January may be over, but you can still bag a bargain...
TNQ - 50% off food until 9 February
Get 50% off a la carte on weekdays from midday at The Northern Quarter Restaurant - labelled ‘one of the best modern British restaurants’ by the late AA Gill - when you book online. A la carte options include pan-fried Scottish scallops with chorizo, cauliflower and saffron; and pan-fried halibut with caramelised fennel, crab gnocchi, preserved lemon & chive buerre blanc.
TNQ, 108 High Street, M4 1HQ - Book here
PER TUTTI - 50% off food until 13 February
Fortunately for us, Per Tutti are feeling generous and have extended their half price food offering until mid Feb (available on a la carte and special menus; excludes breakfast menu and two for £10). Up to twelve guests can take advantage when booking online. Tuck into classic modern European dishes, from chicken Caesar salad at £6 to stone-baked pizzas at just £4.25.
Per Tutti, 3-11 Liverpool Road, M3 4NW - book here
EAST Z EAST - 20% off takeaways in February
Sofa so good. Some nights you simply can’t be bothered - either cooking or dining out. Enter eastZeast, who is coming to the rescue with a fifth off takeaways when you come and collect. From Punjabi specials like butter chicken to vegetarian karachis and saffron biryanis, there’s no lack of choice either.
Various locations - check the website
HARVEY NICHOLS - Three courses + cocktail for £22, 4 January - 10 February
The weather outside may be frightful, but the chefs are cooking up something delightful at Harvey Nichols’ second floor brasserie. Winter dining includes three dishes - including the likes of Loch Duart salmon with tagine purée and bergamot lemon tart with basil ice cream - plus limited edition cocktail for just £22. Available Monday 5-6.45pm and Tues-Sat 5-9.45pm.
Harvey Nichols, 21 Cathedral Approach, M1 1AD - book here
JAMES MARTIN - Five-course tasting menu for £30 from 2 January
That means each tasting course at the celeb chef’s restaurant costs just £6. Expect the likes of wagyu ox cheek, celeriac, aubergine, caramelised onion and pea shoots. Add matching wines to the winter-themed gastravaganza for just £17.50 extra. Available weekdays, quote ‘tasting menu’ when booking. T&Cs apply.
James Martin, Manchester235, 2 Watson Street, M3 4LP - book here
GRAFENE - Afternoon tea for £14.50
They’re now well known for fine dining at a reasonable price, and Grafene’s afternoon tea is no exception: various finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry conserve, pumpkin and cranberry loaf, pain aux raisin, macarons and chocolate ganache - all for under £15. There are champagne and prosecco options too. Cheers.
Grafene, 55 King Street, M2 4LQ - book here
DON GIOVANNI - Various deals
Not content with one deal, this Italian institution has several. Tuck into one-course lunch for £7, or get two courses for £12, with options spanning steak to sea bass and lobster ravioli (available 12-3pm daily). Off to the theatre? Then check out the pre-theatre menu, with dishes like fresh gnocchi and grilled salmon at two courses for £15.95, three for £19.95.
Don Giovanni, Peter House, 1-2 Oxford Street, M1 5AN - more info here
VICTORIAN CHOP HOUSES - Two courses £14 / Three courses £17
You can out the pennies and the calories with the Chop Houses’ timely new ‘Chop it Out’ menu: with flavourful menu that are low in fat and carbs, yet high in protein and taste. Every dish contains at least 80g of vegetables, from the oven-baked salmon to the poached chicken with winter crunch salad, and desserts don’t disappoint either: think chocolate and avocado mousse with candied chestnuts… Available at Sam’s, Tom’s and Albert’s weekdays 12-3pm, Mon-Thurs 5.30-7.30pm and all day Sundays.
Various locations - more info here
ROSYLEE - 50% off food until 12 February
Another one extending their January offer, the NQ restaurant and bar are now offering 50% for longer: February is almost as miserable as January after all. The offer even includes Sundays; half price roast dinner with all the trimmings at a significantly trimmer price. Excludes Saturdays, diners must pre-book.
Rosylee, 11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB - book here
YARD & COOP - Free chicken and chips on 8 February
Register online, then squawk to this NQ poultry joint and they’ll give you a free piece of buttermilk chicken with chips - no wings attached. The only bone? There are 1000 to give away: they’ll go down faster than you think so best be an early bird for this freebie.
