From Twinkling Trees To Frosty Blossom: Instagram-Worthy Christmas Restaurants In Manchester

'Tis the season for pretty pics - or at least that's what our feeds are saying. And to make sure yours are a cut above the rest? Have a festive feast complete with panoramic views of the city, twinkling trees, icy blossom and even a whole pop-up yurt. These are the best Christmas restaurants in Manchester for Instagram.



One of the most Instagrammable places in Manchester this Christmas, Gaucho proves that their sultry monochrome look and cowhide accents can still bring yuletide cheer to your meal (and any subsequent posts). Think snowflake installations, illuminated trees and stacks of presents across the beautiful dining spaces here, only adding to the appeal of the already tempting Argentinian menus of steak followed by indulgent puds.

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Steak and snowflakes make for a winning combo at Gaucho.

The Lawn Club

The Lawn Club are back for another instalment of their pop-up winter yurt, promising the ultimate alfresco experience complete with fluffy blankets, fairylights, disco balls and a whole tree in the centre - so plenty to snap for the 'Gram. While the decor has an alpine influence, expect menus to feature pretty Cîroc cocktails accompanying everything from bottomless brunches to sharing platters of pigs in blankets, truffle-parmesan roast tatties and brisket.

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Swap Instagrammable cafes in Manchester this Christmas for a cosy yurt complete with alpine vibes.


Already a bona fide beauty thanks to their rows of illuminated ghost trees, decorative fluffy pampas and sophisticated colour palette, Australasia are kicking things up a notch for the festive period. There's added frosted foliage and a curated menu ranging from wagyu beef nigiri to charred snapper and duck breast with mandarin puree, while the full Enchantment Experience on selected dates throughout December promises mesmerising live entertainment too.

Australasia Enchantment Experience Christmas | DesignMyNight

There's entertainment and a stunning setting on the cards here.

20 Stories

Vowing for the top spot among the most Instagrammable restaurants for Christmas dinner in Manchester this 2024, 20 Stories is that sky-high destination you've been dying to try out. There's no better time than the festive period either, when winter pergolas on the terrace boast a decadent Champagne menu and you can find even more on offer inside the main dining space too. Gaze out across the city skyline, take in the festive decor and tuck into elevated British favourites.

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Let this rooftop make your Christmas meal even more special.

The Ivy

After the best Instagrammable Christmas restaurants in Manchester city centre? The Ivy is always a great shout, especially as this beauty has three vibes to choose between: from a ground floor brasserie complete with decorated private dining rooms to the first floor Asian eatery and top level roof garden. Whatever you decide, there'll be gorg interiors and food for popping envy-worthy snaps all over your stories.

The Ivy Instagrammable Christmas Restaurants | DesignMyNight

The Ivy always delivers the 'Gram-worthy goods.


A fabulous pick of Instagrammable halal restaurants in Manchester for Christmas, Tattu switches the colour of its iconic blossoms to icy blue for winter. But it's not just these snowy scenes that will look amazing on your pics. Limited edition menus include a Grey Goose, blue curaçao, elderflower, orange and prosecco cocktail covered by a smoking dome, alongside a snow leopard-inspired dessert packed with peanut butter fudge, honeycomb and marshmallow - swoon.

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Contemporary Chinese cuisine meets The Great Snow at Tattu this Christmastime.

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