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kingston riverside walk at christmas
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For us, Christmas is a truly magical time for three reasons. Number one - seeing all of your loved ones, number two - opening and giving presents, but (arguably) the greatest of all - indulging in a festive feast! From your classic roast turkey to innovative plant-based wellington, Kingston has some of the finest festive menus around. 

But before going straight to dining, we hope you'll stop by our Christmas Market to browse novelty gifts, snap some selfies with our sparkling light installations or maybe even challenge your friends to a game of curling at the Alpine Village.

Whilst the holiday season may still seem far off some some, don't let that stop you from planning ahead! Give our Insider Guide a quick read below for some of the best Christmas dining in Kingston upon Thames.  

Cosy Christmas at the pub

The Albion

With windows looking out over Fairfield and their own-brand local Big Smoke Brew Co. beverages, The Albion is perfect for those wanting to pair crisp craft beers with delicious turkey!

The festive menu has all your Christmas favourites, with a choice to indulge in a three-course feast on Christmas day (£68.96pp), Boxing Day (£40pp), or a buffet (from £17pp), with plenty of veggie and vegan options available too. 

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The Bishop

With stunning views of Kingston Bridge, this pub on the banks of the Thames has become popular with people of all ages and is best known for its unbelievable Sunday roasts. There's no doubt that their Christmas feast will be an absolute delight!

The Bishop is sure to take the stress out of the festive period, whether it’s a sparkling reception or an intimate dinner with family. Choose from their traditional 3-course Christmas menu (£36pp) with conventional turkey and nut roasts or sharing platters (starts at £25) for the ultimate Christmas feast! 

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Druid's Head

If you're looking for a more affordable festive feast this Christmas, then be sure to give the Druid's Head non-traditional 3-course Christmas meal a try (with prices starting from only £24.95!).

The Druids Head is adding a little spice to its festive menu this year, such as the Smoked Turkey Christmas Shawarma, and the Merry and Bright Beyond Meat Burger (vegan), combining traditional turkey with a middle-eastern twist. 

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Fancy festive feast by the riverside

Browns

Browns Kingston occupies a beautiful riverside location in Charter Quay, complete with elegant interiors; think gold accents, classic black and white tiles, and plush velvet chairs, all making for an intimate dining experience. 

Their delicious Christmas menus have an array of choices, including Brown's festive turkey to Portobello mushroom, chestnut & spinach wellington (£38 pp or £90pp on Christmas Day, £38pp on Boxing day), with a dedicated gluten-free menu too. 

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Côte Brasserie

Côte is a luxury French-inspired brasserie with a classy, relaxed ambience reminiscent of an upscale bistro on a Parisian street - with the added plus of excellent views across the Thames.

So, whether you are hosting small get-togethers or larger group parties, Côte's decadent three-course festive Menu de Noël which includes Turkey Paupiette and Butternut squash pithivier (£34.95pp) is brimming with luxurious ingredients and seasonal flavour for a festive celebration to remember.

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Bill's 

Bill's brand-new Christmas set menu includes everything from hearty breakfasts and succulent hamburgers to mouth-watering vegan recipes.  

For only £34.95, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal including a variety of new and classic Christmassy dishes to celebrate our favourite time of year! From mains like Santa’s Burger Stack, delicious Pancetta Wrapped Turkey and festive banoffee and bailey’s mousse, sticky toffee pudding and luxurious Black Forest chocolate tart, the choices are endless!

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Christmas flavours from around the world 

Giggling Squid

It's Thai-m to ditch the traditional roasts for something different this year and give Giggling's Squid's Christmas menu a try! This light pastel floral heaven of a restaurant is serving a 3-course meal (£34.99pp or £39.95 pp with a glass of prosecco) of traditional Christmas fare with a delicious Thai twist, replacing the often dry Turkey with juicy ginger-glazed duck (yum!). 

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Megan's at The Griffin

Megan's Mediterranean coastal-chic decor, alongside abundance of bright fairy lights and festive cheer, will certainly make you forget the dreary cold British winter outside! Along with a choice of classic fizzes and tropical cocktails, their 3-course festive menu (£34.5pp) lets you choose a sharing platter mezze that is sure to tick all the boxes for the ultimate Christmas party venue.

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Al Forno

Dubbed the best Italian restaurant and pizza in Kingston, this family-owned restaurant's bare brick, festive fairy lights and welcoming ambience make it an excellent place for large family or work gatherings. Their roast turkey replaces the traditional herb stuffings with chipolata sausage, which is then complete with vegetables and mashed potato (The festive menu is at £32pp to £35pp). So if you want to go Italian this Christmas, Al Forno is the perfect place for it. 

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Comptoir Libanais

Vibrant and full of personality, Comptoir Libanais has been dishing up its bold flavours for more than a decade, and this year they are proud to present their Middle Eastern twist to the festive feast! Their 3-course festive menu (£34.95pp) lets you choose from a selection of juicy meat mixed grill, aubergine stew and a roasted fillet of sea bass, adding the perfect Middle-Eastern touch to your celebrations.

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If you are looking for something a bit different this Christmas, then be sure to check our Eat & Drink listings for gems like Chakra, Poor Boys, 36 Streets, Cappadocia, i Dim Sum, and Yo Sushi to name but a few!