Nutshell London is Introducing a Middle-Eastern Twist to Christmas Dinner

Nutshell London is Bringing a Middle-Eastern Twist to Christmas Dinner

If you’re after something a little different this Christmas, Nutshell London could be the ideal solution. The Covent Garden restaurant is bringing a middle-eastern twist to Christmas dinner, and it will be available via nationwide delivery or can be enjoyed at the restaurant.

It’s frequently said ‘a change is as good as a rest’ and after the year most of us have had, something a little out of the ordinary this Christmas could be the ideal way to enthuse us for what we all hope will be a better year.

Nutshell, the restaurant on St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, appears to have the right ingredients to set us all on the right track. This Christmas, they’re bringing a wealth of flavours via a diverse range of regional dishes from Iran for their a special version of the traditional festive feast and it will be available at their restaurant or if you prefer, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home thanks to their nationwide delivery service.

Nutshell’s ‘Christmas at Home’ option for four, comes delivered to your door, designed to be finished off with the simplest of steps to keep things stress free. With a playful use of fruit and spice characteristic of this time of year, it marries Persian flavours with traditional Christmas dinner elements making it a perfect option for those who might want to enjoy something a little different.

Husband and wife team, Mohammad Paknejad and Marwa Alkhalaf’s, inspired by past festivities in Iran, have curated a menu with its centrepiece of Duck Shekam Por: duck cooked two ways. Sous-vide Duck Breast on Crown and Confit Duck Legs are adorned with Date & tamarind sweet and tangy jus.

Trimmings include: Kebeh Kurdi – stuffing rice balls with beluga lentil, walnut & raisins, Bandari Brussel Sprouts -Roasted sprouts with Bandari spiced burnt butter & roasted chestnuts, Haveej – caramelised heritage carrots, advieh spiced date & prune dressing, apples & walnut and Beetroot Borani – salt-baked heritage beetroot, whipped feta, turmeric, barberry & endives all alongside a Tahchin: layered saffron rice with apricot puree & mixed nuts.

For dessert, a beautiful Ranginak tart, made with toasted flour, buttery date filling, sumac clotted cream and dusted with pistachio and spiced sugar for a regal finish.

Diners looking to join Nutshell can book to enjoy the same festive menu, alongside some of their signature dishes and classics, in the plush surroundings of their Covent Garden restaurant. Guests can relax in Turkish delight rose banquettes, and pistachio touches for a Middle eastern escape from the heart of Covent Garden. The Christmas Feast Menu should be pre-ordered for restaurant at least 48 hours in advance.

The tasteful interior inside Nutshell London

Whether you’re looking to enjoy Christmas at home, or venture out and book a table, Nutshell will be sure to indulge the senses and celebrate this time of year with a twist on traditions and a difference to suit this very different year we’ve had already.

Nutshell London – Where and how?

  • Address: 30 St Martin’s Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4ER
  • Phone number: 020 3409 7926
  • Website:

Opening Times:

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 10pm
  • Sunday: 12pm – 9pm

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Natasha Godbold

Creative Director / Writer

Natasha is a co-founder of Luxurious Magazine® and has undertaken the role of Creative Director. She is a keen photographer and regularly accompanies Paul on hotel and restaurant reviews. Born in Moscow, Natasha like her husband Paul has experienced living in multiple countries around the world. She is bi-lingual and has degrees in English Language and English Literature. Natasha covers all aspect of the luxury industry in her work. Her hobbies include health and fitness, culture and learning about nature and animal welfare.

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