Takeaway Restaurants Open on Christmas Day
As we recently mentioned in last week’s blog post about interesting alternative Christmas Dinners on hungryhouse, the Christmas traditions around the UK are constantly evolving with a new trend emerging: ordering takeaway on Christmas Day.
Maybe you had your Christmas turkey on the 25th, or the kids are out of town, or mum and dad have gone to visit old friends. Either way, if you find yourself not particularly interested in cooking for half the day and spending the other half cleaning up afterwards, you’re not alone. In 2012 we opened the hungryhouse site for the first time on Christmas Day after noticing a large volume of people looking for takeaway delivery on Christmas Day in previous years. Even though all our restaurants were offline, there was plenty of people looking for a tasty pizza or Indian feast to celebrate the festive period.
We therefore opened up the site to business on Christmas Day for the first time last year, and we ended up seeing about 60% of orders we would normally get on an average weekday, which is pretty amazing! This is a pretty good indication that lots of people are looking for online takeaway to get them through Christmas Day.
So are you looking for a delicious Chinese takeaway open on Christmas Day? Or perhaps a good old fashion pizza delivery that’s open on the 25th? Well join the many people out there who want to relax this Christmas (and who don’t find preparing, cooking and cleaning to be that relaxing) and would love nothing more than a tasty takeaway delivered to their door this Christmas, here’s some inspiration! And if you don’t see your city or suburb here, do not fear. This is only a sprinkling of the takeaway restaurants open and delivery tasty food on Christmas Day.
If you’re looking for takeaway delivery, simple enter your postcode at hungryhouse.co.uk and see which restaurants in your area are open. As about 2/3 of our restaurants will be “offline” on Christmas Day, just look for the green button indicating the restaurant is “online”. Christmas Dinner = sorted.
Oriental Express is just one of the tasty Chinese takeaways open on Christmas Day this year. As one of our top takeaways for 2013, we couldn’t recommend them more. Their spring rolls, spicy classic chicken curry and tender chilli shredded beef are some of their most popular dishes, giving them a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. Just don’t tell auntie June you’d give Oriental Express more stars than you rate her dry turkey (sorry auntie June).
8 Cornhill Shopping Arcade, Aberdeen AB16 5UT
What would a takeaway Christmas dinner in Birmingham be without some tasty curry to break up all the Christmas cookies and mince pies? Perhaps some Balti dishes from Raj Spice is what you need, with their ever popular chicken tikka balti cooked on flat steel slab with plenty of aromatics and flavour. Khyber Pass can cook you up their Khyber Special Biryani, their most popular dish on the menu and a winner for everyone around the table.
156 Highfield Road, Hall Green Birmingham B28 0HT
104 Alum Rock Road, West Midlands Birmingham B8 1HU
If you’re spending Christmas in Glasgow and you’re too busy playing with your new toys to prepare a turkey dinner, Oriental Express in Glasgow is up and running on Christmas Day for takeaway. They’ve got some of the tastiest Chinese takeaway dishes, but also specialise in Thai dishes like a beef green curry with coconut milk and traditional herbs as well as the seductively named hot jungle curry with tender chicken, Thai chilli paste and bursting with fresh herbs.
155 Springburn Way, Springburn Glasgow G21 1DT
There are plenty of top takeaways in Leeds that are open on Christmas Day, but two such gems are Sully’s Balti Ranch and Posh Nosh. Sully’s Balti Ranch make a mean garlic margherita or pollo funghi pizza with tender chicken and fresh mushrooms, as well as some spicy curries like a chicken saag murgh for any spice lovers, or a King Prawn Karahi cooking in a cast iron skillet with traditional herbs and spices. Posh Nosh, but where to begin? So much to chose from, but luckily they offer set curry meals to satisfy every curry craving with your choice of curry, naan, chapati, kebab, or onion bhaji.
34A Middleton Park Road, Leeds LS10 3ST
389 Harehills Lane, Leeds LS9 6AP
For some Indian and Bangladeshi specialties, get some Christmas day delivery from Khan’s in Knotty Ash, trust us, you won’t be disappointed. The menu for tandoori dishes alone is impressive but there’s an amazing selection of set meals if you’re ordering a whole feast for the family. And Little Italy Pizza has your pizza delivery covered, with the some of the best pizzas in all of Liverpool. If you’re craving Italian as well as Indian, the tandoori chicken or chicken tikka pizza is an interesting compromise and a fun way to celebrate your cooking-free Christmas Day.
313 East Prescot Road, Knotty Ash Liverpool L14 2DD
55 Breck Road, Anfield Liverpool L4 2QS
In London, it should be obvious that many very good takeaway restaurants are open for delivery on Christmas Day. There’s delicious Chinese takeaway, Indian or one of the top pizza restaurants on the hungryhouse platform. Lee’s Kitchen in Maida Vale can prepare you a feast of Szechuan Duck, with succulent marinated duck full of flavours and spices all served with spring onions, cucumber and the homemade special hoi sin sauce. As far as Christmas dinner goes, that will surely be one of the more memorable ones you’ve ever had!
If you looking for something a bit more low key, The Oregano in Brixton is known far and wide to make some of the most impressive pizzas in all of London, and they’re open for Christmas Day pizza delivery. Try the Fiorentina pizza with mozzarella, tomato sauce, italian smoked bacon piled high, cherry tomatoes, black olives and fresh garlic. Or keep it simple and order the Dewaniam feast from New Dewaniam in Camberwell with your choice of starter, curry with rice, a side and bread all for only £13.50. Each member of your Christmas Day company can choice their own, making for a relaxing meal.
15 Tulse Hill, Brixton London SW2 2TH
338 Harrow Road, Maida Vale London W9 2HP
On a typical day at hungryhouse, we see the largest number of orders being placed for pizza, Indian and Chinese takeaway. However on Christmas Day we see a lot of hungry people searching for kebabs for home delivery. ZamZam’s might be considered the king of kebabs with options like a lamb tikka on your choice of pitta or naan. If you’re feeling extra hungry, attempt the chicken, lamb tikka, mushroom and prawn in a fluffy pita. If you’re after a nice and spicy curry, Kashmir Spice cooks up a speictacular vegetable karahi, prepared on a wok with fresh ginger, garlic, tomatoes, green chillies and coriander, flavoured with traditional herbs and spices.
So are none of the restaurants listed here in your area? Don’t fear, Christmas isn’t ruined just yet. On Christmas day, simply search using your postcode, making sure to see if there are any restaurants in your area that are ‘online’. As many of our restaurants aren’t open today, be sure to check that your chosen takeaway restaurant is online on the 25th.
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