Food of the week: Winter warmers to beat the January blues
Restaurants around the UK are pulling out the stops with special offers to help you beat the January blues.
Between 21 January and 14 February, enjoy a four-course meal that might include local Barley Bridge lamb with gratin potato, cauliflower cheese and crispy sweetbread at Linthwaite House Hotel, Crook Road, Windermere (015394 88600; linthwaite.com) and a room in the hotel will cost you just £20.
Indulge in a four-course lunch of wood pigeon, pumpkin cannelloni and spicy caramel at Le Cercle, 1 Wilbraham Place, London (020-7901 9999; club gascon.com) before the end of January and get a half bottle of champagne with the £19.50-a-head tariff.
Try a "New Year Revitalising Salad" of lentils, carrots, beetroot, cabbage and courgette with roasted tofu, orange-marinated raisins, shooting sprouts and a tahini dressing as part of a special two-course £17.95 January menu at Demuths Vegetarian Restaurant, 2 North Parade Passage, Bath (01225 446059; demuths.co.uk).
Fall hook, line and sinker for the special lunch of local seafood at Fifteen Cornwall, On the Beach, Watergate Bay (01637 861000; fifteencornwall.co.uk). Available between 8 January and 8 February, dishes include Tregida smoked mackerel, pear, beetroot and watercress salad.
Thirty restaurants are offering a two-course lunch or dinner for £15 as part of Dine Around Edinburgh, which runs until 28 February. Try Crombie's famous auld reekie sausage, onion gravy and mashed potato followed by Scotch trifle at Malmaison Brasserie, One Tower Place, Leith, Edinburgh (0131 468 5000; malmaison-edinburgh.com).
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