Heading out with friends or family this Christmas who all have varying dietary needs? There’s no need to get stressed wondering how everyone can be catered for. We’ve taken a look at nationwide and London-based chains to find out who has festive menus thats really do cater for all. Now all you have to do is set the date…
Zizzi: for a festive menu which caters for all
Choose from festive tagliatelle, beetballs (vegan meatballs) baked in pomodora sauce or some seriously tasty vegan bruschetta; Zizzi’s festive menus not only cater for most dietary needs (gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian) but there’s even vegan-friendly wine.
The Real Greek: for when you need to cater for coeliacs
If you’re fancying Mediterranean food for your Christmas lunch, then The Real Greek is a reliable option. Their festive menu is ideal for catering to coeliacs including a number of mouthwatering options – Greek style lamb cutlets with green beans and chatenay carrots and a spicy jackfruit vegan Christmas stew to name a few.
Wahaca: for a Mexican-inspired Christmas
For meat-free options that aren’t limited to nut roasts, look no further than Wahaca’s Christmas menu. Their crown prince squash makes a fabulous veggie main which differs from the norm – plus, in our opinion, it’s the prettiest dish on the menu, too.
Bill’s: for a pretty setting with reliable food options for all
Avoiding nuts, gluten, meat or dairy is no problem with popular rustic chain Bill’s this Christmas. Their highly detailed festive menu caters for plenty and their sumptuous surroundings make for a great party venue.
Dishoom: for the veggie friends willing to share
Veggie or not, you won’t be disappointed with Dishoom’s first-class Christmas offering. From okra fries to jackfruit biryani, their veggie feast will be a hit amongst everyone and is perfect if you’ve got a big table of party-goers looking to share.
Pho: for a non-traditional option
Vegans will be delighted to hear that popular Vietnamese street food chain Pho have introduced a vegan Christmas menu for the first time this year. It’s available in six of their London restaurants plus Brighton, Cambridge, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and Reading – making it an ideal restaurant to have up your sleeve when you’re put on the spot.
Comptoir Libanais: for a Middle Eastern Christmas feast
If traditional turkey and trimmings aren’t what you’re after this year then head to one of the many Comptoir Libanais restaurants for a Lebanese feast. Vegans can indulge in aubergine shakshuka and a beetroot labnè that’s rich and creamy, while dessert fans can fall in love with their gluten-free dark chocolate and red rose berries cake.
Tramshed: for large group dinners with a few tweaks on the menu
Catering for about just any requirement, London-based Tramshed’s festive menu is sure to provide a feast for all. Veggie and vegan lovers will be thrilled to tuck into a butternut squash curry with spiced parsnip crisps and truffled Jerusalem artichokes. Meat eaters need not feel left out however as they can still choose from a selection of roasted meats with delicious sides and sauces.
Daisy Green Collection: for Christmas classics with an Aussie twist
Enjoy classic and fresh Aussie flavours at any Daisy Green Collection venue across London this Christmas. With a festive menu that caters to all and a vegan chocolate pudding that ticks all the right boxes, you’ll be more than satisfied with the spread.
Rosa’s Thai: for when you’re after a true Christmas banquet
If you want to escape the cold but hopping on a plane to Thailand is out of the question, then head to your nearest Rosa’s Thai Cafe and indulge in a fiery festive feast. Offering their veggie-packed set menu this Christmas, it includes a fragrant butternut cashew stir-fry and crispy tempura vegetables served with a sweet-chilli sauce.