The Finest Restaurants To Dine Out At This Christmas
Whether you’re going for a light lunchtime bite to eat with friends, or for a three course meal with a large group, these London fine dining restaurants are well catered for the festive period, providing a dining experience to suit everyone this December. Part of a unique collection of bars and restaurants under Openhouse London, both Percy & Founders and The Lighterman are providing Christmas and New Year’s Eve set menus, offering divine cuisine including delicious vegetarian and vegan options.
Percy & Founders
Located in Fitzrovia, Percy & Founders has a range of social dining areas to suit everyone, from large parties to couples. Bigger groups can create some buzz in the Dining Room, which features the original stone doorway of the Grade II* listed Fitzrovia Chapel, whilst smaller groups can take the long marble Kitchen Tables which overlook the open kitchen. Those looking for a more private affair can always opt for Percy’s Den, their unique private dining room with pull-out drinks trolley, 60” HD TV and a Bose sound system.
Percy & Founders’ three course Christmas Set Menu is stuffed full of festive flavours. Dishes include Mulled Wine Cured Jackson & Rye Salmon with Lemon, Caperberries & Crisp; Roast Free-Range Turkey Breast & Confit Leg with Cranberry Compote, Pork Stuffing & Roast Trimmings, and Christmas Pudding with Brandy Custard.
The Christmas Set Menu also caters for vegetarians and vegans. With dishes such as Roasted Chestnut & Celeriac Soup with Truffle Cream (v); Winter Vegetable Tart with Butternut Squash, Red Cabbage, Spinach & Parsnip (vg), and Warm Dark Chocolate Brownie, Salted Caramel Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream (vg).
The Christmas Party Set Menu is now available for group bookings until Friday 20th December and is £55pp.
Christmas Day Menu
Let Percy & Founders do the work for you on Christmas Day, with a delicious three course menu designed to spread the yuletide cheer. Highlights include Josper Grilled Native ½ Lobster Thermador; Roast Free-Range Norfolk Bronze Turkey Breast & Confit Leg with Pork Stuffing, Cranberry Compote & Roast Trimmings; Pan-Fried Cornish Halibut with Salsify Sea Aster & Palourde Clams; White Chocolate & Cranberry Bread & Butter Pudding with Cinnamon Spiced Custard or Christmas Pudding with Brandy Custard.
Vegans and vegetarians can enjoy dishes such as Norfolk Celeriac & Hazelnut Soup with Shropshire Blue Cheese Crisp (v); Glazed Parsnip Tarte Tatin with Pickled Heritage Carrots, Roasted Pepper & Puffed Buckwheat (vg); Chestnut, Pumpkin & Cranberry Wellington, Brussels Sprouts, Roast Carrots & Gravy (v); Stuffed Aubergine with Spinach, Wild Mushroom, Cashew Nut Cream & Truffle (vg), and Winter Orchard Tart (Blackberry & English Apple) with House-Mulled Cider Sorbet (vg).
The Christmas Day Set Menu is £85pp and includes a glass of chilled NV Billecart-Salmon “Brut Réserve” Brut Champagne on arrival.
New Year's Eve Menu
For the perfect gourmet New Year’s Eve gathering Percy & Founders’ are offering a stylish three course set menu with dishes such as Pan-Fried Orkney Scallops, Pancetta, Borage & Citrus Dressing; Seared Scottish Fallow Venison Loin with Truffle Mash; Clementine Brûlée with Pistachio Shortbread.
Their delicious vegan specials include Jerusalem & Baby Artichoke with Truffle, Toasted Chestnuts, Radish & Crispy Sage; Maple-Roasted Ironbark Pumpkin with Lemon & Herb Quinoa, Crispy Kale & Butternut Squash and Caramelised Pear & Almond Tart with Ginger Spiced Ice Cream & Candied Ginger Syrup.
The New Year’s Eve Set Menu is £75pp and includes a glass of chilled NV Billecart-Salmon “Brut Réserve” Brut Champagne on arrival.
Gather the gang in this Canalside Bar located in King’s Cross for cocktails and festive canapés or a full-on feast. Groups can also be hosted exclusively in the First Floor Dining Room, up to 100 standing or 60 seated. With panoramic views of Regent’s Canal and Granary Square, it’s certainly where the party’s at!
The Lighterman’s three course Christmas is full of delightful dishes including; Roast Free-Range Norfolk Bronze Turkey Breast & Confit Leg with Pork Stuffing, Cranberry Compote & Roast Trimmings; Seared Black Bream with Bubble & Squeak, Lemon & Dill Butter; Clementine & Dark Chocolate Brownie with Nutmeg Ice Cream.
Their vegan Christmas Set Menu features Roasted Harrier Butternut Squash with Chestnut, Crispy Kale & Winter Truffle (vg); Jerusalem Artichoke & Wild Mushroom Tart with Roasted Chestnuts (vg), and Caramelised Pear Crumble with House-Made Spiced Almond Custard (vg).
The Christmas Set Menu is available for group bookings until Tuesday 24th December and is £50pp.
The Lighterman will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, reopening on Friday 27th December.
New Year’s Eve Menu
The Lighterman will help you toast to new beginnings in style. The three course set menu includes Poached Native Lobster with Pickled Peach & Cucumber, Samphire & Shellfish Sauce; 45 Day Aged Dexter Beef Fillet with Blackberry & Celeriac Tart, Winter Kale & Red Wine Sauce and Ginger Sticky Toffee Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are also available, including; Kinderton Ash Goat’s Cheese & Spinach Wellington with Apricot & Beetroot (v).
The New Year’s Eve Set Menu is £65pp and includes a glass of NV Billecart-Salmon “Brut Réserve” Brut Champagne on arrival.
What could be better to cure your New Year’s Eve hangover than a brisk walk along the Regent’s Canal, followed by a warming feast at The Lighterman? Sit down to a delicious breakfast from 10am, or if recovery takes a little longer, book in for lunch or dinner.
For more information on both restaurants visit: https://openhouselondon.com/