The Christmas Markets may have closed their twinkly gates for another year but fear not – you can still get your mitts on some of the city’s wackiest festive treats.
Here’s eight of Manchester’s best that will leave you wondering why you ate dry turkey and Brussels sprouts for so long.
1. Christmas Roast Fondue, Bøck Bière Café
The Belgian inspired restaurant has become something of a viral sensation after it merged two of the greatest things ever created – roast dinner and fondue.
Now, they’ve taken it a step further and introduced a Christmas version with sausage and cranberry stuffed turkey breast, pigs in blankets, rosemary roasties, glazed veg, apple and hazelnut stuffing balls, Yorkshire pudding waffles and a huge fondue of gravy for dunking.
bockcafe.co.uk, 10 Tib Lane, Manchester M2 4JB
2. All I want for Christmas, Yorkshire Pudding Burger, Joshua Brooks
First, Manchester saw the iconic Yorkshire pudding wrap. Now, we’ve been blessed all over again with a Yorkshire pudding burger.
The All I want for Christmas features a turkey burger, sage and onion sausage patty, pigs in blankets, truffled parsnips, and lashings of cranberry sauce wedged between two giant Yorkshire puds.
joshuabrooks.co.uk, 106 Princess Street M1 6NG
3. Brewski Cristmas Platter, Brewski Chorlton
Just when we thought we’d seen it all – now you can get a deep fried Crimbo dinner served with a bubbling, baked camembert.
Brewski has created a platter of perfection with a giant battered pig in blanket, deep fried stuffing balls, turkey goujons, baked camembert, deep fried roasties, gravy and Cumberland sauce. Good luck fastening your jeans after this…
brewskibar.co.uk, 537-539 Wilbraham Road, M21 0UE
4. Mary, Joseph and Baby Cheeses, Crazy Pedro’s
When you think of Christmas dinners, pizza wouldn’t usually spring to mind.
But, in true Crazy Pedro’s style, the pioneering pizza parlour has managed to create a weird and wonderful combo – a doughy mozzarella feast with turkey, pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing, honey roasted parsnips and cranberry sauce.
crazypedros.co.uk, 55-57 Bridge Street M3 3BQ
5. Son of a Nutcracker, Almost Famous, Great Northern
Known for serving up gigantic burgers that could even stump Bruce Bogtrotter, Almost Famous has created a whopping Christmas feast.
Feast your eyes on a gooey cheeseburger, with BBQ spiced sausage stuffing patty, buttermilk fried turkey, slaw, bacon and cranberry jam, JD cola BBQ sauce and brandy butter peppercorn mayo.
And that’s not even all of it…
Piled sky high on top of the bun is a sausage roll, sausage stuffing, bacon and cranberry jam, chorizo, cheddar, BBQ spice and of course, a pig in blanket. Epic.
almostfamousburgers.com/greatnorthern, Great Northern Warehouse, Peter Street M3 4EJ
6. The Ultimate Crimbo Dinner, Northern Soul
The UK’s first grilled cheese restaurant has done it again.
The Ultimate Crimbo Dinner packs a Xmas feast between an oozing grilled cheese toastie, with a turkey crown, pink lady stuffing, and cranberry sauce, topped off with a gravy soaked pig in blanket lollipop.
Northernsoulmcr.com, 10 Church St, Manchester M4 1PN
7. Christmas Afternoon Tea, Home Sweet Home
Sweet lovers rejoice – the cake extraordinaire, Home Sweet Home, has created three decadent tiers of sugary goodness.
Take your Nan for a civilised afternoon tea of Christmas pudding truffles, salted caramel brownies, after eight espresso mousse, cinnamon swirls and a selection of Crimbo bagels with roast beef, turkey and salmon.
CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON TEA —– Christmas pudding truffles, salted caramel brownies, after eight espresso mousse, cinnamon swirls and a selection of our Christmas special bagels including roast beef, turkey and salmon. —– Available from Monday the 4th of December. BOOK NOW! *available at Great Northern site only*
homesweethomenq.com, Home Sweet Home, Great Northern Warehouse, Deansgate
8. The Christmas Hanger, Smoke Yard,
Why have a regular roast on a plate, when you could have it hanging in the air?
Smoke Yard has flipped the Xmas dinner on its head with a grilled turkey, chipolata and pork stuffing hanging kebab, dripping onto a Yorkshire pud full of honey roasted parsnips, Brussels sprouts, cranberry and apple cinnamon compote and a good old pot of gravy.
Oh hello Christmas menu. Now taking bookings for December. We can even cater for upto 25 people in our private function room. Here’s our ‘Christmas Hanger’ Seasoned grilled turkey breast Pigs in blankets Pork stuffing ball Honey roast parsnips Sautéed shredded Brussel sprouts & sage Cranberry & apple cinnamon compote & a pot of gravy All snuggled together in a giant Yorkshire pudding. #food #yummy #foodporn #instafood #delicious #foodie #eat #foodgasm #foodpic #cooking #snack #snack #nom #nomnom #nomnomnom #burger #ribs #shakes #milkshake #smokeyard #heaven #steak #meat
smoke-yard.co.uk, 7 Church Terrace, Oldham OL1 3AT
From deep fried Xmas dinners, to roast fondues and Yorkshire pudding burgers, it seems nothing is too wacky for Mancunians this Crimbo.