With the news confirmed that Leicestershire will be spending Christmas Day in tier 3, many people (us included) may have had their Christmas dinner plans cancelled.

No longer able to head out to your favourite restaurant to eat, we’ve rounded the next best thing with those restaurants offering takeaway meal box options for the big day. With everything fully prepared for you it will take the hassle out of Christmas Day and save you a trip to the supermarket.

Time is running out to order, so please check final order dates below.

Black Iron

Black Iron at Winstanley House has a fantastic 2 course meal box available to pre-order. Containing 21 day aged sirloin of beef, bacon wrapped turkey breast, truffled cauliflower cheese, stout yorkshire puddings, pigs in blankets and more, plus yule log and a bottle of Zapa Malbec, it’s the next best thing to going out! All items will be fully prepared with heating instructions and you can collect your box in the days leading up to Christmas. The box is priced at £100 for 4 people and £60 for 2 people. Visit the website for full menu and information. Orders must be placed by 21 December.

The Cradock

We love a Sunday lunch at The Cradock, so have no doubt that their Christmas Day offering will be top notch. Choose between 2 and 4 courses with a choice of starters, mains and desserts per person. Plus you can add on the extra cheese course if you really want to indugle. Baked camembert, prawn & lobster cocktail, roast turkey, herb-crusted parmesan lamb rack, Christmas pudding and more… the menu is fab. All orders over £25 also include a bottle of wine. Full menu is available on The Cradock’s Facebook page and orders must be in by 20 December.

The Geese & Fountain

Over in Croxton Kerrial you can get yourself a fantastic Christmas Day option from The Geese & Fountain. Options include pate and stuffed mushroom starters, roast breast of goose or turkey, beef wellington, chocolate tart, Christmas pudding and much more. Collect the box on Christmas eve or opt for local delivery. Orders must be in by Saturday 19 December. Visit the Facebook page for full information.

The Griffin Inn

griffin inn christmas

The Sunday roast deliveries from The Griffin have been a big hit so you can be sure the Christmas day meal will be just as good. Fully prepared and delivered on Christmas eve in foil trays ready to cook, you can choose from 3 starters and 3 desserts, whilst the mains are a traditional Christmas dinner with plenty to share for the group. The delivery area goes from Loughborough to Glenfield, or if you’re not within it you can opt to collect too. There are limited spots left available so be sure to book asap. View the full menu and book via The Griffin website.