The folks at Zouk have earned a reputation for taking the festive season very seriously, so there’ll be no prizes for guessing what the venue’s latest makeover might be…

A firm favourite in Manchester’s flourishing curry scene, Zouk’s interiors has been transformed into a winter wonderland, getting guests in the Christmas spirit as they chow down through an eclectic mix of spices and rices.

Outside, the entrance and terrace have been transformed into a Christmas grotto, complete with a bauble-adorned archway.

The beloved flower wall, something of an Instagram hotspot in the city, has also gotten the seasonal treatment, shimmering under an army of fairy lights and decorations.

It’s more of the same inside too, wreaths, garlands and a beautiful Christmas tree will have even the sternest Scrooges rushing to collect their Christmas jumpers come the end of the meal.

Zouk’s Magic Boxes

Zouk have also revealed plans for their Christmas dinner boxes, which are available to order online ahead of the big day. Offering a choice of turkey or lamb, the boxes come complete new potatoes, chilli oil, veg and their famous spicy gravy.

Turkey boxes are available for £99, while the lamb option is £110—both serve 6-8 people and last orders are on 18 Dec.

Find out more about Zouk’s Christmas dinner boxes here.

Zouk’s Tiffin Lunch

Two curries, a starter, fluffy pilau rice and a freshly baked naan bread all served on a festive platter for just £12.50 make this the perfect lunchtime treat.

Throughout December the Tiffin menu will change weekly, featuring curries like Chicken Lmlee, Laal Maas and Lamb Karahi alongside vegetarian options which include Palak Paneer and Chole Masala.

Take a look the weekly Christmas tiffin menu here.

Party Banquets 

In India, a party isn’t a party until the food arrives—and that’s the sentiment that has been called upon for Zouk’s banquet menu.

Designed to be shared with friends and family, each course delivers an explosion of flavours. Menus have been crafted to suit a variety of budgets and taste, catering for meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike.

Prices start at £23 per head. Dishes typically include a mix off popadoms, starters, main courses & sides as well as desserts, all of which are served on platters and in traditional curry dishes, making them an ideal choice for group events.

Christmas Day at Zouk

Fancy a Christmas with no cooking or washing up?

Zouk are on-hand to provide a show-stopping five-course menu that features the venue’s best-loved dishes, along with a few seasonal twists.

From Berry Biryani to their famous Butter Chicken and succulent slices of Roasted Lamb Raan, give yourself the day off this year.

Zouk’s Christmas Day menu

Glass of Prosecco
Popadoms & Pickles

Samosa Chaat – A traditional Pakistani chaat with a delicious fresh samosa, tamarind sauce and raita

Methi Malai Tikka – Chargrilled chicken marinated in cream, spices and fenugreek
Spicy Prawn Pakora – Delicious juicy prawns cooked in a slightly spicy batter
Kashmiri Lamb Kebab – Succulent minced lamb and Kashmiri chilli kebabs coated in breadcrumbs

Chicken Berry Biryani – Basmati rice cooked using the traditional method from the Provence of Sindh with potatoes, spices, garam masala and winter berries. Served with raita.
Butter Chicken – Barbecued chicken breast cooked in a buttery sauce with gentle spices & cashew nuts.
Raan Roast – A roast like no other. Tender leg of lamb marinated in papaya, ginger and cardamoms and then slowly roasted until the meat can be pulled off the bone. Served with spiced Indian potatoes.

Zeera rice and freshly baked naan bread.

Dessert Platter
With a mix of traditional Asian desserts and Zouk specialty desserts.

Coffee and Mints 

Vegetarian and vegan options are also available upon request.

Reservations of up to nine people can be made online for any of the Christmas menus, head to the link below to do so. For groups larger than 10, contact the restaurant manager on with details of your request.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Fri 19 Nov, Zouk Tea Bar & Grill,
5, The Quadrangle, Chester St, Manchester M1 5QS
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 19 Nov 2021