As Christmas is only a few weeks away, many of us are planning smaller celebrations than normal this year.

For those on their own or in smaller groups, these Scottish businesses are offering Christmas dinner deliveries – ideal for a hassle-free meal on the day itself.

From award-winning bacon packs for all the trimmings to restaurant quality food from all over Scotland, there’s something for all no matter how large or small your festive celebrations may be.

Cail Bruich

Former Restaurant Andrew Fairlie chef Lorna McNee took over Cail Bruich as head chef back in August, and her and her team are geared up to offer Glasgow residents a five-star ‘at home’ dining experience this Christmas.

Posting on their Facebook page, the team said: “Despite this week’s restrictions, we are delighted to announce Cail Bruich at Christmas.

“Christmas this year may well be different but the team at Cail Bruich are excited to provide you with everything needed to take you through the festive season.

“Our festive menu has been curated using beautiful produce from our wonderful suppliers accompanied by house-made cocktails, wines, and champagnes will guarantee you a most luxurious Christmas.

“So, whether you’re after a gift to send to a loved one or your Christmas Dinner meal cooked for you, we have you covered.”

Dishes on the menu include: Cail Bruich smoked salmon, red onion, caper, sourdough croutons, exmoor caviar, turkey wrapped in bacon, pork and sage stuffing, turkey gravy, and sticky gingerbread sponge, vanilla, cranberry, almond florentine, brandy anglaise.

The hamper for two, which includes a half bottle of Delamotte Brut NV Champagne is priced from £140. Extras, including lobster themidor and honey roast ham, can be added.

To order and find out more, visit the Cail Bruich online shop.

Kate’s Bespoke Catering

Like many businesses this year, Kate’s Bespoke Catering has been hit hard by the pandemic, but owners Kate and Liam McKenna are still offering some Christmas cheer, as well as helping those most in need.

Liam explains: “This year we will be selling our Christmas dinner boxes, ready for you to just pop in the oven on Christmas day.

“We hope that our community will support us and in turn we are wanting to support our community by donating the cost of a meal to the Trussell Trust for every box sold.

“Meaning your purchase will provide money for your local food bank to support people and families who at the moment cannot afford the essentials in life.

“Our target is to provide the equivalent of 250 meals to those in need this Christmas. By buying one of our prepared Christmas boxes not only are you helping us keep our staff in work, you are also supporting the local suppliers we use and providing a Christmas meal to someone in the community that is struggling.

“We have a great business that employs members of the local community and supports other local suppliers. We know that we will continue to create fantastic events once this is all over and everyone is ready to party again and are grateful for all of the support we have received from our amazing clients already.

“We are looking forward to Christmas and hoping that with 2021 just around the corner it will bring a year better than the one almost passed.”

Christmas dinner is priced at £35 and the menu includes dishes such as: Gin Cured Smoked Salmon with Cucumber and Caviar, Classic Roast Turkey and Honey Roast Ham, and Kate’s Christmas Pudding with Brandy Custard.

To book your Christmas meal and find out more, please visit Kate’s Bespoke Catering website.

Edinbane Lodge

The award-winning Isle of Skye hotel is offering a Christmas hamper to locals this year as well as being open for sit-in meals.

For those that want the Lodge’s restaurant quality food at home, orders are being taken now for a festive menu that will be delivered in a hamper.

Edinbane Lodge’s chef patron Calum has created a special menu that includes seasonal favourites made with local and seasonal produce.

Dishes include: hand dived Staffin scallops, Edinbane venison Wellington and a rich dark chocolate cremeux with Talisker whisky custard.

There is also a wine and drinks package available to be enjoyed with the festive meal.

The hamper will be available to collect on 23 December and all orders must be received by 14 December.

More information and to book can be found here.

Achray House Hotel

This Perthshire hotel recently launched A Very Achray Christmas box, which includes three festive feasts for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day for £99.

There is free delivery within  a 25 mile radius of St Fillans, Perth and Edinburgh areas.

The menu includes a Christmas Eve buffet with treats such as: Pork and Cranberry Sausage Rolls, Chorizo and White Bean Stew and Festive Scotch Egg.

This is followed by a traditional Christmas dinner, then enjoy a Boxing Day breakfast with homemade granola, and everything you need for a fry up.

To book, email admin@achrayhouse.com or call 01764 685 320

The Cook School

This family owned business in Kilmarnock are offering everything from canapes and starters to turkey with all the trimmings and dessert for delivery.

Orders must be placed by 14 December, with collection and delivery starting from 22 December,

In recognition of how difficult 2020 has been, the team are offering 10 per cent off Christmas food orders to NHS workers.

For more information and to order, click here.

