Christmas dinner with a twist…


Forget the traditional turkey with all the trimmings, why not really impress your date with a clever Christmas dinner alternative? Here are our top suggestions for great festive grub with a twist…

ParlourWhat? Reindeer

Where can I find it? Parlour

Cool restaurant and bar Parlour, located in Kensal Green and run by Head Chef Jesse Dunford Wood is offering diners a £35 set menu. It features Father Christmas’ Salad and Reindeer and McTucky’s Seasonal Popcorn Turkey Nuggets for starters, while the mains include The Chrimbo Turkey Kiev and Reindeer Pie, with Earl Grey Brandy Snaps to finish. Sounds good to us..unless you’re a Rudolph lover….

TrishnaWhat? Turkey Tikka

Where can in find it?  Trishna

While turkey tikka might be leftover turkey might normally mean leftover turkey dipped in a shop-bought sauce to the average Joe, Michelin-starred Marylebone restaurant Trishna is serving up turkey curry with a large ‘wow’ factor. Featuring on both the five and seven-course tasting menus, other dishes include Partridge Pepper Fry and Mince Pie Samosa. They can also recommend wines to go with each course.

MayfairWhat? Christmas Pudding Pizza

Where can I find it? MayFair Pizza Co

Flamin’ ‘eck! That pizza’s on fire! The new Christmas Pudding Pizza is being served at this Mayfair eatery. Made with Christmas pudding, custard brandy and redcurrant brandy it is served with flames coming off it. For your main course there is even a Christmas Dinner Pizza with pulled turkey and pigs in blankets. We’re guessing you need to arrive hungry and have those indigestion tablets to hand…

BRGRWhat? Chestnut Cheesecake

Where can find it? BRGR

This Soho burger company is offering diners a winter version of their signature slider afternoon tea featuring a turkey and bacon slider, hot mulled apple tea, spiced vanilla milkshake, warm mince pies and chestnut cheesecake. At just £17 per person, we’re there in a shot!

TurkeyRamenWhat? Turkey Ramen

Where can I find it? United Ramen

Looking for your traditional Christmas lunch in a Japanese Christmas soup? Head to United Ramen in Angel, where the Turkey Ramen is complete with cranberry sauce, ginger soy Brussel sprouts and turkey grave. Start with sage and onion pork gyoza (uncannily like stuffing, no?) and finish off with a trio of Japanese rice cakes.

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