This Manchester restaurant opened on Christmas Day to feed the homeless – with all the trimmings

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Lebanese restaurant Jasmine Grill opened its doors to rough sleepers and the homeless on Christmas Day to give out free food and gifts.

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Jasmine Grill Manchester received copious donations including festive cards, socks, underwear, toiletries, gloves, hats, chocolate and sweets.

For their first Christmas since taking over the local restaurant in Manchester’s Gay Village this summer, the restaurant’s owners, who also run Manchester taxi firm Street Cars, invited local homeless charities to help out on the day.

“The magic of Christmas has brought us all together this year,” said Sam Arshad proprietor of Jasmine Grill. “It was great to see so many happy faces around our restaurant.”

The good people behind Jasmine Grill and Street Cars even offered free taxi pick-ups to bring people to the restaurant from across Manchester and, as promised, were happy to take them back afterwards free of charge, too.

Give back, book a table at Jasmine Grill and find them at 5 Richmond St, Manchester M1 3HF

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