Festive Dining & Drinking

Whether booking a Christmas party with your colleagues or looking to take the family out for a festive treat, Watford offers a fantastic range of restaurants, pubs & bars with special Christmas offers for you to enjoy!

Check out Watford town centre’s festive venues as part of our Winter in Watford Guide:

Barrio Bar 107-115 The Parade WD17 1DU

0207 749 3940

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It’s always Crackers & Maracas at Christmas with Barrio, so get your Cha Cha Cha on down to Watford Barrio. Our epic live entertainment packages, tasty food options and drinks options for 2022 are here!

For Christmas bookings, corporate & private hires, please email us on events@barriobars.com. Ready to book now? You know what to do!

BloomsYard Upper mall, Atria Watford

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Their Christmas teas are in!

They’ve got Gingerbread Chai and Mulled Cider Teas ready for you to try today.

In store now they also have delicious (and huge!) Cinnamon Buns and Popcorn Advent Calendars.

Caffe Nero 100a – 102 High Street, WD17 2BW

01923 256811

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Who doesn’t love a good Coffee shop festive menu?!

Caffe Nero have plenty for you to try, including turkey feast focaccia, pigs under blankets tostati melt, vegan festive feast panini, and black forest mocha!

Canvas 83 The Parade, WD17 1LN

07437 110624

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Canvas have plenty of festive nights out for you to enjoy and have a party! They have a number of great DJs throughout November & December, including their big Soul Christmas Party on 10th December. You can get your tickets now at https://fatso.ma/WIJR

Cassio Lounge 57 - 58 High Street, WD17 2DJ

01923 229530

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Cassio Lounge are now taking bookings for Christmas parties between 24th November and 24th December. Book for 8 or more people and you can feast on winter favourites such as west country cheddar & leek pie or sticky toffee brandy pudding!

Costa Coffee 132 High Street

01923 235299

Lower Mall, Atria Watford

01923 225415

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Their festive drinks are in store – so it’s officially “the most wonderful time of the year”! From classics like Terry’s Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate to the new Toblerone Latte or Hot Chocolate, there’s plenty of flavours to get you all Christmassy.

Cote Brasserie 53 – 55 High Street, WD17 2DJ

01923 936628

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For a thoughtfully curated three course festive menu, brimming with luxurious ingredients and seasonal flavour, join Côte for a festive celebration to remember.

Whether you are hosting small get-togethers or larger group parties join them between 30th November – 24th December 2022 for a decidedly decadent three course Christmas menu.

Five Guys 58 High Street, WD17 2BS

01923 804175

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The Five Guys Christmas Milkshake this year is a ‘Pigs in Blankets’ Milkshake! Pigs in Blankets are the best part of any Christmas Dinner, so they are using them to put a festive twist on their bacon milkshake. The milkshake is made by crumbling 3 strips of their bacon into a milkshake.

Also look out for their Five Guys gift card which acts as a wonderful gift for the big Five Guys fan in your family or friendship circle!

Greggs 5 The Parade, WD17 1LQ 114C High Street, WD17 2BJ

01923 936628

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The weather is getting colder, and the days are getting shorter, so to keep you warm and cheery their festive hot drinks are available in all Greggs shops now!

Their selection of seasonal sips could warm even the Grinch’s heart including mint mocha, salted caramel latte, and mint hot chocolate.

Il Pellegrino 45 The Parade, WD17 1LJ

01923 962884

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Enjoy two courses for £28 or three courses for £35 with a glass of prosecco included! Enjoy delicious Italian favourites including Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, Tagliata di Cervo, and Tiramisu della Casa in their stunning venue, making a perfect setting for the winter months.

Jury’s Inn Clarendon Road, WD17 1JA

01923 422800

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Looking for the best UK hotels for Christmas celebrations? Jurys Inn offer the perfect venues for a festive party, a quiet Christmas as a couple, or a well-earned mini-break. That’s why, if you book a Christmas hotel break with them, they’ll make sure you have an unforgettable stay at this special time of year.

