Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a traditional Christmas dinner. Crispy roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings in puddles of rich gravy, and all the trimmings…

It doesn’t get much better than Christmas dinner.

In fact, the only thing that could make it better would be if you didn’t have to do any of the food preparation or washing up.

Enter, the restaurant.

If you have never had Christmas day dinner in a restaurant before, you are in for a treat.

Father Christmas is on to something. He worked out the perfect formula years ago:

Arrive, be greeted with something tasty to eat and drink, spread some festive cheer, give some gifts, and then leave, knowing that the washing up is someone else’s responsibility.

He’s been doing it for years – and look how happy he is.

 

Father Christmas Milk & Cookies

So why not follow his lead? Skip the hours spent in the kitchen missing the important moments and worrying about how long until the veg needs to go on, and just turn up for the food.

We have gathered together details of some of Suffolk’s best restaurants to eat at on Christmas Day. Just make sure you secure your booking early!

You may also be interested in reading our guide to Suffolk events throughout the year.


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Christmas Day at The Salthouse Harbour Hotel

Lunch (12.30pm - 2.00pm).Champagne and delicious canapés on arrival followed by a five course feast. £105 per adult / £50 per child (half portion).Dinner (6.00pm - 9.30pm)£55 per...

Salthouse Harbour Hotel
1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AS

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Christmas Day Dinner at Six Bells

Just a stones throw from the historic village of Lavenham, The Six Bells is a charming, Grade II listed pub in the most peaceful of surroundings.Only three miles North of Lavenham, in the...

Christmas Day Meal Per Person: £85.00

Six Bells
The Six Bells, The Street, Preston St Mary, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9NG

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Christmas Day Lunch – The Angel Hotel

Curiously Decadent in the Heart of Historic Bury St Edmunds, stands The Angel Hotel… This stunning ivy-cloaked Georgian coaching inn is set bang in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, a masterpiece...

Per Person: £105.00

The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

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Christmas Day Dinner – The Angel Hotel

Curiously Decadent in the Heart of Historic Bury St Edmunds, stands The Angel Hotel… This stunning ivy-cloaked Georgian coaching inn is set bang in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, a masterpiece...

Per Person - 3 Courses + Coffee: £55.00

The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

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Christmas Day at the Great House

Join us to celebrate Christmas with a delicious meal at The Great House – a unique way to celebrate the festive season with your loved ones in the beautiful village of Lavenham.Full menu and...

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel
The Great House Restaurant and Hotel, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ

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Christmas Day at The Black Lion

Why not take the day off from the kitchen on Christmas day and let us do the work for you! We would be delighted to host you and your family and friends after you have unwrapped your presents...

Price: £95.00

The Black Lion
The Green, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9DN

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25

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Christmas Day at Brudenell

Our Christmas Day 6-course banquet will be served at 12 noon, with a glass of champagne to start.Served from 12 noonEnd time TBC

Price: £95.00

The Brudenell Hotel
The Parade, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5BU

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Christmas Day – The White Lion

Christmas Day in Aldeburgh is magical, join us for Christmas lunch in our festive themed dining room.

Per Person: £95.00

The White Lion
The White Lion, Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5BJ

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Christmas Day Lunch at The Swan at Lavenham

Christmas Day LunchFive-course lunch included in your three day Christmas PackageMidday Arrival | Non-Residents £110 per personTo make your Christmas Day Lunch reservation or for more...

The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa
The Swan at Lavenham, High Street, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QA

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Christmas Day at The Crown at Woodbridge

Join us on Christmas Day Lunch 2019 for our 6 Course festive menu, including canapes and a champagne cocktail, only £97.50 per person.From 12pm | £97.50 per person

The Crown at Woodbridge
The Crown, Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1AD

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Christmas Day at Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel

The moment we've all been waiting for, a magnificent Christmas feast will be served at 1pm.Click the link to browse the menu.

Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club
Lakeside Avenue, Thorpeness, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4NH

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Christmas Day – The Ship at Dunwich

Why not take the day off from the kitchen on Christmas day and let us do the work for you! We would be delighted to host you and your family and friends after you have unwrapped your presents from...

Per Person: £65.00

The Ship at Dunwich
The Ship at Dunwich, St James Street, Dunwich, Suffolk, IP17 3DT

Browse below for more dining options around Christmas time

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Christmas Eve at The Salthouse Harbour Hotel

LunchOpen 12.00pm - 5.30pm serving our A La Carte Menu. Booking AdvisableDinnerOpen 6.00pm - 9.30pm @ £39 per person.

Salthouse Harbour Hotel
1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AS

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Festive Fayre Luncheon

Get together with your family and friends this Christmas, and celebrate the most magical time of the year with a delicious three course lunch in Carrier's Restaurant. To toast to the end of 2019,...

Per Person - 3 Courses: £33.50

Hintlesham Hall Hotel
Carrier's Restaurant, George Street, Hintlesham, Suffolk, IP8 3NS

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Festive Afternoon Tea Buffet

EnJoy a buffet-style afternoon tea with a glass of mulled wine.booking essential before Monday 16th December

Per Person: £19.00

Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa
Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa, Yarmouth Road, Melton, Ufford, Suffolk, IP12 1QW

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Boxing Day Lunch- Carriers Restaurant

Boxing day is best spent with an invigorating walk in the grounds of Hintlesham Hall, taking in the surrounding countryside, followed by a light informal buffet accompanied by musicians setting...

Per Person: £55.00

Hintlesham Hall Hotel
Carrier's Restaurant, George Street, Hintlesham, Suffolk, IP8 3NS

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Boxing Day Lunch & Dinner

Curiously Decadent in the Heart of Historic Bury St Edmunds, stands The Angel Hotel… This stunning ivy-cloaked Georgian coaching inn is set bang in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, a masterpiece...

