There’s the return of après-ski experience Bar Hütte, new rustic retreat The Tavern, 20 Stories’ winter rooftop garden and even the city’s tallest Christmas tree – there’s plenty going on down at Spinningfields…
Last year was a biggie for Bar Hütte – they absolutely smashed it with a combination of cocktails, proper snuggly chalets and of course their brilliant ‘Carol-oke’ sing-alongs. This après-ski themed bar also offers up weekly live entertainment, seasonal food and the perfect place for a jolly good Christmas piss up!
Spinningfields has welcomed new pop-up log cabin, The Tavern to their roster this year, which has taken over the Lawn Club site right next to The Ivy. They’ll be serving up frosty biers, mulled wine and Bavarian bites, alongside a massive dose of that ‘oompah’ spirit.
The Tavern, Hardman Sq, Spinningfields, Manchester. M3 3HG
Offering the perfect place to escape this Christmas, The Ivy Spinningfields has transformed its Roof Garden’s North and South terraces into the North and South Pole for the festive season, complete with warming winter dishes and delicious cocktails. The North Pole terrace offers a cosy winter woodland escape, whilst the South Pole terrace features nods to ice and Antarctica. The transformed terraces also feature dedicated, themed limited-edition cocktails as well as a host of new winter dishes on the menu. Everything is available from Monday 25th November.
The Ivy Spinningfields, The Pavilion, Byrom St, Manchester M3 3HG
Rooftop Winter Garden at 20 Stories
Having a huge outdoor terrace probably feels like a bit of a curse in the winter in Manchester, but not for 20 Stories, who have transformed their rooftop into a glamorous Winter Garden complete with huge snow globes to keep you nice and toasty. On top of this, chef Brian Hughson has created a range of Christmas menus that showcase the best of the North West.
20 Stories, No. 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB
The Curious Tepee at The Oast House
Set in the huge terrace outside The Oast House, the Curious Tepee looks set to be one of Manchester’s most atmospheric winter venues, complete with hearty food, warm drinks and a super-cosy atmosphere. They’ll also be showing a range of festive movies throughout the Christmas period in there – perfect for those dark cold winter nights.
The Oast House, Crown Square, The Avenue Courtyard, Manchester M3 3AY
The Refinery’s Outdoor Igloos
Another Christmas ritual down in Spinningfields, The Refinery have wheeled out their fantastic Outdoor Igloos once again, providing a warm, cosy space in which to enjoy a load of cocktails and some lovely Christmas food. This year they’ve been given a Nordic theme, so you and up to 7 mates can get nice and warm amongst the sheepskin throws and hot water bottles. Don’t forget to drink too many Hot Gin Toddy’s either.
The Refinery, XYZ Building, 1 Hardman Blvd, Manchester M3 3AQ
The hottest spot for the oddest cocktails, The Alchemist will be going all-out for Christmas with a range of new seasonal dishes and of course – some super-special drinks. There’s their nostalgia-ridden new Dib Dab cocktail (which is mega btw), as well as their brilliant Turkey Roulade which is pretty much a Christmas Dinner Swiss Roll.
The Alchemist, 3 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF
Complete with festive menus, seasonal cheer and an inspiring gift guide to peruse, Carluccio’s is filled with unique presents such as their delicious deli hampers, Italian groceries and that all important 3-foot tall Panettone. A little bottle of Limoncello or Grappa wouldn’t go amiss either.
Never one to ever let anyone down, Australasia offer up a wealth of food and drink options this Christmas, perfect for anything from small team dinners right up to large office parties. You’ll be mightily impressed with their Christmas Menu of Japanese dishes, in fact – this is where the Finest team went last year and it was nothing short of brilliant.
Australasia, 1 The Avenue, Deansgate, Manchester M3 3AP
Hey Little Cupcake!
Celebrate the festive season with Hey Little Cupcake’s Signature Christmas Cupcake Collection, including delicious cakes such as Frozen Snowflake, White Chocolate Snowman and Chocolate Log, plus vegan and gluten free options!
Hey Little Cupcake! 2 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF
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