Restaurants: Christmas Alternatives
Saturday 19 December 1998
131 Greenwich High Road, SE10 (0181-853 3020)
This popular and much-needed addition to the south-east London gastronomic scene is offering three Christmas menus, at pounds 20, pounds 26.50 and their top- of-range menu at pounds 32.50 which includes a glass of champagne.
125-129 Dawes Road, London SW6 (0171-385 9500)
Riverside, Richmond, Surrey (0181-948 2944)
Main courses with a twist at these contemporary American restaurants include chestnut and molasses-crusted rump of lamb, and whole-roasted partridge with brown buttered brussels sprouts.
The Old Vicarage, Church Lane, Shinfield, Berks. (0118-988 3783)
It's a no-turkey zone here. They are offering roasted pheasant garnished with rashers of smoked bacon, breadcrumbs, and cranberries, as well as sea bass, lobster etc.
Mash & Air
40 Chorlton Street, Manchester M1 (0161-661 1111)
Oliver Peyton's Manchester restaurant is offering turkey, but unsurprisingly it's not slices of "white meat" with gravy. Their pounds 21.50 a head menu (available until 24 Dec) features Goosenargh cornfed turkey, sprout risotto with chestnut puree and sage jus.
25 Heddon St, W1 (0171-434 4040)
North Africa prefers pigeon to turkey. The pastilla pigeon is a speciality from the Maghreb consisting of sweet pastry layers filled with almonds and cinnamon and pigeon.
Film Leonardo DiCaprio hunts Tom Hardy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Malaysia issues arrest warrant for Gordon Brown’s sister-in-law after she publishes stories on leader Najib Razak's financial affairs
- 2 Porn block in India: hundreds of sexual websites banned, internet outraged
- 3 Natalia Molchanova: World's most successful free-driver is missing and feared dead after disappearing in Mediterranean
- 4 Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
The Great British Bake Off, series 6, preview: The most popular show on television is back
National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest 2015 winners in pictures
US bookshop offers Go Set A Watchman refunds over false marketing as 'nice summer novel'
Sherlock season 4: Benedict Cumberbatch will be 'a lot less brattish' in Victorian special
Bollywood stars Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar enter Forbes' highest paid actors list for first time
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Labour leadership race: Jeremy Corbyn could be the next Prime Minister, says Ken Clarke