Christmas in London
I am going to be in London with my family and I realize lots of stuff closes down on Dec. 24,25,26, so I would like to get some ideas of where one could eat. I imagine that there are the up-scale expensive venues, and I would like to hear about some of those, but also some alternative places one might try that are a little different or just not so up-scale. Also we will be spending some time in Oxford at that time, too, so if you have any interesting suggestions there that would be great as well. Thanks in advance.
The Old Parsonage in Oxford is a great hotel and should have something special during the holidays. I recommend calling them or checking their website -- it's certainly the best spot in Oxford.
The Magdalen Arms in Oxford has gotten good reviews this year. It's run by the people who were at Anchor & Hope in London. I've been meaning to try it one of these days. The cafe at the Ashmoleon is pleasant enough but I thought a bit overpriced. It makes for a nice stop after seeing the renovated museum.
The Lebanese restaurants on the Edgware Road by Marble Arch are all open. I can't recommend a specific one though. Anyone else?
it's worth doing a search as this thread comes up each year. obviously who is open will vary but it will give you some ideas - i tend to eat out on xmas eve and i've written before about previous years..
I thought I found a good deal - Gordon Ramsey at Claridges for 90 quid as the evening standard stated - however when I tried to book its 185 quid more than twice the price - not going to pay that much - so cooking my own lunch - if anyone has a link to a list of places that's doing christmas lunch this year , it'll be really useful.