Christmas parties may be cancelled – but this Manchester restaurant has launched an appetising alternative

San Carlo’s Christmas celebration gift box contains everything you need to embrace the party spirit - no matter where you are

With huge uncertainty around social gatherings, Christmas office parties and get-togethers are under threat of cancellation this year. 

But despite the new restrictions and rules, people still want to celebrate with friends, families and work colleagues.

Now, award-winning Manchester based San Carlo restaurants, which has six venues across the region, are serving up an appetising alternative for friends, employers and loved ones looking to share the love this festive season.

For the same budget per head as the average Christmas set lunch or dinner with a drink (around £40), you can instead send a San Carlo Christmas celebration gift box.

The luxury, hand-filled boxes contain everything needed to embrace the party spirit, whatever the distance and wherever and whenever needed, at price options to suit all budgets.

All boxes will be hand filled to order and shipped to the address of your choice, company offices or employees’ homes – perfect for treating an employee or loved one whether they’re working from home or at the office.

The bespoke San Carlo turquoise gift boxes look pretty as a picture, decorated with a hand tied branded ribbon.

Each box contains a San Carlo gold embossed gift card and wallet, preloaded with £30, £40 or £50 to be used at all San Carlo restaurants (except Selfridges and House of Fraser) which can be redeemed within 12 months.

So you’ll still be able to treat yourself to some of the finest authentic Italian food in the region, at a date convenient to you.

You’ll also get a bottle of classic Italian drink – either 20cl Prosecco DOC or San Carlo’s own label 10cl pre-mixed Negroni cocktail – as well as a gift bag of confectionery.

“With large gatherings of people likely to be restricted for the foreseeable future we’re all having to rethink how we thank and celebrate with our friends, loved ones and colleagues this Christmas,” said Marcello Distefano, Managing Director, San Carlo Restaurants.

“This comes during what has already been a very stressful year for so many. 

“Sending a gift box is a simple way to deliver a message of thanks wherever needed, people can choose to celebrate as and how they wish at a time that’s best for them.”

Gift boxes cost from £40 and are available to pre-order now, shipping in November and December. For individual boxes go to, or for bespoke/bulk orders and enquiries email [email protected]

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