– A Mulled Wine Sorbet from The Unruly Pig, Suffolk –
The award winning 16th century Inn in Suffolk known famously as The Unruly Pig, brings you a beautiful tasting, beautiful looking berry red mulled wine sorbet (featured image). What better way to serve up a desert than on a bed of spicy cinnamon and star anise. Well as it’s only £3.50 per bowl, it can’t get much better! Well okay, maybe if you serve it with a mince pie too.
– Festive Xiao Long Bao from Bright Courtyard –
Baker Street and the great looking restaurant that is Bright Courtyard, is the venue for this Xiao Long Bao. If you’re looking to stay off the turkey for a little while longer, then try this Shanghai soup dumpling, that is filled with minced pork, ginger and brussel sprouts. There’s a fun way to eat this too, using a straw and piercing the dumpling, you can enjoy the broth within.
– Crêpe Christmas Log from MAMIE’S –
Have you been craving a great crêperie in London complete with a Cidrothèque (cider cellar)? Well if you have been, or just simply want to check one out, then MAMIE’s might be worth a stop. Who wouldn’t like thinly rolled crepes with layers of French chestnut cream, doused in chocolate and edible Christmas figurines. Try the Crêpe Christmas log, enjoyed with a bolée or bowl – of cider.
– Bombay Palace’s Parcel Platter @ Bombay Palace –
Well this sounds delicious doesn’t it? A sage and onion bhaji, mince pie Gol Guppe and turkey samosas served complete with cranberry dip. Mmm tasty Indian treats from the Bombay Palace with this festive Parcel Platter.
– Brussels Sprout Pizza at Four Hundred Rabbits –
The pizzeria in South East London, fabulously called Four Hundred Rabbits, is also serving up a festive feast, this time in pizza form! A sourdough base topped with shredded brussel sprouts, hot smoked pig cheeks, a rich tomato sauce, Fior di Latte Mozzarella and Smoked Lincolnshire Poacher. Yum! All for £9.75.
– Rudolph Burger @ Rudie’s –
Jamaican restaurant Rudie’s is bringing a glimpse of Caribbean warmth to the wintery streets of Dalston this Christmas season. Alongside its variety of staple sharing-style dishes, Santa’s reindeers are brought to the table thanks to an authentic Jerk Venison Burger with Spiced Fries and a Chilli Saffron Aioli. Accompanied by a Scotch Bonnet Remoulade, an Apple red Cabbage Slaw with boozy drunken Cranberries, and served on a toasted Mace Brioche Bun, the sumptuous Burger will cost diners £12.50. Additionally, an impressive selection of Jamaican rums ensures that Rudie’s offers the ideal respite for weary Christmas shoppers, or a haven for those who fancy a bit of fiery festive fare.
– Be bowled over by Kurobuta’s Boxing Day Burger…. –
Kurobuta draws inspiration from Japans izakayas, and chef-owner Scott Hallsworth’s carefully craftedBoxing Day Burger complements their relaxed ethos, whilst delivering compelling flavours. Available from mid-November at Kurobuta Marble Arch and Chelsea and priced at £8, this festive inspired burger will consist of Robata Grilled Turkey, Bubble and Squeak, Truffle Roast Ham, Miso Cheese served with a side of Crispy Fried Sprout Leaves. This latest Christmas offering is certainly one to ease the inevitable party-season hangovers, and provides a welcome culinary detour from the traditional. Usually plates served in izakayas are designed for sharing, but after sampling Kurobuta’s Boxing Day Burger you’ll realise selfish eating is obligatory!
– Christmas knafeh from Tabun Kitchen –
Tabun Kitchen is treating Soho to a taste of a Jerusalem Christmas, with an array of traditional Palestinian dishes on offer. Festive favourites include the Bethlehem meatball soup, a holy land dish which incorporates homemade meatballs, rice and an intense broth. As well as the roasted sumac- marinated poussin, which is served over maftool (Palestinian couscous). For those with a sweet tooth, Tabun Kitchen will also be serving their Christmas knafeh, a traditional cheese topped with delicate shredded pastry and drizzled with orange blossom syrup – delicious!