Manchester city guides

Restaurants near Manchester Christmas markets.


Dylan Mitchell

Just like that, it’s Christmas time again and if you’re anything like us, you’re a sucker for tradition. What’s December without a wholesome visit to the Christmas markets, after all? Perusing homemade Christmas decorations, indulging in a sweet chocolatey treat and sipping on a glass of warm mulled wine - you just can’t beat it!

The festivities don’t have to end at the markets, however. Plus, it’s no secret that these food stalls charge a small fortune that all the Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh in the world couldn’t quite make up for. But with so many unique and affordable tastecard restaurants near Manchester Christmas markets, why not keep the good times going and make an event out of your visit to the city centre? Christmas time is all about making memories with the ones you love, so here at tastecard, we’ve compiled a list of unforgettable eateries that are always on our ‘Good List.’

The best restaurants near Manchester Christmas markets.

Manchester is a cultural hotspot, with hundreds of tantalisingly tasty restaurants dotted around the city centre. So whether you fancy enjoying a homely British meal, prefer a flavoursome Indian or just need some good grub to power your Christmas market ventures, tastecard has got you covered with 2 for 1 meals and 50% off food.

Take a look at our picks for the best restaurants near Manchester Christmas markets and make this a holiday season that the entire family will look back on fondly.

  • Impossible Bar

  • Sangam Manchester City Centre

  • Capri’s

  • Burger King

  • Zizzi

Impossible Manchester Steak

Impossible Bar

Let's be honest, Christmas is all about theatrics and having a jolly old time. So if you’re looking for a restaurant that’s full of cheer, Impossible Bar might just be the spot for you. With its undeniably welcoming ambience and British pub-style food, Impossible Bar has something for everyone! Famous for its whimsical events and unbelievably long drinks menu, why let the fun end at the Christmas markets when you can pop down to Impossible Bar?

We hope a good deal at Impossible Bar is on your Christmas list this year because, like Santa, tastecard always delivers. You can enjoy a whopping 25% off your total bill at Impossible Bar from Sunday to Friday when you become a tastecard member! 


Sangam Manchester Veggie Platter

Sangam Manchester City Centre.

Ginger and cinnamon aren’t the only spices you’ll be enjoying this Christmas! Pay a visit to Sangam and indulge in the irresistible flavours of India. Known for its fine dining spin on the traditional curry house, Sangam is the perfect contemporary spot to make your Christmas market experience all the more memorable! With its stylish interior and glowing ambience, this restaurant is perfect for any festive occasion. The shining star of Portland Street, Sangam is one of the most inviting restaurants near Manchester Christmas markets. Whether you prefer Tandoori meats or classic curry house favourites, Sangam is guaranteed to leave you feeling warm and well-fed!

With your tastecard membership, you can access an amazing 2 for 1 deal from Sunday to Thursday at Sangam.



Capri Italian Manchester


Let’s be honest, everyone loves an Italian! So why not keep the whole family satisfied with enough delicious options to fill Santa’s sack and stick to what you know? Capri’s is the perfect restaurant near the Manchester Christmas markets to visit for a delicious meal that’s guaranteed to please. Whether you opt for a pizza or a pasta dish, we’re confident that both your tastebuds and your bank account will be satisfied when you visit with tastecard.

Our gift to you this festive season is an amazing 25% off your total bill at Capri’s, Sunday to Friday!



Burger King items

Burger King.

We get it! You might want to maximise your time at the Christmas markets but need a quick bite to eat to keep you going and warm you up from the inside, out. When it comes to fast food, you can’t beat a Burger King. This Christmas, the three kings aren’t the only royals bearing gifts, as Burger King has a menu stacked full of delicious presents for you to enjoy all season round!

Enjoy 25% off your total bill at Burger King from Sunday to Thursday with your tastecard membership. 



Zizzi Sea bass


When you’re looking for a place to sit down for a meal after the Christmas markets, It doesn’t get much more convenient than Zizzi. Sat facing the markets themselves at The Corn Exchange, Zizzi’s inviting Italian aroma will be certain to pull you away from the festive crowds. So head on over and tuck into fresh authentic Italian dishes, regardless of whether pizza or pasta is at the top of your Christmas list.

Eat at Zizzi in Manchester with a fantastic 2 for 1 deal from Sunday - Thursday when you join tastecard.


Keep warm with tastecard’s Coffee Club.

Did you know that when you join tastecard, you’re automatically entered into the UK’s largest Coffee Club and gain access to 25% off barista-made drinks? What better time to secure yourself a hot drink than during the winter months while you wander around the Christmas markets and shop tonnes of festive trinkets?

Images sourced directly from partners and/or their Instagram accounts. All restaurants available on tastecard at the time of publishing.

Start saving with tastecard.

Now that you know the best restaurants near Manchester Christmas markets, why not sign up to tastecard today and enjoy a whole range of member perks including 2 for 1s and up to 50% off your bills? That’s not all though, we also offer discounts on a variety of days out and cinema tickets across the entirety of the UK!

tastecard is simply the perfect idea for the foodie looking to explore a variety of restaurants this festive season for as much as half the price, so what are you waiting for? tastecard truly is a Christmas miracle!