Forget scrabbling for supermarket delivery spots. Here's how to get everything you need for lunch on Christmas Day delivered to your door this year.
Christmas dinner boxes
Jason Atherton has teamed up with Lake District farmers for this Christmas box for six people. Bbefore the main event, there's Little Social pork, foie gras & game terrine while the box includes turkey breast, Heritage Breed beef sirloin and Aynhoe Park honey & juniper ham so more than enough choice. There are also Koffman’s Roast Potatoes, all the side you'll need and it finishes with Christmas pudding, treacle tart AND chocolates.
Price: £300 for four people, £435 for six.
As well as working with a number of chefs and restaurants, butcher HG Walter have their own Christmas box range out. Each one comes with all the trimmings for the main meal, as well as a Christmas veg box and a cheese box complete with crackers and chutney. Options for the main are rolled turkey breast, sirloin and a full-on turkey.
Price: From £60 to £200
The siblings behind London restaurants like Rabbit and Nutbourne have put together The Christmas Essentials Box which features a whole turkey, gammon and chipolatas, game terrine, smoked bacon, smoked trout, winter fruits and vegetables, a wheel of Stilton, plus a Christmas pudding, Brandy Butter sauce and Mince pies.
Last orders:17 December 2020
Punch up your festive offering this year with a box from chef Adam Handling’s Hame delivery service. His Christmas dinner box offers three main options - Stuffed Turkey Crown, beef Wellington or a veggie pumpkin pie, pus trimmings and pudding. It also includes his cheese doughnuts as a great starter.
The largest seasonal box from Manteca not only provides your Christmas Day main of porchetta but loads of goodies to stock up your larder for the holidays including house-made salumi; smoked cod’s roe; chicken liver parfait and date jam; Christmas pudding and amaretti. There are even brioche buns to stuff on Boxing Day with leftover Porchetta trimmings and apple ketchup.
Last orders: 18 December.
If you would much rather be sipping Champagne than slaving over a hot stove, this box from The Ninth is for you - they’re promising lunch from box to table in just 45 minutes. It includes a choice of pre-brined and prepared turkey ballotine; beef fillet in a herb salt crust; or celeriac, potato and truffle pithivier plus trimmings, sauces, desserts and wine pairing options.
Price: £100 for two
Last orders:11 December 2020
If you’re looking for a plant-forward box option for Christmas, then Whitechapel restaurant Townsend has you covered. Their vegetarian Christmas feast includes a root vegetable, Berkswell cheese and truffle bake with all the trimmings, plus a choice of starter (roast fennel and burnt onion salad or goats curd with roasted carrots) and a choice of three desserts. There are also vegan and turkey options too.
Last orders: 15 December.
The home delivery experience from L’Enclume and Aulis is a serious foodie option. The five-course feast includes Rogan’s truffle pudding, followed by a Roast onion broth with pickled onions and Westcombe cheddar, Norfolk Black turkey (or Salt baked celeriac with glazed apple and wild garlic flowers) and a pud to finish. If you end up isolating over Christmas they’ll send this out as a feast for one but are also doing it for larger groups.
Price: From £95 for one
Last orders: Delivery between 18-23 December 2020
Coombeshead’s The Big Box has been devised to keep your whole house going from Christmas Eve right through to Boxing day. It features delights such as a mahoosive Aylesbury, Prune & Mangalitza Pie, a whole duck for the big day itself, glazed ham, breakfast sausages game pate and more.
Last orders: DATE 2020
And don't forget the wine...
This boutique wine shop has put together the perfect wine box for Christmas Day. The box of six bottles includes an organic Méthode Traditionnelle Brut for breakfast, a Portuguese white for the turkey, a great Claret by one of Saint Emilion’s top growers and a Loire valley dessert wine.
Cote at Home have a Festive Dining Box with the main Turkey and all the trimmings for £80 (and you can add on Gravadlax and a yule log)
Boutique events caterer Peapod & Co are delivering boxes to Hampshire, Berkshire, London and Surrey
London deli Melrose & Morgan are sending out turkeys to which you can add a trimmings bundle
Full Monty Events are keeping it local with produce sourced from London, the Cotswolds and Sussex.
The Newt in Somerset has a Christmas lunch hamper with turkey and all the trimmings, including veg from their own estate.
Heritage breed butchers Farmison are sending out everything from a whole boneless turkey to beef and caviar parcels.
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