December is always the best month, if you enjoy eating out. Many restaurants offer special festive menus, or special deals to celebrate the Christmas season, and it’s the perfect way to catch up with friends and loved ones.
Restaurants are also the perfect setting for Christmas parties, and if you are considering heading to a restaurant this month, I have a run-down of the top UK restaurants to visit this Christmas, and the reasons you should add them to your restaurant bucket list.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
Depending on your budget, Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, in London, is a fabulous restaurant with an incredible reputation. Heston’s iconic restaurant is a two-star Michelin-starred offering, with an impressive menu and impeccable service. You only have to check out the amazing reviews on TripAdvisor to see why this restaurant is so popular.
The Wolseley, London
Next, I have another London restaurant recommendation, and this time it’s a European restaurant. This Mayfair restaurant is an all day café in London Piccadilly, and they offer a range of set menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as afternoon tea.
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The Kitchin, Edinburgh
If you’re in Edinburgh, you have endless restaurant opportunities to choose from. It’s another Michelin-starred restaurant, and is owned by Tom Kitchin. This restaurant features an open window to the kitchen, so you can watch your food being prepared for an even more special dining experience. If you need any more persuasion, head to the restaurant’s Instagram page, and check out the delicious dishes on offer.
The Fat Duck, Bray
Are you Berkshire based? If you are, I have another Heston Blumenthal suggestion, and it’s The Fat Duck restaurant, which is a restaurant I’ve always wanted to visit myself.
This restaurant opened 25 years ago (this year is the restaurant’s 25th anniversary), and they have quaint anthology themed menus, for a very different dining experience. With meals like a Pommery mustard ice cream, and snail porridge, it definitely offers something different.
Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham
If you’re a fan of French cuisine, Le Champignon Sauvage could be a good option, and is set within a 17th century building with two Michelin stars. Even though it’s a luxurious restaurant, they offer some set menu options, allowing you to taste two, three or four courses – depending on how hungry you are.
They also have an à la carte set menu available too, but the restaurant does close on the 18th of December this year, until the New Year, so make sure you get your reservations in before then. The food is all presented so beautifully, and the restaurant offers a truly special experience.
I hope you found these five restaurant recommendations helpful, for some beautiful locations for some delicious food, and an unforgettable experience this Christmas. All of the restaurants in question offer gift vouchers too, so if you’re stumped for gift ideas, perhaps consider a voucher instead, so your loved one can experience what the restaurants have to offer, for themselves.