No Nashville festivities would be complete without a trip to Monell’s for their annual Victorian Christmas Dinner. This historic family-style restaurant, located inside a 19th-century townhouse in Germantown, is all about honest, southern soul food. Come December, folk flock here to sit at the communal tables and feast on holiday favourites like stuffed jalapeños, Tennessee bread soup and beef with Béarnaise sauce. Carolers, decked out in Victorian garb, entertain diners before everyone joins in for a candlelit sing-a-long at the end of the meal. Book early - this sells out quickly.
If you only eat one thing: Stuffed Chicken Monell’s aka chicken breast filled with smoked turkey, eggplant, tomatoes and cheese.
Find it: 1235 6th Ave N, 37208
The Hermitage Hotel does the yuletide season with aplomb, but it’s the Christmas Day Feast which steals the show
A humble suburb of Nashville, Germantown has a reputation as a food district. With its old brick townhouses it feels suburban, but there are great bars and eateries too, including Barista ParlorBook flights and hotels
If you’re serious about coffee then Barista Parlor, located in a former auto repair shop in East Nashville, is the place to satisfy your caffeine needs. The house special is a delicious biscuit filled with molten cheese and crispy, streaky bacon. You can also have waffles or donuts, but these are delicious side orders in a place where coffee is the main event, thanks to an exceptional selection of specialty roasters. The artisan coffeehouse is so popular there are now three other branches in the city. The best bit? They do a gift card - surely a perfect festive gift for the caffeine lover in your life.
If you only eat one thing: Make it a Moto biscuit, and Golden Sound roast beans in the cup.
Find it: 519B Gallatin Ave, 37206