Father Christmas – Planet Hollywood’s Latest VIP Celebrity Guest

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Dads can make it easier on themselves this Christmas by combining a trip to see Father Christmas with a lunch that everyone will love at London’s only LA-superstar-inspired eatery, Planet Hollywood on Haymarket.

Throughout the restaurant are 18 huge multi-purpose plasma screens playing the most nostalgic Christmas themed movie and music clips, and occasionally the restaurant’s roving cameras take over the screens and diners enjoy their 15 seconds of fame as they and their party of friends appear live on screen. There’s even a personalised messaging function where guests can have their merry greetings displayed around the restaurant. 

And if all that tinsel is too much, then check out the amazing Hollywood eye-candy: Planet Hollywood London is home to over 60 pieces of iconic Hollywood history including a real Storm Trooper’s helmet. Say yippi-kay-yay to John McClane’s dirty Die Hard vest and blink away disbelief at Halle Berry’s famous ‘Jinx’ orange bikini from Die Another Day and ‘The Hoff’s’ red shorts from Baywatch.

London’s famous table-hopping Father Christmas and the priceless memorabilia are not the only star turns at Planet Hollywood; outstanding Christmas menus have been compiled by Executive Chef Andy Young, which include all the festive favourites like traditional roast turkey with apricot and chestnut stuffing – or keep it LA all the way with Planet Hollywood’s dynamic a la carte menu featuring VIP platters, little-finger-friendly kids’ meals, classic American burgers and wings and steaks by Donald Russell, who also just happens to be by appointment to H.M. The Queen. 

On the following dates, from 2pm – 6pm, the jolly big fella will be table hopping his way round the restaurant, inviting himself to your table and taking last minute requests which will obviously be emailed to the Elves back at the ranch.

Saturday 20th December

Sunday 21st December

Monday 22nd December

Tuesday 23rd December

Wednesday 24th December

Classic Christmas Menus start at £19.95 for two courses (inclusive of VAT and service), or wing it with the brilliant a la carte menu (prices are as stated). Just one word of advice, be smart and PLAN IT at Planet Hollywood – tables are expected to sell out fast so avoid any grump-inducing queuing and book ahead on 020 7287 1000.