6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Cheshire Life today CLICK HERE

5 Christmas meals out with a difference

PUBLISHED: 00:00 04 December 2018

Christmas dinner pizza at Santa Maluco (c) Carl Sukonik

Christmas dinner pizza at Santa Maluco (c) Carl Sukonik

© The Vain Photography | Carl Sukonik | http://www.thevain.co.uk/ | http://www.twitter.com/thevainphotos

Enjoy an alternative Christmas in Cheshire, Manchester and Liverpool

View this post on Instagram

Crispy pigs head, caramelised apple, BBQ

A post shared by Sticky Walnut (@sticky_walnut) on

Sticky Walnut

Where? Hoole, Chester

What’s on the menu? Gary Usher is one of the most innovative chefs on the region’s dining scene and while meat eaters can feast on a crispy pig’s head terrine followed by turkey breast and roast potatoes, he’s conjured up something a little more unusual for the vegan diner. There’s a starter of whole roasted cauliflower, capers, raisin and spiced apple salad and for mains hay smoked carrot, orange, crispy sesame tofu and caraway.

Cost? Three courses, £24

stickywalnut.net

Santa Maluco

Where? 2 Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 0NA

What’s on the menu? Their rather bonkers Christmas Dinner Pizza is being served at this funky Brazilian pizza joint. The Christmas special pizza has (ok yes) turkey, cranberry and a pigs in blankets topping. For vegans there’s a whole separate menu of meat-free toppings that include falafel and curry sauce, salt and pepper tofu, spring onions, chillies, sriracha and char sui toppings.

Cost? Christmas lunch, which includes sides, a dessert pizza and a glass of Prosecco starts at £26

santamaluco.com

Fisk

Where? New Road, Prestbury

What’s on the menu? Kanyana Williams, Fisk’s Chef Patron has been working on some exciting new dishes including rock lobster tail Thai salad and fabulous fillet steak. Vegans can kick off their meal with a starter of vegetable tempura followed by a Thai curry for mains and for dessert, there’s banana cake and sticky toffee pudding, instead of the traditional Christmas pudding.

Cost? Three courses, £29

www.fiskuk.com

The Allotment

Where? Lloyds House, 18-22 Lloyd St, Manchester, M2 5WA

What’s on the menu? The Stockport vegan restaurant has found a new home in the centre of Manchester where it is rocking a thrilling Christmas tasting menu that includes: cranberry and red wine parfait, maple glazed sweet potato crisp, cinnamon spiced carrot soup, brined cauliflower smoked and pan fried in an orange reduction served with ‘all the trimmings’ pressed apple, clove fermented nut cheeseboard and chocolate truffles.

Cost? £45

allotmentvegan.co.uk

Yu

Where? London Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7QD

What’s on the menu? On Christmas Day Yu is serving a banquet that includes king prawn sesame toast, Cantonese sweet glazed loin ribs, chilli salt and pepper squid and pork war tip, followed by a second course of Cherrywood smoked Goosnargh duck served with Asian pickles, hoi sin and pancakes.

Cost? £49 - four people minimum

yualderleyedge.com

More from Cheshire Life

00:00

Top chef Aiden Byrne from Lymm has returned to Tower 12. He tells us about his new vision for Restaurant MCR

Read more

Glamorous Alderley Edge restaurant Parea was the venue for the launch of a blossoming new business, Sweet Flower.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:36

Alderley Edge’s Alberti twins offer the recipe for romance this Valentine’s Day

Read more
Yesterday, 10:31

War! What is it good for? If you remember, Edwin Starr summed it up pretty succinctly in his 1969 soul hit . . .

Read more
Yesterday, 00:00

BBC Radio Manchester presenter Chelsea Norris was the host of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital charity’s annual lunch, Sparkle in the City, at The Midland Hotel in Manchester.

Read more
Manchester
Yesterday, 00:00

Central London can be as exhausting as it is exciting, but The Marylebone hotel seems the perfect antidote on a weekend away in London.

Read more
Yesterday, 00:00

Cottons Spa in Knutsford has had a facelift and is looking amazing. It’s the perfect reason to pay a visit.

Read more
Knutsford Spas
Wed, 14:41

Triathlons, getting up at dawn to present BBC Breakfast, the Chester-based presenter is not renowned for taking things slowly...

Read more

To the civil parish of Bunbury this month, for an easy walk through fields around the village

Read more
Wed, 00:00

The Snow Ball, held at Chester Racecourse, celebrated its 15th year with a glamorous black-tie event for hundreds of youngsters between the ages of 11 and 16.

Read more
Tue, 09:09

‘The Past is a different country, they do things differently there,’ said L.P.Hartley, but delve into Cheshire’s past and you’ll find that love never changes

Read more

Two amateur film-makers from Crewe have won an award for their documentary about an important piece of the town’s railway heritage.

Read more
Tue, 00:00

It was a red-hot evening of fun as friends, supporters and staff of Francis House children’s hospice enjoyed a Christmas ball at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa.

Read more

February means Valentine’s Day, so we head for Rowton Hall, a Cheshire hotel with a reputation for romance.

Read more
Chester

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today


Local Business Directory

Property Search

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Cheshire