Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at Caractère

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, until you are faced with the annual dilemma of where best to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  However, with Caractère having opened in October this year, the dilemma is over as Emily Roux and Diego Ferrari will be serving lunch on December 24th and will be open for a glorious New Year’s Eve celebration.

Christmas Eve Lunch December 24th

‘Twas the lunch before Christmas… A five-course lunch to be precise, including a glass of Ferrari Riserva Perle Bianco 2008 upon arrival and Petits Fours.

Guests will enjoy festively luxurious dishes such as Roasted Scottish langoustine, slow cooked root vegetables, citrus and Chardonnay sauce followed by a Wild duck tourte, roasted chestnuts, salsify and game jus and Caramelised apple tart, cinnamon and mascarpone ice cream to end.

The Christmas Lunch Menu will cost £99.99 per person or £170 to enjoy the meal with matched wines.

To see the full menu, click here

New Year’s Eve

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a seven-course spectacular.  Guests will be ringing in 2019 after a feast of Seared diver scallop, smoked cauliflower, seaweed cauliflower, seaweed condiment, beurre blanc and Caviar. Luxuriate accordingly with Poached lobster, baked kabocha pumpkin, chestnuts and winter truffle, homardine sauce.  When the clock’s about to strike midnight, you’ll be served Tarte au sucre served with a glass of Ferrrari Riserva Perle Bianco 2008 to celebrate the new year.

The New Year’s Eve menu will cost £145 per person or £225 to enjoy the meal with matched wines.

To see the full menu, click here

Inquisitive approach pays off with of the moment dishes” – Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

“Serious cooking, serious service, in a room without pretence. Not so much mini-Gavroche as major Caractère.” – Tom Parker-Bowles, Mail on Sunday

“Roast turbot with smoked cauliflower is an easy contender for the best dish in its postcode” – David Ellis, ES Go London

“The service is excellent: friendly and well oiled. The whole evening is fun and flexible thanks to its pick ’n’ mix attitude. It’s a modern French approach with a touch of Italian that’s reinventing the family wheel, if you will. But this time with a female Roux. Bravo.” – Emma Henderson, Independent

To book your table, visit:

Instagram – @caractererestaurant

Caractère, 209 Westbourne Park Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1EA

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Saturday

Lunch 12.00-14.00pm

Dinner 18.15-21.45pm