Christmas menu ideas from around the globe

If you’re stuck for ideas about what to dish up for Christmas lunch, a sneak peek around the world will give you all the inspiration you need. Here’s a guide to what our friends around the globe serve up on the most indulgent day of the year.

Whether you’re hosting Christmas for the first time or want to mix up your usual spread a bit, cuisines and cultures around the world can offer plenty of ideas. We’ve compiled some sample menus from Christmas tables all over, so take what you like, ditch what you don’t, and get ready to be inspired!

Christmas pork roast

Traditional European Christmas

As the snow falls outside, most Europeans keep warm with a Christmas feast made up of hearty, rich dishes. If you want to host a traditional lunch or dinner, you can’t go past these classic choices.


  • Mulled or red wine


  • Salmon and avocado salad with aioli dressing


  • Roast turkey with sage and walnut stuffing and gravy
  • Roast pork with spiced apple gravy
  • Sauteed green vegetables
  • Baked potato and roast pumpkin and carrots
  • Cranberry sauce


  • Steamed plum pudding
  • Mince pies

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