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Are you looking for a stress-free Christmas without the chaotic cooking, overcooked sprouts and mountain of dishes to wash? Or perhaps you’d like a celebratory festive feast in the run up to the big day. How about a takeaway ready to pop on a plate and impress event the fussiest of eaters at home? Whatever your plans are this Christmas, we might just be able to help.

Restaurants across the North East have been keeping us all fuelled with gorgeous grub throughout the ups and downs of this year, many of them pivoting on their very existence and offering takeaway and delivery services for the very first time! The way we do things may have changed temporarily, but we can still celebrate the spirit of Christmas this year with full stomachs and smiles on our faces, wherever we may be.

Find out where you can get a Christmas Dinner on the big day, the best places for a food filled celebration and more in Newcastle and Gateshead.

Blackfriars at Home

Established in 1239 as a Dominican friary, Blackfriars really is a slice of history and currently stands as the oldest dining room in the UK! Although we can’t physically soak in its rich heritage, you can take a slice of history home with you thanks to Blackfriars at Home. Enjoy a deliciously prepared three-course festive feast, available for delivery or collection. Celebrate Christmas in style with none of the hassle and choose from traditionally British inspired delights such as butter-roast breast of turkey, wild hog and winter truffle sausage rolls, lentil and nut roast and more. Paired with some of the finest wines and takeaway cocktails, this Christmas really will be one to remember for all of the right reasons.

Blackfriars Christmas at Home

Brinkburn Street Brewery delivers this Christmas

Brinkburn Street Brewery based in Ouseburn are delivering on the festive food this Christmas…quite literally! Their Christmas menu is now available to pre-order for pickup and delivery on 23rd and 24th December – you simply re-heat it on Christmas Day! Expect a pre-cooked tasty trio of courses with all the trimmings including meat and vegetarian and vegan options, with an added bonus of not having to sweat it out in the kitchen for hours on end. 

For anyone wanting to get into the Christmas spirit early, then deck the halls and jingle your bells as the festive season has already arrived at Brinkburn Street Brewery! Three-course hot Christmas dinners are available for takeaway and delivery from 4th December – 22nd December including delicious desserts such as chocolate brownies with Chantilly cream and good old Christmas pudding with rum sauce. 

Christmas in a box thanks to Jesmond Dene House

Christmas dinner is the best meal of the year, so make sure it’s a cracker with a luxurious ‘Christmas at Home’ box from Jesmond Dene House. Created by the hotel’s head chef Danny Parker, each box includes a six-course meal made from the finest local ingredients, with indulgent items from caviar and chocolate fudge, to turkey breast ballotine with all the trimmings.

If this restaurant standard festive feast at home has you salivating, then be warned as there are a limited number of boxes available for collection – contact Jesmond Dene House before it’s too late!

Jesmond Dene Christmas at home box

Vegan Christmas with Little Green Social

Vegans may not despair this Christmas, thanks to delicious delights from Little Green Social available to pre-order for collection and delivery. The plant-based restaurant and bar are cooking up a festive storm with mouth-watering nut roasts, red onion, apricot and cranberry stuffing balls, along with their legendary gravy. Packed with yummy flavours, Little Green's roasts are the perfect thing for a plant-powered Christmas! 

Little Green Christmas roasts

In case you're looking for any more reason to eat, drink and be merry this Christmas, Little Green are also offering festive hampers full to the brim with vegan nibbles, drinks and goodies galore! Choose from a standard hamper including treats such as clementine jam, brussel sprout kimchi and cashew spreadable cheese, or indulge yourself with a luxury hamper bursting with goods such as chutneys, red wine, lentil pate and more! All items are either made by the Little Green chefs or sourced from independent and ethical local businesses.

Little Green hamper

Hotel du Vin at Home

Escape the kitchen, join in the celebrations and delve into a ‘festive box’ from Hotel du Vin. Perfect for Christmas Day and New Year celebrations, each box gives you the ultimate taste experience of Hotel du Vin, from the comfort of your own home. There are two boxes available to choose from, each packed with four to five delicious courses that serve six people. The main course is what it’s all about and the Christmas Day box does not disappoint, serving up a traditional turkey main, with a carrot and beetroot tatin as a vegan alternative. The New Year main will also have taste buds tingling as it includes Beef Wellington with all the gorgeous extras, and a vegan alternative can be arranged for plant powered friends.

Get Cosy this Christmas with South Causey Inn

Have a cosy, Causey Christmas at home this year, thanks to South Causey Inn. Do you fancy a professionally prepared three-course lunch without having to cook anything yourself? Then let the brilliant kitchen team at South Causey Inn do all the hard work for you with their Christmas in a box! Choose from boxes serving two to four people and each one comes complete with a restaurant standard three-course feast, Christmas crackers, mini gin bottles and sweet mince pies – everything that you could ask for to make Christmas that extra bit special. The sumptuous boxes will please even the fussiest of eaters with a range of options for the main course, including turkey crown, gammon, roast pork and beef.

The all-inclusive boxes are for collection only and we recommend getting orders in quick as there are a limited number available.

South Causey christmas box

Beamish Hall Hotel Christmas Eve Collection

Beamish Hall Hotel in County Durham have a delicious Christmas Day Lunch prepared and ready for collection on Christmas Eve. Choose from a menu of traditional turkey, juicy sirloin beef or a vegan alternative of Portobello Mushroom, Spinach, Lentil and Asparagus Wellington. 

The three-course feast is fuss free and just needs reheating before you tuck in! 

Order your Christmas Eve collection at Beamish Hall Hotel here

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