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1. Rice and crumbly

For a deliciously warming, winter vegetarian dessert, try this coconut rice pudding made with Arborio rice, compressed mango and sorbet, honeycomb and pistachio crumble from Tilda. Full recipe click here

2. What’s your poison?!

To coincide with the festive panto season, The Goring has teamed up with the London Palladium and its spectacular production of Snow White, by creating this magnificent ‘Poisoned Apple’ cocktail, along with a delicious mocktail version for children.

3. Christmas classics

Renowned British chef Tom Aikens is championing traditional favourites this Yuletide with treasured and carefully developed recipes of classic British dishes such as these individual Christmas puddings.

4. Cocktail hour

This stunning seafood cocktail with citric tomato sauce, avocado and coriander from celebrated Mexican restaurant Ella Canta, would be a brilliant addition to your festive starter menu.

5. Well, well!

This mushroom, nut and cranberry wellington created by Vegetarian for Life is a wonderfully festive, vegan centrepiece. The filling can even be made in advance and frozen until you’re ready to wrap and bake it. Full recipe available here

6. Party time

These tremendous tuna cones by Tate Entertaining add the wow factor to festive buffets.

7. Spicy sprout

Add a spicy kick to your festive sides like this Brussel sprouts with dried chilli and Sesame dish from Chef Oli Brown of modern Cantonese canteen Duck Duck Goose in London.