Make your Christmas extra special this year by booking for a festive feast in one of these Bournemouth restaurants.

There's nothing quite like a full-on Christmas dinner but for many of us our homes will be a little quieter than usual which makes festive preparation this year a slightly different challenge. 

So why not take the stress out of the big day and leave the cooking to the professionals?  

The Riverside, Belle Vue Road

Four courses £75.99 per person

Enjoy amuse bouche on arrival followed by a specially curated three course meal to tantalise the taste buds. 

Menu highlights at The Riverside include seared scallops, beef carpaccio, roast turkey, portobello mushroom wellington followed by Christmas pud.

There is also a three course menu option for little ones. 

To see the full menu or make a booking, visit the website.

The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel and Spa, Meyrick Road

£79 per person or £39 for children

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(Image - The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel)

The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel has curated an extra-special Christmas day menu this year, with options for your little ones too. 

The award-winning restaurant is offering a six course gourmet Christmas day lunch and a three course meal for children with a gift from Santa. 

Catering to all dietary requirements there really is something for everyone including game pate, grilled red snapper, Norfolk black turkey mulled wine tarte tatin followed by a cheeseboard.

To find out more and see the full menu visit their website

The Cumberland Hotel, East Overcliff Drive

Adults £92.50 and children £46.25

Enjoy Christmas day in the lavish Cumberland Hotel with first class waiting staff catering to your every need. 

From salmon and dill terrine to smoked duck and fillet of beef wellington to roast turkey and all the trimmings  there is something to treat everyone at The Cumberland.

To book visit the website. 

Urban Beach, Argyll Road

Five courses for £81.95 per person

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Enjoy a carefully sourced menu on Christmas day that uses the finest seasonal ingredients. 

Urban Beach is hosting two sittings for the big day at midday and 3.30pm. 

A show-stopping menu jam-packed with festive favourites including cured dill and honey trout, roasted turkey, fillet of beef and christmas pudding to name a few.

Renowned for its cosy and laid back atmosphere Urban Beach is the ideal place to take your family this Christmas if you want to feel like you're truly in a home away from home.

For more information visit the website.

Arbor Restaurant, Green House Hotel, Grove Road

One of Bournemouth's top restaurants, Arbor has two AA rosettes and is bringing visitors an incredible seven course tasting menu. 

Menu highlights include confit duck leg terrine, poached Chalk Stream trout with caviar cream, roast turkey, Christmas pudding cheesecake and more. 

To see the full menu or to book, visit the website.

Where will you be having Christmas lunch this year? Let us know in the comments.