This Manchester restaurant is doing hanging turkey kebabs and pigs in blankets burgers

That fondue though...

Clementine Hall Clementine Hall - 19th November 2022

A group of restaurants in Manchester has launched its festive food offering – featuring gravity-defying Christmas food.

The Botanist – which has sites on Deansgate, at MediaCityUK, and in Didsbury – will be serving a festive twist on its popular hanging kebabs this year.

The Christmas skewers will feature orange glazed turkey with all the trimmings, The Hoot reports.

There’s also now an option to turn it into a sharing kebab that includes a chicken, a crispy halloumi and a lamb kofta kebab on a triple-skewer rack.

Served with properly seasoned fries, coleslaw, hummus and flatbread, it’s the perfect option for three diners to tuck into.

The hanging Turkey kebab from The Botanist.
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Another delicious new addition is the turkey and camembert burger with maple glazed bacon and cranberry sauce. The best bit? It comes with a giant pig in blanket sat right on top of it.

There’s also a great selection of new starters and side dishes on the menu, including straight up bowls of pigs in blankets glazed with orange and cranberry, a sharing baked truffle camembert fondue and a three-cheese baked mac ‘n’ cheese.

The truffle camembert from The Botanist.
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Can’t decide between all these festive goodies? Don’t worry because you don’t have to. The Botanist’s hot sharing board now comes with tater tot poutine, turkey koftas, Cumberland scotch egg, mussels in fragrant curry sauce and mac ‘n’ cheese.

The vegan option includes bang bang cauliflower, superfood salad, sweet potato houmous, crispy porcini gnocchi with truffle mustard mayo and roasted tomato soup. It’s the perfect food to nibble on whilst enjoying a few festive drinks between friends.

The hot sharing board from The Botanist.
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The sweet toothed out there can tuck into The Botanist’s signature warm cookie dough dessert that has had a seasonal makeover and now comes with After Eights or Celebrations.


Speaking bout the launch of the new seasonal dishes, James Scott, Executive Chef at The Botanist said: “This time of year is all about celebration and enjoying good food with loved ones and that feels even more so the case this winter after our get-togethers have been restricted for the past couple of Christmases.  

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“With this menu we wanted to showcase a modern take on comfort food with festive flavours that taste luxurious and indulgent, offering our diners a seasonal update to the signature dishes they’ve come to know and love when visiting our restaurants.” 

To take a look at the full menu and to book your table, take a look at The Botanist’s website.

Read more: A pop-up Christmas gift shop has opened in Manchester right next to the Christmas Markets

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