Home-X Christmas by Nico

Back in October the team behind Six by Nico restaurants launched Home-X, an e-commerce platform that aims to bring restaurant quality food and drink experiences to homes across the UK.

Spearheaded by chef Nico Simeone and Six by Nico marketing expert Michael Sim, Home-X was created off the back of the popular Home by Nico meal service that was set up during lockdown.

The platform launched with six new food and drink brands – STEM wine club, Chateau-X, The Cheese Club, and vegan offering 24-Carrot.

Now Home-X is offering a festive party experience, to help take the stress out of cooking Christmas dinner.

Anyone interested can register online now for the experience, which includes options for one person (or as many as you choose) for a regular or veggie meal, and red or white wine.

The Home-X team said: “Whether you’re planning the at-home office party, festivities with friends or looking for the perfect Christmas Gift for your team – this is what you’ve been waiting for.

“Perfectly portioned for one person, it’s your Christmas Party all wrapped up.”

Leftfield

This popular Edinburgh eatery is offering a seafood feast for Christmas and Hogmanay

The Christmas feast includes a four course meal or their Scottish Creeler Seafood Platter – all prepared and ready to go.

Collection is from Leftfield from 11am – 1pm on Thursday 24 December.

The meal is for two and will come with heating instructions.  Anyone who wants it made up for one person should email – leftfieldedinburgh@gmail.com

A four course meal or Scottish Creeler Seafood Platter is also available to order for Hogmanay at home.

Collection is, again, from LeftField from 11am – 1pm on Thursday 31 December.

Order are being taken online now.

The WeeCOOK Kitchen

The WeeCOOK Kitchen in Carnoustie is offering a hot takeaway Christmas dinner specials menu as well as a set menu from 2 December until 24 December.

The dishes are available for delivery in Carnoustie, Dundee and the local areas. There’s also a drive-thru collection option.

For more information, please visit their website.

The Loveable Rogue

One of Glasgow’s newest restaurants, The Loveable Rogue on Great Western Road, will be delivering Christmas dinner boxes ideal for two to share.

The Rogue Christmas boxes are available to order from now until the 15 December with two options available – ‘The Rogue Christmas Dinner’ and ‘The Rogue Champagne Christmas Dinner’. Each box serves two and consists of a four course festive feast.

The Rogue Christmas dinner for two menu includes Jerusalem artichoke soup, beef wellington served with garlic roast potatoes, honey carrots and parsnips, pigs in blankets, braised red cabbage, chestnut and pancetta sprouts, and red wine jus.

Or there’s a traditional feast with Christmas turkey with garlic roast potatoes, honey roast carrots and parsnips, pigs in blankets, braised red cabbage, chestnut and pancetta sprouts, cranberry and turkey Jus.

This option also includes I.J Mellis cheese, chutney, Stagg oatcakes; white chocolate, cranberry bread and butter pudding, orange crème anglaise; mince pies and a bottle of red or white wine.

This box is priced at £160 and includes a £10 gift voucher for The Loveable Rogue restaurant.

The Rogue Champagne Christmas dinner is priced at £185 with the same menu but includes a bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne and a £20 gift voucher.

To find out more and book, please visit the Loveable Rogue website.

Piggery Smokery

Aberdeenshire’s self titled baconeers are offering Christmas dinner bacon kits, which are available to order now for UK delivery.

The award-winning business, which was recently crowdfunding for larger premises due to its popularity, is selling these tasty looking kits online for £35 and they include:

Award-winning Naked Toad streaky bacon, lardons, Sweet Beaver back bacon, Dark Dubhloch streaky bacon (for luxury pigs in blankets) and Wisemans’ Compass back bacon featuring Christmas spices.

The Allanton Inn

This Inn in Berwickshire has a Christmas takeaway menu, which will run from 3-23 December.

Dishes on the three or two course menu include: creamy parsnip and nutmeg soup with creme fraiche and roast vegetable chips, roast turkey with all the trimmings, spiced East Coast fillet of hake and homemade Christmas pudding with brandy custard and berries.

The Allanton Inn are also offering a Christmas platter and jam jar cocktails selection, ideal for sharing.

To order, call 01890 818260 or visit their website.

Anchor Line

This Glasgow restaurant is offering a Christmas night out/in, and Christmas dinner deliveries for locals to the city.

The Christmas day dinner for two includes a three course festive feast for £65 whereas the night out/in offering includes a choose your own menu of three courses for two people for £65.

Find out more and order online here.

East Neuk Cooks

Inspired by her elderly parents who will be celebrating Christmas on their own, Stacey Marshall who runs East Neuk Cooks, has created a Christmas dinner delivery service aimed particularly at those marking the day without their normal friends and family this year.

