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A festive dining guide

Where to eat, drink and be merry in central London this Christmas

There’s noël better place to catch up with friends and loved ones or tuck into a delicious festive feast this Christmas. Explore our guide to the best Christmas dining options across the West End.

Dine in a winter wonderland

Aqua Kyoto: the ever-popular 5th floor restaurant offers Japanese delights and exquisitely mixed cocktails on its Instagram-worthy terrace, overlooking Regent Street’s twinkling Christmas Spirits.

The Nest at the Treehouse: with 360-degree skyline views, perch here with a Christmas cocktail in hand, a hearty meal on the table, and you’re sure to have a jolly time.

The Rooftop at the Trafalgar: settle in with an indulgent fondue for two on the Rooftop’s intimate winter terrace. Visit after dark and sip cocktails beneath its illuminating northern lights installation.

Catch up over Christmas lunch

Heddon Yokocho: after a busy morning of Christmas shopping, refuel and relax with a warming bowl of ramen, brimming with authentic Japanese flavours. Upgrade to the all-new three course Christmas set menu for only £23 per person to celebrate.

Piccolino: bold Italian flavours and a cosy atmosphere on Heddon Street make Piccolino a popular choice for many. Enjoy tasty dishes paired with excellent wines or savour every sip from its seasonal cocktail menu.

Plan Christmas dinner in central London

Gaucho: grab the gang for fun, laughter, and fantastic food. Plan your Friendsmas at Gaucho and get into the spirit with its three-course set menu for £45 per person, served with a glass of bubbles and pack of festive games. If you roll the dice and score a double six, Gaucho will gift you your Christmas meal for free – 'tis the season of giving after all.

Sarap Filipino Bistro: experience an alternative Christmas meal with Sarap's showstopping slow-roasted suckling pig with truffled adobo rice and Filipino sides. Order 48 hours ahead for a Christmas dinner to remember for £48 per person.

Heddon Street Kitchen: plan a fuss-free Christmas Day with all the trimmings and none of the washing up. Start with Christmas canapes before the main event and all your festive favourites. Kids can choose from a special children’s menu for £50, while adults eat for £150 per person.

Couple your festive dinner with the top Christmas tipples in the neighbourhood, or explore more family-friendly ideas. For more tips for things to do and see this winter in London, follow @RegentStreetW1 and @StJamesLondon on Instagram.

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