I’ve never been to a restaurant for Christmas Day, it’s always been something I’ve wanted to try though. I guess it’s not for everyone, as lots of us love the idea of staying at home in our pyjamas with family, eating dinner and playing games, where as others love the thought of getting dressed up to go somewhere fancy for a cooked Christmas lunch and let someone else do all the cooking and washing up!
In this post, I’ve come up with my top picks of places serving Christmas lunch this year in my local area of Maidenhead & Windsor, with prices too. So hopefully, if you’re thinking of dining out this Christmas Day, you’ll find something here that takes your fancy!
1. The Golden Ball – Maidenhead
Situated in the village of Pinkneys Green in Maidenhead, The Golden Ball pub & kitchen aims to create an epic dining experience serving great British food, a fantastic selection of wines, beers, cocktails and real ales. This is the perfect place to enjoy those cosy winter evenings, in front of the fire.
Christmas Day here will cost you £69.95 for an adult. This includes a four course meal. Children are half price, and will receive a present from Father Christmas.
For The Golden Ball website, click here.
2. The Shire Horse
The Shire Horse pub & restaurant is a traditional country pub based near Littlewick Green on the A4 Bath Road, just outside of Maidenhead on the road leading to Reading.
Christmas Lunch here is priced at £62.99 per adult and this is based on a three course meal.
To view the Shire Horse website, click here.
3. Thames Riviera Maidenhead
Located on the scenic banks of the Thames, this hotel and restaurant is the ideal location for links to Legoland Windsor and both Ascot and Windsor Racecourse.
A four course Christmas lunch here is priced at £65 per adult, and £29 for children.
For more details and information, the Thames Riviera website can be found, here.
4. Toby Carvery – Maidenhead
Located on the Braywick Road in Maidenhead, you can experience a real Carvery at the home of the roasts.
Christmas Day lunch here will cost you £54.99 for a three course meal, per adult. Separate menu’s for children are available. Please note, the Maidenhead branch is almost fully booked, but the Windsor location, may still be able to cater for larger parties.
To view the website, click here.
5. Harvester – Windsor
With two locations in Windsor, Christmas Lunch at the Harvester is priced at £44.99 based on a four course meal, per adult. Separate menu’s for children are available.
To view the website & browse the menu’s, click here.
6. The Kings Arms – Cookham
A personal favourite of mine, as it’s where we had our engagement party a couple of years ago. The Kings Arms pub is centrally located in the heart of the picturesque town of Cookham.
Christmas Day Lunch here for four courses, will cost you £75.95 per adult.
To view the menu & website, click here.
7. The Belgian Arms – Maidenhead
This 200 year old pub is situated in the pretty village of Holyport in Maidenhead, set back from the green and overlooking the beautiful pond. With a warm and relaxed atmosphere, The Belgian Arms is the ideal spot for meeting up with family and friends.
The most priciest of the ones I’ve listed, Christmas Lunch here will set you back £90 per person, which is inclusive of a 7 course menu, per adult. Having tried the food here myself, I can say it truly is amazing, however, I’m not sure id want to spend £90 ahead for a Christmas lunch. What do you reckon?
To view the menu, click here.
So that’s my top picks of where to go this Christmas within my local area. I’d love to know from anyone who does infact dine at one of the offerings I have listed above, and how you found it & if it was good value for money in your opinion! Sending you all lots of Christmas wishes ✨