Enjoy special Christmas dishes, to ready to cook meals and festive inspired sandwiches
With the Christmas countdown on, Eataly has announced their Christmas product offer, making it the must-visit location for food and drink Christmas gifts, as well as special Christmas dishes across their restaurants, for Londoners across the city to enjoy this festive season. Alongside its range of specially curated Christmas hampers, Eataly will be home to the largest collection of panettoni in the UK with more than 40 varieties available in-store and online, including vegan and gluten free panettoni. With offerings across the store and in each of its four restaurants, highlights include special menus, festively themed cocktails, and ready to cook Christmas meals from the Eataly market counters.
From the beginning of December, limited edition dishes will be available in each of Eataly’s restaurants and counters, such as Christmas Stuffing Pizza at pizza alla pala, Tortellini with Aged Parmigiano Cream, and Polenta with Mushrooms and Robiola Cheese. For those with a sweet tooth, Eataly will present their Panettone dessert trolley, laden with the King of Italian Christmas desserts, which can be adorned with special toppings, available in both Pasta e Pizza and Terra restaurants. A selection of delicious Christmas cocktails will be on offer this year which include the Panettone – a cocktail inspired by the famous Italian Christmas cake; La Befana - inspired by the miracle and magic of La Befana, a good witch who brought sweets and gifts to children; Babbo Natale, a negroni twist inspired by Father Christmas’ red suit, and last but not least the Gianduja – a cocktail inspired by the hazelnut chocolate invented in Turin, home of the first Eataly store. These can be enjoyed on Eataly’s all-year-round terrace, La Terraza which comes with ample heaters and is fully covered, and at the Eataly Central Bar.
Over in the Gran Caffè illy, visitors can enjoy Christmas coffees such as the hazelnut hot chocolate with whipped cream and hazelnut crumble, and panettone by the slice, great for on the go. As well as takeaway Christmas sandwiches such as Confit Turkey Leg with red wine gravy and onion Chutney, or vegan friendly Butternut Squash and Red Wine Radicchio Panino with Chestnut and Pumpkin Seeds, as well as a Smoked Duck Salad With Spicy Gorgonzola, Chestnuts & Mixed Berries Vinaigrette or warming, (and vegan friendly) Butternut Squash Soup With Chestnuts & Crispy Sage, which will be on offer too. At the gelato bar, choose from festive special Marron glacè ice cream to take away or eat in.
For those looking for a fuss-free Christmas dinner, or a helping culinary hand hosting dinner parties, this year Eataly will offer ready to cook Christmas meals, including traditional British options such as turkey and roasted vegetables, as well as traditional Italian Christmas fare such as tortellini in brodo, lasagne and cotechino sausage. Orders can be booked 48 hours in advance and collected from 13th to 24th December. For the Ultimate Italian spread, Eataly also offers the ‘Tagliere Box’, which will feature a selection of Eataly cheeses, cured meats and chutneys, straight from their salumi and formaggi counter. With three options to choose from, prices start at £50. Freshly shucked oysters, the finest truffles to adorn your Christmas creations as well as pasta fresca, will be available from Eataly’s fresh food counters, as well as top quality fruit and veg from sustainably led producers, Natoora.
The perfect gifts for foodie friends and family are sure to be found somewhere at Eataly: with a range of wine packages at Il Vino, which has over 2,000 labels to choose from, and Eataly curated hampers which come in five different selections, including an assortment of festive products. Hampers can be specially made to suit loved ones with their Bespoke Hamper service where customers can choose from 6,000 personalised products online, to be curated and delivered straight to your door. The ideal gift, or perfect to be shared with family and friends to celebrate the big day like an Italian.
And over in La Scuola, get in the Christmas mood with a fun-filled schedule of festive masterclasses and events from cooking classes to wine tastings.
Christmas menus will be available from 1st December. To book a table please visit the Eataly website.
Eataly’s hampers range from £29.90 - £129.90. Wine packages are priced from £60. To purchase please visit the Eataly website, in-store and Amazon from early November.
Eataly Christmas Opening Hours
24th December - Eataly will close at 6.30 pm with the last reservation in the restaurants at 4.30 pm and the last entry to the store at 5.30 pm.
25th December – Closed
26th December – Closed
31st December - Eataly will close at 6.30 pm with the last reservation in the restaurants at 4.30 pm and the last entry to the store at 5.30 pm.
1st January – Closed