Last updated: 28th Nov 2012.
Originally published: 15th Nov 2012
From traditional turkey with all the trimmings to more alternative yuletide cuisine, restaurants across the UK offer delicious Christmas Day food for all the family to enjoy. Remember to book early!
La Bonne Auberge (Glasgow)
Glasgow’s original La Bonne Auberge first opened its doors on Bastille Day in 1975, and it's had something to celebrate ever since. Glasgow's first French-Mediterranean brasserie and Bar, this smart restaurant with its aproned waiters and blackboard menus now has an AA Rosette to confirm what the locals have known all along. Set in the fashionable Theatreland district, this is a feast of Riviera cuisine, making it a festive venue to enjoy Christmas Day lunch. This sophisticated four course menu, including an intermediary palette cleanser, will leave you feeling properly stuffed with yuletide food.
Xmas Day Lunch - £55 per adult and £25 per child under 12
See menu and book at La Bonne Auberge
Michael Caines at ABode (Manchester)
(Pictured). Michael Caines at ABode Manchester offers a sumptuous 5 courses of smart modern European cooking from its period location inside a former cotton merchant’s warehouse. This is the restaurant of choice for a leisurely festive lunch with innovative cuisine.
Christmas Lunch- 5 courses for £60 per person
Find out more and book at Michael Caines at ABode
Ascots Bar & Restaurant (Oxford Street, London)
The luxury, peace and great service of Ascots Bar & Restaurant are brought to you in the ideal location of Oxford Street for a very traditional Christmas Dinner. From a Roast Norfolk to Turkey to Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce and Mince Pie Ice Cream, this menu is ideal for anyone looking for the perfect British menu.
Christmas Day Lunch - 3 courses for £40 per person
Find out more and book at Ascots Bar & Restaurant
Cucina at Hotel Missoni (Edinburgh)
Housed in the exuberant Hotel Missoni in the heart of Edinburgh, Cucina presents exquisitely authentic cooking that has been inspired by classic Italian cuisine. This Christmas Day lunch promises to offer high quality, fine dining with an urbane range of dishes to choose on its menu.
Special Offer Christmas Day Menu - 3 courses for £65 per person
Find out more and book at Cucina
Ruby Tuesday (Cardiff)
Ruby Tuesday provides a taste of Christmas Day the American way. Set in the heart of Cardiff, Ruby Tuesday serves up authentic American cuisine. Ruby Tuesday specialities include sumptuous handcrafted burgers made with 100% prime ground beef, or sweet and spicy salmon glazed with sesame-peanut sauce. This spacious and vibrant American restaurant also offers an accomplished wine list and international beers. Ruby Tuesday is offering the perfect À La Carte menu throughout the afternoon.
Find out more and book at Ruby Tuesday
Cafe Rouge (Edinburgh, Frederick Street)
With its combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge embodies the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining. The Christmas Day menu includes Gallic versions of our Christmas favourites, from roast turkey (with all the refined trimmings) to sticky toffee and date pudding with Armagnac crème Anglaise. Our Café Rouge of choice is the restaurant on Frederick Street in Edinburgh with Skiddle customers giving its food, service and atmosphere at top 5* rating. With over 90 venues across the UK, this menu is a Skiddle favourite for its stylish convenience that will please all the family.
Book your 3-course Christmas Day lunch with canapés today. A children’s menu is also available.
Find out more and book at Cafe Rouge
Strada Sheffield has opened its doors on the newly developed Leopold Square. Formerly the site of a school, the attractive architecture can still be admired whilst dining in the al fresco seating area. Strada Sheffield is part of the well-known group of contemporary Italian restaurants located on the high street. We heartily recommend Strada restaurants across the UK if you like good quality, simple and freshly prepared dishes that use only the finest seasonal produce available. We heartily recommend them as a good quality. For £40, you can enjoy three courses with an Italian touch.
Find out more and book at Strada Sheffield
Bella Italia (Leicester, Granby Street)
Across the UK, Bella Italia is welcoming diners to enjoy a great value 5-course Christmas Day Menu in its restaurants. Conveniently located close to the Curve Theatre in the very heart of Leicester city centre, Bella Italia Granby Street is a popular dining destination. The crowd pleaser will be the rolled turkey breast filled with all the mouth-watering trimmings and there are plenty of Italian favourites that will appeal to everyone. You will find something for all the family—there is also a 3 course Kids Menu for just £15 per child.
Christmas Day Menu - 5 courses for £40 per person. Kids Menu also available 3 courses for £15 per child.
Find out more and book at Bella Italia Leicester
Asha's Indian Bar and Restaurant (Birmingham, Newhall Street)
This stylish Indian restaurant, with its exotic colours, is pure Bollywood as is owner Asha Bhosle, the most recorded singer in the world. In recent years, she has turned her passion for home cooked Indian food into a successful business, recently scooping up Best Newcomer in the British Curry Awards. Asha’s Indian Bar and Restaurant will undoubtedly provide a superb alternative to your traditional Turkey roast with the Christmas Menu III offering a President’s Platter of Indian cuisine.
Special Offer Christmas Menu III - 3 course meal for £39.95 catering for both vegetarians & non-vegetarians parties of 5 or more ppl.
Find out more and book at Asha's
The Thai House (Cardiff)
Serving exquisite Thai cuisine in Cardiff, The Thai House has been showered with high profile culinary awards since opening in 1985. A buttery yellow colour palette, earthy bamboo-style furnishings and lush foliage are dotted throughout the dining room, and the waiting staff sport authentic South East Asian dress. The Thai House is our top choice for a different and brighter lunch on Christmas day. Currently on offer for the big day is the À La Carte menu.
Find out more and book at The Thai House
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Words: Sarah Townley