Whether you’re looking for an overnight stay, an evening meal or simply drinks at the bar, Malmaison has been one of the city’s top luxury destinations for years.

The mood-lighting, sumptuous purple colour scheme and lavish furnishings make for an unforgettable experience, whatever you have in mind.

And now, with their new Good or Bad menu this month, you have the option of enjoying everything Malmaison has to offer, without having to break your new year resolutions.

As the name suggests, half the menu is ‘good’, featuring a host of vegetarian and non-too-calorific choices, while the ‘bad’ half is for those who want to give in to temptation, with a selection of rich, decadent courses.

You can feel virtuous or give into temptation with Malmaison’s new menu I Love Manchester

Feeling virtuous? Keep the angel on your shoulder happy (not to mention your personal trainer) with a range of nutritious courses.

For example, you can kick things off with a classic smoked salmon on rye bread or a winter leaf salad starter, and follow up with a roast cauliflower and almond korma curry or a beetroot and chickpea burger – ideal if you’re taking part in Veganuary.

Then finish off with a bowl of fresh berries and dark chocolate sauce, a fresh fruit salad or a selection of sorbets and ice cream. Who says healthy eating can’t taste great?

However, if you’re looking for a devilish, no holds barred menu of hedonistic dining, the ‘bad’ menu is the one for you.

You can feel virtuous or give into temptation with Malmaison’s new menu I Love Manchester

Starters include buffalo chicken wings with that next-level homemade hot sauce, or bourbon-glazed pork belly squares, while main dishes range from that classic Chez Mal burger, a makhani butter chicken or braised beef short rib cottage pie.

Desserts take things even naughtier, with a sundae jam-packed with salted caramel ice cream, toasted peanuts, brownie pieces and a toffee sauce, or the legendary sticky toffee pudding.

You might need to loosen your belt notches after this three-course feast, but by gosh, it’ll be worth it.

Whichever path you follow, your pockets won’t be complaining. You can snap up two courses for £25 or three for £30, which includes a good or bad cocktail, or go for the fixed price menu (£19.95 for two courses and £24.95 for three courses) until Wednesday 12th February 2020.

You can feel virtuous or give into temptation with Malmaison’s new menu I Love Manchester

Of course, chances are you’ll turn up with the best of intentions and they’ll go out the window as soon as you settle into that wonderfully lavish Malmaison ambience. Here’s your chance to test your mettle, and see you can stick to your January goals, or if the lure of the dark side will prove too much to resist.

Whatever happens, you’re guaranteed a world-class meal, made from the freshest seasonal ingredients around and carefully curated by Malmaison executive chef John Woodward.

Want our sneaky tip? Go with a guest and flip a coin for who gets to be ‘good’ and who’s going to be ‘bad’.

That way, if it comes to it, you can share the plates and enjoy the best of both worlds – a little taste of everything on offer, guilt-free and morally-neutral (sort of)!

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