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Written by Luke Bull - 09 October 2023

The 7 best Christmas restaurants in Manchester

Christmas is a time of year full of joyous celebrations. It is a time full of harmony, love and excitement, a time where Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey play in everyone's households in the build-up to Christmas.

There is no place better to get into the festive spirit than Manchester, where you eat at the best Christmas restaurants, eating turkey and drinking mulled wine until your heart's content, or you pass out on the sofa – whatever comes first.

Manchester is filled with great restaurants to feast festively this winter season. So get your Christmas crackers out, your woolly jumpers on and loosen the belt a few notches.

Without further ado, these are our favourite Christmas restaurants in Manchester

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Grand pacific christmas restaurant machester
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1. A lavish Christmas restaurant in Manchester: Grand Pacific


Grand Pacific is a sumptuous Christmas restaurant in Manchester.

For an opulent dining experience, embellished with wreaths and festive lighting, Grand Pacific offers a memorable Christmas affair.

A three-course Christmas menu has been curated by highly experienced Chefs, as well as a merry high tea option. So whether it is the traditional Christmas turkey or the duck leg, you will have an enjoyable experience.

It is just a short walk from both Salford Central station and Manchester Piccadilly.

tattu christmas restaurant manchester
tattu christmas restaurant manchester

2. An iridescent Christmas venue in Manchester: Tattu


For an alternative Christmas meal, take a look at Tattu, for a modern Chinese dining experience.

With dishes from the a la carte menu or the seasonal sharing menu, Tattu is a Christmas restaurant to bear in mind.

You can enjoy contemporary Chinese cuisine surrounded by an award-winning immersive interior. Its oriental design, featuring an illuminating tree, reminiscent of cherry blossoms, makes dining a treat for all the senses.

Private hire is available.

Tattu is just a short walk away from Salford Central station.

cote christmas restaurant manchester
cote christmas restaurant manchester

3. A Christmas restaurant in Manchester for a festive feast: Côte


Combining fresh ingredients and seasonal flavouring, Côte is a Christmas restaurant to visit in Manchester.

Take a look at the Menu de Noël, where a three-course festive feast is at your fingertips.

Private hire is available for up to 150 guests upon request. Côte hosts large and small events to ensure that everyone gets the Christmas experience they ask for.

So whether it be parsnip soup followed by Turkey Paupiette and finishing off with a winter spiced créme brûlée.

trof christmas restaurant manchester
trof christmas restaurant manchester

4. A cozy Christmas restaurant in Manchester: Trof


Trof becomes a Christmas restaurant when the days start to get shorter and the weather becomes colder.

Whether you are looking for a Christmas private dining experience for your friends and family or your colleagues from work, Trof offers it all.

There is the option to have a three-course festive meal or a Christmas buffet, whatever takes your fancy. Trof have curated a series of dishes and mulled wine option so you feast in true Christmas fashion.

Private hire is available for up to 26 with the choice to dine in a private room on either of the two floors.

Trof is just around the corner from Manchester Victoria.

duttons christmas restaurant manchester
duttons christmas restaurant manchester

5. A Christmas restaurant in the heart of Manchester: Duttons


For a festive feast right in the heart of Manchester, take a look at Duttons.

With a warm and cosy interior, surrounded by rustic elements and candlelit tables, you will have an intimate Christmas meal. Whether it be a slow braised shin of beef followed by traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce; Duttons is a Christmas restaurant to reckon with.

Festive parties are available with either dining for up to 8 people or the bigger party option available for gatherings of over 9 people.

This Christmas restaurant is suitable for any dinner event, whether it be corporate or private.

tattu christmas restaurant manchester
tattu christmas restaurant manchester

6. A grand Christmas restaurant in Manchester: The Ivy


Located in the heart of Manchester, The Ivy makes a great Christmas restaurant to visit this season.

The cuisine is focused on modern British classics meaning a familiar Christmas menu done to perfection.

You can enjoy the festive menus, surrounded by golden Christmas decor and a merry ambience.

Private hire is available with the choice of three unique and beautifully decorated spaces. The spaces are able to host up to 40 guests for any dining brief.

cottonopolis christmas restaurant manchester
cottonopolis christmas restaurant manchester

7. A Christmas restaurant to nestle into in Manchester: Cottonopolis


For another alternative, Cottonopolis, a Japanese-inspired restaurant, is a great Christmas restaurant to visit in Manchester.

Within a Grade II listed building in Manchester's Northern Quarter, great food is served all year round with seasonal flavourings and produce.

Cottonopolis is a warm and cosy industrial space to nestle into, especially at Christmas.

Private hire is available for all group sizes through enquiry, with plenty of spaces to choose from.

It is just a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly.

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How to hire a Christmas dinner venue in Manchester

We know that finding a venue the old-fashioned way (where you trawl the internet, contact 10 venues or set your heart on one, only to find that they're out of your price range and not even available on your dates) is a pain, and there are a few pitfalls between you and booking your perfect Christmas dinner venue. Getting the venue-finding process down to a professional art is what we’ve made our mission ever since we took on the events industry. We often get asked the same questions, so here's what we recommend to quickly and easily hire a space in Manchester.

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For Christmas dinner venues in Manchester, you're spoilt for choice. Here are a few extra special ones that we vouch for:

Tattu – For an alternative Christmas dinner, head to Tattu for its contemporary Chinese cuisine.

Duttons – This cosy venue is best for an intimate Christmas dinner for up to 8 people.

There really is no one answer to this question: so many variables come into play when understanding the cost of exclusive hire of a Christmas dinner venue. How many guests are you planning for? Is the venue for the day, an afternoon, or the night? The good news is that you can find a venue for pretty much any budget (okay, almost any budget). Instead of letting the venue dictate the price, our advice is to be proactive and set a budget that you feel comfortable with – this way the right venues can reach out to you through HeadBox.

There are lots of ways to book a Manchester Christmas dinner venue. You can do the old-fashioned thing and pick up the phone, or email the venue directly. Unfortunately, lots of venues are busy and may not get back to you in time. That's where we come in. Give us your enquiry and we'll reach out to the best Christmas dinner venues in Manchester and let you enjoy your free time. Easy.

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