Tucked away in St. James’s, Quaglino’s is an iconic restaurant and venue, ideal for Christmas meals and parties. The space boasts two stunning private dining rooms, two bars, semi-private areas and a stage, making it the perfect place to celebrate in style. The interiors here feature plenty of regal purples, luxury furnishings and distinctive sculptural lighting to set the mood. The kitchen is headed up by Jack Smith, who crafts vibrant dishes using fresh seasonal ingredients. In the drinks department, meanwhile, bar manager Ivan ensures there are innovative cocktails to be enjoyed all year round - especially during the festive season.
On the Christmas menu, there are two tiers to choose from. In the more affordable bracket, your meal might start with a spiced carrot veloute topped with roasted baby carrots, duck liver parfait with pickled pear and toasted brioche or Herefordshire beef tartare with confit egg yolk, roasted bone marrow and toasted sourdough. For the main course, there is a classic roasted bronze turkey breast with a venison sausage roll, pigs in blankets, fondant potato and cranberry jus. To finish, festive desserts include Christmas pudding with hot rum butter and redcurrants, as well as simpler options like a cheese board or creme brulee.
On the more decadent menu, however, the restaurant pulls out all the stops. Here you’ll find starters like lobster bisque with crab and ricotta tortelloni, yellowfin tuna tartare with caviar and red wine braised oxtail and potato tart. The mains are similarly elevated, with options including venison fillet, duck breast with confit leg and poached wild halibut supreme. Vegetarians can opt for the wild mushroom and winter truffle risotto with cep cream and 30-month aged parmesan. Finish with a showstopping Valrhona chocolate and raspberry fondant with tonka bean ice cream or pear and blackberry crumble cake. Start planning your Christmas with Quaglino’s by popping your details in the enquiry form on the right.