London’s famous restaurants may have taken a hit when the pandemic decided to rain on everyone’s parade, but they are back tastier than ever this December. With the cold, gloomy winter days here, it’d be nice to snuggle up in a cosy, warm restaurant and fill your tummy to the brim. If you’re planning on visiting London this Christmas or even going out for a nice feast this festive season, here are some of the must-try restaurants to end the year on a delicious note.
First of all though, it is important to recognise that not everyone can get to a restaurant at the moment. For many, food takeaways and delivery are the only viable options. Fortunately, there are plenty of great food delivery services available, which at Splento we know all about as we are regularly involved in food photography for restaurants.
For now though – here’s 5 top restaurants to enjoy in London…
This divine rooftop dining destination is an iconic venue for Christmas feast complete with beautiful experiential igloos for an ethereal snow vibe. If you’re looking for a quiet, serene Christmas with just your support bubble (maximum of 6), head over to these domed beauties to dine under the stars and sip on sensational cocktails. Book now without any worry as the Aviary offers a 7-day cancellation policy due to these uncertain times.
The year 2020 has been strange so don’t just settle for a traditional Christmas dinner. For a scrumptious Christmas feast like no other, dine at Cinnamon Kitchen with contemporary Indian cuisine. The Cinnamon Kitchen brings you the best of both worlds fusing the flavour of Indian spices with British ingredients and cooking styles to create a perfect amalgamation of both cuisines. The copper tones and dark woods add to the essence of the restaurant and will ensure the ambience keeps up with the flavour. The festive feast menu starts at £45 per person and features the likes of Tandoori Lamb fillet, Tanjore style shrimp curry, and even – don’t ask us what it is- Garam Masala Christmas pudding!
Little Venice Igloo at The Waterway
Little Venice Igloo is making a comeback this December with little glass igloos decorated with fairy light, filled with cosy blankets and cushions, and heaters to spread the Christmas warmth. Book a dome for a party of six with minimum spends of £75 to £150, making these private pods the perfect way to socialise outdoors in style without having to worry about pandemic restrictions. Be sure to grab your tickets immediately, as these igloos tend to sell out pretty fast.
The Ivy Chelsea Garden
When it comes to festive décor, no one’s got the Ivy Chelsea Garden beat. This restaurant transforms into a dazzling display of candy canes, baubles and other Christmas décor, almost similar to the Hansel and Gretel gingerbread house. Except you can eat to your heart’s content without being trapped by an evil witch. Keeping with the holiday season, the Ivy Chelsea Garden also offers a Christmas cocktails menu to gulp down the festive cheer.
The rooftop at Coq d’Argent has far-reaching views that can transport you to wintery bliss, surrounded by your loved ones. Their heated terraces house festive lighting, furs and Christmas decorations along with two chalet-style huts for private dining. Enjoy bespoke cocktails from their Hennessy collection and alpine winter warmers, to put you in the Christmas spirit. The chalets can get booked up fast, so be sure to book today to guarantee a good time at Coq d’Argent.
So loosen your belts and gather your wallets, it’s that time of the year to spend money and gain weight. If you can’t visit your family this Christmas and the thought of cooking a big Christmas dinner sounds too tedious, why not indulge in these festive feasts across London?
Book soon to avoid disappointment as most of these London restaurants fill up weeks in advance.
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