But why bother sweating over a homemade Sunday Lunch when you can get your kicks stress-free? Instead, warm your hands by the fire and fill your stomach with festive goods at these cosy countryside pubs across the capital.

The Roebuck – Hampstead

Christmas Lunch at The Roebuck in Hampstead

This traditional country pub in Hampstead has a heated garden and an open fireplace, a lovely spot to gather friends and family and tuck into a luxurious 3-course spread.  All roasts come with garlic and rosemary potatoes, double-egg Yorkshire puds, seasonal veg and proper gravy, alongside mouth-watering meats.
15 Pond Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 2PN​

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Lost & Co – Battersea
Christmas Lunch at Lost & Co - BatterseaA cool urban dining joint may not be your first port of call for Christmas Lunch but Lost & Co in Battersea do an unmissable ‘Rock ‘n’ Roast, which you can pair with bottomless Bloody Mary’s (and let’s face it, Christmas is about the boozing as much as the food).
339 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4LS​

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The Lamb – Holborn
Christmas Lunch at The Lamb in HolbornThis small Victorian pub will transport you back in time with its old-fashioned, timeless interior. Though the hearty food is anything but Dickensian you’ll definitely be saying ‘Please sir I want some more’. Located between Holborn and Russell Square Station, this historic site has mouth-watering classics like chicken liver parfait and celeriac soup for starters and even a whole roast pheasant for mains. Hard times these are not.
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Holborn, London, WC1N 3LZ 

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The Lighthouse – Battersea
Christmas Lunch at The Lighthouse in Battersea
The perfect Christmas party pitstop, The Lighthouse in Battersea welcome friends, foes and tiny canine pals to join together over a heart-warming Sunday Roast.
441 Battersea Road, London, SW11 4LR​

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The Guinea Grill – Mayfair
Christmas Lunch at The Guinea Grill in MayfairThis stalwart steakhouse has stood the test of time with good reason. A hotspot since opening way back in 1423, the current Head Chef Eugenia Paiva painstakingly sources food from top-tier butchers and they even have their own dry aging room to get you the best meats possible. On Sundays, you can pick from sirloin, loin of pork or nut roast plus all the trimmings.
30 Bruton Place, London, W1J 6NL

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Morpeth Arms – Westminster 
Christmas Lunch at Morpeth Arms in WestminsterA traditional pub along Millbank, Morpeth Arms is tucked inside a Grade II listed building and the history can be felt the moment you walk through the doors. Go for a Mega Morpeth Roast and get a stacked plate of smoked pork loin, Angus beef striploin, a double helping of Yorkies and all that other good stuff. The velvet window seat booths are just calling to be cosied up on.
58 Millbank, Westminster, London, SW1P 4RW

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The Woolpack - Bermondsey
Christmas Lunch at The Woolpack in BermondseyBermondsey’s foremost pub, The Woolpack boasts an incredible selection of beer and wine and even welcomes dogs on the premises so your furry friend can join in on the festivities. Go for a mustard-glazed beef sirloin or the decadent pork belly and rest in the knowledge that all meats are sourced ethically and locally.
98 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UB

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The Riverside – St George Wharf
The Riverside - St. George Wharf
A modern pub with unbeatable views of the Thames, warm up around one of the comfy banquettes and feast on the finest cuts of local meat, seasonal veg and a homemade gravy to rival your mum’s. Their Sunday options are slightly more leftfield too, so why not try a lamb and mint pie or mussels in cider or go traditional with a 28-day aged Angus sirloin steak.
Hamilton House, 5 St George Wharf, London, SW8 2LE

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The Britannia – Kensington
Christmas Lunch at The Britannia in Kensington
Nothing says British like digging into a Sunday Roast at a pub called The Britannia. It’s almost an act of patriotism to feast on their cracking roast and the comfy, traditional pub aesthetic is ideal for rounding up the troops and getting into the tradition. It doesn’t get much more Christmassy than that!
1 Allen Street, Kensington, London, W8 6UX

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