‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry01.12.2018
As the festive season really starts to heat up, London’s restaurants pull out all the stops to ensure December is what it should be for: eating, drinking and being merry with friends and family. And Villiers Street is no exception.
We’ve compiled a list of our favourite festive food must-haves on the street this season (…tried and tested of course!):
Pret’s Christmas Sandwiches
Pret’s infamous festive sandwiches are back with a veggie and new vegan option available. The classic festive sandwich contains turkey breast on malted bread with a dollop of slightly tart cranberry & port sauce. It’s served with Pret’s crumbly stuffing made with minced pork, streaky bacon and apricots and topped with crispy onions and fresh baby spinach. Plus, did you know 50p from each festive sandwich goes to the Pret Foundation Trust?
Herman Ze German’s Bratwurst
No-one does Christmas better than the Germans – markets, mulled wine, Christmas trees, gingerbread – and of course the sizzling sausage. Herman Ze German’s classic Bratwurst (a favourite all year-round of course) but even mores at this time of the year. Make sure you add extra sauerkraut or currysauce for trad German style.
Kingdom of Sweets Boozy Chocolates
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a non-stop sugar rush. Kingdom of Sweets is the place to go for every type of sweet and chocolate you can dream of, but we want to draw your attention to the boozy chocolates on offer. Jack Daniel’s has finely combined their Tennessee Whisky, a honey liqueur and Swiss milk chocolate…and then filled it with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey™ (as if that wasn’t enough).
Simit Sarayi’s Apple Cinnamon Puff Pastry
Narrowing down our favourite Simit Sarayi baked good from their latest launches was a difficult choice! Pastries with cinnamon and apple are quintessential festive flavours, and simply delicious. But don’t take our word for it.
Ippudo’s Base Tonkotsu
Ok, so Japanese food doesn’t necessarily scream Christmas, but as the days get colder nothing beats a winter warming broth. Ippudo’s original homemade thin noodles topped with shredded pork belly chashu, spring onions and sesame in their original creamy tonkotsu pork broth is the perfect soul-warming dish.
Holidays are time for sharing and Villiers Street’s Mexican restaurant, Lupita, know how to bring people together to enjoy authentic dishes…everything except your churros that it! Served with a choice of Mexican chocolate or cajeta, invite your friends to get their own.
L’ulivo’s Stinco D’agnello (lamb shank to those not in the know)
L’ulivo’s festive menu spoils you with authentic Italian flavours from their classic starters through to gorgeous desserts. The roasted lamb shank in a red wine sauce and honey jus served with creamy mashed potato is a stand-out dish this winter. Nothing beats a roast.
Festive Food Tastings
This December to celebrate the launch of the Villiers Street new brand and festive season, we have teamed up with a selection of the restaurants to offer free festive samplings at lunchtime. More details to be announced.