The most extravagant London restaurants to book for Christmas and New Year

If your idea of ​​a Christmas lunch would be incomplete without a sprinkle of three Michelin stars, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester serves a six-course lunch for £ 380, including wine pairings, while Hélène Darroze at Claridge’s sister hotel The Connaught has a six-course lunch. -dinner Christmas lunch for £ 350, without saving on the ingredients (think caviar, foie gras and turbot).

However, you do not have to spend Christmas day in a five star hotel to have a proper lunch. Peter, Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin-starred Knightsbridge outpost, offers a £ 275 seven-course menu of incomparably modern French cuisine, with the option of throwing even more into the titular Bordeaux château. Things start with confit egg with Charlotte potato, smoked eel, watercress and oscietra caviar and continue to hazelnut souffle with salted caramel in the form of lobster ravioli, Dover tongue, Cumbrian game and Brillat-Savarin.

Both the Soho and City dining rooms at the lavish Bob Bob Ricard are open Christmas Day for lunch and dinner; minimum consumption of £ 100 per. head will be easy to achieve if you order the tasting of three caviar, the donut with cream Chantilly added to one of 70 vintages of Armagnac from 1888 to 2005, and of course let your fingers run wild. with the ‘press for champagne’ button at each table.

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