The best 3-course Christmas dinners in Manchester for skint students
What student wants to slave over the oven all day, searching for the giblets in a turkey and peeling potatoes until you get a cramp in your hand? Not me, that’s why I’ve found the best 3-course (because, why not?) Christmas meals Manchester has to offer. You're welcome.
The Blue Pig
Situated in the heart of the Northern Quarter, The Blue Pig is famous for their traditional roast dinners and offer local meat produce. Their menu includes a pulled pork and hickory-smoked maple bacon terrine, thyme and smoked garlic roast Lancashire turkey, and sticky toffee and pear pudding; there is no doubt that their Christmas lunches will be desired across Manchester.
Price: £22.95 for three courses
Where: 69 High Street, M4 1FS
The Grill on New York Street
Specialising in ‘no-nonsense’ food, The Grill on New York Street offers three courses for just over £30 and, if you book between 20th November – 27th December you receive free welcome drinks for you and the rest of your party!
Their menu options are a little on the flamboyant side to match their slightly higher price, including a Tiger Prawn Salad, sirloin steak, and spiced plum frangipane for dessert. Of course, they serve a traditional turkey dinner too.
Price: £30.95 for three courses
Where: New York St, Manchester M1 4BD
Everyone knows the Alchemist for being a place of wonder, and every time those cocktails change colour it just takes your breath away, no matter how many times you’ve seen it before. Their Christmas menu features classics with a twist, and we would expect nothing less from the Alchemist!
Their menu includes celeriac soup, turkey roulade, and even a traditional Christmas pudding.
Price: £28 for three courses
Where: 3 Hardman Street, M3 3HF
Hard Rock Café
Not everyone wants to eat the traditional Christmas Dinner; some want to leave that for the multiple plates they will have when they head home for Christmas. If this is you, then Hard Rock Café have your back!
Their diverse menu includes arugula salad, a rack of ribs, mac 'n cheese, and a Christmas pudding cheesecake.
Price: £26.95 for three courses and a welcome drink
Where: Exchange Square, M4 2BS
There you have it – four delicious and overdraft-friendly Christmas Dinners for you to choose from which mean you can skip the washing up of every pot and pan you own.
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