Where to buy your festive centrepiece

Main event: Christmas dinner
Main event: Christmas dinner
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WAITROSE

Turkey: Heston from Waitrose turkey crown, complete with brining kit, herb butter and gravy serves a minimum of eight people, £55.

For something different: Waitrose Highland topside of beef, £14.99 per kg.

SAINSBURY’S

Turkey: The Woodland Trust Norfolk Black turkey is bred to be flavoursome and succulent, £9.99 per kg.

For something different: Four-bird roast featuring goose, duck, turkey and guinea fowl and a pork stuffing with fig and orange, £80 from the customer ordering brochure.

ALDI

Turkey: Aldi’s Roly Poly turkeys are reared at two farms that are exclusive to the supermarket. The birds have a talk radio station to listen to and are finished on oats, £35.99 (4kg-5.99kg).

For something different: Fresh whole goose, £34.99.

ASDA

Turkey: The Extra Special Bourbon Gold is a cross between the Bourbon turkey and the Kelly Gold, said to result in a meatier bird, £8 per kg.

For something different: Extra Special venison rack with cranberry and port butter, £35 per kg.

CO-OPERATIVE

Turkey: The Co-operative Truly Irresistible British Free Range Bronze Turkey has been matured under chilled conditions for at least 14 days to develop flavour, £40.00 for 5kg.

For something different: Fresh large unfatted British beef roasting joint. On offer at £4.99 per kg.

MORRISONS

Turkey: The Ultimate Turkey Crown is a free-range British turkey stuffed with pork, sage and onion and topped with streaky bacon, £9.50 per kg

For something different: Lamb with rosemary and pomegranate butter, £11 per kg.

MARKS & SPENCER

Turkey: the Turkey Wellington is made with British turkey breast fillet, a chestnut mushroom duxelles with Madeira and fresh thyme and wrapped in a pastry case. It takes just an hour to cook. £20 for 1kg.

For something different: Pheasant with bacon, £6.