Christmas mains and accompaniments

Whether you’re looking for the traditional Christmas turkey with all the trimmings, a veggie and vegan option to compliment your menu or something a little different this year, we’ve got some great ideas to make your festive mains stand out on your menu.

For the traditionalists

For many, Christmas offers a time of tradition – especially when it comes to food and drink. A festive menu wouldn’t be complete without some traditional offering and we have all you need from the turkey for mains and all the trimmings right down to the cranberry sauce.

  • Traditionalists


  • Turkey

    The centrepiece to any traditional Christmas dinner, turkey is still considered one of the most popular choice for consumers when eating out for Christmas parties and get-togethers with 63% of people opting for traditional Christmas options when asked what their ideal food menu is.* We've got a range of larger joints with cooked and raw options and an individual paupiette to help you build your traditional turkey Christmas dinner menu option.
  • Fish and seafood

    Great fish and seafood can really elevate your Christmas menu, our range includes all the festive favourites such as salmon, seabass and scallops to more adventurous species like monkfish and trout.
  • Meat free mains

    With 46% of UK consumers considering reducing their intake of animal products in the future**, it’s so important to offer great tasting meat free options throughout your whole menu and meat free mains need to be innovative and exciting like our new mushroom, spinach and white truffle oil suet pudding.
  • All the trimmings

    Go big this Christmas with classic veggies, roast potatoes, red cabbage and more. We’ve even launched a brand new potato gratin that would be perfect for a traditional Christmas dinner.

For the bold innovators

Looking to take a modern approach to your festive menu planning and eager to push the boundaries of your menu this Christmas? Add a twist to some classic festive dishes and reinvent the wheel for your diners this year. We’ve got some ideas that might suit you.

  • Innovators


  • Festive pizza ideas

    We put our Chef Martin up to the test of thinking about the ideal festive pizza menu options and he’s come up with some crackers! First up, a snowy white pizza option. A white sauce pizza with truffle, mushroom and our new Long Clawson Stilton crumb! Or, if you are looking for a Calzone option, use our brand new smoked pulled turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing as your fillings and add a gravy dip on the side.
  • Christmas burger ideas

    Burgers are on almost every restaurant menu and are being seen more and more on festive menus as an alternative options to traditional Christmas dinners. Check out this festive turkey burger recipe using our Farmstead Turkey Escallops.
  • Smoked turkey Christmas tostadas

    Bring a bit of Mexico into your festive menus by adding smoked turkey tostadas as an option. Using our new CMC smoked pulled turkey, a chilli cranberry sauce, lettuce, and a winter slaw you can create a delicious menu option to eat in or to take away.
  • Festive mac and cheese

    One for the children’s menu and the adult menu! Simply take your traditional mac and cheese and load with sticky maple pigs in blankets and smoked pulled turkey for a delicious twist on a popular menu item.
Christmas brochure

Explore our full festive mains and accompaniments range

Take a look at our full Christmas range in our brand new This is Christmas digital guide.

Download the brochure

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*Bidfood Christmas Consumer Report 2023


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