Christmas dinner 2023: 7 Manchester restaurants open on Christmas Day

Here are some places in Manchester now taking booking for Christmas Day dinners.
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It may seem sacrilegious to some people, but plenty of Manchester restaurants are opening on Christmas day this year, offering turkey and all the trimmings for anyone who would rather not spend the day in the kitchen. 

Some of the restaurants are offering a traditional dinner, but there are some places where you can find Christmas dinners with a twist – including curry platters and Chinese feasts. 

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If you are already dreading the thought of basting a turkey crown and boiling sprouts on Christmas day morning, here are some Manchester restaurants that will be opening their doors for dinner bookings on the big day. 

Zouk

Zouk is famous for its fusion twist on the classic roast dinner, which they are offering to guests on Christmas Day for £75 per person. You get a glass of prosecco and some poppadoms and pickles as an appetiser, followed by a starter platter of chaat, lamb kebab and chicken tikka, and a choice of mains that include curry options and roast options. 

Peter Street Kitchen

Peter Street Kitchen is offering a five-course Christmas Day luncheon for £145 per person. Starters include your choice of seared scallops, crispy duck salad or stracciatella with cinnamon roasted plums, followed by a palate cleanser. Mains include Dover sole fillet, beef Wellington, corn-fed chicken breast, or a Portobello mushroom and goats cheese wellington, and deserts include a creme brulee, chocolate fondant and vanilla cheesecake. 

Ducie Street Warehouse

Ducie Street Warehouse are hosting two Christmas dinner sittings, at 12pm or 2:30pm. It costs £120 per person for adults and £60 for children. You get snacks on arrival, followed by a starter that includes French onion soup and smoked salmon rillettes among other things. For the main, guests can choose between turkey, beef sirloin, pan roasted sea trout or mushroom steak – which all come with all the trimmings. There is also a selection of deserts to choice, including, most importantly, a Christmas pudding. 

20 Stories

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If you want Christmas dinner with a view on the big day, 20 Stories is definitely the place to be. For £140 per person, guests will get a set five-course meal, starting with a venison carpaccio, followed by a braised chicory and a turkey main.The final two courses are Christmas pudding and mince pie. Vegan and children’s menus are also available. 

Sam’s Chop House

One of Manchester’s oldest restaurants, Sam’s Chop House, is also offering a Christmas day dinner. This costs £89 per person and includes sourdough boules with marmite butter, dripping and gravy as an appetiser, followed by your choice of starters such as West coast shellfish cocktail, chicken and duck liver parfait and goats cheese. Mains include turkey dinner, beef cheek bourguignon, and sweet potato Wellington, and desserts include Christmas pudding and chocolate tart. 

OSMA

Scandi-style restaurant OSMA, which is located in Prestwich and is featured in the Michelin Guide, is offering a Christmas day dinner for £125 per person, £80 for children 12 and under. This includes canapes, followed by a starter of broccoli and stilton soup, chicken liver pate or dill cured salmon, followed by classic mains of turkey, duck breast, beef fillet or wild mushroom pithivier. Desserts include sherry trifle with raspberry, blackberries and vanilla cream, steamed ginger pudding with caramel ice cream or cheese board. 

8 Manchester

Chinese restaurant 8 Manchester, located in Whitefield, is offering a reasonably priced festive feast for £55 per person and great for anyone looking for an alternative to the traditional turkey dinner. Soup starters include turkey and sweetcorn or king prawn hot & sour, followed by a mixed platter of vegetable spring rolls, spare ribs, crab claws and prawn dumplings. Mains include teriyaki diced steak, king prawn in Peking sauce and crispy chilli beef, among other things. 

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