Christmas parties to remember are also available at Jurys Inn Watford, just follow the link to view their 2022 Christmas brochure!

KFC 52A High Street, WD17 2BS

0345 753 2532

Feast your eyes

‘Tis the season to let it flow, let it flow, let it flow. That’s right gravy fans, your local KFC this Christmas is all about that good stuff. Tasty, drippy, messy, delicious gravy. Let it flow with an early stock-ing filler.

Choose from either the Gravy Double Bucket with Mini Fillets or Hot Wings or the Gravy Triple Bucket and then cover in all the gravy, baby, now streaming at a KFC restaurant near you or on delivery.

L’Artista 60-62 High Street, WD17 1AH

01923 210055

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The wonderful local Italian restaurant is treating Watford to a festive feast! Their Christmas menu has two menus depending on how you’re feeling at the time, with three course menus priced at £21.90 and £35.50.

Both options provide complimentary bruschetta classica and an array of choices from their hearty Italian menu!

Las Iguanas 61-63 High Street, WD17 2DJ

01923 888256

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With all your Latin favourites, a few festive classics & happy hour all day every day, Las Iguanas is the perfect place for your celebration!

Their Christmas menu is available from November 14th – January 10th. Bottomless Brunch is also available to book every day excluding Christmas Day.

McDonald’s 126-130 High Street, WD17 2BJ

01923 228 734

Feast your eyes

A fan favourite, the Celebrations McFlurry is returning for 2022. It features soft dairy ice cream, swirled with (only the best) Maltesers clusters, Galaxy chocolate drops, Caramel pieces, Mars Nuggets and Twix biscuits, topped with a milk chocolate sauce.

And it wouldn't be Christmas without McDonald's Festive Pie. This bad boy is a classic hot crispy pie filled with mincemeat and custard.

Nando’s The Parade, WD17 1AZ 136a High Street, WD17 2EN

01923 831702

Feast your eyes

This winter, Nando’s is offering Macho Sprouts, a twist on their Macho Peas. The sprouts will be served shredded with mint, parsley and chilli. It has also announced a new seasonal spice, the sweet and citrusy Maple and Orange.

Making a comeback is the fan favourite Peri-Peri Chicken Gravy, which comes “packed with PERi-PERi and chicken-y goodness.”

Ocean Bells 133 High Street, WD17 2ER

07988 310118

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Warm yourself up with delicious hot drinks from a highly rated local coffee shop – their menu includes a peanut butter hot chocolate or mocha, Nutella latte, or a pumpkin spiced latte.

They also have a brand new brunch menu including halloumi flatbread, falafel salad, avocado on toast and a brie & bacon toasted sandwich!

Opuz Kitchen 7 King Street, WD18 0BW

01923 227978

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When you visit Opuz Kitchen in Watford you’ll find a contemporary Turkish restaurant pushing traditional boundaries in new and amazing directions.

Their festive orange & Santa menus include Mediterranean favourites such as halloumi, humus, lamb shish and vegetable mousakka.

Pepe Rosso 146 High Street, WD17 2EN

01923 241414

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Pepe Rosso have a festive treat for you with their two course meal for as little as £18.95. Choose from your favourites including pollo alla cream, chilli chicken, grilled halloumi and garlic bread with mozzarella!

Pizza Express 137 High Street, WD17 2ER

01923 213991

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Oh come, all ye hungry! This season, PizzaExpress are setting the table for a festive feast with extra flavour. Indulgence is on the menu, from truffle loaded Dough Balls to dazzling Christmas cocktails. Whatever your festive mood, theye've got the food.

Dine on the Christmas menu from 15th November. Book for Christmas at PizzaExpress today!

Popworld 66-68 The Parade, WD17 1AH

01923 244307

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Expect Mariah, Michael and all your festive favourites!

