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Take the Hard Work Out of Christmas Day Dinner with These Festive Takeaways

· Katie Wells · Christmas

Enjoy a homemade Christmas dinner with none of the hassle.

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All the tastiness of a homemade Christmas Day dinner, but with none of the hard work – what’s not to love?

An indulgent Christmas Day dinner, expertly prepared and delivered to your door? It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. These Leeds restaurants, chefs and catering services are doing all the hard work for you with hand-prepared Christmas dinners to takeaway. That’s right – you don’t even need to leave the house to get a spectacular turkey roast! So what are you waiting for? Get your orders in pronto!


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Malmaison. This year, Malmaison is bringing all the luxury of their Christmas Day dinner to your home. Their Christmas Celebrations Box costs £149 and serves six. That’s right – it’s a full family feast! There are four delicious courses to look forward to, including a turkey balloutine filled with rich stuffing and wrapped in Serrano ham, all served with oodles of sides and gravy. All you need to do is collect it and heat it up. Order online.

The Owl. Classic British fare with a twist is what The Owl do best and this Christmas they’ve whipped up 7-courses to deliver to your door. You’ll get to try expert culinary creations like wild boar jam blinis and treacle cured duck liver parfait. But it’s that salt-aged bronzed turkey that takes centre stage, served with beef fat roasties and berry compote. Finish with blood orange cake and cheese, all for £120 for two people. Order online.

Chef Zak. Why not let local lad Chef Zak do the cooking on Christmas Day? He’s created a menu of festive favourites. There’s confit duck pastries, succulent slow-roasted turkey and brandy-soaked Christmas puds, to name but a few of the delights that await. Each dish is priced individually, with mains from £9. Tempted? Order collections or deliveries by calling 07717 641413 or messaging on Facebook.

Heaney and Mill Christmas Day Dinner

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Heaney & Mill. You can still indulge in a festive feast from Heaney & Mill on Christmas Day, freshly prepared by their chefs for you to re-heat at home. You’ll be treated to canapés and starters like pumpkin veloute, before tucking into a Yorkshire turkey roulade with all the trimmings. There’s desserts and truffles to squeeze in too. It’s £45 per person with free delivery. Order online.

CUX Culinary Company. Throughout December, CUX will bring their Christmas Party menu to your door. It’s £55 per person and you’ll get everything you need for the occasion, including a champagne canapé reception. There are starters like heirloom carrot veloute and ham hock terrine to enjoy before a traditional roast for mains. Delectable puddings with Leeds-made Lauden chocolates top it off. Order online.

The Britannia. Want a proper pub roast on Christmas Day? This Pudsey local is serving festive fare for £30 per person, to be delivered or collected on Christmas Eve and re-heated at home. Start with a prawn cocktail or winter veg soup, then get ready to feast on a turkey roast with all your favourite trimmings. Make sure to leave room for one of their rich, indulgent puds! Order by calling 0113 219 0305 and view menus online.

By Molly Christmas Dinner Takeaway

byMölly. Leeds chef Molly Payne is whipping up extra-special Christmas dinners to enjoy at home. Look forward to the likes of French onion soup and salmon gravlax to start, before the main event of a turkey, beef or lamb roast, with a mushroom wellington for veggies. And for dessert? Christmas pud, of course! The feast is £45 per person and is delivered on Christmas Eve, so all you need to do is heat it up. Order online.

The Queen o’ t’owd Thatch. The folk here are taking the hard work out of Christmas Day dinner. They’ll order your pick of meat from Sykes House Farm, prepare your veg, wrap your pigs in blankets and more. All you need to do is roast it to golden perfection. You can even add cheese and wine. Prices start from £20 per person and you can collect from the pub. Order by calling 01977 685096 and view more info online.

Salvo’s. An oven-ready Christmas Day dinner with a delectable Italian twist? Yes please! Salvo’s is serving a homemade three-course meal for you to collect. You’ll get an antipasto platter to start, followed by traditional Italian roast porchetta, stuffed with sausage, smothered in red wine gravy and served with all the trimmings. There’s a choice of profiteroles, tiramisu or sticky toffee pud to top it all off. It costs £37 per adult. Order online.

F4D Catering Company Christmas Dinner at Home

F4D Events. You can get Christmas Day dinner fully prepared, delivered and ready to heat and eat from F4D. It’s a three-course affair, with a luxurious salmon, king prawn and lobster terrine to start. Herb-buttered turkey breast follows, served with no less than nine sides, then it’s onto the Christmas pud. But the indulgence doesn’t stop there – a deli platter for supper is included, all for £45 per person. Order online.

The Hungry Bear. Homemade butternut squash soup, succulent turkey breast, dark chocolate and Kahula tart – The Hungry Bear’s Christmas Day menu is simply delicious and the best part? You can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home. Their Christmas in a Box contains the full feast for £45 per person and you can pick it up from the pub on the 24th to heat at home. They’ll even throw in festive crackers. Order online.

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