bronze turkey or whole roast goose with all of the trimmings. Leave room for Christmas pudding, brandy custard mince pies and a platter of cheese and biscuits to finish.

London-wide delivery within an 8-mile driving distance of Colbert, SW1W 8AX, £375 for up to 6 people, thewolseley.com/home-delivery

Claridge’s At Home, Mayfair

Enjoy the taste of Christmas, Claridge’s style, by ordering a turkey-to-go from the five-star hotel. As well as afternoon tea, comforting chicken pie and lobster Wellington, Claridge’s is cooking a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Add individually bottled Negroni cocktails, crackers and signature Art Deco tableware in mint green and white for an extra-special gift.


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Wild Radish

Roasted wagyu tomahawk steak by Phil Howard

Wild Radish is known for its chef-created recipe boxes, curated by the UK’s most esteemed chefs. This Christmas, pre-prepared feasts come courtesy of The Square’s Phil Howard, Marianna Leivaditaki of Morito and Daniel Fletcher of 28 Market Place. These include a roasted wagyu tomahawk steak meal at £315 for four or £455 for six; a meal of red wine braised chestnut and baby borettante onion stew for £200 for four or £290 for six; or a herb-crusted salmon fillet meal which is £260 for four people or £350 for six.

Available for nationwide delivery, wild-radish.co.uk

HIDE, Mayfair

Hide at Home Christmas menu

Ollie Dabbous, chef patron at HIDE in Piccadilly, and Hedonism wines have put together a fabulous, festive menu, as part of its ongoing Hide at Home offering. HIDE highlights include potted shrimp and smoked salmon with warm malted blinis and pickles; stuffed roast turkey, crispy potato cake, red wine gravy, roast winter vegetables, brioche and clove sauce, as well as a HIDE yule log. Wash dishes down with wine from Hedonism, co-operators of the Mayfair restaurant.

Delivery is available to addresses within 2.5 miles of HIDE Mayfair, hide.co.uk

Hame by Adam Handling

Hame by Adam Handling Christmas box, photography by Tim Green

Adam Handling, the enterprising, young Scottish chef, has made his mark on London’s dining scene with laidback fine dining lashed with powerful flavours. He’s likely to make a similar mark on your Christmas celebrations with his special festive menu. Enjoy Handling’s signature starters – sourdough with chicken butter as well as cheese doughnuts – before launching into a series of dishes that would make Santa blush. Choose between stuffed turkey crown or a beef Wellington with all the trimmings, Christmas pudding or spiced tarte tatin; then finish the meal off with truffled whole Tunworth cheese, apricot and apple chutney and fruit and nut loaf.

From £250 per person, adamhandling.co.uk

Jason Atherton

Jason Atherton and Lake District Farmers collaborative ‘at home’ dining box

When it comes to celebrating British culinary traditions, one chef that undoubtedly stands above the rest is Jason Atherton. This year, he has put together a three-course Christmas dinner of unparalleled excellence, in collaboration with Lake District farmers. The At Home Christmas Box includes heritage breed beef sirloin, Aynhoe Park honey and juniper glazed ham and, of course, the traditional turkey breast, all sourced from farmers who care. The generous spread is accompanied by hand-picked vegetables and all of the trimmings, for a festive feast to remember (with minimal washing up). Atherton finishes with a lavish treacle tart and Christmas pudding chantilly, followed by an elegant selection of petit fours.

Available for nationwide delivery, £425 for six people, lakedistrictfarmers.co.uk/boxes

Arros QD

Kale and citrus salad

Looking to fend off the winter cold? Put a little Iberian flare into your festivities with Arros QD. For those who want to go their own way, Arros QD is offering two hampers – one priced at £95; the other at £145 – with delicacies such as Quique Dacosta bomba rice, tiger nut milk and Castilla la Mancha muscatel wine. If you’d rather have the restaurant do the heavy lifting, Arros QD is similarly offering pre-prepared sharing meals. The sharing menu for two people for £90 includes olive oil coca bread; kale citrus salad; beef cheeks, rib eye; wood grilled baby gem and chocolate slates. The sharing meal for four people costs £190 includes some extras such as stone bass ceviche; smoked mussels, ‘bravos’ and black ash rice braised cauliflower.

Arros QD’s hampers are available for national delivery, the sharing menus are London only; appaway.eu; arrosqd.com

Dinings SW3

Dinings SW3 at-home menu

This Christmas is as unorthodox as any so if you’d rather opt out of the traditional turkey and into some of London’s best Japanese fare, Dinings SW3 has your name written all over it. The at-home menu includes four-courses pre-prepared by Masaki Sugisaki, with two bottles of champagne by iconic growers selected for the restaurant by Vine Trail.

Pre-order for Christmas and New Year for delivery within a 10-mile radius from the Knightsbridge restaurant; prices start from £160, diningssw3.co.uk/dinings-at-home

Mac & Wild

Three course festive venison chateaubriand kit

Caledonian meat maestro Mac & Wild will be bringing its customers together this Christmas with a live cook-a-long with company founder Andy Waugh. Participants will be able to choose from a three-course chateaubriand or Christmas burger kit (which looks particularly toothsome to us) and the kits will be dropped on your doorsteps in time for the bubbles being popped.

The burger kit costs £25 per person and the chateaubriand £30, macandwild.com

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Innerplace is London’s specialist Lifestyle Management & Concierge: innerplace.co.uk