Get ready for some serious festive fun with their fabulous festive packages. They'll have them ready, sparkling on ice, for your arrival leaving you to enjoy and dance the night away.

PRYZM 127 The Parade, WD17 1NA

01923 239848

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This is your chance to let your hair down, overindulge in Christmas festivities and be merry. To welcome in the new year with bundles of joy and holiday cheer!

We know that organising your office party might be the last thing you need right now. But, at PRYZM, their dedicated party planners will take all the stress off your hands so that you can put your feet up and relax.

Slug & Lettuce 66-68 The Parade, WD17 1AH

01923 244307

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Let's face it Christmas 2021 wasn't quite the show stopping event that we're used to... (due to last minute COVID restrictions), so Slug & Lettuce are pulling out all of the stops to make sure Christmas 2022 is beyond amazing!

Expect magical cocktails, pretty lights, your fave festive tunes and more.

Starbucks Unit 12-12a Atria Watford Lower Mall, WD17 2TB 2-4 The Parade, WD17 1AA

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Christmas goodies are already on shelves and seasonal drinks are out in full force! Starbucks have introduced their festive flavours including the brand-new toffee nut cream cold brew and their new praline cookie hot chocolate.

TGI Fridays 45 - 47 High Street, WD17 2DJ

0344 264 3574

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Unwrap yourself from all your obligations and join TGI Fridays at the bar for one of their festive cocktails - let the good cheer roll!

Whether it's a work party, get together with friends, or a family gathering; celebrate the festivities at Fridays with their delicious Christmas menu that has something everyone will love, with three courses from £28.95.

The Beech House 49-51 High Street, WD17 2DJ

01923 920660

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Tuck into some festive favourites on their A La Carte menu from 23rd November. Brie & Bacon Burger, Free-Range English Rose Turkey and Panettone Bread & Butter Pudding, they’ve got a festive favourite for everyone.

Dine with them on or before 7th December from their 3 course Festive Menu and they’ll treat you to a bottle of wine per table of four, on the house!

The Florist 65-67 High Street, WD17 2DJ

01923 901311

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Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with The Florist and indulge in a selection of seasonal showstoppers. Immerse yourself in live music, enjoy festive tipples and dig into delicious menus that bring Christmas cheer.

Keep the party going and request your favourite song to dance the night away with their talented live artists.

The Garden Rooms 2 Market Street, WD18 0PD

01923 517707

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As well as having festive twists on their selection of drinks, The Garden Rooms also have a couple of big Christmas events coming up! Their Christmas Party special is on the 22nd December, and their Christmas Silent Disco is on the 23rd December for you to party away.

The Moon Under Water 44 High Street, WD17 2BS

01923 223559

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Wetherspoons have brought back many of their festive favourites including the brie and bacon burger, chicken and stuffing burger, and a plate of pigs in blankets!

There’s also plenty of Winter vegetables on offer to accompany your delicious festive plate of food, and the newly introduced brie and garlic mushroom pizza!

Tortilla Lower mall, Atria Watford

01923 232715

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Tortilla are bringing a new Christmas Salsa to the table with the courtesy of budding chef Serena Appleby, the winner of their Tortilla challenge featured on BBC Three Hungry For It TV show. Serena, a proud Northerner of Filipino decent, took a cranberry classic & added chipotle for kick & tamarind for tang, to create the ultimate festive salsa.

Wagamama King Street, WD17 2EN

01923 252530

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Joy to the bowl! It’s officially cling-to-a-bowl-of-ramen season, a time for festive giving & friends feasting.

Book your benches at Wagamama Watford & give a gift from the soul this year…because you can’t wrap a ramen.

Walkabout 76 The Parade, WD17 1AW

01923 240688

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Enjoy a three course Christmas meal at Walkabout from just £14.99!

Their menu includes delights such as a breaded turkey burger, beetroot wellington, and a cookie apple pie. Two-course meals are also available from as little as £12.99.