It’s one of life’s cruel ironies: Christmas party season insists on girly frocks and killer heels, but the traditional holiday diet – banquets of cheeseballs, chocolate, and booze – is better suited for track pants. Not to be deterred, we're going one step further, sampling some holiday meals that are anything but ordinary. To help you combat your festive-food ennui, we’ve scoured London for the city’s most innovative and experimental meals, and the freshest, most exciting venues.
The hardest thing about putting this feature together? Keeping tabs on London's blink-and-you'll-miss-it gastro scene. And while pop-ups like The Last Supper Club (pictured) and The Pale Blue Door may have closed their festive reservation lists already, we have plenty to keep your taste buds aroused.