278 W George Street £35pp
Chez Mal’s appropriately named Celebrations Menu proves that they know that a great Christmas party needs great food. The time honoured classics are all present and correct, with an added modern twist. We’re especially keen on the mulled wine poached pear trifle.
161 Hope Street £24.99
Take a break from turkey and head to Halloumi where you can celebrate the season family-style by sharing an array of delicious mezze. Feast upon fresh Mediterranean dishes like swordfish carpaccio, souvlaki and dolmades – and, of course, halloumi fries.
27 West Campbell Street £32pp
Nobody need feel left out at Red Onion, where they’re serving up Christmas magic in traditional, vegan, and gluten free form. Each
of the three menus are packed full of tempting dishes, but the creative vegan offering really stands out. Try the chestnut, roast garlic and apple pate, and don’t miss out on the vegan christmas pud.
89 Candleriggs £25pp
Have faith in Dakhin’s talented team and opt for their festive tasting menu, laid out for all to share. Highlights include spiced haddock croquettes, lamb fillet with ginger and coconut and siru uttapam, rice and lentil pancakes.
1 Devonshire Gardens £42.50pp
Festive fine dining at One Devonshire Gardens is a treat. Naturally, there’s a traditional turkey ballotine, but Christmas flavours are evoked throughout, from port poached pears to the gingerbread with the panna cotta. Prosecco and wine are included for the full experience.