Can’t wait until the big day for that giant turkey roast? We’ve got you. Launching mouthwatering festive menus ahead of the advent, many of Yorkshire’s best restaurants are well and truly getting into the Christmas spirit this month – with delicious traditional lunches to enjoy before we start counting down to the big day. Here’s our guide to the best place for Christmas dinner in Yorkshire.
1. Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley
Cannon Hall Farm has gone above and beyond this Christmas, launching not only a classic Christmas turkey dinner for the festive season, but an incredible pigs in blanket hanging kebab, too.
Consisting of a huge Yorkshire pudding filled with veggies, the quirky dish boasts a hanging kebab complete with succulent turkey, pigs in blankets and stuffing balls – making for the perfect Christmas roast.
If you’re not into the quirk, you can order a classic turkey roast, with a number of other festive faves to try out, too. Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Ln, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT.
2. Browns, Leeds
The perfect place to celebrate the festive season, Browns is serving up a delicious menu throughout the festive season – including the classic turkey roast, belly of pork, Christmas pudding and classic cheeseboards. Each dish comes with all the festive trimmings, with flavours such as orange, red wine and more to enjoy.
The menus are served at both Sheffield and Leeds venues, and you can even visit on Christmas Day, too. Browns Brasserie, The Light, Unit H28, 70-72 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ | 10-12 St Paul’s Parade, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2JL.
3. Grantley Hall, Ripon
Grantley Hall is set to make Christmas extra special this year, with plenty of festive delights on the menu for guests to enjoy throughout the season. Hosted at the Fletcher’s restaurant within the hall, guests can enjoy dishes such as the turkey roast, roasted cod and Christmas pudding, with mince pies to finish off the occasion.
In addition to the festive menu at Fletcher’s, the EightEight bar will also be open on Christmas day, serving up a divine Christmas dinner for non-residents to enjoy. Grantley Hall, Ripon, HG4 3ET.
4. Hide & Hoof, Denby Dale
Hosting an array of Christmas Dining Nights ahead of the big day, the Hide & Hoof at Yummy Yorkshire is serving delicious two and three-course meals, with classic Christmas dinners on offer for guests to tuck into.
There’s six main courses to choose from in total, accompanied by festive starters such as prawn cocktail, ham hock and goat’s cheese tartlets, alongside puds such as Christmas pudding, Black Forest trifle, chocolate orange cheesecake and a cheese board, too. Yummy Yorkshire, Delph House Farm, High Flatts, Denby Dale, Huddersfield, HD8 8XY.
5. The Traddock, Settle
The beautiful Traddock, which can be found near Settle, is set to bring festive flavours to the Yorkshire Dales this December, with a currently under-wraps menu set to launch as soon as the month begins.
The brasserie menu will be available to pre-book, and for those looking for refuge on Christmas Day, a four-course lunch will be served at the venue, with a turkey main finished off with pancetta, sausage meat stuffing, pigs in blankets and all the trimmings. The Traddock, Austwick, Settle, LA2 8BY.
6. Rudding Park, Harrogate
Not only can guests enjoy private Christmas dining with friends, family and colleagues this Christmas, but also a Black Tie Ball complete with a three-course Christmas dinner, Candlelight Supper accompanied by carols, and festive family lunch right up until Christmas Eve-Eve.
Taking place in the Clocktower Brasserie, the Festive Lunch is available from 1-23rd December, with traditional roast turkey dinners, Christmas pudding and mince pies up for grabs. Rudding Park, Rudding Ln, Follifoot, Harrogate, HG3 1JH.
7. Grassington House
Celebrating Christmas in style, Grassington House will offer a festive menu between 1st December-23rd December, with a lovely turkey dinner, pork belly and more to devour.
And the fun doesn’t end with the mains, either, with Christmas pudding, drunken cherries with a dark chocolate sponge and lemon meringue on the menu to help cleanse the palette after you’ve filled up on all the festive flavours. Offering both two and three-course meals, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas at Grassington House. Grassington House, 5 The Square, Grassington, Skipton, BD23 5AQ.
8. Crab & Lobster, Thirsk
Part of the lovely Crab Manor Hotel, the Crab & Lobster will host festive lunches from 29th November to 31st December, with turkey dinners, Wensleydale and cheddar souffle, plum pudding and so much more to scoff during the season.
The dessert menu, in particular, is quite the show stopper, with puds such as Bailey’s chocolate orange creme brulee, pear and almond frangipane tart and sticky date, aple and ginger pudding.
In addition to the general festive menu, the venue will also be hosting a lovely Christmas day lunch, too. Crab & Lobster, Dishforth Road, Asenby, York, YO7 3QL.
9. Swinton Estate, Masham
The acclaimed Swinton Estate will host two family Christmas lunches this Christmas, one taking place on 12th December, and the other closer to the big day on the 19th.
Taking place by the log fire, guests will be able to warm up with a traditional Christmas dinner, with magicians and a festive quiz providing the entertainment. Swinton Estate, 10 Swinton Rd, Swinton, Ripon, HG4 4JH.
10. Dakota Leeds
The stunning Dakota hotel will host a beautiful festive menu this Christmas, launching on the 15th November. Enjoy two or three courses, with roast turkey dinner, slow cooked ox cheek, panna cotta and, of course, Christmas pudding on offer.
For those who need hospitality on Christmas day, guests can tuck into a three-course lunch for just £95pp, with all the classics on the menu to enjoy for the special day. Dakota, 8 Russell St, Leeds, LS1 5RN.
11. Hotel Du Vin, York
The popular Hotel Du Vin is making the festive season easier than ever this year, not only offering Christmas packages for stays, but fantastic festive Sunday lunches, private dining, and even a Christmas day lunch.
Expect the usual festive crowdpleasers, alongside alternative dishes such as beef wellington, baked monkfish, butternut squash strudel, and plenty of festive desserts, too.
12. The View, The Coniston Hotel
Taking place at The Coniston Hotel’s beautiful The View restaurant – which boasts beautiful views of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales – the hotel’s festive dining menu will be available from the 1st-23rd December, with tons of delicious, beautifully presented dishes on offer.
Think turkey parcels with all the stuffings and delectable puds such as the chocolate torte, with tons of fan favourites on offer. The Coniston Hotel, Coniston Cold, Skipton, BD23 4EA.
Christmas Day Dinner
- Hazlewood Castle, Hazlewood
- Chevin Country Park, Otley
- The Saddle Room, Leyburn
- The Deer Park, Leeds
- Malmaison, York
- The Old Bridge, Holmfirth
- Hotel Indigo, York
- The Florentine, Sheffield
- Browns Brasserie, Leeds & Sheffield
- EightyEight, Grantley Hall
- Rudding Park, Harrogate
- Crab & Lobster, Thirsk
- Hotel du Vin, York
- Dakota, Leeds
- The Traddock, Settle
- The Judge’s Lodgings, York
- The Principal, York
- Black Horse Inn, Kirkby Fleetham
- Holmfirth Vineyard