December. It’s the one time a year that we can gorge on mince pies for every meal of the day – and not a single person can say a thing about it. And that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Starting with Manchester’s finest mince pies served up at some of the best bars and restaurants in town, we’re so ready to turn into a giant, sugar-dusted shortcrust, before, of course, turning to our trusty British supermarkets on Christmas Eve and scooping up any (and all) discounted boxes. Here’s our guide to the best mince pies Manchester has to offer right now.
1. Miracle on Cross Street
Popping up especially for the festive season, Miracle on Cross Street is the perfect (and probably the most Christmassy) place to wind down with a mince pie this month. The bar, which resides below Salt Dog Slims, is serving up the delicious seasonal treats alongside Christmassy cocktails, mulled wine and more, with grotto-style decor to accompany the bar’s Christmas theme. Miracle on Cross Street, 17 Bow Ln, M2 4FW.
2. The Ivy
Launching as part of a tasty Christmas menu, The Ivy is serving up plates of mini mince pies this Christmas, served with a delectable hazelnut and brand cream that makes for the perfect, luxury finishing to the classic pud. Accompanied by an array of festive flavours, guests can order The Ivy’s mince pies from the dessert menu now. The Ivy, The Pavilion, Byrom St, M3 3HG.
3. Bar Hutte
Returning for the festive season once again, Bar Hutte has gone all out with the festivities – including, of course, mince pies. Available to scran at the Christmassy bar which consists of plenty of private karaoke huttes, the little treats are perfectly accompanied by mulled wine, boozy hot chocolates and so much more. Bar Hutte, 235 Deansgate, M3 4EN.
One of Manchester’s finest bakeries (and the famous chocolatier) has brought back their delicious mince pies for Christma, featuring their signature chocolate round stamped with their logo. Filled with a succulent vine fruit filling, guests can enjoy the delicious treats at the cafe once again, with a less Instagrammable version (for better travelling!) available to order online. Slattery, 197 Bury New Rd, Whitefield, M45 6GE.