Perfect for A fresh start

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New year, new cheer

There’s nothing like a fresh start and some January inspiration. We’ve rounded up the best of the Dock’s deals to get you through the wintry months...

A green January or healthy treating? Heart warming winter dishes and cosy pleasures – we all need something to look forward to once the excitement of Christmas subsides. The new year brings a fresh start – the chance to do more of something – or less. But whether you’re taking a comforting approach to the winter months, or a fresh green leaf; whatever you’re doing, do it with purpose and enjoy it! We’ve come up with some Dock-flavoured inspiration...

Green January

Let Maray turn over a new leaf for you… Its Green January plans see it plant a tree for every two tables dining in the restaurant in January. As we all now know, Jan’s the month to go vegan. Maray’s also knocking a huge 50%* off its vegetarian and vegan menus – so you can eat disco cauliflower half price! Whether it’s Veganuary you’re following or Dry January, Maray’s the place to head – there’s also 50% off all alcohol-free cocktails.

*deal runs Sunday to Thursday


Rosa’s Thai will also be serving up a special selection of Veganuary dishes. Jackfruit red curry stir fry with kaffir lime leaves features on the menu alongside banana blossom salad – deep fried tempura banana blossom, served with a side salad and soy and chilli dip. Thai food makes a great vegan meal, as it doesn’t generally include dairy. If you’re got the vegan bug, Rosa’s has made lots of vegan cooking videos, with corresponding recipes, on the website. Log on to find out more, or pop down to the Dock to grab a copy of its great vegetarian cookbook.

Rosa's Thai

Heart warming – belly warming

Sometimes, only a comforting classic will do. If you’re cosying up through the dark days, we’ve got just the winter warmer... Pie Port’s pie and mash is perfect for the colder months. Choose a Pie Port classic – steak and ale, Scouse, cheese and potato or chicken and mushroom pies – or one of its ever-changing seasonal specials, with new combinations like pork pie with chorizo and pork pie with black pudding.

Pie Port
Pie Port

Also scoring high on the comfort factor is Rough Hand Made, where it always feel like the sun is shining. There are few better spots than the window of this amazing bakery – surrounded by the heady aroma of fresh baking, looking out at the Dock in all its wintry glory. Take your pick from the daily specials, grab a coffee, and enjoy every bite.

Rough Hand Made
Rough Hand Made

Locally made treats

Roly’s Fudge Pantry making its mouthwatering menu on site at the Dock. The team there is encouraging us to try something new in January, with one of its super-tasty flavours. And, when you spend £10, you’ll get a free piece of strawberry and champagne fudge, throughout January. That is definitely our definition of health treating!

Roly's Fudge

New year, new cheer

There are plenty of deals to be had as Christmas gives way to a new decade. Start your 2020s in high spirits by saving 50% on main course at PanAm during January – just quote 'Panam50' when you make a reservation.

And Revolucion de Cuba is welcoming all the hospitality people over to the Dock for their Christmas dos. If your December has been spent looking after other people’s Christmas spirit, then you’ll get half price food and 25% off drinks when you order the Christmas menu. That should give everyone something to look forward to…

Revolucion de Cuba’s also announcing the launch of Amigos 2020 – its loyalty scheme. So if you’re a fan of a bargain and love the Cuban community vibes, then keep an eye out for more details.

Revolucion de Cuba
Miller & Carter

And if you’re not, ahem, following Veganuary, we’ve got just the suggestion. Miller and Carter – which got a great write-up in the Guardian before Christmas – is running a two-course set menu for £17.95 from January 6 until February 8, with three courses from £20.95. ‘They are good. I would even edge towards very good,’ it said, and we couldn’t agree more… (All day Sunday – Thursday and Friday and Saturday 12-5).

Are you planning on eating out or going green; shopping local or getting inspired? Whatever you’re hoping the new year brings, pay us a visit and start as you mean to go on. Seize the day!