Christmas dinner delivered to your door: best food and drink hampers
Everything you need for the festive feast – from the turkey to the cheese board
Christmas Day offers the perfect opportunity to relax and be merry – provided you’re not the one having to prepare the food, cook the meal and then wash up afterwards.
Peeling Brussels sprouts, basting the turkey and putting the pigs in blankets can take a lot of precious time, both on the big day and before. But you can join the rest of your clan and put your feet up by getting your meals and other goodies delivered straight to your door.
Farmison & Co Christmas turkeys and chef-prepared meats
Online butcher Farmison & Co offers chef-prepared items, hampers and a menu of Christmas meats including turkey, beef, goose, lamb, duck and gammon. Farmison also sells Christmas trimmings such as pigs in blankets, sausagemeat stuffing, potatoes and stuffing balls. Chef-prepared items include easy carve turkey galantine with bacon and winter fruits (£100), luxury beef wellington (£120), and butcher-tied sirloin of beef studded with black garlic (£95).
If it’s the traditional dinner you’re after then Farmison’s turkey range includes popular items such as Devon bronze whole turkey (from £88), Devon bronze turkey crown (from £76) and Christmas turkey dinner boxes. All of the Farmison & Co Christmas range is delivered from 19-24 December.
Christmas hampers from Morton’s Family Farm
Morton’s Family Farm in north Norfolk is once again offering a range of luxury hampers and products this festive season. The Christmas Day turkey hampers come in two sizes – the medium (£160) includes a 5kg free-range Norfolk bronze turkey (feeds 8-10) and the large (£200) includes a 6kg free-range Norfolk bronze turkey (feeds 10-12).
The hampers also include the trimmings such as Scottish smoked salmon, pigs in blankets, free-range pork and chestnut stuffing, Stokes Coronation Sauce, poultry turkey gravy, sourdough bread sauce, cranberry sauce, Christmas pudding and brandy butter. All national deliveries will be sent on Tuesday 21 December for delivery on Wednesday 22 December.
The Cinnamon Club’s Christmas Day meal kit
Vivek Singh’s Indian fine dining restaurant, The Cinnamon Club, is spicing up the celebrations with a Christmas Day meal kit available for nationwide delivery. The five-course at-home kit comes complete with canapés, starters, a generous sharing main and dessert, and is available to pre-order now for delivery on 23-24 December.
The main event is a tender lamb rogan josh – a Cinnamon Club classic – Kashmiri-style slow braised shank served with all the trimmings including biryani rice, burhani raita with chilli and garlic, and 24-hour simmered signature black lentils.
Delivered in a temperature-controlled box with easy-to-follow instructions for reheating on the day, the kit is priced at £130 for two people to share (£65 per person). All orders must be placed by 7pm on Friday 17 December.
Drake & Morgan’s Christmas Day in a box
The team at Drake & Morgan have done all the hard work for you this Christmas with a three-course festive feast kit. It kicks off with sourdough bread and butter, Nocellara olives and smoked almonds, followed by Chapel & Swan smoked salmon with soda bread and piccalilli, and duck liver parfait with pear chutney and brioche.
Turkey is the star of the show with a free-range breast served with all the trimmings including: pigs in blankets, pork and apricot stuffing, goose fat roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts with lardons and chestnuts, roasted carrots, parsnips, jus and bread sauce. Finish up with Christmas pud, clotted cream and brandy custard, chocolate brownies, mini mince pies and brandy butter. If you’re upgrading with drinks included, you’ll enjoy two bottles of Prosecco Sylvoz DOC Treviso Le Colture Brut (NV), two bottles of Malbec Bodega Ruca Malen, two bottles of Macon Uchizy and two Espresso Martini cocktails.
Prices start from £120 for two, £225 for four, £180 for two with drinks or £350 for four with drinks. Available for nationwide delivery. Place orders until Sunday 12 December to receive your delivery from 23-24 December. Delivery fee £15 per box ordered.
allplants vegan Christmas roasts
The new festive menu from vegan food service allplants is chef-made, delivered to your door, and ready for you to simply heat, eat and enjoy in just over an hour. Indulge in a Christmas feast with all the trimmings, with main courses of mushroom and “pancetta” filo pie or a cranberry and walnut loaf. Sides include glazed sprouts with “bacon”, maple and thyme roots, and truffle cauliflower cheese. Treats include golden apple crumble pot, sticky banoffee pudding pot, and a chocolate peanut fondant pot.
