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 menu's also customisable, from sliders through to canapes.
Christmas Dinners In Manchester
Christmas is a time for eating, drinking, and eating some more. With that in mind, Manchester's best bars, pubs and restaurants pull out all the stops to tempt you in from the cold with their festive feasts. So whether you're looking for somewhere to have Christmas dinner in Manchester with friends, or you're arranging a work's Christmas party for you and your colleagues, check out our guide to some of the best in Manchester.
From blankets on the terrace through 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 group party, try their outdoor igloos for canapes and cocktails, or inside there's a choice of hearty plates.
Enjoy a Christmas dinner at Deansgate's Gusto and you'll be treated to an opulent restaurant in Elliot House, made all the better thanks to a menu of delicious, high-end Italian food and amazing bottles of wine.
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 such as bubbly and half price cocktails if you book Monday - Wednesday.
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.
Looking for a unique Christmas dinner in Manchester? Where the food doesn't stick to the British norm of potatoes and gravy? Cottonopolis will be putting an Eastern spin on proceedings with a Kurisumasu Menu; think duck bacon, roasted Wagyu, and chocolate and miso brownies.
From Mince Pie Manhattans through to Gingerbread Sours, Gaucho is a slick little spot for dinner this December. The restaurant is seriously stylish, from the cow-hide decor through to the huge chandeliers - the festive menu is similarly as swanky, with a selection of steak cuts.
It's a relatively new addition to the Manchester dining scene but it's already made a splash. Albatross & Arnold is a smart and intimate restaurant, with a short and sweet set menu that focuses on British produce and flavours.
Try your Christmas dinner in Manchester with a difference. Not only can you chow down on themed Christmas burgers and specially created festive cocktails, there's also bowling lanes on site, making it a great option if you're the one stuck with organising the Christmas party.
With bespoke gin cocktail and quirky take on traditional festive food, this steak restaurant is making sure no one's going hungry this festive season. The restaurant mixes its own gin up, so expect some time-appropriate flavours; think cinnamon, ginger bread or mince pie.
With lip-smackingly tasty and beautifully plated dishes, Peter Street Kitchen is bringing a taste of Japanese and Mexican fusion to Spinningfields. Not only is the menu absolutely delicious, but the small plates, classic cocktails and stunning interior are the perfect combination for a luxurious Christmas meal in Manchester.
Brasserie Abode have become somewhat famed for their sumptuous Sunday Roasts, so a Christmas dinner here guarantees a high standard of cooking. Head to the Piccadilly brasserie this festive season and explore what fantastical foods offerings they have for you.
Get ready to kick your average turkey and stuffing dinner to the curb courtesy of Cane & Grain. Not only one of the most unique places for a festive meal in Manchester, join them for a unique menu of ribs, fries and tiki salt and plenty more.
So you want something a little swanky and a little sexy this Christmas? Step right this way, kid as The Living Room puts a touch of luxury on proceedings. The Deansgate venue has got all sorts when it comes to Christmas nosh, including a festive afternoon tea, but if it's sit-down you're after, check out their traditional offering which includes a glass of bubbles.
A popular student hangout, Trof is bringing the fun to Christmas dinners. Three-courses of homecooked food? No bother for this kitsch little spot which will be sticking to Cheshire-raised turkey and beef bourguignon in casual surrounds.
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, which is also available on the day itself.