How Marks & Spencer Christmas Food to Order works

This isn't just any food, this is M&S Christmas food.

Marks & Spencer Christmas Food to Order

by Lily Anderson |

Christmas has arrived early. You can now pre-order your favourite festive treats with Marks & Spencer Christmas Food to Order.

This simple online ordering service is a fantastic option for anyone hosting for family and friends this year. Choose from starters, turkeys, main courses, side dishes, desserts, cheeses and vegetarian or vegan alternatives.

April Preston, Director of Product Development, said: “If there was ever a year to pull out all the stops for Christmas, it’s this one! After the uncertainty of last year, we know customers are keener than ever to get their Christmas dinner planning crossed off the list so they can enjoy the rest of the festive season."

"That’s why we’ve made it easier than ever to order your Marks & Spencer must-haves online, and then simply pick them up and pay for them a few days before the 25 December for maximum convenience. That’s less time running around the shops and more time to put your feet up and enjoy a glass of one of our Snow Globe Liqueurs!"

How do I book a collection slot?

Before you start selecting your perfect starter, main and dessert from the Marks & Spencer Christmas Food to Order, you need to book a slot to pick up your festive must-haves.

You can book a slot on the Marks & Spencer website here.

What day can I collect my Christmas food?

Collect your Christmas dinner between 22 and 24 December 2021 at your local Marks & Spencer store.

Do I have to pay now?

When you book a slot, you will need to pay a £40 deposit. Then you'll be required to pay the outstanding balance when you pick your order up.

Can I change my order?

Yes, you can now amend your order, collection store and time slot. Just log in to My Account on the Marks & Spencer website to make this change.

What Marks & Spencer Christmas food is available to pre-order?

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Plan your dream menu now and tuck into restaurant-quality food on 25 December. Choosing your Christmas food now means that you can avoid disappointment if items sell out.

Here are our favourite items available in the Marks & Spencer Christmas Food to Order selection:

Collection The Perfect Turkey Crown

Collection The Perfect Turkey Crown

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Is it really Christmas if you don't tuck into a turkey crown? This succulent option has been made with goose-fat butter, a bouquet of garni, and a pork, chestnut, cranberry and sloe gin stuffing, and itu2019s wrapped in apple wood-cured bacon. It's also gluten-free and serves six to eight people.

Collection Lobster en Crou00fbte

Collection Lobster en Crou00fbte

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Whether you plate this up as an alternative to turkey or during your famous Boxing Day banquet, this decadent Collection Lobster en Crou00fbte will go down a treat with your guests.

Collection Golden Blond Chocolate Star Christmas Pudding

Collection Golden Blond Chocolate Star Christmas Pudding

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And for afters, family and friends will savour every last bite of this chocolate and fudge Christmas pudding. P.S, it's so good it has won an award from BBC Good Food.

Plant Kitchen Vegan Beef Wellington

Plant Kitchen Vegan Beef Wellington

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Are you catering for vegans? This plant-based wellington is packed full of flavour thanks to its rich mushroom duxelles and crisp puff pastry. Plus, it serves up to four people.

Plant Kitchen Vegan Selection Box

Plant Kitchen Vegan Selection Box

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Swap out the traditional trimmings this year and opt for a vegan alternative. This selection box features triple-cooked roast potatoes, red cabbage, cauliflower and leek bake and a garnish selection featuring vegan pigs in blankets and apple and cranberry stuffing balls.

Collection British Three-Bird Roast

Collection British Three-Bird Roast

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Showcase this turkey, chicken and duck combination on your dinner table this Christmas.

Collection Luxury Shellfish Platter

Collection Luxury Shellfish Platter

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Instead of a traditional starter, serve up this luxury shellfish platter. It features Honduran king prawns, Atlantic dressed crab and crab claws, shell-on Madagascan black tiger prawns, and shell-on and peeled Vietnamese black tiger prawns. The best thing about it? No preparation is required as it's ready to eat.

Elf Colin The Caterpillar

Elf Colin The Caterpillar

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Colin The Caterpillar is a firm favourite dessert with big and little kids alike. This festive adaptation is a table show stopper. Just be aware that it is not suitable for nut and peanut allergy suffers.

Collection British Outdoor-Bred Garnish Selection

Collection British Outdoor-Bred Garnish Selection

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These 16 pork cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon and 16 pork, sage and onion stuffing balls are a must-have this Christmas.

Collection Boxing Day Decorated Ham

Collection Boxing Day Decorated Ham

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Continue the celebrations into Boxing Day with this British dry-cured ham. It is exceptional for a buffet as it's ready to eat, and you'll get approximately 25 slices from it.

Collection Brie en Crou00fbte

Collection Brie en Crou00fbte

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Cut up some vegetables or bread so that your guests can dunk away in this melty brie.

Check out the full Marks & Spencer Christmas Food to Order menu here.

What happens when I pick up my food order?

Make sure to arrive at your chosen Marks & Spencer store on the right collection day and at the right time. In-store, you'll find a Christmas Food to Order collection point. Bring along your order reminder email, which can be printed or shown on your phone. Don't forget to bring some shopping bags with you.

If you're self-isolating, how do you collect your order?

You can ask a friend or family member to collect this for you. Make sure that they bring along your order confirmation so that they can pick the food up.

Will I be charged if I don't collect my items?

Although the £40 deposit is non-refundable, you will not be charged for the full amount of the order. Please contact Marks & Spencer if you're unable to collect your order and speak to their Contact Centre team.

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