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Christmas is in the air and the busy streets of London are starting to sparkle. From Christmas lights and Christmas markets to trips to the theatre and fine dining, there’s never a dull moment in London at this time of year.
If you’re in the mood for a festive meal and a tipple or two, Gaucho’s festive offerings are sure to delight, whether you’re after an intimate winter dining experience, evening drinks, or a full-on Christmas party. With several tantalising Christmas menus to explore, this is surely one of the best Christmas dinners London has to offer.
When you hear the words festive dining, London is sure to come to mind – and Gaucho is no exception. Festive decor, a warm atmosphere and delicious food come together to create the ultimate festive dining experience, the perfect spot for celebrating Christmas with loved ones this year.
Gaucho is proud to offer no fewer than five carefully curated Christmas menus this season, featuring an array of mouth-watering festive favourites and innovative dishes, as well as decadent desserts and a sparkling selection of festive drinks. The Festive Sharing Menu is a great choice for a meal with friends, while the Festive Feast Menu offers four luxurious courses, ideal for a long lunch. Stuck on what to buy the foodies in your life? Our Gaucho digital gift cards make wonderful Christmas presents!
On Christmas Day this year, Gaucho is offering a special five-course festive Christmas Day Menu at both the Richmond and Tower Bridge venues, with two sittings at 12 pm and 3 pm. Look out for Christmassy classics like chicken liver paté and beef wellington, as well as some Latin-American-inspired dishes like the Christmas Empanada with pumpkin, provolone and truffle. This is the perfect menu for enjoying with your loved ones and there’s even a Christmas Day Kids Menu so no one has to miss out on the fun.
In addition to dining, you’ll also find a few special festive events taking place across Gaucho venues this year. On December 4th, join our Gaucho Sloane Avenue wreath-making workshop, where expert wreath maker Alice Strange will take you through the professional techniques to create your own beautiful wreath. All tools and materials are provided and canapés and ice-cold glasses of Chandon will be served while you make your masterpiece.
Promising an afternoon of festive cheer, our Festive Film Club is showing a private VIP screening of Christmas classic Elf at our Gaucho Charlotte Street venue. With viewings on December 2nd and 16th, each screening includes popcorn upon arrival, a welcome glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne and a menu inspired by the movie. This could be the best way to escape the cold this year!
It’s not only Christmas dinner London is famous for – there is so much to enjoy in London at Christmas, for friends, couples, families and big groups alike. So, where are the best Christmas lights in London, we hear you ask. Below is our round-up of all the best festive attractions and activities near Gaucho London restaurants for you to discover this season:
There’s no time more Instagrammable than Christmas and London is full of opportunities to grab that picture-perfect shot for the grid. Top of the list are Christmas lights, and some of the best Christmas lights in London are located on Oxford Street, near both our Gaucho Charlotte Street and Gaucho Covent Garden venues. The famous Carnaby Street lights are also nearby, offering a dazzling neon spectacle and a wealth of shops to explore for presents. Among the festive pop-ups and mulled wine stalls of Covent Garden, the Covent Garden Piazza also has a huge Christmas lights display, and Gaucho Covent Garden is right around the corner for when you start to feel peckish.
Also top of the list and highly Instagrammable are London’s Christmas markets, with their food stalls, homemade decorations and twinkling lights. The most beautiful festive markets just happen to be near some of our Gaucho locations, including Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Winter by the River at London Bridge City, which comes with the added benefit of its stunning views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Wrap up warm and snap away to your heart’s content!
For theatre aficionados, there’s no place like London when it comes to festive shows. If you’re a panto fan, The London Palladium is an ornate establishment that always puts on a fantastic pantomime – this year it’s Peter Pan and performances are sure to sell out fast. (Oh yes they are!) To whet your appetite before the show, why not book a pre-panto festive feast at Gaucho Piccadilly? If panto isn’t your thing, a Christmassy trip to the ballet might be more up your street. The London Coliseum is showing the traditional Christmas tale The Nutcracker this year, complete with exquisite sets, dancing and the popular score played by a live orchestra. A glass of something warming at Gaucho Covent Garden beforehand will make the evening even more magical.
If you’re feeling as festive as we are after reading this article, you can book your festive celebration with Gaucho online or via phone. We look forward to welcoming you to Gaucho this Christmas!BOOK NOW