Located outside of St Andrews, Stacey has created an East Neuk Cooks menu that can be delivered to households across Fife on Christmas Eve.

The dishes are specially designed to be easy to reheat and include a choice of soup starters; a traditional roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings or a vegetarian mushroom and nut loaf alternative.

Pudding choices comprise a traditional Christmas pudding or chocolate Yule log. The menu for one person costs £30 including delivery.

Christmas dinner can be ordered online or by calling 07969 208 497.

Wedgwood The Restaurant

Wedgwood’s is one of the few independent restaurants in Scotland to offer UK wide delivery of its festive five course menu throughout December.

Featuring locally sourced Scottish ingredients this hamper is one for Scots missing a taste of home or those looking for a hassle-free Christmas.

The menu, that has been designed to finish at home (video tutorial is included), will feature locally sourced grouse ham, smoked halibut and pheasant breast (can be swapped for turkey on 24 Dec deliveries) and is priced at £125 for two.

Additional wine selections from the Wedgwood wine cellar will also be available to order.

Nationwide delivery is available Friday 11 and  18, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 December.

Edinburgh only delivery on Thursday 24 December. Orders open on Friday 27 November – find out more here.

Little Chartroom

Edinburgh’s Little Chartroom is offering Christmas dinner deliveries, as well as a slap up meal for New Year’s Eve to postcodes between EH1 and EH16.

The Christmas Day dinner includes four courses, a half bottle of champagne and a bottle of wine for £165 while the New Year’s Eve meal includes five courses, a half bottle of champagne and a bottle of wine for £185.

Deliveries for Christmas Day will take place on Thursday 24 December between 9.30am and 2pm. Deliveries for new Years Eve will take place on Thursday 31 December between 9.30am and 2pm.

Shaun McCarron, co-owner of The Little Chartroom said: “We are planning a special hamper for Christmas day for two, designed for those that can’t spend the day with family or friends due to restrictions.

“Like our current takeaway and delivery offering it will be made to be finished off at home and will include everything you should need for a fantastic restaurant-standard Christmas dinner; half a bottle of Champagne, a bottle of wine, snacks, starter, turkey with all the trimmings and a pudding all done Little Chartroom style.”

To find out more and order, please click here.

Contini at Home

For the first time, Edinburgh’s ‘Contini At Home’ food and drink delivery service is now available UK-wide, including special Christmas dinner and Hogmanay deliveries, Contini Christmas hamper and Contini Panettone.

As third generation Italian Scots and leading restaurateurs, Victor and Carina Contini continue to champion independent family businesses in Scotland, bringing the flavours of Italy direct from the Italian markets that we can’t source in Scotland, like Burrata, camone tomatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Favourite Scottish suppliers like Errington’s, Isle of Mull Cheese, Phantassie Farm, Campbell Prime Meats, and Crombie’s of Edinburgh also feature on the menu.

There are two different menus – one for Edinburgh residents only and another for the rest of Scotland and UK.

People in Edinburgh only should order online here and customers in the rest of Scotland/UK should order here.

Seafood Ristorante

The Seafood Ristorante in St Andrews is offering a Christmas dinner delivery with a different this festive period.

For £55, customers can tuck into a starter of chicken and duck liver terrine with apple and pear chutney, before tucking into a sea trout wellington for two with smoked haddock and leek gratin.

The dinner finishes with a dessert of Valrhona Manjari chocolate fondant with vanilla crème fraiche.

Extras such as Tayport Distillery Wild Rose Gin, prosecco, St Andrews farmhouse cheddar and John Ross of Aberdeen smoked salmon can be added to an order with no extra delivery charges.

The hamper is available for collection from the Seafood Ristorante on the 22 December or can be delivered, nationwide, by DPD on the 23 December. For more information, please visit the restaurant’s website.

Aizle

One of the hardest places to get a table in Edinburgh, Aizle is run by ex-Gordon Ramsay and Sandy Lane chef Stuart Ralston.

Stuart has devised a Christmas dinner for one (ideal for self-isolators or those just wanting some peace and quiet) or more.

The three course menu, with house rolls and home-made butter and petit fours includes a starter of prawn, smoked trout and crab, Marie rose sauce, avocado, gem lettuce; Ballotine of duck and sausage stuffing with truffled potato gratin, parsnips, sage butter and pickled raisins, charred carrots, dates and tamarind, Brussel’s sprouts, bacon and lemon breadcrumb, pear and cranberry mostarda sauce and a Pumpkin tart, pecan praline, Chantilly cream.

Christmas Dinner is priced at £80 per person for Edinburgh deliveries only on 23 and 24 December.

For more information and to book, visit the Aizle website.

About The Author

Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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