More than 100 Manchester restaurants are offering Rishi Sunak's August dine-out discount

Let’s start by getting it out of the way. Yes, ok, 'eat out to help out' sounds a bit like the government are talking about cunnilingus. Have you finished giggling like a school kid now? Right, let's get on with it. 

Sunak’s (so-called) 50% discount vouchers - see feature box below for the details - come into play in August. They are designed to encourage diners back into restaurants and God knows they need your custom right now.

Discount or no discount, don’t be a no show and do be nice and tip the staff

The scheme is not without controversy. Some restaurants argue that it is not financially viable for them to open seven days in order to offer early week dining at the moment. However, encouraging Monday-Wednesday visits could help social distancing by spreading custom out across the week. It is by no means the answer to the hospitality industry’s prayers - nor is it as good for the diner as other less restrictive vouchers  (just putting this out there) - a discount is a discount and if it helps out your local restaurant in some small way then that’s a win. 

If you are taking advantage of this offer and can afford to spend a bit more - especially on booze, where many restaurants make the bulk of their money - you will really be making a difference. Discount or no discount, don’t be a no show and do be nice and consider tipping the staff, it’s been a really shit year for them. 

Here is our list of the restaurants offering the discount in August:

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Cosy Club in The Corn Exchange are offering the discount on dishes like this spinach tart

20 Stories 1 Hardman Square, Manchester M3 3EB 

Albert’s Chop House 14 Albert Square, Greater Manchester, M2 5PF

Albert's Schloss 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR

The Alchemist 1 New York Street, Manchester, M1 4HD

The Alderley Bar & Grill 50 London Rd, Alderley Edge SK9 7DZ

Almost Famous Unit 2,Great Northern, Peter St, Manchester M3 4EN

Anchors Didsbury 812 Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6UH

Asha’s 47 Peter St, Manchester M2 3NG

Bab 14 Little Lever St, Manchester M1 1HR

Baity 743 Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6RN

Banyan Unit 4, The Corn Exchange, Exchange Square, Manchester M4 3TR 

Baratxuri 1 -3 Smithy Street, Ramsbottom, BL0 9AT

Bill’s 3 Hardman Square, Manchester M3 3EB

Black Milk 88 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LF

Blue Eyed Panda 3 Jersey Street, Manchester, M4 6JA (Mon & Weds only from 4.30-10.30pm, booking essential)

The Botanist 78 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2FW (also MediaCity, Knutsford and Alderley Edge branches) 

Brew Dog Scottish Mutual House, 35 Peter St, Manchester M2 5BG 

Browns 1 York St, Manchester M2 2AW

Bunny Jackson’s 1 Jack Rosenthal Street, Greater Manchester, M15 4RA

Carluccio’s Unit 1, 3 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3EB

Chakalaka 105a Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW

Chapati Cafe 496B Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9AS

Collage Restaurant, Manchester Airport, Manchester M90 3WR 

Common Ground 20 Shaw's Rd, Altrincham WA14 1QU 

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TNQ restaurant have a stupendously good offer on three courses like this

Chillis 24 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JQ

Chimaek Unit 8 The Quadrangle, Hulme Street, M1 5GL

Cosy Club Corn Exchange, 37 Hanging Ditch, Manchester M4 3TR 

Cottonopolis Newton Street, Manchester M1 2AE

Crazy Pedros 55-57 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BQ

Dimitri’s 1-3, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Greater Manchester, M3 4FH

Doner Haus The Corn Exchange, Exchange St, Manchester M4 3TR

Easy Fish 117 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4HY (and Wilmslow - Weds only)

El Gato Negro 52 King St, Manchester M2 4LY

Elnecot Cutting Room Square, 41 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ 

Erst 9 Murray Street, Ancoats, M4 6HS

Evelyn’s 44 Tib St, Manchester M4 1NB

Evuna 277-279 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EW (also NQ, Knutsford and Altrincham branches)

Flight Club Ship Canal House, 98 King St, Manchester M2 4WU (Weds only from 4pm) 

Foundry Project 22-10 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1DH

Franco Manca 12-16 Mosley St, Manchester M2 3AQ

Fumo Ground Floor Unit 1, Peter House, 2-14 Oxford Street, Greater Manchester, M1 5AN

Gasworks 5 Jack Rosenthal St, Manchester M15 4RA

Gino D’Acampo Unit 11, Corn Exchange, M4 3TR 

The Globe 362 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 8AZ (Weds only 4-9pm)

Greens 41-43 Lapwing Ln, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2NT 

Grub 50 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M4 4HF

Gusto 756 Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2DW

Hatch Oxford Road, M1 7ED (various concessions)

Hawksmoor 184-186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB (you can get a 300g 35-day dry-aged rump with chips and sauce for £10 throughout August)

