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5 spots for the perfect Christmas Lunch

Put down that roasting tin and step away from the turkey, Muddy is here to save you. Check out our picks for the best spots to have Christmas Day Lunch. And, relax....

Christmas Dinner Feature ImagesIf the thought of stuffing a turkey is leaving you cold and you would much rather be lounging around of the sofa than dashing around in the kitchen come Christmas morning, then why not just outsource the whole thing?

Choosing the perfect spot for your Christmas dinner is a big deal and something not to be taken lightly. So we’ve curated a list of five top spots to pull those crackers and spend the most important meal of the year.

The George, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight – £90 per adult, £45 per child 12 & under

The George Hotel Yarmouth Isle of WightIf you fancy visiting the Island for the festive season, then The George is not only the perfect island spot for your Christmas Lunch, but also for the whole holiday. With its beautiful views over the Solent and cosy atmosphere, you can check in as one of their house guests – complete with a champagne reception and obligatory post-dinner board games for Christmas (starting at £597 per person) – or enjoy their five-course lunch on its own.

The Solent Forts, Portsmouth – £99 per person

No Man's Fort Anne Burgess

Photo: Anne Burgess

For a Christmas Day lunch with a real difference then hop aboard a boat for a fabulous feast in the middle of the Solent. Located on No Man’s Fort, as well as the locally-sourced four-course dinner, complete with all the trimmings, you’ll also be given a full tour of the historic venue and hotel on your visit. Definitely one for those with a sense of adventure.

Master Builders, Bucklers Hard – £85 per person

Bucklers Hard Master BuildersBuckler’s Hard, deep in the New Forest, is a beautiful spot that looks as if it was plucked from a postcard. If that sounds like your kind of place, then make sure to book in for your Christmas meal at the Master Builders. This hotel is smack bang right in the middle of the Instapretty hamlet and offers a four-course meal, which comes complete with options if you don’t fancy the traditional turkey.

Oakley Hall Hotel, Basingstoke – £149.00 per adult, £39.00 per child aged 12 & under

 If you fancy upgrading your surroundings for the big day, then how about a casual Georgian manor loved by Jane Austen? Oakley Hall, located in Basingstoke, is a four-star hotel with grand surroundings and the perfect place to live it up this Christmas. The Christmas dinner menu comes with four-courses and lots of options and can be adapted for all dietary needs.

Wild Carrot @ The Four Seasons, Dogmersfield  – £85 per adult, £40 per child

Wild Carrot Four SeasonsAdd an extra bit of glam to your Crimbo dinner by booking your family into the Four Seasons Hampshire for Christmas Day. At the Wild Carrot restaurant, you can enjoy a four-course meal in the beautifully decorated surroundings, and follow it up with a quick whizz around the hotel’s very own ice-rink.

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