Where to go for Christmas day lunch in Southampton

It’s granted that the festive season will be a little different this year but one thing remains the same – no one wants to be stuck doing the washing up. 

Perhaps you can’t see your nearest and dearest or maybe you’ve got a smaller crowd than usual, it’s time to put the worry to one side and let the professionals handle Christmas dinner. 

Here are the places in Southampton that still have space for lunch on the big day:

The Jetty, Harbour Hotels

£115 per person 

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Chef Alex Aitken brings his passion and flair for all things fresh, local and seasonal to create an exceptional dining experience at The Jetty this Christmas.

With one sitting between 12pm and 6pm this truly fantastic feast is sure to make your day. 

Menu favourites include Henricks prawn cocktail, scallops classic roast and all the trimmings, Christmas pud, hot chocolate fondant and a platter of local artisan cheeses.

To find out more visit the website. 

The Cowherds, The Common

Three courses for £66.95 per person

The Cowherds have curated an extra-special Christmas day menu this year, with options for your little ones too. 

Catering to all dietary requirements there really is something for everyone, from a roasted shallot tarte tatin, to hand-carved turkey and slow cooked pork belly to apricot crème brûleé or traditional Christmas pudding. 

To see the full menu visit their website

The Chilworth Arms, Chilworth

Four courses for £85.95 per person.

From classic turkey with all the trimmings and flavourful halibut wrapped in prosciutto, to stunning vegan dishes and show stopping desserts, there is something to treat everyone at The Chilworth Arms.

There are additional menus for children and you can upgrade to the extra-special menu for an additional £13.95 each. 

To book visit the website

The Pilgrim Inn, Marchwood

Three courses for £75 per person

Enjoy Christmas day in this quintissentially British thatched pub. 

On arrival you will be greeted with prosecco and selection of canapes. 

Menu highlights include chicken liver parfait, artichoke veloute, roast turkey, guinea fowl as well as traditional Christmas pudding and chocolate mousse. 

For more information visit the website.

The Haywain, Bartley

Three courses for £47.99

Some favourites on the menu include melon medley and champagne sorbet, smoked salmon and prawns, roast turkey and baked vanilla cheesecake.

To see the full menu visit the website.

Where will you be having Christmas lunch this year? Let us know in the comments.

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