Yard & Coop, 37 Edge Street, M4 1HW - register here
PINCHJO’S - £4 dishes and selected drinks until 16 February
From Sunday to Thursday, you can get all dishes and selected house drinks for just £4 at this West Didsbury tapas joint: from La Rioja chorizo to traditional tortilla and Santiago citrus cake. Sundays also see £5 selected cocktails from 7-9pm and £10 jugs of sangria. ¡Olé!
Pinchjo’s, 192 Burton Road, West Didsbury, M20 1LH - book here
TAPEO - Various deals
Bringing some Spanish sunshine to these drab winter days, Tapeo’s offers are as varied as their tapas plates. You can still nab 50% off Sunday to Wednesday from 5pm until February 8; failing that, how about a free homemade brownie when you buy a coffee 12-5pm? Or a free pintxo dish with every beer or wine on weekdays, 4-6pm?
Tapeo, 209 Deansgate, M3 3NW - book here
FAVELAS - 30% off food for Confidential readers
This NQ South American bar and cantina is luring in readers with a strictly Confidential offer - just say you’ve seen it on here and 30% will be deducted from your food bill. Menu staples include Portuguese cod fritters, chimichurri rib-eye steak and Feijoada; a hearty national Brazilian stew. Available throughout Feb, exc. Saturdays.
Favelas, 57 Hilton Street, M1 2EJ - call 0161 8060792 to book
THE PEN & PENCIL - 50% off food on Mondays
Pencil yourself in at the NQ favourite for ‘eggs done a million ways, tasty sandwiches, steaks, burgers, salads and more’ - all half price on Mondays when booking online in advance. House burgers with fries and slaw for under a fiver and triple choc nut brownie at just £2? Don’t mind if we do.
The Pen & Pencil, Fourways House, 57 Hilton Street, M1 2EJ - book here
CABANA - Free bottle of prosecco for club card members
Sign up to Cabana’s new loyalty card (available in-store) and you’ll start receiving regular offers, including a free bottle of fizz to share every time you dine at the Brazilian bolthole in February. You’ll also receive a free dessert the minute you become a member (can’t be redeemed during the same visit). Where do we sign up?
The Corn Exchange, Exchange Square, M4 3TR - more info here
CANE & GRAIN - £5 lunch
Forgotten to bring your lunch in again - or just didn’t have the time? There’s more to buying your lunch out than certain overpriced sandwich chains. At Cane & Grain you can get a proper warming meal for just a fiver: choose from bacon cheese burger, Mexican bean burger and ribs - all served with seasoned fries or house salad. Feeling virtuous? There’s a salad and crusty sourdough bread option too. Available weekdays 12-4pm.
Cane and Grain, 49 -51 Thomas Street, M4 1NA - no need to book
TUSK - 25% off food until 12 February
The colonial-style Heaton Moor gaff have extended their January offer to mid Feb - offering a quarter off the likes of monkfish curry, wild boar and chorizo burger and steak frites from midday Sun-Thurs when you pre-book. You can also get Moor for your money on the likes of stone-baked pizzas and a wide range of veggie options.
Tusk, 110 Heaton Moor Road, Stockport, SK4 4NZ - book here
SALVI’S - Two-course lunch for £12.95
Salvi’s are keeping up weekday spirits with a mozzarella taster platter and pizza or pasta for under £13 - available Monday to Friday, midday to 5pm, at both Salvi’s Mozzarella Bar in The Corn Exchange and Salvi's Cucina on John Dalton Street. Considering the quality ingredients - from creamy buffalo DOP to fresh Neopolitan pizzas - it’s a steal.
Various locations - book here
ODD - 50% off food on Thursdays
Odd is starting the weekend early, with half price on all mains: from crispy Beavertown ale battered haddock and ‘proper’ fat chips to crispy crumbed halloumi & avocado stack and the famous house burger. Available 12-9pm, excludes small plates and sides.
Odd, 30-32 Thomas Street, M4 1ER - no need to book
BIERKELLER - 50% off Friday oompah shows for Confidential readers
Start your weekend with some oomph, with 50% off Friday oompah nights at Bierkeller when you quote ‘Man Con’. Enjoy a warm salty pretzel on arrival (accompanied by a sneaky shot) then it’s time for an evening of upbeat, foot-tapping live music - best accompanied by one of their extensive European ales so we’d recommend checking out the upgrades.
Bierkeller, The Printworks, Withy Grove, M4 2BS - call 0845 533 3000 quoting ‘Man Con’ to book