Generic turkey feasts? Tinsie Yorkie puddings? Forget about ‘em. We’ve been talking to the all knowing team at DesignMyNight for some of the most unique food and drink offerings this season. From creative cocktails and wacky burgers to battered Quality Street, these just so happen to be some of the best Christmas-themed things to eat and drink around the country.
Maxwell’s Bar & Kitchen may be known for its wild burgers and freakshakes, but they’re whipping up something of a snowstorm with this year’s Christmas menu. Tuck into a hefty patty with all the trimmings - think stuffing, Brussels sprouts and gravy - topped off with pigs in blankets, before washing it all down with a sharing ‘festive freakshake’. The drinkable dessert is loaded with ice cream, chocolate, gingerbread men, candy canes and whipped cream.
We know what you’re thinking: how are fish and chips possibly festive? Just ask Poppie’s in London. Not only are they serving up some of the best fish and chips in the country, but they’re celebrating the season by offering up a wicked twist on a traditional treat in the shape of deep-fried Quality Streets. Crunch your way through toffee fingers, The Green Triangle and coconut eclairs in a way you’ve never, EVER, tried before.
3. Indulge In Some Festive NYC-Style Grub - London
Dirty Bones is undoubtedly one of the coolest restaurants in the city, with effortless interiors and a cocktail menu that’ll keep you coming back for more. But what about Christmas we hear you cry? The stylish NYC-themed bar and restaurant has created an entire holiday menu for you to get your gnashers into this year, with goodies such as holiday tacos, truffled tater tots and a peanut butter and chocolate mousse for those with a serious sweet tooth.
4. Get Merry With One Or Two Mince Pie Martinis - London
Authentic kebab house Maison Bab isn’t just putting a luxury spin on our go-to drunk food, they’re also adding a festive upgrade to the common martini with, you guessed it, a Mince Pie Martini of all things. Grab your mates and head over to the Covent Garden restaurant for this beauty of a bev made complete with vodka, prosecco and a mince pie infusion of apple, cloves, orange, cinnamon and honey. The cherry on the top? A pastry lid for that authentic touch.
If you’re looking for something a little different this Christmas, look no further than All Star Lanes. The American-themed venue has a cocktail bar, restaurant, bowling lanes and karaoke booths available for all your festive frolicking. Fuel up with a Christmas dinner burger and eggnog crème brûlée in the stylish dining room before switching into party mode for an epic night of bowling battles and singing your heart out to all the Mariah Carey.
6. Dine On The UK’s Wackiest Christmas Pudding - Birmingham
Once Upon a Time In Birmingham might just be one of our favourite festive pop-ups going. Decked out in over 88,000 fairy lights and brought to you by the notorious Bompas & Parr, the sparkling spot is serving up a festive treat in the form of light-refracting Christmas puddings and illuminated cocktails. Get ready for an unforgettable experience that’s sure to leave you glowing.
7. Consume A Christmas Dessert In Drink Form - Manchester
Never one to disappoint, Dirty Martini have created a trio of Christmas-themed cocktails, giving you the perfect opportunity to celebrate with your closest chicas. Whatever your poison, the cocktail spot have something to suit everyone. Sip from the fittingly named Christmas Fairytale - a festive dessert in drink-form, The Heartwarmer, a hella potent concoction of various spirits and fizz or the fruity-flavoured Santa Baby.
Glasgow’s chicken pros Absurd Bird are putting on a Southern American-themed Christmas this season with their yuletide menu of classic comfort dishes. Head over to the quirky dinner spot and dig in to deep South dishes with a twist such as Grinch Wings in a mulled wine glaze, and Ginger Bread Waffles loaded with fried chicken, turkey bacon and cranberry jam.
9. Fill Up On Never-Ending Pigs In Blankets And Berry Bellinis - Manchester
Black Dog NQ have outdone themselves this season with their festive spin on the classic brunch. Bringing a whole new meaning to the term bottomless, you can now get your hands on unlimited pigs in blankets throughout the festive season. If that wasn’t enough? Tuck in to 2 hours of free-flowing winter berry bellinis or festive gin copas. If that’s not a reason to pig out, we don’t know what is...
Proving that everything can be made festive, burger maestros Honest Burgers are bringing you all of the traditional Christmas flavours in burger-form. For just £12.50, nosh down on a feast of beef, smoked bacon, deep-fried camembert, cranberry sauce and rocket, alongside a must-have portion of heavenly, rosemary salted chips.
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