What’s Christmas without indulging on pigs in blankets, peach bellinis and too many mince pies?

Exactly, so we’ve rounded up a few must-do’s this festive period around Boro. As always, if you know of somewhere else we should be shouting about, let us know!

Festive afternoon tea is a must-do if you’re wanting to get in the holiday spirit. Acklam Hall create a spectacular festive Afternoon Tea menu that includes Father Christmas macaroons, red and green battenberg and toffee apple panna cottas. They are also serving up gluten free and vegetarian options plus there’s a Little Elf’s Afternoon Tea available for smaller appetites!

Stottie Company have some delicious new drink flavours to warm you up including honeycomb, egg nog and toasted marshmallow.

The team at Songbird Bakery never disappoint with their incredible cake creations. Check out their Instagram and Facebook to see what special festive treats they are whipping up this season.

Mince pies

Turtle Bay are running sunshine-inspired festive fayre including Christmas half jerk chicken, berry breast chicken and rum-soaked Christmas pudding, plus look out for some Christmas based tipples.

The Vine are masters at creating unique cocktails that complement their delicious menus – we can’t wait to see what’s on the menu this Christmas, keep your eyes peeled on their social media!

Why not head a bit further out to Marton shops and try the Wonky Carrot for a decadent hot chocolate with all the cream and a slice of cake, or head the short hop next door to BLOC which has a great weekend atmosphere, check their Facebook page for live music nights.

Bentley’s Coffee Shop over in the Parkway Centre at Coulby Newham never disappoint with their huge cakes and a large range of hot drinks. We’ve heard they are adding some new flavour additions to their hot drinks menu in December and will be serving up delicious hot chicken and stuffing buns, pigs in blankets and plenty of festive sweet treats.

There are plenty of other cafes, restaurants, coffee shops and pubs across Middlesbrough that are throwing their decorated doors open to Christmas parties. We’ve seen traditional Christmas set menus with all the trimmings from the likes of The Oven, Fellinis, Eliano’s, Central Park, Baker Street Kitchen and Bistrot Pierre, and we know there are plenty more to try! If you’re a local food or drink business let us know what you’re doing for Christmas by messaging us on social media and we can add you to the page.

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Traditional Christmas lunch




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