Christmas day lunch in Glasgow

Before it's too late!

Wael Makki | Date posted - 18 Oct 2018

You know Christmas is near when carols start playing wherever you go, Michael Buble resurfaces and the mood is decidedly jolly. It’s pretty hard to find a restaurant that’s open and taking reservations on Christmas day. Even harder when you decide to organise your Christmas lunch the week before. Lovely Glaswegians, 2018 is the year when everything changes. 2018 is the year when you book your Christmas restaurant 2 months in advance. We’ve selected a few spots for you to go to for Christmas day lunch in Glasgow. This time, you have no excuse!


Nothing like celebrating Christmas the Italian way! Located in the West End, Rossini is an authentic family owned restaurant that serves amazing Italian dishes, cooked from scratch with the freshest ingredients. Yeah pretty cool, but between you and I, the best part is their drinks menu. Coming straight from different regions of Italy, their wines will 100% awaken your taste buds. Book your Christmas day lunch in Glasgow here and start with a duck liver parfait, homemade salmon or honey rust pumpkin. Then order their succulent turkey roulade, lasagna, or arborio risotto. And finish the evening with one of their yummy raspberry cheesecake, traditional tiramisu, or chocolate fondant. Buon Natale!

Rab Ha's

Situated in Glasgow’s Merchant City, this charming eaterie offers a tasty international menu along with some Scottish classics. On their Christmas menu, you’ll find all the traditional festive goodies you’re used to as well as surprising unusual dishes. From turkey and falafel to goats cheese and creme brulee, you’re in for a great Christmas day lunch in Glasgow. These guys can cater for large groups, cosy tables for two as well as functions and party celebrations, so invite your mum, friend, or entire office and have a merry one!


Run by big sis Jacqueline, celebrity chef and contestant on BBC’s Great British Menu, Sisters Kelvingrove is a quaint and cosy restaurant specialised in Scottish food. Situated in the midst of Finnieston, this little gem offers a tasty Christmas lunch menu that’s so good you’ll be disappointed that Christmas only happens once a year (not that it doesn’t already break your heart). It consists of a three courses meal for only £25 per person and it includes savoury dishes like smoked haddock, chicken liver, roasted butternut squash, breaded plaice fillet, and much more. Order one of their four Christmas puddings before opening you’re presents, you’re in for a splendid Christmas lunch. PS: if you want to book your table for Christmas day, call them on 0141 564 1157 or email them at the [email protected]

Dakota Deluxe

If you’re looking for an upmarket restaurant for Christmas day lunch in Glasgow, this one should be high on your list. Located in the Dakota Deluxe hotel, this fine dining spot proposes an amazing four course menu that’s basically heaven. So once Santa’s left, start your lunch with a salmon gravlax, poached sole, or roast duck. Move on to the main dishes and order a fillet of beef rossini, smoked salmon gougeres, champagne risotto or a traditional roast turkey. And enjoy their passion fruit sorbet before treating yourself with one of their yummy desserts like their gingerbread baked alaska, chocolate delice or selection for cheese. Using only fresh produce, their food is carefully prepared, simply cooked, and beautifully presented. PS: to book your table, contact them at [email protected]

Five March

Christmas food is not at everyone’s taste, and if you’re one of those people who don’t especially enjoy turkey, duck confit and butternut squash, we’ve got you covered. Located right next to Kelvingrove park, this charming space offers different kinds of savoury Mediterranean dishes as well as carefully curated drinks and international wines (yes, it’s always about wine). Order their mussels, pork belly, beef brisket, or zucchini salad, and treat yourself with one of their unusual desserts. Have a wonderful Christmas day lunch in Glasgow! PS: to book your table here, call them on 0141 573 1400

La Fiorentina

If great Italian food and fine wine is your vice, then this one should pick your interest. La Fiorentina has been serving amazing Tuscan and Italian specialities to hungry Glaswegians since 1989. This popular spot proposes a three course Christmas menu that’s literally the best thing that will ever happen to you. From pate di fegato and crostino alla crema to tradizionale lasagna and pollo alla saltimbocca, you’ll be sure to have an original Christmas day lunch in Glasgow. These guys bring an Italian flair to their cooking which, married to fresh Scottish seasonal produce results in surprisingly tasty food. Check it out for yourself! PS: to book your table, call them on 0141 420 1585 or email them at [email protected]

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