Then you’re in luck. Because a number of Manchester’s most talented chefs are sharpening their knives especially for Christmas Day, serving up course after course of delectable festive grub. Feel like kicking back and having someone do the hard work for you this year? Read on for our picks of the best places to enjoy a Christmas Day dinner right here in Manchester.
1. Ducie Street Warehouse
Providing Mancs with the perfect escape this Christmas Day, Ducie Street is cooking up a storm for families to enjoy, serving turkey and all the trimmings on December 25th. Guests can enjoy a three-course meal packed full of festive favourites including cranberry glazed chicken liver parfait to start, roast breast of free-range turkey with all of the trimmings for mains & a flaming Christmas pudding for dessert – with a little something for all tastebuds promised. Find out more. Ducie Street Warehouse, Ducie St, M1 2TP.
2. 20 Stories
Making the big day extra special this year, 20 Stories will be open from 12pm-5pm, serving a delectable menu of Christmas Day classics. Think Cheshire turkey ballotine served with honey carrots, truffled potato puree and cranberry jus, finished off with a delicious sherry Christmas pudding served with a brandy sauce. Book it here. 20 Stories, NO. 1, 1 Hardman Square, M3 3EB.
3. The Refuge
Providing refuge to Mancs this Christmas Day, The Refuge’s Christmas Day offering is sure to excite guests, with tons of options to suit all this Christmas. Expect mains such as roast turkey, roasted Lancashire beef, Gressingham duck or vegan Wellington, alongside classic puds such as Christmas pudding, sherry trifle, chocolate parfait and a treacle tart. Find out more here. The Refuge, Oxford St, M60 7HA.
Elnecot’s team are working overtime this year, ensuring locals have the perfect, fuss-free Christmas Day. Consisting of four delicious courses, guests can enjoy champagne on arrival, a classic roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings, an array of seasonally-flavoured desserts (Christmas pudding included, of course), and a whole course of cheese, too! Find out more here. Elnecot, Cutting Room Square, 41 Blossom St, Ancoats, M4 6AJ.
5. San Carlo
Say Buon Natale this year with San Carlo, who’ll be serving up an array of Italian-inspired Christmas dishes on December 25th. Served at their King Street West venue only, guests can expect delectable dishes such as turkey with Italian gravy, fillet of beef cooked in Madeira red wine sauce, and rack of lamb with a herb crust complete with a festive red wine sauce. Ticking the boxes for both those who fancy something traditional and those that want something different, the menu has a little something for everyone this year. Find out more here. San Carlo, 42 King St W, M3 2WY.
6. The Lowry
Continuing to bring luxury vibes to Manchester even on Christmas Day, The Lowry Hotel’s River Restaurant is serving an absolute feast this Christmas Day, helping to take the pressure off and allow guests to truly celebrate. Enjoy turkey ballantine with all the best trimmings (hello, pigs in blankets!), alongside a selection of alternative main courses, festive puddings and a whole course of cheese. Find out more here. The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Pl, Salford, M3 5LH.