Forget the fights over the washing-up and leave your 6am spud peeling session behind this year, because we’ve found some cracking restaurants that are open on Christmas Day  offering a range of dining options.

So let the professionals get on with the cooking this year and focus on the best bits of Christmas – spending time with your loved ones and eating until you’re completely stuffed.

Albert’s Chop House

The Albert Square Chop House is a surefire leader in Manchester when it comes to traditional British grub done well. They are offering a stunning 7-course menu on the day, priced at £85pp (half-price for children) including a glass of award-winning English fizz hand-picked by their legendary sommelier George Bergier on arrival. Open from 12pm on Christmas Day, Albert’s is very popular and already filling up fast.

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Don Giovanni

Whether you’re after a traditional turkey dinner or something a little more Mediterranean, you can rely on Manchester’s oldest Italian restaurant to take good care of your party on Christmas Day. Don Giovanni is always a popular choice for anyone wanting to dine out at Christmas, offering two menu options for children and a special 3 course set menu for adults to enjoy priced at £59.50pp. For anyone looking to enjoy the same Don Giovanni classics in a brighter, more relaxed setting, their sister restaurant Cibo is also open and taking bookings for Christmas day.

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Great John Street Hotel  

Enjoy an indulgent three-course meal in the elegant surroundings of the charming former Victorian schoolhouse that is the Great John Street hotel. Available with your own private room (for a minimum of 8 guests only), or shared with other tables for groups of six or more, the menu includes a Bucks Fizz cocktail on arrival and is priced at £75pp.

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The Tavern at King Street Townhouse

King Street Townhouse’s Tavern offers a cosy yet elegant setting to enjoy your Christmas dinner. Serving up a sumptuous three-course meal to diners with all the festive trimmings, plus a glass of Bucks Fizz on arrival. Expect to be spoilt for your £75.

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20 Stories

Celebrate Christmas Day with a view at one of 2018’s hottest new restaurants, 20 Stories. Aiden Byrne may be taking his leave, but no doubt a stellar replacement is already lined up to fill his crocs. Costing £120pp for adults and £60pp for children, the restaurant is offering a 7-course menu that starts with a Christmas cocktail and canapes and finishes with a Christmas pudding to take home.

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Salvi’s Corn Exchange

If you fancy celebrating Christmas day in Neapolitan style this year, Salvi’s in the Corn Exchange will be open 12pm-6 pm with a special three-course menu. Reasonably priced at £49.99pp with a mixture of high-end Mediterranean favourites – such as lobster ravioli and Neapolitan lasagne – and classic meat and veg dishes on offer, there’s something for everyone here. The menu also includes a glass of prosecco on arrival to get your party started. 

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Cafe Football

Eat, drink and be merry at Cafe Football Old Trafford and the National Football Museum this Christmas. Make the festive season go with a bang with a three course menu (£20) featuring a pear and walnut salad starter, turkey burger or vegan pizza, and sticky toffee pudding. Get your team in the party mood quicker by greeting them with a glass of Cafe Football’s festive home brew (£8). Bookings are available from Monday November 26th. Pre-booking essential.

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Brasserie Abode

Celebrate Christmas at Brasserie Abode with a six-course dinner priced at £99pp. Start with a glass of champagne before tucking into a full festive feast finishing with coffee and mince pies.

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