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

Yesterday, 16:41

The best things about Chester – by some of its greatest fans

Read more
Chester
Mon, 15:50

As a Christmas treat, Cheshire Life gives one lucky reader the chance to win an array of fantastic prizes to share with their loved ones

Read more
Mon, 15:32

Take a bird’s eye view of this lovely Cheshire village with its blend of history and high-end retailers and restaurants

Read more

Real Housewife of Cheshire Nicole Sealey creates a fabulous festive wonderland in her Wilmslow home

Read more
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Christmas at home with Julie and Phil Neville

Read more
Saturday, November 21, 2020

Louise Minchin on loving news, getting up early and the BBC

Read more
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Support local this festive season with this stockingful of made in Cheshire gift ideas...

Read more
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Our winner will enjoy an overnight stay in the city... (once the lockdown is over)

Read more
Monday, November 16, 2020

A different taste for each of the 12 days of Christmas? Nick Birchall of The Cheese Shop in Nantwich selects the best for your festive table

Read more
Monday, November 16, 2020

Have you seen the Chester Christmas advert to rival John Lewis?

Read more
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Fancy a slice of cake deception? Then Ben Cullen might just be your extreme baker...

Read more
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Charlotte Cochrane of Made Below is keeping the faith that lockdown has made us all more aware of the importance of buying local and choosing sustainable

Read more
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Do you know a Cheshire hero who has stepped up during the pandemic?

Read more
Cheshire Life keeplifelocal

Most Read

Subscribe or buy a mag today


Local Business Directory

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest from the Cheshire