This is a sponsored article on behalf of the Camden Dining Group.
It's definitely not too early to be planning for Christmas. Why not get adventurous this year and book somewhere with a difference for your festive party? Whether it's a work do or friends gathering, Camden has a fantastic choice of venues offering food and drink from all over the world to make your festivities extra memorable.
The newest kid on the block in NW1 is Gabeto, a Latin inspired restaurant which should definitely be on your foodie radar. Think Cuban vibes and contemporary Latin cuisine, with everything from tacos to Galician meats on the menu. Sip an unusual cocktail among retro Instagram-worthy décor and get in the festive mood.
Book your Christmas party at Gabeto for innovative food and a break from the traditional turkey and stuffing — starters such as chicken and chorizo terrine, mains including smoked short rib of beef with horseradish mash, and mouth-watering desserts like coconut panacotta will get everyone talking.
To celebrate Gabeto's opening, you have the chance to win your Christmas party for free if you enter the competition below — Cuban vibes without paying a penny sounds tempting to us.
Cuban not your thing? Take a culinary trip to South Africa by booking your festive do at Shaka Zulu — this Camden favourite is renowned for a reason, and the Christmas offerings are no exception. As London's premier steak restaurant, Shaka Zulu serves up exotic game meats like ostrich and zebra, giving every carnivore reason to celebrate.
Begin your festive feast with venison carpaccio before digging into chermoula roasted kingfish or harissa crocodile steak, but remember to leave plenty of room for dessert and drinks. Dining next to 15ft African statues, you'll completely forget you're in Camden, and your guests will be raving about your choice of venue until next year.
Celebrity haunt Gilgamesh in the famous Stables Market is the perfect place for a pan-Asian Christmas — sushi, dim sum, Japanese and south east Asian food, and Sake-based cocktails promise to give you a night to remember.
From £45 per person for a three course menu, a set Christmas menu gives you options like maki rolls and kimchi grilled chicken, Pad Thai with crayfish tails. For the sweet-toothed among your party, dishes such as mango cheesecake with Pina Colada sorbet, or chocolate, walnut and pistachio brownie will hit the spot.
We all love pigs in blankets, but maybe this year it's time to go global, and head to Camden for global flavours, stunning venues, and fabulous vibes.
Whichever venue you decide on, you'll get a complimentary glass of fizz for you and your whole party if you book before 20 November and quote Londonist, which will get the night off to a cracking start.
To be in with a chance of winning a Christmas Night out at Gabeto, enter your details below by midnight on Friday 1st December.
By entering this competition, you agree that Londonist will share your details with the Camden Dining Group.