Food & drink

How to get free Christmas dinner if you're on your own

Digital Staff

A number of cafés and restaurants are offering free Christmas lunch to anyone who would like dinner and company. If you are an organisation offering similar, please let us know by emailing and we'll add you to our list.


Bengal Brasserie

455 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 3GQ

The south Belfast restaurant is offering free Christmas dinner from noon until 8pm. To book your place ring 02890 647516. 


Common Grounds Cafe

12-24 University Ave, Belfast BT7 1GY

There will be free lunch on Christmas Day from 12-3pm. Call 02890 238443 for more information.



Document Solutions

Kevin O'Brien House, Unit R3D-E, Ráth Mór Business Park, Creggan, BT48 0LZ

Document Solutions are offering Christmas dinner at their offices on Thursday December 20 at 5.30pm. For more information or to book your place contact 01 355 443833 or email gerry@docsolltd.


Co Antrim

Marine Hotel, Ballycastle

The hotel is offering Christmas Day turkey lunches to those on their own. Some meals will be delivered on Sunday December 23 while the majority can be collected from the hotel at 12pm on Christmas Eve. For further information phone the hotel on 02820 762222.


Thyme Grill, Ballymena

51-53 High St, Ballymena BT43 6DT

Christmas lunch will be delivered from 1-2pm on Christmas Day to anyone in need in Ballymena or a four-mile radius. Call 02825 632577 for more information. 


Kilmore Country House

10 Glasmullen Rd, Waterfoot, Ballymena BT44 0QZ

The Kilmore Country House is hosting its free event at 2pm on Tuesday December 18. There will be food and festivities. Ring 02821 771356 for more information.


Wood Green Care Home, Jordanstown

Circular Road, Jordanstown, Newtownabbey BT37 0RJ

The home will be offering a threee-course Christmas lunch between 2-4pm on Christmas Day. Contact Chris at or phone  02890 369901 for more information and to book your place.


Co Tyrone

Mollie's Diner, Omagh

28 Gortin Rd, Omagh BT79 7HX

Mollie's Diner is offering a free four-course meal from 12.30pm on Christmas Day. Phone 02882 241266 for more information.


The Hub, Cookstown

14 Burn Rd, Cookstown BT80 8DN

Lunch will be taking place on Christmas Day. Guests should arrive at 12.30 fro lunch at 1pm All guests leave around 4pm with a turkey sandwich, a slice of Christmas cake, a mince pie and a shortbread. And nobody leaves without a gift that Santa has left under the tree. Guests will also be given a lift to and from the lunch.

For further information or to book your place call 02886 763398.


Co Fermanagh

Route 66 Deli & Diner

2 Castle Island Court, Broadmeadow Pl, Enniskillen BT74 7HR

Lunch will be delivered from 11.30am - 1pm on Christmas Day while lunch at the restaurant will take place from 1.30pm. Names and numbers need to be confirmed in advance so please email or call 02866 228618. For more updates check the Facebook page.


Ardess Parish Church, Kesh

The Fountain Centre, Drumwhinney Road, Kesh

Christmas lunch along with entertainment from 12pm on Christmas Day. Call Violet O'Riordan on 02868 632477 or 07871 754695. Also Glenn Johnson on 07921 399874.


Co Down

Gateway Club, Newry

20 Kilmorey St, Newry BT34 2DE

The club will be open from 12-5pm on Christmas Day along with entertainment and banter. Pickups and drop-offs available free of charge. Call 07783 671217 for more information.


An Riocht Gaelic club

An Riocht Club Rooms, 10 Dunaval Rd, Kilkeel

Christmas lunch will be offered from 1pm on Christmas Day. Anyone wishing to take up the offer can phone the club on 028 417 63681 to book a place.

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