Hard Rock Cafe The Printworks, Manchester M4 2BS (also offering 50% off on Thurs and Fri)

Home Sweet Home 49-41 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW

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Evuna are participating across all venues so you can look forward to a spread like this at a bargain price

I Am Pho 44 George Street, Greater Manchester, M1 4HF

Jasmine StreetCars House, 5 Richmond St, Manchester M1 3HF 

La Bandera 2 Ridgefield, Manchester, M2 6EQ

Levanter 10 Square St Ramsbottom BL0 9BE

Lily’s 85 Oldham Rd, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7DY 

Little Yang Sing 17 George Street, Greater Manchester, M1 4HE

Luck Lust Liquor and Burn100-102 High St, Manchester M4 1HP

Maddison's 60-62 High St, Manchester M4 1EA

Mamucium 6 Todd St, Manchester M3 1WU

Masons Ground Floor, Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BT

The Molly House 26 Richmond Street, Greater Manchester, M1 3NB

Mowgli 16 Corn Exchange House, 37 Exchange St, Manchester M4 3TR

Mughli 30 Wilmslow Rd, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5TQ

NAM MCR Unit 2, 33 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ

Nahm Prik 12 Ashley Rd, Altrincham WA14 2DW 

Noi Quattro 120 High St, Manchester M4 1HQ (Tues and Weds only)

Nudo Sushi Box 44 Oxford Street, Greater Manchester, M1 5EJ

The Oast House The Avenue Courtyard, Manchester M3 3AY

One Plus 42 Charles Street, Greater Manchester, M1 7DB

Pasta Factory 77 Shudehill, Manchester M4 4AN (Tues and Weds only) 

Peaky Blinders 23 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR

Pen & Pencil Fourways House, 57 Hilton St, Manchester M1 2EJ

Penang 92-94 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LJ

Peru Perdu Whitworth Locke Hotel, 74 Princess Street, M1 6JD

Pho 37 Hanging Ditch The Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR

Piccolino 8 Clarence St, Manchester M2 4DW (and other sites)

Porta Chapel St, Salford M3 6BY (Tues & Weds only from 5pm)

Quarter House 11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB

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Tast's Michelin star chef-driven food is on offer in August

Rajdoot Carlton House, 18 Albert Square, Greater Manchester, M2 5PE

Red's True Barbecue Ground Floor, Lloyds House, 18-22 Lloyd Street, Greater Manchester, M2 5WA

The Refuge Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA

The Restaurant Bar and Grill Ridgefield House, 14 John Dalton St, Manchester M2 6JR

Ribeye 2 Isabella Banks Street, Greater Manchester, M15 4RL

Richmond Tea Rooms 46 Sackville Street, Greater Manchester, M1 3WF

Roti Food & Liquor 559 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 8AN

Rozafa 63 Princess Street, M2 4EQ

Rudy’s Pizza Petersfield House, Peter St, Manchester M2 5QJ 

Samsi Regency house, 36-38 whit worth street, M1 3NR

San Carlo Cicchetti 98-116 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2GQ

Selfridges, 1 Exchange Square, Greater, Central, Manchester M3 1BD (various concessions)

Shoryu 1 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1RG

Siam Smiles Deansgate Mews, 253 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN 

Sicilian NQ 14 Turner St, Manchester M4 1DZ

Sigirya 173 Ashley Rd, Hale, Altrincham WA15 9SD

Six By Nico 60 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 2BQ

Sugo 46 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF (Altrincham too)

Sweet Mandarin 19 Copperas St, Manchester M4 1HS

Tampopo 16 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PF (plus an extra 25% off every day) 

Tariff and Dale 2 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FN

Tast Catala 20-22 King St, Manchester M2 6AG

Tattu 3 Hardman Square, Gartside St, Manchester M3 3EB

Thaikhun 3 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF

Three Little Words 12-13 Watson St, Manchester M3 4LP

Tondori Royale 682 Burnage Lane,M19 1NA 

TNQ restaurant 108 High Street, M4 1HQ (express menu is 3 courses for £19.95 so with this scheme customers can have 3 courses for £10) 

Try Thai 52-54 Faulkner Street, Greater Manchester, M1 4FH

Trof 8 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU

Vertigo Unit 9 Jack Rosenthal Street, M15 4RA

Viet Shack 65 Great Ancoats St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5AB

Wagamama Two St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 3LQ

Yang Sing 34 Princess St, Manchester M1 4JY

Yuzu 39 Faulkner Street, Greater Manchester, M1 4EE

Eat Out To Help Out - The Lowdown

  • The scheme runs from 3rd - 31st August
  • Discount available Monday-Wednesday only
  • Discount applies to food and soft drinks only - not booze
  • Although billed as 50% off, maximum discount of £10 per adult or child
  • Dine in only - no discount on takeaways
  • No vouchers need to be bought in advance but booking is encouraged

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