Per Person - 3 Courses + Coffee: £39.00

The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

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Boxing Day Lunch

Need to relax after a busy Christmas Day?let us look after you and you loved ones with a delicious buffet lunch served in two sittings; 12.30pm and 1.30pm.Local saxophonist, Mr Tim, will...

Per Adult: £35.00 Per Child (5-12): £19.50 + 1 more

Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa
Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa, Yarmouth Road, Melton, Ufford, Suffolk, IP12 1QW

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24

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Christmas Eve At the Great House!

Enjoy a magical Christmas Eve dinner at The Great House and start your Christmas celebrations with our delicious menu, put together by Chef Patron Guillaume.Full menu and prices to be...

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel
The Great House Restaurant and Hotel, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ

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Boxing Day Lunch – The Orwell Hotel

Choice of 2 or 3 course meals in the Elizabeth Suite.

Per Person - 2 Courses: £30.00 Per Person - 3 Courses: £35.00

The Orwell Hotel
The Orwell Hotel, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7DX

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26

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26

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Boxing Day at The Salthouse Harbour Hotel

Boxing Day, open 12.00pm - 9.00pm @ £39 per person

Salthouse Harbour Hotel
1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AS

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24

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24

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Christmas Eve Dinner – The Angel Hotel

Gather round and share the delights of a beautiful setting with a host of delicious culinary treats and a cellar full of merry cheer to spoil you this Christmas.

Per Person: £39.00

The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

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Festive Feast Menu at Norfolk Woods

We have spared no expense when it comes to our on-site facilities, with the end result being what we hope you will find is now one of the best Christmas Party venues in Norfolk for your Festive...

Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa
Gayton Road, Pentney, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1FY

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Festive Dining at The Brudenell Hotel

Dine at the Brudenell over the festive period on either our 2 or 3-course festive menu.Available from 28th November to 23rd December.2 – Courses £25.00 per person3 – Courses...

The Brudenell Hotel
The Parade, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5BU

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21

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Christmas Parties at The Dolphin Inn

From 21st November to 23rd December, you can enjoy a great Christmas meal with us, complete with crackers and hats!!2 – Courses £15.95 per person3 – Courses £18.95 per person

Dolphin Inn
Old Homes Road, Peace Place, Thorpeness, Suffolk, IP16 4FE

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29

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Christmas at The Alex Brasserie

The Brasserie Christmas Menu is available for lunch or dinner (2 course £22.95 or 3 course £27.95) by pre-bookings only. If you're more of a spur of the moment type, we try to keep some tables...

The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie
123 Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2AF

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Christmas Dinner/Party – Coach & Horses Melton

The Coach and Horses in Melton is a family friendly, dog friendly pub with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.Our menu features fresh, local ingredients, alongside a selection of high quality...

The Coach & Horses
The Coach and Horses, Melton Road, Melton, Suffolk, IP12 1PD

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Christmas Party – The Maybush

The Maybush is a beautiful waterfront pub at Waldringfield.With a fantastic selection of dishes on offer, our menu has been lovingly created using locally sourced ingredients.The perfect...

The Maybush
The Maybush, Cliff Road, Waldringfield, Suffolk, IP12 4QL

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Christmas at the Fox

The Fox Inn is a family friendly, dog friendly pub in Newbourne.Our menu includes a variety of dishes, created using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, accompanied by a range of carefully...

The Fox Inn
The Fox Inn, The Street, Newbourne, Suffolk, IP12 4NY

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Christmas Meal at The Wilford Bridge

The Wilford Bridge in Melton is a family friendly pub with an outdoor dining area.Our menu makes the most of local produce and locally sourced ingredients, to bring you a fantastic selection...

The Wilford Bridge
Wilford Bridge Rd, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2PA

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23

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The Butt & Oyster at Christmas

The Butt and Oyster is a warm and welcoming family friendly pub, with picturesque views of the River Orwell.Our dishes are created using fresh, local produce, with meats from local butchers...

The Butt and Oyster
The Butt and Oyster, Pin Mill, Suffolk, IP9 1JW

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23

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Christmas Afternoon Tea – The Angel Hotel

A choice of teas from around the world, a selection of savoury delights, scones with jam and Jersey cream, sumptuous homemade cakes & a glass of fizz with a festive twist.Per Person £25.00

The Angel Hotel
Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

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The Swan Christmas Meal

The Swan at Westerfield is a warm and welcoming pub, that is both family friendly and dog friendly.Our menu comprises locally sourced ingredients in thoughtfully created dishes, accompanied by...

The Swan Inn
The Swan, Westerfield Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9AJ

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CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS 2019

Why not bring your party to one of our Party Nights and celebrate in style? Our staff will welcome and show your guests to one of our sumptuous lounge areas where your evening begins from 6.45pm...

Carrier’s Restaurant
George Street, Hintlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3NS

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Christmas Menu at The Old Moot House Restuarant

The Moot Christmas Menu, early booking offer, book before 31st October and we will organise you a free fizz reception. Call 01787 460342 to book you place.Christmas menu runs from 1st to 24th...

The Old Moot House Restaurant
1 St. James Street, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, CO9 3EJ

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29

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Christmas at Café Bencotto

Christmas Menu – 2 course lunch or dinner £22 per person3 course lunch or dinner £26 per personIncludes a complimentary glass of prosecco, still and sparkling purified water and...

Café Bencotto
128 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7AF

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Wherever you end up spending Christmas day, we hope you have a fantastic time. And keep in mind one thing:

Mince pies are much more delicious if you take the time to warm them in the oven.

Mice Pie & Fork


 

For ideas about what to do for New Year’s Eve, read our guide to New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Suffolk.