Made in Oldstead festive food boxes
Tommy Banks, chef and owner of Michelin-starred restaurants The Black Swan and Roots, last year launched Made in Oldstead which offers a range of premium at-home-dining boxes. Items include a four-course Christmas Day beef wellington menu (£190-£810), duck crown menu for four (£340), and a vegetarian celeriac pithivier menu for two (£160).
For those looking for minimal effort but maximum reward this festive season, The Oldstead Ultimate Festive Box (£160) contains everything you need for a Christmas feast, all made by Banks’s team or one of their local suppliers. Treats include cured meats, cold smoked salmon and Tommy’s root vegetable mince pies along with Courtyard Dairy cheeses, date, fig and apple chutney and a rather special eggnog.
Rick Stein’s online fishmongers
Swap out your traditional Christmas dinner by opting for a show-stopping whole dover sole, lobster thermidor, or assemble the perfect seafood platter. Rick Stein’s online fishmongers stocks some of the finest fish, sourced with care.
Each fish comes with fuss-free recipes and “how-to” videos, making cooking fine British fish at home easier than ever. There are fresh fish fillets too – hake, salmon and more – as well as luxury mixed boxes offering plenty of choice for a delicious Christmas Eve or Christmas Day spread.
English Cheesecake Company’s Christmas range
Taking centre stage in the English Cheesecake Company’s festive-themed range will be the Christmas Variety Slice Cheesecake (£55, pictured) which combines seven different flavours and 14 slices. The flavours include a limited edition Terry’s Chocolate Orange, Lotus Biscoff, Salted Caramel Blondie, Honeycomb Golden Nugget, Strawberries & Cream, Zesty Lemon Mascarpone, and Cookie Dough.
Other items in the range include a Terry's Chocolate Orange Cheesecake (£39.50) and The Christmas Chocolate Box (£37.50), which features 12 mini vanilla cheesecakes with three delicious chocolate toppings: Yule Log, Terry’s Chocolate Orange, and Ferrero Rocher.
The cheesecakes are pre-portioned for convenience and arrive frozen, so all you need to do is defrost and dig in.
La Fromagerie’s cheese boards and gift boxes
It’s not a festive feast unless there’s a cheese board to finish the meal. La Fromagerie, which has three outlets in London, has created a range of cheese boards and cheese selection boxes for the festive season, some of which are paired with wine, port and beer.
Options from La Fromagerie’s online shop include The Christmas Board (£75) which has cheeses such as Camembert aux Truffes, Beaufort Chalet d’Alpage, Vacherin du Haut-Doubs, and Colston Bassett Stilton.
‘The Ultimate’ cheese and fine wine box by The Cheese Geek
The Ultimate box has been curated by Edward Hancock, founder of The Cheese Geek, and Alistair Cooper, master of wine. Inside, there are eight award-winning kinds of cheese and eight fine wines, carefully selected to elevate each other. Some of the pairings include a moreish goat’s milk cheese and a herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc and a gooey British camembert paired with a floral energetic red.
Regency indulgence hamper with Bollinger champagne
Go all out this Christmas with a luxury treat from Regency Hampers. Regency’s indulgence hamper with Bollinger champagne is an extravagant collection of spirits and fine wines plus a wide selection of seasonal foods, snacks and confectionery.
To raise your Christmas spirits bottles of Hennessy Fine de Cognac, Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky and Cotswold Gin from The Cotswolds Distillery are included with the Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut Champagne.
The hamper also features wines – a Zonin 1821 Prosecco Doc Spumante sparkling Italian white wine, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Griottes Pouilly Fumé, and Laroche Chablis La Collegiale – two traditional Christmas puddings and a pack of six golden “touch of sparkle” Christmas crackers.
Ibérica’s Christmas hampers
Enjoy a taste of Spain this Christmas with Ibérica. The Spanish restaurant group’s hamper selection are available to order now and have been expertly curated by Michelin-starred executive chef Nacho Manzano.
Options include the Spanish Icons (£60) hamper, the Ibérica deluxe seafood hamper (£150), the Deluxe Delicatessen hamper (£150, pictured) and the Mediterranean Garden vegan hamper (£75). Pre-orders are encouraged.
The River Cafe gift boxes
The River Cafe’s celebratory Christmas boxes are available in a variety of sizes and prices. Items on offer include The Medium Box (£295), The Gift Bag (£125), The International Box (£495) and The Large Box (£600).
