Festive season is upon us, and with it brings an array of Christmas cuisine. Whether you’re looking for something to warm you up during chillier weather, a crowd-pleaser for the work Christmas party, or are in need of a Christmas shopping energiser, Carnaby has it all. With some of the best festive menus in London, Carnaby offers a multitude of dishes to suit all tastes.
Claw Your Way To Christmas
The Claw menus are designed for sharing, making it a great place to host your Christmas dinner. Parties can be booked for 4 people or more meaning it is ideal for smaller groups. Enjoy a welcome cocktail on arrival and choose from the many choices of sharing plates. Choose from small plates such as Crispy Squid, Roasted Beetroot and Colchester Oysters. Large sharing plates can include Seabream Ceviche, Crab Roll, Crispy Pork Belly and much more. Meal options vary from 2 courses for £27 per person or 3 courses for £35 per person. Make sure you dig in before your friends get to the plates first.
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Dreaming of hotter climates this Christmas? Dehesa will whisk you away to the Spanish countryside with its twist on festive food. You can dine from £34pp, with Nocellara olives, chargrilled flatbread, or salt yard chilli & Marjoram salame to start. For the main, enjoy Smoked Haddock Croquetas, Chorizo Picante a la Plancha, and Patatas Bravas & Alioli. Still hungry? Make room for a Panettone bread and butter pudding & walnut ice cream or a mulled wine sorbet, all topped off with Spanish and Italian wine of course.
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Have a Dirty Jolly Christmas
Whether your party is big or small, Dirty Bones guarantees to offer a good time. Start the night with their signature holiday cocktail ‘Fig Poppa’, made with bourbon, sherry, cinnamon, figs, lime and plum bitters. Menus start at £26pp for 2 courses and sides, including Braised Lamb Neck with a caramel BBQ glaze, Crispy Brussel Sprouts with smoked bacon and sweet & sour cranberries and a Vegan Holiday Burger, a plant-based patty topped with braised red cabbage marmalade, caramelised shallots and hazelnut aioli on a deliciously soft bun. If you still have room there is also a Smashed Mince Pie and the Stickiest Toffee Pudding for dessert. Dirty Bones also serve up a spectacular veggie holiday menu that is bound to put you on the naughty list.
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Come together at Dishoom, the home of hearty meals. Enjoy delicious Dishoom favourites and Christmas specials alike. Expect Turkey Raan with all the trimmings - cooked slowly over a day until meltingly tender. Don’t forget to sip on one of their delicious Christmas Chais - they are outrageously good! Choose from Naughty Chocolate Chai, Bailey’s Chai or Chai Egg Nog. It’s like having a warm hug from a familiar friend.
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If you are looking for a Christmas set menu with a twist then JinJuu is just what you are looking for. Hire seating areas, the whole venue or just a standing reception. Enjoy lunch and dinner menus including Bulgogi Beef Fillet Skewer to start or a Korean Fried Whole Turkey for main for £45pp. If you wanted something a little different you can also choose from the K-Town Street Feast, JinnJuu Signature Seoul Feast, Jinjuu Prime Menu and a whole selection on various canapes.
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Enjoy a Christmas feast in true Hawaiian style. Kua 'Aina are offering a 3 course set Christmas Menu for just £19.95pp. Begin your meal with classic pigs in blankets or coconut king prawns with a sweet chilli sauce. For main try the Lava-Filled Christmas Burger or Grilled Turkey Breast and finish off with sweet Pineapple Fritters or Hawaiian Shave Ice Surprise. For added fun receive your complimentary Hawaiian Leis and crackers for every guest.
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The Christmas menus at Tapas Brindisa are all about sharing. They will be offering a Festive Tapas Feast Menue for groups which include a glass of cava, a great selection of their picoteo (nibbles), tapas and deserts all to share for just £45pp.
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For group dining head to Wright Brothers for a carefully selected menu that starts at £45 pp. Begin with shrimp and pancetta croquettes and fill up on a main of seafood cassoulet. Finish off your meal with a pear tart tatin and vanilla ice cream. Who knew seafood could be so festive.
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Head to The Good Egg where they will be serving up flavours from The Middle East and Tel Aviv's vibrant street food scene, using the best of seasonal British produce. You must have a minimum of four guests but large groups are welcome.
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