One of the best restaurants in Spinningfields, Australasia is a great pick whether you're after a chilled out team dinner or evening with your bubble. There's Christmas cocktails, a dedicated lunch menu, dinner options and a vegan spread that includes veggie tempura and pumpkin mash.
Christmas Dinners In Manchester
Christmas is a time for eating, drinking, and eating some more. From themed menus to stunningly decorated spaces, the city's best bars, pubs and restaurants pull out all the stops to tempt you in from the cold in December. So whether you're looking for somewhere to eat with friends, or you're arranging a socially-distanced party, check out our guide to the best restaurants for Christmas dinner in Manchester.
Looking for a quirky Christmas dinner in Manchester? Foundry Project's festive menu includes stacked turkey burgers, stuffing pizzas and deep-fried camembert, washed down with mulled wine or a selection of themed cocktails.
Spend your Christmas dinner in Manchester's warming Northern Quarter venue, The Pen and Pencil. The restaurant has several options, with private rooms or single table booking depending on your size. The menus can also be customised with everything from sliders to canapes.
Get ready to kick your average Christmas dinner of turkey and stuffing dinner to the curb courtesy of Cane & Grain. Not your usual pick for a festive meal in Manchester, they're also bringing you a menu of smoked ribs, moreish fries and sharing platters.
Not only are Brown's opening their York Street doors for a variety of special menus this season, but they're even doing it throughout Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve which means that you're festive feasting has no bounds.
Slug and Lettuce are bringing the big guns out this December with an indulgent three-course menu. Tuck into king prawn lobster and seafood salad, slow-cooked rib of beef and a cherry brownie cheezecake whilst sipping on fizz with your bubble.
Enjoy a Christmas dinner at Deansgate's Gusto and you'll be amazed by the opulent interiors of Elliot House. Topping it off? A menu that's equally as impressive, with high-end Italian dishes and amazing bottles of wine, making for one charming festive experience.
Banyan is all about the cool and casual, something that's slipped over to their menus this year. Before you spend all night dancing and drinking at this little number, tuck into either a two or three-course meal; we've already spied a deep-fried camembert in the starters.
Grand Pacific makes a great choice for a quirky Christmas dinner in Manchester. Explore their menu that features festive high tea, seasonal sips and the main event which promises steam duck dim sum, Malaysian salmon and, of course, roast turkey with all the trimmings.
From mince pie Manhattans through to gingerbread sours, Gaucho is a slick little spot for Christmas dinner this December. The restaurant is seriously stylish, from the cowhide decor through to the huge chandeliers - the festive menu is similarly as swanky, with a selection of steak cuts.
From blankets on the terrace to all the turkey trimmings, when it comes to a Christmas meal in Manchester, The Refinery is something of a no-brainer. If you're booking a small group party, try their outdoor igloos for canapes and cocktails in a unique setting.
Not just the home of Manchester's best happy hour, this Northern Quarter pick also serves up a top Christmas spread that'll really jingle your bells. Round up your bubble and head to Dive for a socially-distanced seasonal feast to remember.
Brasserie Abode have become famed for their sumptuous Sunday roasts, so a festive meal here guarantees a high standard of cooking. Enjoy one of Manchester's best Christmas dinners at this Piccadilly gem and lap up seasonal specials washed down with top-qaulity drinks.
With lip-smacking dishes, Peter Street Kitchen is bringing a taste of Japanese and Mexican fusion to Spinningfields. Not only is the menu beautiful, but the small plates, classic cocktails and stunning interiors are the perfect combination for a luxurious Christmas dinner in Manchester.
Included as one of The Sunday Times' top 100 restaurants, James Martin Restaurant within the Manchester235 Casino is a top choice if you're after something a bit razzle dazzle. The venue is serving lunch four days a week and dinner every night, with special offers to boot.
While it may be closed on Christmas Day itself, Trof is giving you plenty of time to lap up their delicious multi-course festive menus and party buffets. Scoff on the likes of Cheshire-raised turkey and beef bourguignon in casual surrounds at this Northern Quarter staple.
Not your average pub, The Bay Horse is a modern take on the old school boozer. Serving up wholesome bites in laid-back surroundings, there's a buffet-style menu alongside set courses that include citrus pork belly, a nut roast and baked turkey, making for a winning Christmas dinner.
Rosso is all about fancy Italian dining and it's no different come December. The sexy Spring Gardens spot is cooking up whole roasted turbot, slow roasted rib of beef, and a salad of duck confit leg for their Christmas menu, all matched with gorgeous decorations.
Head on over to The Dakota Grill for their brand-new festive menu, which champions seasonal and high-quality ingredients. Starting at three-courses for £40 per person, the feast includes all the classics such as turkey with trimmings alongside Christmas pud with brandy custard.
Looking for a unique Christmas dinner in Manchester where the food doesn't stick to the British norm? Cottonopolis will be putting an alternative spin on proceedings with an Asian menu that switches things up from the bog-standard turkey dinner.