Decorating the tree. Shopping for presents. Making Christmas cookies. The hassle of preparing and cooking up a huge Christmas spread. The holidays can be a stressful time when there’s a lot to get done. So if you feel you can’t muster up the energy to prepare a banquet, don’t worry. Head to a restaurant this Christmas and let someone else do the cooking (and the washing up!). Simply enjoy good food, relax and spend time with your loved ones – that’s what Christmas is all about after all.

Take a look at the restaurants in Kent which are serving up Christmas Day meals. Remember to secure your booking early!

 

Christmas Day at ABode Canterbury

ABode Canterbury is a luxury hotel set in a Tudor-style former bank. The three AA Rosette awarded restaurant serves up modern European cuisine using the best regional produce. As well as festive lunches, dinners and afternoon teas, they’re also serving a six course Christmas day lunch.

Enjoy a variety of festive meals at the Kingscliff Hotel, a coastal hideaway right on the prom in Clacton-on-Sea.

– Festive lunch and dinner

Available from 28 November – 24 December

Lunch and early dinner £26.50 per person

Dinner:

£29.50 per person (Sunday – Thursday)

£35 per person (Friday – Saturday)

– Festive afternoon tea

Available from 28 November – 21 December

Full afternoon tea: £22.50 per person

Champagne afternoon tea: £32.50 per person

– Christmas day lunch

12.15pm arrival for 12.30pm sit down, or 3.30pm arrival for 3.45pm sit down.

Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival.

6 course menu £120 per person

Children under 12 £60

 

Christmas Day at Restaurant 54

Situated in the seaside town of Broadstairs, Restaurant 54 is a lovely place for a Christmas meal. Head chef and owner Joe Silk uses only fresh local ingredients sourced from Kent’s many farms.

– Christmas day lunch

Enjoy a glass of Prosecco on arrival

3 course menu £85 per person

 

Christmas Day at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill, Folkestone

Dine at one of acclaimed chef Marco Pierre White’s restaurants this Christmas. Enjoy festive lunches and dinners in the buildup towards Christmas, before a lunch or dinner on Christmas day.

– Festive lunch and dinner

Available from 23 November – 24 December

Lunch:

Served from 12pm – 3pm

2 course menu £18.95

3 course menu £22.95

Dinner:

Served from 5.30pm – 9pm

£24.95 per person (Sunday – Thursday)

£29.95 per person (Friday – Saturday)

– Christmas day 

Lunch:

Served from 12pm – 3pm

6 course menu £84.95 per person

Dinner:

Served from 5.30pm – 9pm

3 course menu £38.95 per person

 

Christmas Day at The White Horse Pub & Restaurant

This Christmas, head to The White Horse in the picturesque town of Bearsted. Mixing contemporary and traditional decor, this stylish pub and restaurant offers the perfect setting to indulge and relax with your friends and family.

– Festive lunch and dinner

Available from 19 November to 30 December

Classic 3 course menu £27.95 per person

Indulgent 3 course menu £34.95 per person (includes glass of Prosecco on arrival)

Extra special 3 course menu £49.95 per person (includes glass of Moёt & Chandon and a cocktail of choice to finish)

– Christmas day menu

4 course menu £81.95 per person

Why not upgrade to the Extra Special menu? As well as four courses, you’ll also get a Moёt & Chandon Champagne on arrival, rustic breads and olives to start, a perfectly prepared cocktail of your choice and luxury Green & Black’s chocolate to finish. £96.95 per person.

 

Christmas at Miller & Carter Maidstone

Indulge in a decadent Christmas meal at Miller & Carter Steakhouse in Maidstone. Make the most of the festive menus this season.

– Festive lunch and dinner

Available from 19 November to 30 December (excluding 25 and 26 December). All day Sunday – Friday and 12-5pm Saturdays.

3 course set menu from £27.95 per person

3 course set menu with a glass of Prosecco £31.95 per person

– Christmas day menu

5 courses £81.95 per person

Children under 12 get 4 courses for £38.95

 

Christmas at Swan Bar & Brasserie

Situated in the lively market town of West Malling, Swan Bar & Brasserie is an independent eatery serving up locally sourced British cuisine in a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

– Christmas day lunch

Enjoy a glass of champagne and canapes on arrival

4 course menu £95 per person

Children 5-12 years £47.50 per person

Children under 5 £15 per person

 

Christmas Day at The Old Gate Inn

Dating back to 1728, The Old Gate Inn in Canterbury was built near the Toll Gate. today, the pub serves up hearty favourites and classic pub fare and a well-stocked bar with cask ales, fine wines and British gin. All the right ingredients for a perfect Christmas.

– Festive lunch and dinner

Available from 19 November to 30 December (excluding 25 and 26 December). All day Sunday – Friday and 12-5pm Saturdays.

3 course set menu from £23.95 per person

– Christmas day menu

4 courses £75.95 per person (includes glass of Prosecco on arrival – soft drink alternative available)

Children’s menu available

 

Christmas Day at Chapter One

This Christmas, treat yourself to a luxurious meal at Chapter One in Orpington. With 3 AA Rosettes, this restaurant and brasserie serves modern European cuisine. The drinks menu is just as exciting, with an AA Notable Wine List, premium spirits, and cocktails.

– Festive lunch

Available 1 December – 24 December, excluding Sundays

3 course menu £34.95 per person

– Christmas day 

Available from 12pm – 6pm

Enjoy a glass of Prosecco on arrival

3 course menu £135 per person