MUST-TRY TRADITIONAL BRITISH CHRISTMAS DISHES IN LONDON

MUST-TRY TRADITIONAL BRITISH CHRISTMAS DISHES IN LONDON

If you find yourself in London during the festive season, you're in for a treat – we mean feast! We sure know how to celebrate Christmas, and at the heart of this celebration is an array of delicious and terrifically traditional British Christmas dishes.

In this blog, we’re going to dive deep into the delicious world of Christmas culinary shining stars enjoyed by all in London and across Britain during our favourite time of year. So, grab your Christmas crackers and appetites and prepare your taste buds for a festive sensation!

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The Christmas Turkey – The King of Christmas Lunch

Let’s kick things off with the crown jewel of Christmas, the Bronze Turkey. It’s like the superhero of the Christmas food world, roasted to golden perfection and served with all the seasonal trimmings — which we’ll come to next. This succulent bird takes centre stage at every traditional British Christmas lunch. On Christmas Day, five of our central London pubs are opening their doors to welcome all to celebrate and indulge in a blend of British  Christmas classics. Our Christmas Day menu includes all of our traditional favourites, with our chef director, Ben Tish’s, exquisite touch.

Pigs in Blankets – The nation’s favourite Christmas trimming

These little bundles of joy are an essential part of any traditional Christmas dinner. They make us wait all year until they finally make an appearance on Christmas Eve and last for only a few momentous days (or until they’re all gobbled up) — but we promise that they are worth the wait! These sausages wrapped in crispy bacon, affectionately known as “pigs in blankets”, are the nation’s favourite crunchy and salty festive side-kick.  A must-try dish during your Christmas visit to London. Another reason why we love pigs in blankets is they are bitesize so you don’t feel guilty for eating ten in a row.

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Cranberry Sauce – The one we make sure we don’t forget!

The underdog of condiments and one that rules the Christmas gastronomy scene. There’s no other that compliments turkey as wonderfully. Cranberry sauce provides a sweet sensation and is the perfect balance to the savoury delights on your plate. It’s the literal cherry on top of your Christmas feast.

Beef Wellington – A Mighty Alternative to Turkey

For those who don’t love Turkey at Christmas, don’t fret! It might not be the star of the show but Beef Wellington deserves a spotlight of its own as a mighty alternative. A tender fillet of Angus beef enveloped in a golden pastry crust – it’s a decadent indulgence that’s sure to make your taste buds explode.

Chestnut Mushroom Wellington – The Ultimate Veggie Christmas!

For the non-meat eaters at the table, Chestnut Mushroom Wellington is a must-try. A rich, earthy filling of chestnuts and mushrooms encased in flaky pastry is a scrumptious vegetarian alternative at Christmas.

Goose Fat Roast Potatoes – Crispy and Fluffy

Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside – roast potatoes dripping in glorious goose fat have got to be one of our favourite Christmas trimmings. No Christmas lunch is complete without these quintessential roast potatoes.

Stuffing – Reliable Companion

You can’t have a traditional Christmas lunch without stuffing. Traditional British stuffing is made with a delightful blend of breadcrumbs, herbs, onions chestnuts and sausage meat. It’s the perfect companion to your roast turkey.

Brussel Sprouts – You Either Love Them or Hate Them

Brussel sprouts have a love-hate relationship with many, but they’re an integral part of a British Christmas. Roasted or boiled and tossed with butter, they bring a pop of green too. When sauteed with bacon or chestnuts, they add a unique, slightly bitter crunch to your plate.

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Brandy Christmas Pudding – The Grand Finale

The pièce de résistance of a traditional British Christmas dinner is none other than the Christmas pudding. This dense, fruity and spiced dessert is doused in brandy and set ablaze before serving. It’s a grand finale that will leave you in awe of British culinary traditions.

Mince Pies – Festive Treats

Mince pies are a sweet Christmas tradition that you shouldn’t miss. These miniature pastries are filled with a sweet mixture of dried fruits, spices and brandy. You’ll find them on virtually every Christmas table and they’re the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Mulled Wine – A Warm Hug in a Glass

To wash down this festive feast, you’ll need a warming drink. Enter mulled wine! It’s a spiced concoction of red wine, oranges, cloves and cinnamon. Sip on a glass of mulled wine and you’ll feel the Christmas spirit coursing through your veins.

From the succulent roast bronze turkey to the flaming Christmas pudding, these foods are more than just sustenance; they’re an integral part of British Christmas traditions that are steeped in history and cherished by generations. So, when you find yourself in this bustling city during the festive season, don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in these Christmas dishes. It’s a feast for the senses and a marvellous way to connect with British Christmas traditions.

Looking for somewhere to celebrate Christmas in London this year? Join us at Cubitt House this festive season, we’re even opening our doors on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to serve you a festive sensation. With rooms for private gatherings for up to 10 to 120 guests and with some pretty fantastic Festive menus to suit. There’s something for everyone this Christmas. Book your table today!

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