Best Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner in Edinburgh 2018 - Menus & Restaurants

Andy Williams told us “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, but I’ll bet he didn’t have to do the washing up. How about leaving the dirty work to somebody else this Christmas, and enjoying your festive feast in one of Edinburgh’s favourite eateries. I’ve done the digging to find out who’s opening their doors on Christmas Day, so here are my top picks for this year:

Best on a budget: The Granary, £49.95 for three courses

Let’s get the ball rolling with a Leith favourite. The Granary is serving up a delicious three course meal with all of the usual favourites, and a few luxury alternatives like a mushroom & artichoke strudel. The best bit? There’s a dessert course and a cheeseboard, so no last minute panics over sweet or savoury.

One to warm the cockles: The Sheep Heid Inn, £62.95 for four courses

Dating back to 1360, and with its very own skittles alley, The Sheep Heid Inn is an Edinburgh institution, and you’ll struggle to find anywhere cosier for a friendly, traditional Christmas. On offer this year is a scrumptious four course meal, featuring plenty of fresh, British ingredients and all the trimmings. 

Go the whole hog: Miller & Carter, £68.95 for five courses

30 day aged prime steak & sea food duo, oh my! No need to play menu-roulette this Christmas, as Miller & Carter are wheeling out dining medleys & duos in their festive family extravaganza. There’s also a young person 4 course menu for £34.95 which isn’t like your normal kids menu as it includes the option of hand carved roast turkey, seabass or a roasted fennel, quinoa & piquilo peppers fritter.

Miller & Carter Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner

Something a little different: Chop Chop, £21.95 for a banquet

Chinese gourmet, no MSG. Chop Chop landed in Edinburgh in 2006 and is a firm favourite amongst those in the know. Specialising in authentic banquets and delectable dumplings, this is a great option for those wanting to mark the occasion with something a little less tinselly.

And one for luck: Browns, £74.95 for five courses

A national brand, central location and more sprouts than you can shake a stick at – what else could you possibly need? Celebrate with your loved ones at Browns and enjoy their menu with various traditional culinary delights such as a Roast Breast of turkey with chestnut & cranberry stuffing or a Roast Loin of Venison.

Now that you know where you'll be over-indulging, it's time to book your holiday accommodation with Reserve Apartments. Just don't forget to tell Father Christmas your new address, or he won't be able to deliver your presents!