Gemma Bell and Company Twixmas: all of the places open between Christmas and New Year
Dishoom will be open between 27th December and 31st December, so beat the usual queues for a bacon naan. They’ll also be hosting their annual Bombay Vintage Glam New Years Eve dinner across all sites on 31st December until late.
Murano, the Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant from Angela Hartnett, will have a short break from 24th until 28th December, and will re-open on 29th December. On New Years Eve, Murano will be serving a special set menu, based around their favourite dishes over the last ten years, to celebrate a decade since they opened.
Murano’s little sister, Cafe Murano Covent Garden will be open until 4pm on Christmas Eve, and will re-open on Boxing Day all the way through the Christmas Period, but with an earlier finish of 9pm on New Years Day. Cafe Murano St James will also be open through the Christmas period, but instead of New Year’s Eve, will be putting on a special New Years Day brunch of Cafe Murano classics to soothe a sore head.
Chef Tom Kerridge’s newly opened restaurant, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at The Corinthia Hotel, will be open for the whole of the Christmas Period.
Koya Soho will be open until 5pm on Christmas Eve and then re-open on Boxing Day at noon. The kitchen will begin service at 12pm between 26th and 31st December. Koya City will be closed between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, and will re-open between 27th and 29th with normal operating hours, closing again on 30th December until 2nd January.
Yotam Ottolenghi’s NOPI will have an earlier finish of 4pm on Christmas Eve, and will re-open on 27th for breakfast, lunch and dinner until 31st December. ROVI, in nearby Fitzrovia will follow suit. All Ottolenghi delis (Islington, Belgravia, Notting Hill, Spitalfields) will have an earlier close of 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.
Temper’s Covent Garden and Soho locations will be closed from 5pm on Christmas Eve, until lunchtime on 28th December, remaining open until New Years Day. However, the Temper City location will be closed from 22nd December until 3rd January.
All of the Pizza Pilgrims locations are closed from Christmas Eve until Boxing Day, apart from Exmouth Market which will re-open on the 27th.
Red Rooster at The Curtain will be closed from 26th until 28th December, and will be open again on New Years Eve for a special NYE party.
Scully, in St James’s Market, will be closed from Christmas Eve until 27th December, and will re-open with regular kitchen hours between 28th and 31st December.
The Modern Pantry will only be serving Afternoon Tea at the weekends until 29th December. The shop will close from 3pm on 21st December until the new year, and the restaurant will be closing after brunch on Sunday 23rd December until Thursday 27th for brunch from 9am.
The lounge at The Pilgrm will be open for the whole of the Christmas period.
The Royal Oak will be closed on Christmas Day, but other than that will be open throughout the entire Christmas holiday.
Both the Clerkenwell and Marylebone locations of The Zetter Townhouse will have regular opening hours throughout the Christmas period, with a special late night opening until 2am on New Years Eve.
Kimpton Fitzroy London, in London’s Bloomsbury will be open throughout the Christmas period. Try the festive afternoon tea in Palm Court and check out its life-size gingerbread house. Fitz’s, the opulent cocktail bar, will also be open as usual.
som saa will be closed from Sunday 23rd, until Sunday 27th when it will open for dinner only. The restaurant will then be open as normal on the 28th and 29th, but closed again on the 30th. Tickets are sold online for their NYE dinner, som saa will re-open for dinner on the 3rd January and then as usual from the 4th.
Trullo, Padella, Sabor and Prawn on the Lawn will be closed for the entire Christmas period.
Out of London:
The Wild Rabbit, a modern British inn in Kingham, will remain open throughout the Christmas period.
Pompette, in Oxford, will briefly close on Christmas Eve, and re-open again on 28th December until 31st December.
Tom Kerridge’s two-Michelin starred Marlow restaurant The Hand & Flowers, will temporarily close from Christmas Eve until 27th December. His Marlow pub, The Coach, and The Butcher’s Tap will be closed from 5pm on Christmas Eve until 27th December.
The Fordwich Arms will be open on Christmas Eve for a lunchtime service and for drinks in the pub in the evening. The restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and will re-open as normal on the 27th. On New Years Eve there will be a special tasting menu for the dinner service, and on New Years Day the restaurant will be open for lunch only.
Sorrel will be closed from 23rd December to 8th January.