Each stunning box includes only the best ingredients such as the Pugliese San Marzano tomatoes the chefs use, extra-virgin olive oil bottled exclusively for The River Cafe, and Dada’s Christmas cake made by the pastry team. Design-focused gifts include bright blue candles, vibrant linen napkins and tea towels made by the Designers Guild exclusively for the restaurant.
Rick Stein Christmas and New Year celebration hamper
As well as the fish options above, Rick Stein’s online Christmas shop also has loads of gifts and provisions for the festive season. The Christmas and New Year hamper is filled with champagne, smoked salmon, chutneys, chocolate and many more festive favourites.
Classic Deli’s Christmas hampers
Classic Deli, from the team at Classic Fine Foods, has launched a new range of premium Christmas hampers, with more than 100 products on offer. Priced from £115 to £380, each festive hamper showcases an expertly curated range of some of the most luxurious goods from around the world, including a variety of wines, cheeses, cured meats, tinned treats, whiskeys and cakes.
Options include the Ultimate Celebration Christmas Hamper (£380, pictured), the Luxury Treat Christmas Hamper (£280), the Traditional Caviar Hamper (£180), and the Premium French Hamper (£160). All hampers are available to order Tuesday to Saturday (£8.50 for weekday delivery and £18.50 for Saturday delivery) nationwide.
Ottolenghi’s Christmas hampers
The Ottolenghi festive range is back this year with exquisite hampers, tableware, one-off bakery items and pantry staples available to order. Ottolenghi’s Christmas hampers will be abundant with baked goods lovingly made in house, by the team who provide for the delis all year round. Highlights will include pecan snowballs; Brunsli stars and Ottolenghi Christmas cake.
The hampers come in three options, ranging from £50 for the Christmas essentials to £280 for the holiday hamper (pictured). Pre-order now for delivery nationwide from 1-22 December.
Odysea’s Greek and Mediterranean fine food hampers
Odysea has launched a collection of hampers, each showcasing a unique selection of Greek and Mediterranean products. From a selection of wines from Greek producers, to a versatile set of molasses and Great Taste Award-winning pantry heroes, the hampers are fantastic gifts for Christmas or to use for the meal on the big day.
The collection includes the Greek Wine Tasting Hamper (£90), Odysea & Rovies Plant A Tree Fund Hamper (£60), Odysea Best of Seasoning Kit Hamper (£44), Odysea Luxury Pantry Hamper (£35), and a Greek Meze Party Hamper (£22).
Signature Brew X The Darkness pub in a box – Bells End edition
East London-based brewery Signature Brew is bringing back its limited-edition Bells End beer this Christmas in collaboration with rock band The Darkness. The warming winter beer takes its name from The Darkness’s hit Christmas single, Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End). Signature Brew’s festive pub in a box includes four cans of Bells End, a mix of the brewery’s award-winning core beers – Roadie All-Night IPA, Studio Lager and Backstage IPA – plus limited-edition glassware, a beer mat, The Darkness art print, snacks, a Spotify playlist and a pub quiz.
Majestic’s Christmas Day in a box 12 mixed wine case
This mixed case from Majestic has everything you need for the big day – from the first glass of fizz, to port for the cheese and dessert wine for the Christmas pudding. Included in the case are three Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2020, two Bouvet Ladubay Brut, one Croft Reserve Tawny Port, three Vinsobres Château de Rouanne 2019, and three LB7 Red Reserva 2018.
Bubbleshop festive champagne case
Bubbleshop by Sandia Chang has launched a festive collection featuring six exciting bottles like George Laval Garennes; Mottes 2011, Olivier Horiot Solera; and Françoise Bedel Entre Ciel et Terre. These six champagnes have been handpicked by Chang and are designed to enjoy at different parts of the festive feast. The Dhondt-Grellet makes for a great aperitif, the Hautes Mottes will go perfectly with roasted meat, and the Tarlant Rosé Zero is ideal as a dessert pairing. Available for nationwide delivery every Friday.
Beer Hawk Christmas crafty crate
This Christmas crate from Beer Hawk features a mix of 12 outstanding craft beers, including some absolute crackers from Brooklyn and Magic Rock. This limited-edition beer selection box was designed for craft beer fanatics and contains four IPAs, four lagers, three pale ales, one stout and a free beer glass.
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