Cooking Christmas dinner for your family is arguably one of the most stressful things ever, if you’re left on chef duty your day can quickly become tiresome and you can even forget to enjoy the festivities. Nowadays, more and more people are visiting restaurants on Christmas Day – and while you may not have the intimacy of your own home, you will enjoy stress-free time with your loved ones. If you would prefer the hustle and bustle of a home-made meal but fancy some quirky drinks afterwards, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants open in Manchester this Christmas…

20 Stories

Spinningfields’ fine-dining restaurant 20 Stories are taking reservations between noon and 3pm on Christmas Day. Upon arrival, you will quickly get into the Christmas spirit with live entertainment and a selection of special Christmas cocktails and canapés – but don’t eat too much. After being seated by the in-house events team, you can indulged in a five-course festive meal. Children’s, Vegan and Vegetarian options are also available upon request. Read their festive menu here.

No1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB, Tel: 0161 204 3333
The Albert Square Chop House

There’s nothing more festive than a building seeping in history and if you’re a lover of the ITV drama Victoria, then a visit The Albert Square Chop House this Christmas is a must, where you will enjoy a Victorian-style Christmas Dinner. A traditional sit-down Christmas meal at the Chop House is priced at around £37pp – this includes a starter, a main and a delicious festive dessert.

The Memorial Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5PF, Tel: 0161 834 1866
San Carlo

San Carlo in Manchester want you help you and your family celebrate the most important day of day of the year. They offer decadent Italian dining, an intimate space for your family to gather or a drinks reception with canapés – covering all the bases this Christmas. Prices vary depending on the type of dinner you and your family want, with the basic package starting at £33.95. Children, vegan and vegetarian options are also available.

40-42 King Street West, Manchester, M3 2WY, Tel: 0161 834 6226

Browns promise to make the big day special and memorable, with lots of added sparkle. Their menus offer specially crafted dishes made using fresh, seasonal ingredients and expertly mixed cocktails, overflowing with Christmas cheer. Browns’ traditional five-course set menu is priced at £80pp while the four-course children’s menu is priced at £35.

1 York Street, Manchester, M2 2AW, Tel: 0161 819 1055

Indian food experts Zouk take the stress out of Christmas Day dining with their indulgent six-course festive banquet. Flavoursome starters include Samosa Chaat, delicious spicy prawn Pakora or juicy char-grilled lamb chops, while their mains boast gently spiced Butter Chicken or the Raan Roast, which includes a leg of lamb marinated in papaya, ginger, cardamoms and garlic alongside spicy Indian potatoes. All this is available, alongside a dessert, for just £35 per head, with a selection of vegan and vegetarian options also available from just £27.50pp.

Zouk, Tel: 0161 233 1090
The Refuge

The Refuge offer an exciting three-course Christmas dinner priced at £85pp, this includes a ‘Christmas feast for the table’ rather than a traditional single main. Options for this feast include hand-carved Cheshire roast turkey, roast beef or roast suckling pig – so the head of the table will still have the opportunity to do that all-important carving. Children’s menus, for those under 12, are priced at £35pp.

Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA, Tel: 0161 233 5151
Kimberley Booth
Published on:
Sun 22 Dec 2019