Tired of stuffing your face with turkey while your tipsy boss talks shop at the office Christmas do?

Then give the bird a rest this year and get your chompers around a rare breed beef burger instead.

Spiced up with jalapenos, it is set to put a dollop of watery old stuffing to shame and might just help liven up talk of facts and figures on your festive night out.

The meaty feast – with fries, not roast spuds – is one of the many varied twists on Christmas food traditions at Sports Bar And Grill in Crossrail Place.

The eatery has a host of options for party season grub ranging from set menus to buffets and canape selections. All will be available from December 1.

While main courses in the set menu range from turkey to salmon and beer battered cod, other celebratory options include a mixture of meat and fish treats with the must-have pigs in blankets.

Operations manager Jane White said: “It’s one of those months when December starts – it’s party season.

“I’m hoping it’s going to look like Santa’s grotto and we’ll have a huge Christmas tree. It’s a quirky and unusual place to decorate

“We will be playing Christmas tunes on the playlist and people can dress up if they wish.

“With our Christmas menu, we’ve got the set options for those that need to have their traditional turkey.

“But for those who know they’re having a turkey dinner already – or want something a bit different – the alternative is there.

“Generally for the business individuals there are going to be a lot of buffets and canapes as opposed to having a sit-down meal.

“People want to stand around having a drink and conversation.”

Areas that can be booked for private parties include the front bar, raised sections and seating at the main bar as well as the private dining room and upstairs bar.

For party-loving Canary Wharf workers who fancy pre-drinks, Jane said the newest eatery in E14 was the ideal place.

“It’s a good location if people are going to corporate events after, too,” she said.

“It’s a nice place to go for a warming drink like mulled wine first.”

The set menus start at £29.85 for three courses, buffet is priced from £28pp and six items from the Canape selection cost £16.