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  1. toptable serves up its top ten restaurants with availability on Christmas day

    Holiday GlitterThe holidays are stressful. Booking a gorgeous meal out with friends and family shouldn’t be. toptable has gathered the list of restaurants open on Christmas EveChristmas Day and New Year’s Eve so finding a restaurant with availability for you and your friends and family on Christmas Day will be the one of the quickest items to tick off your list.

    Here is toptable’s round-up of 10 London restaurants with availability for a festive Christmas meal out

    Boundary Restaurant (Shoreditch)
    Offering a 3-course Christmas lunch menu of twice-baked gruyere soufflé, roast venison and Christmas pudding with champagne and canapé reception (from midday-3.30pm) at £100pp

    Four O Nine (Clapham)
    Serving a sparkling wine and canapé reception followed by a 6-course lunch showcasing white bean, truffle & chestnut soup, Devon crab & brown shrimp ravioli, roast Suffolk goose breast for £85pp

    Brasserie Joel (Waterloo)
    Serving a 4-course Christmas lunch (12-5pm) complete with bubbly for the adults and Santa for the children. £69 per person (Children £33). A la carte or 3-course menu for dinner £49pp (5.30-10.30pm)

    Avista (Mayfair)
    Serving a 5-course tasting menu featuring smoked duck breast, foie gras risotto and plum tart with vanilla ice cream for £65pp. 2-course (£22) and 3-course (£27) set menus also avail.

    Bluebird Restaurant (Chelsea)
    Serving a 3-course Christmas menu for £75pp

    Quince at The Mayfair (Mayfair)
    A choice of two 3-course prix fix menus with wild mushroom soup and grilled asparagus tips with white truffle sabayon (£65pp or £85pp)

    Terrace Grill and Bar (Piccadilly)
    Serving a 5-course Christmas menu including a glass of Dembies English Sparkling wine on arrival for £99pp. Vegetarian menu also avail.

    Homage at the Waldorf Hilton (Aldwych)
    Serving a Christmas Day 6-course menu which includes oven roast Turkey roulade or Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and Griottine cherry compote, £82pp

    The Cinnamon Club (St James’s)
    Serving 3-course Christmas menu, including cocktail on arrival for £75pp (£40 children under 12)

    Alyn Williams at The Westbury (Oxford Circus)
    The Splurge: Serving a decadent 8-course tasting menu for £160pp (£40 children under 8)

  2. Diner reviews highlight top autumn menus and trending seasonal ingredients

    SpicesIt’s that time of year when we all begin to crave the seasonal taste of winter. Lucky for diners, menus have transitioned to reflect the bounty of autumn and winter vegetables such as squash, kale, pumpkin and cabbage. And trending throughout toptable diner reviews is the hearty butternut squash. The diverse ingredient – of which a wide variety grows across down the UK – is turning up in soups, purees, risottos, raviolis, gyoza and even desserts. toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK, has compiled a list of top ten restaurants serving up the best of autumn and winter flavours,
    as identified by reviews from recent diners.



    Trending right now – Butternut Squash:

    Aubaine Heddon Street (French, Oxford Circus)
    “The roasted butternut squash is worth the visit here. The tastiest squash you can have.”
    Brasserie Joel (Contemporary French, Waterloo)
    “I had the butternut squash soup which was delicious.”
    Coq d’Argent (French, Bank)
    “A tasty butternut squash risotto.”
    Piccolino (Italian, Oxford Circus)
    “I would highly recommend the butternut squash ravioli.”
    XO (Asian, Belsize Park)
    “The appetizer butternut squash gyoza was delicious.”

    Autumn menu highlights:
    Apsley’s (Italian, Belgravia)
    “We very much enjoyed the Autumn tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was lovely and the different wines all very enjoyable.”
    Gauthier (French, Soho)
    “The autumn set lunch menu was divine.”
    L’ortolan (contemporary French, Reading)
    “The seasonal set menu was a wonderful combination of ingredients and flavours and a real fine dining experience. An imaginative use of autumn vegetables in particular.”
    Roux at the Landau (Modern European, Oxford Circus)
    “The pumpkin soup as simple as it sounds was as smooth as velvet and a delicious autumn treat that reflected the love and finesse that went into every dish.”
    Wild Honey (Modern European, Mayfair)
    “We took advantage of their Autumn Supper offer. Service, food, wine, atmosphere & with the offer value for money all hit the mark for an early evening supper.”